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BlackBerry PlayBook pricing revealed, starts at 400 dollars

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We just got pricing information on the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet and it’s excellent news indeed. Apparently RIM are going to deliver on their promise to release the slate with a sub-500 dollars price tag and then some.

According to the source the PlayBook will come in three different versions according to the amount of internal memory – 8GB, 16GB and 32GB (and not 16/32/64 GB as previously rumored). Read more »

Acer ICONIA laptop drops traditional screen/keyboard combo, packs two touchscreens instead

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Acer showed off a new phone and some new tablets but they also broke the mold – the Acer ICONIA is either a Windows 7 laptop with the keyboard replaced by a second screen or two tablets joined together.

The Acer ICONIA “Touchbook” packs two 14” multitouch screens (covered with Gorilla Glass) and the bottom one can serve as keyboard, among other things… Read more »

Acer releases AMD-powered 10.1-inch Windows 7 tablet with built-in 3G

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Acer are surely taking the tablet game seriously. After the two Android-running slates we saw earlier, we are now getting one with a proper OS. Acer are not giving away the name of this one either, but they confirm that it has a 10.1-inch screen, runs Windows 7 and is powered by some AMD chip (could it be the Zacate E-530?).

The Acer Windows 7 tablet measures just 15mm of thickness and weighs under 2.2 pounds. It has a 1.3 megapixel cameras on its front and has built-in WiFi and 3G radios. Read more »

Acer goes official with 7-inch and 10.1-inch Android tablets

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It seems that every computer manufacturer wants in on the tablet action and Acer are not an exception. The company is next to join the slate wars – Android 3.0 Honeycomb is their platform of choice and they will be offering a device in both the 7-inch and the 10.1-inch category.

Both tablets will run on dual-core Tegra CPUs and will have integrated 3G radios. Read more »

LG announces E-Note H1000B – a 10.1-inch Windows 7 tablet with HD display

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While most of the world is eagerly expecting their Android-powered slate, LG made a surprising move and announced the E-Note H1000B. The Windows 7 Starter-running (upgradeable to W7 Professional) tablet packs a 10.1” capacitive touchscreen of HD resolution (1366 x 768 pixels).

The LG E-Note H1000B will come with a couple of options for the netbook-grade CPU – Intel Atom Z510 or Z530. Read more »

600,000 Samsung Galaxy Tabs sold, production going at full steam

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That rumor about Samsung cutting down production of the Galaxy Tab tablet may not be true – in fact, a new report allegedly coming straight from Samsung says that supply can’t keep up with the demand in some countries.

The sales numbers are not groundbreaking but it does look like the Samsung Galaxy Tab is quite popular. Read more »

Dell Inspiron Duo tablet/netbook combo goes live, priced at 549 US dollars

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The Dell Inspiron Duo hybrid was just officially unveiled, answering many of the questions those early ads raised. The 10.1 touchscreen netbook with rotating display is unlike anything we have seen so far on the market so the excitement that greets it is completely understandable.

On the inside you will find a dual-core Intel Atom N550 processor, 2GB of RAM, a Broadcom Crystal HD accelerator, 250GB of storage (there are also higher-capacity options), and Windows 7 Home Premium. The 10.1” display resolution is 1366 x 768 pixels and it uses the capacitive touch technology. Read more »

Samsung Galaxy Tab low sales may result in production cut

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According to a recent market research Samsung is cutting the production of Galaxy Tab in half due to weak sales. Apparently Samsung may not fulfill its plan for selling 6 million Galaxy tablets after all. And I can totally get that having in mind the steep price in some regions.

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BlackBerry Playbook trashes the Apple iPad at browsing, the video’s inside

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Okay this video comes from RIM’s own YouTube channel so you should probably take it with a bucket of salt but it’s worth checking out nonetheless. Here’s how it goes: the RIM upcoming BlackBerry PlayBook tablet and the insanely successful Apple iPad are placed side by side on a table and are then made to load several pages simultaneously.

The result is there for you to see – the PlayBook swim laps around the iPad and that’s discounting the fact that the Apple tablet lacks Flash. Read more »

AMD Zacate E-350 APU reviewed, dubbed the new netbook king

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Netbooks have been pretty much a one-horse race so far, but things seem to be about to change. The first batch of reviews of the new low-powered Zacate E-350 APU or Accelerated Processing Unit (that’s what AMD calls its CPU plus GPU combo) just came in and it outperforms the most powerful Atoms currently available, while still consuming less power.

The 1.6 GHz dual-core AMD E-350 compares favorably even to the desktop-grade Atoms with NVIDIA ION2 graphics, and that is certainly impressive. Does it really get any sweeter? Read more »

SuperAMOLED Samsung Galaxy Tab makes a first public appearance, a 4.5-inch SWVGA display brought along

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Samsung know they have something going with that SuperAMOLED technology of theirs and they are not hesitant to use it to their advantage. It appears that the next device to get a taste of those deep blacks and excellent sunlight legibility is the Galaxy Tab tablet. Samsung even showcased a working AMOLED Tab unit at the FPD International event.

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Galaxy Tab gets fullscreen mode for all apps with a simple tweak

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The fact that a large portion of the Android apps don’t use the whole available screen estate is probably the main issue of the Galaxy Tab software. The great news is that a helpful hacker has just found an easy tweak that allows you to get fix that.

All that’s required is to download the free Spare Parts app from the Andriod Market and follow the instructions from the video below. Read more »

Toshiba FOLIO 100 now shipping in Europe, packs Tegra 2 and runs Android Froyo

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Toshiba has thrown their hat into the tablet ring with their FOLIO 100 Android tablet. The 10” tablet is powered by NVIDIA’s Tegra 2 platform and runs Android 2.2 Froyo. Toshiba are already shipping the tablets across Europe, here’s what you get…

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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 »