I have never heard of PocketBook USA, and cursory internet search combined with a wiki trawl does not really reveal much. Regardless, the company/organization is set to release two new Android based tablets for fairly attractive price points. We have the PocketBook IQ 701 tablet and the 602 eReader. The PocketBook IQ 701 tablet offers Android 2.0 and provides a 7-inch TFT screen with a 533MHz CPU. The 602 eReader provides a 6-inch E-ink display with 16 shades of gray. Both offer Wi-Fi and are fairly good value for money so long as the price points hold. Indeed, the IQ…

Unfortunately this news item is a little cryptic. LG are rumored to release a high-end tablet device offering superior performance, but remaining lighter and thinner providing many “firsts” when compared to its competitors. However, this all but seemed official until LG refused to comment on the news and also removed twitter posts. The device itself is set to offer Honeycomb, the “tablet PC-version” of the Android OS. Furthermore, it will offer a 8.9-inch display and will be called the LG Pad. We’re excited to hear that this will land in the first quarter of 2011, even though this probably means…

This device from Archos really looks smooth. As a French consumer electronics company, Archos have no excuse for a lack of style. Fortunately, the 43 internet  tablet is a testament to good design. This device runs Android and offers a whole host of features including tethering to your 3G enabled phone for high-speed internet, and HD video recording. Here is a break down of the most interesting and exciting features to be found on this Android device. Internet: Surf the web in full width just like on your PC, and stay in contact by using the integrated email and contacts…

The Samsung Galaxy Tab has turned up on Amazon.com, available for pre-order now and coming November 9th. If you want to get this without a contact to a network then it will set you back $699.99 with free shipping and should arrive on November 10th. This is in-line with the official release date of the device on T-Mobile, where it will set you back $400 on contract. If you’re living in the UK, then you may already be in line at Carphone Warehouse picking your Galaxy Tab up right now. Of course, many stores opened early today to match an…

Increasingly credible DigitTimes is reporting that MSI are dropping Windows 7 for their Windpad in favor of the mighty green robot. Indeed, Micro-Star International, the Taiwan based computer and components manufacturer, are delaying the WindPad U100 until Q3 of 2011 in favor of Android 3.0 aka Gingerbread. In truth, we might actually see Android 3.5 Honeycomb by Q3 2011, but we’ll see. The good news for the consumer is that this item will now offer an attractive sub $500 price point and will still provide some of the goodies we enjoy such as HDMI connectivity. The tablet will be still…

I have to be honest and say that I do not buy what View Quest are selling, figuratively and literally. According to the company, who are set to release 5″ and 8″ Android 1.5 tablets in time for Christmas, the reason why they opted in for this older version of Android is because it is the “most stable.” Sure, I cannot think of another decent reason why View Quest would use Android 1.5, but still, other builds of Android are stable enough. Perhaps they are sticking to 1.5 because they stumbled across some open source drivers that work with their…

So if you live in China you might find the title of this post a little misleading because the plan’s afoot for a Chinese release sometime soon. However, Big-L have apparently stated that they will not release an Android tablet in the US until Android 3.x aka Honeycomb. According to Techradar, Honeycomb is not due until Q1 2011. What is a little surprising about this news is that Gingerbread is touted as the main ‘tablet-friendly’ Android release, and as such one would think that Lenovo would be keen to get in on the action. After all, the Samsung Tab and…

The 7-inch ZTE Light Android tablet isn’t anything to shout about, but it does a good job at the obvious stuff. It runs Android 2.1 and packs Wi-Fi and 3G radio. Of course, there is a GPS unit along with an SD card slot for increasing your memory. What is nice to hear is that this device is alleged to offer 10 hours of battery life. We have no clue from the press release as to what the price point will be on this device. We’re not there either so we can’t give you the first hand account, but apparently…

Jumping right into the juicy bits, Augen are to release six tablets running Android 2.2 ranging from 7-inches to 10-inches and $199.99 to $599.99. All will support Adobe DE DRM. Augen have gone for a coffee naming scheme, starting with the smaller Latte and Latte Grande. Both of these devices will offer WiFi, HDMI out, 2GB of storage, and a SDHC card slot. The original Latte provides a 7-inch 800×480 resolution screen for $199. A stylus is included. The Grande latte serves up a 7-inch multi-touch 800×600 resolution screen along with a 800MHz CPU. A compass, light sensor, and an…

Sharp have been hard at work recently working on a number of Android powered devices including an Android smartphone and a couple of tablets too. The tablets run by the name of “Galapagos“, the same name used for their cloud e-book service, while the smartphone continues the S10x naming scheme; S103. The two tablets are optimized for e-book style content and magazines, but are marketed as media-tablets because they allow users to play certain games and view PC documents too. Both support Sharp’s aforementioned e-book service and are available in 5.5-inch and 10.8-inch varieties. The 5.5-inch tablet provides a resolution…