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LePad
2014-01-12 00:00:00

The LePad is a line of tablet computers sold by Lenovo in China. It was released in China in 2011. The LePad uses the Android 2.2 operating system, with either a Wi-Fi or 3G connection. The display features a 10.1-inch screen with a front facing camera for video calling, and has a battery life of eight hours. Outside china, in 2012, Lenovo released other versions of the LePad, under the name...

Asus Eee Pad Transformer
2014-01-12 00:00:00

The Asus Eee Pad Transformer is a tablet computer powered by Android released on March 30, 2011, with an optional docking keyboard. The device has a 10.1 inch multi-touch screen, a Wi-Fi module, but lacks 3G connectivity. The docking key board was available simultaneously with the tablet. It has QWERTY keys, a trackpad, an SD card reader, two USB ports, and an extra battery for up to 16...

Toshiba Thrive
2014-01-12 00:00:00

The Toshiba Thrive is a tablet computer released by Toshiba on July 10, 2011 in the 10.1-inch model and in December 2011, in the 7-inch model. It uses the AT&T 4G network with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity. Toshiba released an upgrade for the Thrive, but it caused instability in the device, so as of December 2012, Toshiba only uses version 3.2.1. The successor to the Thrive is the...

Kobo Arc
2014-01-12 00:00:00

The Kobo Arc is a tablet computer produced and released by Kobo Inc. in November, 2012. It has a 7-inch screen and uses Android Ice Cream Sandwich operating system. It is the second model produced by Kobo, the first was the Kobo Vox. It comes in black or white with Wi-Fi, a micro USB port, a headphone jack, and dual speakers. It has a dual core CPU, 1 GB Ram, and 16, 32, or 64 GB of storage....

Acer Iconia Tab
2014-01-12 00:00:00

The Acer Iconia Tab is the first production of a tablet computer by Acer. It was presented on November 23, 2010. There are twelve models currently available. Iconia Smart is a 4.8-inch smartphone tablet hybrid and the models with a seven inch display are the A100, A110, and the B1, (the latest model). The models with a 10.1-inch display are the A200, A210, A500, A510, and the A700; all A...

Kobo Touch
2014-01-12 00:00:00

The Kobo Touch is an eReader device produced by Kobo Inc., from China, revealed on May 23, 2011, and released in the U.S. on June 10, 2011. It is the third generation eReader from Kobo, and contained improvements from the previous versions. The Kobo Touch included 15 free previews of select books instead of 100 public domain books that were included on the previous versions. Other improvements...

Kindle Fire HD
2014-01-12 00:00:00

The Kindle Fire HD is the second generation of Amazon’s Kindle Fire. It comes in three versions, the 7 inch, and the 8.9 inch touch screens, and a 4G version. They were released on September 14, 2012 in the 7-inch, November 16, 2012 in the 8.9-inch, and a 8.9-inch 4G enabled version released on November 18, 2012. The 7-inch and the 8.9-inch have 16 GB or 32 GB of internal storage and the...

Kindle Fire
2014-01-12 00:00:00

The Kindle Fire is a mini tablet computer that was released in the United States on November 15, 2011. On September 7, 2012, updates became available to areas where the Amazon website is accessible. The Kindle Fire has a color seven-inch multi-touch touchscreen; it can be used to stream movies and TV shows, read Kindle e-books, and includes access to the Amazon Appstore. Amazon’s tactic...

Apple iPad
2014-01-12 00:00:00

The iPad is a line of tablet computers designed by Apple Inc., that uses Apple’s iOS operating system. The user interface of this device is a touch screen with a virtual keyboard and built in Wi-Fi, with some models having cellular connectivity. The iPad can take pictures, videos, play music, browse the internet, along with having GPS, gaming, and social networking capabilities. Over a...

Samsung Galaxy Tab
2014-01-12 00:00:00

Image Caption: Samsung Galaxy Tab P1000. Credit: PaulK/Wikipedia(CC BY-SA 3.0) The Samsung Galaxy Tab is an Android-based tablet computer produced by South Korean manufacturer Samsung Group. It was introduced on September 2, 2010 at IFA Berlin. The Galaxy Tab has a 7-inch TFT-LCD touch-screen, Wi-Fi capability, 1.0GHz ARM Cortex-A8 Samsung Exynos 3110 processor (codenamed Hummingbird), a...