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The hottest-selling tablets aren't likely to be iPads or Galaxy Tabs these days -- if anything, they're the cut-rate slabs you see in the back of the drug store. Strategy Analytics estimates that shipments of generic "white box" tablets (which typically run Android) overtook iPads in the first qu...

May 14th 2015 at 12:02pm 0 Comments
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There isn't a very large middle ground in the Windows tablet world right now. You frequently have to choose between a budget-oriented, low-spec model and an expensive portable powerhouse. And that's a shame, really. There are no doubt people who want high-resolution screens or lots of options, but...

September 5th 2014 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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Lenovo has been rapidly expanding beyond its PC-focused roots for some time, and today it crossed another important milestone: it's now selling more smartphones than computers. The Chinese tech firm's handset shipments surged 39 percent year-over-year in the fiscal quarter that ended in June, reac...

August 14th 2014 at 2:53am 0 Comments
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Lenovo made headlines earlier this year when it took Motorola Mobility off of Google's hands, giving it a boost in smartphone markets outside of its usual stomping grounds. But that wasn't the first time it snatched up another company for industry leverage. In 2005, IBM gave up majority control of...

May 11th 2014 at 11:00am 0 Comments
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It looks like Apple wasn't the only tech firm to see its tablet business take a hit this winter; according to IDC, others suffered a similar fate. The analyst group estimates that overall tablet shipments grew just 3.9 percent year-over-year in the first quarter, a sharp contrast with the breaknec...

May 1st 2014 at 6:19pm 0 Comments
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Online stores have been hinting that Lenovo was working on a 10-inch counterpart to its ThinkPad 8 tablet, and now there's no doubt: the company's Australian branch has listed a ThinkPad 10 ahead of an official announcement. While a full-fledged product page was only briefly available, it was enou...

April 27th 2014 at 7:15am 0 Comments
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If Samsung's new Galaxy Tabs aren't your cup of tea, Lenovo may have the budget tablets you're looking for. It just unveiled four entry-level Android slates that expand on the sound quality focus we saw in last year's models. The Tab A7-30, A7-50, A8 and A10 all have Dolby audio that should improv...

April 1st 2014 at 7:33pm 0 Comments
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Lenovo may be the world's biggest PC maker, but it's clearer than ever that much of the company's growth now comes from mobile. The Chinese tech giant has reported a 30 percent year-over-year jump in its calendar fourth quarter profit ($265 million) that's owed partly to massive spikes in non-PC s...

February 13th 2014 at 12:28am 0 Comments
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Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology. If one takes a narrow view of the tablet market, the largest PC makers have fared especially poorly as a group. At the launch of the iPad, HP, Dell, Acer and Lenovo had little experience with the Android ecosystem,...

November 17th 2013 at 5:30pm 0 Comments
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IDC has posted third quarter market share estimates which show that Android tablet makers had an exceptional summer. Samsung jumped more than two points over its Q2 results, claiming 20.4 percent of shipments; ASUS also thrived during the period, moving up from just 4.5 points in the second quart...

October 30th 2013 at 10:22pm 0 Comments
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Yesterday, we welcomed into the world the Miix2, Lenovo's fresh entrant into the eight-inch Windows 8.1 tablet market. So when we spotted this newborn slate at a recent Pepcom event in San Francisco, we decided to take it for a spin. Our initial impressions veer positive. We admired the colorful 1...

October 17th 2013 at 11:28am 0 Comments