Lenovo Brings on the Windows 8 Convertibles

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Windows 8 is almost here, and with it comes a flood of new devices. One of the biggest changes with Windows 8 is that it could finally bring hybrid devices to the forefront. Up until now, most Windows hybrids have been decent as traditional desktop devices but have been limited when it comes to their touch abilities and the lack of Window 7 applications that work well with touch.

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$79 Ainol Novo 7 Paladin Tablet Does Ice Cream Sandwich

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No typo here, the $79 Ainol Novo 7 Paladin is a camera-less tablet, but yes indeed, it runs Ice Cream Sandwich. This tablet is a variation of the world’ s first ICS Android 4.0 tablet, the Ainol Novo 7 Basic we spotted last year.

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New Thinkpad Laptop Is Geared Towards The Educational Market

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The Lenovo ThinkPad X130e, which will be sold to schools in December with a price tag starting at $469, is coming with specific improvements which will help it to withstand the occasional fall or the abuse a notebook is likely to suffer in the hands of the students.

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Motorola Xoom Android 3.1 Tablet Review

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The Apple iPad may still reign supreme in the world of consumer tablets, but the Android side of the equation is quickly picking up steam. While early Android tablets only ran on blown-up versions of the smartphone OS, Android 3.0 Honeycomb introduced a tablet-centric version of the platform with several tablet-centric optimizations. And the first to take advantage of these optimizations was the Motorola Xoom.

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Samsung unveils LTE versions of GALAXY S II and GALAXY Tab 8.9

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Samsung has unveiled LTE (Long-Term Evolution) versions of its GALAXY S II smartphone and GALAXY Tab 8.9. Displayed at this week’s IFA 2011, the devices will have access to 4G download speeds of up to 100Mbps. If you can get yourself onto a 4G network, the (theoretical) upload speed is 50Mbps and double that when downloading. Samsung equates this to downloading a four-minute MP3 track in 0.3 seconds.

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Samsung Galaxy S II 4G Android Smartphone Review

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In the case of the Galaxy S II, the specs have pretty much been bumped up across the board. This starts with the positively gorgeous 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Plus display. All of the original Galaxy S phones had the standard 4.0-inch screen. I don’t need to tell you that this screen is easily the most amazing one you’ve ever seen on a smartphone.

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Android Honeycomb launch postponed in Japan, USA still a go

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While Toshiba’s late change of plans might be frowned upon, Google’s update on the Android software might just make it worthwhile. The Android 3.1 Honeycomb has both increased performance as well as added new features. For example, Android 3.1 tablets with USB ports will offer support for USB connected joysticks and game-pads, possibly attracting more users who are interested in gaming with their tablet. Also, Android 3.1 added Google Movie access for renting new and old movies, buy-bye Netflix.

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iPad 2 Challenger: Android Honeycomb ASUS Eee Pad Transformer available to US late April

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If you’re on the fence about going Android, still considering the iPad 2, but haven’t made a commitment just yet then maybe you should ponder things over for a little while longer. The UK and Taiwan release of the ASUS Eee Pad Transformer were a success; it shortened supply (doesn’t this always happen) for the rest of the world. Now with an end of April release, the $400 Android 3.0 (honeycomb) iPad challenger is set to make its debut to the US.

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