Using the angle of an enterprise-friendly device as the sole selling point is also becoming harder by the day, so it takes some extra handiwork inside and out to stand out from the pack.
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Four years after the PlayBook, BlackBerry has another go at making a tablet, this time one with with a $2,000+ price tag, hardware from Samsung and software from IBM.
Blackberry is back in the tablet game, with a model based on the Galaxy Tab S 10.5 and optimized to run SecuSuite software.
Nokia has returned to the hardware market with a 7.9-inch Android tablet. While it will sell the device, it's hoping to license its name, design, and software to OEMs.
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Samsung's copious software add-ons and UI tweaks mean that the Galaxy Tab S delivers a particular kind of Android experience. We have a few issues with some of these extras, but the slimline Galaxy Tab S is still a very impressive tablet.
The G Pad 8.3 is a well-thought-out tablet. Some may find the software extras a bit much, but there's a lot of utility in there. The hardware spec, like the device as a whole, is good value for money.
With Windows 8.1 just out the door, Windows 9 is slated for a late 2014 release. With little to go on except sheer creativity and a bevy of ideas, designers and enthusiasts have published what they think the next-generation desktop, notebook, and tablet software should look like.
I've already railed against Apple's overhaul of iOS 7, with its jarring use of white and its over-reliance on textual Web motifs. But, as the rest of the software industry follows suit – and as Microsoft and Apple blur the boundaries between tablet and desktop user interfaces – it's worth asking if the user experience really is improving.
As good as the Galaxy Note 8.0 tablet is, a software choice by Samsung makes using it a certain way infuriating.
BlackBerry is rolling out fixes for dozens of flaws affecting software and components in Q10, Z10 smartphones and its PlayBook tablet.
Parallels Access lets iPad owners use Mac and Windows apps, with interface tweaks to make the software better on a touchscreen device.
A study commissioned last summer to find how to protect France's "exception culturelle" in the online era has delivered its verdict - and it's generating its fair share of criticism already.
The recent Google app store software update has turned Barnes & Noble's HD e-reader into a good, low-end Android tablet.
The hardware market is tough, and it's only getting tougher. If hardware players think that making me-too devices is the way forward, they could be headed for trouble.
If you want to give your users the absolute best experience when accessing enterprise data, you may find yourself building apps for private use. But how?
Most businesses know that using pirated software can land them in hot water, but many don't realise that their employees could also open the door to expensive litigation via BYOD schemes, according to Business Software Alliance chair Clayton Noble.
Microsoft's 4-year support for its Windows RT-based Surface tablet would entice enterprises and software developers looking to optimize their IT investments, and will not impede future platform innovations.
Want to run an Ubuntu Linux game or check on your Ubuntu server remotely from your Android or Apple smartphone or tablet? Splashtop's Streamer for Linux software is for you
Microsoft is seeking user-experience feedback from those who've bought Surface RT tablet/PCs.
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