Although webOS is now an open-source platform available for all, that doesn't mean we can't take a look at some cool hardware of what could have been. The TouchPad Go — a 7-inch version of the TouchPad was never mass produced or officially announced, but webOS Nation got their hands on a prototype and gave it a thorough review.
What started out as a hilarious joke on The Office, might just become a reality. Eric Calisto is reaching out to the Internet to help him fund the creation of the world's first tablet shaped like a triangle. This is not an April Fool's joke.
Google Chairman Eric Schmidt is making a lot of promises lately. First he says that in six months the "majority" of TVs will run Google TV and now he claims that Google has a tablet — the Nexus Tablet — of some form, ready to be pushed out in six months.
Samsung recently put a stake in the ground stating it will ship "bendy screened" gadgets in early 2012. Though company officials say it will be a cellphone, the Korean manufacturer has just released a promotional video of a seemingly magic tablet hinting towards a more complex future around the corner.
Black Friday's come and gone, and most people walked away with a heavily discounted tablet, but the best has yet to come. The first quad-core tablet powered by Nvidia's powerful Tegra 3 system on a chip is coming into retail next week.
A new Nook is going to be announced on Monday. We're certain of that. We've got invites to touch it. Too bad its entire spec sheet has been leaked out. Read on for all the goodies.
Of all the places for a leak to come out from, it's coming from Ireland. Carrying on, it looks like the Xoom 2 is going to come out in time for Christmas, at least in Europe.
Gamestop teased and then it started talking more about selling a gaming-focused tablet, and now, without any sort of grand announcement, the tablets are available in some 200 U.S. retails. Anybody seen these yet?
This is a sign — a sign that the HP TouchPad deserves a second chance. After receiving an unofficial Android port, it's now going around that HP is retooling the TouchPad to work as a Windows 8 tablet. Poor webOS.
Building a tablet in today's climate is hard. You'll either be called out for being a copycat by consumers or officially called out by Apple — the leading tablet maker — for blatantly ripping off its vague design patents. Since Apple set the precedent for what a modern tablet (not one of those bulky tablet PCs that Bill Gates dreamed up a decade ago), there's an expectation that a finger-friendly touchscreen tablet should be thin, light and start at $500 (or less if you're not an iPad). And even though Samsung is still knee-deep in some lawsuits that span courtrooms around the globe with its larger Galaxy Tab 10.1, it still fired up the factories to pump out the smaller Galaxy Tab 8.9 to sell in the U.S. To rival the iPad 2 is a tough task. Motorola's Xoom tried. RIM's BlackBerry PlayBook tried. A sea of cheap Android tablets tried. The only one who seems prepared to bring the entire ecosystem of content and hardware is Amazon and its Kindle Fire next month. Is the Galaxy 8.9 the tablet that finally gives the iPad 2 a run for its money? Maybe, maybe not.