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Viewsonic G-Tablet does not suffer from manufacturing defect, says maker

Viewsonic’s G-tablet has gotten off to a rather bumpy start in the U.S., with Staples pulling the product from its shelves due to what the office supply chain referred to as a “manufacturing defect.” Not so fast, says Viewsonic. The company has now issued a press release stating that manufacturing isn’t the problem. Rather, it’s […]

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Pixel Qi partners with CPT to produce low power, sunlight readable displays

Pixel Qi has made a name for itself by developing display technology which combines the best of color LCD and E Ink technologies. The displays can function in full color mode with the backlight on, or you can shut off the backlight, cut the screen’s power consumption to just 20%, and view a high contrast, […]

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Kno single and dual-screen tablets begin shipping today

A while back we heard that the Kno and its comparatively massive dual 14-inch screens (as well as its single-screen brother) would be shipping some time before the end of 2010. When the company began accepting pre-orders, it looked as though they would meet their deadline –and they have. Gotta Be Mobile reports that the […]

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Google offers free phone calls from Gmail throughout 2011 (US & Canada only)

A few months ago Google added the ability to make phone calls from your computer to a telephone number from within Gmail. Just install the voice and video chat plugin, hit the Call phone button in your chat sidebar, and dial the number you want to call (and make sure you have a mic and/or […]

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NEC confirms CES launch for dual screen tablet, Android app store

NEC has confirmed plans to launch a dual screen Android tablet at CES in January. As expected, the machine will be part of the company’s Cloud Communicator tablet line, and will feature two 7 inch touchscreen displays, WiFi, Bluetooth and 3G capabilities, and a stylus for input (I haven’t seen any information on whether the […]

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Onkyo TW317 Windows slate unboxed – Video

The three new Windows tablets from Onkyo which launched earlier this month are primarily distributed in Japan, but the folks at Dynamism are exporting the tablets for sale int he West and UMPC Portal has snagged one and posted an unboxing video. The Onkyo TW317 has a 10.1 inch, 1366 x 768 pixel capacitive touchscreen […]

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Rockchip to introduce RK29xx mobile chips at CES

Chinese chip maker Fuzhou Rockchip Electronics makes the chips that power a number of the cheap Android tablets we’ve seen coming out of China over the past year or so. Now the company plans to introduce a new line of chips, aimed specifically at devices running Android 2.2, Google TV, and similar software. The Rockhip […]

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Best Buy offering “iPad anywhere” with free Verizon, AT&T, Sprint mobile hotspots

Up until recently US customers who wanted to pick up an Apple iPad had few choices: They could get a WiFi-only model or a 3G model which worked only on AT&T’s network. The Verizon figured out that it could sell the WiFi iPad with a Verizon MiFi mobile hotspot, which essentially provides you a way […]