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VIZIO 8″ Tablets to receive Netflix with firmware update today

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

VIZIO has just announced that its 8″ tablets will be receiving a firmware update today – one that brings Netflix to the Android tablet as a pre-loaded app. In addition to the usual fixes and upgrades provided with update, the inclusion of the Netflix app will let subscribers of the video on demand service use the tablet as a second screen to watch all their favorite TV shows and movies at home. VIZIO tablet users who also own VIZIO Internet Apps enabled HDTVs and Blu-ray players can easily pause and resume Netflix TV episodes between devices.

Great for those times when you're kicked out of the TV room because somebody else wants to watch an important event on TV, and you don't want to stop watching the show you're watching at the moment. Keep an eye out for the notification to update your VIZIO 8″ Tablet today if you haven't received it yet.

T-Mobile adds Huawei Springboard with Google and Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 to tablet lineup

T-Mobile has officially announced that the Huawei Springboard with Google and the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 are now part of T-Mobile's tablet lineup. Although, the Galaxy Tab 10.1 has been out for a while now(just not on T-Mobile), the T-Mobile Springboard with Google is completely new.

The Springboard, which we saw press images of leaked earlier today, spots a 7-inch HD display, a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, 16GB of internal storage, Adobe Flash support, a 5 megapixel camera in the rear with 720p HD recording, a 1.3 megapixel camera in the front, support for T-Mobile's 4G HSPA+ network, and Honeycomb 3.2.

The Galaxy Tab 10.1 spots a 10.1-inch HD display, a Tegra 2 dual-core processor, Adobe Flash support, 1GB of RAM, a 3 megapixel camera in the rear with autofocus and LED flash, 72op HD recording, a 2 megapixel camera in the front, support for T-Mobile's 4G HSPA+ network, and Honeycomb 3.2 with Touchwiz UX.

T-Mobile didn't give any info on pricing or exact release dates, although they did mention that both devices would be available this holiday season. The Springboard is rumored to have a $199.99 price tag, making it the cheapest Honeycomb tablet on contract. The Springboard will likely compete with the Amazon Kindle Fire, which is also priced at $199.99 but does not include cellular network connectivity. We will keep you updated on the status of both of these tablets.


Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus priced in Europe: €499

Officially announced at the end of September, the new Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus should become available starting next month.

Samsung didn't say how much the Tab Plus would cost, however, according to, in Italy you'll have to pay €499 (about $678) for the tablet when it's released (in mid November). Most probably, the tablet's price for other European markets will be similar.

T-Mobile unveils Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, T-Mobile SpringBoard tablets

T-Mobile continues to bolster its device portfolio in anticipation of the fast-approaching holiday season - when it will be the only major carrier in the U.S. without Apple's iPhone in its lineup - and the carrier on Monday announced the upcoming addition of two new tablets. The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 will serve as the T-Mobile's new flagship tablet, featuring a 10.1-inch display, Android 3.1 Honeycomb, a 3.2-megapixel camera, 32GB of storage and a hefty 7,000 mAh battery. BGR reviewed the Galaxy Tab 10.1 back in May and called it “a beautiful and thin tablet with an industrial design to die for.” The T-Mobile SpringBoard with Google compliments the Tab 10.1 with a 7-inch HD display, a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, a 5-megapixel rear camera with support for 720p HD video capture, a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera and Honeycomb. Both tablets will have release dates ahead of the holidays but T-Mobile has not yet announced pricing or further availability details. The carrier's full press release follows below.

T-Mobile Advances Portfolio of 4G Tablets With T-Mobile SpringBoard With Google and Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1

The ultra-mobile T-Mobile SpringBoard and ultra-thin Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 will deliver premium on-the-go entertainment and multimedia experiences 

BELLEVUE, Wash. - Oct. 10, 2011 - T-Mobile USA, Inc. today unveiled two new 4G* Android™ 3.2 (Honeycomb) tablets, enhancing its growing tablet business and portfolio of high-speed mobile broadband devices. The T-Mobile

"Our customers expect the ability to access and share content on the go at 4G speeds, so we've created a 4G tablet portfolio of 7-, 9- and 10-inch tablets with their busy, highly mobile lives in mind," said Jeremy Korst, vice president of mobile broadband and emerging devices, T-Mobile USA. "The T-Mobile SpringBoard with Google and Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 are the perfect evolution of T-Mobile's tablet portfolio, providing consumers with the right choice of tablet to easily look up a recipe at the grocery store, update social media sites on the bus or stream movies and music in the back seat of the car.”

T-Mobile SpringBoard With Google

The 4G-enabled T-Mobile SpringBoard is one of T-Mobile's most affordable tablets, offering a premium mobile entertainment and rich Web experience that won't break the bank. Featuring a stunning 7-inch HD multi-touch display, the ultra-portable T-Mobile SpringBoard can fit comfortably into a coat pocket, briefcase or purse, making it easy to carry with you while running errands, hopping on an airplane or waiting at the doctor's office. Manufactured by Huawei, the T-Mobile SpringBoard is powered by a 1.2 GHz dual-core mobile processor and offers a variety of preloaded entertainment applications, including access to thousands of movies and TV shows via BLOCKBUSTER on Demand

The T-Mobile SpringBoard is also the perfect device for capturing and sharing moments with friends and family while on the go. Equipped with a 5 megapixel rear-facing camera and video recorder with 720p for HD video capture, as well as a 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera, customers can easily capture images and video and share with loved ones. In addition, with an SD card slot that accommodates up to 32GB of expandable memory, it's easy to save movies, music, photos, documents and more so customers can have easy access to everything they need.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1

T-Mobile also unveiled the ultra-thin, 4G-capable Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1. Weighing just 1.24 pounds and featuring a spectacular 10.1-inch HD touchscreen display for a widescreen viewing experience, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 is one of the thinnest and lightest 10-inch tablets on the market. T-Mobile's Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 comes equipped with preinstalled content and applications, including T-Mobile TV, Qello

With a 1 GHz dual-core NVIDIA

Availability The T-Mobile SpringBoard with Google and Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 will be available in time for the holidays at T-Mobile retail stores and at

Motorola Xoom a bit slow boomerangin' back with 4G LTE update

Consider yourself lucky if you sent off your Motorola Xoom for the 4G LTE upgrade and got it back in about a week, as promised. It seems that Motorola Mobility is now having some trouble holding up their end of the bargain on the quick turnaround. In a note to eager, empty-handed slate faithful, the company informed those waiting that it's experiencing delays and will let customers know when their device finally ships. Surprised that an upgrade that requires you to actually mail in your tablet isn't being returned "on time?" Yeah, neither are we.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 7 Plus Unveiled

Samsung has recently unveiled an updated version of the Galaxy Tab 7, appropriately named 7 Plus. The tablet runs on Android 3.2 Honeycomb and features a 7-inch LCD screen with 1024 x 600 resolution, 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, Samsung's TouchWiz user interface, HSPA+ connectivity, a 4,000 mAh lithium-ion battery, a 3-megapixel rear camera, and a 2-megapixel front camera.

It was first announced that the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7 Plus will be available first in Austria and Indonesia by the end of October. Its availability in the United States remained unknown until the tablet appeared on retailer site J& for pre-order, where the 16GB version costs $400 while the 32GB model costs $500. Then again, released pricing does not automatically mean it will arrive soon.

Amazon Kindle Fire tablet already targeted by patent troll

Welcome to the tablet game, Amazon. Just two weeks after taking the wraps off its Kindle Fire tablet, Amazon has already been hit with a lawsuit from patent licensing firm Acacia Research — a company that makes money by buying up other companies’ intellectual property and then licenses it out through a variety of subsidiaries. In other words, Acacia is a patent troll. The firm alleges that Amazon’s Kindle Fire infringes on several of its patents, including one that covers graphics on a touchscreen that respond when a user “writes” on said screen, and a second titled “System And Method For Displaying And Manipulating Multiple Calendars On A Personal Digital Assistant.” Acacia currently has multiple pending patent suits against Apple and other defendants that refused to settle with the firm.

ViewSonic outs Viewpad 10e tablet

If you're shopping for a tablet with an IPS display, ViewSonic's Viewpad 10e could just be what you're looking for, even more so if you're on a budget and you're unwilling to drop a lot of money on bigger brands like the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 or the Motorola Xoom.

The ViewSonic Viewpad 10e will feature a 9.7" IPS display with a resolution of 1024×768, a 1GHz processor under the hood with 512MB of RAM, 4GB of internal storage, a microSD card slot and a 1.3MP front-facing camera. Unfortunately there does not appear to be a camera in the back, but if ViewSonic is following in the footsteps of the Archos G9 tablet, the lack of a rear-facing camera was probably done to keep the costs down. It will also be running on Android's Gingerbread 2.3.

While pricing remains unknown, ViewSonic has said that the European market can expect it in time for Christmas at a "value orientated price point", with North American markets expected to follow shortly after.






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