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  • Lenovo’s LePad tablet due in US in 2011

    It's no secret Lenovo has its eye on the tablet market, and now China's biggest PC manufacturer appears ready to challenge Apple's iPad in the U.S. The company's LePad, an Android-based slate announced in July, will arrive stateside next year.

  • Froyo coming soon to Dell Streak

    Dell's Streak will soon be powered by Froyo! Dell announced that Froyo will begin rolling out Froyo to its half-tablet-half-smartphone Streak by the end of the month. The 5-inch smartphone-tablet crossover launched this summer, and originally shipped with Android 1.6. In September Dell offered a limited update to version 2.1, but it was not without its troubles.

  • Cisco's Cius business tablet to ship in March

    Cisco Systems on Monday said its Cius tablet, which is targeted at businesses, will become generally available starting in March.

  • NEC shows LifeTouch Android-based tablet

    Japan's NEC has developed an Android-based tablet computer and will begin shipping it in Japan this month.

  • Wall Street Beat: Cisco stirs worry, but forecasts solid

    Word of slowing growth from Cisco put the brakes on the tech rally in the markets, but Lenovo results and forecasts for the mobile, online and consumer electronics markets suggest that IT's recovery from the recession still has legs.

  • Galaxy Tab reviews the anti-iPad has come

    The reviews are in and the Samsung Galaxy Tab one-panel slate is a hit, mostly. Reviewers don't appear to be bothered by the Galaxy Tab's diminutive size compared to the iPad, no matter what Apple CEO Steve Jobs says. And most see the Galaxy Tab as a credible competitor to the iPad. Will the Galaxy Tab win over your heart? Will Samsung sell one million Galaxy Tabs before the end of the year, or will the electronics maker be forced to come out with a 10-inch Galaxy Tab in the near future?

  • BlackBerry PlayBook tablet: 10 key features and facts

    Anxious to get your thumbs on Research In Motion's (RIM) first BlackBerry tablet, the PlayBook?

  • Polycom delivers video applications for Samsung tablets

    Digital convergence technologies provider Samsung Electronics and unified communications (UC) provider Polycom have teamed up on delivering UC solutions for mobile platforms.

  • BlackBerry PlayBook to sell for under $US500: iPad beware!

    BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion (RIM) plans to undercut Apple's iPad pricing when its PlayBook tablet launches next year, according to a BusinessWeek report.

  • A few ways your laptop is slowly killing you

    The news that laptops can negatively impact male fertility -- even when a cooling pad is used -- has been capturing headlines this week. While that is a significant potential consequence of prolonger laptop use, it is not the only adverse impact the laptop can have on one's health.

  • Samsung Galaxy Tab doesn't need to beat iPad sales

    Samsung said it will likely sell one million Galaxy Tabs by the end of the year, but what do theoretical sales really mean, especially when Apple has already sold seven million iPads this year? For Samsung, one million units would mean a tidy profit and the establishment of the company as a solid competitor in the tablet and wireless market.

  • Toshiba SSD opens door to MacBook Air alternatives

    The MacBook Air's most slimming component isn't so unique anymore.

  • Galaxy Tabs to soon have access to HD videoconferencing

    Polycom announced an agreement with Samsung to embed high-definition videoconferencing capability in the new Galaxy Tab.

  • Meet the CIO who bought 4,500 iPads

    Medtronic Inc., which makes medical devices, may be one of the earliest and biggest corporate buyers of Apple Inc.'s iPad tablet. CIO Michael Hedges has purchased 4,500 iPads for his company, which employs 40,000 people.

  • Dump Flash get two extra hours of MacBook Air battery life

    Ditching Adobe Flash on your Apple MacBook Air can extend your battery life by two hours, according to reports. Chris Foresman at Ars Technica discovered battery life in the new MacBook Airs is 33 per cent longer without the Flash plugin installed. According to his tests having Flash installed shaved two hours off the laptop's battery life.