Huawei rolled out the MediaPad Vogue, a faux-aluminum stylized 7-inch tablet that has speakers and mics at the right places, so you could make voice calls with it. The company also has a WiFi-only variant. It features some otherwise entry-level specs.
The new ATIV Q from Samsung, unveiled at Samsung Premiere 2013, is arguably the tablet with the highest screen resolution. This 13.1-incher slides out into a notebook-like contraption, complete with a keyboard and trackpad, complementing the touchscreen.
At the Samsung Premiere 2013 event in London, Samsung unveiled the most compact Windows 8-based tablet ever, the ATIV Tab 3. This 10.1-incher is just 8.2 mm-thick, weighs in at 550 g, but features an impressive 1366 x 768 resolution, and 32-bit Windows 8.
With the surge of cheap quad-core Cortex-A7 SoCs, Qualcomm sensed the need to expand its current lineup. The company announced four new Snapdragon 200 series SoCs built on the 28 nm silicon fab process, combining Cortex-A7 with Adreno 302 and an HSPA+ soft-modem.
The developers of the latest installment of the popular XCOM series of tactical, role playing strategy games, Firaxis, has announced at their PAX East panel that they will release the game XCOM: Enemy Unknown for iOS devices on Thursday of this week.
Samsung is close to unveiling the first proper DSLR with the 'smartness' of Android, the Galaxy NX. Backed by a 20.3-megapixel APS-C sensor, and support for NX lens mounts, this contraption features a large 4.3-inch screen, Android 4.2.2, and a boatload of imaging apps.
Samsung's Galaxy Note III won't be without company, when it hits shelves. The premium phablet category is about to heat up as Sony is turning the valves with its new Xperia ZU 6.44-incher, aka "Xperia L4" and "Togari C680X." Sony has a little surprise under the hood.
Even with Cortex-A12 offering high cost-performance in dual-core configurations, 'quad-core' just looks better on the specs-sheets, forcing device designers to opt for quad-core Cortex-A7 SoCs. Broadcom jumped into the ring with its new BCM23550 chip.
Apple may have rolled out six versions of its iOS mobile operating system, but neither deviated too far from the core styling and user-interface of the original, which made its debut with the iPhone, half a decade ago, until now. The company rolled out iOS 7.
During Intel's Computex 2013 press conference, the company introduced the first significant upgrade to its Atom lineup of mobile SoCs. The new quad-core Atom is based on the new Silvermont microarchitecture that is built on a 22 nm and features a 4G LTE modem.
Dell is determined to conquer hybrid market with its new innovative hybrid design. The XPS 11 is a new 11.6-inch hybrid device that can transform from tablet to laptop in a matter of seconds, and is aimed to compete with Lenovo's IdeaPad Yoga hybrids.
In addition to the Galaxy Tab 3 7.0, Samsung has extended its Galaxy Tab 3 line-up with 8-inch and 10.1-inch models. Both of them feature slim bezel design, a dual-core processor, MHL capabilities. According to Samsung, the will be available globally beginning of June.
No longer can you look up to the iPad as the pinnacle of tablet technology, as ASUS snatched that crown with the new Transformer Pad Infinity. This 10.1-inch tablet features the highest display resolution, can drive ultra-HD TVs, and packs some of the fastest hardware.
Microsoft lowered minimum screen resolution requirements for Windows 8 last quarter with good reason, so devices like the Acer Iconia W3 could take shape, becoming the first single-handed tablet running the Windows 8 desktop, albeit with a few hardware limitations.
ARM rolled out its newest mid-range performance CPU and GPU IP, targeting mainstream smartphones and tablets, the Cortex-A12 CPU and Mali-T622 GPU. The two succeed Cortex-A9, support over 4 GB of system memory, big.LITTLE, and an impressive performance boost.
Microsoft is set to launch a new high-end tablet set to hit Asia on June 7. A new 256 GB version of Microsoft's Surface Pro tablet has been confirmed by the company and is coming first to Japan. The large storage Microsoft Surface Pro costs 119,800 yen.
MediaTek introduced a new SoC that makes it possible for companies to build sub-$250 full-HD tablets. The new MT8215 chip from MediaTek combines a quad-core Cortex-A7 CPU with a PowerVR 5XT graphics core that's 1080p-friendly, and a decent soft-modem.
Cooler Master bettered the concept of Apple SmartCover by launching the Yen Folio, a cover with a unique Y-shaped ridge that crosses the four meridians of the cover, giving you a total of four ways to fold the cover, and orient your tablet in new ways.
Logitech announced a pair of wired keyboards for the iPad, which cement the tablet's credentials as the next student companion, replacing notebooks, and 'notebooks.' In addition to a basic QWERTY keyset, it offers shortcut buttons for most common apps and tasks.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 series was never going to close with just a 7-inch model, with the company planning models targeting nearly every size imaginable. Its next one could be an 8-incher, featuring a 16:10 screen aspect ratio, which is otherwise similar to the original.