+ Friday August 23rd, 2019

Tablets, Laptops and Chrome

Alcatel launches new smartphones, tablets and its smartwatch into the Australian market

Alcatel OneTouch wants everyone to know that they’re back – though really, they never left. The company is embarking on a new chapter in its history, and is ready to start engaging with the media (that’s sites like us) to get news and information about their new products out. The …

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Microsoft announces partnership with Samsung, Dell and other manufacturers to supply Office & more on tablets

Since the stewardship of Microsoft switched from Steve Ballmer to Satya Nadalla last year, the company has focused on broadening availability for their apps and services. Office for tablets is now here, and Microsoft recently partnered with Samsung on the Galaxy S6/S6 Edge to supply Skype, OneDrive, and OneNote on …

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Sony starts rolling out Lollipop update to Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact and Xpera Z2 and Z2 Tablet

After announcing the Android 5.0 (Lollipop) update was rolling out to their Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact phones, it appears that Sony has expanded the availability to their recent tablets, as well as their previous flagship phone. Xperia Blog is reporting that the Xperia Z2 and Xperia Z2 tablet …

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BlackBerry teams up with IBM to launch the SecuTablet on a Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5′ Tablet

Blackberry’s last attempts at the tablet market didn’t go particularly well, but that hasn’t stopped them from partnering with IBM through their SecuSmart business unit to launch the SecuTablet that sees BlackBerry’s software running on a Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5′ tablet. The SecuTablet has been designed for the public …

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Google announces updated Chromebook Pixel with up to 12 hours battery life – still not available in Australia

Along with their new Device Store, Google has today finally announced their long anticipated Chromebook Pixel 2. It’s another Halo product, showing exactly what can be done with Chromebook hardware, but as with the first model it’s disappointingly a US-only release. The hardware is pretty darn exciting though, with Google …

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MediaTek announces 2 new processors for both mid-range smartphones & tablets

MediaTek has announced 2 new processors for both mid-range smartphone and tablets at MWC last week. The first new system-on-chip (SoC) is the quad-core MT8173 uses an ARM Cortex-A72 processor which has been designed for upcoming Android Tablets. The MT8173 utilises a 64-bit architecture which merges two Cortex-A72 CPUs and …

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The Nokia N1 tablet is here at Mobile World Congress – it’s everything I’d like a Nexus 8 to be

After they sold their mobile division to Microsoft last year, there wasn’t much expected from Nokia in the form of hardware. But late last year, Nokia surprised everyone by releasing a brand new smaller form-factor tablet, the Nokia N1. Manufactured by Foxconn in China, the tablet has limited availability, but …

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