Ballmer promises Windows-powered tablets before end of year

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The Apple iPad has quickly become ubiquitous and Android tablets will surely enjoy some popularity too. Not to sit idly by, Steve Ballmer is quick to point out that Microsoft has its stake in this arena too. He’s promising that the “new slates with Windows on them” will be shown off to world this Christmas.

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LG cancels Android 2.2 Froyo tablet slated for 2010 release

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When Google released the Android operating system it was never intended to be used on large screen tablet devices. Some companies went ahead regardless and manufactured tablets with Android in order to create some type of competition for Apple’s iPad, whether that competition really existed or not in terms of sales is another story, regardless, these companies are definitely getting attention in the media.

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BlackBerry Playbook tablet by RIM unveiled, WiFi only in 2011

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RIM has today announced the BlackBerry Playbook tablet running on the newly revealed BlackBerry Tablet OS. The Adobe Flash touting PlayBook is doing everything Apple missed in their first round, but with millions of units already sold, Apple isn’t breaking a sweat yet. The PlayBook has dual HD cameras for the highest-quality video conferencing available from any handheld device.

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Seven superior tablets you can buy in 2010

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When the iPad first landed it created a reaction, not only for those who intended to use it, but for every manufacturer that makes portable computer devices. And with that said, the battle began.

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BlackBerry Torch review finds abysmal display

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Gizmodo got their hands on one of the first BlackBerry Torch 9800 smartphones from RIM. Their verdict? The screen has such a low-res, it’s like going back to SD after watching HD for a year. It’s a 480×360 display and a “grisly sight,” the text is jaggy and ugly when compared to an Android or iPhone display.

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iPhone 4G, rumors, specs, what will it be? Here it is.

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Now that the iPad has been unveiled to the public and in the hands of an elite few, what more speculation can we conjure about those crazy kids at Cupertino? It just so happens that I got a call from Aaron Vronko at Rapid Repair. As the service manager, Aaron and his team dissect roughly 500 iPhones and iPods per week. Who better to speak on mythical Apple products than someone who rips their guts out all day?

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HSPA Launch List for Bell Mobility Revealed

Rogers Wireless (and its Fido underling) will soon have to relinquish its status as the only HSPA network provider in Canada, since both Telus Mobility and Bell Mobility are about to enter the GSM/HSPA arena. So, what phones will they be bringing to the table? It turns out that Bell is coming out with guns […]

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Microsoft Confirms Oct 6 Launch of Windows Mobile 6.5

While all the guys on the Apple side of things are still getting all excited about the recently released Snow Leopard for their Macs, the Microsoft side has a little announcement of its own. This doesn’t relate to Windows 7, but the mobile industry has another date to circle on their calendars. We were reasonably […]

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Sony PSP2 in the Works After All

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We may still be basking in the glow from the E3 Expo last month, since it was there that Sony officially announced the new Sony PSPgo handheld. Well, it seems that a successor to the UMD-free sliding gaming console is already in the works and we have some of the preliminary details. When we first […]

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Motorola Does More of the Same with MOTOROKR W6

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Ask most people in the cell phone industry and they’ll tell you that Motorola is hurting a little compared to what some of the other companies are doing. You’ve got Apple pushing the cool envelope, Samsung shoving great cameras into their handsets, and so on. Over at Motorola, it seems they’re still trying to cash […]

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Feature: Too Many Smartphone Platforms (Which is Best?)

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While there are certainly some smaller operating systems out there, the mass populace will largely choose between having a Windows-based machine or a Mac-based machine when it comes to their personal and business computers. Linux makes a little bit of headway in there too, particularly with lower-powered netbooks, but you’re basically choosing between two computer […]

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BlackBerry Storm Gets Hooked Up with YouTube Client

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What’s the point of having that big touchscreen if you can’t enjoy some dramatic gophers and Star Wars kids? Although it was a little sad to see the BlackBerry Storm ship to mobile operators without YouTube support out of the box, it is good to hear that Google has now released a YouTube client for […]

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Windows Mobile Gets Dressed Up (Again), This Time By i-mate

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As robust and widely used as Windows Mobile may be, many people are not happy with the clunky user interface. Joining several other cellular manufacturers, i-mate is set to offer a new skin for its Windows Mobile phones, potentially making the OS more attractive and user-friendly. This follows in the trend that is currently being […]

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