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By Will765 On 21 Feb, 2012 At 02:23 PM | Categorized As News | With 0 Comments
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This week Barnes and Nobles is set to release a new version of it’s Nook Tablet.  The only difference between it and the version already on sale is 8GB less storage, and a $50 less price tag.  So by cutting that 8GB, Barnes & Nobles can now compete with the Kindle Fire price-wise.  Since it does have an [...]


By Will765 On 17 Feb, 2012 At 01:25 PM | Categorized As News | With 0 Comments
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When you think of android tablets, probably Asus or Samsung comes to mind as the major players.  However, recent numbers show that both Amazon and Barnes & Nobles are the big movers in the android market.  Amazon went from zero shipments in the 3rd quarter of 2011, to 3.885 million in the fourth quarter.  Barnes [...]


By Will765 On 7 Feb, 2012 At 12:07 PM | Categorized As News | With 2 Comments
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Assuming the Mayan doomsday prediction is wrong, what will the tablet landscape look like by the end of this year?  One thing for sure is that a lot of tablets, whether running iOS, android, or Windows 8 will be sold.  Most estimates put the number around 125 million or so for the year.  With Apple set to [...]


By Will765 On 1 Feb, 2012 At 12:56 PM | Categorized As News | With 2 Comments
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KDE developer Aaron Seigo has announced a new tablet, named the Spark.  Unlike most other devices being put onto the market, this one is not intended to compete with the iPad, Amazon Kindle Fire, or really anything else currently available.  It’s hardware specifications are nothing to get excited by-1GHz processor, 512MB ram, 4GB storage, sd card [...]


By Will765 On 30 Jan, 2012 At 12:12 PM | Categorized As News | With 0 Comments
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According to a study released by Flurry, the Amazon Kindle Fire has totally revamped the android tablet market.  Unlike most other analyses, which look at units shipped and therefore not units sold, Flurry has a different approach,  by tracking end user application sessions over time. This allows strictly measuring what device is being used for actual [...]


By Will765 On 27 Jan, 2012 At 12:25 PM | Categorized As News | With 0 Comments
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Strategy Analytics have released another study regarding tablets, and it’s good news for both android and Apple. Overall, 66.9 million tablets were shipped in 2011, up from 18.6 million in 2010. In the fourth quarter alone, 26.8 million units went out. Of course, the holiday season is typically the biggest quarter for sales.  Still, the [...]


By Will765 On 25 Jan, 2012 At 12:19 PM | Categorized As News | With 0 Comments
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Reporting profits from the last quarter, Apple made an astounding 13.1 billion dollars in net income.  The per-share profit of $13.87 for the period was more than Apple earned in any full year before 2010.  This was double the profit reported for the previous quarter.  At that time, many Apple fans were holding out for the [...]


By Will765 On 24 Jan, 2012 At 12:25 PM | Categorized As News | With 0 Comments
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Back in the middle of December 2011, around ten percent of American adults owned a tablet. According to the Pew Research Center, that number nearly doubled by the middle of January, 2012, to nineteen percent.  For ereaders, the same percentage increase was seen, from ten to nineteen.  Overall, twenty-nine percent of households now have either [...]


By Will765 On 10 Jan, 2012 At 12:26 PM | Categorized As News | With 0 Comments
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At CES 2012 yesterday,  Jen-Hsun Huang, the chief executive of Nvidia, brought CEO of ASUS Jerry Shen  onstage during his presentation.  They then proceeded to announce a new seven-inch tablet, the ME370T.  Using Nvidia’s Tegra3 processor, the device is slated to sell for the relatively low price of $249.  There wasn’t too much else said [...]


By Will765 On 4 Jan, 2012 At 12:16 PM | Categorized As News, Uncategorized | With 0 Comments
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Although Apple hasn’t been at Macworld since 2009, rumors are the company may make an announcement there this year regarding the iPads.  Supposedly there will be two versions of the upcoming iPad3.  While both will have a screen size of 9.7 inches, there will be different resolutions.  The higher end device will have an QXGA panel, [...]