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Kyocera Echo blurs the lines between phones, tablets, and netbooks

Sprint introduced a new smartphone called the Kyocera Echo this evening. But calling it a “smartphone” might not be doing it justice. This little guy features twin displays, allowing you to use it like a single-screen phone or a tablet. You can also prop up one screen at an angle to use the device like […]

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It’s getting harder to spot the differences between tablets and smartphones

The line dividing phones from tablets is getting harder and harder to see. Some tablets make phone calls. Some phones have enormous screens (for a phone anyway). Dell sort of skirted the issue by not really putting the Dell Streak 5 inch doohickey into a box. It makes phone calls, but the company doesn’t really […]

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ViewSonic may launch Android tablet with phone capabilities

ViewSonic already offers a few Android powered tablets, but according to the Dow Jones newswire, the company is set to launch a new device at CES which can make phone calls. In fact, thanks to the 4 inch display, I’d be inclined to call the device a phone, but Dow Jones refers to it as […]

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Dell drops unlocked Streak to $399, won’t ship until January

Good things come to those who wait, and in this particular case the good thing is a much cheaper Dell Streak. The company has knocked a whopping $180 off the sticker price for the unlocked Android tablet — so it’ll now set you back just $399.99 if you decide to pull the trigger. While the […]

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Palm patent reveals a handehld computer with removable phone

HP may have purchased Palm to get its hands on the WebOS operating system rather than the company’s hardware technology. But that doesn’t mean the Palm Pre and Pixi are the only things Palm has been working on. Unwired View dug up a patent application from April which shows an intriguing device which could function […]

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Dell Streak Android Tablet to sell for $550 starting August 13

Dell and AT&T have finally gotten around to announcing launch details for the Dell Streak 5 inch Android Tablet. And as expected, it’s going to run $549.99 without a contract or $299.99 if you sign up for a 2 year 3G service plan with AT&T. Honestly, the unsubsidized $550 price isn’t all that unusual for […]

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Will smartphones of the future eliminate the need for tablets?

OK, you could probably make the case that we don’t need tablets right now, with smartphones, netbooks and other laptops filling most of our computing needs. But there’s no mistaking that the Apple iPad is selling like hotcakes, and virtually every PC maker is preparing to launch its own tablet soon. But in a few […]