Category Archives: Tablets

Congratulations to the Nook Division

Congrats to the Nook Division of Barnes & Noble for being recognized for their great tablet work, with an investment by Microsoft. (Likely Microsoft sought an alliance with Nook because the success of the iPad and Fire made them unattainable.) … Continue reading

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HP TouchPad Tablet

I bought one of the Woot-advertised refurbished HP TouchPad 32 GB tablets for $225 for software QA. TouchPad device hardware sales have been discontinued by HP, but accessories are still listed in their online store, and online support is indicated … Continue reading

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Barnes & Noble Nook Color 7″ Tablet BNRV200 Review

I bought a refurbished Barnes & Noble Nook Color 7″ (developer nickname “encore”) tablet on sale for $119 (originally retailed at $249, now $199.) The unit that arrived was a model BNRV200 with Software version 1.2.0 installed. In short, the … Continue reading

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The HP Touchpad Lessons

So … there’s a reason why HP dumped the Touchpad tablet for $100 each at retail. The channel didn’t want them. It was was cheaper to sell them at a loss of about $300 each than to have Best Buy … Continue reading

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SVLUG: Nokia 770/800 Talk

Another good talk at the Silicon Valley Linux Users Group, this time by Tapio Tolvanen of Nokia Finland. He talked about the hardware and software (Tablet OS) behind their excellent PDAs, the 770 and 800. The Nokia 800 is a … Continue reading

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