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September 24, 2013

Verizon teases a new Droid tablet could be coming soon (video)

This could well mean Big Red is getting ready to unveil a new Droid tablet. Considering Motorola is the exclusive Droid partner for Verizon, it could be the first new Motorola tablet since the Xyboard. 

This is all speculation for now and we likely will have to wait for at least one more teaser video to find out more. But don't be surprised if Verizon springs a new 4G LTE Android tablet this fall. 

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September 10, 2013

Google releases Nexus 7 32GB with LTE Android tablet for $349

The Nexus 7 LTE Android tablet comes with 32GB and a T-Mobile SIM (and 2GB of data service for one month) for $349. It's also compatible with other carriers with LTE service including Verizon, and GSM / HSPA / LTE on AT&T and T-Mobile.

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August 16, 2013

It’s coming: Nokia expected to announce Windows RT tablet on September 26

Sources familiar with the company’s plans told The Verge that the launch event is pencilled in for September 26 and say that the tablet, which is apparently codenamed ‘Vanquish’, will have Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 800 processor and Windows RT.

The slate will also apparently offer LTE support and be made available in the US through AT&T.

The specs and launch data look consistent when judged against recent reports from the Microsoft News blog and Nokiapoweruser.

This news comes as Chinese website Digiwo claims to have published the first pictures of the Nokia tablet.  The purported images show a red 10.1-inch tablet with the Verizon, [...]

 
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August 6, 2013

4 ways tablets and mobile can keep tech savvy travelers coming back

You see everything from a grandmother with a tablet to a teenage boy holding a smartphone. Both enjoying some leisurely reading or game playing to occupy them while waiting for a flight.

I can imagine the same travelers, but in a busy hotel lobby. Or even myself…waiting in a long line to check in. I see the manager feeling frantic. He reaches for his smartphone to contact all appropriate front of the house staff to assist with the rush.

Then with a push of a button he can request assistance in the lobby. As one of the staff members approaches the lobby, they grab a tablet device from the main office to assist with check-in. The tablet is used to review room [...]

 
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July 16, 2013

A&T Next lets smartphone and tablet buyers upgrade once a year

Following on from rumors of a similar plan from Verizon and hot on the heels of the “Jump” trade-in program from T-Mobile, the AT&T Next upgrade plan is due to come into effect on July 26.

Customers will be able to purchase a smartphone or tablet with no down payment. Instead, they will simply have to split the unsubsidized fee of their device into 20 monthly payments (on top of their voice and data plan), which gives them the option to upgrade to a new device after one year.

AT&T says costs range from $15 to $50 each month. For example, Apple’s 16GB iPad mini costs $23 a month. 

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June 13, 2013

Why are cellular iPads consuming 3x as much mobile data as smartphones?

And for the first time, there are two different iPad models among the top 10 most data-hungry devices, which has always only had smartphones on it.

Surprisingly, it's not the 4G-capable iPad that’s eating up all this data, though, it’s older 3G models. The iPad 2 and iPad 3 are now No. 6 and No. 7, on this list, says Actix; the rest are smartphones. It's the first time a tablet has made the list. 

Why the change? 

It could be customers are taking advantage of more flexible mobile plans, like the shared data plans AT&T and Verizon now offer. Rather than buy a separate subscription for their tablets, customers can attach them [...]

 
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June 5, 2013

Apple accused of throttling iPhone/iPad data speeds on AT&T, Sprint, & Verizon (but not T-Mobile)

(UPDATE: The earlier claims (see below) have since been debunked as innacurate. 

Joseph Brown, a developer who's posted hacked carrier updates for AT&T, Sprint, Verizon, and T-Mobile, has posted a lengthy blog post charging that  “Apple limits devices to even out” the networks of its carrier partners.

Brown's theory is that Apple limits the capabilities of the device in order to combat the large amount of data/bandwidth iOS device users consume and ease congestion on carrier networks. Brown found signs of throttling data speeds for Verizon and Sprint too.

The only carrier he says is apparently not limiting the [...]

 
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May 20, 2013

New Mobelisk case aims to make Android tablets tough enough for business

The new case is called the MoGo Chimera and is essentially a modular case which can fit around an off-the-shelf Android tablet to offer greater enterprise features and a tougher exterior.

Mobelisk showed the new case to PCMag at CTIA today and told the technology magazine that the MoGo Chimera can support ports, card readers, barcode scanners, payment systems and an embedded thermal printer.

The waterproof case also boasts a separate 4000mAh battery for all-day use and can be customized with business logos. The case fits a selection of leading tablets in the market — including the Nexus 7, Galaxy Tab 2, Galaxy Note 8 and iPad mini — and starts from under [...]

 
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May 9, 2013

Why boom times are ahead for mobile broadband on tablets

WiFi-only tablets have been ‘good enough’ for most consumers and business buyers who couldn’t justify the extra expense of buying a higher-priced model and monthly fees similar to what they’re already paying for their smartphone. For example, the latest WiFi-only 16GB iPad is $499, but the same model with cellular included is $629.

But Strategy Analytics says new service pricing is helping stimulate a big expansion of mobile broadband on tablets, predicting an 8x jump in the number of subscribers from 2012 to 2017 when over 165 million new tablets will activate mobile data services.

This could well be great news for road warriors and any business [...]

 
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March 16, 2013

Who’s buying a million BlackBerry 10‘s? A theory emerges

But the struggling device maker has been mum on just who the customer is.

There has been some speculation the deal might be with a carrier, but AllThingsD knocked that idea down as unlikely given the low odds any of the conservative carriers would make such a commitment to what is essentially an unproven product, the new BlackBerry Z10 smartphone.

Maybe not, but without knowing the terms of the deal, it’s hard to say. It doesn’t seem impossible that a big carrier like AT&T or Verizon, given enough of a discount and promotional considerations, would consider such a deal.

But Wedge Partners analyst Brian Blair told the site it agrees its unlikely [...]

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