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Impression 10 Tablet Specifications and Price

Friday, October 28, 2011

Impression 10 Tablet Overview

If all manufacturers of electronic devices, particularly tablets and mobile phones, was vying to issue the latest OS-based tablet, another case with the Leader. Pasadena-based company has just launched America tablet labeled Impression 10 who are still using Froyo 2.2 Android OS.
Impression 10 has a 9.7-inch screen has high enough resolution 1.024 x 768 pixels. In addition, in the front a 0.3 MP Webcam could be used for video chat. In addition, Impression 10 tablet using AB-based Samsung processor 1GHz Cortex. To support the performance, this tablet also has 512 MB of RAM and 4GB built in flash storage.
Impression 10 Tablet Impression 10 Tablet Specifications and Price

Impression 10 Tablet Price

In addition to launching Impression 10 tablet, Leader also released tablet Impression 7 with a screen measuring 7 inches. Regarding the price, Impression 10 tablet sells for 349 USD and the Impression for $ 179 USD. According to the plan, two tablets would be launched in the U.S. market in early November. Whether it will be sold outside the U.S. or not.

Impression 10, Tablet Android 9.7 inches head of 1 Ghz Processor

If all the tools manufacturers Elektron, including tablets and mobile phones, was nominated to deliver latest OS-based tablets, another case with the head. Pasadena-based company recently launched America tablet labeled Impression 10 who are still using the Android OS 2.2 Froyo.

Tablet has a 9.7 inch screen has a resolution high enough for 1024 x 768 pixels. In addition, the front there is a webcam of 0.3 MP that can be used for video chat.

In addition, these tablets using AB-based Samsung processor clocked at 1 GHz Cortex. To support the performance, this tablet also 512 MB ??of RAM and 4 GB of storage built in flash.
In addition to launching 10 Printing compressed chief also issued 7 Printing tablet with a screen measuring 7 inches. Regarding the price, Impression 10 pills sells for 349 USD (about 3 million) and the printing of $ 179 USD (about 1.5 million rupees).
Under the plan, two tablets will be launched in the U.S. market in early November 2011.

Hot holiday season could push Kindle Fire sales to 5 million in Q4

Consumers are clamoring for an affordable tablet with deep Amazon service integration according to one analyst, and the Kindle Fire could see huge numbers this quarter as a result. J.P. Morgan analyst Douglas Anmuth estimates Amazon will sell between 4.5 million and 5 million tablets in the fourth quarter, which will consist of just over six weeks for the Kindle Fire as it goes on sale November 15th. Other analysts aren't quite as bullish on Amazon's tablet - Morgan Stanley's Scott DeVitt wrote in a note to investors earlier this month that Amazon would sell 2.8 million Kindle Fire tablets this quarter. Anmuth's checks suggest continued strong pre-order demand for Amazon's first tablet, which sold 95,000 units on the first day of pre-sales. A purported leak later suggested that Amazon was taking an average of 50,000 pre-orders each day following its Kindle Fire unveiling. Anmuth also noted that he expects to see Amazon launch new tablet models in 2012, including the 10-inch “Hollywood” tablet BGR exclusively revealed earlier this year.

New Android tablet undercuts Kindle Fire at $179

Leader International announced a new tablet on Monday that undercuts Amazon's upcoming Kindle Fire by $20. The $179 Impression 7, also known as the I7, is equipped with a 7-inch display with an 800 x 480-pixel resolution, a 1GHz processor, 512MB of RAM, 4GB of storage, two USB 2.0 ports, a microSD card slot, a 0.3-megapixel front-facing camera and support for 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi networks. We admit, the price caught our eye until we noticed the I7 runs Android 2.2 (Froyo), an operating system designed for smartphones that is now two generations old. In addition to the Impression 7, Leader International also announced the Impression 10 (I10), a 10-inch tablet that will make its debut alongside the I7 in November for $349. Leader International said the tablets will be available from retailers across the country, although the company did not mention any retail partners by name. Read on for the full press release.

New “Impression 7″ Tablet Makes Quality Mobile Entertainment Easy and Affordable

PASADENA, Calif., Oct. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Leader International Inc., a provider of reliable, feature-rich, affordable tablets, today announced the availability of its new Impression 7 (I7) tablet. The seven-inch tablet delivers value and performance for both novice and experienced users.  Units will ship to retailers in early November at an MSRP of $179.00, just in time for the start of the holiday shopping season.

Powerful Portability

The I7 features a 1Ghz processor and 512MB RAM, Android 2.2 with Adobe Flash 10.1, and a seven-inch resistive TFT display that delivers brilliant color in 800×480 resolution.

The versatile I7 also includes Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n), 4GB built-in flash memory, G-sensor, two USB 2.0 slots (including one full-size and one mini port), micro SD card slot (up to 16GB), 0.3MP camera and stereo output. Each unit also comes with a handsome synthetic leather portfolio case.

“The Impression 7 offers the best of mobile entertainment,” said Gary Bennett, Leader International's Vice President of Sales, North America. “The seven-inch screen is perfect for web, email, music, games and videos. Plus, unlike other popular tablets, the I7 allows for additional memory and delivers more functionality with an SD slot and USB port.”

Impression 10 and Impression 7 Available for the Holidays

Leader's I7 and I10 (10″, MSRP $349.00) tablets will arrive by early November at national retailers. Both units come packaged with charging and USB cables. Impression support, based in the United States, is available at no cost to customers; toll free, at 1-888-733-3312, Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. PST.

For more information about Leader International and the Impression family of tablets, visit the company's website at or its Facebook page at

The Impression 7 is one cheap Android tablet

While Amazon impressed a lot of people with its low price tag for the Kindle Fire, having a tablet full of Amazon apps isn't what everybody is looking for. Well, it's time to make way for a new budget Android tablet on the block. From Leader International Inc, the Impression 7 (I7) is a 7″ tablet that aims to compete with Amazon's budget offering.

The I7 packs a 1GHz processor, 512MB of RAM, Android 2.2 (which shouldn't be a problem once people root and flash a custom ROM onto it), 7″ (800 x 480) resistive display (something that won't go down too well with most folks), WiFi, 4GB of internal storage, G-sensor, two USB ports, a microSD card slot (up to 16GB), a 0.3-megapixel camera and stereo output.

The tablet will also come in a 10″ version - called the I10 and will be available at national retailers early November. The I7 will cost $179 while the I10 will be priced at $349. The cheap price tag on these tablets are very appealing, but having Froyo and a resistive touchscreen will probably turn a lot of people away. What do you think? Will you be keen on purchasing the I7 or I10?

T-Mobile Reveals Release Dates for Two Honeycomb Tablets

T-Mobile, through its website, has announced the availability details of its upcoming Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 and Huawei Springboard tablets. The new Springboard will be available come November 7, while the GalTab 10.1 will arrive on November 2 along with a number of handsets.

The Huawei Springboard features a 7-inch touchscreen, 1.2GHz dual-core processor, a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera with 720p video capture, and a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera for video chat.

Meanwhile, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, in case you have missed it, comes with a 10.1-inch WXGA LCD screen with 1280 x 800 resolution, 1GHz dual-core processor, a 3-megapixel rear-facing camera with 720p video capture, and a 2-megapixel front facing camera. You can choose between 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB memory options. Both devices run Android 3.2 Honeycomb and support Adobe Flash.

Pricing for both tablets remain unclear, although it is speculated that the Huawei Springboard will cost $179.99, while the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 (WiFi-only versions) are priced between $499 and $599, depending on specs. The two tablets will also come with a two-year contract with T-Mobile.

Motorola Xoom LTE now available

Existing Motorola Xoom tablet owners probably had to deal with the hassle, wait and slight delays in sending their tablet back to the company in order for them to upgrade it to be LTE compatible. The good news for those who have held out on getting the tablet is that the Motorola Xoom LTE edition is now available from Verizon's and Motorola's stores.

As far as its tech specs are concerned, it has remained exactly the same as the current Xoom tablets, with the addition of 4G radios. This means that customers can expect a 1GHz NVIDIA Tegra-2 dual-core processor under the hood with 1GB of RAM, a 10.1" display and Android's Honeycomb 3.2 on board. The LTE version of the Motorola Xoom tablet will set you back $499 (32GB version) on a two year contract with Verizon, while the off-contract model will cost you $649. While LTE would be pretty sweet, would you rather hold out for the rumored Xoom 2 instead?

Samsung Galaxy Tab 7 Plus to Hit Stores Soon

For those of you waiting with bated breath for the American launch of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7 Plus, here's some good news: the tablet will hit stores November 13th and, more importantly, it is now available for preorder online. Now might be a good time to stop reading this article, find your wallet, and divert your work or Home Network to the Samsung website.

For those of you who haven't been on the edge of your seats, here are some specs: The version of the Galaxy Tab 7 Plus to be released first will run on a 1.2 GHz dual core processor and carry 16 GB of storage, a 1024 by 600 resolution screen, and a 3MP camera that can capture 720P video. The screen will be capable of four way rotation and, in a change from the previous Samsung model, the device will run Google's Android 3.2 (Honeycomb).

With the tablet, users will have built-in features like an infrared transmitter and a Peel remote app. They will also be able to use the Galaxy Tab 7 Plus to turn on their television, control their Blu-ray player, and have constant access to all their favorite social media platforms. The device can also act as a phone. Although the carrier has not yet been determined, users should be able to insert a SIM card, make a phone call, send a text, and stream data all on their tablets.

In a crowded tablet market, it looks like the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7 Plus has a leg up the Amazon Kindle Fire. Although similar in size and design, the new Galaxy comes with a higher-quality screen and the more advanced Android software (3.2 Honeycomb v 2.3 Gingerbread). It also offers two cameras - 3 megapixels in the rear and a 2 megapixel camera in the front - both of which sport LED flash. The Kindle Fire does not have a camera.

But the Fire has one strong advantage over the Galaxy Tap 7 Plus. Current reports indicate that the Galaxy will sell for around $400 - twice the price of a Kindle Fire. While it clearly has some superior features, this difference in price is not negligible. With so much tablet competition these days, it should be interesting to see if Samsung can stretch the market at its higher end.

On November 13th, we'll start getting a good idea.

BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 to come in February 2012

While readying the introduction of BlackBerry Colt - which should become the first BBX smartphone - RIM has announced that it would delay the roll-out of the next version of its QNX-based PlayBook OS, namely PlayBook OS 2.0.

According to the Canadian company, OS 2.0 will become available to PlayBook tablet users in February 2012.

The "difficult decision" to postpone the software update has been made because RIM is not yet sure if the fresh version of the OS "fully meets the expectations of our developers, enterprise customers and end-users." RIM also noted that PlayBook OS 2.0 will sadly not include a BBM application (as many have requested).

The BlackBerry PlayBook was launched back in April as RIM's first (and only - for now) tablet, but it didn't manage to achieve the success the company had hoped for.

Dell Latitude ST tablet gets official with vague press release, dead links

Remember that Latitude ST that Dell gave us a sneak peek at earlier in the week? Well it's slowly inching its way towards an official release, appearing on Dell's Corporate Blog early this morning. The Windows 7-based enterprise tablet is powered by an Intel Atom processor and includes a 10-inch multi-touch display with stylus, WiFi, mobile broadband options, front and rear webcams and a mic. There are also durability features like Gorilla Glass and a rubber bumper, enabling it to survive violent impacts with plush office carpeting. Port details are rather vague in the PR, though USB, HDMI and an SD card reader get their 15 seconds of fame in the promo video. There are also security features, like remote hard drive wipe, Microsoft Bitlocker support (this is a Windows 7 tablet, after all) and a Kensington Lock slot. Pricing details are absent and the product page isn't live quite yet (though that didn't stop Dell from linking to it from the blog post), but it looks like we could see these ship as soon as November 1st. Ready to get your tap and sketch on?

Update: Looks like the specs have leaked out overseas, so we're guessing it'll get official soon enough.

Samsung appeals Australian Galaxy Tab 10.1 injunction in Apple case

Samsung has appealed a ruling by an Australian court that prevents it from selling the Galaxy Tab 10.1 in the country in an effort to get the tablet on store shelves in time for the holidays. Samsung attorney Neil Young accused Justice Annabelle Bennett of making “irrelevant considerations” and “making errors of law in her approach” to the injunction. The request for an appeal hearing will be granted by Justice Lindsay Foster, likely for the week of November 21st, The Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday. Samsung and Apple are currently locked in a number of legal battles around the globe. Apple has successfully blocked Samsung's local retailers in Australia and The Netherlands from selling the Galaxy Tab 10.1. In addition, similar lawsuits are ongoing in the United States, Japan and France.

$35 Aakash Android tablet gets the hands-on treatment

While everyone was in a tizzy about Amazon's $199 Kindle Fire price point, the Indian government was busily working to help bring out the $35 Aakash Android tablet. The tablet was developed with similarly good intentions as OLPC's XO laptop before it - an attempt to get low-cost computing devices into the hands of students. One of the tablets landed in the VentureBeat offices this week. The site spent some hands-on time with the Froyo slate, and mostly liked what it saw, noting that seeming compromises made for price and a speedy release date ultimately benefit the whole of the device. The tablet will start hitting India next month, at the $35 government-subsidized pricepoint (actual retail price is a still mega-cheap $60).

OCOSMOS OSC9 tablet up for pre-order

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Earlier this year in January during CES, the OCOSMOS OSC9 tablet was displayed, and if it caught your attention with its "Smart O-Bar" remote controller, the good news is that the tablet has seen an upgrade to keep it relevant with current offerings and is now up for pre-order.

A quick recap for those who may have forgotten or who aren't familiar with the OSC9 – it has seen an upgrade in its display from 9" to a 10.1x1280×800 MVA-TFT panel. Under the hood it will be powered by Intel's 1.5GHz Oak Trail Atom processor, will run on Windows 7 Home and will come with the "Smart O-Bar" remote controller, which does double duty as a remote controller, a wireless keyboard/mouse, game controller or a VoIP phone for applications like Skype.

It will come with a 3.5x320×480 TFT-LCD, a camera, a three-axis gyroscope, and accelerometer. It doubles up as a secondary display as videos can be streamed from the OSC9 onto the Smart O-Bar. If this sounds like something you wouldn't mind having, the OSC9 tablet will set you back $649 for the base model which will feature 2GB of RAM and a 16GB SSD drive, while the 32GB SSD model will set you back $749 and can be pre-ordered from Dynamism.

Asus Eee Pad Slider will finally be available in the UK on October 24

The Asus Eee Pad Slider Android Honeycomb tablet was announced in January alongside the Eee Pad Transformer. The Transformer has been available everywhere for many months now, yet the Slider has only gone on sale in the US about a month ago. Better late than never, right?

If you're in the UK and are wondering when the Asus Eee Pad Slider will finally come your way, wonder no more for we have the answer. The sliding tablet will be out on October 24 – this coming Monday. It will be sold by PC World and Curry's, both online and in-store. Prices will start at £429.99.

On the inside, the Slider is very similar to its sibling, the Transformer, having a dual-core Nvidia Tegra 2 processor, and a 10.1-inch 1280×800 touchscreen. On the outside there's a certain resemblance in functionality, in that both tablets let you use a physical QWERTY keyboard for text input, yet they do this in different ways. While the Transformer pops into its keyboard dock, the Slider's keyboard is built-in, and you simply slide the touchscreen upward to reveal it.

It's clearly going to be a niche device, yet it's nice to see different form factors being tested on tablets. Everyone is sick of Android tablets being nothing more than carbon copies of each other.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus launches November 13th for $399.99

Samsung announced on Friday that pre-orders for the Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus will begin on October 23rd for $399.99. The device will then be available from a number of retailers including Best Buy, Amazon, Tiger Direct and Fry's on November 13th. The Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus is powered by Android Honeycomb and offers a 7-inch display with a 1024 x 600-pixel resolution, 16GB of storage and a 1.2GHz dual-core processor. It also comes with built-in infrared capabilities that will allow users to control their home theater and TV setup directly from the tablet. Read on for the full press release.

Samsung Expands U.S. Tablet Portfolio with Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus

Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus Featuring Peel Smart Remote App Delivers Powerful "Discover, Tap and Watch" Home Entertainment Experience

DALLAS and SANTA CLARA, Calif.- October 21, 2011 - Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile), the No. 1 mobile phone provider in the U.S.1, and Samsung Electronics America today announced the upcoming availability of the  Samsung Galaxy Tab™ 7.0 Plus featuring Peel Smart Remote TV application. Peel allows users to instantly find and watch their favorite TV shows and discover new shows based on their preferences, all with the tap of a screen.

Offering a portable, rich multimedia experience on a 7-inch display, the Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus packs power and productivity into a chic lightweight design, weighing just 345g and measuring 9.96mm thin. The Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus runs Google AndroidTM Honeycomb platform, enabling an easy and intuitive user experience. In addition, the Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus delivers a smooth and intuitive user experience with powerful performance powered by a 1.2GHz dual core processor.

Featuring built-in infrared capabilities, the Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus can control the user's home theater/TV setup. The Peel integration on the Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus goes beyond the Peel application available for download today by no longer requiring additional hardware or cables for TV control functionality. Peel allows users to control any home entertainment system regardless of manufacturer.

Peel displays personalized programming recommendations in an intuitive and content-driven graphical interface, completely eliminating the need to scroll through traditional channel-listing grids. The application's home screen displays colorful thumbnail images of "Top Picks," or favorite shows. Touch one of the thumbnails and the application displays what channel that show is on as well as a brief description of the episode that is playing. Simply tap "Watch On TV" and the Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus will automatically change the channel to the selected program.

"The Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus optimized with the innovative Peel application will enable users to connect seamlessly to view their favorite TV shows," said Dale Sohn, president of Samsung Mobile. "Our partnership with Peel further builds on Samsung's convergence strategy to create enhanced user experiences."

Peel combined with the Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus can control the entire home entertainment system, including the TV, set-top box, DVD, Blu-ray player and AV audio system. Peel will provide Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus users with a social aspect as well, connecting them directly to Facebook and Twitter to share what they are watching with their social networks.

"This partnership continues Peel's vision of eliminating the barriers between you and your favorite shows," said Greg Lindley, chief experience officer for Peel. "The Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus - with its built in IR remote functionality - is a great platform for the Peel app and creates an ideal second screen experience for any TV lover."

The 16GB Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus will be available nationwide through Best Buy, Amazon, Tiger Direct, Fry's and other fine retailers starting November 13th for $399.99. Pre-orders will begin October 23rd with select partners.

Samsung's relationship with Peel is part of Samsung's overall commitment to convergence and the companies are working to integrate the Peel Smart Remote Application into future Samsung mobile devices.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 review

Samsung's Galaxy Tab 8.9 made its retail debut in September and it is nearly identical to its larger predecessor, the Galaxy Tab 10.1. It mostly packs the same hardware but, as its name suggests, has a smaller screen. I enjoyed the original Galaxy Tab 10.1 when it launched earlier this year: it was thin, powerful and it offered a brand new tablet experience. Unfortunately, though, I couldn't get on board with Android Honeycomb and I've since stopped using the tablet, and the operating system, altogether. Can the Galaxy 8.9′s smaller size and TouchWiz user interface rekindle my love for Android tablets? Read my full review to find out.


Before I get started I should note that this is something of a lightning round review. As I mentioned above, the Tab 8.9 is nearly identical to the Tab 10.1 beyond display size, so there are plenty of things that simply don't need to be rehashed. With that behind us, there isn't a single part of the Galaxy Tab 8.9 hardware that blows me away.

The Galaxy Tab 8.9 is sized perfectly for fitting in a backpack or small shoulder bag, but I wish Samsung used more premium materials. At its $469.99 price point I expect uni-body aluminum or at least a nice sturdy plastic instead of cheap-feeling plastic. The Galaxy Tab 8.9 also has an awkward button layout. Its 3.5mm headphone jack and power button are on the top of the tablet when held in landscape mode, but so are the volume controls. Since I usually consume media holding the tablet lengthwise, it would make more sense if the volume buttons were in easy reach on the left or right side of the tablet.

The 8.9-inch display has a fairly sharp 1280 x 800-pixel resolution and is nice and bright, although it's not terribly impressive. I'm definitely looking forward to Samsung's 7-inch Galaxy Tab with a Super AMOLED display.

There's a fairly snappy dual-core NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor under the hood, which makes the navigating the UI as good an experience as I've seen on a Honeycomb tablet. In terms of ports, the Galaxy Tab 8.9 has an audio jack and the Apple-like 30-pin port, but it doesn't offer an HDMI-out solution out of the box. This means you can't take advantage of the processor's ability to display games and media on an HDTV.

Overall the hardware is just satisfactory. I wish Samsung added an HDMI-out port, or at least included an accessory in the box, and I also would've liked to see sturdier materials to help justify the high price point.


Samsung has added its TouchWiz UX on top of Android Honeycomb, which improves the stock user interface in a number of ways. The Tron-like blue accents are gone and the icons are much cleaner. Additionally, Samsung provides a number of useful and good-looking widgets that can be applied to the home screen.

There's a small area with a few useful shortcuts to your calendar, the task manager, a world clock, a notepad, a calculator and the music player that's easy to lift up from the bottom of the screen, which I appreciated. Also, the browser is much cleaner and feels faster than the stock Android option.

While I love what Samsung has done, it still isn't enough to mask Honeycomb's weaknesses. The OS is still sluggish at times, scrolling and animations are often choppy, and it's really lacking in terms of compelling features. The quality of tablet apps has definitely improved over recent months, and that helps a lot, but it's still a tough sell.

Thankfully, Google recently announced its latest Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS during an event in Hong Kong, and it should be available on tablets in the coming months. It remains unclear if Samsung will update the Galaxy Tab 8.9 to Android 4.0.

As I mentioned earlier, the operating system still feels sluggish, even on powerful hardware, and it's terribly unintuitive. And while the app situation is getting better, there still aren't enough high-quality applications available to provide variety and flexibility. The Galaxy Tab 8.9 has spent plenty of time sitting on my coffee table because I can't bring myself to want to interact with Honeycomb.


The 3-megapixel camera on the Galaxy Tab 8.9 is the same found on its larger cousin. Pictures turned out OK, but they obviously aren't as good as what you can expect from Samsung's Galaxy family of smartphones. In addition, the Tab 8.9 records 720p video but the camera zooms in incredibly far, which means you have to step back a bit while recording. It is definitely very annoying and made recording video more of a pain than it was worth.


The Galaxy Tab 8.9 is equipped with a 6,100 mAh battery that affords users “hours of entertainment.” I was able to get through about three days using the tablet to surf the web, play with apps and listen to music, and your mileage will vary depending on your usage.

I also found that the tablet idles very well. After three days of idle time the battery meter had dropped only a few percent. There is one drawback, however: just like the Galaxy Tab 10.1, the Galaxy Tab 8.9 seems to take an eternity to fully charge.


I was a big fan of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet when it made its debut because it was the thinnest tablet on the market and one of the first Honeycomb tablets. Unfortunately, my joy for Honeycomb has long since diminished. That isn't Samsung's fault, it's Google's.

The tablet itself packs decent hardware and my biggest complaint is that it feels a bit cheap. Overall, I'd choose the Galaxy Tab 8.9 over the Galaxy Tab 10.1 because it's more portable and because of Samsung's improvements to the software. In that sense, I suppose it would be one of my favorite Honeycomb tablets yet. That really isn't saying much, though. Even my favorite Honeycomb tablet is going to collect dust on the coffee table.

Motorola Xoom will get updated with Ice Cream Sandwich, but when?

Now that Ice Cream Sandwich is real, the inevitable next step is a parade of announcement that certain devices will / won't experience the latest and greatest flavor of Android. Xoom owners can breathe easy however, as a support forum mod (totally reliable source) confirms Moto will issue an update for its family-friendly tablet, but can't say when we'll see it. Feel free to check out our emulator-powered Android 4.0 tablet demo until then, but considering how long it took to slide LTE into those slabs, you should probably grab a Snickers.

Coby Kyros MID7012 tablet gets an FCC teardown, flaunts a roomy case

Coby's latest in budget slates hit the federal testing tables on Friday, getting the customary teardown and tell-all photo shoot. The Coby Kyros MID7012 comfortably fits a 800Mhz processor, 256MB of RAM, 4GB of internal memory, WiFi and a microSD card slot into its case. The seven-inch Gingerbread tablet hasn't landed on Coby's US website yet, but nimble fingered Googlers can find the slab for about $100.

BlackBerry PlayBook shown running Android apps

One of the selling points that were announced for the BlackBerry PlayBook was its ability to run Android apps - which meant that there would be no shortage of apps at launch despite the fact that it was running a brand new operating system. Well, the BlackBerry PlayBook launched, and Android app support was nowhere to be found. It's been many months since then, and Android app support wasn't anywhere to be seen - until now.

A video of the PlayBook running a beta version of PlayBook OS 2.0 was recently posted online and the video showed the tablet running a couple of Android apps. What's impressive about the demonstration is that the apps ran smoothly without any hitches at all. This definitely bodes well for PlayBook users who have been complaining about the lack of apps available for the tablet. Now all we need is for RIM to push the OS update as soon as possible.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus Now for Pre-Order

Several days after it was leaked online, Samsung officially announces the pricing and availability of its Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus. The 7-inch Honeycomb-powered tablet is now available for pre-order at various retailers, with an expected retail availability beginning November 13. The 16GB version will cost $399.99.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus, the fifth on Samsung's line of tablets, features a 7-inch WVGA touchscreen display with 1024 x 600 resolution, a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 1080p video playback support, HSPA+ support, a 3-megapixel rear-facing camera with autofocus and LED flash (as well as 720p video capture), and a 2-megapixel front-facing camera.

What is strange is that Samsung does not reveal the pricing of the 32GB model, although it was previously leaked with a $499 price tag.

Mystery Moto tablet swings through the FCC, refuses to take any questions

What exactly is this mystery device that just shuffled through the FCC? Well, it's definitely a Motorola tablet and a member of the Xoom family, but beyond that we can't tell you much. The FCC ID, which ends in 56MJ3, makes it clear that this is part of Moto's flagship tablet line, but whether this an upcoming Xoom 2 or simply a souped up variant of the original Honeycomb slate is unclear. The filing makes no mention of cellular connectivity, only WiFi and Bluetooth, but that doesn't necessarily mean there isn't any on board. We do know that, whatever this turns out to be, it sports an HDMI out, 1GB of RAM, a dual-core 1.2GHz CPU, a 1200 x 800 screen and comes in 16, 32 and 64GB varieties.

ViewSonic ViewPad 7e Android tablet launching in North America this month for $199

ViewSonic has officially announced that it's bringing its latest affordable Android tablet to North America before the end of this month. Called ViewSonic ViewPad 7e, the new tablet runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread, and will be available for only $199.

The ViewPad 7e features a 7 inch display with 800 x 600 pixels, ViewScene 3D UI, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Swype keyboard, 3MP rear camera, VGA front-facing camera, 512MB of RAM, 1GHz processor, 4GB of internal memory, and MicroSD card support.

You can visit ViewSonic's website for details on where you'll be able to buy the ViewPad 7e - which is certainly not among the most attractive Android tablets I've seen, but for that price it might worth it.

The ViewPad 7e will be available in Latin America, too, but only starting November.

Unnamed Motorola tablet visits the FCC

There have always been rumors about Motorola releasing a successor to its XOOM Android tablet, with some leaked photos of the tablet surfacing. However, it looks like one of those tablets is one step closer to going on sale at retail outlets. An unnamed Motorola tablet has just passed through the FCC though the listing doesn't offer anything new about the device and here's what we know so far:

It's going to be feature either a 8″ or 10″ (1280 x 800) display, it should have a dual-core processor of 1.2GHz, 1GB of RAM, 16x32x64 GB of storage, WiFi, and Bluetooth support. No mention of 3G or 4G mobile broadband but that could change or there could be multiple versions of the tablet. After all, this tablet might be the first of many to pay a visit to the FCC. Motorola XOOM users are only starting to get the 4G LTE upgrade now, so it'll be interesting to see what Motorola will be offering to compete with its previous tablet. Preloaded Ice Cream Sandwich, perhaps?

Alibaba unveils W800, second-gen Aliyun phone, and unnamed 'cloud-powered' tablet

In July we got our first taste of Aliyun OS, running on the W700. Now, with the Gregorian calendar year coming to a close, Alibaba is prepping its second wave "cloud-powered" hardware. First up is the W800, the successor to the original Aliyun handset. As far as specs go, the two look more or less the same - with the latest version still rocking a 1GHz Tegra 2. The one obvious difference is the slightly larger 4.3-inch display gracing the front of the W800. Perhaps more interesting though, is the still unnamed tablet which also clearly bares NVIDIA branding. Speed and exact model of the CPU inside is anyone's guess, but we're assuming this isn't a Kal-el device. Price and release date for both are a mystery, but the W800 is expected to land sometime before November is out. Of course, you probably shouldn't expect these to show up in your local Best Buy, but you've got a friend in Hong Kong who can send you one, right?

ViewSonic ViewPad 7e 7-inch Android tablet landing in October for $200

ViewSonic announced on Monday that its ViewPad 7e Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) tablet will be available in North America by the end of October for $199.99. The ViewPad 7e offers a 7-inch display with an 800 x 600-pixel resolution, a user interface with 3D “holographic visual effects,” a 1GHz processor, 4GB of storage, a micro-HDMI port, a 3-megapixel camera, a 0.3-megapixel front-facing camera for video chats and a microSD card slot for adding up to 32GB of additional storage. On paper, its $200 price point certainly sounds like a bargain compared to more expensive tablets such as the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1. The ViewPad 7e runs the Android 2.3 Gingerbread smartphone operating system with somewhat outdated specs, however, which means most users will probably seek out the more powerful Amazon Kindle Fire, which also costs $200. The ViewPad 7e supports 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi networks and it remains unclear if ViewSonic will also launch a 3G version with U.S. carriers. Read on for the full press release.

ViewSonic Introduces New Sub-$200 Android-Based Tablet

ViewPad® 7e with ViewScene™ 3D interface is performance-packed at an irresistible price

WALNUT, Calif. - October 24, 2011 - ViewSonic Corp., a leading global provider of computing, consumer electronics and communications solutions, today expanded its ViewPad tablet lineup to include the new ViewPad 7e.

Created with the economical consumer in mind, while offering the newest and most in-demand features, the ViewPad 7e is ViewSonic's latest addition to the successful ViewPad tablet lineup. This convenient 7" Android™ 2.3 Gingerbread tablet combines a powerful 1GHz processor that is excellent for flash video and web browsing. The included Amazon Services for Android and Amazon Kindle™ for Android applications create a great tablet and e-reading device. With pre-installed apps like Twitter, TuneIn Radio and WildTangent games, a service for convenient browsing, downloading and purchasing of online and social games, the ViewPad 7e delivers a layered, intuitive experience that is sure to please all ages and wallets.

ViewSonic has further improved the Gingerbread experience with its exclusive ViewScene 3D interface to deliver an intuitive home screen layout with holographic visual effects. With the new ViewSonic user interface, usability and navigation is unparalleled. Users can quickly get up to speed and customize their favorite apps, delivered directly from the Android storefront.

With its RiteTouch technology and multi-touch capability, it's easy to write directly on the ViewPad 7e's 800×600 LED backlit screen. It is perfect for note taking in the classroom, or highlighting excerpts within a novel or textbook. RiteTouch technology makes it easy to swipe across content, zoom in and out, and scroll through emails using either a fingertip or a stylus. Texting couldn't be easier with the built-in Swype™ keyboard, making typing lightening fast right out of the box.

"Our ViewPad tablet line offers a robust assortment of solutions designed to meet every individual's mobile computing needs - spanning from business to entertainment," said Michael Holstein, vice president of business development, ViewSonic. "The ViewPad 7e extends our quality commitment to consumers that want an excellent mobile multimedia experience, at a very aggressive price point."

Whether experiencing 1080p video playback via the Micro HDMI connection, enjoying Flash 10.3 based applications, or engaging in video chats or taking photos using the dual cameras (3MP rear, VGA 0.3MP front), the ViewPad 7e delivers a robust yet cost-effective multimedia experience. In addition to 4GB of internal storage, the ViewPad 7e offers up to 32GB of additional storage capacity via the micro SD card slot. Teamed with Wi-Fi

The ViewPad 7e will be available in North America at the end of October for an ESP of $199.99. Latin America will follow with product availability in November.






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