Qualcomm teases amazing changes to smartphones and tablets

I’m at Qualcomm’s analyst briefing this week, an event full of tech goodies that will make you lust after the next cell phone and tablet generations. From magic pens to massively improved sound and connectivity, your next cell phone will likely make your current cell phone look really lame.  

Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 tablet gets leaked

Samsung has yet to confirm the purported leaked specs of its next-gen Galaxy Tab 4 10.1, although that hasn't stopped alleged leaks of the new tablet from trickling out.

Lenovo's Windows 8 ThinkPad tablet has a $429 price tag



Lenovo recently debuted its ThinkPad 8 with 64GB of storage for $429. However, a $399 model with 32GB of storage is expected to hit the streets sometime in the near future. 



Acer’s Android (TA272) AIO is also a tablet


Acer has debuted a new Android-based all-in-one (AIO) desktop with a 27-inch, 2560 x 1440 pixel touchscreen display.

Acer Iconia W4 is a Windows 8.1 tablet with a $330 price tag

The Acer Iconia W4 tablet - loaded with Microsoft Windows 8.1 - is powered by Intel's Atom Z3740 (quad-core) Bay Trail processor.

Archos 101 XS 2 tablet priced at $279

Archos has been a manufacturer of Android tablets for some time now, with a full portfolio that scales up and down based on specs and use cases.

Nokia has its first Windows tablet, the Nokia Lumia 2520, with Windows RT 8.1

Stephen Elop, who was Nokia's CEO and is moving into a new executive role at Microsoft, admits that it was hard to choose Windows over Android. But, the Lumia 2520 is the first RT tablet not made by Microsoft. Let the games begin. 

HTC treads lightly in smartwatches and goes disruptive on tablets

The company is wary of wearable devices but it will compete with its own device, but it thinks its tablet will be something completely different.

Archos preps second-gen GamePad tablet



Unbowed by the recent launch of Nvidia’s mighty Shield, Archos is reportedly prepping a second-gen GamePad tablet with a higher-res display, a faster processor, additional memory and more storage space. 


Panasonic Toughpad 4K tablet weighs in at $6000

Panasonic is preparing to launch a massive 20-inch tablet equipped with a 3840 x 2560 pixel display. Dubbed the Toughpad 4K UT-MB50, the device also features a fiberglass case, Windows 8 Pro software and support for writing or drawing with a pressure-sensitive digital pen.

ViewSonic touts Viewpad 100Q tablet

ViewSonic is showcasing a new Android tablet dubbed the ViewPad 100Q, which boasts a 10-inch display and Rockchip RK3188 quad-core processor.

Cube U39GT tablet boasts a 9-inch, full HD display

We recently reported that Cube had introduced an accessory "kit" allowing users to transform their tablets into a TV box. Well, Cube is in the news again, only this time it is about an actual tablet, rather than a kit.

Will Microsoft buy Barnes & Noble's Nook tablet business?

A number of analysts apparently believe Microsoft may snap up Barnes & Noble's Nook tablet business after the latter company's CEO announced his plans to depart the struggling corporation amidst plans to restructure.

HP's Slate 7 Android tablet drops to $140

Hewlett Packard's Android tablet was priced at $170 and up when the Slate 7 first launched in April. And now? Well, HP is lowering the cost of its 7-inch (1024 x 600 pixel display) tablet to $140.

This Android tablet has a 15 hour battery life

The Aiol Novo 10 Eternal - which runs Android Jelly Bean (4.2) - boasts a 10-inch screen along with a 15-hour battery life (11,000mAh).

This Android tablet has a laptop-sized screen

The Colorfly CT132 - which boasts a laptop-sized screen - is powered by an Allwinner A31 quad-core (ARM Cortex-A7) processor paired with PowerVR SGX 544 graphics.

Root 101 is an open source Android tablet

The Root 101 is an open source tablet loaded with a completely stock version of Android (Jelly Bean 4.2) with no bloatware apps and no ugly skinned version of Android. Root access is default, so you can install any app and even custom ROMs.

Unu Android tablet plugs into your TV

It's abundantly clear by now that Android tablets are a dime a dozen. Meaning, it's getting pretty difficult to differentiate one tablet from another, unless, of course, you are someone who really cares about chips and raw horsepower.

This dual-core Android Jelly Bean tablet has a $60 price tag

Android tablets are finally hitting even lower price points than originally anticipated, with a dual-core Jelly Bean device weighing in at approximately $60.

Video: Kalos Android tablet packs Nvidia's Tegra 4 SoC

BungBungame's Kalos 10-inch (560 x 1600 pixel IPS display) Android tablet is powered by Nvidia's Tegra 4 ARM Cortex-A15 quad-core processor.