The company best known for its EeePC netbooks, Transformer Prime tablet and Zenbook Ultrabooks is finally launching its most crazy product yet: the Padfone — a smartphone that can be plugged into a tablet docking station.
The saying goes "If you need it done right, do it yourself." With the iPad making headlines all this week, Google's new line of defense to grab a stake in the tablet market might be to attack the low-end. Rumor has it that Google is partnering with Asus for a tablet that'll cost half as much as an iPad.
Faster processors and high-resolution displays are par for the course when companies spit out tablets every few months. Asus's new Transformer Pad Infinity is an upgrade to the formidable Eee Pad Transformer Prime that has a full HD screen, faster quad-core processors and upgraded cameras.
As we brace ourselves for Mobile World Conference and the impending onslaught of mobile announcements, Samsung has leaked its own Galaxy Note 10.1. That's a Galaxy Note — not a Galaxy Tab — meaning it'll probably be similar to the 5.3-inch Galaxy Note. Haha, will it be a 10-inch smartphone?
Not a day goes by without the Chinese coming up with some kind of bizarro iPad clone. According to the Wall Street Journal, an iPad clone called the "Red Pad" endorsing Mao Tse-Tung's "Little Red Book" of Communism briefly surfaced in China before getting removed.
Last year was not a great year for RIM. Having launched its PlayBook tablet to lukewarm reviews and not having native email and calendar apps baked in, RIM is rumored to be dropping a new 10-inch PlayBook and another revamped 7-inch PlayBook.
Remember those low cost One Laptop Per Child computers designed for kids in developing countries? Well it seems that even kids in third world countries are smitten with tablets like the iPad, so the OLPC group has developed a new low cost tablet version just for them.
Last year Razer wowed CES goes with its 7-inch Intel Atom-powered Switchblade gaming PC that never made it out of the prototype phase. This year it's Project Fiona, a gaming tablet that runs full PC games. Is the breakfast tray-looking slab the ultimate in portable gaming tech? Our hands-on is just a click away.
Want an inexpensive tablet that doesn't compromise on screen size? You'll want Acer Iconia Tab A200 — a 10.1-inch tablet that runs on Android 3.2 Honeycomb (to be upgraded to 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich) and has a beefy dual-core processor.
Excited for more tablet options? It's a new year and Asus is reportedly planning to hit the ground running with a powerful new 7-inch tablet worthy of the Transformer Prime name.