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Review: Acer Iconia A500

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Here is the Acer Iconia A500 tablet computer running the brand new version of Android, Honeycomb. This version of Android has been optimised for tablet’s and it has really shown. The Iconia features an NVIDIA processor, plenty of RAM and plenty of internal storage. Check out the full review of this tablet after the break.

BlackBerry PlayBook gets price in US – $499 for 16GB

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The PlayBook, the tablet that RIM is hoping to stand a chance against the iPad, has now revealed the prices that the tablet will be sold at, as well as the stores in both the United States and Canada who will be offering the PlayBook. The tablet will be sold for $499 for the 16GB model, while the 32GB and 64GB models will be sold for $599 and $699 respectively. […]

LG joins tablet parade with the LG Optimus Pad

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LG joins the long list of companies trying to dilute the tablet market with their own tablet after an announcement at this year’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Called the Optimus Pad, it will feature a unique 8.9-inch display and will run on Android 3.0 Honeycomb. Internals include a 1GHz Dual Core NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor and “Full HD” support for playing multimedia. It will also come, as it appears […]

Dell adds 7-inch tablet to Streak line, adds 4G

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Dell’s press conference also unveiled the Dell Streak 7, its new tablet offering as part of its Streak line. Now running Android 2.2, the tablet will take advantage of US carrier T-Mobile’s 4G network, allowing users to download content at near-broadband speeds. The Streak 7 is, obviously, a 7-inch tablet that also features a NVIDIA Tegra dual-core processor, and the screen is protected with Gorilla Glass. It also features Wi-Fi, […]

Panasonic develops VIERA tablets, shows off at CES

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Panasonic has showed off at CES its VIERA tablet, allowing access to many cloud services in conjunction with their VIERA televisions. It is, however, only at a prototype stage and therefore not many specs have been revealed. It is, according to the press release, a “tablet-type terminal” with a small LCD screen (the company states that it will come in a variety of sizes between four-inch and ten-inch) and it […]

Motorola to bring out the XOOM – the first 4G tablet

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Motorola seems to be betting on 4G, as the company has announced that it will launch a tablet that will not be on the 3G network, but also on Verizon’s 4G network – or LTE – as this year’s CES is being inundated with tablet after tablet. Motorola’s tablet – the XOOM – will feature Android 3.0 Honeycomb, and will have a dual-core processor with each core running 1GHz, and […]

Samsung to create “Sliding PC 7” series, combines benefits of laptops and tablets

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Screw the Lenovo IdeaPad U1. Why make the keyboard removable when it should be a slider? Well, Samsung has got you covered with its own tablet. The Korean maker has announced its “Sliding PC 7” series and will launch its first tablet running the new Intel Atom processor platform, Oak Trail, and ship with Windows 7. Samsung touts it to weigh 2.2 pounds, and will have a 340-nit brightness, 10.1-inch […]

Toshiba to release tablet – includes Honeycomb and dual-core Tegra 2

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Toshiba is soon to join the ever-growing tablet market with its latest addition to its product line, its yet-unnamed tablet computer for the US market (as we know). The 10-1.inch display will feature Android version Honeycomb (the exact number is not known) and will also ship with a dual-core NVIDIA Tegra 2 chip with integrated NVIDIA graphics. It will also include a full-size HDMI port, two USB ports – one […]

Lenovo’s IdeaPad U1 (+ LePad) becomes reality – in China

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Remember last year when Lenovo presented this really cool laptop-tablet combination called the IdeaPad U1? Well, Lenovo has confirmed that the project isn’t dead – and will come out to market sometime in the first quarter of this year. Only problem – only in China. The device, which is a laptop but the screen can be pulled out to be a tablet computer a-la the iPad, will run on both […]

Motion creates rugged, ultra-light tablet for professionals

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We have not heard of this brand before, but Motion (that’s the brand name) has announced at CES that they will be releasing the first (or so they say) rugged and ultra-light tablet. Called the Motion CL900, the tablet is only 16mm thin and weighs 2.1 pounds. The tablet promises eight hours of battery life, is able to sustain a drop of four feet, and a 10-inch touchscreen that also […]

ASUS release new Tablets for CES

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It time for CES, ASUS have released four brand new tablet computers, designed for home and work use. The operating systems available for the tablets are¬†Microsoft¬†Windows 7 and Google Android. The ASUS tablet range will suit anyone, whatever they do on their computers. Oh and, they work with Flash… Take that iPad. Asus Eee Pad Slider The Eee Pad Slider features a 10.1″ IPS touch-screen for “finger friendly use”, however […]

TV maker to go into tablet, phone markets

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While in Australia, we have never heard of them; in America, that’s a whole different story. Vizio, a low-cost TV maker, is now setting its sights on a brand new market, hoping their strategy translates into sales. However, those two markets are the tablets and mobile phone market – two of the most crowded markets to date. The company will launch, according to the Wall Street Journal, a new 4-inch […]

ViewSonic Tablet coming January 2011.

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ViewSonic have revealed that it will release a 7 inch and 10 inch tablet in Australia during January 2011. The 7 inch features a Qualcomm MS 7227 CPU which runs at 600MHz and 512mb of internal memory and it also has 512mb of flash memory for strorage, expandable up to 32GB via a MicroSD card. It will ship with Android 2.2 Froyo, unlike most tablets shipping now. It also features […]

Review: Apple iPad

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The Apple iPad has already been out for more than six months, so why post our review? Well, mainly to give you our editors take on the device just in time for the Holiday Shopping Season. Does the iPad do well when techgeek.com.au gives it for a spin – eight months later. Does the iPad live up to the hype and to the same standard of its sister products – […]

TECHGEEK Podcast 15: TERENCE IS GONNNEEEE LETS PARTY!!!

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Yes, that’s right.. Terence is on holidays in Rome! So everyone at techgeek.com.au is partying like crazy. We talk about the new Windows Phone 7, The Android ‘dude’ problem, #newtwitter, the iPhone app that allows you to spy and much much more. Behold, Episode 15 – the first extremely unorganised podcast to come from techgeek.com.au, oh and we have made the clean tag! Programming note: Terence & James are not […]


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