Sprint has begun offering new, no-contract data plans to new and existing HTC Evo View 4G owners.
Available immediately, subscribers can choose from three pay-as-you-go options for the 7-inch HTC tablet. A single-day pass runs $14.99 and delivers 150MB of on-network use over the course of a 24-hour period. A one-week pass allows for 500MB at $29.99, and the third option, a month pass, costs $49.99 and gives users up to 1.5GB of data over a 30-day period.
All of the plans allow for some off-network wiggle room, providing up to 150MB of roaming access. What'… Read more
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On today's show, an earthquake appears to be headed right for us, and all we can talk about is HP and WebOS some more! Plus, Lenovo's baffling decision to drop the ThinkPad Tablet into the marketplace at $500, when fire-sale frenzy is at its peak. Um. Oops. And would Apple risk fragmenting the iPhone in order to get into emerging markets? We'll see. Oh, and quick hicks!Subscribe: iTunes (MP3) | iTunes (320x180) | iTunes (640x360) | RSS (MP3) | RSS (320x180) | RSS (640x360)… Read more
There's almost no place a tablet won't go these days--more than a third of slate owners say they've even taken their tab into the bathroom with them.
No word on whether the old-school print magazines and newspapers of the world consider this new development to be a slight or a relief.
The finding comes from a June online survey of 200 tablet users at companies of various sizes by Staples Advantage, the business-to-business division of the office supply company. It found that the tablet trend is leading to more productivity, both in the potty and beyond.
In addition to the 35 percent of respondents who admitted to touch-screen multitasking in the loo, 78 percent use a tablet in bed and 30 percent use theirs in restaurants. Sixty percent of users also said they take their tablet with them on vacation and use it to check in or do work.
Three-quarters of tablet owners use their slate to check e-mail, while a third are reviewing and editing documents via their touch screens.
"Tablets offer fantastic convenience and a better work/life balance, making it easy for employees to keep information with them and utilize business apps, no matter where they go." says Ed Ludwigson, vice president and general manager for Staples Technology Solutions, in a statement.
Indeed, nothing says productivity like taking care of business...while taking care of business.… Read more
About 65 percent of the U.S. population, or over 200 million people, will have a smartphone and/or tablet in 2015, according to the research firm In-Stat.
The research firm did not immediately respond to CNET's request for comment on how many people in the U.S. are currently using smartphones and tablets.
In-Stat's forecast today comes on the heels of similar findings by research firms that indicate the mobile space is set to explode even more in the coming years.
While Dan's changing his newborn's diapers, Scott invites his college buddy, David Tze, over to discuss how a discontinued tablet with no current support gets to be the most popular tablet on the market right now. Fox's announcement to delay its program streams on Hulu causes an online piracy upsurge. The NFL Sunday Ticket comes to the PS3 for a price higher than the current price of the console. Lastly, will backward-compatibility on gaming consoles be missed? … Read more
Battery life is one of the most important features to consider when shopping for a tablet. A short battery life could mean the difference between being truly mobile with your slim, sexy, mobile device or carrying around various clunky juice boxes and power adapters, which isn't nearly as sexy.
Battery life is heavily tied to the brightness of the tablet's display and its wireless connection activity. To ensure optimal battery life, turn down that brightness and make sure Airplane mode is on. Also, stop using those frackin' apps and don't check your damn e-mail! OK, I'm … Read more
If you're one of the thousands who snapped up the HP TouchPad during its brief $99 liquidation sale (or one of the unfortunate hundreds that paid full price), I've got some good news and some bad news.
First, the bad news. If the tablet market were a horse race, you just bet on a steed that's been carted off to the glue factory. Abandon any expectations of software updates, or of exciting games and apps filtering their way into the WebOS store. What you see now is what you're stuck with.
The good news is that … Read more
Guess who got a TouchPad for $99 this weekend? Everyone. If you weren't lucky enough to snag one early Saturday morning, don't lose hope yet--we expect some online distributors to continue dropping prices for existing stock, not to mention the white 64GB model that just dropped last Friday.
We got plenty of voicemails and video messages from listeners standing in line for the TouchPad, so tune in to hear a couple horror stories from the trenches.
We're also encouraging all 404 listeners to shoot us an e-mail at the404(at)cnet(dot)com with your suggestions, criticisms, and ideas for growing the show. We've always valued our listener input about where you think we should improve, so let us know and we'll try to make it happen.The 404 Digest for Episode 887 HP's TouchPad fire sale: The fallout. Wilson's Best Buy investigation shows dismal turnout for competing tablets. Arturo gets a touchpad for $99. Episode 887 Subscribe in iTunes (audio) | Subscribe in iTunes (video) | Subscribe in RSS Audio | Subscribe in RSS Video… Read more