Don't-Miss Tablet Stories

The best of IFA 2013: 15 eye-grabbing laptops, cameras, smartwatches, and more

Most years, the IFA trade show in Berlin is pretty boring. In 2013, it's anything but.

Panasonic 4K tablet has stunning screen and price tag

Bigger is better, at least in the minds of Panasonic and Acer when it comes to tablets and all-in-ones.

Aava Mobile's Bay Trail tablet with an 8.3-inch screen (1)

Small-screen Windows 8.1 tablet with Bay Trail chip on tap for IDF

Startup Aava Mobile's white-label tablet has an 8.3-inch screen and is aimed at enterprises

Lenovo adds new hybrids, smartphone to portfolio

Lenovo added new hybrids and a smartphone, the Vibe X, to its portfolio during the IFA consumer electronics show in Berlin.

Panasonic's $5900 4K tablet looks great but will only have two hours of battery life

Ultra High-Definition has been a big trend at this year's IFA show in Berlin. And it's coming to Panasonics Toughpad 4K UT-MB5, in the form of a 20-inch, 3840 x 2560 pixel screen. Just don't expect a lot of battery power.

New Fonepad and Memo Pad tablets from Asus

Asustek on Wednesday announced new tablets with different screen sizes, adding new 6-inch and 7-inch models to its Fonepad lineup and also two new 8- and 10-inch Memo Pad tablets.


Duly noted: Samsung announces the Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet

The Galaxy Note 10.1 feels like a revised version of last year's predecessor, with new internals, a new body, and better camera sensors.


Panasonic launches its first 4K TV, teases arrival of 20-inch 4K tablet

Panasonic's first 4K HDTV try is the Smart Viera TX-L65WT600, which has a 65-inch screen and can display up to 60 frames per second.


Thelma and Louise

The Microsoft-Nokia deal: Fail plus fail equals more fail

Microsoft clearly bought most of Nokia to ensure the future of Windows Phone, and ensure a safe harbor for its licensing strategy. But there's a case to be made that this is a marriage of equals. Equal failures, that is.

Why Surface won't be submerged by Microsoft's Nokia acquisition

No, Surface isn't going away, and the Nokia acquisition may actually be a good thing for the fledgling hardware brand.

Amazon unveils new Kindle Paperwhite with fall ship dates

Promises "a new display technology" that will offer higher contrast and better reflectivity.


Microsoft's Nokia deal could benefit other Windows partners, analysts say

Microsoft's plan to buy Nokia's phone business and have a larger presence in hardware devices has so far brought little response from PC and smartphone vendors in Asia. But the deal could end up bringing dividends to Microsoft's long-time partners in the region by revitalizing the Windows ecosystem, according to analysts.

Microsoft explains the Nokia deal: The phone is key to everything

What a difference a few years makes: In a slide deck explaining the deal, Microsoft explains the domino effect that begins with phones.

Acer Liquid S2 series

Large-screen smartphones, tablets, PCs expected at IFA

A smart watch from Samsung Electronics, an Acer smartphone that can shoot 4K video, and a Sony smartphone with a 20-megapixel sensor are among the announcements expected at this year's IFA consumer electronics show.



Slight drop in tablet sales expected as wearables emerge

Researcher IDC has slightly lowered its tablet shipment forecast for 2013 and beyond, blaming competition from larger-sized smartphones and futuristic wearable computing devices.