A tablet stand? For £3? Yes, actually

Want a tablet stand that’s cheap and portable? How does £3 grab you?

This one is made from strong cardboard and ideal for slipping into your case or bag. It’ll prop up your device and you can get a dozen of them for £16 – about the same price of one normal stand.
A tablet stand? For £3? Yes, actually

To be honest with you there’s really not a great deal more we can say about this particular product, so it’s perhaps best if you head to their website and scroll down to see just how easy it is to construct. You can also stick your phone in there and fold it all back up when you’re done.

The makers, Finchtail, tell us…

The Finchtail Tablet and Smartphone Stand supports handheld devices for an ultra-convenient hands-free experience. Whether squeezing in a few chapters before bed, watching a film on-the-go, powering through paragraphs while sipping on a coffee or getting utterly lost during a flight, the innovative Finchtail Tablet Stand is the perfect solution for turning tablets and smartphones into free standing devices. 

A tablet stand? For £3? Yes, actually

If you want one, head to finchtail.com or dive into the press release below for more information.

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  • Windows Mobile – Back from the dead

    We’ve been covering smartphones since the Orange SPV and Microsoft Smartphone 2002. That, along with Microsoft Pocket PC, eventually became Windows Mobile 2003, then Windows Mobile 5.0, Windows Mobile 6.0, Windows Mobile 6.1, Windows Mobile 6.5 and then we had the whole “Windows Phone 7 Series” launch that quickly got renamed to Windows Phone 7. Now, with Windows Phone 8 and 8.1, Microsoft have made the decision to bring back the Windows Mobile brand, albeit as “Windows 10 Mobile”.

    Windows Mobile   Back from the dead

    The details, revealed in this Microsoft post, show 7 versions of Windows. For mobile handsets you’ll see Windows 10 Mobile. For mobile tablets and business customers you’ll probably be seeing Windows 10 Mobile Enterprise.

    The details are as follows..

    Windows 10 Mobile – Delivering the best user experience on smaller, mobile, touch-centric devices like smartphones and small tablets. This will give you the universal (previously known as Metro) apps included in Windows 10 Home, plus a touch-optimized version of Office.

    Windows 10 Mobile Enterprise – For business customers on smartphones and small tablets. Delivered to Volume Licensing customers and will give mobile device management and security

    The OS should be available “this summer” according to Microsoft, and it looks like we need to rename our “Windows Phone” category once again. :)

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  • Samsung Galaxy Tab A announced

    Samsung have this morning announced a brand new tablet going by the name Samsung Galaxy Tab A. You’ll see it on sale from the 21st of May.

    Both WiFi and LTE versions will go on sale so customers can decide which is better suited for their connectivity needs, but no mention of pricing just yet.

    The Tab A WiFi version packs a 9.7 inch display with resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels, 1.5GB RAM, 16GB storage, a 5 megapixel back camera with 2 megapixel front for video chat.

    You then have the LTE version, which has 2GB of RAM instead. This of course adds 4G SIM card support so you can get online where there’s a signal

    Last of all is the Tab A with S-Pen that has the same 2GB RAM as the LTE version but offers WiFi only connectivity.

    All three tablets get a 1.2Ghz Quad-Core processor and 6000mAh battery. This should give you enough speed for multi-tasking and enough power to get you through a day of use.

    Samsung Galaxy Tab A announced

    Samsung have sent out a press release with a lot more information below, which includes a range of pre-installed applications by Microsoft.

    All three versions will be on sale here in the UK next week.

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  • Watch this moron steal a tablet live on camera on Fox Sports

    Man Steals Tablet

    When Roberto Mosky found himself in a press room following a Soccer match in Argentina's Primera Division, he bizarrely figured that it was as good a time as any to try and make off with an unattended tablet he saw laying on a nearby table.

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    AT&T’s first self-branded tablet is built for the budget crowd

    AT&T Trek HD tablet

    Hey, Verizon: you're not the only US carrier that can play the in-house tablet game. AT&T has unveiled the Trek HD, the network's first self-branded slate. The 8-inch Android design isn't exactly flagship-class, but it might hit the spot if you want LTE data on the cheap. You're getting a modest 1.6GHz quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor, 5-megapixel rear and 2-megapixel front cameras, 16GB of expandable storage and an 8-hour battery. It does ship with Lollipop out of the box, though, and the price is certainly right -- you're looking at $50 on contract, or $200 over a 20-month installment plan. If all you want is a way to check Facebook when you're on vacation, you'll probably be fine.

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    Vodafone 4G-powered Tab prime 6 available now. Cheap too.

    Vodafone 4G powered Tab prime 6 available now. Cheap too.
    Vodafone are continuing with their budget-friendly devices and, hot on the heels of the Smart prime 6 and Smart first 6, they’ve annount a tablet – the new Vodafone Tab prime 6. There’s 16GB storage on board and a microSD slot for another 32GB. It’s powered by Android 5.0 (Lollipop) and has a 9.6″ 1280×800 IPS HD screen.
    Vodafone 4G powered Tab prime 6 available now. Cheap too.

    Interested? How about a price of £150 on Pay as you go or from £17 a month on a Pay monthly bundle? For that you’re going to get 1GB RAM, a 5 megapixel front shooter, 2 megapixel rear and a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 1.3 GHz CPU with the usual WiFi, GPS, Bluetooth plus 4G connectivity so you can use it when you’re away from a WiFi hotspot. The tablet also has a capacious 4600mAh battery so it should keep you going for quite a while.

    We offered to do a demo of the tablet for you, but Vodafone got the lovely Jenny instead. Doah..

    Get the full details of this device on the product page or click on for the press release. If you shell out £150 on Pay as you go you’ll get 6GB of data or you can pay £17 per month (with a £19 up-front cost) for 1GB of monthly data. Oh, and Vodafone tell me that a Tab prime 6 Keyboard Edition will launch later this month too.

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  • Remix OS overview.

    Remix OS overview.

    The other day I unboxed the Remix Ultra Tablet and posted an article with my first thoughts.

    I have now had a bit more time to use the tablet and I now wish to share an overview of the OS as it is very similar to the Android which we know and love, with some very significant differences.

    I could go into to all these differences here, but I feel that it would be much better for you to see it, so here we have a wee video showing off the OS…

    So far I am liking the tablet, but there are a few things that I do feel need to be addressed if this is going to be a challenger to replace your laptop. I have been providing feedback to the Jide team about the tablet. I can only hope that they will listen to this feedback and implement the changes in the next iteration of software (hopefully the one that rolls out with the Kickstarter release).

    I hope you are enjoying these posts, I would welcome any questions that you would like to see answered. I was asked one and as a result I have produced this clip for your viewing pleasure.

    Thanks guys. :)

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  • Remix Ultra Tablet – The unboxing

    Today is the day people.
    Remix Ultra Tablet   The unboxing

    The day where I can hopefully get rid of my need for a Windows PC forevermore (well at least out with work anyway). I have been lucky enough to get hold of a Remix Ultra tablet from Jide Technologies. These are the guys who, whilst they were working for Google, decided that Android in a tablet should be productive. So vthey went about trying to get that happening.
    Remix Ultra Tablet   The unboxing

    They initially launched the product in China where it met some success. So, spurred on by this, they made the decision to come to other markets. They approached this via Kickstarter but they also tied in with Facebook. Initially the product was only going to go to USA but after overwhelming support they announced it would come to the EU and some other regions.

    Later in that very day they announced their Kickstarter campaign where you could snag a full tablet for $59 including shipping. Needless to say they were all gone in seconds, as were the ones in the $199 tier. They achieved their funding goal in a few hours and have been pushing out updates ever since. I have written a few articles about the story as it has developed over the past few weeks. Just click here for the list of them.
    Remix Ultra Tablet   The unboxing

    What is this device trying to be? A laptop, a tablet or both? I think it is safe to say that it is trying to be both. I see some pointers towards Windows 8 in the OS alongside Chrome, but it is mostly Android that I am seeing. The nice thing about it is the ability to run apps in either phone mode or tablet mode. This can mean that you can get some multitasking done in a way not really possible until now on an Android device.
    Remix Ultra Tablet   The unboxing
    Remix Ultra Tablet   The unboxing

    As I mentioned I have been able to get hold of one of these tablets so without further ado lets get the unboxing done…

    Here are some more close-ups of the tablet and keyboard.

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    I have no longer got my Surface Pro 3 as I have sold it. I did not need the horsepower it provided. I am very hopeful that this tablet will go some of the way to fill the gap that will be left, and I am sure that it will. I intend to to use this machine as my day to day device for the foreseeable future I will also be feeding back to the team at Jide Tech to further enhance the software, so that by the time the Kickstarter units are shipped (late May), they will have been tweaked further.

    I really like the ethos that is being used in the development of the Remix OS, it is something that the community will be able to feedback into so that we can all benefit. It reminds me of the early Cyanogen days.

    On first impressions I am very pleased with the Remix Ultra. There are some niggles which I will need to work through but I put these down to getting used to the OS and not the hardware or design. So far so good with my initial 24hrs. More to come over the next few days.

    I will be on the podcast talking about this device in Thursday night so tune in for more then.

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  • Chrome’s push notifications reach your Android phone

    Push notifications on Chrome for Android

    Chrome's website push notifications are no longer confined to your desktop -- they now surface on your phone, too. Grab Chrome 42 for Android and you can opt into alerts from websites that show up no matter what you're doing. You won't have to worry about missing out on breaking news, even if your favorite sites don't have dedicated apps. You'll also have an easier time adding home screen shortcuts for those sites if you always want them close at hand. It'll be a while before many of the sites you frequent can deliver notifications (eBay, Facebook and Pinterest are some of the early adopters), but it's worth upgrading now to get ready.

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    Source: Chromium Blog, Google Play

    Intel’s success in China hinges on budget phones and tablets

    "China is the number one market with connected products."

    That was how Intel's Senior Vice President Kirk Skaugen kicked off his keynote at IDF in Shenzhen, citing China's staggering 30 percent share of worldwide connected-device purchases in 2014. The country gobbled up 40 percent of the 46 million Intel-powered tablets shipped globally. Not bad, but 46 million is hardly anything compared to the 420.7 million smartphones shipped in China alone in the same year -- only a tiny percentage of which packed an Intel chip. Most others relied on Qualcomm, MediaTek and Samsung. Intel's smartphone market share is so small that it never dared to share the stats; it could be as low as 2.81 percent in the Android space, according to benchmark specialist AnTuTu.

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