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Imagination floats sub-$100 MIPS tablet running Firefox OS

With Android and iOS dominating the tablet market, Mozilla's Firefox OS hasn't had much of a look in. It's now getting a bit of help from ARM rival Imagination Technologies, which has ported a version of Firefox to a prototype tablet...

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Samsung will add Microsoft services and let users remove bloatware

Samsung has announced that it will add Microsoft services to several tablets and phones, while there are reports that bloatware will be removable.

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BlackBerry teams up with Samsung and IBM on the SecuTablet

BlackBerry is returning to the tablet market with the help of Samsung, IBM and Secusmart, a German encryption firm BlackBerry bought last year.

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IDC's bullish on Windows tablets because of 2-in-1s, business buys

Research firm IDC today forecast that Microsoft's Windows 10 would fuel an increase in the Redmond, Wash. company's share of the tablet market.

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New MacBook does not make moot a big iPad

Apple's revamped MacBook does not mean that it's passed on the idea of a larger iPad, even though the two devices may overlap.

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NOOO! iPad Pro release date -- put back yet again (IGZO display delay)

Apple's plus-sized iPad Pro has been delayed yet again, because it's taking longer to source the IGZO panels, according to deep-throat sources. Oh, disaster: The supposedly business-focused slate is desperately needed to shore up...

Apple delays production of larger-display iPads

Apple has delayed production of larger-screen iPads while it works out the final design and features targeted at businesses.

Intel's Skylake chips to appear in tablets, PCs, servers

Intel has revealed more details about its next-generation chip code-named Skylake, indicating it will go into a broad range of tablets, PCs and servers.

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Break me if you can: 4 rugged tablets put to the test

Tablets are useful, but can be fragile. These four tablets -- three Windows and one Android -- will take a licking and keep on ticking.

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Hands-on with Cherry Trail: Screaming graphics for tablets

Intel's Cherry Trail Atom chips are coming soon, and if you're in the market for an Intel-based tablet the future looks bright.

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Android! Android! Android! 7 important things to know from MWC 2015

So much news, so little time. Here's a simple breakdown of everything you need to know from the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

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Lenovo brings 64-bit Android to its $129 tablet

Tablets running 64-bit Android haven't been out for long but prices are set to fall fast. Case in point: Lenovo's 8-inch Tab 2 A8, which ships in June starting at $129.

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Hands on: HP's Spectre X360 hybrid boots lightning fast

HP's new Spectre X360 is designed to be used mainly as a laptop, but can turn into a tablet by flipping the screen backwards.

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Flash drives in mobile devices set for speed boost with new standard

Flash drives in mobile devices are set to become faster and secure with a new standard approved by the JEDEC Solid State Technology Association.

Long-awaited Blackphone tablet may emerge at MWC

Paranoid tablet users, rejoice. The first units of the secure Blackphone tablet will be demonstrated at the upcoming Mobile World Congress show in Barcelona early next month.

Microsoft Surface Pro 3

Microsoft discounts Surface Pro 3, launches trade-in program

Microsoft has cut the price of its Surface Pro 3 and is offering up to $650 towards the purchase of the hybrid tablet/laptops to customers who trade in older Microsoft Surface devices.

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Intel's Core M 'Skylake' chips due out later this year

Intel will release Core M processors this year based on its Skylake chip design, allowing for thinner Windows tablets that might compete better against the iPad Air 2.

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Market headwinds to blow iPad sales back to 2012 levels

The iPad will encounter strong market headwinds this year, but Apple should sell more tablets in 2015 than in 2014, IDC said today.

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