Acer Iconia Tab A501 now out in Canada

The Acer Iconia Tab A501 with HSPA+, an Android powered 10.1-inch touch screen tablet, is now on-sale in Canada.

Encased in an silver brushed metal aluminum chassis, features of the device include a NVIDIA Tegra 2 mobile 1GHz dual-core processor and integrated GeForce GPU, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, Bluetooth, Micro SDHC slot and micro USB port.

Archos G9 Honeycomb tablets coming September 20th

Archos said today that its new G9 Android Honeycomb tablets will go on sale next Tuesday September 20th at more than 20,000 stores worldwide.

PowerDVD Mobile lets you stream to your Android Tablet

CyberLink, makers of the popular PowerDVD multimedia playback software, this week launched PowerDVD Mobile, media playback software for your Android that lets you view view photos, videos and listen to music.

Sony’s first tablet arrives mid-September in Canada

Sony Canada this week announced that its first tablet computer, the Android-powered Sony Tablet S will be available in Canada in the middle of September.

First announced in April as the Tablet S1, the S Honeycomb tablet features 9.4-inch touchscreen display with 1280 x 800 pixel resolution, NVIDIA Tegra 2 CPU processor, 1GB of RAM, and front and rear facing cameras.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 now on sale in Canada

First announced at Mobile World Conference in February, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, an Android 3.1 tablet expected to compete with the Apple iPad, is now available in Canada.

The WiFi enabled tablet, which is under 9 millimeters think and weights under one and a half pounds, features a 10.1-inch HD touchscreen display with WXGA 1280 x 800 resolution; 1GHZ dual core processor; a 3 megapixel rear camera and a 2 megapixel front camera; and 16GB of flash memory.

Sony Android tablets to launch in the fall

Sony has announced that it plans to launch its first tablet computers, codenamed S1 and S2, in the fall of this year.

The company did not disclose many details except to say the S1 would feature a single 9.4-inch display while the S2 would have two 5.5-inch displays which could be folded for easy portability. Both devices will have front and rear cameras, WiFi connectivity, DLNA compatibility and will run on Google’s Android V3.0 operating system

Kindle Android app for tablets released

A new update to Kindle for Android was released today by Amazon which adds some new features and adds support for tablet computers running Android’s Honeycomb, including the Motorola Xoom.

Users who use the Kindle app for reading books won’t see too many differences however newspaper and magazine readers will see a new layout designed for the Honeycomb interface along with dozens of other user interface enhancements that takes advantage of the larger screen

Gartner predicts 70 million tablets will be sold this year

The worldwide market for tablet computers is expected to climb almost fourfold in 2011 according to a recent report from Gartner.

The research firm estimates 70 million tablets will be sold this year, up from 17.6 million in 2010. The firm also predicts sales of 294 million by 2015.

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