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Amazon has begun shipping the new Kindle Fire HD 8.9-inch tablet, just in time of course for the holiday shopping season. You can either order it online at Amazon.com for $299, or pick one up at Best Buy, Staples and Radio Shack in the coming weeks. The new Kindle Fire HD 8.9” will also be available with 4G LTE data starting at $499 with AT&T's 4G tablet data package.
Archos has unveiled its new line of Google Play-supported tablet devices called 97 carbon “ELEMENTS,” entry-level tablets which will be available in 7, 8, and 9.7-inch models in July starting at $249.99.
The Archos 97 carbon is said to weigh 21.8 ounces measure and 0.45” thick, and it will pack a sharp IPS multi-touch screen, a 1GHz processor, 1GB of RAM, and the Android 4.0 “Ice Cream Sandwich” operating system.
The new Toshiba Excite 10 LE tablet is set to be available for purchase in the United States on March 6, starting at $529.99 for the 16GB model and $599.99 for the 32GB model.
Described as the world’s thinnest and lightest 10-inch tablet, the Excite 10 LE measures 0.3 inches (7.7mm) thin and weighs 1.18 pounds (535g). This tablet is powered by the 1.2GHz Texas Instruments OMAP 4430 multicore mobile processor and dual-channel memory, and it has a high-resolution 10.1-inch diagonal AutoBrite display made of scratch-resistant Corning Gorilla Glass with an anti-smudge coating.
LG has unveiled a new device which is a cross between a smartphone and a small tablet. Set to be on display at MWC 2012, the Optimus Vu 4G LTE phone sports a large 5-inch IPS display with 4:3 aspect ratio for viewing documents, e-books, internet and multimedia content on a compact device that measures 8.5mm thin. The large screen also allows you to jot down notes with a finger or with the dedicated Rubberdium pen.
The Optimus Vu is powered by a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, and also offers 32GM internal memory, a large 2,080 mAh battery, an 8MP rear camera with AF LED Flash and 1.3MP front camera. This smartphone will ship with Android 2.3 Gingerbread, and it will receive an update to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich eventually.
Additionally, the Optimus Vu is equipped with HDMI, DLNA, and a built-in QuickClip hotkey which allows you to capture screenshots and memos with a single push. Also included on the smartphone is Polaris Office, which lets you open any document, spreadsheet or presentation while on the go.
Samsung has officially announced the new Galaxy Tab 2 (7.0) tablet with Android 4.0, which is expected to start shipping in March, and first be released in the United Kingdom. Powered by a 1GHz dual core processor, the new light and portable Galaxy Tab 2 has a 7-inch WSVGA display with 1024×600 resolution, and it will be available in both 3G and WiFi versions with 8, 16 or 32GB.
SamsungHub reports that the Galaxy Tab 2 will be priced at around $450 for the Wifi version and about $550 for the 3G model. The tablet measures just 10.5mm thin, and also features a 3MP rear-facing fixed focus camera, a VGA front facing camera, a microSD card slot and 4,000mAh battery.
ARCHOS recently announced its new 70b IT internet tablet, the company's first android 3.2 Honeycomb-based tablet, priced at $199 for the 8GB model. Described as an enhanced version of the ARCHOS 70 IT Gen 8 model, the new 70b IT internet tablet features an upgraded and higher resolution (1024 x 600) capacitive touch screen, a 1.2 GHz processor, and double the RAM with 512 MB on-board. The slim device also packs a 3D Graphics accelerator, an HDMI output and a Micro SD card slot. As an Android 3.2 Honeycomb tablet, the unit delivers Google's full suite of mobile applications and access to the Android Market and over 250,000 applications as well.
The ARCHOS 70b internet tablet will hit stores in January 2012.
Motorola Mobility and Verizon Wireless release the new DROID XYBOARD tablets for holiday shoppers, with several tablet sizes available. The DROID XYBOARD 10.1 model is available in 16 GB for $529.99, 32 GB for $629.99 and 64 GB for $729.99 with a new two-year customer agreement with Verizon Wireless. The DROID XYBOARD 8.2 version comes in a 16 GB model for $429.99 and 32 GB model for $529.99 with a new two-year customer agreement. A Verizon Wireless Mobile Broadband data plan for the new tablets start at $30 monthly access for 2 GB of data.
The new DROID XYBOARD tablets run on Verizon Wireless' 4G LTE network and are powered by dual-core 1.2 GHz processors, with 1 GB of RAM on board. The devices are equipped with scratch-resistant displays with Corning Gorilla Glass, and ship with Android 3.2 Honeycomb, soon to be upgradable to the latest Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS. The DROID XYBOARD 10.1 tablet also comes packaged with a precision tip stylus.
You know about the budget-friendly HP TouchPad tablet which is back on the market, and maybe you remember the first HP Slate tablet, which was first teased last year, but it looks like it's all business for the new HP Slate 2 Tablet PC, which starts at $699. Scheduled to be released in late November for workers in education, healthcare, government and retail, this multitouch tablet features enhanced multitasking performance and embedded security in a full-featured Microsoft Windows environment.
The HP Slate 2 weighs 1.5 pounds and features an 8.9-inch diagonal capacitive multitouch display with a Swype touch keyboard, as well as pen input. The tablet is powered by an Intel Atom Z670 processor with mSATA SSM technology, and it offers up to six hours of battery life. Remote workers will appreciate the front-facing VGA webcam for videoconferencing, and there's a 3-megapixel camera on the back for photo and video capture. Additional features include an SD card slot, SRS Premium Sound, and an HP Slate Dock which provides two USB 2.0 ports and an HDMI port.
Scheduled to be released in mid-October, Pandigital's new Android 2.3 based SuperNova Media Tablet features an 8-inch capacitive multi-touch screen with 600x800 resolution, 1GHz Cortex A8 processor with dedicated graphics engine, 4GB internal memory, a built-in MicroSD card reader that accepts up to 32GB memory cards, mini-USB, Adobe Flash 10.3 support, HDMI-out, built-in Bluetooth 2.1 and Wi-Fi connectivity, as well as front and rear-facing cameras.
The SuperNova, priced at an affordable $229, offers one-touch access to the Barnes & Noble e-book store, GetJar app store, Facebook, YouTube, personal email, photos, movies, music, videos and more.
Amazon has added a few new Kindle devices to their bestselling e-reader line, and they are lighter, faster, and most importantly, less expensive.
The new 6-inch Kindle (available today) is priced at just $79, while the new Kindle Touch with touch screen costs $99, and the new Kindle Touch 3G with free 3G is priced at $149. Both the Kindle Touch and Kindle Touch 3G will be released on November 21st.
Details from press release and commercial ad video below.
New Latest Generation Kindle—Fits In Your Pocket—Only $79
The new latest generation Kindle is for readers who want the lightest, most compact Kindle at an incredible price. The latest generation Kindle features a new design that is 30 percent lighter at just 5.98 ounces, 18 percent smaller, and turns pages 10 percent faster. Kindle is now small and light enough to fit easily in your pocket and carry with you everywhere, yet it still features the same 6-inch, most advanced electronic ink display that reads like real paper, even in bright sunlight.
The new latest generation Kindle is only $79. Kindle is available starting today at www.amazon.com/kindle.