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  • ZTE unveils tablet with built-in phone

    ZTE, one of China's largest network and phone suppliers, has unveiled a new tablet device that includes phone functionality and runs on the Android 2.1 OS.

  • Bluetooth low-energy spec to help shipments reach 2B in 2013

    The recession in 2009 led to a small reduction in Bluetooth devices shipped globally, but upcoming low-energy Bluetooth devices will trigger renewed growth in those short-distance wireless devices, especially for phones and industrial and medical gear.

  • New tool uses crowdsourcing to remove bloatware

    The bloatware battle has reached the cloud. A new PC utility announced on Tuesday collects information from other users over the Web to help make computers run faster and free up disk space.

  • VMware preps vCenter management client for Apple iPad

    VMware has demonstrated a new client application for its vCenter management tools that runs on the Apple iPad.

  • 10 things I don't 'get' about consumer technology

    We live in an age of invention and scientific discovery. But there are things about some inventions that science simply cannot explain. Here are 10 things that I simply do not understand about consumer technology:

  • Microsoft: No Windows Phone 7 for tablets on horizon

    Microsoft does not have immediate plans to port the Windows Phone 7 mobile OS to tablets, a company official said on Monday.

  • Acer netbooks will dual-boot Android and Windows 7

    In what will surely provide a boost to Google's Android platform outside the smartphone arena, computer maker Acer reportedly announced on Wednesday that all of its upcoming dual-core netbooks will run both Android and Windows 7.

  • Citrix's GoldenGate hints at future phone-server integration

    Citrix has developed Project GoldenGate, a prototype e-mail application for smartphones and tablets that can secure e-mails based on location and adapt the user interface depending on the device.

  • Mobile OSes will drive changes at enterprises

    Mobile operating systems will be key to changing the way enterprises work, AT&T's chief of mobility said on Wednesday.

  • The iPad is a runaway hit, but will it last?

    iPads are the fastest-selling electronic devices ever, beating out stiff competition such as DVD players and iPods to move 4.5 million units every three months, according to a study by Bernstein Research.

  • iPad, fastest-selling electronic device ever

    Did Steve Jobs really invent a magical tablet? If consumer adoption of Apple's iPad tablet is any measure of magic than Jobs has reached Albus Dumbledore (of Harry Potter fame) status. According to financial analysts at Bernstein Research Apple's iPad is the most quickly adopted non-phone electronic device ever - beating out adoption rates of the less magical DVD player.

  • Why a Windows tablet is still a bad idea

    Steve Ballmer is known for making big promises -- some bigger than the reality Microsoft can actually deliver. With the 2010 holiday shopping season rapidly approaching, Ballmer insists that we will see Windows tablets by Christmas. If Ballmer really wants to play Santa Claus, though, he would instead abandon the idea entirely and work with vendors to pursue tablets based on the Windows Phone 7 platform.

  • Intel tool will convert iPhone apps to run on Intel chips

    Intel is developing a tool that will make it easier for developers to port iPhone applications to Intel-based smartphones, tablets and other devices, a company executive said Tuesday.

  • RIM's PlayBook vs. tomorrow's iPad

    RIM's BlackBerry PlayBook, unveiled last week, is the latest entry in what has become a rapidly growing field of iPad competitors. But unlike most upcoming Android tablets -- the big exception being Cisco's Cius -- the PlayBook isn't meant to compete with the iPad in the consumer market. Despite its touted capabilities for multimedia, the PlayBook is primarily designed to be a business and enterprise tablet.

  • Lenovo thinking about ThinkPad tablet for enterprises

    Lenovo could introduce a ThinkPad tablet for enterprises, depending on corporate adoption and customer demand for such a device, a company executive said on Tuesday.