The FCC may have spoiled the surprise months ago, but Archos has taken to Facebook to officially reveal the new member of its Elements range — the Archos 80 Cobalt. As you may have guessed from the familiar size codification, the WiFi-only slate sports an 8-inch capacitive screen filled with 1024 x 768 pixels, supporting 1080p video playback. The other specs you’ll want to know include the dual-core processor running at 1.6GHz, 1GB of RAM and 8 gigs of on-board storage, expandable with a microSD card of up to 64GB. Modest 2-megapixel and 0.3-megapixel shooters occupy the back and front of the 0.48-inch (12mm) thick tablet, respectively, which weighs in at a solid one pound (470g). There’s no word on a release date or pricing for this ICS device, but we’d imagine the answers are “soon” and “under $200.” Any more than that, and we can’t see people choosing it over, say, a Nexus 7, even if it does have an extra inch on the competition. Gallery: Archos 80 Cobalt Android tablet Filed under: Tablets Archos adds the 80 Cobalt to its ICS tablet range: 8-inch screen, 1.6GHz CPU and 1GB of RAM originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 31 Oct 2012 09:30:00 EST.

With the recently announced Samsung Nexus 10 we get a powerful Android 10-inch tablet that even manages to beat out Apple’s retina display. The only question left is whether or not the tablet’s excellent resolution is good enough to compete with in-print magazine pages. Google+ user “Romain Guy” has now posted some pictures to his plus page that shows off a couple shots of the Nexus 10 running a few pages of a virtual magazine. The self-shot images are very high in quality and compare the tablet side-by-side with actual print versions of the same publications. While a few readers with extremely keen eyes might still prefer the print version, the display on the Nexus 10 is nothing short of amazing. With its 2560 x 1600 display and impressive Exynos 5250 CPU, the Nexus 10 is clearly raising the bar when it comes to 10-inch tablets. For those who need the reminder, other specs include a Mali T604 GPU, stereo speakers, 2GB of RAM, NFC, 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, a 5MP back cam, a 1.9MP front cam and Android 4.2. The Nexus 10 will be available starting November 13th via Google Play in the United States, Australia, United Kingdom, France, Spain, Germany, Canada and Japan. Pricing starts at $399 for the 16GB version. What do you think of the new Nexus tablet, are you planning on picking up a Samsung Galaxy Nexus 10? Related Posts Google Nexus 10 spotted on Picasa, not known if it’s a Samsung tablet How to Print Wirelessly with Android – Google Cloud Print Beta for Android Samsung Nexus 10 officially announced

We don’t know if it’s because it didn’t get the gala presentation we were all expecting to (damn you, Sandy!), or because it’s double the price of the Nexus 7, but the Samsung-Google Nexus 10 doesn’t seem to be in the spotlight much. I mean, we heard about its specs and we saw it starring in some official pics, but that’s pretty much it. No hype, no marketing and very few things about availability. Until now, at least, because we finally have something that could bring a sense of excitement around the “iPad killer”. Upon announcing the 10-incher on its official website, Samsung Korea might have spilled the beans – intentionally or not – on one particular feature of the tab we didn’t know about. In a promotional spec image, the Nexus 10 was listed with 16, 32 and 64 GB of on-board storage, despite Google only announcing the former two versions on Monday. Sammy’s Korean branch quickly backed out and corrected the “mistake”, now listing the Nexus 10 with just 16 and 32 GB of internal memory. Needless to say that we aren’t very convinced this was an error in the first place and we think this was either a well-thought tactic of raising some buzz or a mistake in the sense that the detail wasn’t supposed to be revealed at this point. Either way, we really hope the 64 GB Nexus 10 will prove real, especially that the tablet, just as any other Nexus device, lacks a microSD slot. Of course, if there is such a model, it will most likely cost $599, but that might be a small price to pay for Nexus 10’s display, performance, software and storage space. Do you guys agree? Would you welcome a 64 GB version of the tab? Related Posts South […]

We last mentioned the Samsung GT-N5100 tablet just a few days back. At the time the tablet, which is said to be a 7-inch Galaxy Note was getting the Wi-Fi and DLNA certifications. Interestingly enough, those certifications showed the tablet as the GT-N5100 and GT-N5110, which could indicate a Wi-Fi only and a cellular connected device. More recently here, it looks like another little tidbit has been revealed. This latest bit is the display resolution. And yes, before anyone goes any further wondering — the device will have an HD display. A bit more specifically, the GT-N5100 will have a display resolution of 1280 x 800. On this note, given the resolution of the Galaxy Note 2 and the Galaxy Note 10.1 — we are not all that surprised. The one catch here, while all of this is beginning to sound good — we have yet to get any sort of official announcement from Samsung. Still, those who may have been hoping to get a Galaxy Note 7 (GT-N5100) may soon be in luck. Otherwise, there is some mixed feelings in terms of the display size. Some are suggesting it will be a straight 7-inch display and others feel that it will be a 7.7-inch display. Aside from the display, the Galaxy Note 7 is also believed to have a quad-core processor, and of course, the S Pen which is already available with the Galaxy Note 2 and the Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet. We would also expect, or hope, that this device will launch with Jelly Bean. Finally, the timing for an announcement could be interesting. It seems we have not seen all that much in terms of leaked detail just yet. Or in other words, it appears as if the release date is not close. Unfortunately what that could […]

Perfect as the Nexus 7 is for some, those who long for a slate that has a microSD slot and a micro HDMI port have no choice but to look elsewhere. If you don’t want to spend more than $250 on your next 7-inch tablet purchase, the Acer Iconia Tab A110 is a worthy candidate. As scheduled, Acer has started selling its Iconia Tab A110 tablet in the US. You can get the quad-core tab on Amazon for just $230. Given that the tab is powered by a 1.2GHz NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core processor and comes with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean out of the box, we know what you’re thinking. What’s the catch? Your skepticism isn’t entirely unfounded. If you’re used to a tablet life on the HD display highway, you won’t be too happy to hear that the Acer Tab A110 only comes with a paltry 1,024 x 600 resolution. The rest of the specs are pretty standard, as the tablet features 1GB of RAM, 8GB internal storage, WiFi b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0, and 2MP camera on the front. If you don’t mind the low-res display, and absolutely need that expandable storage on your tablet, going with the Tab A110 isn’t a bad choice to make – especially at $230. Related Posts Acer announces the Iconia Tab A110 (again!), coming soon with Jelly Bean on board Acer Iconia Tab A110 7-inch tablet unveiled, to come soon with ICS, Tegra 3 and sub-$200 price tag Acer Iconia Tab A110 tablet U.S. and Canadian pricing and release date announced

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HP couldn’t help but harsh the mellow of cutting-edge workers when it revealed the ElitePad 900 wouldn’t ship until January. Still, there’s less chance of any setbacks now that we know the FCC has rubber stamped the Windows 8 tablet. The version passing through the agency is a 3G model for mobile road warriors and touts the 850MHz, 1,700MHz and 1,900MHz bands we’d expect to for HSPA on AT&T, T-Mobile and Canadian networks. Few other surprises exist; we’re mostly happy to know that NFC exists alongside dual-band 802.11n WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0. No, the approval won’t be much consolation to the suits and ties wanting a tablet of their own as of yesterday, but it should be a relief to IT managers planning a much more creative use of the company budget in 2013. Filed under: Tablets, HP HP ElitePad 900 travels to the FCC, brings pros closer to Windows 8 tablet utopia originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 31 Oct 2012 01:07:00 EST.

The iPad mini has been rumored for nearly as long as the original iPad has existed, but it wasn’t clear early on how many of those rumors were based on fact and how many were based on hope. Hope, that was, for a smaller, more portable tablet that would bring access to all the Apple ecosystem had to offer, in a package you could easily hold in one hand. Specifically, a package more affordable than the 10-incher. That’s this, the 7.9-inch, $329 iPad mini that sports a screen with the same resolution as the iPad 2 — only smaller. As we put this one through its paces it quickly became clear that this is far more than a cheaper, smaller iPad. This is a thinner, lighter device that deserves independent consideration. In many ways, it’s actually better than the 10-inch slate from which it was born. But is it better for you? Join us after the break as we find out. Gallery: Apple iPad mini review Continue reading iPad mini review Filed under: Tablets, Apple iPad mini review originally appeared on Engadget on Tue, 30 Oct 2012 21:00:00 EST.

Looking for an easy way to dual boot Android 4.1 Jelly Bean on your Nook Tablet? N2A Cards has a new SD card solution that will allow you to do just that. To get started you need to buy a pre-loaded special microSD card or you download the file for $20 and put it on an existing Class 4 microSD card. For those that want to go down the pre-packaged route, there will be several card sizes to choose from ranging from 8GB up to 64GB. The pricing will start at $30 for the 16GB microSD and will go up to $90 for the 64GB card. The pre-loaded Jelly Bean cards will start shipping on November 1st, or you can download the file immediately. This is probably one of the easiest ways to boot Jelly Bean for those that haven’t done hacks or mods like this before, but only if you are willing to pay for something like this. For those that are wondering, the N2A Cards are based on Cyanogenmod, which typically is free and widely supported by an active online community. If you have a bit more technical know-how you could always head over to the XDA developers forum and learn how to prepare a dual boot for your tablet without paying for something that you can get at no additional cost with a bit of little work. The choice is yours. Related Posts Android Jelly Bean Goodies: Boot Animation and Wallpapers Matias Duarte explains Tablet UI in Jelly Bean and why Nexus devices have no SD card Samsung announces high-speed 64GB UHS-I SD and microSD cards

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