T-Mobile has just launched a new affordable tablet, the Alcatel 3T 8, which has 600 MHz LTE support and a pretty decent package of specs. This affordable slate has the big plus of running a clean OS, Android Oreo (Go Edition). Let’s check out its features.
The price is $150 for this 8 incher. You can also opt for a payment of $6 down and $6 monthly payments on a T-Mo Equipment Installment Plan. T-Mobile has worked with Alcatel before, offering their tablets free of charge, around Black Friday time especially. Alcatel 3T 8 provides high speed LTE connectivity on this carrier and apparently it’s the first 600 MHz capable slate.
There are actually very few device with support for the “Extended Range LTE” technology, which provides a stronger signal in buildings and rural areas and now Alcatel has one such device. The others are iPhone XS and its Max version, a few Galaxy phones, Motorolas and LGs. Alcatel 3T 8 comes with a 4080 mAh battery, which should offer 7 hours of usage and “constant” LTE video streaming.
There’s also a 5 megapixel front camera and one at the back with the same res. We’ve got a built in Kids Mode here, which lets parents set limits for usage, content and apps. Eye Care functionality also makes the cut. Sadly, the tech specs of the device aren’t known, but I expect something like a Snapdragon or MediaTek entry level CPU, 1 or 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of storage, plus a microSD card slot. What’s certain is that the CPU is a quad core one at 1.5 GHz.
Kobo announced a few hours ago a new e-reader, a waterproof model that’s dubbed Forma. The device is very slim and it’s expected to be up for preorder on October 16th, priced at $280. The device has an 8 inch Mobius display and it weighs 15% less than the Kobo Aura ONE.
It meets IPX8 standards, so it can be dunked in water up to 6 feet deep for 60 minutes. It also comes with the ComfortLight PRO system, that adjusts blue light exposure during the day. The storage capacity is 8 GB, but there will also be a version with 32 GB of storage in the mix, only for the Japanese market. Kobo promised availability in other countries at later dates.
Kobo Forma has page turning buttons on its right side, for improved physical feedback and its E-Ink Mobius display is supposed to be a slim, flexible panel. Its flexibility makes it very resilient to impact and rough handling. It can withstand being dropped from over 6 feet and bent and twisted in bags and schoolbags.
This newcomer can store 6000 e-books and it’ll be up for preorder in black from October 16th, reaching stores on the 23rd in areas like Canada, US, UK, Italy, France, Japan and more. It can be used in both portrait and landscape mode and it comes with integrated eBook borrowing. You can order it here.
Xiaomi Mi Pad 4 just got an important software update, that brings voice control to the device via Xiao AI. The product debuted last month and it also got a Mi Pad 4 Plus bigger version recently. Now let’s see what the update is all about.
Xiao AI offers support for voice control and it lets users perform complex operations and commands via a single sentence. It can also handle playing videos, music, control smart devices around the house and more. Aside from bringing this feature, the update fixes camera performance issues and improves stability. Xiao AI is a voice assistant, introduced earlier this year as a rival for Bixby and Google Assistant, as well as Siri.
It has integration with messaging apps, reminders, alarms, media apps, weather info and can control a Mi Robot vacuum cleaner for example. Xiaomi Mi Pad 4 is an 8 inch tablet, that debuted in June 2018.
It’s priced at $166 for the 3 GB RAM/ 32 GB unit, with WiFi only. There’s also a 4 GB RAM/ 64 GB model (WiFi) priced at $211 and one with 4G LTE at $226. The device weighs 320 grams, has a 16:10 aspect ratio and a Full HD resolution. It relies on the Snapdragon 660 CPU, has a microSD card slot and a 6000 mAh battery. There’s a 5 MP front camera, plus a 13 MP back shooter in the mix.
As you might now already, Xiaomi recently announced the Xiaomi Mi Pad 4 tablet, a 8-inch device that brings some amazing specs on board. These days the slate gets a special discount on GearBest and we thought you should know about this offer as soon as possible.
Thereby before revealing the selling price, I think you should know more about the tablet if you’re hearing about it for the first time. Well, Xiaomi Mi Pad 4 arrives with a 8-inch display that offers a WUXGA resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels and an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor inside.
We get 4 GB of RAM, 64 GB space of internal storage, a 5 megapixel front-facing camera for Skype and selfie and a big 13-megapixeli rear camera sensor for high-quality photos. The tablet brings 3.5 mm audio jack and also a USB Type-C port. Android is running here with MIUI 9 applied on top and in terms of connectivity there’s Wi-Fi Dual-Band (2.4GHz/5.0GHz) and Bluetooth 5.0.
A 6000 mAh battery is found here and the AC adapter will charge the tablet at 100-240V 5V/2A. Right now you can get the Xiaomi Mi Pad 4 tablet for just $238.99 from GearBest.com. Shipping is free worldwide!
It’s been half a year since the Lenovo Smart Display was announced, back at CES 2018. It finally goes on sale today, after being up for preorder in June. This machine is part of a new lineup of products, that combines smart speakers with tablets and focuses on virtual assistants.
Here Google Assistant is the key and Lenovo Smart Display comes with it and a screen as an extra from the Google Home or Apple HomePod for example. The screen means you can also visualize info and watch YouTube videos, probably for cooking while in the kitchen. The screen should offer suggestions for follow-up questions to improve interactions. There’s also news, weather, sports info and all sorts of extras.
Lenovo Smart Display is priced at $199 in the 8 inch version and $249 in the 10 inch version. The small device provides an 8 inch 1280 x 800 pixel display and it comes with support for Chromecast, Google Duo, Google Photos, YouTube, Spotify, Nest and Philips Hue. There’s also a TrueBlock Privacy Shutter and microphone mute button to protect your privacy.
As far as acoustics go, they’re serviced by a powerful 10 W full ranger speaker with a dual passive radiator for a loud experience. The bigger model offers a Full HD screen.
2X2 microphone arrays, up to 4 GB of flash and up to 2 GB of RAM are here, too. You can get the device here.