"tablet PCs" news, interviews, and features

News about tablet PCs

  • Can HP's webOS and TouchPad slow down the iPad?

    More than a year after its introduction, Apple's iPad continues to dominate a tablet market that has grown crowded with a variety of would-be rivals. Most of these are Android tablets like Samsung's Galaxy Tab and Motorola's Xoom. (The Xoom became the launch vehicle for the tablet-optimized version of Android, better known as Honeycomb.)

  • How to use your iPad securely

    The iPad is one of the safest computing devices you can use. Its combination of hardware and software security translate to a device that's probably more secure than your PC or Mac--especially if you take the right steps to secure it.

  • Cisco's Cius tablet to ship next month

    After delays, Cisco's Cius tablet will start shipping in volume next month, and the device will be one of the first available running Intel's latest Atom chip code-named Moorestown.

  • PRODUCT FEATURE: Attack of the mobile browsers

    If you are among the fading majority, you'll be reading this story in a cavernous desktop browser with screen real estate that goes on and on like the Montana sky. If you're from the future, you're pinching and sliding your fingers over a smartphone screen that seems tiny until you stick it in a belt holster and curse because it's not small enough to fit comfortably in your pocket. The mobile Web browser may not be as easy on the eyes, but hey, you might be reading it while swinging on a hammock over a beautiful beach while drinking fancy beverages.

  • Elpida develops thin memory device for tablets, phones

    Elpida Memory and subsidiary Akita Elpida Memory said Wednesday that they have developed technology to mass-manufacture a four-layer DRAM package just 0.8 millimeters thick that can be used to pack more memory into thinner mobile phones and tablets.

  • Huawei unveils 7-inch tablet running Android 3.2

    Chinese telecommunications equipment manufacturer Huawei unveiled a 7-inch tablet running version 3.2 of Google's Android mobile OS on Monday. It plans to sell the device in the Americas, Asia-Pacific and some European countries in the third quarter.

  • Tablet deathmatch: Galaxy Tab 10.1 vs. iPad 2

    For a good year now, we've been hearing about devices that would give the iPad a real run for its money, only to find the claims hollow. The closest contender thus far has been the <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/d/mobile-technology/tablet-deathmatch-motorola-xoom-vs-apple-ipad-226">Motorola Xoom</a>, but it suffered too many shortcomings to give Steve Jobs cause to sweat. Now, however, the iPad has its first credible alternative: Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1, a stellar improvement over Samsung's first effort, the <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/d/mobilize/samsungs-galaxy-tab-makes-strong-case-buying-ipad-056">awkward Galaxy Tab 7</a>.