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Tablet computers

Tablet computers have been discussed as early as the mid-20th century, but only became popular with the 2010 launch of Apple’s iPad. This quickly inspired rival offerings from Samsung Electronics and others powered by Google’s Android operating consumer. So-called ‘phablets’ refer to devices that are smaller than traditional tablets, but bigger than traditional smartphones.

Lenovo to relaunch Motorola brand in China; posts strong sales, earnings

Lenovo, which saw quarterly revenue sail past the US$10 billion mark for the first time in the three months to December, plans to swiftly turn around Motorola Mobility's loss-making smartphone business by relaunching the brand in mainland China.

Friday, 14 February, 2014, 4:26am 1 comment

China’s Lenovo unveils 'game-changing’ yoga tablet

Chinese computer maker Lenovo presented a new tablet device including a bracket-cum-handle allowing it to tilt and stand, which it billed as a “game-changing” innovation.

Hollywood actor Ashton Kutcher unveiled the Yoga Tablet at a Los Angeles event which had been shrouded in mystery, with teaser videos and social media  hints tagged 'betterway'.

31 Oct 2013 - 12:20pm

Microsoft unveils new Surface, fixes shortcomings

Microsoft has refreshed its Surface tablet computers, giving them longer battery life and better comfort on laps as the software giant continues its transformation into a devices and services company.

24 Sep 2013 - 3:02pm

Tablets help Hong Kong students learn

It's morning assembly, and Form One students at Pui Ching Middle School, have their iPads ready. It's the same story in their English and Chinese classes.

17 Jun 2013 - 9:50am 1 comment

Children using touch-screen technology

At 10 months, Perry has only just learned to crawl, but he has no problems negotiating his way around his dad's tablet. The infant is among the many early adopters of touch-screen technology that is now the norm in devices such as smartphones and tablet computers.

28 Jan 2013 - 5:13pm

Lenovo unveils multi-user 'table PC'

Lenovo yesterday took the wraps off a coffee table-sized personal computer designed for multiple users at the world's largest consumer technology trade show, as it embarks on a major corporate reorganisation.

8 Jan 2013 - 4:21am

Smartphone boom won't kill PC, say analysts

The shift to smartphones and tablets became a landslide this year, crushing desire for laptop computers and pressuring manufacturers to adapt to the mobile internet era.

The trend promises to gain momentum next year, with people using handheld gadgets to remain connected to the web on the go and switching to sophisticated systems in home or office.

30 Dec 2012 - 3:54am

Lenovo boost on strong China smart device sales

Lenovo benefited from strong sales on the mainland to seize a 7 per cent share of the world market for "smart connected devices", behind leaders Samsung Technologies and Apple.

Market research firm IDC yesterday said this market represented total global shipments of personal computers, smartphones and media tablets.

12 Dec 2012 - 2:58am

India releases US$20 Aakash tablet computer for students

India has launched a new version of its ultra-low-cost tablet computer with a quicker processor and an improved battery, on sale to students at the subsidised price of US$20.

13 Nov 2012 - 3:11am

Lenovo predicts rise of laptop-tablet hybrids

Computer giant Lenovo expects global demand for so-called "convertibles", ultra-lightweight devices that combine laptop and media tablet functions, to start expanding from next year.

Chief executive Yang Yuanqing said Lenovo "believed the emotional purchase trend" for media tablets by consumers has reached its peak.

10 Nov 2012 - 5:04am