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22
Apr
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PlayBook Tablet Hits Stores, Receives Mixed Reviews

Canadian firm Research in Motion (RIM) has finally released its much-hyped PlayBook tablet , a new rival to Apple's iPad. Critics, however, are unsure of Playbook's offerings. The PlayBook boasts a number of features that are meant to set it apart ... from the pack. These include a proprietary operating system (OS) designed to maximize multitasking, and a touch screen navigation system. Tethering Options a Double-Edged Sword It's the PlayBook's many tethering options -- which connect the device seamlessly to RIM's BlackBerry -- that really distinguishes the tablet from those offered by ... (view more)

Thu
21
Apr
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Microsoft Bing Now Available as iPad App

Microsoft now has an app available for the Apple iPad based on the Bing search engine , with a few interesting features thrown in to make it unique. The iPad already comes with a built-in Safari browser that includes a search bar, but the Bing app ... makes this feature appear larger in comparison. Bing Features Exclusive to iPad With the exclusive iPad Bing app, Microsoft has added voice search to grab the attention of impartial users. (Source: cnet.com ) When conducting a search, a tile pops up on the right side of the screen acting as a tab. However, the tile features a highlight tool that ... (view more)

Thu
14
Apr
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Kindergarten School Board Blows $200K on iPad 2

Auburn, Maine school district's Auburn School Committee recently and unanimously voted to start a new pilot program that will give kindergarten kids a shiny new iPad 2. The program is all about changing -- and hopefully, advancing -- how children ... this age learn. iPad Program Called a "Game Changer" Speaking on the subject late last week, Auburn district school superintendent Tom Morrill called the plan a "game changer." "This is truly redefining how we're going to teach and learn. We're talking about a new tool, the iPad2. You begin to watch how young people jump on, jump in and ... (view more)

Thu
24
Mar
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RIM Reveals Pricing for PlayBook Tablet

Less than a month before its launch date, we now know a little bit more about the PlayBook tablet from Canadian tech firm Research in Motion (RIM). PlayBook Tablet Similar to Apple's iPad 2 According to recent reports, the device will be smaller ... than Apple's iPad 2 but will come in at a similar entry price: $499. The 7-inch PlayBook, which is set to launch on April 19, actually comes in several versions, each packing a different price point. For instance, the 16GB version ships for $499, the 32GB for $599, and a 64GB version for $699. When it comes to pricing, RIM's device isn't much ... (view more)

Wed
09
Mar
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iPad 2 Released, but iPad 3 Possible by Year End

Apple's iPad 2 tablet PC launched exactly 1 week ago (March 2, 2011). And while Apple is hoping that thousands of consumers will rush out and purchase the new iPad 2, some analysts suggest that holding off until the iPad 3 becomes available might ... actually be a better idea. iPad 2: New Dual Core Processor, Thinner The iPad 2 offers a number of new features, including an internal dual core Apple A5 processor and a camera designed for FaceTime video messaging. This enables the iPad 2 to message with the iPhone 4, iPod Touch 4 and Mac OS X Snow Leopard. The iPad2 boasts a 33 per cent thinner ... (view more)

Fri
25
Feb
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iPad 2 Expected to be Unveiled March 2

Apple has set aside March 2nd, 2011 for a major media event, where it's expected the Cupertino, California-based company will unveil a totally new iPad. (Source: mercurynews.com ) iPad2: Thinner, Lighter Body Likely What we don't know, however, is ... when the device itself will ship. It's hoped that will be one of the points of discussion at the upcoming media event, along with reasons why consumers should be bothered to purchase an iPad 2. Experts speculate that the new iPad will feature a thinner and lighter design, more memory, and a front-facing camera. These features seem a lock, but ... (view more)

Mon
20
Dec
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Consumer Electronics Show to Debut New Win7 Tablet PCs

The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) held every January is arguably the biggest showcase of the year for mainstream tech products. Next month's CES showcase is scheduled for Las Vegas, and it's rumored that Microsoft's CEO will be unveiling new ... Windows 7 tablet PCs as part of his keynote address. Most interesting is that Microsoft won't be producing any of the tablet hardware, but instead is expected to endorse those made by third-party companies. Slide-Out Keyboard Feature in One Windows 7 Tablet Model According to the New York Times, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer will display forthcoming ... (view more)

Wed
24
Nov
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Analyst Predicts 2011 Release for iPad 2

The Apple iPad is off to a fast start, dominating a nascent but growing market . But that doesn't mean Apple has stopped thinking about its successor; in fact, one analyst predicts the Cupertino-based company will probably have a new iPad ready for ... release in the spring. Gleacher ... (view more)

Tue
16
Nov
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Experts Predict Holiday Sales Dip for Apple iPad

It would seem all the pressure these days is on Microsoft and PC makers to put out a Windows 7 tablet that can rival the popular Apple iPad. But recent reports from industry analysts suggest iPad sales could take a dip this holiday season, primarily ... because consumers are expected to reign in spending. The report comes from Rodman ... (view more)

Fri
05
Nov
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Report: Apple Owns 95% of Tablet Market

Just in case there was any doubt that Microsoft desperately needs to oversee the release of several Windows-based slate computers to compete with the Apple iPad, a new report states that, in the fiscal third quarter, the Cupertino-based firm's ... products accounted for 95 per cent of the tablet market. In other words, this is Apple's sphere until a PC maker like Hewlett-Packard or IBM can take it back. The report comes courtesy of Strategy Analytics Inc., a Boston-based research company that also noted an increase in tablet computer shipments by 26 per cent over the previous quarter. It would ... (view more)

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