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Research Triangle Park, N.C. – Lenovo plans summertime availability of a 10.1-inch Windows 8 tablet that connects to a detachable folio case with built-in keyboard to turn it into a full-function laptop.
The Miix tablet, designed for entertainment and productivity, starts at $500 for the base Wi-Fi model, but a SIM card port is available for a version with 3G W-CDMA SIM card.
When bundled with keyboard, the package will be $549, a spokesperson said.
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Ridgefield Park, N.J. - Samsung today revealed the pricing and shipping information for its previously announced Galaxy Tab 3 line.
London – Five new Windows 8-based products unveiled here by Samsung include the world’s thinnest Windows tablet and the company’s first dual-OS Android/Windows 8 convertible notebook/tablet.
Samsung also unveiled two Windows 8 notebooks, a Windows 8 all-in-one PC, and the Galaxy NX, promoted as the world’s first interchangeable-lens camera with built-in 4G LTE.
Pricing and availability weren’t disclosed
New York — About one-third of all Americans now own a tablet, according to a poll by the Pew Internet & American Life Project.
The study found that 34 percent of American adults 18 and older are tablets owners, with the number of tablet owners increasing with age. Almost half of those 35 to 44 years old have a tablet, and the same number, 49 percent, were college graduates. However, the reverse situation takes place with older adults — only 18 percent of those 65 and older have a tablet.
Taipei, Taiwan – Sony has rolled out three Ultrabooks including one that is a slider hybrid laptop/tablet.
The new Ultrabooks are the Vaio Pro 11 and 13 and the Duo 13.
The Pro models feature 11.6-inch and 13.3-inch touch displays and weigh in at 1.92 and 2.34 pounds, respectively. The chassis is made of carbon fiber and has an aluminum hand rest.
Basic features for the three devices are fourth generation Intel Core i7 processors, PCIe solid state drives and near field communication capability.
Seoul, South Korea — Samsung is expanding its next-generation of Tab series tablets.
The 10.1- and 8-inch Tab 3 models will be available globally beginning in June, joining a 7-inch Tab 3 announced in May.
The two new models’ prices and availability date by country were not announced.
The new Android 4.2 models feature many of the same software features as the 7-inch Tab 3. Both new models, which will be available in Wi-Fi and cellular versions, are not part of the Note series of tablets, which come with a stylus.
Hyannis, Mass. – Home automation supplier Savant Systems unveiled a trio of in-wall charging docks that turn Apple mobile devices with the new Lightning connector into Wi-Fi-connected controllers for any Savant home-control system.
One charging dock is for the iPad Mini, a second is for the full-size iPad, and a third is for the 5th generation iPod. All are shipping.
Seoul – Samsung unveiled a scaled-down version of its flagship Galaxy S4 but didn’t announce when the new device would be available or in which countries.
JK Shin, president/CEO of Samsung’s of IT & Mobile Communication Division, said the device offers a “similar look and feel of Galaxy S4 for more compact and practical usages.”
New York — Hisense launched its first branded tablets for the U.S. market here Thursday, announcing two Wi-Fi-only SKUs that will be sold exclusively through discount store giant Walmart.
The tablets include the Sero 7 LT (light), which carries a $99.99 suggested retail, and the Sero 7 Pro, which carries a $149 suggested retail.
Both models will be available starting Friday at more than 3,000 Walmart stores across the country.
Port Washington, N.Y. — Only 12 percent of tablet owners used cellular-embedded tablets to connect to the Internet in the first quarter, an NPD Group survey found.
Nonetheless, the number of cellular-embedded tablets with active cellular subscriptions grew 48 percent in the quarter compared with the year-ago period, NPD said.