Give your iPad a phone number with Line2

We’d be hard pressed to find a reason for making a giant phone out of an iPad, but Line2 doesn’t think of it as such a bad idea. They are moving ahead to launch a new service that would give a phone number to the iPad. How the service is going to be different (or …

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TransPhone combines mobile phones and tablets

CMIT’s TransPhone is a tablet that includes a built-in dock for a smartphone to go in. The tablet features a slide-in smartphone dock, Bluetooth headset, SVGA display, USB and HDMI ports, and a 1.2GHz dual-core Qualcomm processor. There’s no word on the OS yet, but the tablet-smartphone combo seems to be heating up in the …

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Mobile phone and tablet that can also cook, whip and drill


Apps play an important role in mobile devices these days, basically allowing phones and tablet computers to lend themselves to customization and for users to get the best out of these devices. These apps though, are limited to software application, limited by the character of the gadgets themselves. What if the apps could get some “physical” work done as well. That happens to be the area explored by Vil Tsimenzin‘s latest design, the PRAX concepts. The mobile phone and tablet for the “Practical Apps Optimization Enabled Devices” (PAOE) enable these gadgets to do physical work as well.

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NoteSlate is your low-tech, low cost alternative to tablets

Like to go down the low-tech tablet route, without giving up on the tablet style? Well, you’re exactly the person the NoteSlate is targeted at. It’s a simple device with a color e-Ink display that you can get to display in white, black, green, blue, or red. The device is almost an A4 paper in …

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