Toshiba has unveiled a new tablet that will put them back into the 7-inch market. The Excite 7 joins Toshiba’s Excite Pure, Excite Pro and Excite Write as their smaller sibling. Weighing in at 12.4 ounces, the Excite 7 packs a quad-core processor with 1GB of RAM, 0.3MP front facing camera, and 3MP rear camera while Android 4.2.2 runs the show. Toshiba touts enhanced stereo speakers, 12 hours of general use / 7.5 hours of video playback, and microSD support. Toshiba’s Excite 7 is priced at $169.99 and is available today through Amazon and Toshiba’s website. But be aware that Toshiba has not made the device’s storage known just yet.
It has been fairly quiet on the Nexus 10 front. We haven’t heard a single thing since last month when the current Nexus 10 with 16GB went out of stock and a press render of the next one leaked. Now over on Reddit a frustrated Telefonica employee has unleashed what could be the upcoming Nexus 10 (2013). As you can see in the image, Android 4.4 KitKat is running the show. But interestingly it seems that the Google Experience Launcher is utilized, unlike other Nexus devices that received the KitKat update. Also, this device has a rather thin bezel and it looks like the speaker grill has been shifted to the top rather than two on the sides. And notice the price tag. That translates to $482 over here in the U.S.; however, this is presumably for the model with cellular connectivity. Attached to the Telefonica leak is even a possible release date — November 22.
The second image (after the break) has LG’s watermark smacked on top. This is interesting as Samsung makes the current model. LG also makes the Nexus 5 for Google. LG manufacturing the new Nexus 10 would make sense because it could be the device that received Bluetooth certification two weeks ago. The model number “LG-V510″ appears on both this new image and the certified device. So unfortunately there may not be a Nexus 8 in the works, although Google may want us to believe there is. » Read the rest
Black Friday is coming up in just a few weeks, but Staples already has great deals flowing. You can get any tablet over $149 for $50 off. That includes the new Nexus 7, and brings down the price to $179 for the 16GB version, and $219 for the 32GB tablet. That is an incredible deal for a brand new, top of the line device.
All you have to do to take advantage of this deal is enter the coupon code 24373 while you’re checking out on Staples.com. This deal is only valid today, so be quick!
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For those patiently waiting on Sprint’s version of the HTC One Max, we’ve got some good news for you. After seeing the device pass through the FCC in late October the only question left was when? Thanks to our friends over at Best Buy, their site revealed the device should be available for purchase on November 15th. In addition, to further corroborate this, Sprint’s website lists the HTC One Max’s initial software release as being on Nov 15th. Crazy coincidence or clever timing? So hang in there Sprint fans, it’s coming, and stay tuned because we’ll be announcing it as soon as it’s available. In the meantime, check out these other posts on the giant phablet to keep you busy and feel free to let us know what you think of the monster device in the comments below. » Read the rest
Buyers looking for an NVIDIA powered tablet will be able to buy a Tegra Note 7 tablet beginning November 19th for $199 with pre-orders starting today. The Tegra Note 7 was announced this past September as a partnership between NVIDIA and EVGA to bring an in-house branded tablet device sporting a stylus to market. At the $199 price point, the Tegra Note 7 is slightly less expensive than some other competitors like the Nexus 7 (2013) or the Kindle Fire HDX. However, users do give up some screen resolution as the Tegra Note 7 is only capable of a 1280×800 resolution. Perhaps taking a cue from Google, NVIDIA is shipping the Tegra Note 7 with a “pure” version of Android Jelly Bean. The Tegra Note 7 comes with a stylus that NVIDIA indicates has different “tips” that expand the functionality. You can check out how the stylus works after the break in a couple videos released by NVIDIA in conjunction with the announced availability of the device. » Read the rest
According to new documents, Sony may be working on a WiFi-only model of their Xperia Z Ultra. Sliding through the FCC is a device that is listed as a “mini-tablet” and a “portable handset.” This mystery device has 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, and even a GPS; however, there is no cellular radio. With a screen that is sized at more than 6-inches, is Sony trying to aim for a new market with a small-screened tablet? We’ll just have to wait and see. Stay tuned for more info on the possibility of this interestingly unique device.
It would appear that Verizon is looking to claim its small stake in the affordable tablet market with its new announcement of the “Ellipsis 7“. The Ellipsis 7 tab is the company’s new device hoping to compete with popular small tabs such as Google’s Nexus 7 and Amazon’s Kindle Fire HDX. Specs include a 7-inch 1280 x 800 IPS display, 1GB of RAM, 8 gig’s of on-board storage and a 1.2 GHz quad-core CPU from an unknown manufacturer. The device will be sold as the company’s very own tablet and first in the line of “Ellipsis” devices. It will also sport LTE connectivity and a front facing camera for video chats. It’s been also said the device will be running an OS version close to stock Jelly Bean and confirmed to hit stores on November 7th for $249.99 with no contract.
Only time will tell whether or not the tab can quickly gain ground over Apple and Samsung products, though it’s highly unlikely. Big Red will also include its RedBox Instant streaming service with the package to sweeten the pot a little. We’re sure, being the “first in the Ellipsis family…’ we’ll see another device between 8-10-inches assuming the 7-inch device does well. Do you think this device has what it takes to compete in the already crowded tablet market? Check out Verizon’s page via the source link for more details on the product and if you happen to snatch one up on opening day let us know what you think in the comments below. » Read the rest
Remember that possible Nexus 8 that surfaced on Android’s website over the weekend? Now there’s more of a reason to think that it is indeed real. An LG tablet with the design name “LG V510″ became Bluetooth certified last week. The reason for believing this is the Nexus 8 is because LG’s G Pad 8.3 has the “LG V500″ design name. Do you think LG is going to release another tablet right on the heels of this one? We don’t think so.
If this stays to true Nexus form and mimics another device, we’re looking at a tablet with a full HD IPS display with 273 ppi, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 600 processor, 2GB of RAM, and 4,600 mAh battery. So yes, this would be a welcomed addition to the Nexus family. After Apple’s iPad mini was released, many consumers felt it was the sweet spot for tablet screens. You get a decent amount of screen real estate with portability. As always, stay tuned for this and more information on a new Nexus 10.
Trying to satisfy consumers of all tastes, Samsung is likely producing a new tablet part of their Galaxy Note line. And in true Note fashion, the screen is going to be… bigger. This tablet is rumored to have a 12.2-inch screen with a resolution of 2560 x 1600. Powering it would be Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 800 processor clocked at 2.3GHz with 3GB of RAM. As you can see in the image above, LTE Band 5 is supported, pointing to Korean carriers; therefore, it is unknown if it will make it to U.S. shores. Keep your eyes open for this device. Then again, it’s so large it would be hard not to notice.
One year has passed since Sandy destroyed parts of the East Coast, and now that efforts have been put together to help in the cleanup of the areas affected, Google has decided to do their part.
The company has donated 17,000 Nexus 7′s to New Yorkers affected by the storm, and are being placed in libraries, senior centers, businesses, and community centers. They will be used to support multiple programs, including those outlined by Governor Cuomo earlier in the week: