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When Sony announced it will organize a special “unveiling event” in Berlin at the end of August, we knew that the company was preparing to launch at least a couple of new and exciting products. However, it will be hard for the Japanese to surprise us in any way, as their future devices have been almost certainly revealed. The Hayabusa phone has been known for a while to be the global version of the already unveiled Xperia GX, the Mint has leaked not long ago, and now an “Xperia Tablet” has been revealed online. The leak seems very trustworthy, not due…

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Archos seems to have realized that there is a huge group of people that want affordable tablets that look good and work well. This is how the Archos 97 Carbon seems to have been born. It’s a 10-inch tablet, so it’s not really a competitor to the Nexus 7. It has the same aspect ratio as the iPad (4:3), same resolution as the iPad 2, 1024×768, it runs Android 4.0, and it costs only $250. Not everything about it is perfect, though. The processor is only a single-core 1 GHz CPU, which means browsing performance and overall performance will not…

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Galaxy Tab 10.1 users will be happy to hear that the Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade they have been waiting for is nearer than ever, with some models reportedly getting Android 4.0.4 as we speak. Sam Mobile says that the firmware update is available for Italian users of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 GT-P7500 model. In case you own such a device, then you’ll be able to update it via Samsung Kies or over-the-air (OTA). According to the same publication, various other Galaxy Tab models will receive their Android 4.0.x update including: GT-P6210 Galaxy Tab Plus 7.0 WIFI GT-P6200 Galaxy Tab Plus…

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We reported back in June that the Asus Padfone was already available to purchase in Australia from Mobicity. Evidently, only now does Asus seems comfortable enough to share its plan of officially bringing the combo device to ‘Down Under’. The launch date of the Padfone in Australia has been officially set for August 14. You can get the smartphone and tablet combo at Harvey Norman for AU$999. Just to make it clear, the price covers both the Padfone and the Padstation. Compared with what they’re selling for in the US, the price tag  seems rather steep, but think of it as getting two…

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It’s a new day which means Google has a new Nexus 7 short and to the point video tutorial for anyone interested in more details on how their newly purchased Jelly Bean tablet works. We have already seen a variety of similar clips that show us how to perform the initial setup on the device, how to customize the home screen, how to use Google apps and Google Play and how to enjoy Google+ Hangouts on the device. It’s now time to look at a more interesting Jelly Bean feature, the new Google Now search function that’s available on the…

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Although it looked like vaporware back at the CES in January, when it was unveiled for the first time, it seems like the WikiPad Android gaming tablet, is in fact, as real as they come and is gearing up for an imminent release. However, the 8-incher from back then has undergone a bunch of serious changes, both cosmetic and technical, some of them making it far more intriguing. First off, the Wikipad tablet/gaming console is an 8-incher no more and will come with a more generous 10.1-inch IPS display with a 16:10 aspect ratio and 1280 x 800 pixels resolution….

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The highly anticipated trial phase in the U.S. legal battle between Apple and Samsung started yesterday and we’re expecting it to last at least four weeks during which we’ll bring you all the important details of this fight between giants. We have closely followed the Apple vs Samsung conflict, that spans across four continents – there are over 50 cases in 10 countries already – and we know that the U.S. trial is the most important one for both companies. Jury Selection Yesterday, the jury of the trial was selected, with Judge Lucy Koh interviewing 74 prospective jurors, among which one…

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We haven’t seen much news on the accessory front from for the Nexus 7 since the tablet launched earlier this month. In fact, it’s been hard to keep the official covers from the Google Play store in stock. According to Nordic Hardware, more accessories for Google’s first Nexus tablet are coming August, 24th. The Nexus 7 comes with 4 pogo pins on the side. We’ve always assumed they were more than just eye candy, that eventually the Nexus 7 would get a dock to accommodate them. According to the leaked slides, you’ll be able to pick a dock up for…

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What traits must a tablet possess in order to earn the title of  “the best Android tablet?” Is it hardware? A quad-core CPU, or a large, high-resolution display that bedazzles your eyes? Or how about a rock bottom price? Or, is it software like Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, and a slim-easy to use overlay? Do you enjoy a device with superb build quality and top-notch materials? No matter which trait you stand by, the Asus Transformer Pad Infinity TF700T is sure to tickle your fancy. Amidst the release of their Google flagship Nexus 7 (an excellent device), Asus has…

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On Friday, we reported that the 16GB version of the Google Nexus 7 has become available again in the Canadian Play Store, after being listed as sold out for the last two weeks. Today, the 16GB Nexus 7 has made a comeback on the US Google Play store. The device is now listed as in stock, and ships in 3 to 5 days, just like the 8GB version. The 16GB model is available for $249, while the 8GB version goes for $199. The ASUS-made Nexus 7, Google’s first tablet in the Nexus program, has generated an enormous amount of buzz…