iPad Pro Rumored to Start Production First Half of 2015

iPad Pro Mockup

iPad Pro Mockup

New rumors suggest that Apple will finally get around to making the oft-mentioned “iPad Pro” next year. The rumors suggest that the production of the iPad Pro has been pushed back to Q2 2015, which means it will miss the previously-rumored early-2015 launch. The delay is supposedly related to component yield and assembly.

[via MacRumors]

Kindle Fire HD & HDX Early Cyber Monday Deal

Kindle Fire HDX

Amazon is rocking an early Cyber Monday deal in the flavor of a $50 discount on the Kindle Fire HD and HDX.  Also, get the Kindle HD 8.9″ for $40 off.  The sale is on right now, so if your in the market head on over to Amazon now.

Kindle Fire HD – $119 (with special offers); $134 (without special offers)

Kindle Fire HDX – $179 (with special offers); $194 (without special offers)

Kindle Fire 8.9″ – $229 (with special offers); $244 (without special offers)

iPad Air: First Impressions

iPad AirNow that Apple has fully embraced change in the iPad line we need to know whether this iPad can merit the number one position in the tablet market.  It’s been some two and a half years since Apple redesigned iPad.  The original iPad, a mere foggy memory for most of us, as we have come all-to-familiar with the tapered design which has remained basically unchanged through 3 generations.  Only internal and screen upgrades whet our geeky appetites.  But alas, the fifth generation — the iPad Air — brings a far slinkier, sexier, lighter design along with revamp internals. [Read more…]

Amazon Says Thanks To FAA – Kindle Is 15% Off

Kindle Fire HDX

I just saw that Amazon is giving a 15% discount on Kindle as a way to show gratitude toward the FAA’s announcement of expanded passenger use of Portable Electronic Devices (PEDs) during all phases of flight.

Kindle Fire HDX, Kindle Fire HD and Kindle are priced at $195, $118 and $59 respectively for a limited time.  Enter code ThnksFAA at checkout.

FAA Press Release

Vizio Window 8 Tablet Debut

vizio microsoft windows 8 tablet

As the International CES kicks off for 2013 many, many product launches are ensuing. Vizio is jumping into the Windows 8 tablet waters, which, is sure to be a hot trend this year.

Vizio’s tablet, a 11.6-inch slate packing a 1080 display,  is possibly the first powered by AMD. Vizio is packing in the  dual-core AMD Z60 “Hondo” while the  Intel Atom Clover Trail CPUs are prevalent in other Windows 8 slates.

The Vizio tablet has pretty standard specs otherwise, including 2GB of RAM, 64GB of solid-state storage, 2-megapixel front camera and micro-HDMI and micro-USB ports.  Vizio hasn’t announced pricing or availability, but hopefully we’ll see some demos at CES.

[via Engadget]