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And Now, A Nokia Tablet-PC

Not to be left out of the rush to market, a Nokia tablet PC is speculated to join Dell, Samsung, Hewlett-Packard and others in competition for a share of the iPad Tablet market. Each one of the tablets offered will have their own unique characteristics ala USB, Cameras, Multi-Touch, etc.  What appears to set them apart will be their power, speed, memory and compatibility with other technologies. Google’s Chrome OS is rumored to be on Dell’s tablet-pc launch.  The difference of Nokia is that they are a pure wireless company that is now getting into something stronger than a smartphone. While Nokia has declined comment, analysts seem convinced that Nokia will indeed launch a tablet by fall of this year. … Read entire article »

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iPad iBooks No Threat To Amazon Kindle

There are 450,000 reasons that Amazon Kindle shouldn’t worry about the new iPad iBooks Launch.  That’s the number of books, magazines and other publications that Amazon’s e-Reader has in its catalog. According to several analysis pieces on the subject of Amazon -v- Apple, it appears that Kindle mitigated what could have been a devistating situation by releasing it’s Amazon Kindle App so early on the iPhone and then updating it for the iPad. Portability of the books seems to be key as well.  Media purchased through the iBooks application from Apple is only available in that application, whereas the Kindle’s book purchases can be read on the Kindle device itself, the iPad, phones and personal computers as well as tablet PCs. Meanwhile, at launch of the iPad, 250,000 books were downloaded at launch … Read entire article »

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HP Slate “Leaked” Design Fills iPad Gaps

In a massive calling-out of the iPad’s fanatic support, HP “leaked” a document that shows a side-by-side comparison of the HP Slate Tablet-PC against the Apple iPad.  The verdict?  Apple better figure out how to add some features and fast… It’s not a surprise that Apple, in its rush to launch the iPad, left out some pieces that users are up-in-arms about.  Mainly, a lack of camera and a lack of USB ports, but others are grumbling now when looking at the features the HP Slate will support. HP Slate’s tablet looks geared to the more power user and ships with the Intel Atom processor, Windows 7 and runs just like a laptop, only thinner and lighter.   It also will support memory cards through an adapter, USB 2.0, has up to a … Read entire article »

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Amazon Kindle Users Switching to iPad As eReader

According to Piper Jaffray’s research as highlighted on Electronista, e-Readers are switching from the Amazon Kindle to the iPad in a fairly significant number; 7.5% of users surveyed said they had or intended to switch over to the iPad and use the iBookstore. Furthermore, an iPad survey from ChangeWave showed indicated that over 25% of current eReader owners would have waited to purchase an iPad if they had the choice again.  The research is really interesting and I suggest you browse through it.  The consumer sentiment clearly thinks there’s room for the Amazon Kindle, but that iPad’s market share will dominate by almost 2:1. This is an amazing stat in more than just iPad hysteria. It indicates that, despite a recession, almost 10% of users from differing eReader platforms are willing to … Read entire article »

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