Polaroid L Series tablets announced at CES 2015

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Polaroid’s new Socialmatic Camera was not the only device the company announced at CES 2015. Polaroid also announced the availability of a new L Series line of tablet devices. The L Series consists of two tablets, the L7 which is a 7-inch tablet and the L10, a 10.1-inch tablet, both of which will come with Android Lollipop. Polaroid is clearly going after entertainment consumers with the tablet line as indicated by CEO Scott Hardy’s statement, “Our L Series provides consumers with super-fast quad core processing speeds allowing for faster performance and less wait times when watching movies, playing games or surfing the web.  In addition the L Series’ sleek design and affordable price point make it a great choice.”
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Remix tablet hopes to replace your laptop

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During CES 2015 this year, one of the new devices that was unveiled was the Remix tablet from Chinese company Jide. The Remix tablet hopes to achieve the same thing that Microsoft is trying to do with their Surface tablet devices – cobble together a device that can replace a laptop computer with something that brings the advantages of a tablet device. Unlike the Surface line of devices, Remix has decided to load their tablet with the Android operating system.
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New Magellan RoadMate GPS built on top of Android

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In the world of GPS, over the past few years there has been an ongoing struggle between smartphone software producers, like Google with their Maps product, and dedicated GPS unit manufacturers like Garmin, TomTom and Magellan, to incorporate the best of both worlds into one platform. The software available on mobile devices increasingly has matched dedicated GPS features, notably the ability to access satellite signals when cell coverage is lost, while GPS units keep adding features from smartphones like live traffic and weather updates. At CES 2015, Magellan is announcing a new device targeted at professional drivers that takes the best of their platform and puts it on a 7-inch tablet powered by Android.
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Dell Venue 8 claims world’s thinnest tablet title, implements Intel RealSense

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Dell is probably not the first name that comes to mind when thinking about Android tablet devices, but the company hopes to change that. The Dell Venue 8 7840, which has been in the works for a while, is finally available for retail purchase. The tablet can be purchased through Best Buy for $399. Dell brings a couple unique features to the table with the device that may make it worthwhile to look at.
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Latest leak indicates more HTC Hima line devices to launch next year

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After alleged specs for HTC’s next flagship smartphone surfaced a few days ago, including the codename Hima for the project, Twitter tipster @upleaks is back with information on several other devices HTC is working on. The devices include several variants in the Hima line of smartphones along with a new generation Butterfly smartphone for the Japanese market and a new HTC branded tablet.
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Black Friday Deal: Expansys drop up to 80% off smartphones, tablets, wearables and more!

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Expansys has just kicked off its Black Friday deals, slashing up to 80% off a whole host of smartphones, tablets, wearables and accessories while stocks last. Some of the biggest reductions include a Sony SmartWatch with ‘Limited Edition” Swarovski strap for $59, a Galaxy Alpha (32GB) for $499 and a Sony Wireless DR-BTWN200M headset for $49.

Hit the break below for a selection of our favorite discounts the retailer is currently offering.


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[Deal] Lenovo bundling the A7 Tablet with headphones and case for $100

lenovo A7 tabletLenovo’s A7 tablet offers a solid mid-range option for someone that needs something portable and functional. Today, you can snag one with a couple of accessories for just $100.

The tablet features a 1280 x 800 screen, a quad-core processor, and 8 GB of internal storage for apps and games. Unfortunately, it’s still running Android 4.2, but to compensate this bundle throws in a pair of JBL in-ear headphones and a Samsonite folio case. Not a bad deal, especially for the price.
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Qualcomm MDP/T adds tablet to Snapdragon 810 development device family

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Earlier today we learned that Qualcomm was making available a new smartphone for developers to use as a reference platform based on the forthcoming Snapdragon 810 processor. It turns out the smartphone is not the only form factor getting this treatment from Qualcomm. The company is also making available the MDP/T which is a 10.1-inch tablet powered by the Snapdragon 810.
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A phone and tablet in one? It’s not far off, with foldable displays

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The concept of a universal is pretty cool, mostly because you can control many of your home’s devices, lights, heating, etc. with the push of a single button on one controller.

But the common theme here is the combination of multiple functions into one device — so what if you could have one device, with the functionality of both your tablet and smartphone?


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