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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.

Microsoft's new surface: tablet or laptop? - REVIEW

Is Microsoft’s Surface a tablet or a laptop?

I’m not quite sure, but it is a lot easier to type on than an iPad.

Monday, 7 October, 2013, 11:09am

Oppo aims new flagship at China smartphone market

Chinese smartphone maker Oppo will probably ship more than 15 million units in the mainland this year, with foreign expansion also picking up, a senior executive said on Tuesday.

That would put the Dongguan, Guangdong-based company on a par with Xiaomi, which has also said it would meet its 15 million units sales target this year.

24 Sep 2013 - 4:04pm

Not just for talking, smartphones are hubs: survey

For US smartphone users, talking is old hat.

A new survey shows Americans spend an average of nearly two hours a day -- 114 minutes -- on their smartphones, including just 23 minutes talking.

18 Sep 2013 - 11:00am

China to win early access to new iPhone lineup

China will be one of the first countries to have access to Apple’s latest iPhone models, the premium 5S with unique fingerprint identification and the cheaper, multi-coloured 5C.

Apple will start selling the two new iPhone models on September 20, with pre-orders commencing on Friday.

11 Sep 2013 - 10:21am

Apple expected to expand iPhone reach with new models

Apple’s highly anticipated event on Tuesday looks to extend the reach of the iPhone to new markets as the tech giant moves to regain momentum in the smartphone segment.

11 Sep 2013 - 7:33am

New Android system named 'KitKat'

Google, which is known for nick-naming its Android mobile operating systems for smartphones and tablets after desserts, has chosen a brand-name candy for its 4.4 version that’s expected to launch this fall: Kit Kat.

4 Sep 2013 - 10:04am 2 comments

Motorola’s Moto X is colourful, but not iPhone killer: reviewers

Motorola’s “Moto X”, the cellphone maker’s first flagship device since Google bought the company last year, stands out in a crowded market due to its customisable colours and materials, yet stops short of being an “iPhone killer,” reviewers said.

The highly anticipated Moto X is Motorola’s latest attempt to break into a smartphone market dominated by Apple and Samsung Electronics.

8 Aug 2013 - 11:08am

IDC: Tablet shipments slow down with no new iPad

Worldwide shipments of tablet computers slowed down in the second quarter because Apple didn’t release a new model of its trend-setting iPad, research firm IDC said Monday.

6 Aug 2013 - 10:39am

Tablet wars intensify as prices tumble

Tablet prices are plunging amid a flood of new devices and cutthroat competition for market share.

Amazon has slashed prices of its Kindle HD tablets to as low as US$169 (HK$1,311) in the US and 139 pounds (HK$1,606) in Britain, while Barnes & Noble has cut the price of its Nook to as low as US$129, and has announced plans to outsource production of its tablets.

11 Jul 2013 - 12:01pm

Barnes & Noble retreats from tablet wars as Nook sales plummet

Barnes & Noble will stop manufacturing its own Nook tablets, marking the end of its expensive attempt to compete alone with deep-pocketed rivals Amazon.com, Apple and Google in the tablet wars.

26 Jun 2013 - 10:50am