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If you thought Microsoft's app deal with Samsung was surprising... well, that's just the tip of the iceberg. The Windows maker has reached agreements to bundle its apps and services on Android tablets from 20 companies. Most of these firms are small regional brands, but there are a few global po...

May 26th 2015 at 3:57pm 0 Comments
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2014 was an odd year for Sony. Can you think of another company that released five flagship products in a single year? We're talking the Xperia Z2, the Z3, the Z3 Compact, the Z2 Tablet, the Z3 Tablet Compact. That's an awful lot of Z's. At MWC in Barcelona, it's leaving its flagship phones be, an...

March 2nd 2015 at 1:00am 0 Comments
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If you're a die-hard Android fan, you're probably champing at the bit waiting for that Lollipop upgrade -- when will you get it? Are you going to get it? Thankfully for you, a number of companies have already promised to upgrade some of their devices to this candy-flavored OS. Google's Nexus 4, 5,...

October 19th 2014 at 5:03pm 0 Comments
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There's a French phrase, un beau affreux, which means that something is ugly and beautiful at the same time. As soon as we got our hands on Sony's Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact, we wished the French had also come up with a phrase that means simultaneously colossal and small. That's the paradox at the h...

September 3rd 2014 at 12:55pm 0 Comments
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The tablet landscape is changing rapidly. It's now relatively trivial to find a cheap, full-featured Windows slate, and we've seen a number of smaller models that still manage to pack plenty of power. In light of those shifts, our tablet buyer's guide looks very different this winter. Dell and Nok...

February 20th 2014 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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Whether you like it or not, tablet photography is here to stay -- it's only fair that slate owners get a fair chance at taking nice pictures. Sony certainly thinks so, since it has unveiled a new mount, the SPA-TA1, that attaches its QX lens cameras to tablets. The peripheral isn't just for small...

January 29th 2014 at 12:14am 0 Comments
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We've seen many a tablet turn into a road warrior -- or even a huge phone -- with the addition of a SIM card. A phone becoming a tablet is a much scarcer transformation, but if any device can make that switch, it's Sony's nearly iPad mini-sized 6.44-inch, 1080p Xperia Z Ultra handset. A variation...

January 21st 2014 at 9:17am 0 Comments
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Sony was coy about its prices when the VAIO Flip PC series was unveiled at IFA, but now we have some figures from Japan -- where the same Haswell-powered notebooks are sold as the VAIO Fit 13A, 14A and 15A depending on their screen size. Starting in late October, customers with some spare yen can...

October 8th 2013 at 4:42am 0 Comments