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Speaking at the Build Conference on Wednesday, Ballmer waved around a Lenovo ThinkPad Helix hybrid tablet and made his pitch as to why convertible devices are the way forward.

"How many... of us have gone to a meeting with somebody who brought a tablet and then when it comes time to actually take notes, writes them down on pencil and paper,” said Ballmer.

“Or can'...

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The Windows 8 Pro tablet was announced back in August and had been slated to launch on October 26, the release date of the Surface RT, before being pushed back to November 16.

The tablet subsequently... never made it to market on the revised date, and although the model did revisit and pass FCC recently, there were suggestions just this week that some Windows 8 tablet vendors have been struggling with a...

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The tablet will start from $649 and promises a 10.1-inch 1366 x 768 resolution display, an Intel Atom processor (so it runs Windows 8 Pro), 128GB of memory and a claimed battery life of up to 10 hours.

It... will also come equipped with a micro HDMI port, a full-sized USB connection, dual-facing cameras (8MP camera on the rear, 2MP on the front) and enterprise-grade security in the form of Trusted Platform Module and...

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Canonical, the company behind the Linux-based open source operating system Ubuntu, is reportedly in talks with hardware partners to manufacture Ubuntu-powered tablets and smartphones. 

... class="p1">According to a report by ZDNet earlier today, Canonical expects the new devices to be available by next year. 

In a report on Canonical’s release of the 12.04 vers...

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Hasbro had filed suit against Asus last year claiming consumers might confuse the Transformer Prime tablet with its Transformers toy line.

paidContent reports that a federal judge... in the case refused to believe that consumers would be confused into believing Asus’s tablet was a Hasbro product, stating in part: 

“There is nothing gimmicky abou...

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The beauty of the app is its simplicity. The app is clearly laid out and most actions can be sought and started in a few easy steps.

TabTimes found some of the most useful features to be the... ability to lock the device, delete or restore contacts (either locally or even from your tablet’s linked email account), back-up data and agree to let the app have administrative rights.

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Earlier this year, Lenovo released two tablet models in India—the ThinkPad Tablet for enterprise needs and the IdeaPad for consumers. Thus far, Babu says, the enterprise-oriented device is selling... better, despite the Rs 40,000 price point ($760 USD).

“Tablet sales are largely happening in the metro cities,” he said, referencing a corporate buyer profile as the primary purchaser f...

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This optional add-on will allow large enterprise customers across the globe to latch onto and switch 3G networks without having to swap out hardware parts.

Essentially a universal mobile broadband... part, Gobi 3000 is a standard reference design that allows IT departments in large multi-national companies to quickly configure and connect their devices— smartphones, laptops and now tablets—...