Samsung and Barnes & Noble continue the Nook line with the Galaxy Tab S2 Nook

galaxy tab s2 nookRemember Barnes & Noble’s Nook tablets? They didn’t fare so well against cheaper Android tablets and Amazon’s Kindle lineup, but the bookstore attempted to keep the family going with a co-branded Galaxy Tab 4 from Samsung. It didn’t do too well either, partly due to performance issues and partly because most people aren’t buying dedicated e-readers when their normal tablets can handle that job without any problems. Read more

NVIDIA is behind schedule shipping SHIELD Tablet replacements after issuing worldwide recall

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Nvidia issued a voluntary, worldwide recall for its SHIELD tablet at the tail-end of July that applied to devices with the ‘Y01‘ battery installed. The recall was issued because the ‘Y01′ battery had been found to overheat, thus posing a potential fire hazard. The way that Nvidia immediately issued a worldwide recall, along with a definitive strategy of making it right by collecting and replacing the affected devices, garnered the company some well-deserved compliments. As is often the case, though, even the best-laid plans can suffer from snags and glitches when exposed to real-world conditions, as shown by the email that is being sent to customers.

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Acer’s Predator 8 gaming tablet will officially be available in November for $299

acer predator 8 gaming tabletAcer’s anticipated Predator 8 gaming tablet finally has an official release date and pricing, and it’s pretty reasonable for something that’s designed primarily to play games.

The Predator 8 sports an 8-inch 1080p display with an Intel Atom CPU and 2 GB of RAM, plus options for 32 or 64 GB of internal storage and a microSD card slot. The screen is touted as being incredibly precise with a 100% NTSC color gamut rating, too. Acer has included four front-facing speakers on the aluminum frame of the device, plus enhanced tactile feedback for gaming. Read more

Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 goes on sale through Sprint on September 3rd

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Sprint has announced they will start selling their 4G LTE capable version of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 on Thursday, September 3rd. The tablet will be available online, through Telesales, or in Sprint retail locations. Buyers can opt for one of three payment methods for the Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 including the Sprint Easy Pay program with payments as low as $27 per month with zero down, on a two-year service agreement for $548, or full-retail with no contract for $648. Along with the up-front cost of the device, buyers will have to select a Sprint data plan starting at $10 per month for 100MB of data and going up or add the device to a Sprint Family Share Pack for a $10 per month access charge.

source: Sprint