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Motorola Xoom 2
4.0 stars

Motorola Xoom 2

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It's interesting timing that, having been the first out of the blocks with the original Honeycomb tablet, and having been the Google approved launch tablet, the original Motorola Xoom is now nearly a year old.The hardware has aged, the software has updated... >>

Amazon Kindle Fire
4.0 stars

Amazon Kindle Fire

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Is it a jumped-up e-reader, a cut-price iPad or nothing more than a portable shop window for Amazon’s endless shelves? The Kindle Fire blunders into the tablet wars with something to annoy everyone: an LCD screen to irritate E Ink fans; a GPS-less,... >>

Archos 101 G9
3.5 stars

Archos 101 G9

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Archos were making "tablets" before the majority of manufacturers had even considered it. It had large screen devices before the birth of the iPad and before Android even existed. Of course they were called portable media players in those days, and it... >>

Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9
4.0 stars

Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9

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It’s time to reboot the tablet. Right now, the same word applies to everything from 6-inch jumped-up ebook readers to hulking great 10-inch slabs of glass. Pocket-lint is drawing a line in the sand: everything 9-inches and up is a tablet, everything... >>

Motorola Xoom 2 Media Edition pictures and hands-on

Motorola Xoom 2 Media Edition pictures and hands-on

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Motorola launched two new Android tablets on Thursday, the Xoom 2 and the Xoom 2 Media Edition. Despite sharing a name, the latter "media edition" is the smaller, with an 8.2-inch display. Pocket-lint was on hand to give the new tablet a quick going over... >>

Motorola Xoom 2 pictures and hands-on

Motorola Xoom 2 pictures and hands-on

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Motorola has announced the Motorola Xoom 2, an update to their existing Motorola Xoom, boosting specs and altering the design. We were on hand at the UK launch of the new Android tablet to have a play with the new tablet and bring you our first impressions. There... >>

Asus Eee Pad Slider
4.5 stars

Asus Eee Pad Slider

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It’s not much of an exaggeration to say that the Asus Eee Pad Transformer is one of our favourite Android tablets of all time. In fact, it’s pretty reasonable to argue that the Transformer is the best Android tablet on the market.The optional keyboard... >>

Sony Tablet S
3.5 stars

Sony Tablet S

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Sony is a comparatively late entrant into the Android tablet fray, bringing forth two tablets of very different character. The Tablet S is the rather more conventional of the pair, but Sony does at least manage to differentiate. Is there a place for the... >>

APP OF THE DAY: MadPad HD review (iPad)

APP OF THE DAY: MadPad HD review (iPad)

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Since Pocket-lint started App of the Day back in May 2010, we've covered over 300 interesting applications of all shapes and sizes. Games, productive utilities, educational and reference software titles have all passed through our sweaty mitts, and for... >>

Acer Iconia A100
3.0 stars

Acer Iconia A100

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Steve Jobs doesn't like 7-inch tablets. Hardly surprising, given that Apple only has one tablet, and it's not 7-inches. But Pocket-lint likes all tablets, especially ones that give the people what they want: choice.The Iconia A100 is Acer's most recent... >>

Samsung Windows 8 preview tablet pictures and hands-on

Samsung Windows 8 preview tablet pictures and hands-on

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With no Windows 8 PCs ready, how could Microsoft get developers building the touch-first Metro apps that the new Windows 8 experience needs to shine on tablets? By taking one of the most compelling Windows 7 PCs and tearing the keyboard off.Actually,... >>

Panasonic Toughbook Android tablet pictures and hands-on

Panasonic Toughbook Android tablet pictures and hands-on

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Panasonic is expanding the Toughbook range to include a 10.1-inch Android tablet and we managed to spend some time with the new device at the launch at DSEi in London.The Panasonic Toughbook was labelled as FZ-A1 on the front, something that wasn’t... >>

HTC Jetstream pictures and hands-on

HTC Jetstream pictures and hands-on

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When it comes to tablets, HTC has two. A 7-inch Gingerbread powered HTC Flyer, and the new 10-inch Honeycomb powered HTC Jetstream just announced in the US on AT&T.Keen to see how Honeycomb works on the new 10-inch model and what it looks like in the... >>

Lenovo IdeaPad K1 pictures and hands-on

Lenovo IdeaPad K1 pictures and hands-on

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Lenovo surprised us with the IdeaPad U300s, its Ultrabook that guns firmly at consumers. But we were also pleasantly surprised by the IdeaPad K1, its take on the Honeycomb tablet. It's been doing the rounds for the last few months and we managed to catch... >>

ViewSonic ViewPad 7e pictures and hands-on

ViewSonic ViewPad 7e pictures and hands-on

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We knew that ViewSonic was going to pull the covers off another 7-inch tablet at IFA 2011 and that it was going to be a budget device.Markedly different from their slick ViewPad 7x, the 7e is fairly chunky, features a resistive display and runs Gingerbread,... >>

Toshiba AT200 pictures and hands-on

Toshiba AT200 pictures and hands-on

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Over in Berlin at IFA, Toshiba has been walking round with its chest fully pumped out, telling anyone who'll listen that it's got the skinniest tab in town with the Toshiba AT200.Samsung may have come along all guns blazing with its Galaxy Tab 7.7 measuring... >>

Samsung Galaxy Note hands-on

Samsung Galaxy Note hands-on

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It's hard to know exactly how to describe the Samsung Galaxy Note. It's not a smartphone, it's not a tablet, in fact, it's probably more like a media player, but boy does it do much much more.For starters, it has a meaty 5.3-inch screen - a Super AMOLED... >>

Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 pictures and hands-on

Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 pictures and hands-on

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Lighter than a super model's lunchbox and faster than a kid full of Sherbet Dib Dabs, the Galaxy Tab 7.7 is Samsung's second foray into the market with a 7-inch tablet device, and this time it seems as if it's bang on the money.Last year was perhaps too... >>

Samsung Series 7 Slate PC pictures and hands-on

Samsung Series 7 Slate PC pictures and hands-on

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You might scratch your head at the name of the Slate PC Series 7, but we can see the logic, even if it ends up being a bit of a mouthful. The idea is to separate this "slate PC" from Samsung’s existing line of Galaxy Tabs.In reality, yes, this is a... >>

Sony Tablet P pictures and hands-on

Sony Tablet P pictures and hands-on

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While the Tablet S sports a "folded magazine" design, the clamshell design of the Tablet P is likely to be more controversial. The fact that the Tablet P comes equipped with 3G as standard and not an option is a clear indicator of exactly where Sony sees... >>

Sony Tablet S pictures and hands-on

Sony Tablet S pictures and hands-on

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They may be arriving at the Honeycomb tablet game a little late, but you can never underestimate a company like Sony. Howard Stringer, Sony president and CEO, took to the stage at IFA 2011 to kick off a run of new product launches saying that it’s “not... >>

APP OF THE DAY: My First Trainz Set review (Android)

APP OF THE DAY: My First Trainz Set review (Android)

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Some apps are cool, they carry with them a sort of social edge that gets you noticed when you mention you play them. Others are not cool, they are guilty pleasures that rapidly descend you into the world of app addiction, never to return. My First Trainz... >>

Acer Iconia A100 pictures and hands-on

Acer Iconia A100 pictures and hands-on

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It feels like it's taken a long time for 7-inch Honeycomb devices to show up. And then, as always, several turn up at once. The Acer Iconia A100 is the most recent and offers many of the usual features. Ours is a Wi-Fi only model, with 8GB of built-in... >>

ViewSonic ViewPad 7x
4.0 stars

ViewSonic ViewPad 7x

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ViewSonic said they would touchdown early with a 7-inch tablet and here we have it. The ViewSonic ViewPad 7x joins a market that already seems saturated. But has the age of the 10-inch tablet passed? At 7-inches we pass into new territory, a type of device... >>

SD cards rejoice as Android 3.2 lands on Motorola Xoom

SD cards rejoice as Android 3.2 lands on Motorola Xoom

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We’ve been waiting for the Android 3.2 update for the Motorola Xoom since details first emerged in mid-July; the HTJ85B update pushed out over the weekend brings a couple of new features to the Google-flavoured Honeycomb tablet. We’ve previously... >>

Wacom Bamboo Stylus for iPad hands-on

Wacom Bamboo Stylus for iPad hands-on

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Having used and dismissed numerous iPad capacitive styluses (or styli, if you prefer), we were wondering if we'd ever find one that works with the tablet sufficiently, or whether we'd have to look at entirely different devices (HTC Flyer?) for applications... >>

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Book Cover hands-on

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Book Cover hands-on

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We've reviewed the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 on Pocket-lint already, so are well prepared for the device's UK-wide release tomorrow (4 August), but are you? For example, have you considered what accessories you're going to match with the Android (Honeycomb)... >>

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Keyboard Dock hands-on

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Keyboard Dock hands-on

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The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 (mark 2) goes on general release in the UK tomorrow (4 August - read our review here) and along with the tablet device itself, there are several accessories hitting the stores at the same time.One of those is the Keyboard Dock,... >>

Sony S1 and S2 shown in London

Sony S1 and S2 shown in London

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The Sony S1 and S2 Android Honeycomb tablets have broken cover in London albeit still behind the safety of a thick, nailed down glass case. The two, currently software-less, prototypes have made their first UK appearance giving some clue as to what their... >>

Acer C110 Pico projector hands-on

Acer C110 Pico projector hands-on

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Acer has just announced the ultra-dinky C110 Pico projector complete with tablet compatible USB power. The Pocket-lint gang were lucky enough to grab a quick play with the new C110 at an Acer event. First thing we did? Shine it in our eyes of course!Pick... >>

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1
4.5 stars

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1

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With the arrival of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, the size and form factor of tablets are finally set in stone. A year ago, tablets could have gone anywhere - they could have become neat and compact like the BlackBerry PlayBook and the first Samsung Tab,... >>

HP TouchPad
4.0 stars

HP TouchPad

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For many, separating the HP TouchPad from it’s webOS Palm origins will be difficult. It picks up many of the nicer features of the Pre phones, including the Touchstone wireless charging option, and of course an operating system that offers the sort... >>

Archos 101 and 80 G9 tablets hands-on

Archos 101 and 80 G9 tablets hands-on

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As Archos unveiled their latest products in the UK, we managed to get our hands on the new G9 tablets, which come in 10- and 8-inch screen sizes. They represent exceptional value for money, being the cheapest Honeycomb tablets we’ve seen so far. As... >>

BeBook Live
3.5 stars

BeBook Live

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BeBook have made a departure from their previous E Ink ebook readers and ventured into the world of the Android tablet. The BeBook Live is a 7-inch LCD tablet that comes along offering Android 2.2 (Froyo), so in many ways is typical of the cheaper end... >>

Acer Iconia Tab A500
4.0 stars

Acer Iconia Tab A500

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The Acer Iconia Tab A500 is Acer’s 10.1-inch Android tablet - as designated by the “A” in it’s product name, unlike the “W” of the W500 tablet that we reviewed previously. At 10.1-inches it faces a number of Honeycomb rivals such as the Asus... >>

BlackBerry PlayBook designer cases hands-on

BlackBerry PlayBook designer cases hands-on

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Its not often that you get as prestigious a company as Ettinger turning its design expertise to that of the technology world. But the leather goods manufacturer has gone and done just that, turning out a set of oh-so-special cases for the brand new BlackBerry... >>

ViewSonic ViewPad 7x hands-on

ViewSonic ViewPad 7x hands-on

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Yesterday, the Internet was awash with pictures of the ViewSonic ViewPad 7x, but as that specific model was a pre-production unit held together with sticky tape, Blu-tack and the tears of a baby unicorn. It seemed as if that was as good as it would get... >>

LG Optimus Pad
3.0 stars

LG Optimus Pad

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What is the right size for a tablet? 9.7-inches? What about 7-inches, or maybe 8.9-inches? If you’re struggling to answer that question, don’t worry, tablet makers are too, and so we have the latest challenger to Honeycomb tablet market: the LG Optimus... >>

Asus 3D Eee Pad MeMO: Glasses-free tablet 3D, we go hands-on

Asus 3D Eee Pad MeMO: Glasses-free tablet 3D, we go hands-on

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Asus has confirmed that its MeMO tablet, first announced at CES in January, will be getting a new screen ahead of its launch later this year and Pocket-lint's in Taipei to check it out. The new Honeycomb powered Eee Pad MeMO 3D was announced at the company's... >>

Hannspree HANNSpad
3.0 stars

Hannspree HANNSpad

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Tablets may be the gadget of the moment, but their relatively high prices still put them out of reach for many tech fans who simply can't spare the funds for what is, essentially, a toy for grown-ups. Even those that turn their noses up at Apple products... >>

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 (Google I/O edition)
4.0 stars

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 (Google I/O edition)

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The limited edition of the Samsung Galaxy tablet handed out to developers at the Google I/O conference gives a good example of what you can achieve with an Android tablet, as well as the limitations.When we first tried out the 10-inch Galaxy Tab in and... >>

Asus Eee Pad Transformer
4.5 stars

Asus Eee Pad Transformer

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The Asus Eee Pad Transformer combines a 10.1-inch Honeycomb tablet with an accessory keyboard that looks to put other docking, and non-docking, tablets to shame. When the Eee Pad Transformer was first announced it drew a smirk from us, but seated on the... >>

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 (Google I/O edition) hands-on

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 (Google I/O edition) hands-on

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Google I/O (Google's annual developer conference) attendees in San Francisco got a very nice surprise this week, a shiny new limited edition Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 to take away with them. Of course Pocket-lint was on hand to grab a hands-on with the... >>

BeBook enters the tablet market - we go hands-on

BeBook enters the tablet market - we go hands-on

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BeBook, the Dutch eBook specialist, has announced its first Android tablet - the Froyo packing BeBook Live."Froyo?" we hear you cry. "But it isn't 2010 anymore".We know, we know - but if you've not got £500+ to splash on a Honeycomb tablet, and you want... >>

HTC Flyer
4.0 stars

HTC Flyer

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The tablet market is heating up and heating up fast. So what makes HTC think that it has what you need when it comes to a tablet? Some have called out some glaring spec shortcomings of the HTC Flyer. Can HTC overcome and weave its magic with HTC Sense?... >>

BlackBerry PlayBook
4.0 stars

BlackBerry PlayBook

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Six months after it was first announced in San Francisco, Research In Motion’s tablet is finally here. But has it been worth the wait, should you be resisting your urges for an iPad, and has RIM with its new operating system got what it takes? We’ve... >>