Demand for Tablets Not Quite As Strong As Recent Media Hype Suggests, Says IDC

No, really?! According to IDC, media tablet shipments to sales channels fell by 28% in the first quarter of 2011. Total units shipped worldwide was estimated to be: 7.2 million. It's not a bad number, but IDC was surprised that "seasonal trends typically found in more mature consumer electronics and computing categories had a notable [...]

ARCHOS Unveils G9 Series 1.5Ghz Dual-core Android Tablets with Up to 250GB of Storage

Got to hand it to ARCHOS for trying and successfully differentiating themselves from the pack. ARCHOS just unveiled two new tablets — the 8-inch (4:3) ARCHOS 80 G9 and 10.1-inch (16:10) ARCHOS 101 G9 -- that offers the fastest processor, the highest storage capacity, and the most capable graphics (full 1080p H.264 video playback) out of any tablet [...]

Consumers Want iPads, Not Tablets?

"Wall Street’s premier sell-side research firm," Bernstein Research, has pretty much concluded that consumers want iPads from Apple, not tablets. Reason being, 50% of U.S. and U.K. respondents (sample size: 200) said their next tablet will be an Apple branded product. What's more, respondents polled said they also prefer iPad's 10-inch screen (actually 4:3 and [...]

VIZIO’s 8-inch Android Tablet to Launch Summer 2011 for $349

Apparently VIZIO is really close to launching their new Android tablet that they gave everyone a glimpse of at CES 2011. The tablet is popping up in a video by NBA player Blake Griffin, is getting coverage by Scobleizer, and is being prepped for sale at Walmart. The two attached videos should get you up [...]

HP Shows Why Its TouchPad Tablet is Different (and Better) Than the Competition

Right now HP needs all the help it can get in letting the public know it's serious about the tablet space. As such, we're willing to give a helping hand. For the most part it seems many are excited by the possibility of what webOS on the TouchPad can bring. It's an open development platform, it offers [...]

Get Ready for a New Crop of Devices: Smartphone Docking Tablets

Looks like Motorola's ATRIX faux-netbook docking setup has captured the attention of tablet producers. Two companies at Computex 2011 have just unveiled their vision for a tablet that's powered by its paired smartphone. It's unclear if or which OS the tablets will run on their own. What we do know is that these devices by [...]

Nielsen Finds ‘Tablets are TV Buddies while eReaders Make Great Bedfellows’

Deciding between an eReader and a tablet is a tough decision for most folks. Tablets provide all the functionality of an eReader through an app, while eReaders by design provide a more soothing reading experience for the eyes — not to mention they're a whole lot cheaper and less energy demanding. So, if you're still [...]

Samsung Demos the First 10.1-inch 300 dpi Resolution Display for Tablets

Attendees of the SID Display Week 2011 International Symposium in Los Angeles are getting a first hand look at Samsung's new 10.1-inch WQXGA (2560 x 1600) format PenTile™ RGBW tablet display created in partnership with Nouvoyance. The LCD screen offers the same resolution density as Apple's "Retina" display, currently found in the iPhone 4, but [...]