Today’s Top Tablet News
Another day, another cheap Android 4.0 tablet… this time one made by Gemini Devices: JoyTab. The JoyTab Tablet is in fact a series of 7 inch, 8 and 9.7 inch versions of the same device, all of them packing Android 4.0 ICS. As far as pricing goes, the JoyTab 7 starts at $208, while the 8 inch unit goes for $240 and the 9.7 inch JoyTab costs $320
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Apple’s newest iPad tablet came through for Verizon Communications in Q1, partially offsetting slower iPhone subscriber growth. The rise in tablet subscribers could be a good signal for Verizon’s investment in 4G LTE technology, analysts say. Most consumers buy models of Apple’s iPad that run on public or in-home Wi-Fi networks, not cellular 3G networks operated by phone companies.
Tablet or notebook computer? Soon, tech consumers may not have to choose. Intel recently unveiled its “Letexo” Ultrabook hybrid, a super-thin notebook computer that’s also a touch-screen tablet. When the Frankenputer device functions as a laptop, the screen stands erect revealing a full-sized keyboard. But the screen can also slide forward and lay flush on top of the keyboard, creating a typical tablet experience.
Northfield (MN) Superintendent Chris Richardson and Matt Hillmann, district director of human resources and technology, have been making the rounds to different community organizations in recent weeks pitching the idea of transforming Northfield’s educational system. In short, the district wants to put a tablet in the hands of each of Northfield’s 3,900 students and most of its staff.
The Pheu Thai government’s ambitious but troubled plan to hand out computer tablets to nearly a million schoolchildren is in danger of collapsing because the Chinese suppliers are reportedly putting off the signing of the contract, sources told The Nation yesterday.
The My Tablet 7, a 7-inch Android tablet from Xtex, is gunning for the Kindle Fire, undercutting Amazon’s device with a $150 price tag and topping the Fire with some specs. The My Tablet 7 may not be the best-looking tablet around but it comes loaded with the latest version of Android Ice Cream Sandwich, 4.0.3, and a 7-inch display with 800-by-480 pixel resolution, which is below the $200 Kindle Fire’s 1024-by-600 pixel display