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By Will765 On 17 Jan, 2014 At 03:39 PM | Categorized As News | With 0 Comments
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Flurry Mobile app analytic firm has released figures showing quite a jump in Amazon Kindle Fire tablet activations on Christmas Day.  The chart shows the increase in activations compared to an average day during the rest of the month.  It seems the Kindle Fire was a very popular gift on Christmas. There are several observations [...]


By Will765 On 1 Oct, 2012 At 12:25 PM | Categorized As News | With 0 Comments
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The Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism completed a survey of over 9,500 adults from late June to early August, with some surprising results.  Half of those polled own either a tablet or smartphone, and one-third use their devices to access news stories and video clips, at least once per week.  Almost 20% [...]


By Will765 On 10 Sep, 2012 At 11:31 AM | Categorized As News | With 1 Comment
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Jumping on the tablet bandwagon, Toys R Us has announced a seven-inch tablet, to be available October 21. The device is nothing very new or different from existing tablets, with the exception of it’s ability to limit web access for different users, by limiting access times and websites.  The news release gives out some more [...]


By Will765 On 13 Aug, 2012 At 11:19 AM | Categorized As News | With 0 Comments
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Earlier this year, when Barnes & Nobles launched it’s Nook Tablet, it dropped the price of the Nook Color from $199 to $169. In another price cut, the Color has had it’s price dropped down to $149. At the same time, Barnes & Nobles has also slashed the Nook Tablet’s retail price.  Originally the 8GB [...]


By Will765 On 9 Jul, 2012 At 11:52 AM | Categorized As News | With 0 Comments
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Several sources suggest Amazon will be expanding it’s tablet lineup this fall. The next Kindle Fires will reportedly come in 3 flavors. The basic model will sport a 1024 x 600 screen, without any camera. The next version will have a better screen resolution of 1280 x 800, along with a camera. Finally, the top [...]


By Will765 On 25 Jun, 2012 At 12:38 PM | Categorized As News | With 0 Comments
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Apple unveiled iOS 6, Microsoft showed off it’s Windows 8 tablets, and now it’s Google’s turn to show off it’s newest products. Starting Wednesday in San Francisco, the company will lay out it’s latest and (hopefully) greatest offerings.  There are several items that should be of great interest.  First, the Google-Nexus tablet.  A 7 inch, [...]


By Will765 On 7 May, 2012 At 11:32 AM | Categorized As News | With 0 Comments
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After a bump in market share from the popularity of the Amazon Kindle Fire, android tablets once again are losing out to the iPad. Analyst firm IDC reports Apple’s iPad increased it’s market share from around 55% to 68% from Q4 2011 to Q1 2012.  While the Fire pushed to around 17% market share in [...]


By Will765 On 30 Apr, 2012 At 11:45 AM | Categorized As News, Uncategorized | With 2 Comments
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The latest figures show Amazon is destroying the marketplace when it comes to android tablets. In February, the Fire had an amazing 53% share of all android tablets sold. The next closest manufacturer was Samsung, with around 15%. However, Samsung’s numbers are a total of all the many different tablets it sells, while the Fire [...]


By Will765 On 23 Apr, 2012 At 11:33 AM | Categorized As News | With 0 Comments
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The Galaxy Tab 2 gives Samsung yet another tablet in it’s ever-increasing array of offerings. The most significant feature of this latest tablet is probably the price-$250. Samsung achieves this lower price by reducing some features. Onboard storage is 8GB, while the dual-core processor runs at 1GHZ, down from 1.2GHZ in the previous Tab 7.0 [...]


By Will765 On 10 Apr, 2012 At 11:20 AM | Categorized As News | With 0 Comments
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The collaboration between Google and Asustek was supposed to produce a tablet by June. However, it now looks like it will not appear until at least July, if not August.  Apparently Google feels the seven-inch device is too expensive right now, at $249 USD.  The delay in release is to figure out ways to reduce [...]