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Google Releases Nexus 7″ Tablet to Compete with iPad, Surface, Fire

Jun 27, 2012 - 14 Comments
Google Nexus 7 tablet

Google has jumped into the hardware game with their new Nexus 7 tablet, aimed squarely at competing with the iPad, Microsofts Surface, and Kindle Fire. The tablet is very competitively priced starting at $199 for the 8GB version and the 16GB version coming in at $249, and features some fairly solid tech specs: 7″ display … Read More

Microsoft Surface Tablet with Windows 8 Takes Aim at iPad

Jun 18, 2012 - 52 Comments
Microsoft Surface tablet

Microsoft released Surface today, their direct competitor to the iPad and Android tablets. As you’d expect, the device is a touchscreen tablet but differs from the iPad in that it comes in two distinct versions; a traditional tablet model based on ARM architecture and runs only Windows RT – that’s Metro for those who don’t … Read More

iPad 2 vs Kindle Fire [Video]

Nov 16, 2011 - 11 Comments
iPad 2 and Kindle Fire

The Kindle Fire is out, but if you’re like me you’ve sat on the sidelines to wait for reviews and videos of performance before pulling the buy trigger. Those are starting to appear now, and while it’s obvious the iPad 2 blows the Kindle Fire away in speed and overall utility, the Fire holds up … Read More

BlackBerry Imagines the Future, with Touch Holograms [Video]

Nov 1, 2011 - 14 Comments
Blackberry imagines a touch hologram

Just like Microsoft released a video for their sci-fi inspired imaginative future, Blackberry has jumped in with their own futuristic concept video, complete with plenty of touch screens and even touchable holograms. I think these are fun to watch just to see what companies are imagining, but the main difference between Apple and Microsoft or … Read More

Microsoft’s Vision of the Future: Everything is Touch [Video]

Oct 27, 2011 - 14 Comments
Windows Phone of the Future

Microsoft has put out this interesting concept video to demonstrate what they think the future of computing will be like. The iPad influence is clear, and in short, everything is a touch screen or tablet, complete with holograms and other things that look like they belong in a sci-fi movie. The best part? There’s none … Read More

Comparing the iPad 2 vs Kindle Fire vs Nook Color

Sep 28, 2011 - 41 Comments
Kindle Fire vs iPad 2 vs Nook

If you’re anxious to compare the new Kindle Fire tablet to the iPad 2, or even the Nook Color, than this handy chart from The Verge makes it nice and easy. What obviously stands out here is that the iPad 2 dominates every conceivable spec in the chart, minus the higher price point of course. … Read More

Amazon Kindle Fire Priced at $199, Release Date is November 15 – Tech Specs Revealed

Sep 28, 2011 - 12 Comments
Kindle Fire tablet

Amazon has announced the Kindle Fire, the companies first true entry into the tablet market, and what is seen by many as the first real iPad competitor. Backed by Amazon’s massive content library of movies, TV, songs, magazines, books, and apps, the Kindle fire is priced at $199 and is set to be released to … Read More

Amazon Tablet Specs Revealed, Costs $199, Release Due in November

Sep 2, 2011 - 12 Comments
Amazon Tablet, the Amazon Kindle

Update: Amazon launched the $199 Amazon Kindle Fire, the tech specs are better than expected and you can read more here. Another iPad competitor is about to enter the stage this holiday season, this time from none other than Amazon. Apparently it’ll just be called “Amazon Kindle”, and while the name isn’t too groundbreaking the … Read More

Android 3.0 Honeycomb demo video shows off iOS and iPad’s biggest competitor

Jan 5, 2011 - 1 Comment

Android 3.0 Honeycomb is Google’s upcoming version of Android for tablet devices, aimed to compete directly with Apple’s iOS and iPad. This trailer video shows off the Android 3.0 lockscreen, parts of the main ‘desktop’ interface, a virtual desktop-like GUI, gestures, books, gmail, YouTube, Google Talk and video chat, 3D Google Maps, and more. I … Read More

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