As well as launching the Redmi Note 3 smartphone today, Xiaomi also unveiled a brand new tablet, the Mi Pad 2. The slate lands as a very attractive 8-inch device with potent specs and a price tag that will guarantee that Xiaomi will have a success on its hands in China and Asia.
Nvidia has launched its new Shield Tablet K1 today, a sequel to last year's original K1 gaming oriented slate that delivered plenty of power and fast software updates. One thing that instantly grabs the eye this year is the affordability, with the new Shield Tablet K1 will cost just $199.
Tablet sales are in what seems to be a terminal decline and even Apple, the market leader, is suffering dwindling sales of the iPad. However, the iPad Pro could be a much needed shot in the arm for the company's tablet output and through its first two days on sale the oversized slate has saw demand that exceeds supply.
Verizon has today unveiled its Ellipsis 10 tablet, a slate that had been first leaked last month and comes with one particular standout feature. The 10.1-inch Ellipsis comes with a frankly massive 9100mAh, which is the largest juicer on any 4G LTE slate that Big Red sells, from any company.
Apple launched the iPad Pro today and CEO Tim Cook took the time to offer a dig at the Pro's biggest rival, Microsoft. Speaking Philosophical Society at Trinity College in Ireland, Cook gave a timely assessment of Microsoft's Surface Book, a laptop/tablet that Redmond launched last month.
Apple's giant iPad Pro is now available to buy the United States. The 12.9-inch slate is Apple's most decked out tablet and is the company's take on a true PC alternative. Launched two months ago, the iPad Pro is now available in a number of configuration and with optional accessories such as the Smart Keyboard and Apple Pencil.
We are still awaiting an official announcement from Apple regarding the launch date of the iPad Pro, the tablet that was unveiled two months ago. While Cupertino is staying quiet, Sam's Club has opened its doors for pre-orders of the slate, saying that it will launch on November 13th. That is still not an official date, but the retailer seems to have let the proverbial cat out of the bag.
It is hard to see where Samsung's huge 18.4-inch Galaxy View tablet is going to fit into the market. It is not a true PC or laptop competitor because Android lacks the overall functionality of a full PC OS like Windows. It may also be a tough sell as a tablet, simply too large to carry around while we guess some games and apps won?t refit to the size. We will know soon enough when we get our hands on the View, it has rolled out in the United States today.
Apple's tumbling iPad sales may have made Android fans happy, but the humor will not live long as the tablet market as a whole is in what is increasingly seeming like terminal decline. Digitimes Research and TrendForce say that all tablets will decline over the fourth quarter and through the first period of 2016, whether it is a slate from Apple, Microsoft, Samsung, or the myriad other companies.
Did you buy a HTC Nexus 9? Probably not, but then not many did. That is actually a shame as it was one of the very best tablets ever made... it just worked on all levels. Considering the Nexus 9 is still barely a year old, it still represents a great buy for those wanting a powerhouse slate, especially now that HTC has reduced the price right down.