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CHART: Tablet market soaring, now almost two-thirds the size of PC market

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The market for tablets is continuing to climb dramatically, reaching 49.2 million units shipped worldwide in the first quarter, up from 20.3 million units a year earlier, according to an IDC research report issued today. That’s in sharp contrast with the market for traditional computers. An earlier report by...
CHART: Tablet market soaring, now almost two-thirds the size of PC market
Ubuntu jumps to tablets in a long-term bet on mobile convergence

LEAKED: Here's Google's Top-Secret Nexus Android Tablet (GOOG)

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A few images of Google's rumored Nexus tablet have leaked to Phone Arena. Google has supposedly been working with Asus on a pure-Android tablet for some time now, and many expect the device to officially launch at the company's developers conference on June 27. In the meantime, here are a...
LEAKED: Here's Google's Top-Secret Nexus Android Tablet (GOOG)

Android this week: Wi-Fi changing app; Nexus 7 dock; Xbox SmartGlass

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I started my week out by using near-field communications, or NFC, wireless stickers to automatically toggle Wi-Fi and Bluetooth radios on my Android phone when leaving home. That solution works really well — see the video here — but later in the week, I found a super option for folks...
Android this week: Wi-Fi changing app; Nexus 7 dock; Xbox SmartGlass

Hands-on with the Asus VivoTab Smart, full Windows 8 for $450

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Say what you will about Windows 8, but it has succeeded in yielding the most interesting crop of PC hardware that we have yet to see on the market. The Asus VivoTab Smart is a shining example of an innovative design that has been directly spawned to take advantage of...
Hands-on with the Asus VivoTab Smart, full Windows 8 for $450

Google's Nexus 7 Tablet Headed to Retail Shelves

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When Google announced its Nexus 7 tablet on Wednesday, the company focused on the fact it would be available directly from the Google Play web site. However, sources close to both companies indicated that there was a retail strategy for the devices as well. That’s starting to come into focus,...
Google's Nexus 7 Tablet Headed to Retail Shelves

Did ASUS' Windows 8-packing Tablet 600 hit the FCC?

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Toying with the idea of picking up a keyboard-dockable Windows 8 slate? Take your pick -- since Computex (and Microsoft's own Surface unveiling), these devices have popping up like wildflowers -- and one of them may have just slipped through federal inspection. A recent FCC filing reveals an ASUS...
Did ASUS' Windows 8-packing Tablet 600 hit the FCC?

Check Out Huge Photos Of Google's Brand New Nexus Tablet (GOOG)

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Google has unveiled the Nexus 7, a 7-inch tablet that's more like a Kindle Fire than an iPad. Google has tried several times to enter the tablet market by providing manufacturers with Android software as a competitor to the iPad. Now it's building its own tablet with Asus to enter...
Check Out Huge Photos Of Google's Brand New Nexus Tablet (GOOG)

Apple new iPad hands-on!

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Here she is -- the iPad HD! Er, new iPad. Breaking away from the numerical tracking system used before (and still used in the iPhone range), Apple has decided to highlight the most major change in its newest slate by simply dubbing it "new." By and large, the new...
Apple new iPad hands-on!

ASUS PadFone 2 vs PadFone 1... hang out!

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While getting their hands dirty with the ASUS PadFone 2, our guys over at Engadget Chinese also had the chance to compare it with the OG PadFone, and they came back with a generous batch of side-by-side shots. Here you can see how the phone itself is almost just...
ASUS PadFone 2 vs PadFone 1... hang out!

ThinkPad Tablet Android 4.0 update due in May

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Lenovo is planning to release an Android 4.0 update for its ThinkPad Tablet in May, the company revealed this week. There is no specific information on the release, but Lenovo teased the update on its website with a May timeline. Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich will bring voice and...
ThinkPad Tablet Android 4.0 update due in May

Inside the shadowy underground of Korean monitor sales

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If you're in the market for a new high-definition desktop monitor, take note: You may be able to pick up a very good Korean-made display for far less money than what you'd spend on, say, an Asus, Dell, HP, or Samsung model. Sure, you'll have to cope with odd product...
Inside the shadowy underground of Korean monitor sales
Asus Windows 8 tablet PCs to start at $599, cost up to $1,299

Open webOS ported to Google's Nexus 7

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A developer working over winter break from his college has managed to get Open webOS -- the descendant of the operating system that powered Palm and HP's ill-fated mobile devices -- to work on the Asus-produced Nexus 7 tablet from Google. The port is still in alpha stages, showing some...
Open webOS ported to Google's Nexus 7
Leaked Windows 8 tablet pricing suggests Microsoft may have already lost the war (and its marbles)

Amazon's Kindle Fire dips back below 4% market share

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Maybe the Kindle Fire really is the “fruitcake of tablets.” Worldwide market share for Amazon’s family of tablets dropped to 3.7 percent in the first quarter, according to new data from the IDC research firm, which says the Kindle Fire was the “victim of a highly seasonal product cycle.” In other...
Amazon's Kindle Fire dips back below 4% market share
Google to launch its own online tablet store, report claims
Windows 8 Peaked In Early December And Then Went Flat (MSFT)

What's Going to Sell Windows RT Tablets? Features, Not Price, Say Hardware Partners

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Microsoft's first Surface tablet with Windows RT has been released at a price that's substantially higher than competing Android tablets, so Microsoft's hardware partners have decided to ... sell it for more? Both Asus' VivoTab RT and Dell's XPS 10 will be priced equal to or higher than the Surface with...
What's Going to Sell Windows RT Tablets? Features, Not Price, Say Hardware Partners

Google unveils Nexus 7 tablet #thecircuit

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Google unveils Nexus 7, media streaming device: Google made a couple of big hardware announcements today at its annual developers conference about devices which look to challenge Amazon and Apple head-on. The company announced that it was selling a $199, 7-inch tablet similar to Amazon’s Kindle Fire, which is...
Google unveils Nexus 7 tablet #thecircuit

iPad Keeps Apple No. 1 in Mobile PC Sales

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The mobile PC business is booming, and thanks to exploding iPad sales, Apple remains its undisputed leader. According to NPD, Apple during the first quarter of 2012 shipped 17.2 million mobile PCs* worldwide, enough to capture a 22.5 share of the market — more than double that of its closest...
iPad Keeps Apple No. 1 in Mobile PC Sales

Tablet Wars: Google set to join the fray, targeting Amazon

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All eyes are on Google this morning as the company gets set for its keynote at the Google I/O developer conference in San Francisco. Much like Microsoft last week, the search company is widely expected to unveil plans to release its own tablet computer. However, Google’s target may not be...
Tablet Wars: Google set to join the fray, targeting Amazon

Google Nexus 7 mod unlocks 720p recording on front-facing camera

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To the delight of live event crowds everywhere, the ASUS-made Nexus 7 sidestepped the primary camera route, only furnishing the slab with a 1.2-megapixel front-facer. While it didn't take long for app-makers to tweak their wares especially for Google's statement tablet, users over at XDA Developers have dug a...
Google Nexus 7 mod unlocks 720p recording on front-facing camera

Google Chromebooks: Not Dead Yet! (GOOG, SNE)

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Even though Google's Chrome OS and Chromebooks seem like a product in search of a problem, the project isn't dead yet. FCC documents uncovered by Laptop Reviews this weekend show that Sony is joining Samsung and Asus on the very short list of Chromebook makers. Google did not confirm...
Google Chromebooks: Not Dead Yet! (GOOG, SNE)
Google reportedly set to announce 10-inch high-res Samsung Nexus tablet with Android 4.2

Asus rep reportedly confirms Google Nexus tablet in June

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Rumors of an Asus-produced Google Nexus tablet were confirmed today, Android Authority is claiming, as a company representative is said to have verified that a seven-inch model would be arriving at the end of June. The Nexus tablet was previously outed in benchmarking tests and is expected to be powered...
Asus rep reportedly confirms Google Nexus tablet in June
Google to Apple: We'll have more pixels than you

Acer Iconia Tab A200 review

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It's a tired promise for too many gadgets: Ice Cream Sandwich, just like the Gingerbread man before it, is coming... soon. You have to hand it to Acer, then, for bypassing those vague release schedules and actually pushing out a software update to the A200 on schedule. And though...
Acer Iconia Tab A200 review

Smaller Tablet PCs to Take Over in 2013?

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The launch of the iPad mini in late 2012 has been seen as an acknowledgement by Apple that smaller size (7-9”) tablet PCs would become a larger part of the market than larger sizes (9.7” or 10.1”). Key aspects are more attractive prices and the ability to hold the device...
Smaller Tablet PCs to Take Over in 2013?

Slickdeals' best in tech for May 13th: 60-inch Samsung HDTV and 11.6-inch ASUS TAICHI

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Looking to save some coin on your tech purchases? Of course you are! In this roundup, we'll run down a list of the freshest frugal buys, hand-picked with the help of the folks at Slickdeals. You'll want to act fast, though, as many of these offerings won't stick around long....
Slickdeals' best in tech for May 13th: 60-inch Samsung HDTV and 11.6-inch ASUS TAICHI
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