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Sony has one solution – new, slim battery pack accessories designed to power either your smartphone or tablet.

The CP-F5 and CP-F10L, 5,000mAh and 10,000mAh are sleek and stylish, and pretty... run-of-the-mill as far as battery packs are concerned. They will charge your device in less than two hours, and take about 7 hours to replenish using AC power. The CP-F5 will have one port, while the CP-F1...

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When the Android-based Aakash tablet was announced in 2011 it created a media buzz for its unheard of $50 price and promises that the Indian government would distribute millions to schools throughout... the country.

After many delays and several iterations designed to fix poor quality hardware, the Aakash was finally released in India where more than 100,000 of the tablets are believed to be in...

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LG India’s head of mobile communications Steve Koh confirmed the news in an interview with tech website Gizbot, with the announcement coming just over a year since the firm first exited the tablet... market.

“LG is indeed making a tablet,” Koh told the website. “And there is a possibility to see [the] new tablet sometime later this year.”

The website added that th...

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Distimo found that Google Play revenue increased by 67% over the last six months, with the App Store’s growing by 15% over the same period.

Breaking buying habits down by country, the report... detailed that the U.S. spends the most money on apps, followed by Japan and the South Korea. But in an interesting aside, researchers found that Russians were spending more money on apps for iPad than for...

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Times of India reports that the entry-level tablet’s specifications are currently being finalized but claims that the government will demand that the model has a 7-inch 800 x 480 resolution display,... at least 1GB of RAM, 4GB of internal storage and the Android Jelly Bean OS (presumably Android 4.1).

What is less clear though is whether UK vendor Datawind will continue working on the project. The...

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Qooq tablet gives chefs food for thought

It should come to little surprise that a French company launched a cooking tablet. The French do, after all, love their food.

Qooq unveiled the waterproof... dual-core Linux tablet over a year ago at CES and promised at the time that it would be perfect for the kitchen environment.

It certainly cooks up a feast when it comes to the specifications. The Qoo...

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Speaking at a recent local press briefing to numerous news outlets, including Times of India, Panasonic spelled out its hopes for the future.

"We expect to capture 50% of the global... market in ruggedized tablets by 2015 fiscal on the back increased focus on sectors like logistics, retail and manufacturing," said Hide Harada, the firm's head of IT products.<...

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What about maintaining the devices? What about reliability? Who pays the phone bills and who checks the usage? What about liability and security? Longtime computer journalist Colin Barker... ponders these questions and more. 

The initial issue facing the IT business is that, like it or not, the BYOD phenomenon is happening already. Research conducted by analysts at Ovum indicated...

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 Apple leads the tablet market in the U.S. and across the world, but that’s not the case in India, where the iPad is playing second fiddle to tablets from vendors Datawind and Micromax.

Pulling... in data from market research firm CyberMedia Research, The Times of India reports that the UK-based Datawind led the Indian tablet market in 2013, accounting for 15% of all shipments.

The group added that l...

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Surveying 2,415 mobile workers across 18 industries and six countries (United States, United Kingdom, Germany, China, India and Brazil), Cisco found that BYOD helped employees save an average of 37... minutes of productive time each week. This figure did however vary by region with it standing at 81 minutes in the U.S. and just 4 minutes in Germany. 

When asked for the top three reason...