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  • Enterprise Buyers Guide for Tablets: Connectivity, Pricing and Contracts

    At least 40 per cent of tablets sold in 2014 will be linked to a communication service provider (CSP) contract, according to Gartner. The research firm said CSPs will shift their current subsidy strategy for mobile broadband from notebooks to tablets to take advantage of the hype surrounding these new devices.

  • Tablet deathmatch: Galaxy Tab 10.1 vs. iPad 2

    For a good year now, we've been hearing about devices that would give the iPad a real run for its money, only to find the claims hollow. The closest contender thus far has been the <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/d/mobile-technology/tablet-deathmatch-motorola-xoom-vs-apple-ipad-226">Motorola Xoom</a>, but it suffered too many shortcomings to give Steve Jobs cause to sweat. Now, however, the iPad has its first credible alternative: Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1, a stellar improvement over Samsung's first effort, the <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/d/mobilize/samsungs-galaxy-tab-makes-strong-case-buying-ipad-056">awkward Galaxy Tab 7</a>.

  • PRODUCT FEATURE: Attack of the mobile browsers

    If you are among the fading majority, you'll be reading this story in a cavernous desktop browser with screen real estate that goes on and on like the Montana sky. If you're from the future, you're pinching and sliding your fingers over a smartphone screen that seems tiny until you stick it in a belt holster and curse because it's not small enough to fit comfortably in your pocket. The mobile Web browser may not be as easy on the eyes, but hey, you might be reading it while swinging on a hammock over a beautiful beach while drinking fancy beverages.

  • What's next for Apple?

    Apple for years rallied around its charismatic co-founder, Steve Jobs, so it's only natural now to question whether the company can retain its market dominance and magic with a new leader.

  • Apple kyboshes Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Australian release

    Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1 won't launch in Australia until a patent stoush with Apple is resolved. According to a Bloomberg report, a lawyer for Apple yesterday told Federal Court Justice Annabelle Bennett that Samsung's tablet infringes 10 patents held by Apple.

  • Lenovo targets business with ThinkPad Tablet

    Lenovo has unveiled a new Android-based tablet targeted at business customers. The Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet is equipped with a 10.1-inch, 1280x800-pixel touchscreen and runs version 3.1 of Google's Android OS ('Honeycomb'). The company has also released a consumer-focused 10.1-ihnch tablet dubbed the IdeaPad Tablet K1.