Sharp is developing a multimedia eBook format

Sharp is developing a multimedia eBook format

Like Godzilla, eBook format XMDF is huge in Japan. The format has been around since 2001 and has gained popularity for displaying novels and manga. Now Sharp has announced that the next-generation of XMDF (standing for “ever-eXtending Mobile Document Format”), which they are cleverly calling “next-generation XMDF,” will be launched within the year. Next-generation XMDF [...]

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Gemei GM2000 eReader gives you color LCD or E-Ink on the cheap

Gemei GM2000 eReader gives you color LCD or E-Ink on the cheap

Don’t expect the Asian eReader market to take a breather despite the recent American market price shakeup (which is far from over). Although most of these eReaders have been in planning for months (or, as is the habit from some Shenzhen companies, weeks), there won’t be much, if any, ebb in the tide in the [...]

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The iPad Clone Hunt: Greed Does Not Equal Good Karma

The iPad Clone Hunt: Greed Does Not Equal Good Karma

Editor’s Note: a few weeks ago a Best Tablet Review reader asked us about the slew of iPad clones selling cheaply through Alibaba.com. He was looking for something affordable but functional. It wasn’t the first (or last) time we’ve been asked about these cheap “iPads” and we responded with the customary “buyer beware.” Well our [...]

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The eReader pricing shakeup spells doom for everyone but the big three

The eReader pricing shakeup spells doom for everyone but the big three

Barnes & Noble struck first with a brilliantly thrown sucker punch followed up by a groin shot to hit Amazon where it hurt — right in the bottom line. Less than three weeks ago the eReader market was a familiar place with established price points. We were eeking down to the $99 eReader with the [...]

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1&1 releasing the SmartPad Android tablet to Germany in July

1&1 releasing the SmartPad Android tablet to Germany in July

Germany sure is getting its fair share of tablet releases. The Neofonie WePad WeTab will soon begin accepting preorders and now das Deutsch appear to be getting another tablet this July in the 1&1 SmartPad Android tablet. The 1&1 SmartPad runs off an ARM11 500MHz processor with 256MB of RAM and 1GB or storage. It [...]

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Cisco introduces the Home Energy Controller – a fourth-screen tablet running Linux

Cisco introduces the Home Energy Controller – a fourth-screen tablet running Linux

We’re getting close to the “make it so” days where we can sit in one area of our house and have complete control of everything in it. Cisco is helping out by releasing a tablet that can easily be labeled Star Trek rather than high tech. Following on the heels of the Cius tablet announcement, [...]

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Cisco is working on the Cius – an Android tablet for professionals

Cisco is working on the Cius – an Android tablet for professionals

Building tablets for the business man and woman can be a dangerous thing. The last tablet product that focused solely on professionals just went down in a ball of flames. RIM is rumored to be working on a business tablet, but one that tethers to a user’s BlackBerry. Evidently Cisco thinks there’s a niche to [...]

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Sneak peak of the Huawei S7 Android Tablet

Sneak peak of the Huawei S7 Android Tablet

Separating your product from all the noise at a tech expo is nearly impossible, but Huawei seems to have done that at Computex with the S7 Android tablet. The S7 didn’t capture the eye of everyone, but it did manage to impress a few key people — Chippy from UMPCPortal being one of them. Last [...]

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Time to upgrade your TI-89, Texas Instruments introduces the Blaze tablet

Time to upgrade your TI-89, Texas Instruments introduces the Blaze tablet

There was a time when the closest thing to a tablet computer was the Texas Instruments calculators. Personally, we still remember the time we finally got Golf to start working on our TI-83. Truly those were magical times. But now it’s time to turn in the most expensive thing in your bookbag — Texas Instruments [...]

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TCL Touchlife MID features Android 1.6, 720p and capacitive touch

TCL Touchlife MID features Android 1.6, 720p and capacitive touch

We’ve been slacking on our PMP and MID reporting as of late. The tablet market has essentially had its damn burst and we’re constantly getting flooded with new tablet releases and tech. Still, there are plenty of worthwhile MID releases that we shouldn’t lose sight of. One of those is the TCL Touchlife Android MID. [...]

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