Samsung officially announces ruggedized, business-oriented Galaxy Tab Active

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Roughly a month ago we reported that Samsung had announced a new ruggedized tablet geared specifically for business appropriately called the Samsung Galaxy Tab Active. Today they have officially announced the tablet with a very detailed press release, revealing more information about Samsung’s upcoming device. As we knew before, the Tab Active features a shock-resistant body that is said to hold up after being dropped from as high as 1.2 meters and will be water and dust-resistant. It will also have a removable 4450 mAh battery that lasts up to 10 hours and will feature a ton of enhancements and apps geared towards business. The Galaxy Tab Active should be released by the end of the month and will come in WiFi and LTE-capable models.

You can pre-order this bad boy for $699 directly from Samsung.

Hit the break for the full press release.
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Amazon will offer a new Washington Post application for Kindle tablets and other devices

amazon_logo_kindle_hdAbout a year ago, Amazon’s CEO Jeff Bezos purchased the Washington Post, a national newspaper. Since that purchase, we haven’t seen any indication of Bezos crossing his newly owned newspaper publication and Amazon, but it looks like that might be changing in the near future.

Several employees of the Washington Post have been working on a new application for digital distribution or curated content, and it looks like the app is going to make its debut on Amazon’s Kindle Fire tablets later this year. The app will offer photos and news stories to readers in a tablet-friendly format, probably similar to something like Flipboard. It sounds like Amazon is looking at making this exclusively a tablet app, though, so don’t expect a version for the Fire Phone or anything else when it first launches.
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Straight Talk launches ‘Bring Your Own Tablet’ program

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It has never been easier to get a tablet setup with Straight Talk. The carrier, a partnership between TracFone and Walmart, has launched program that welcomes tablets a customer already owns. The ‘Bring Your Own Tablet’ program urges customers owning tablets compatible with AT&T and T-Mobile networks to get a SIM card with Straight Talk. From there, just choose an appropriate plan and get started.

Source: Straight Talk Blog

Taiwan FCC shows HTC and Nexus 9 in one database entry

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Although there have been plenty of rumors and leaks surrounding the upcoming Google Nexus 9 device, including pretty heavy speculation that HTC is the manufacturer, nothing official has been announced. Even in an FCC filing for the device in the U.S., the alleged device only shows up as a tablet produced by HTC. A new entry from the Taiwan version of the FCC lists the model name for the HTC device as “Nexus 9″ which is probably the closest to confirmation that HTC is producing the device that we will get before any official announcements are made.

The new Nexus 9 announcement could come this week during an HTC press event unless Google wants to make the announcement themselves later this month.

source: NCC
via: G for Games

Here’s the back of the Nexus 9

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I am sure you woke up this fine Monday morning saying to yourself, “Wouldn’t it be nice to see the back of the Nexus 9?” Well you wish has come true, and guess what? It says “Nexus” on the back!! :-) Now there is a little bit of a letdown here. You are probably aware that HTC is making the device, which could mean a lot of metal. If that was your wish, I am sad to report that one won’t come true.


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Verizon will offer the LG G Pad 10.1 with LTE

VK700It looks like Verizon will soon be offering a brand new 10.1-inch tablet with LTE. This time the tablet is made by LG. An jpeg image link has shown up on the LG web site showing something with a model number of LGVK7oo. The WiFi-only version of the G Pad 10.1 is LGV700 so the new model number suggests that it will be coming to Big Red. The 7-inch G Pad on Verizon comes with a model number of LGVK410 where the WiFi-only version has a model number of LGV410.

Other specs include a 10.1-inch IPS display at 1280×800 resolution, a 1.2GHz quad-core processor, 1 GB of RAM with 16 GB of eternal storage and a micro-SD slot. It also has a 5MP rear shooter and a 1.3MP front camera and will have a 8,000mAh battery. There’s no word on when Verizon will get it, but chances are it’ll be before the holiday season kicks off.

source: My LG Phones