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E FUN, the fifth largest tablet supplier in the U.S., released its first Windows-based Nextbook, a new Intel-powered 2 in 1 tablet. The 10.1-inch ultra-portable Nextbook tablet leverages the power of an Intel® AtomTM processor for lightning-fast performance and long-lasting battery life, ensuring productivity and constant portability for users. The device comes packed with features such as a free one year subscription to Office 365 Personal, which includes 1TB of OneDrive cloud storage, as well as a detachable POGO keyboard and dual cameras with microphone. The Nextbook will be available in mid-November at Walmart stores nationwide and Walmart.com and in December at SamsClub.com.

HP unveiled the Stream 7 and Stream 8 tablets, two new Intel-powered tablets that will be available for the holiday season. The cloud-connected, Windows 8.1 tablets will run on Intel® Atom™ processor Z3700 series and include 1TB of Microsoft’s OneDrive storage as well as a one-year Microsoft Office 365 Personal subscription and 60 minutes of Skype credit per month. The Stream 8 tablet is equipped with 200 MB of no-contract 4G data. Unique features include a customizable Start screen, multi-user built in support and HP Connected apps that conveniently locate and bring  together digital content from multiple sources all in one place. Expected to be available for the holiday season, the 7- and 8-inch Stream tablets will be priced at $99.99 and $149.99 respectively.

Strategy Analytics released a report yesterday analyzing the tablet application processor market share in Q2 2014. According to the report, Intel is now the number two application processor vendor for tablets, ahead of other vendors such as Qualcomm, MediaTek and Samsung with Apple taking the lead. There were numerous Intel-based tablets released at Computex Taipei in Q2 and with additional Intel tablet designs showcased at IFA Berlin and most recently the Dell Venue 8 7000 series at IDF, Intel is off to a strong start for second half of the year.

During his speech at Intel Developer Forum today, Hermann Eul, corporate vice president and general manager of Intel’s Mobile and Communications Group challenged developers to use the most prominent technology in people’s hands, the mobile device, to fulfill essential needs and solve problems for people around the world, in particular for developing countries in which we expect to see the largest growth in mobile devices over the next few years.  He invited guests from a diversified background to share how to realize these opportunities.  Guests included Toby Shapshak, a well-known journalist from Africa, Kazi Huque, CEO of Grameen Intel, Neil Hand, vice president of Dell Tablet Group who highlighted the new Dell Venue 8 7000 Series tablet, the world’s thinnest tablet and first device that includes Intel® RealSense™ snapshot and Dr. Salil Prabhakar, president and CEO Delta ID Inc., who showed their ActiveIRIS® technology, an iris recognition technology running on an Intel® Atom™ Z3500 processor series concept phone. Hermann also provided updates on Intel technology that will help emerging markets bring their innovation to life, including SoFIA, the soon-to-be-launched integrated mobile system-on-a-chip platform for entry and value mobile devices, Intel’s second generation LTE platform, the Intel® XMM™ 7260 LTE-Advanced modem which is available now, and the Intel® XMM™ 6255 modem, the smallest stand-alone 3G modem, ideal for tiny and unconventional connected computing devices like wearables, smart meters, sensors, and industrial equipment.  Check out Hermann’s blog for more details on his speech.

During Intel CEO Brain Krzanich’s keynote today at the Intel Developer Forum, Michael Dell, chairman and CEO of Dell, previewed the upcoming Dell Venue 8 7000 Series – the first tablet with Intel® RealSense™ snapshot and the world’s thinnest tablet, measuring only 6mm in thickness. Intel RealSense snapshot is an enhanced photography solution that creates a high-definition depth map to enable measurement, refocus, and selective filters with a touch of a finger. It will introduce new capabilities and new ways of using the tablet, opening up a new creative horizon for developers to come up with apps that change how consumers engage with their photos.   For example, consumer can change the focus of a photo to different objects or foregrounds in editing.  Objects within the photo can also be measured.  The Android-based tablet is powered by the Intel® Atom™ Z3500 processor series and will be available in time for holiday.

Leading into IFA Berlin 2014, various new tablets were launched based on Intel® Atom™ processors. Toshiba introduced the Encore 2 Write tablets, available in both 8- and 10.1-inch screen-size, as well as the Encore Mini — all running on Windows 8.1*. Lenovo revealed the Lenovo TAB S8, the company’s first Android tablets. Acer introduced the Iconia Tab 8 W, an 8-inch tablet equipped with Windows 8.1*. The company also has expanded its colorful Iconia One series with the Iconia One 8 to bring a faster processor, larger 8-inch display and Android 4.4*. All five tablets will be powered by the Intel® Atom™ Z3700 series processor (“Bay Trail”). ASUS showcased an updated version of its MeMO Pad 7 powered by an Intel® Atom™ Z3565 processor (“Moorefield”). The MeMO Pad 7 and Tab S8 will both have the Intel® XMMTM 7160 modem to bring high-speed LTE connectivity experience for users. Pro7Sat1, one of the largest broadcasting companies in Germany, introduced the Pro7 Entertainment Pad powered by ASUS with the Intel Atom processor, offering a custom-built navigation bar enabled by Intel and pre-installed with exclusive entertainment content and services. An Austrian-based company, AlpenTab, bring a new look and feel and ultra-light weight “Wienerwald” wooden tablet powered by Intel. Learn more about Intel-powered tablets at IFA Berlin 2014.

AARP_TABLET_FRONT_SCREEN sm.jpgAARP and Intel announced RealPad, an Android* tablet designed to address the needs of the 70 million Americans over the age of 50 who have yet to fully embrace tablet technology. Powered by the Intel® Atom™ processor, RealPad will make technology usage enjoyable, simple and affordable with an easy-to-use software interface enabled by Intel, one-click RealQuick Fix troubleshooting feature, vibrant visuals, lightning-fast Web browsing and built-in video tutorials. RealPad will be available for sale this fall at Walmart.

flipkart_tablet.jpgFlipkart, one of India’s largest e-commerce marketplaces, announced five new tablets under its brand Digiflip Pro powered by Intel® Atom™ Processors. The tablets include two 8”, two 9” and a 7” tablet and will be exclusively available on www.flipkart.com. These new Intel-based tablets offer amazing features, graphics, great performance with long battery life, all packed into sleek form factors.

Searching for a tablet but a bit overwhelmed by all of the devices out there? When it comes to choosing a tablet, it's what is inside that matters to create an amazing computing experience. The heart and brain of the tablet, the processor, is what will power all of your experiences, but everything from the operating system to auxiliary and USB ports to the size of the touch screen can impact what you get out of your device. Learn more about what to look for when purchasing a tablet.

 

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Croma, one of India’s largest consumer electronics retail chains, announced its branded tablet and 2 in 1 based on Intel Atom Z3735 processor (Bay Trail), running Microsoft Windows 8.1. The new tablet and 2 in 1 offer amazing features, graphics, great performance with long battery life, all packed into a sleek form factor. The new devices will be available through Croma’s 101 outlets in 16 cities across the country and Cromaretail.com.

Today, Fujitsu announced the release of their new ARROWS Tab, an 8-inch tablet powered by the Intel® Atom™ processor Z3735F and running the Windows 8.1 operating system. Ideal for business use, the ARROWS Tab is incredibly portable, has extended battery life and comes with Microsoft Office to enhance productivity in the office, at home or on the road. The tablet will be available worldwide in October 2014.

HP, along with Intel and Microsoft, announced a new program this week called “Mobilize Your Business”. The program will combine hardware and software solutions to help businesses integrate mobile technology into their workplace. As part of the program, Intel, HP and Microsoft will be working closely together to deliver solutions that enhance worker productivity with reliable, high-performance hardware, focusing on enterprise-ready security and optimized power consumption. The full “Mobilize Your Business” program will be available for channel partners this fall.

Intel is creating a fun spin on communication with the launch of Pocket Avatars, a new over-the-top (OTT) mobile messaging app developed by Intel Labs technologists. With a standard smartphone camera, users are now able to create customized messages using 3D images of their favorite characters, including American Greetings Care Bears, Annoying Orange, Gumby and Pokey , LEGO characters, Mr. Bill and the San Diego Chicken. By leveraging sophisticated technology, Pocket Avatars captures a user’s facial expressions, head movements and voice, and then maps this data onto a 3D character. Messages can be shared through the app, on social media, or via text message and email. Pocket Avatars is free and available in the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store. View the blog post for more.

ASUS announced a lineup of innovative tablets that caters for a wide range of computing needs. All are based on Intel® Atom™ processors running Android. The ASUS Fonepad 7 and Fonepad 8 which provide phone functionality with 7 and 8-inch screen sizes for uncompromising multitasking capabilities are based on the Intel® Atom™ Z3560 processor ("Moorefield"). The ASUS MeMO Pad 7 and MeMO Pad 8 were also announced, featuring the 64-bit Intel® Atom™ Z3745 processor ("Bay Trail"), with outstanding performance for fast web browsing, immersive gaming and smooth video playback. Two new ASUS Transformer Pad tablets are also being showcased by ASUS based on the Intel® Atom™ Z3700 Processor Series ("Bay Trail") with an option of full HD IPS display and LTE WWAN.

Leading into Computex, Dell unveiled a new wave of devices including the new Dell Venue 7 and Venue 8 Android tablets based on Intel® Atom™ Z3400 series processors ("Merrifield"). The company also announced its Inspiron 13 7000 Series 2-in-1 and Inspiron 11 3000 Series 2-in-1, based on 4th gen Intel® Core™ processor and Intel® Pentium® processor. The new products have innovative designs and connectivity options that give students and professionals alike the ability to work when they need to and play when they want. In addition, Dell announced a new Inspiron 20 3000 Series AIO with up to Intel quad-core Pentium processor.

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