Walmart Inc. plans to sell a kid-friendly, Android-based tablet under its store brand, a spokesman for the retailer confirmed Thursday. Walmart spokesman Tara House said in an email that she could confirm only that the company "is working on a private-label tablet." The Bentonville retailer isn't releasing any further information at this time, she said, such as how much the device will cost or when it will hit stores. The tablet will be marketed under Walmart's private-label electronics brand ONN, according to filings with the Federal Communications Commission. Store brands are lower-priced alternatives to name-brand products such as Apple's iPad or Amazon's Kindle Fire, so Walmart's tablet is likely to be relatively inexpensive. Items marketed under the ONN brand have so far been mainly small electronics and accessories such as mice, speakers and cables. This makes the new tablet a big departure for the brand. However, Carol Spieckerman, a retail consultant and president of … [Read more...] about Retailer to sell tablet for children
Mar 04, 9:14 PM EST Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury Technology By Anvinraj Sivanandan @ZionsAnvin 02/28/19 AT 1:55 AM Samsung has announced the Galaxy Fold as its first foldable smartphone. At the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2019, Huawei had unveiled the Mate X foldable phone. Various manufactures such as Apple, Microsoft, Xiaomi, Oppo, Motorola are rumored to be working on their iterations of foldable phones. With new foldable phones in the pipeline, tech enthusiasts are speculating that it will take over tables in future.Foldable phone is small enough to slip in a pocket whereas a tablet is bigger, and it can be easily tucked inside a bag when traveling around. Tablets are usually heavy because of the battery weight. The battery in a foldable phone is smaller and therefore it is lighter to carry. A foldable phone will not make your hands tired if you want to hold it for long hours to play games or watch movies. The … [Read more...] about Will Foldable Phones Eliminate Tablets In The Long Run?
The tablet, as a gadget, hasn't had a great couple of years. The tech industry group Consumer Technology Association expects that sales of tablets will drop 12 percent this year and revenue for those sales will drop 13 percent, extending several quarters of steady decline. The main bright spot in the market has been high-end laptop replacements, such as the Microsoft Surface or iPad Pro, with detachable keyboards. The familiar slate design has all but gone to collect dust in many minds. That is, except at Amazon.com. There, tablet sales seem to be growing, and the products remain an integral part of the company's strategies for selling its goods and services to consumers. Amazon ended 2017 as the world's second-largest tablet maker, behind Apple, having overtaken Samsung during the holiday season, according to International Data Corp., which tracks tablet shipments. Last week, the online retail giant released a new version, the Fire HD 10 Kids Edition, a durable 10-inch tablet aimed at … [Read more...] about Amazon keeps making tablets, despite sagging demand
Jul 05, 7:08 AM EDT Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury Technology By Ken Manbert Salcedo 07/05/18 AT 4:52 AM Earlier this week the cheaper Microsoft Surface tablet was spotted at the FCC and the sighting gave some details about the upcoming device. Now it looks like some of its specs may have been revealed by sources.The affordable Microsoft Surface tablet will be powered by processors that are less powerful than the Intel Core i5 and Core i7 chips that are inside the current Surface Pro models. The cheaper Microsoft Surface will be powered by Pentium processors, according to WinFuture’s sources. The cheapest model will have a Pentium Silver N5000, while the slightly more expensive version will either have the Intel Pentium Gold 4410Y or the Intel Pentium Gold 4415Y.The Intel Pentium Silver N5000 is a quad-core x86 chipset that’s part of Intel’s Gemini Lake series and it … [Read more...] about Rumored $400 Microsoft Surface Tablet Might Be Powered By Intel Pentium Processors
AI-based voice communication has finally caught on, seven years after Apple’s Siri launch marked the first major step toward making it part of our daily lives. The recent introduction of Amazon’s Echo Dot Kids Edition was the signal for me that voice technology is here to stay. Children are growing up talking to humanized devices as if it’s the most normal thing. My nieces matter-of-factly interact with Amazon’s Alexa all the time, getting “her” to play songs for their kitchen dance shows, checking math homework solutions, and asking Alexa fun questions. (“Are you a girl? Are you bold?”) When the 7-year-old learned that Alexa can shop, she jokingly said, “Alexa, buy me a TV.” The idea of actually using Alexa to buy something is an unusual concept to her, which seems to be the case with much of the adult population, too. As of now, voice assistants are mainly used to access news, weather updates, and other information, and to … [Read more...] about Shopping by Voice a Hard Sell for Consumers