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10 Best LTE Tablets In 2019

Tablets are great devices to have around, but one of their limitations is that, really, they need to be connected up to Wi-Fi to use the Internet at all. That means that if you need to use it on the go, you’ll have to be lucky enough to run into a Wi-Fi Hotspot somewhere or stop in at a coffee shop or restaurant that offers free Wi-Fi.

SamsungSamsung Galaxy Tab S4Buy on Amazon|$679(Price as of 02/19/2019 12:32 ET)
MicrosoftMicrosoft Surface Pro LTE (Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, 256GB) Newest VersionBuy on Amazon|$1389.49(Price as of 02/19/2019 12:32 ET)
HTCHTC Google Nexus 9Buy on Amazon|$699(Price as of 02/19/2019 12:32 ET)
AppleApple iPad Pro (11-inch, Wi-Fi + Cellular, 64GB) - Silver (Latest Model)Buy on Amazon|$879(Price as of 02/19/2019 12:32 ET)
SamsungNew Samsung Galaxy Tab E SM-T377A 8" 16GB 4G+WiFi LTE GSM Unlocked Tablet (Black)Buy on Amazon|$299.98(Price as of 02/19/2019 12:32 ET)

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However, if you don’t mind spending a little extra money, you can get rid of that hassle entirely by picking up a tablet with cellular functionality. That way, you can use your tablet on a cell network as well as at home connected up to your Wi-Fi. Follow along below, and we’ll show you the 10 best LTE tablets in 2019.

Apple iPad with Wi-Fi + Cellular

Even if you’re an Android guru at heart, it’s difficult to avoid the Apple iPad because of how polished and well-supported they are. Android tablets have never been able to take the spotlight, always coming out subpar in some way — whether that be in slowness, battery, thickness or even a poor display. While they’re start to catch up, you still can’t go wrong with the Apple iPad that supports cellular connectivity. You’ll be able to take your iPad on the go without worrying about trying to find a Wi-Fi connection, all while still enjoying the same great media experience the iPad provides.

Get yours at the link below.

Buy it now: Amazon

Samsung Galaxy Tab S3

If you’re looking for a premium top of the line Android tablet experience, you cannot go wrong with the Galaxy Tab S3. This particular model has a beautiful Super AMOLED display that you can enjoy on the go thanks to its cellular LTE support. The tablet was designed to work on all GSM networks, so you should be able to enjoy this beautiful tablet even while you’re on the go.

It also has a built-in stylus for those that would rather use that than the finger for touch-based actions — the stylus also makes it easier for putting together presentations or excel documents.

Buy it now: Amazon

HTC Google Nexus 9

Maybe you’d prefer the “Pure Android” or “Vanilla Android” experience. It’s quite a bit different than Samsung’s skin of Android and definitely iOS. It’s slimmer, faster and a whole lot more efficient on battery power. It’s sleeker looking as well. Not only that, but the Nexus 9 has cellular connectivity, so you’ll be able to use it anywhere you go as well, even in the middle of, say, a park. Get your hands on one of the latest tablets from Google at the link below.

Buy it now: Amazon

HP 2-in-1 Spectre

Or, maybe you’d like something that has more of a laptop-style to it. The HP Spectre is a 2-in-1 laptop that can turn into a tablet simply be removing the magnetic keyboard. It’s based off of Windows 10, so you’ll be able to use all of your Windows 10 programs with ease — Microsoft Excel, Office, PowerPoint, AutoCAD, etc.

This is a Verizon LTE model, so you’ll have to be on Verizon to use its cellular functionality, which isn’t a huge deal with how cheap it is for a device like this. However, you’ll be able to use the Wi-Fi wherever of course.

Buy it now: Amazon

Samsung Galaxy Tab E

Next up on our list is the Galaxy Tab E from Samsung. This is an Android-based tablet, so you’ll have access to the Google Play Store and its hundreds of thousands of goodies. This is a cheaper Android tablet with cellular connectivity, so it’s only running KitKat, but you’ll still be able to get LTE functionality all the way down to 3G. It also only has 16GB of storage, but you can expand that by 64GB with a microSD card.

It’s also worth noting that the cellular features will only work on AT&T’s network, so you’ll need an active AT&T account to use it, or you’ll need to create a new one and get a specific SIM card for the Galaxy Tab E. Either way, it’s fairly cheap to get a tablet like this on a plan per month (around $10 a month, possibly a little more depending on your data allowance).

Buy it now: Amazon

Apple iPad Pro

It’s no surprise that at the top of our list is Apple’s 11 inch iPad Pro. Sleek and sophisticated, you won’t be disappointed with this one. As for the specifics, we’re cheating a little bit, because this tablet is actually 11 inches. It actually has a Liquid Retina panel, with wide color, true tone, and ProMotion. Suffice to say, you get a beautiful experience here. With the embedded A12X Bionic Chip with Neural Engine, you’ll have up to ten full hours of battery life. It’s also compatible with the Apple Pencil and their Smart Keyboard.

Buy it now: Amazon

Samsung Galaxy Tab S4

Not a fan of the iPad Pro? Then you’ll want to check out Samsung’s offering — the Tab S4 is actualy one the best of the best that Android has to offer. This one is a direct competitor to the iPad Pro, offering you a gorgeous 10.5-inch display. Apps, games, movies, and TV shows look excellent on this screen — text is clear as well, so it’s easy on the eyes. One of the benefits to the Galaxy Tab S4 is that it comes with an S-Pen — that’s a huge advantage over the iPad Pro, where you have to buy the Apple Pencil separately.

Buy it now: Amazon

Samsung Galaxy Tab A

Don’t want to spend a ridiculous amount of cash on a tablet? Then you might want to consider a slightly downgraded version to the Tab S4, the Galaxy Tab A. This is more of a mid-range tablet, so you’ll get a slightly less clear screen, as well as some downgraded hardware. The tablet will still be able to handle most you throw at it, but most importantly, it’s able to support 4G LTE connections on most carriers, and at half the cost of a Tab S4!

Buy it now: Amazon


LG has been stepping up their tablet game recently, introducing the G Pad XII as the next best high-end tablet. With a 10.1-inch WUXIA HD display and a premium hardware package, this tablet can take some serious abuse. The hardware package means the G Pad XII can handle most apps and high end games, and the decent display will provide you with a great viewing experience, as well as sharp text. Most importantly, the G Pad XII supports 4G LTE!

Buy it now: Amazon

Surface Pro LTE

Need something more powerful than what a tablet can offer? Or, maybe you just want to run apps that you would on a PC or laptop on your laptop. In that case, you’ll want to pick up a Surface Pro with LTE. The Surface Pro is essentially a full blown laptop, but in the form of a tablet. You can add a keyboard to it if you want, but for the most part, it is a portable tablet, a tablet that you can run your PC apps on. It has some pretty good battery life, and you can use it anymore with a supported LTE data plan.

Buy it now: Amazon


So, which one should you choose? It can be a difficult decision. If you want an iPad, we recommend going with the iPad with Wi-Fi and Cellular model, or if you’ve got the cash, the latest edge-to-edge iPad Pro. It certainly won’t let you down. But, if you’d rather use more computer-based apps, we recommend the HP Spectre 2-in-1 hands down. For Android, if you have the cash to spend, the Nexus 9 is a fantastic experience. The Surface Pro LTE is another top choice if you’ve got money to drop on something like this.

No matter what tablet you choose, you’ll still get a great experience with capabilities of accessing the Internet on-the-go.

SamsungSamsung Galaxy Tab S4Buy on Amazon|$679(Price as of 02/19/2019 12:32 ET)
MicrosoftMicrosoft Surface Pro LTE (Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, 256GB) Newest VersionBuy on Amazon|$1389.49(Price as of 02/19/2019 12:32 ET)
HTCHTC Google Nexus 9Buy on Amazon|$699(Price as of 02/19/2019 12:32 ET)
AppleApple iPad Pro (11-inch, Wi-Fi + Cellular, 64GB) - Silver (Latest Model)Buy on Amazon|$879(Price as of 02/19/2019 12:32 ET)
SamsungNew Samsung Galaxy Tab E SM-T377A 8" 16GB 4G+WiFi LTE GSM Unlocked Tablet (Black)Buy on Amazon|$299.98(Price as of 02/19/2019 12:32 ET)

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More Tablets Can Now Use AT&T’s Pre-Paid GoPhone Service


If you have an AT&T tablet and want a cheaper plan for it, there’s some good news for you today. AT&T has just expanded their GoPhone Tablet plans to include over a dozen new devices. Here are the devices you can now use on a GoPhone plan:

  • Asus K005
  • Asus (TF300TL) Transformer Pad
  • Google Nexus 7
  • iPad 3
  • iPad Mini
  • Lenovo IdeaTab (A2107A
  • Pantech Element (P4100)
  • Samsung Galaxy Camera (GC100)
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 (SGH- I467)
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 (SGH-I497)
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 (SM-T217T)
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 (SM-T217A)
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 (SGH-I597)

To use these devices on a GoPhone plan, you’ll first have to purchase a SIM card kit for $10. Then your monthly plans are either $15 per month for 250 MB of data, $30 per month for 3 GB of data, or $50 per month for 5 GB of data.

Compared to T-Mobile, those plans are a little pricey, since 5.2 GB of data on T-Mobile only costs $30 per month and you get free international roaming. But if there’s no service from T-Mobile in your area, this is a great option if you have a compatible device.

Source: AT&T via Android Central

Russian Government Switches From iPads To Samsung Tablets Over Security Concerns

Russian Telecoms and Mass Communications Minister Nikolai Nikiforov announced to news agencies last Wednesday that Russian government officials are trading in their Apple iPad’s for Samsung tablets in a move to ensure tighter security. Journalists covering a cabinet meeting spotted the ministers without their Apple tablets and were informed that the change of devices took place not so long ago.

samsung tablet

Nikiforov denied that this was a response against Western sanctions but instead said that products made by US companies might not be as secure as they want them to be. “American special services… will significantly increase the volume of information they intercept (which) of course causes serious concern to many governmental clients.” This comes as no surprise as NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden has revealed that the NSA has been undertaking a secret massive surveillance program.

It is interesting to note that late last year a report was released that claimed the NSA had backdoor access to iPhones. The report is based on a leaked 2008 document. During this period iPhones did not have any encryption feature and all apps were able to run as root.  It is still not known if this exploit is present in current devices.  Security researcher Jacob Appelbaum said that the NSA had a 100% success rate at installing malware in iPhones. Apple has denied this claim.

The Samsung tablets being used right now are not the regular off the shelf products as it has an added layer of security. Nikiforov said that the new Samsung’s are “specially protected devices that can be used to work with confidential information.” He further added that “Some of the information at government meetings is confidential in nature and these devices fully meet these demands and have gone through the strictest system of certification.”

Security experts say that it must be Samsung’s KNOX security feature that made it attractive to the Russian government as Android is no more secure than iOS or any other mobile OS. Samsung KNOX allows for a more controlled and secure environment that allows business and personal content to coexist in one device without fear of any data leakage.

via theguardian

Android tablets rake in more revenue than Apple’s iPad for the first time


When it comes to the sheer volume of smartphones running Android, Google’s mobile OS pretty much dwarfs every other operating system out there (well, maybe except Windows on the desktop), and has continually pushed Apple’s market share lower and lower in the past couple of years. Tablets, however, were Apple’s stronghold, but lately Android tablet shipments have outpaced Apple’s iPad shipments as well. Even then, when it comes to revenue, Apple’s menial tablet market share (compared to Android’s) has consistently earned more money for both developers and the Cupertino company itself. Well, up until now.

According to the latest data published by Morgan Stanley, Android tablet revenue has surpassed the iPad’s for the first time, in the third quarter of this year. “For the first time Android devices accounted for a greater share of the market in revenue terms than iOS,” Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Huberty said in a research note. “Android revenue share reached 46.2 percent in 3Q13, for the first time exceeding iPad share of 45.6 percent. Android’s unit share grew to 66.7 percent from 58.5 percent a year ago, largely driven by Samsung and Lenovo, while iPad share declined to 29.7 percent from 40.2 percent.”

Of course, this isn’t exactly impressive when you consider how Android manufacturers had to ship more than double the number of tablets Apple shipped, but it’s a good indication that earning revenue from Google’s popular but not-so-profitable operating system is becoming a bit more common than before. Apple will likely return to the top position when the next quarter’s data includes the new iPad mini Retina and iPad Air, and will continue to be most profitable, but for Android tablet manufacturers, it would be a good idea to enjoy the party while the going’s good.

Source: Fortune; Image credit: CNET


Apple preparing to revamp all product lines before next year



Apple is reportedly preparing to launch new versions of all its product lines, including a new iPhone, new MacBook Pro, new Mac, new Mac Pro, new iPod, new iPad and new iPad Mini.

The news comes as Tim Cook met with store leaders, detailing them on a very busy few months coming up to the end of the year, with the possibility of all Apple’s products redesigned for the year.

Tim still considers the Apple Stores a major success and one the company needs to keep working on. The iPhone is currently one of the least successful products in the Apple Store, with only 20% of people purchasing the phone through Apple.

Cook wants to change that with new initiatives to make users purchase an iPhone from the Apple Store, as the idea is once the user purchases an iPhone they will move onto an iPad and possibly a Mac.

Last year Apple revamped all lines with new products and while some were seen as merely small differences, others were a big change, like the iPhone 5. We can see the Mac Pro being one of the big winners this year, alongside the new iPad 5.

Source: 9to5mac

Leaked iPad 5 schematics reveal thinner design



Apple surprisingly did not unveil the iPad 5 at WWDC this past month, leaving speculation they would announce the larger tablet at their event in October, alongside the iPad Mini.

New schematics show the iPad 5 is going to be thinner and will take the same design queues as the iPad Mini. We are unsure of the exact shrink in size, although one report said it would be 20 – 30% thinner. The iPad 5 without the screen 7.9mm but we are unsure what it will be with the glass screen placed, even if Apple has found a supplier with thinner glass design.

We are unsure what Apple is hoping to achieve with the iPad 5 now, with the iPad Mini cannibalising sales of the larger model. Apple may bring a functional keyboard or Bluetooth keyboard for a hybrid feel or may add new architecture similar to Mac and make it a PC/tablet to compete with the Surface Pro.

Via: PocketNow

Source: Nowhereelse

Apple shows what iOS7 will look like on iPad and iPad Mini




When Apple showed off iOS they did it all with the iPhone, which led people to question if the iPad OS would have something slightly different. However, these rumours have been flattened with the release of images showing the iPad and iPad Mini running iOS7.

It is a shame Apple will not add widgets on the home-screen with the added real estate. We would love to see the iPad and iPad Mini become more productive with new home-screen and lock-screen configuration.

The iPad Mini and iPad 4 are expected to get all the different features on iOS7, some updates will come to people using the iPhone 4 and above, the iPad 2 and above and the iPod 5th generation.

Source: Mactrast

Hulu unveils new iPad app



Hulu has unveiled their Hulu Plus app that has been completely redesigned and focuses on discovery, allowing their users to find new content that they might not otherwise have came into contact with. The new app has some new features as well; if you see an image of a movie or tv show in the app and you are unfamiliar with it just tap on it and then you will be taken to the discover panel.

The discover panel will present you with the first episode, the next episode or the latest episode. A summary of the episode will also be included incase the image doesn’t immediately get you interested in the show, you can just swipe in any direction to continue browsing through Hulu’s back catalogue. Another cool feature that has been added to the new version of the app is that you can continue to search or browse while watching a TV show or movie.

This feature works by pinching the the video to minimize and it will continue to play, this is a feature that I think would be perfect for other streaming services to add. If Netflix added that feature I for one would be a lot happier. The new Hulu app is live on the app store to and can be downloaded now.

Source: CultofMac

Mailbox Lauches Email Client for iPad


Two months after it’s acquisition the email client Mailbox has finally brought out it’s service to the iPad, after being acquired by Dropbox two months ago they have finally worked out all of the kinks in the iPad version and are ready to release it to the world.

Mailbox has said that they have been working on the iPad version of their app since before the acquisition, this means that app isn’t just Dropbox coming in and taking over; the app should work exactly like it does on your phone.

However the new Mailbox for iPad app only works in landscape mode for list messages, which is a bit annoying but can be overlooked. The app has been specially reformatted for the iPads bigger screen, this means that you should be getting the best possible performance out of the app for you.

Since the app has now entered the iPad section of the app store all that is left is the desktop, there has been word on whether or not the company is working on a desktop client.

The only thing that we are eager to find out about the app is whether or not those terrible waiting lists are going to appear on the iPad version, especially since it took at least six weeks for most to get online with there app on the iPhone version.

Source – TechCrunch

Apple ramping up production on lighter iPad




Apple is set to begin production of a lighter iPad, with full production starting in July for a release either in quarter three or four this year. The company has yet to release any new products this year, so we expect the end of this year to be packed.

DigiTimes reports the new iPad 5 will be 25-33% thinner than the last iteration and will take design cues from the iPad Mini. Apple will not bump up the 2,048 x 1,536 Retina display, but will change the glass plate for a thinner design.

The big focus seems to be on the size of the iPad, the iPad Mini 2 will apparently come alongside the larger version, this time it will have faster processing speeds and a slimmer design.

We expect Apple will reveal all at a conference, we may even see the iPhone 5S or 6 if Apple do not reveal it at WWDC. The larger iPad will stay the same price and may come with keyboard functionality, to kick back the Windows 8 hybrids.

Source: DigiTimes

iPad Mini 2 won’t come with retina display



One of the main features missing from the iPad Mini is the retina display and many believe the next version of the smaller tablet by Apple will bring the high resolution display.

However, analysts seem to believe the iPad Mini 2 is unlikely to come with the high resolution display because the screens in question will not start being manufactured until late this year.

Release Date for iPad Mini 2

This means Apple will have to pull the iPad Mini 2 release date back to very late 2013 or early 2014, instead of this idea, they will release the iPad Mini 2 at WWDC and the next around Q1 2014.

The six month gap should be sufficient for Apple to redevelop the second generation iPad Mini and the third generation will come with the retina display and a faster processor.

iPad Mini 2 Features

It is not all doom and gloom for those hoping to get their hands on the iPad Mini 2 however, the tablet is suspected to have some upgrades in processor power and will come with iOS7.

The iPad Mini 2 will also be lighter and thinner than the previous version and Apple could be aiming to break records. We have heard they are manufacturing high grade ultra-thin glass, which has only just been developed.

Cheaper iPad Mini

Apple may unveil the iPad Mini 2 at a lower price point than the last smaller iPad and prices of the original will go down again. This may mean the iPad Mini will hit a $150 price point, with the second generation coming in at $230.

With many craving some cheap Apple products, especially in emerging markets, the cheaper iPad Mini may be a good way to bring something to the market at an adequate price, to boost sales in other territories.

In the US, the iPad Mini 2 is likely to hit another homerun for Apple, with the original shipping more than fifty million units so far.

Source: Cult of Mac

Mailbox Is Working On An iPad App, With Desktop And Android Clients


Mailbox the very popular mail app for iPhone has announced that an iPad, Android and Desktop clients are on their way, the company recently said that the up and coming projects e.g. the various clients are “on the agenda”.

Hopefully when the new clients are released there won’t be the ridiculously long queues to use the software especially if you’re already a user on your iPhone, Mailbox have in fact been replying publicly on twitter to people enquiring about the iPad version of the app.

Mailbox on Twitter

There seems to be no specific time when the app will hit the app store, but it would seem that the iPad version of the app is a lot further along in the development stages than the other clients; since the company is willingly replying back to twitter messages about but not specifying anything.

A recurring theme in Mailboxes twitter activity is that when asked about the iPad app they tend to use the phrases “in the works” and “coming soon” whereas they repeatedly give the response about the other platforms or being “on the roadmap.”

The Next Step 

Logically it does make sense that the iPad version be the next app to be release since most of the coding is already done on the back end, the UI is the more important factor in this app, porting to android would involve quite a bit of new code. Also when porting the app to Mac or PC they will have to basically rethink the touch centric user interface, at least; not to mention the added server stacks needed to host all of the new accounts.

Mailbox focuses on productivity through email, reply, archive or delete; the end goal being Mailbox zero – no emails in your inbox which free’s you up to get on with work and other more pressing tasks you may have to do. The app has so really cool feature that I’d love to see on the iPad and mac versions, such as the remind me in the future; this is were you can set an email to re-enter you inbox at a later date.

Source – TechCrunch

Apple launches ‘Why You’ll Love iPad’ campaign


Apple has started a new campaign to attract customers to buy their iPhones, iPads. The campaign termed as ‘Why You’ll iPhone’ was started at the time of the launch of its rival company’s flagship phone, Galaxy SIV. Initially we thought that the campaign was a move by the company to boost their sales in reply to the launch of the Samsung device, however as the campaign has now expanded to its iPad lineup we see that the move was a part of the overall advertising campaign by the company.

ipad campaign


The ‘Why You’ll love the iPad’ campaign aims to differentiate their tablet from other rivals. The campaign page on the apple website does not distinguish between the two versions i.e. the iPad mini and the regular iPad and treats both of them as one family. The page starts off describing that iPad was first of its kind device in the market and that still millions of customers use iPad. The company also boasts of the various awards received by the device like the ‘Highest consumer satisfaction in tablets’ by J.D. Power and Associates.

Further details of the device highlighted by the campaign are as given below:

  1. The campaign boasts of the 300,000 apps made specifically for the iPad as opposed to the thousands of apps available on android which are not tailor made. Moreover, the page states that both the iPad and the iPhone are so thoughtfully designed that all the apps on the store work on both the devices.
  2. Secondly, the page praises the looks and the quality of materials of iPad. The use of high quality materials like Aluminum and glass makes the device look beautiful and the powerful processors underneath makes sure that all iPads run lag free.
  3. Thirdly, the campaign describes retina display on the iPad as one of the best in the industry. The 3 million pixels on the iPad makes sure that the user cannot see individual pixels on the large 9.7 inch screen.
  4. The other facts given by the campaign that praises the device include the 10 hour talktime, iCloud services, support staff that knows the device from top to bottom, all new iOS 6 and iTunes store which acts as a centralized source for content for your device.

The company has gone a little out of a line with this campaign as compared to their previous marketing strategies but seeing that most of their strategies have been successful so far, we are pretty much sure that this campaign would also turn out well.

via Macnn

Apple removes Sweatshop HD iPad game from app store


Apple has been censoring its apps and other content available on the app store since its launch. From the past many years, Apple has maintained that the apps available on the iStore are “curated” as against the books and music on the store.

sweatshop hd


Sweatshop HD was an iPad exclusive app and was available for the past few months on the app store. The game encouraged players to acquire cheap teen labor and mistreat them to advance through the various levels of the game. The developers claimed that the game was built to make the users aware of the grave issue of child labor in the society. However, Apple finally came to a conclusion that the game was ‘uncomfortable’ for its premises and eventually removed it from the app store.

In order to play the game, the user had to hire underage labor to build and run a production line for various clothing manufacturers. As you proceed through the various levels of the game, you have to make the life of the underage labor miserable by changing various things in the production line like closing all the fire exits, increasing the work load and the work hours on the laborers etc.

After the initial notice given to Littlecloud, the game developer, they managed to incorporate some changes into the game. For example, they added a disclaimer stating that the game did not depict any conditions of workers of any specific company or factory and that the game was purely fictional in nature. But, Apple was not satisfied with the changes and finally removed it from the app store.

However, surprisingly, we have got reports of several games being removed from the app store for controversial content in the past few years. A similar game called as the Phone Story was recently banned from the app store for controversial content. The game was quite similar to the sweatshop HD and was based on exploitation of labor in Congo. Other games like Endgame: Syria and Smuggle truck have been removed by Apple on similar grounds.

So in short, Apple’s policy is simple, if a developer wants to post content which can be controversial in nature like criticizing a religion, then the only option for them is to write a book or a song. However, any application on the store which hurts any religion or is controversial in nature will not be tolerated by the company and will be removed immediately.