The tablet wars are here, bringing with them all kinds of touchscreen keyboards. The only problem with a soft keyboard is that it hogs up nearly half the screen resulting in slower typing speeds. One creative solution is AlphaUI's I back-type, which isn't your everyday keyboard accessory for tablets.
This is clearly the year of the tablet, with every major player prepping some sort of competitor to Apple's iPad. The latest: BlackBerry, with the PlayBook tablet.
Most tablets coming out these days are based in a cellphone operating system such as Android, as they're designed to be used with a touchscreen. But not HP! If this video is real, it shows their upcoming Slate running Windows 7. And man, it looks awful.
Michael Dell just teased a new Android-based tablet, one that's 7 inches diagonal and looks to be a long-rumored device known as "Looking Glass." There aren't a lot of details available on the specs of this thing, but one assumes it'll have a multitouch display and guts that'll let it compete head-to-head with the iPad.
When viewed as a tablet, ViewSonic's new Android-based ViewPad is pretty reasonably sized at 7 inches. Heck, it might even be a little small. But then when you realize it has full phone functionality, it suddenly seems almost comically huge.
Have you been waiting for Google to launch a full-on attack on Apple's iPad? Well, the wait sounds like it's almost over, as apparently Google is launching their own tablet on Verizon on Black Friday, November 26th.
If you're the type of person who carries around both a cell phone, and a tablet device like an iPad, wouldn't it be great if both could be combined in one compact device? That's the idea behind the Sony Ericsson FH concept.
Liquidware is an open-source hardware company, and they've got an offer for you: if you're willing to do some of the work putting it together, they'll sell you a tablet for $400.
It's hard not to feel a little robbed by HP's Slate. It was supposed to be the tablet computer to answer Apple's tablet toy, but turns out toys are pretty popular. Directly related or not, HP floundered in the wake of the iPad, but it's back with the Slate once more.
Still on the fence about whether or not to get Apple's shiny new iPad? We've gone ahead and sifted through every darn review we could find, and compiled here the biggest gripes folks have had after getting some hands-on time....