Kmart to Sell Augen’s 7-inch Android Tablet for Around $150

Looks like the $199 ARCHOS 7 Home Tablet has some new competition. Kmart has posted a "weekly circular" that lists a 7-inch Android tablet produced by a small, Florida-based company named Augen for $149.99 ($20 off the MSRP). The GENTOUCH78 features Android 2.1 (with Android Market), an 800x480 TFT touchscreen, 800Mhz processor, 2 GB of [...]

Windows 7 Powered HP Slate 500 Listed on HP’s Website

Hmmm not sure what to make of this news. PCWorld has made a discovery. It appears that the HP Slate we were all tracking at the beginning of the year is destined to launch once again after supposedly being shelved in April, according to evidence of a web page on HP.com created July 12th. Spec-wise [...]

Acer on Track to Launch 7 and 10-inch Android Tablets in Q4 2010

DigiTimes is reporting that Acer will launch 7 and 10-inch ARM-based tablets in Q4 2010. The tablets, according to its sources, will "integrate multimedia entertainment capabilities and feature support for Adobe Flash with Android 2.2." Luckily for us, Acer's CEO already gave the press a glimpse of one of their upcoming tablets this past May, [...]

IDC Predicts Media Tablet Demand in Asia/Pacific Will Grow by 65% in 2014 from 2009’s 1.3M Units

So Americans aren't the only ones who are going tablet crazy. Research firm, IDC, predicts shipments in the Asia/Pacific region (excluding Japan) will grow from 1.3 million in 2009 to 9.6 million in 2014. IDC points out that they're specifically referring to 7-12 inch display models running lightweight mobile operating systems like Android, Chrome, iOS, MeeGo, WebOS [...]

Rumor: Nokia May Launch First MeeGo Tablet Q4 2010

Digitimes is teasing readers by stating that their senior research analyst has information supporting that Nokia will be launching an ARM-based, MeeGo-powered tablet PC in Q4 2010. The 7 or 9-inch tablet will be manufactured by the notorious Foxconn and will be pitched to Nokia's telecom partners for retail sale. Until more details are brought to [...]

Ubuntu: ‘We Have No Plans for a Tablet’

Wow, the original reports were wrong (1, 2). Ubuntu has no intention of getting into the tablet biz. Ubuntu's official Community Manager, Jono Bacon, responded to a question on the topic via UStream (00:18:55) on 6/16 by saying: "Folks, we have no plans for a tablet. So we're clear... not that I'm aware of anyway. [...]

Analysts Believe Microsoft Can Still Be a Contender in the Tablet Space

Both Forrester Research and IDC analysts are banging the Microsoft tablet drum. They believe Microsoft can compete with the likes of Android, iOS/iPad, WebOS, but they need hardware partners in order to be successful — and there in lies the problem. HP is going full stream with WebOS after their decision to shelve its Windows Slate [...]

Sneak Peek: Samsung Galaxy Tab P1000 Tablet in Action

Heart Android, but want a tablet with the iPad aesthetic? Check out this leaked video of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Tab P1000 7-inch AMOLED tablet. The device leverages the company's TouchWiz UI and, interestingly, supports both cellular data and voice (similar to the Dell Streak). According to previous reports, the Galaxy Tab will run Android [...]