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The idea of a hybrid PC/tablet device is certainly an interesting one. Up until now, such devices were generally bulky and had clunky user interfaces that truly didn’t lend themselves to a great touch experience. Sony seems to think Windows 8 could change all this and has announced the VAIO Duo 11 as its convertible offering. Right now there isn’t a lot of official information out about the tablet, other than we do know it…

While Windows 8 PC’s operating system is stuck to the set date of October 26, the tablet market is completely open for dates, and it seems two of the biggest tech firms are preparing to launch their Windows 8 tablet versions at the European IFA conference held in a few days. The IFA conference held in Berlin has always been host to some surprising new technological pieces and promises to be a big day for Samsung; they…

Its summertime and with the warm temperatures also comes severe weather in various forms. Severe thunderstorms, flash floods, and hurricanes – oh my! In this day and age of instant access to the web its easier than ever to stay on top of the weather just about anywhere, especially from a smartphone or other web enabled device. So the question is, what apps do you use on your smartphone or tablet to keep tabs on the…

Amazon made some pretty big waves last year when it released its Kindle Fire Tablet. Its estimated that they sold 4.7 million of them in Q4 last year, making it the most popular Android tablet on the market. Amazon sent out press invites today for an event its holding on September 6th. Although mum is the word on what they are announcing, based on the fact that some Android specific sites received the invite,…

When it comes to 10-inch tablets, few come close to the popularity or total functionality of the iPad. For some of us though, Android makes more sense either because of more affordable pricing or simply because we like the flexibility, open nature, and shear amount of hardware options to be found in the Android world of tablets. If price is the leading factor for why you don’t have a 10-inch tablet yet, the Toshiba Excite…

There is no denying that the tablet world is clearly dominated by the iPad, but is there any chance that Microsoft Surface tablet could upset the balance for good? Previously, Tapscape had an article which suggested that pricing could help Microsoft move into the market if it was low enough. The idea here is that the tablet is from a company with an unproven track record for tablets and hardware in general, so customers need…

Just in time for back to school season Samsung will be offering a Galaxy Tab 2 Student Edition bundle starting tomorrow at select retailers. It will set you back $250 and will net you a white Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 8gb with Ice Cream Sandwhich, keyboard dock, and usb adapter. This is a fairly sweet deal if you are looking to get a tablet with a keyboard dock for under $350. The Galaxy Tab…

Are you ready for Apple to turn the tablet market on its head, again? Rumors and smart people thinking smart thoughts are putting flesh on the mothership’s long-rumored and soon expected iPad mini, which could look a lot like a big iPod touch. And, after all, that was what the original iPad was supposed to look like. 9 to 5 Mac, without saying who they are repeating, claims the iPad mini will be built around…

The Samsung Galaxy Note may not have been the first phone-tablet hybrid or “phablet” (I think the Dell Streak 5 gets that honor) but it was the first one to be commercially and critically successful. When it was first announced, the Galaxy Note was criticized for its size and for having an “identity crisis” — it was a device that wasn’t sure if it wanted to be a phone or a tablet. However, all those naysayers have…

Microsoft made some pretty big waves when it announced the Surface tablet back in June. Since then, some of Microsoft’s OEM partners (namely Acer and Toshiba) have come out saying that its a bad move for the struggling company. A rumor circulating today rocks the boat even more. According to an anonymous source, Microsoft plans to release the Surface tablet on October 26th for $199. If this actually pans out, its a pretty big deal…