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Rumor has it LG Optimus Pad will run Android 3.0 Honeycomb on dual-core Tegra 2

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LG (like pretty much every tech company around) has been working on a tablet of their own. But they made a hard choice – Android 2.2 Froyo is just not suitable for tablets they said (Google said the same thing) and even though the hardware was ready, the tablet got delayed, waiting on the software.

And Android 3.0 Honeycomb seems to be it – a new leak gives us a peek at some juicy details of the LG tablet, or the LG Optimus Pad, as it will be called… Read more »

8GB Archos 70 starts shipping, the 250GB HDD version is still on stand-by

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If you are on the hunt for a 7” Android tablet, you probably considered the Archos 70 at some point. And if you haven’t written it off for one reason or another you now have the chance to give it a hands-on in a store near you.

The ultra-slim Eclair-running tablet (Froyo update should come this month) is available for order through the company’s official US store and you can get it for 279 US dollars. Read more »

Google and other companies to unveil first Chrome OS powered notebooks and smartbooks later this month?

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Leading companies are said to announce their first Chrome-powered smartbooks later in November 2010. But what is even more exciting, word is Google is about to present its own notebook based on the Chrome operating system as well.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab torn apart, costs 214.57 US dollars to build

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iSuppli has tore down the Samsung P1000 Galaxy Tab and found 205.22 US dollars worth of components (around 147 euro) inside it and estimated assembling costs some extra 9.37 USD. That’s just over 30% cheaper than a 3G 16GB iPad, and much less than what it costs to the end user


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CrystalRoc unveils a Swarovski-encrusted Samsung Galaxy Tab, due on 1 November

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The London-based company CrystalRoc is known for its passion for encrusting various gadgets with Swarovski crystals. This time their “victim” is the Samsung Galaxy Tab. CrystalRoc covered its back with a total of 5700 crystals and are launching it tomorrow, on 1 November.

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Samsung GT-P1010 is a 3G-less Galaxy Tab

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Would you sacrifice the Galaxy Tab 3G connectivity if that would get you a better deal? Well if you would, Samsung will give you that opportunity with the GT-P1010 – a Wi-Fi only version of the Galaxy Tab. We first told you about the new device yesterday but only now we can confirm its product code.

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BlackBerry PlayBook demoed, plays HD Flash video in the browser

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Yesterday, RIM released an emulator of their new tablet OS. But today we can take a peek at the new OS running straight on the BlackBerry PlayBook – and since the demo was made at Adobe’s MAX conference, they made a point to present the Flash integration. YouTube played in the browser but that’s not the end of it…

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Wi-Fi only Samsung Galaxy Tab ads spotted at Best Buy, screen goes SuperAMOLED

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A Verizon-bound CDMA version of the Samsung Galaxy Tab had been churning in the rumor mill for over a month when Verizon issued a press release confirming it. It’s expected in November for 600 US dollars.

Now, spotted at Best Buy are ads for a Wi-Fi only Galaxy Tab (we’ve heard of that too) and they list the screen as – get this – Super AMOLED… Read more »

ASUS EeePC 1015PN goes on sale, I so want one

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If you are considering getting a netbook anytime soon then by all means take a moment to check this out. Today ASUS announced that their latest EeePC, 1015PN has hit the shelves. The 10″ device sounds like very much the device to get if you are into something extra portable yet nice performing.

ASUS EeePC 1015PN comes with a dual core Intel Atom N550 CPU, clocked at 1.5 GHz. Read more »

11.6-inch Apple MacBook Air given the teardown treatment, DIY repairs not recommended

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There is a tradition going that when a hot piece of hardware is released the guys from ifixit tear it down and show whatever secrets lie inside. And there was just no way the 11.6” MacBook Air would avoid this as it is certainly one of the sweetest devices of the season.

The ultra-portable walked away with a repairability rating of 4 (out of 10), which suggests that you better not try to fix this at home. Read more »

HP Slate 500 official, packs Atom Z540 and Windows 7 Proffesional

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I was beginning to think it won’t happen but lo and behold – it’s official. The HP Slate 500 runs Windows 7 Professional (not Windows Phone 7) and it has an 8.9″ touchscreen with overall weight of just 680 grams…


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Apple announces a 11.6-inch MacBook Air, new Mac OS 10.7 Lion plus AppStore and FaceTime for Macs

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It’s been quite busy in the Apple camp – the focus is again shifting towards computers. And as usual, usually gets interesting when Steve Jobs gets on stage. Anyway, I’m not going to recap last night’s “Back to the Mac” event. Instead, I’ll offer you a quick recap of the highlights as I see them.

Perhaps the most important announcement is the new generation of MacBook Air. Available in two flavors – with a 11.6 and a 13.6-inch screens – the new MBAs are thinner and lighter than ever. That’s been made possible by doing away with the hard drive altogether.

New MacBook Air

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Accessories for Samsung Galaxy Tab officially announced – docks and cases galore

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Samsung officially announced the accessories for the Samsung P1000 Galaxy Tab. The keyboard dock is one of them and there’s a multimedia dock, cases, cable chargers and others – here’s the shopping list…

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RIM confirms 16, 32 and 64GB versions of the BlackBerry PlayBook

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You already know almost everything about the 7-inch BlackBerry PlayBook tablet from its announcement. Some new details have been reported at the GITEX expo in Dubai. They include the tablet’s battery capacity and its onboard storage.

It seems the BlackBerry PlayBook will have similar storage versions to the iPad – 16, 32 and 64GB.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab on preorder at Carphone Warehouse UK for 530 pounds contract-free

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We’ve known for a while that the Samsung P1000 Galaxy Tab was going on sale in the UK on November 1 but the Carphone Warehouse already has it on preorder for those that absolutely must have it first.

Would it surprise you if I told you it costs exactly as much as a 16GB 3G iPad? Read more »