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Dell's Work-Oriented Venue 10 7000 Is Now Available, Priced At $499 Or $629 With A Keyboard Dock

Dell's recent Venue 8 7000 was one of the most interesting tablets from Dell in... well, ever. Now it's trying its hand at something bigger with the Venue 10 7000. Dell is pitching this as a work machine, and you can buy it today starting at $499.

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[Weekend Discussion] With Smartphones Getting So Big, Do You Still Want A Tablet?

We're back to discussion mode this weekend, and this weekend's discussion may require some thought. Increasingly, I've noticed an interesting side effect to the ever-larger smartphones we carry: people don't seem as interested in tablets anymore as a result. I know that when I'm using my Nexus 6, I'm much likelier to place that on my bedside table than I am my iPad for my morning email and reading, because it's a bit more comfortable to hold and type on, but still gives me plenty of room to watch videos or bang out an appreciably long email.

I'm not sure if I'd say I don't want a tablet as much as I used to, but I will say that I am much pickier about what I want my tablet to be as a result.

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Acer Is Making A Gaming Tablet Called Predator, Looks As Ugly As Predator From The Movies

No one is going to claim that tablet designs are exactly innovative. After all, they're pretty much all thin slabs of plastic or metal with big touchscreens. Maybe they need more pointy bits? Acer certainly thinks so, which is why it's planning to release a gaming tablet called Predator. It's not an attractive device.

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Amazon Prime Instant Video Now Supports Android Tablets

Amazon doesn't seem to particularly want Android users to enjoy its video streaming service. First it took its sweet time expanding the offering out from Fire and iOS devices. Then when it did finally bring the app to Android, it required installing the standard Amazon app, which then prompted you to install a dedicated Prime Instant Video app from the Amazon Appstore (Google Play, what's that?). After that, it only ran on phones. Tablets, for the most part, were inexplicably left out.

The latest version of Amazon Instant Video for Android fixes that. You still have to go through the website to watch videos, but at least it works.

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Samsung Quietly Announces The Mid-Range Galaxy Tab A With Metal Design And A 4:3 Screen

The Galaxy Tab A has been whispered about for the last several weeks, and now it's official... at least in Russia. Samsung's newest tablets are slotting into the space previously occupied by the Galaxy Tab 4 line, so they're mid-range devices. However, it's important to note these tablets have 4:3 screens like the Nexus 9 or the iPad. That makes them instantly more interesting in my opinion.

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Google Launches The Google Store, A New Online Home For All Of Its Hardware Products

Until now if you wanted a Nexus phone, Nest Thermostat, or some other device sold by Google, you'd go to the Play Store device section. Well, not anymore. Google has just launched the Google Store, a hub for all things Google with listings for phones, tablets, smartwatches, Chromebooks, and more. Basically, hardware is in the Google Store, and software is in Google Play.

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Huawei Quietly Announces MediaPad X2, A Dual-SIM 7" Phablet With A 64-bit Processor

While the entirety of Huawei's presentation at Mobile World Congress was devoted to their intriguing new wearables, today is also the public debut of their new tablet/phablet, the MediaPad X2. The 7" device has an attractive metal construction, full HD screen, and all the connectivity you'd expect out of a high-end phone.

As it appears, that is indeed an aluminum unibody that looks similar to a speakerless HTC One. At just 7.18mm, it is also incredibly thin for how large it is. Huawei hopes you'll be able to use it one-handed, which is probably too optimistic.

The eight-core, 64-bit CPU by HiSilicon is no slouch, either, showing that Huawei isn't aiming for the mid-range with this device.

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Sprint Announces The Budget-Oriented LG G Pad F 7.0 Tablet

Tablets with LTE data tend to be quite a bit more expensive than their WiFi siblings, but Sprint is launching an LG slate called the LG G Pad F 7.0 with modest specs that sells for the low price of $240 or $10 per month for 24 months. It's not going to be blazing fast, but it might get the job done.

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[Deal Alert] Asus Nexus 7 Bundle Includes A New 16GB Tablet, Wireless Charger, Dock, And Travel Cover For $199

The Nexus 7 will be two years old this summer, but it's still a great little tablet. We still see batches of refurbished units pop up on eBay and other deal sites from time to time, but this might be your last chance to get a new one right from the source. Asus is selling the Nexus 7 with a bundle of goodies for $199.

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Heroes Of Might And Magic III Lands On The Play Store: Tablet Tactics Costs $10

Way back in the bygone days of December 2014, we told you that mega-publisher Ubisoft was teaming up with the nostalgia specialists at DotEmu to bring the turn-based strategy classic Heroes of Might and Magic III to Android. Today they published the revived game in the Play Store, right on schedule (those DotEmu folks are pros, I tell ya). You can buy the game for $9.99 - pricey, but not unreasonable - for tablets and tablets only.

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The Heroes of Might and Magic series helped to establish the foundations of the modern tactical genre. The third game was released for the PC in 1999, and is considered by many to be the best of the 6-game collection.

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