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Press-single_tablet_hand_multitasking.jpgThe Finnish mobile company Jolla today introduced its first tablet based on Intel technology. Jolla tablet will be the world’s first crowdsourced tablet project on the Indiegogo crowdfunding platform, offering its customers the opportunity to participate in the development of the tablet.  The new tablet is based on the Intel® Atom™ processor 3700 Series, running on the company’s independent operating system Sailfish, providing multitasking experience with Android application compatibility. Users can now contribute to this Jolla Tablet project through the Indiegogo campaign starting at $189 for the first contributors in all European Union countries, Norway, Switzerland, United States, India, China, Hong Kong and Russia. Jolla Tablet shipments are expected to start in the second quarter of 2015.

nokia_n1_perspectives.jpgNokia today announced the first Nokia-branded Android tablet based on Intel technology. The N1 offers an innovative interface called the Nokia Z Launcher and an industrial design by Nokia that focuses on simplicity. Powered by the 64-bit Intel® AtomTM Z3580 processor (codename Moorefield), the N1 features lightning-fast performance running the Android Lollipop operating system. The N1 is scheduled to be available in China in first quarter of 2015 for an estimated US$249 through a brand-licensing agreement with an original equipment manufacturer responsible for manufacturing, distribution and sales.

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E FUN has released the 8-inch Nextbook, the company’s second Windows* tablet based on the Intel® Atom™ processor. The device will hit Walmart stores on Black Friday and will retail for $99. Powered by Intel, the device offers the power, performance and battery life to meet the needs of ultra-mobile, constantly connected consumers with a very attractive pricepoint. The device comes equipped with a one-year subscription to Microsoft Office 365 Personal, 1TB of OneDrive cloud storage and 16GB of internal storage. The 8-inch Nextbook available through Walmart also includes a bonus 16GB microSD memory card, which doubles the unit's storage capacity. As the holidays rapidly approach, Intel is powering a wide variety of affordable, high performance tablets that are ideal for just about anyone’s needs.

Dell announced two new Intel-powered, Windows-based tablets at its Dell World Conference this week. The Dell Venue 11 Pro 7000 Series is based on the Intel® Core™ M processor to offer businesses a thin, versatile and fanless tablet option. The 10.8-inch tablet will be equipped with 1920 x 1080 resolution display, 10-point multi-touch support, and the option of a keyboard and docking station. The Dell Venue 8 Pro 3000 Series is an affordable, 8-inch tablet that is powered by an Intel® Atom™ processor Z3480 and available in standard black or white color options. The Dell Venue 11 Pro 7000 and Dell Venue 8 Pro 3000 will be available for a starting price of $699.99 and $199.99, respectively.

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CNK Digital announced a tablet that is designed for children and parents – the ClickN KIDS Tablet 2 – which comes pre-loaded with child-friendly features including educational programs and 30 premium games such as Looney Tunes* Phonics and SmartRunners. Powered by the Intel® Atom™ Processor, this tablet features lightning fast performance, high quality graphics, long battery life, front and rear facing cameras and 8GB of memory, and is the first Kid Safe Certified learning tablet powered by Intel. The device boasts a Dual Purpose Interface*, including parental control settings and a “Grown Ups” area that contains traditional tablet features, making it customizable for both parents and children. The ClickN KIDS Tablet 2 will be available at national retailers and priced at $99.95.

TrekStor, a well-known electronics company in Germany, is launching the TrekStor SurfTab® xintron i 7.0 tablet.  The SurfTab will be the first tablet developed under the Intel Reference Design for Android* program announced at the Intel Developer Forum in September. The program was developed to make it easier for tablets manufacturers to bring Android devices based on Intel® architecture to market.  As part of the program, Intel will provide Android operating system updates for tablets manufacturers.  Manufacturers save development costs and have shortened time to market while end users benefit from timely operating updates to their devices. The SurfTab xintron was designed for mobility with the Intel® Atom™ processor, a 17.7 cm screen, WLAN, Bluetooth* 4.0 and Miracast, in addition to advanced photo capabilities. With the program announced in September, Intel expects more devices based on the program to be introduced in the coming months.

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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