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LG and Toshiba confirm tablet announcements for CES

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It’s going to be hot on the tablet front at this year’s CES as another two major players confirmed they will be officially introducing Android slates at the show. Toshiba has just showcased the 10-inch Tegra 2-powered follow up to the Folio 100, while LG might be bringing not one but two Honeycomb devices.

The Koreans went on record, confirming their 8.9” tablet, which should run Android 3.0, but rumor has it that they might also give us a glimpse of another unit with a larger 10-inch screen. Read more »

Intel starts 2011 with a bang: 29 new Sandy Bridge CPUs are here

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Intel used the first workday of 2011 to announce a fresh lineup of Core processors. The second generation of i3, i5 and i7 chips uses the Sandy Bridge architecture and so far includes no less than 29 CPUs.

All the new Intel processors are based on 32nm manufacturing process and boast improved performance plus better power efficiency. And it’s not just the reduced-size instructions that lead to it – according to Intel it’s also due to the L3 cache, which is now shared between all cores. Read more »

Windows 7 and Mac OS X step on the Ch-48 Chrome netbook

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It is possible to install a different OS on the Chrome netbook after all. Of course, it’s not something easy and you will need to do some hard work, but in the end you can enjoy some Windows 7 or Mac OS X love on your Cr-48.

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The Motorola Honeycomb tablet will go by Droid Xoom

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Unless you’ve been living in a cave for the past few months you probably know that Motorola will be the manufacturer of the first Honeycomb-running tablet, that will see its official announcement next week at CES. What none of us knew so far was the name of the device, but now we’ve got that covered too.

The 10-inch Android slate will be called Motorola Droid Xoom, according to Droid-Life sources, close to the American company. Read more »

Dell Streak 7 ad script leaks early, shows all the newsworthy features

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Someone got their hands on the script for a Dell Streak 7 commercial. The planned ad is one long list of features of the Dell’s yet unannouned 7-inch tablet and stars the Android mascot…

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Tablet-ready Android Honeycomb coming in March 2011

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The first tablets based on the rumored Android 3.0 a.k.a. Honeycomb are expected to see daylight for the first time at the CES 2011. However, rumor is the first Honeycomb-powered devices won’t hit the market until March next year.

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Motorola teases with its Android tablet on video, set to reveal more at CES 2011?

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Now here’s an interesting video in which Motorola is teasing us with its upcoming Android-based tablet. The device is going to run the next iteration of Android, codenamed Honeycomb.

Motorola Honeycomb tablet

The thing is we’ve already seen an unannounced Motorola tablet in a pretty close encounter and we’ve also seen it waltzing on stage, so we don’t think Motorola has a enough left to surprise us, but who knows. Read more »

US Cellular offers Samsung Galaxy Tab for $200 with 5GB data plan

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It’s that time of the year, when the good deals just keep coming. US Cellular offers the 7-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab for just $200 on two-year contract. The price includes a $100 mail-in rebate.

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Google sends a bunch of Nexus S in the space, they all live to tell us about

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Seven Styrofoam beer coolers stuffed with Google’s latest Nexus S and a wide-angle sport camera were lifted up at the amazing altitude of 32 000 meters attached to some huge weather balloons. All of the coolers returned successfully to Earth and were picked by the Google team, so don’t expect a Nexus S landing on your balcony any time soon.

The purpose of this was to test all the device sensors and its performance under different environments such as the freezing near-vacuum conditions on the edge of space. And also, I guess, create a nice viral ad for the Nexus S. Read more »

Motorola 10-inch Honeycomb tablet leaks again, confirms a front-facing camera and Verizon allegiance

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At this rate there won’t be much left for Motorola to announce when they eventually get round to unveiling their new tablet. The latest batch of leaked photos confirms that the Android Honeycomb-running slate will pack a front-facing camera and will be headed to Verizon.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab Luxury Edition unveiled at the Millionaire Fair, priced at 749 euro

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After CrystalRoc, it’s Samsung’s turn to release a limited edition of its Galaxy Tab. Well, meet the Samsung Galaxy Tab Luxury Edition which has been introduced at the Millionaire Fair in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. This time you won’t find any Swarovski crystals on the Galaxy Tab shell or elsewhere.

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All-touch notebook Acer ICONIA priced at 1500 euro, could be yours in a just over a month

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If you are hoping to maybe someday replace your conventional laptop with one packing not one, but two touchscreens you might want to limit your Christmas spending and save a few bucks instead. Acer has announced the launch date for their Acer Iconia hybrid in Spain and it’s set for the 28th of January.

Of course other countries might get it sooner but I don’t expect serious time frame differences. The price is set at the whopping €1500 euro, but you didn’t really expect a specs sheet like that to come on the cheap, did you? Read more »

Netbook Cr-48 specs revealed, Google kills 25 netbooks on video to show how good cloud computing is

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There are two ways to tear down a Cr-48 netbook – the right one and the rough one. One user has already disassembled the first Chrome device and the insides are pretty much the same as I suspected.

But Google took the tear down to a whole new level. It destroyed brutally 25 Cr-48 netbooks in some crazy ways and shot the entire thing on video. Watch!

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Samsung Galaxy Tab in the UK comes with an Entertainment Package worth £200

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Samsung has been trying to bolster Samsung Galaxy Tab sales by offering free goodies instead of lowering the price. The latest offer is for the UK and comes to the tune of £200 worth in the form of an “entertainment package”. It’s not as good as it sounds though…

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The BlackBerry PlayBook shows up in yet another hands-on video

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The BlackBerry PlayBook walk-through video from the other day sure was extensive but it wasn’t as impressive as expected due to its low quality. Need something truly impressive? Here it comes: another PlayBook hands-on vid but this time of great quality.

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