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Microsoft to demo the tablet Windows next week?

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According to some internal sources, Microsoft is preparing to preview its tablet-oriented Windows OS next week.

As we already reported, Windows 8 will debut next year on various gadgets, including ARM-based tablets.

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13.3-inch Sony VAIO S Series with Core i7, 2x 512GB SSD in RAID 0 is a lot of bang for a lot of buck

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Sony announced drool-worthy S Series 13.3” VAIO laptops that boast impressive performance and battery life (up to 16 hours for some configurations). The laptops weigh around 1.7kg and pack more processing power than your average desktop computers, depending on how you customize it.

Prices range from a little under $1000 to you’d-better-not-ask. Read more »

Motorola XOOM battery put to the test in a web browsing marathon, iPad 2 comes out on top

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Web browsing is a tablet’s bread and butter and a key factor is how long you’ve got until you have to go looking for a wall socket. As part of our tests on the Motorola XOOM, we ran a battery test using the same method as when we tested the Galaxy S II.

We’ll be using the Apple iPad 2 as a yard stick. Here’s how we did the tests and the numbers we came up with. Read more »

Galaxy Tab 10.1 to hit US stores with Android 3.1 any day now

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We mentioned that Samsung Germany recently updated their online store to include a host of accessories for the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1. This pointed to the possibility of the 10.1′s official release very soon and our suspicions look to be on the money.

Samsung US cheeky tweet

Samsung US let out a highly suggestive tweet the other day with a link to the Galaxy Tab 10.1 notification site. Rumor has it that 8 June is the date to mark down in your calendars and if all goes to plan, you should be able to pick up some 8.6mm thick goodness from then on. Read more »

A new 5 inch tabphone crossover: The Pantech Vega No.5 [VIDEO]

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Another device has arisen to join the ranks of convergence devices, among the likes of the Dell Streak and the Samsung Galaxy S WiFi 5.0, there is now a new 5-inch tablet-phone to add to this unusual lineup.

Pantech Vega No.5 tabphone

The Pantech Vega No.5 is a competent machine, not to be confused with its recently released, similarly specced smartphone brother, the Pantech Vega Racer (which for a start has a smaller 4.3″ display). The Vega is chocked full of decent hardware; performance wise it holds a dual-core 1.5GHz (MSM8660) Qualcomm processor, 1GB of DDR2 RAM and comes with 16GB of internal memory (plus an SDHC card slot for removable memory). Read more »

Dell launches XPS 15z, touted as the thinnest 15-inch laptop on the planet

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Dell has launched the spiritual successor to the now defunct Adamo series. The new XPS 15z is claimed to be the thinnest 15-inch laptop on the planet and packs in some serious hardware for the price.

For starters, the body of the XPS 15z is made entirely out of anodized aluminum and magnesium alloy. The thickness is just .97-inch and it weighs in at 5.54 pounds. Now here’s the funny part. Read more »

Samsung Germany now offering shiny new accessories for your Galaxy Tab 10.1, that you can’t buy yet

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The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 has been tantalizing us for some time now and still we must wait. We’ve seen it pop up in Russia and there’s word of its release in India. Pricing and spec sheets are floating around the internet and still we must wait!

Galaxy Tab 10.1 accessories banner

The good news is that June should see the worldwide launch of the Galaxy Tab 10.1. Samsung have kept schtum thus far on an official global release dates but in specific regions, days and months have already been hinted at and if it’s available in one region, it’s release elsewhere won’t be far off. Read more »

HP plans to become better than number one in tablet space, invents a new number in process

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We get it HP, you have an awesome new tablet at your hands and you think it is going to do really well. But there is no need to go ahead and invent new numbers to describe its future position in the market.

So stoked is HP’s Eric Cador about the upcoming HP TouchPad that in a recent press conference held in Cannes Read more »

Is the Toshiba “Thrive” Android Honeycomb tablet just around the corner?

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We’ve spoken of Toshiba’s upcoming 10.1″ Android tab on numerous occasions before. It made an appearance at CES and we caught that back in January, specs popped up from BestBuy in early April and a scheduled release was slated for June in Japan.

Toshiba Thrive Tablet

Now, however it would seem that the Toshiba tab in question might be finally making its way across to the US and not only that, it gets a new name too. Read more »

Grab one of these new fruity Acer netbooks for some happy summer surfing

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Fancy a nice refreshing glass of Pink Peach, or maybe some Orange Papaya, what about Blue Curacao or Lemon Yellow? Well sadly these aren’t fruity cocktails but in fact the exotic names of the color choices available for one of Acer’s latest netbooks.

Acer Aspire One Happy 2 on GSMArena Blog

The Acer Aspire One Happy 2 is ushering in the summer gadget season with its colorful outer shell and some powerful inner workings. Read more »

Angry Birds Rio Beach Volley update is out for Android

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Angry Birds Rio is the third installment of the popular game by Rovio. iOS users already got an update to Rio with some Beach Volley action, but now it’s Android users turn.

The update is out for Android and it started off with the Amazon app store at first, but has quickly moved on to the stock Android Market. Read more »

Samsung launches the Galaxy Tab 10.1, 8.9 and Galaxy S II in Russia, surprises us with cool accessories

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Samsung held a press event in Russia recently where they announced a trio of their latest and greatest mobile computing devices: the Galaxy Tab 10.1, 8.9 and the Galaxy S II. The Galaxy Tab 10.1 is similar to the Special Edition we saw a few days back, the only difference being this one isn’t special and by special we mean it doesn’t have a gang of robots printed on its back.

The 8.9 is similar to the 10.1 but as you can guess it has a smaller 8.9-inch display. What captured our attention was a keyboard dock for the 8.9 that was showcased for the first time. Read more »

HP TouchPad to be priced $599 at Walmart, accessories to burn further holes in your wallet

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HP’s upcoming WebOS tablet is still some way from gracing the shelves of your favorite electronics stores but we got a whiff of the kind of price it will be selling for. The guys over at have uncovered the Walmart price of the TouchPad and it is going to be $599 for the 32GB Wi-Fi-only model, same as the similarly specced Apple iPad 2.

If you remember, HP also showcased three accessories for the TouchPad and we have the prices for them as well. Read more »

We put the Motorola XOOM display through its paces and pit it vs. the iPad 2

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We have the Motorola XOOM in our hands (finally!) and the first thing we got to test is its display. We’re working on a full-blown review too but the screen is such a central component to the tablet experience that it’s one of the first things we started assessing.

We’ll be using iPad 2 as the yard stick for this comparison – it’s just so popular that most of you have probably seen one at some point and will have grounds for comparison. Plus the iPad family is the trend setter in this developing market niche. Read more »

Google updates its Search app for iOS, makes it even faster

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After the total overhaul that the Google Search app for iOS got a couple of months ago, it has become way nicer looking and easier to use. However the feedback that the company has been getting about its performance has obviously been less than flattering.

Well, Google engineers have obviously taken notes and today introduced a new version that addresses the issue. The app has been sped up by up to 20%, which should dramatically improve responsiveness and thus the overall user experience. To achieve this, the company has axed the “Just Talk” by default so if you were using it you would need to activate it manually from the settings. Read more »