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Thu
28
Oct
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HP Slate 500: Win7 Tablet PC Available Friday

When it launched a few weeks ago, the CTL 2goPAD -- a Windows 7-powered tablet PC -- received an incredible response, with anxious buyers grabbing up all available stock in less than a week. For those who couldn't get their hands on the 2goPAD, take ... note: the first prime-time PC maker is ready to release its own Win7 tablet, and will do so later this week. HP Slate 500 to be Released Tomorrow Hewlett-Packard, or HP, is the world's largest PC maker and will on Friday, October 29th release its Tablet PC Slate 500, arguably the most-anticipated tablet computer since the Apple iPad was first ... (view more)

Wed
06
Oct
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Microsoft CEO: Expect Win7 Tablet PC by Xmas

Thus far, hardware makers have been a little slow in bringing out Windows 7-based tablet computers to rival Apple's very popular iPad. But Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer says that's about to change, and that several new devices should be on the market ... in time for the holiday season. "You'll see new slates with Windows on them," Ballmer told an audience at the London School of Economics on Tuesday. "You'll see them this Christmas." (Source: informationweek.com ) Big Box Retailer 'Target' to Carry iPad The iPad hit stores way back in April, and within two months Apple had sold approximately three ... (view more)

Mon
20
Sep
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Is the Laptop Dead? Best Buy CEO Says No Way

With the rise of Apple's thin n' flashy iPad and a slew of Windows 7-powered rivals , one might think the common laptop's day had passed. Not so says the CEO of big box electronics retailer Best Buy, who notes that such ideas are "grossly ... exaggerated." In a statement on Best Buy's site late last week, company CEO Brian Dunn offered his opinion of reports that the Apple iPad's impressive sales were taking their toll on the growth of notebook computers. "The reports of the demise of these devices are grossly exaggerated," Dunn said, adding that predictions that laptop sales will continue to ... (view more)

Mon
23
Aug
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Asus iPad Killer A Long Ways Off, Say Critics

PC maker Asustek ("Asus") Computer is getting ready to release its competitors for the very popular Applie iPad. Two will run Windows 7, while a third will back the Google Android operating system (OS). Reports say the Asus tablets will ship between ... the end of the year and sometime next spring -- dates some critics consider far too late. Windows 7 Asus Tablet Offers High Power, Price The most elaborate of the Asus devices is the Eee Pad EP121, which is set to target professionals with a 12-inch touch screen and powerful Intel Core 2 Duo processor. Early estimates suggest it will ... (view more)

Wed
30
Jun
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Toshiba Netbook-iPad Hybrid to Run Windows 7

Toshiba is hoping to do more than capture an iPad-friendly market with its upcoming Libretto W100 -- instead, the tech firm seems ready to unearth a whole new audience, one that will appreciate a dual touchscreen device sporting Windows 7. The ... Toshiba Libretto W100 measures 7.95 x 4.84 x 1.2 inches and weighs much less than most netbooks at just 1.8 pounds. However, it's not all that similar to the tiny laptops; instead, its dynamics fall somewhere between an Apple iPad and a Nintendo DS. Techies Push for Alternative to Android Just as important as Libretto's size is its operating system, ... (view more)

Mon
03
May
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Apple CEO Says No Adobe Flash on iPhone, iPad

The Apple iPhone and iPad boast countless apps and features. However, according to Apple CEO Steve Jobs, there is one particular feature that will not be appearing on the aforementioned Apple devices: Adobe Flash technology. In a 1,685-word ... offensive against Adobe (titled "Thoughts on Flash"), Jobs mentioned that Flash has too many "bugs", drains batteries too quickly and is too oriented to personal computers to work on the iPhone or iPad. Jobs went on to state that Flash was designed "for PCs using mice, not for touch screens using fingers." (Source: yahoo.com ) Still, many believe that the ... (view more)

Thu
29
Apr
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99-Year-Old Oregonian: iPad Changed My Life

The new iPad is sleek, stylish, and as such it's being gobbled up by Apple fanboys the world over. However, it might surprise one to learn that not all iPad fanatics are 20-something Silicon Valleyers -- instead, one 99-year-old Oregonian now claims ... the device has changed her life. Virginia Campbell, who lives in Lake Oswego, Oregon, purchased the iPad not long after it was released in early April. That's not a story -- but what is interesting is why Campbell bought the device. You see, Campbell, who once attended Reed College of Portland, Oregon, is (or was) an avid reader and writer -- that ... (view more)

Wed
28
Apr
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iPad Windows Users Targeted by New Malware Threat

New iPad owners beware -- if you recently purchased an Apple iPad and are running Microsoft's Windows operating system on it, then take note: scammers are now trying to trick users into downloading a supposed iTunes update that is laced with ... malware. According to a recent report from security firm BitDefender, emails have recently been found in the inboxes of iPad owners under the subject line "iPad Software Update". The message offers those gullible enough to click a link to a web page where they're confronted with what appears to be a very legitimate iTunes update. (Source: cnet.com ) ... (view more)

Mon
26
Apr
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Production Issues Bottleneck iPad, Report Suggests

Sales of Apple's new iPad tablet device have been impressive so far. So impressive, in fact, that Apple was forced to delay shipping the device outside of the U.S. because it simply couldn't keep up with demand. Well, now there's word that the ... problem is the touch screen display, which suppliers say is a complex and difficult to manufacture tool. The iPad's touch screen, produced by LG Display Co., Samsung Electronics Co., and Seiko Epson Corp., is a lot like the display of the iPhone. At 9.7 inches it's a lot bigger, making the production process infinitely more complex and difficult. "We ... (view more)

Tue
20
Apr
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Google Tablet Rivals iPad with Cloud, Open Source

It's rumored that Google is close to launching its own rival for the Apple iPad tablet device. Google's tablet computer will reportedly blend an e-reader with the multi-functional and very popular Android operating system (OS). Google Opts For ... Android Operating System The choice of operating system is certainly a surprising one, given that Google has been pushing its own Chrome OS, due sometime this year. The reason the Chrome OS won't be a part of Google's tablet is actually pretty simple: Chrome will be extremely slim, offering only minimal software support and the Chrome Internet browser. ... (view more)

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