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If you spend under $100 on a tablet, chances are it’s not going to be very good. It’ll do the basics and allow you to run apps like Facebook and Twitter, but playing the latest games would be out of the question. HP is hoping to change that with the 7 Plus.

For just $99, this 7-inch slate packs a quad-core processor, 1GB of RAM, and 8GB of expandable storage. HP promises “it’s got responsiveness that delivers entertainment where you want it.”


Samsung has today announced the Galaxy Mega Plus 5.8, a new addition to its super-sized smartphone lineup that gets a quad-core upgrade under the hood. In almost every other way, however, the handset is identical to its dual-core predecessor, the Galaxy Mega.


Amazon has today unveiled its new third-generation tablet called the Kindle Fire HDX. Like its predecessors, the device is available in 7-inch and 8.9-inch variants, and both feature speedy quad-core Snapdragon 800 processors, high-resolution displays, 2GB of RAM, and stereo speakers.

The larger model also offers an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera, which is a first for the Kindle Fire lineup.

In addition to the new models, Amazon has refreshed the Kindle Fire HD to add improved displays, faster processors, and Amazon’s latest software. The retail giant has also reduced the price of the 7-inch device to $139, while the 8.9-inch model is now just $269.


Windows Phone has been struggling to catch up to Android and iOS ever since its release, and most would blame the platform’s lack of apps and Microsoft’s leisurely approach to adopting the latest technologies. And it’s not just consumers that are becoming frustrated with the situation.

Even Nokia, Microsoft’s biggest Windows Phone partner, wants the software giant to get a move on and make the mobile platform more of a priority.


MediaTek has announced its new tablet-orientated quad-core processor to meet the needs of the rapidly growing tablet market. The MT8125 chip follows the same formula as ARM’s Cortex A7 1.5GHz processor, ensuring that it’s compatible with most high-end tablets.

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