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iPad still lives, hits nine more countries on Friday

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There is no doubt all the fuss around iPhone 4 upstaged the iPad. Despite all the problems it is having with the new iPhone, Apple is still focused on the iPad invasion. This Friday Apple is launching the tablet in nine more countries around the world.

Sigh, people will do this again
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LG goes all in with 3D: announces a notebook, a monitor and a projector

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Today LG announced a trio of new 3D-enabled products and declared their commitment to the 3D technology. The company went official with a 15-inch 3D notebook, a 3D monitor and a 3D projector.

The LG R590 3D notebook is certainly the most interesting of the new announcements. It packs a 15.6-inch display, Intel Core i7 Processor with HM55 chipset and NVIDIA GeForce GT335M graphics card with 1GB of dedicated DDR3. Read more »

Microsoft promises loads of Windows 7 based tablets by the end of the year, Windows 7 SP1 beta available now

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Today on the Worldwide Partner Conference Microsoft’s CEO Steve Ballmer revealed the company’s plans of releasing multiple tablets running Windows 7 by the end of this year. He also spoke about Microsoft looking forward to the cloud computing and continuing working on the Azure OS.

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Unofficial info about the Asus 1215N release date and pricing surfaces

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The Asus 1215N netbook finally got a release date and some pricing details (though unofficially) – it’s coming in late August. But how much cash would the 1215N be, considering it has a 1.8GHz dual-core Atom CPU and an NVIDIA ION 2 (along with Optimus) beating in its chest?

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Acer Aspire One D255 netbook is powered by a dual-core Atom N550

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The first netbooks with Intel’s dual-core Atom N550 CPU are beginning to appear. The Acer Aspire One D255 is powered by just such a processor. It’s not the first netbook with a dual-core processor (the Asus 1215N has it beat here), but it’s the first with a dual-core Atom intented for netbooks (the 1215N uses a nettop CPU)…

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LG prepares an Android tablet, due by the end of the year

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As part of the Optimus unveiling today, LG mentioned they are preparing a high-end Android tablet that should hit the shelves before the end of this year.

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Asus 1215N features dual-core Atom, ION and Optumus, strikes fear into the hearts of other netbooks

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Asus announced the 1215N netbook – though calling it a netbook seems derogatory. Asus have crammed as much new technology as they could possible fit into the 12” frame of the 1215N – a high-res screen, a dual-core Atom, NVIDIA ION, Optimus, USB 3.0 and Bluetooth 3.0, Wireless N plus even more…

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Samsung N230 netbook boasts 14 hour battery life, smartbooks beware

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One of the advantages of ARM-based netbooks, or “smartbooks”, is supposedly the battery life. The Samsung N230, which runs an old-fashioned x86 chip begs to disagree – it offers 7 hours battery life with the small battery and up to 13.8 hours with the big one…

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Dell Streak goes SIM free for 449 GBP (550 euro)

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If you have decided that using a five-inch device as a mobile phone is something you can live with, but hate the whole long-term carrier commitment thing, I have some good news for you. Well, starting now you can get your shiny new Dell Streak SIM free and use it with whichever operator you see fit. It will set you back exactly 449 pounds, which is about 550 euro or 680 US dollars.

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Around 3 million iPads in 80 days – Apple manages the third million in just three weeks

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One, two, three… million iPads sold already. iPad sales reached the two million mark in the end of May and now, barely over 20 days later, another million iPads have found their way to their happy owners. By the looks of it, sales are picking up the pace…

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Atom D525 and D425 available, Intel gets further into wireless with Wireless Displays

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Intel just announced the D525 and D425 Atom processors for nettops. Intel is primarily known for their processors but they do other stuff as well. In related news, Intel’s Wireless Display technology is now available on over 25 new systems. …

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Another video of the touch-touting MeeGo OS v1.1 surfaces, reconfirms blazing speed and buttery smoothness

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Another demo video of the touch-supporting MeeGo 1.1 OS just appeared. It doesn’t show too many new things about the platform but is of much higher quality than the ones made available during Computex last month.

While the first (non-touch) release of MeeGo has failed to set the netbook world alight, the 1.1 version of the OS jointly developed by Nokia and Intel is expected to become the next big thing in the tablets realm. Read more »

Tegra-powered Toshiba AC100 smartbook runs Android 2.1, boasts 8 hours of battery life

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Toshiba introduces a new smartbook today – the Toshiba AC100. The Tegra-powered device looks deceivingly like a 10.1” netbook but it’s actually a “smartbook” – it uses the ARM-based NVIDIA Tegra 250 platform and runs Android 2.1. Not using a power-hungry x86 CPU obviously has its advantages – like the 8 hours battery life and up to 7 days of stand-by time, for instance…

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Samsung Galaxy Tab renamed to Galaxy Tape, Super AMOLED and 1.2GHz CPU inside

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The Vietnamese guys from Tinhte have just shed some light on the Samsung 7-inch Galaxy tablet.

The first thing to note is its changed name – it seems Galaxy Tab will be dropped in favor of Galaxy Tape.

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Microsoft to pull the plug on Windows XP for netbooks on 22 October, this time for real

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Microsoft wants to remind you and all of manufacturers that Windows XP sales will end on 22 October this year. After this date all netbooks must be sold with Windows 7 – probably Starter edition.

Netbooks are the very reason for Windows XP second lease of life, but its end is finally near. Read more »