BlackBerry PlayBook finally getting BBM and native email

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The BlackBerry PlayBook has made a respectable showing in the tablet market so far. RIM isn’t blowing through PlayBook inventory like iPad 2s, but with more than half a million shipped and strong sales posted in some corners of the globe, things are looking pretty rosy for the Waterloo company. Next month, the PlayBook is […]

X10 Airpad wants to be the best tablet under $199

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It’s no $99 HP TouchPad, but X10 thinks its brand new AirPad is the best tablet you can buy for less than $200. X10 is better known for its home automation and surveillance equipment, but the tablet market is still a bit like a frontier town — and anyone willing to stroll into town with […]

Steve Jobs resigns as CEO of Apple, Tim Cook takes over

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Steve Jobs has resigned from his position as CEO of the company he helped create. He’ll remain chairman of the board, but Jobs’ longtime second-in-command Tim Cook will take over as CEO. Over the past 14 years Apple has had success after success under the leadership of Jobs, from the OS X operating system to […]

MSI already offering Wind Box nettops with AMD E-450 chips

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It feels like just a few days ago that AMD introduced the new E-450 Fusion processor with slightly faster CPU and graphics performance than last year’s E-350 chip… because it was just a few days ago. But PC maker MSI is already offering a new mini-desktop computer in France featuring the new chip. The latest […]

Malata’s upcoming netbooks, tablets unveiled

Malata Roadmap

Chinese computer maker Malata doesn’t get a lot of attention in the US, since as far as I can tell the company rarely sells any products in the States. But over the past few years Malata has come out with some of the more interesting mini-computer designs I’ve seen. Now the folks at Notebook Italia […]

This is what Android looks like on the HP TouchPad

HP TouchPad with Android?

Now that HP has discontinued the HP TouchPad tablet (and sold off most of the remaining inventory at fire sale prices), hackers are trying to figure out how to port Google Android and other operating systems to run on the tablet. Sure, webOS is nice and all, but there’s no guarantee that HP will continue […]

Hulu Plus comes to the Vizio Tablet

Vizio Tablet

Now that Netflix is finally starting to stream TV shows and movies to Android tablets, it’s apparently time for Hulu Plus to follow suit. But while Netflix is available for Lenovo’s new tablets running Google Android 3.1 Honeycomb and the Asus Eee Pad Transformer (another Honeycomb tablet), Hulu Plus is launching first on the Vizio […]

Chrome OS to get better bookmarks for websites, apps

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Google’s Chrome web browser and Chrome OS operating system store bookmarks in a couple of places. There’s a bookmark bar that you can view near the top of your browser, links for frequently visited sites on the new tab page, and you can load an old fashioned bookmark manager. The new tab page also shows […]

HTC Puccini tablet caught on camera surfing AT&T LTE

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Since the HTC Puccini checked in at the FCC earlier this month, bits and pieces have been leaking out about the 10″ successor to the HTC Flyer. We’d heard it would ship with a 1.5GHz dual core processor, a 1280×800 pixel display, and Android 3.0.1. That, of course, would make it HTC’s first Honeycomb tablet. On […]

Asus Eee Pad Transformer update adds Netflix support

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The Netflix app is already available for a number of Android smartphones and tablets, but there are a few notable exceptions. For example, one of the platform’s most popular tablets — the Asus Eee Pad Transformer — had yet to receive an invite to the streaming video party. That’s all changed now, however, as Android Central […]

Sony Tablet S (formerly the S1) coming next month?

Sony Tablet S

Sony has been showing off two new Android devices for a few months: The Sony S1 tablet with a 9.4 inch display and the Sony S2 dual-screen handheld device. But those names have always been code-names. Now Engadget has the scoop on the real name for the S1, along with a release date. The tablet […]

Next-gen netbooks could serve double-duty as tablets

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Intel is reportedly hoping computer makers will blur the lines between netbooks and tablets soon. The company’s next-generation Intel Atom chips will be appropriate for standard netbooks with 10 inch screens and keyboards, but Fudzilla reports they may also show up in convertible netbooks with touchscreen displays that can be folded down over the keyboard, […]