Will Sony’s New Android Tablet Designs Attract Buyers?

Sony S1 and S2 Tablet Preview  I've said it before... there's really nothing tablet builders can do to separate themselves from the pack other than a few minor hardware tweaks and cosmetic changes to the computing platform Android Honeycomb requires. As such, Sony's designers were obviously given free rein to sketch up something special. Here you see Sony's upcoming S1 and [...]

Demand for Tablets Not Quite As Strong As Recent Media Hype Suggests, Says IDC

Apple iPad 2 Black, White FaceTime GraphicNo, really?! According to IDC, media tablet shipments to sales channels fell by 28% in the first quarter of 2011. Total units shipped worldwide was estimated to be: 7.2 million. It's not a bad number, but IDC was surprised that "seasonal trends typically found in more mature consumer electronics and computing categories had a notable [...]

Samsung Shows Off TouchWiz on the GALAXY Tab 10.1

Samsung Honeycomb TouchWiz Mini AppsYou're all familiar with Samsung's ultra-thin GALAXY Tab 10.1 Android Honeycomb powered tablet. Well, now we've got video of Samsung's custom "enhancement," TouchWiz UI. Overall, it looks like Samsung didn't change too much of the default Honeycomb experience, but instead added some niceties like scalable widgets, mini apps with multi-window support, improved notifications, and other [...]

ARCHOS Takes on Chumby, Unveils the 35 Home Connect

ARCHOS 35 Home ConnectAt first glance the ARCHOS 35 Home Connect looks like a Chumby competitor — it's small, offers a touch display, and offers the ability to run apps. However, the 35 Home Connect is also a little different. For one... the display is only 3.5-inches and is saddled by two forward facing speakers. Two, it's capable [...]

ARCHOS Intros the DECT 35 Smart Home Phone Powered by Android

ARCHOS 35 Smart Home PhoneI still remember the first DECT Android / Wi-Fi smartphone prototype by DSP Group we saw back in March of 2010. Well, now we've got a real DECT Android phone coming to market for $159 from ARCHOS this September. According to the company's press release, "[The] phone is a light and stylish home phone that [...]

ARCHOS Unveils G9 Series 1.5Ghz Dual-core Android Tablets with Up to 250GB of Storage

ARCHOS G9Got to hand it to ARCHOS for trying and successfully differentiating themselves from the pack. ARCHOS just unveiled two new tablets — the 8-inch (4:3) ARCHOS 80 G9 and 10.1-inch (16:10) ARCHOS 101 G9 -- that offers the fastest processor, the highest storage capacity, and the most capable graphics (full 1080p H.264 video playback) out of any tablet [...]

What the…? Google Just Acquired SageTV

SageTV 7 InterfaceWith little more than a brief note on its homepage (and a tweet), SageTV is announcing that the software company has just been taken under Google's wing. It's unclear what Google plans to do with the company, but it's not a stretch to think that the Google TV team has its eyes on SageTV's DVR, [...]

VIZIO’s 8-inch Android Tablet to Launch Summer 2011 for $349

VIZIO Tablet DemoApparently VIZIO is really close to launching their new Android tablet that they gave everyone a glimpse of at CES 2011. The tablet is popping up in a video by NBA player Blake Griffin, is getting coverage by Scobleizer, and is being prepped for sale at Walmart. The two attached videos should get you up [...]