Alcatel OneTouch has thrown some interesting takes on hardware and software onto the market. One of the best mid-range smartphones of 2015? The Idol 3. Native screen video capture? The Go Play. A nose-to-the-grindstone budget Android tablet? The Pixi 3 (8), released last March. A nose-to-the-grindstone budget Windows tablet? Wait, what?
Windows 10 Mobile gets to stretch its hamstrings with not only a lunge at a large screen, but a reach down to a barebones spec sheet. With a Snapdragon 210 and 1GB of RAM, how will the Alcatel OneTouch Pixi 3 (8) with Windows 10 Mobile make do [...]
We’ve been on-and-off on what this Pixel C tablet has been about. For Google, the Chromebook Pixel-offshoot represents several things: its first original manufacturing push, its psuedo-Nexus tablet entry for 2015 — a convertible one at that — and its developer showcase for what Android can do on large canvasses. Whatever went into this tablet, we’re all now about to witness it.
The Google Store now has the 32GB variant Pixel C up for sale starting at $499. The 64GB version costs $100 more. A standard keyboard attachment and a folio keyboard are selling for [...]
Microsoft has been good at chasing business with its Surface line of tablets. Airlines, police departments and other businesses have been well-equipped with the convertibles. The NFL struck a $400 million to replace all 32 of its teams’ paper playbooks with Surface Pro 3 devices and they initially didn’t go to good use, being placed under the clipboards and the old sheets of paper those tablets were supposed to replace. They also got called iPads.
Nowadays, the Surface Pro 3s get some proper use when they’re properly functioning. They were not properly [...]
Updated December 9: The Nexus 6 has been dropped from the Google Store.
Step back from the food court, I repeat, step back from the food court. Move away from the deals. Seriously, though, you might be on a sales safari come this weekend or a cyber chase on Monday. If you’re the type of person to give away phones and smartwatches for the holidays, though, it helps to actually consider what you’re getting and how it fits the person you’re getting it for.
Like a sommelier does with wine, we’re given you our suggestions on what phones to look for when [...]
What does ATIV even stand for? Whatever the case may be, Samsung decided to associate that brand with its Windows products. While the Windows Phone/Windows 10 Mobile schedule has been extremely light, the company seems to be recommitted to the notebook form factor. And it’s doing so with two new Windows 10 entries and also some unique punches for each of them.
The ATIV Book 9 Spin, pictured above, is a 13.3-inch convertible laptop/tablet hybrid. The more conventional, but grizzlier ATIV Book 9 Pro’s screen measures in at 15.6 inches with a 4K display, also touchable. [...]
Acer is getting ready to go all-in for an afternoon of Windows 10 desktops, laptops, tablets and phones to show you what it can do with them. You’ve got to admire the company for being an underlying current in Taiwan between the struggling HTC and the decently-performing ASUS. But once in a while, Acer should get to shine, too, just after Microsoft had its own Windows 10 devices event.
And so it will shine with the Acer Windows 10 Global Press Conference in Taipei on Monday, October 12 at 2pm local time (2am Eastern). You can check out the livestream Acer has set up for [...]
The Surface Pro series turned the corner on the age of stationary computing for Microsoft. The migration of all the hard components from keyboard area to screen bulkhead made for some interesting innovations in the keyboard and stylus accessories.
The Surface Pro 3 made a pretty good impression on us, but the newer, lighter, stronger and faster Surface Pro 4 had the whole room at Microsoft’s Windows 10 devices event wowed.
There’s also a newer, lighter, stronger and faster* Type Cover keyboard that includes a fingerprint sensor for Windows Hello. That cover [...]
The debut of Microsoft’s first laptop-format computing solution has everyone in tech circles abuzz (you can find my opinion on what this device as well as the Surface Pro 4 might mean for the proliferation of “detachable computing” here). And it has heavy-duty white collar wearers pondering their options.
It has a 13.5-inch screen that’s fully detachable from the extensive and craftily-designed keyboard attached to it.
You could say that while the Surface tablet series migrated all the necessary hardware features screenside, the Surface Book put [...]
And if your socks aren’t knocked off by that price, wait until you see how high it can go. Apparently, that’s the way the former PC division of Sony is kicking off business all by itself. And it’s not afraid to join in the fray with Apple and Microsoft for king of the productivity tablet.
The 12.3-inch Z Canvas is meant for the creative types — VAIO calls out photo editors, illustrators and graphic designers — who need the versatility of a detachable keyboard and the precision of a digitized stylus.
The device itself comes in an aluminum alloy [...]
All the leaks did what they were supposed to. Numbers next to the letters GPU, RAM, GB and plenty of other acronyms and symbols have been put into place. So, when the Nexus phones came out of the gate during today’s presser, we weren’t exactly buzzing about what was up with the hardware there. We’ve been calling this 75-minute affair the “Google Nexus event” when it really should’ve been called “The Software Show, feat. Nexus and friends.”
Either way, Google was being Google and everyone, if not bursting from the seams, was more or [...]
Lenovo isn’t exactly the biggest contender in the Android tablet space — in fact, looking through the company’s website, the Tab 2 A8 is the only tablet listed that runs an Android version newer than 4.4 KitKat. It isn’t the highest end device we’ve seen, and it’s certainly not aimed at beating out the iPad Air 2 or Nexus 9 any time soon. But at just $129.99 for a quad-core processor, an 8″ display, a near-stock build of Android 5.0 Lollipop, and front-firing speakers powered by Dolby audio, it’s hard to ignore. The Tab 2 A8 looks promising for [...]