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Pre-Apple iPad 2 event fever and rumors, stay tuned for the big announcement

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Everyone is impatiently waiting for the Apple iPad 2 announcement taking place today in less than half an hour. As you can imagine the rumors and pre-event allegations are pouring out from known and unknown sources.

Such a rumor is that we shouldn’t be so excited about the iPad 2, because it’s more of a ‘ho-hum update’ rather than something fundamental, which is what the iPad 3 Read more »

Amazon Germany momentarily shows iPad 2 specs and price – 1.2GHz CPU, 3G+Wi-Fi, 16GB and Thunderbolt for 499 euro

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The official iPad 2 announcement is drawing close (6PM London time) but that’s not stopping last-minute leaks. We already eyed up the supposed leaked photos of the second-generation iPad and now apparently Amazon Germany jumped the gun and (accidentally!) put their iPad 2 listing out in the open.

Apple iPad 2 specs on Amazon Germany (click for full size)

That simple slip up gives up a lot of details on the upcoming Apple tablet – same screen size, but faster CPU and a Thunderbolt port for example… Read more »

Presumable iPad 2 leaks in China, we have a slew of photos for you to enjoy

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We’ve found a leak of the upcoming iPad 2 in China, of all places. Mind you, no specs are released, just some photos of the device. They look sort off legitimate, but it could still be just a mockup, to throw people off, before Apples’ launch event in San Francisco later today.

The pictures are aplenty, though, showing you every side of the tablet and even comparing it to the original iPad.

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MSI is bringing yet another Android tablet with Tegra 2, the WindPad 100A

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At this year’s CeBIT (that’s the German abbreviation for World Center for Office, Information and Communications Technology) at Hannover Germany, MSI are announcing 4 tablets, one of which is an Android one. The WindPad 100A is the company’s first attempt at an Android slate and it looks promising.

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Motorola Xoom gets a pre-order price in the UK and Germany

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The Motorola Xoom is the epitomy of the Android Honeycomb tablet and it launched quite recently so it’s only natural that it gets a lot of media attention. The latest news is that the device just got a price tag and a pre-order option in the UK and a coming soon price-tag for T-Mobile Germany.

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A Samsung Unpacked event is coming up on 22nd March, should bring another Galaxy Tab or two

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It’s no secret that Samsung wants a big chunk of the tablet market. The Koreans were the first major manufacturer to release a 7” Android tablet last summer and a 10.1” slate joined it a couple of weeks ago. Now the Koreans are preparing to launch another Galaxy Tab, which should fit somewhere in between.

The teaser poster published on the Samsung Facebook page (pictured above) asks “What’s your Tab life?” and contains the numbers 7, 8, 9 and 10. With 7” and 10” devices already covered we suspect we are going to see either an 8” or a 9” Galaxy Tab announced on 22nd of March. Read more »

Motorola XOOM gets a CPU overclock to 1.5GHz, gets blazing fast

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The Motorola XOOM packs some serious punch under the hood and there’s hardly an Android application that would require more. However this doesn’t stop the hacking community to try and squeeze every last drop of performance out of dual-core Cortex-A9 CPU (you know, just in case).

We just got news that an XDA-developers forum member has successfully managed to increase the clock speed to 1.5 GHz with a few kernel modifications. And it’s not the see-what-I-have-here kind of deal – you can follow a short tutorial and get the extra power on your very own XOOM. Read more »

Thunderbolt – the new high-speed connection technology that will rule them all.. eventually

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If you thought USB 3.0 was the future of connecting high-speed peripherals to your computer, then think again. Intel’s Thunderbolt I/O technology, formerly known as Light Peak, is now the new kid on the block and it is here to stay.

With the introduction of the newly announced MacBook Pro line-up yesterday, comes the first real-world implementation of the Intel Thunderbolt Technology. Basically, Thunderbolt is a faster and simpler way of plugging different devices to your system. Read more »

$800 Motorola Xoom is now available at Verizon USA, no Adobe Flash and no LTE just yet

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The first Android 3.0 Honeycomb-based tabled – the Motorola Xoom – is now available in Verizon USA network. It can be yours for $600 on two-year contract with data plan or $800 without any commitment. A Wi-Fi-only version is yet to be released.

So, Motorola Xoom is available at Verizon, currently only the Wi-Fi+3G (LTE-ready) model though. There are three payment options for you:

  • $600 on 2-year contract with a data plan
  • $800 on 1-year contract with a data plan
  • $800 free retail price

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Apple’s MacBook Pro lineup updated, new Thunderbolt I/O will hook just about every peripheral you have

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Apple just updated their MacBook Pro line with three new models – 13”, 15” and 17” in size. Their sleek aluminum bodies have Intel Core i processors along with new graphics and plenty of battery life.

The three new MacBook Pros also feature the new Thunderbolt port, which supports more or less every wired-connectivity technology you can think of… Read more »

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 will be 700 euro (coming in March), Wi-Fi-only HTC Flyer will cost you 500 euro

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The MWC saw so many tablet announcements, but few of the manufacturers told us anything about the pricing. Fortunately things are starting to clear out now as two of the new slates got an estimated price tag and one of them even a target release date.

First Vodafone Portugal came up saying it will get the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 in March. It will charge its customers good €700 for the new tablet. Read more »

Apple to unveil the iPad 2 on Wednesday, March 2 at a special event in San Francisco

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Apple will hold a special event on Wednesday, March 2 where it will lift the curtains on the successor of its trendsetting tablet – the iPad 2. As usual, Apple is holding its cards close to the chest and nothing is known for sure just yet.

We can’t be too sure whether we can judge anything from the invitation image they’ve sent out above, as it looks pretty much as the original iPad. However, Apple has been known for making subtle design changes, not radical ones. Read more »

HP updates ProBook and EliteBook lines, sleek aluminum bodies and Sandy Bridge CPUs

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HP updated the EliteBook and ProBook series with new devices and it’s aluminum and Sandy Bridge CPUs all around.

Here’s a quick breakdown of the new models… Read more »

We could see a 8.9-inch Galaxy Tab unveiled next month

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Reportedly, a Samsung spokesperson contacted a Korean news outlet informing them Samsung will release a 8.9-inch Android tablet in the first half of the year. Following the official announcement of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, the manufacturer is about to unveil a smaller tablet, but still one that’s bigger than the original Galaxy Tab.

It seems there’s no stopping the tablet war from escalating.
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Sony updates its VAIO lineup with new S and C series

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Today Sony introduced a few new entries to its VAIO lineup of notebooks. We got the ultra-powerful yet extremely portable new S series and the neon-colored C series that should appeal to younger users.

Sony has a long tradition of squeezing some of the most potent hardware on the market in pretty light and compact shells and the new S series comes to continue this tradition. The 13-inchers sport a selection of 2nd generation Core i7 CPUs, 4GB of RAM, a discrete 6470M Radeon HD video card + Intel HD graphics combo and even a DVD drive and the thing only weighs 1.75 kilos. Read more »