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iBall Slide Elan 3×32 Tablet is a 10.1 incher With 7000 mAh Battery, Priced at Just $234

By Radu Iorga

Today we found a new iBall slate which may interest our public in India (we have a lot of readers from there). It’s the iBall Slide Elan 3×32 tablet model, a 10.1 incher with a 7000 mAh battery, priced at just $234.

It was launched recently and feels like something Lenovo would launch. It’s available on online and offline retailers in India and it comes in a single color hue, black. There’s a 10.1 inch IPS display here, with a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels. Inside we find a quad core CPU clocked at 1.3 GHz, plus 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of storage, as well as a microSD card slot.

Camera-wise, we get a 5 megapixel rear shooter with LED flash and autofocus, plus a 2 MP front shooter with its own LED flash. It runs on Android 8.1 Oreo, has a 7000 mAh battery as the selling point, which on paper should deliver up to 20 days of standby time. It can also offer 6 hours of video playback and 23 hours of audio playback. On the connectivity front there’s 4G LTE, VoLTE, USB OTG and WiFi, Bluetooth, as well as GPS and FM Radio with FM recording.

iBall Slide Elan 3×32 has a few apps preloaded, pretty useful most of them, like Word, Excel and Powerpoint, plus various chat/support apps to connect to the people from iBall. From what I can see it runs a pretty clean Android, without excessive customization.

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Microsoft Surface Go 4G LTE Version Comes November 22nd, Priced at $679

By Radu Iorga

Microsoft Surface Go has been one of the most affordable Windows tablets out there, but it was lacking a crucial feature: LTE connectivity. The long awaited LTE version now gets a release date and a price, detailed below.

The Surface Go starts at $399 right now and it’s got 4 GB of RAM plus 64 GB of storage. It goes to 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB storage for $549. For $679 you can get the new LTE version
with 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage and the preorder is on right now. The product actually has LTE Advanced and it’s going to ship in 23 markets by November 22nd. The newcomer is
a 10 incher with a 1800 x 1200 pixel display, an Intel Pentium 4415Y CPU, WiFi ac and Bluetooth 4.1.

There’s also an USB Type-C port, a Surface Connect Port and the Surface Go Type Cover port. Extra storage is available via microSDXC and we also have a 3.5 mm audio jack. The device weighs 1.2 pounds, measures around 0.3 inches and also provides a main 8 megapixel camera, plus a front 5 MP shooter. There’s also support for Windows Hello face recognition and of course you can pair it up with the Surface Pen and Surface Go Type Cover (sold separately).

I should probably also mention that the Surface Go LTE with accessories probably goes past $900 and that sum can bring a new Surface Pro 6 tablet, sans LTE.

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Global Tablet Shipments Drop 4.3% in 2018, Huawei Becomes Third Largest Device Maker

By Radu Iorga

We’ve written about the status of the tablet market a while ago and it didn’t look good for 2018. The global tablet shipments are now expected to drop by 4.3% year on year in 2018, compared to 2017. The numbers thrown around are 145.5 million units and the shipments of entry level devices are expected to grow weaker.

The reason is that the smart speakers and large screen phones are growing. Also, currency rates are eating into the segment and profits for the device makers. The info comes from TrendForce, who also reminds us that 5G is coming and while the tablets have something to look forward to, the present isn’t impressive. The biggest ambitions in the segment are the ones coming from Google and Huawei.

Huawei is now third in the tablet segment, with the fastest growth. Their shipments have grown by over 30% compared to last year. TrendForce also forecasts that the global tablet shipments will be at 139.6 million units, a year on year decline of 4%. Big and small brands will be forced to drop prices to entice customers, but the life cycle of products can’t be changed.

The market is saturated and has been since 2014. The biggest switch in the segment is the fact that Huawei replaced Amazon as the third largest tablet maker. Amazon and Apple has conservative shipment predictions for this year. Apple remains the market leader, also thanks to the new iPad Pro models, anticipating a huge holiday season. The large screen iPhone XS Max may still eat into those sales.

TrendForce expects the iPad shipments to fall by 2% year on year, reaching just 43 million units in 2018. It’s weird to see firms like Acer, ASUS, HP, maybe even Lenovo staying put and not investing in tablets anymore.

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Apple iPad Pro (2018) is Indeed Filled With Magnets; Here’s How Many

By Radu Iorga

Back when the iPad Pro (2018) was launched, Apple bragged a lot about the quantity of magnets inside the new devices. Turns out they were actually right, as some tests of the newcomers have shown. Check it out after the break.

We knew that the new Apple Pencil and the new Smart Keyboard would attach to the iPad Pro with magnets, but we have no idea there were so many of them. There’s no locking mechanism here, so Apple had to make sure that the Smart Connector pins from the keyboard were able to hook up to the Smart Connectors on the iPad. You probably thought there was one magnet, maybe two used for this, but it’s in fact a large quantity.

No less than 90 magnets sit at the back of the iPad Pro (2018). Pocket Lint used a special paper designed to find hidden magnets and came up with that number. The tablet isn’t the only one filled with magnets, as the Smart Keyboard Folio also has a lot, dozens of them. It’s not just to hang onto the slate, but to also stick to itself when folded. The sheet of green “paper” you see here is actually made from micro encapsulated film, which changes color when it reacts to an external magnetic field.

The new Apple Pencil also attaches to the new tablet via magnets. I can think of a few situations when magnets will be a problem, like messing around with this iPad close to all sorts of keycards, hard drives, sensible scientific equipment, plane cockpits and more.

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Brydge Debuts Brand New iPad Pro (2018) Keyboard, That Turns It Into a Laptop Basically

By Radu Iorga

There was no shortage of accessory announcements when the Apple iPad Pro (2018) was unveiled, but now there’s one more, that enhances the format of the device. It’s a brand new keyboard coming from Brydge and it’s able to sort of turn the new slates into a laptop.

By the way, over the past 48 hours the first few lucky people started receiving the new iPad Pro on their doorstep. Accessory maker Brydge has announced a new keyboard for the iPads, that will be shipping in early 2019. There are versions for both the 11 inch iPad and the 12.9 inch iPad Pro. With these keyboards attached, the devices feel like some sort of laptops, MacBooks even, with the tiniest of bezels.

There’s even a cutout along the front side, in order to make the keyboard closing and opening easier. Some of the details about the accessories were made public on Twitter. One customer asked if the keyboards connect via Bluetooth and the company replied it can’t share all the secrets at once. Other details like pricing and availability are yet to be made clear.

Brydge keyboards have been popular among iPad owners for a while, because they feel very much like the Apple Smart Keyboard. They’ve got sturdy hinge designs, backlit keys and aluminum builds. The aim is to also imitate the MacBook. There were some problems in the past with quality control, but Brydge promises it has fixed them all. Seeing how previous gen Brydge models were priced at around $139 to $149, expect a similar sum here.

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