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Toshiba Excite 10 LE available March 6 from $529.99

Toshiba’s super-thin Excite 10 LE tablet (yes, it has been renamed from Excite X10) will be available for consumers starting on March 6. Two models of the tablet will be available, a 16GB model for $529.99 and a 32GB model for $599.99. Both tablet will features a 10-inch 1280 x 800 display, dual cameras, a 1.2GHz dual-core TI OMAP 4430 processor, 1GB of RAM, and Android 3.2 Honeycomb (though Toshiba says the tablet will be upgradable to Android 4.0 ICS).

While it’s a little sad that it won’t ship with Android 4.0, what’s exciting about the Excite 10 LE is that it is one the thinnest tablets around. At only 7.7mm thick, it’s definitely a feature that many will find appealing.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 coming to Verizon Wireless on March 1 for $500

Starting tomorrow, Verizon Wireless will be offering the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 at all retail locations and online at VerizonWireless.com. The new LTE tablet will sell for $500 when you sign up for a new 2-year commitment.

The Galaxy Tab 7.7 features a 7.7-inch Super AMOLED Plus display, a 1.4GHz dual-core processor, Android 3.2 Honeycomb, a 3.2-megapixel rear camera with 720P HD video recording, a front-facing 2-megapixel camera for video chat, 16GB of internal storage, and much more.

It’s so unfortunate that this nice-looking device is going to be launching with Honeycomb instead of Ice Cream Sandwich. On top of that, it’s even crazier that it will be selling for $500 with a 2-year contract. Seriously, Samsung and Verizon, why would anyone pony up $500 to get this tablet on a 2-year contract? The reason tablets like the Amazon Kindle Nook Tablet are successful is because they are not super expensive.

There’s no reason any 7-inch LTE tablet should cost $500 on a 2-year contract.

Samsung Galaxy Tab™ 7.7 Available Exclusively on the Verizon Wireless Network

BASKING RIDGE, N.J., Feb. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Announced at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES), the Samsung Galaxy Tab™ 7.7 will be available in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores and online at www.verizonwireless.com starting March 1. Movies, pictures and games come to life in high-definition with the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7’s Super AMOLED™ Plus touchscreen display. Customers can quickly access the Web, stream music and more at blazingly fast speeds using the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network combined with a 1.4 GHz dual-core processor and HTML 5 Web browser.

The Tab 7.7 is a multimedia expert allowing customers to use their tablet as the center of their home entertainment system. The Peel Smart Remote feature eliminates the need for multiple remote controls for televisions, audio players and other home entertainment systems. Customers can make their Tab 7.7 the master controller to find and watch their favorite TV shows, create a favorites list, set program reminders and more. Customers also have the ability to stream media to their compatible TV using the HDMI Multimedia Dock with a built-in HDMI port or the HDTV Adapter (sold separately). The Samsung Media Hub offers a large selection of media to rent or purchase and watch while traveling or plug into a TV to share at a party.

Additional features:

  • 7.7-inch Super AMOLED Plus display (1280×800)
  • Android™ 3.2 Honeycomb — supports Google™ Mobile Services, including Gmail™, YouTube™, Google Talk™ with video chat, Google Search™, Google Maps™, as well as access to Google Books™, movie rentals and more than 400,000 apps on Android Market™
  • 3.2-megapixel rear-facing camera with LED flash, full 720p recording and 1080p playback (1080p playback through HDMI dock or adapter)
  • Front-facing 2-megapixel camera for video chat
  • 16 GB on-board storage (actual formatted capacity is less)
  • Support for up to 32 GB microSD™ card

Business solutions

Business professionals can feel secure when working on their Tab 7.7 knowing that it is Samsung Approved for Enterprise (SAFE™). The SAFE certification signifies that the Tab 7.7 is equipped with an exclusive suite of security features that deliver enterprise-friendly capabilities to help safeguard sensitive data and communications, including Mobile Device Management (MDM), on-device Encryption, Virtual Private Network (VPN) and push synchronization of corporate email, calendar and contacts.

The Galaxy Tab 7.7 provides the ideal balance of portability and productivity so business professionals can get the job done. Pair the Tab 7.7 with a keyboard dock and maximize productivity with the QuickOffice® Pro HD application. Customers won’t even notice they left their laptops behind with the ability to create and edit Microsoft® Office documents.

Even traveling business teams can stay connected and productive in remote meeting locations, such as airports, with the 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot capability. The Tab 7.7 lets customers share their 4G LTE connection with up to 10 Wi-Fi-enabled devices simultaneously, enabling leaders to become the team’s Wi-Fi hotspot to rapidly download large presentations and blueprints to review before boarding a flight.

Pricing and availability:

Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 will be available March 1 in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores and online at www.verizonwireless.com for $499.99 with a new two-year customer agreement.
Customers that purchase a Tab 7.7 will need to subscribe to a 4G LTE mobile broadband data package starting at $30 monthly access for 2 GB of data.

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Toshiba’s 7.7mm-thick AT200 tablet goes on sale in the UK, still runs Honeycomb

Move over, Galaxy Tab 10.1, there’s a new super-slim tablet in town. Toshiba’s AT200 tablet (which will land in the U.S. as the Excite X10) has gone on sale in the UK. Surprisingly, Toshiba launched the tablet via Carphone Warehouse without really letting the world know about it. Who knows, maybe a major marketing campaign is under way. Pricing on the AT200 starts at £399 for the 16GB model.

The Toshiba A200 is now the world’s thinnest 10.1-inch tablet, measuring at just 7.7mm thick. The tablet features a 10.1-inch 1280 x 800 LED-backlit display, a 1.2GHz dual-core TI OMAP 4430 processor, 1GB of RAM, front and rear-facing cameras at 1.3 and 5-megapixels, respectively. Unfortunately, the tablet won’t be running Google’s Android 4.0 OS. Instead, it will run the slightly outdated Android 3.0 Honeycomb.

The tablet comes in both 16GB and 32GB models. The 16GB model will set you back £399 (roughly $630 if you’re really thinking about importing); the 32GB model will set you back £449 (roughly $710). They’re both available online at Carphone Warehouse’s site and should be available in stores on February 15.

If you’re interested in this tablet and are in the U.S., it will soon be launching stateside as the Excite X10. We got a chance to play around with it earlier this year during CES 2012.

Source: Carphone Warehouse 16GB | 32GB via The Verge

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Huawei’s Mediapad Honeycomb tablet heading to AT&T on February 3rd

The tablet selection at AT&T is going to grow by one starting tomorrow. Huawei has announced that their MediaPad tablet will be available at AT&T starting tomorrow, February 3. Initially, the MediaPad will be available only to AT&T’s business customers and then to consumers at a later time.

Here are the MediaPad’s specs:

  • 7-inch IPS multi-touch display at 1280×800 resolution
  • Android™ 3.2 (Honeycomb) operating system
  • 1.2 Ghz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor
  • 5MP rear-facing and 1.3MP front-facing camera with 4X zoom and AF
  • 1080p HD video recording and playback
  • Wi-Fi with AT&T Hotspots
  • 7.61 x 4.71 x .41 inches at 14.08oz

Unfortunately, there’s no word on how much it will sell for. After Sprint announced the ZTE Optik for $99 on a 2-year contract, do you guys think that AT&T will do some sort of similar pricing for the Huawei MediaPad?

PLANO, Texas, Feb. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Huawei today announced that its Huawei MediaPad will be connected to the AT&T network. The portable tablet delivers a premium user experience at an attractive price point, designed to meet the needs of AT&T's enterprise customers and consumers.

Key Facts

  • Beginning February 3, the MediaPad will be available to AT&T's enterprise users at varying price points depending on the business account.
  • The MediaPad is a feature-rich tablet that provides a premium user experience at an affordable price. This Android™-powered tablet is optimized for AT&T's 4G*network for video viewing, web browsing and all around experience at an affordable price.
  • The MediaPad includes a 7" IPS multi-touch display and Android™ 3.2 (Honeycomb) operating system.

Device Specs and Key Features

  • 7" IPS multi-touch display at 1280×800 resolution
  • Android™ 3.2 (Honeycomb) operating system
  • 1.2 Ghz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor
  • 5MP rear-facing and 1.3MP front-facing camera with 4X zoom and AF
  • 1080p HD video recording and playback
  • Wi-Fi with AT&T Hotspots
  • 7.61" x 4.71" x .41" dimensions at 14.08oz

"We're committed to working with AT&T to create influential devices that will provide consumers the best experience on AT&T's networks," said Cui Jiangao, President of Huawei Device USA.

*4G speeds delivered by HSPA+ with enhanced backhaul. Available in limited areas. Availability increasing with ongoing backhaul deployment. 4G device required. Learn more at att.com/network.

About Huawei
Huawei is a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider. Through our dedication to customer-centric innovation and strong partnerships, we have established end-to-end advantages in telecom networks, devices and cloud computing. We are committed to creating maximum value for telecom operators, enterprises and consumers by providing competitive solutions and services. Our products and solutions have been deployed in over 140 countries, serving more than one third of the world's population. For more information, visit Huawei online: www.huawei.com. Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/huaweipress and YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/HuaweiPress.

About AT&T
AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) is a premier communications holding company. Its subsidiaries and affiliates – AT&T operating companies – are the providers of AT&T services in the United States and around the world. With a powerful array of network resources that includes the nation's fastest mobile broadband network, AT&T is a leading provider of wireless, Wi-Fi, high speed Internet, voice and cloud-based services. A leader in mobile broadband and emerging 4G capabilities, AT&T also offers the best wireless coverage worldwide of any U.S. carrier, offering the most wireless phones that work in the most countries.  It also offers advanced TV services under the AT&T U-verse® and AT&T │DIRECTV brands. The company's suite of IP-based business communications services is one of the most advanced in the world. In domestic markets, AT&T Advertising Solutions and AT&T Interactive are known for their leadership in local search and advertising. Additional information about AT&T Inc. and the products and services provided by AT&T subsidiaries and affiliates is available at http://www.att.com.  This AT&T news release and other announcements are available at http://www.att.com/newsroom and as part of an RSS feed at www.att.com/rss. Or follow our news on Twitter at @ATT. ©  2012 AT&T Intellectual Property. All rights reserved. Mobile broadband not available in all areas. AT&T, the AT&T logo and all other marks contained herein are trademarks of AT&T Intellectual Property and/or AT&T affiliated companies. All other marks contained herein are the property of their respective owners.

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Sprint makes the ZTE Optik official, coming on February 5 for $99

It’s official: the ZTE Optik is heading to Sprint for $99 on February 5. To get the tablet for that low price, you will have to sign up for a 2-year contract, of course. The ZTE Optik features a 7-inch 1280 x 800 resolution display, a dual-core 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, Android 3.2 Honeycomb and more. If you decide to go contract-free, the price of the tablet jumps to $349.99.

Tablet plans on Sprint’s network start at $19.99 for 1GB of monthly data and goes up to $79.99 for up to 12GB of data.

It will be interesting to see how the ZTE Optik does on Sprint’s network. It features specs similar to those found on other Honeycomb tablets, but with pricing that is very attractive.

Source: Sprint

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Deal: Lenovo IdeaPad K1 32GB Android tablet for $279.99 at Staples

Staples has the Lenovo IdeaPad K1 tablet on sale this weekend for $279.99, $120 cheaper than the suggested retail price. The sale will probably last until next Saturday or until they are out of them.

The IdeaPad K1 packs quite the punch for an Android tablet under $300. Here are its features:

  • 10.1-inch 1280 x 800 display
  • NVIDIA Tegra2 1GHz dual-core processor
  • Android 3.2
  • 1GB of RAM
  • 32GB of internal storage
  • 5-megapixel rear camera
  • 2-megapixel front camera
  • MicroSD slot
  • Micro HDMI port
  • 802.11 bg/bgnWi-Fi

If you decide to pick up the IdeaPad K1 tablet, Staples is offering free shipping to either your home or your nearest store. Once you get it, you’d have to update the OS to Android 3.2.1 and you will be good to go!

On a side note, if you want to save more money on this tablet, Google the term “$30 off $150 Staples coupon.” The coupon codes usually run for $2 to $7.

Buy Lenovo IdePad K1 32GB tablet for $279.99

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LG announces its first LTE tablet, the Optimus Pad LTE with Honeycomb and 1.5GHz dual-core CPU

And just like that, LG enters the 4G LTE tablet market with its own LTE Android tablet. Today, LG announced the LG Optimus Pad LTE, the company’s first LTE tablet.

The Optimus Pad LTE features a 8.9-inch IPS True HD Display with 1280 x 768 resolution, dual-core 1.5GHz processor, 1GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage with up to 32GB via microSD, rear and front-facing camera at 8MP and 2MP, respectively; HDMI out, DLNA support, a 6800mAh battery, and more. The Optimus Pad LTE will be running on Android 3.2 Honeycomb and not Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

The Optimus Pad LTE will first be launching in South Korea and then will be making its way to other markets.

Check out the full press release below and let us know what you think by leaving a comment below. This looks like a great tablet; it’s a shame it’s launching with an outdated OS. Hopefully an ICS update will be available quickly after launch.

LG TO INTRODUCE ITS FIRST LTE TABLET

Expanding LTE Leadership into Tablets to Meet the Needs of Consumers’ Faster Lifestyles

SEOUL, Jan. 18, 2012 – LG Electronics (LG) today unveiled its first LTE-capable tablet, the Optimus Pad LTE. Initially launching in Korea, LG has equipped the tablet with both LTE technology and True HD IPS display, the two features that have helped LG differentiate its latest smartphone, Optimus LTE, from the competition.

“With tablets generating five times more traffic than the average smartphone, it’s not a huge jump to assume that tablet users need and want faster connectivity,” said Dr. Jong-seok Park, President and CEO of LG Mobile Communications Company. “The combination of LG’s LTE technology with the tablet form factor is a clear advantage for consumers who use a tablet as their primary consumption device when on the move.”

Boasting the best-in-class in the tablets, LG Optimus Pad LTE provides the ultimate user environment to enjoy HD multimedia with a 1280 x 720 True HD IPS display and 8 megapixel camera for shooting high definition video. The Optimus Pad LTE is also the world’s first tablet to support an SD memory card expandable to 32GB, recognizing the importance multimedia would play for owners of this device.

Along with these features, the Optimus Pad LTE offers easy-to-use controls and functions such as the Smart Movie Editor for editing pictures and videos more easily. Moreover, Web Duet allows for e-mailing, messaging and SNS sharing with search functions, and On-Screen Phone (OSP) ensures compatibility with LG smartphones.

LG Optimus Pad LTE is extremely portable and aesthetically pleasing, weighing in at a svelte 479g and only 9.34mm thin. Equipped with a 1.5 GHz dual-core processor running Android 3.2 Honeycomb OS, LG’s newest tablet guarantees superior performance. It also supports High Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) and Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA).

Key Specifications:

  • Operating System: Android 3.2 Honeycomb
  • Memory: User 32GB (Micro SD up to 32GB)
  • Size: 245 x 151.4 x 9.34 mm
  • Weight: 497 g
  • Display: 8.9-inch IPS True HD Display
  • Resolution: 1280 x 768
  • Camera: 8MP (Rear) / 2MP (Front)
  • Processor: Qualcomm 1.5GHz Dual-Core / Dual Channel Processor
  • Battery: 6,800mAh
  • Others: HDMI, DLNA
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Deal Alert: ASUS Eee Pad transformer Prime 32GB tablet on sale for $399 ($100 off)

If you have been looking for a deal on the ASUS Transformer Prime, this is it! Hhgregg is currently offering the quad-core-equipped tablet for $399, at $100 cheaper than anywhere else. We also wanted to remind you that this tablet just got updated to Ice Cream Sandwich a couple of days ago.

Here is a reminder of the Transformer Prime features:

  • 10.1-inch WXGA LED 1280 x 800 display
  • Android 4.0
  • 1.3GHz quad-core Tegra 3 processor
  • 1GB of RAM
  • 8-megapixel rear camera
  • 1.2-megapixel front camera
  • 32GB of internal storage

We’re not sure about how long this sale will last but we’ll tell you to jump on it while it is still hot! Link to the sale can be found below.

Buy the ASUS Eee Pad Transformer Prime for $399.99

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A quick look at the Toshiba Excite X10 tablet, the world’s thinnest 10.1-inch tablet

We got a chance to take a look at the Toshiba Excite X10 tablet, the world’s thinnest 10-inch Android tablet. That’s right, the Galaxy Tab 10.1 is no longer king (well, they remain king until the Excite X10 launches).

The Excite X10 features a beautiful 10.1-inch IPS display with Corning’s Gorilla Glass and 1280 x 800 resolution, a fast dual-core TI OMAP OMAP 4430 processor clocked at 1.2GHz, 1GB of RAM, 16 or 32GB of internal storage, front and rear-facing cameras at 2 and 5-megapixels, respectively, and more.

The Excite X10 tablets also features microSD, micro USB, and HDMI mini connection ports, unlike the Toshiba Thrive, which features full USB, HDMI, and SD ports.

All of these features are crammed into a body that is just 7.7mm thick and weighs just 1.2 pounds. Compared to the Galaxy Tab 10.1, the Excite X10 is a full 1.1mm thinner.

The tablet will be available at some point during this quarter and will sell for $520 for the 16GB model and $520 for the 32GB model. Check out some pics and a quick demonstration of the tablet with Eric from Toshiba.



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Le Pan launches budget Honeycomb tablet and introduces two new ICS tablets

Le Pan, a maker of budget Android tablets, today announced the launch of one of their tablets, the Le Pan II, and introduced two new tablets that will soon be entering the market, the TC978 and Le Pan III.

The Le Pan II, which is currently available to order on Amazon.com is a budget Android tablet that features a dual-core Qualcomm APQ8060 processor clocked at 1.2GHz, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage, a 2-megapixel front-facing camera, support for 1080P output, USB OTG, Ethernet (through proper adapters), and more. The Le Pan II runs on Android 3.2 Honeycomb and is now currently available on Amazon.com.

Also announced today were the TC978 and LePan III tablets running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. The TC978 is dubbed as a performance and value tablet. It will be running ICS and powered by a single-core TI OMAP 4430 processor clocked at 1GHz. It will include 1GB of RAM, 4GB of internal storage, Wi-Fi, 2-megapixel front-facing camera, and more.

The bread and butter of the announcement is the Le Pan 3, which will be showcased at CES 2012. The Le Pan 3 will feature a powerful 1.5GHz dual-core TI OMAP 4460 processor clocked at 1.5GHz, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage, Wi-Fi, front and rear-facing cameras at 2MP and 5MP, respectively; Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, 108-0P output/USB OTG/Ethernet through adapters, and much more.

There’s no word on when the TC978 and LePan III will be available, but the LePan II is currently available for you to purchase from Amazon.com.

We’ll be sure to bring you some hands-on videos and pictures of these tablets when we make a stop at LePan’s booth at CES!

Go to www.droidmatters.com/ces2012 for our CES 2012 coverage.

Source: LePan, via The Verge

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Pantech Element waterproof LTE tablet heading to AT&T on January 8th for $299.99

According to the guys over at BGR, a new Honeycomb tablet from Pantech, the Pantech Element, is headed to AT&T’s 4G LTE network on January 8.

The Pantech Element will sell for $299.99 with a new 2-year contract and for $450 contract-free. The Element features an 8-inch display, a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, Android 3.2 Honeycomb, 16GB of internal storage, a 2-megapixel front-facing camera capable of recording video at 720P, a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera capable of recording video at 1080P, and more.

In addition to the impressive specs, the Pantech Element is also features IP57 waterproof rating, meaning that the tablet is splash resistant (as long as ports are closed); it’s not actually waterproof and cannot be submerged.

Source: BGR

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Wi-Fi HTC Flyer currently receiving Android 3.2. Honeycomb update

Wi-Fi HTC Flyer owners, you might want to check your system for an update. It looks like the Honeycomb update for the popular 7-inch Android tablet is starting to roll out to devices. Users have been reporting that they have been prompted to update their Flyer tablets to Honeycomb. Once update to Android 3.2, the Wi-Fi HTC Flyer will be on par with the HTC EVO View 4G and the European model of the HTC Flyer.

Users are reporting that overall, the update process is going well. The Flyer is smoother, wallpaper lag is no more, and overall, it’s a better experience.

Now that Honeycomb is on these devices, the countdown for Ice Cream Sandwich begins. I’m going to guess sometime in September, if it ever gets updated.

Via Android Central

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Android 3.2 update now rolling out to the Sprint HTC EVO View 4G

Not long after some European users received the Android 3.2 Honeycomb update on their HTC Flyer tablets, Sprint users are now reporting the same on the HTC EVO View 4G tablet. Many people have reported receiving the OTA update that brings along the features of Android 3.2 Honeycomb. According to Sprint, the update includes the following:

  • Physical Hard keys replaced with on screen Soft keys
  • New Google search, available on every page
  • System Bar: Quick access to notifications, status, and soft navigation buttons available at the bottom of the screen
  • Notifications menu moved to the bottom right corner of the screen, on the System Bar.
  • The Action Bar—which can be accessed by touching the Plus Sign icon at the top right of the screen—is the key to contextual, changing menus that are controlled by each application.
  • Enhanced security including Sprint Data Link and 3LM

In addition to the above features, the update also fixes an issue with Google Video Chat and Bluetooth in Airplane mode.

If you’re going to go with the update, there is going to be a small price to pay. Due to how things work in Honeycomb, you will lose all of your personalized screen setups and widgets; everything will be reset to default. I say not such a bad deal, especially since you’re getting an official tablet OS.

Unfortunately, there is still no word on the official Honeycomb update for the Wi-Fi HTC Flyer tablet in the U.S.

Source: Sprint via The Verge

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Logitech makes Google TV Android 3.1 update official again

Logitech has just sent me an email stating that the Android 3.1 update is a go. I actually received mine last night and have been enjoying the new features since then. As I reported yesterday, the whole process will take you about 3-4 minutes and once your Revue restarts, you will be asked to update a couple of apps. And just in case you didn’t get the prompt, you should head to Applications > Settings > About > Check For Updates and check for the update manually.

Has anyone receive the email or the update yet?

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Finally got Google TV new update on my Logitech Review

Since Logitech announced that the Revue will soon get the Android 3.1 update, I have been checking for it everyday without being able to get it. I started wondering if I will ever do. To my surprise, I was fianlly able to get the software bump tonight. The whole process only took 3-4 minutes and right at the end the screen turned black for about 2 minutes. I then restarted it and everything went well. Twitter, Napster and Pandora will all need to be updated. I can now say, with confidence, that I am going to enjoy the new Google TV and that my $99 was well spent.

Have you gotten yours already? If not, go and check your Revue!

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Honeycomb update for the Logitech Revue now rolling out

The Android 3.1 update for the Logitech Revue is starting to roll out today. This information was confirmed by both Google and Logitech. Starting today, all Logitech Revue will begin to receive the update. The new update includes an updated simplified design and interface, improved search, access to the Android Market, and much more.

Yesterday, a user on the Logitech forums posted a picture of his Revue unit after it received the update. A lot of people called the user a liar and claimed that his picture was photoshopped. I guess he was right after all.

With this update, all Google TV products should now be running on Android 3.1 Honeycomb. The Sony Internet TV products were the first to receive the update.

So, if you’re a Logitech Revue owner, be on the lookout for the update. You’ll be getting it any time now!

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Android 3.2 Honeycomb update rolling out to the HTC Flyer in France and Holland

When HTC released their 7-inch Flyer tablet, they promised that it would eventually receive a Honeycomb update. It looks like the time for Honeycomb has arrived for the HTC Flyer, at least in France and Holland. As of right now, it looks like the only the 32GB Wi-Fi + 3G version of the 7-inch tablet are receiving the Honeycomb upgrade.

The update file is a whopping 210MB. Once updated, the HTC Flyer version number jumps to 3.55.405.1. At the moment, only the 32GB model has been reported to have received the update; no word on the 16GB model. There is also no word on when the update will hit users in other countries.

Although it took a long time, at least an update is finally starting to be pushed out. Now we must do it all over again, with Ice Cream Sandwich.

Source: HTC Hub (French), Slashgear Via The Verge

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Acer announces the Iconia Tab A200 tablet running Honeycomb

After appearing on a promo video earlier this week, Acer has finally made the Iconia Tab A200 tablet official. The Acer Iconia Tab A200 is powered by NVIDIA’s dual-core Tegra 2 processor at 1GHz. It features a 10.1-inch display, Android 3.2 Honeycomb, a full-size USB port, microSD slot, a 2-megapixel front-facing camera, and more.

According to Acer, the company began shipping A200 tablets with Honeycomb in select countries back in November. Shipments with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich will begin in January 2012 worldwide. At that time, a free Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade for Iconia Tab A200 users with Honeycomb will be provided.

Acer Presents the ICONIA TAB A200

The tablet for sharing good times with family at an affordable price

TAIPEI, TAIWAN (December 2, 2011) – Acer Inc. announces the release of the ICONIA TAB A200, the company’s latest tablet. Ideal for sharing good times via gaming, e-books, movies, music, photography, social networking and more, this tablet is an amazing hub of activity for people of all ages, and it comes at a very affordable price. Shipments in select countries include the Android 3.2 OS (code named Honeycomb) beginning in November. Shipments with Android 4.0 (code named Ice Cream Sandwich, or ICS) will start in January 2012 worldwide. A free ICS upgrade to current ICONIA TAB A200 users will also be made available at that time.

Priced right and looking sleek from all angles, the ICONIA TAB A200 stands out in Titanium Gray or Metallic Red. The rear side is soft to the touch and features an eye-catching pattern. Made especially for multimedia enjoyment, this tablet packs hardware and apps for loads of fun. Visuals are fantastic on the generous 10.1″ multitouch screen, and even thrilling games run smoothly thanks to the NVIDIA® Tegra™ 2 Dual Core 1 GHz processor and gyrometer.

The ICONIA TAB A200 improves multitasking with the Acer Ring interface for setting easy-access apps from any screen. It also features Screenshot, which quickly captures web images, articles, Google Maps and even smiling faces from video calls. Screenshot can be used in any app on any screen for maximum convenience.

Adapted perfectly for mobility, this tablet has a full-size USB port for hooking up other devices and a MicroSD slot for passing data. A 2 MP web camera enables face-to-face chats for keeping friends and family close at hand wherever you are. Whether on the road or at home, sharing multimedia is easy; you can read an e-book or watch a streaming movie, anytime. For enhanced social networking the ICONIA TAB A200 includes Acer SocialJogger, which consolidates Facebook, Twitter and more.

Via Engadget

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Asus Transformer Prime heading to the U.S. on December 8, Taiwan December 1, according to Spokesperson

The guys over at Netbooknews have some information on the availability of the upcoming quad-core Asus Transformer Prime tablet. According to an Asus spokesperson and the people at NetbookNews, Asus is planning on launching the Transformer Prime tablet on December 1 in Taiwan with a U.S. launch shortly after on December 8.

The Asus Transformer Prime is currently available for pre-order at Best Buy and Tiger Direct. When launched in the U.S., the Transformer Prime will set you back $499 for the 32GB model and $599 for the 64GB model.

I guess we’ll soon be finding out if the Taiwan will be getting it soon.

Source: Netbook News

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Android 3.2 update for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 halted

If you have a Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, chances are that you have already been prompted for the Android 3.2 update. Unfortunately, it has brought a little bug a little bug with it giving the tablet users problems with their Wi-Fi connections. Samsung being aware of the situation, has issued the following statement:

Samsung is aware of an issue that some Galaxy Tab 10.1 customers have experienced with today’s software update. We are working on a resolution and will provide more information shortly. In the interim we have chosen to discontinue availability of the update.

Here’s to hoping that Samsung will bring a quick remedy to this bug and help those affected with it getting their Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablets into a working order.

via AC