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Bracketron Style-iT stylus color-coordinates with iPad Smart Cover

The Style-iT stylus from the folks at Bracketron is a “dual function” stylus in that one end is designed to poke at your iPad (or other capacitive touchscreen device), while the other end is a conventional ballpoint pen. That way, you can scribble on both your virtual notepad and your actual paper one using the same product.

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Just Mobile Alupen stylus for the Apple iPad reviewed

Just Mobile has “just” released an iPad stylus that allows you to take control of your touchscreen iDevice without smudging up the entire display. The chunky Alupen is a stick 4.75″ thick stick of aluminum in the shape of a pencil, it has an “Ultra-soft rubber nib” on one end which is smooth and finished in matte black. I call it the giant crayon for Apple nerds.

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Apple Files for Stylus Patent of its Own

When the Samsung Galaxy Note hit the scene, the stylus was all-but extinct when it came to most modern mobile devices. Despite this, the Note brought new interest to touch-pens and even Apple seems to recognize there is a market for such a device.

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The Inside Story On How Microsoft Killed The ‘iPad Killer’ Courier

Microsoft never had any real place in the tablet PC market. The project Microsoft Courier project was their greatest hope, and even that was canceled for some strange reason. From the very beginning it was not clear if the Courier was ever going to reach a real life product, because it is one of many Microsoft’s working prototypes that never end up going anywhere. But everyone’s response to the Courier should have drove them to making that thing a reality.

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Asus Eee Tablet not really a Kindle, but not quite an iPad either

I’m not entirely sure what Asus is trying to accomplish with the Eee Tablet, but it seems to have found itself in the middle ground between a Kindle and iPad. On display at Computex Taipei 2010, the Eee Tablet is marketed as “the single device to reinvent reading and writing.” It doesn’t use the regular e-ink (slow refresh) display of the Kindle, but it’s not a full color “real” screen like the iPad either; it’s somewhere in between.

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Apple iPad and Microsoft Courier, two very different devices in what appears to be a similar class of products.
Microsoft Courier vs. Apple iPad, who will be the farest of them all?

What was known to only a few key engineers at Microsoft was leaked earlier this month and referred to as the iPad killer. We now have more information on the Microsoft Courier, and it appears to be a good contender in the emerging segment of tablet devices. But is it a tablet, a digital journal, or a tablet and a digital journal all rolled into one? Perhaps its part of a new segment of devices named Smartbooks. Regardless of what it is, Microsoft is going up against Apple and their latest offering: the iPad.

The Courier is in fact a digital journal and its goal – will wonders never cease – is in fact to make folders and diaries obsolete. If you’re in class or attending a power lunch and even writing down an important individual’s phone number, scribbling on the palm of your hand or a napkin is unnecessary. It looks like paper might just be a thing of the past sooner rather then later. Which is a good thing, because more trees, equals more oxygen for all of us.

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Microsoft Courier video “leaked,” the iPad killer?

Nothing is more capable of keeping us on the edge of our seats than the development of major Tablet computers coming from every Steve, Bill and Asghar. We are witnessing the revolution of mobile computing right before our eyes, and the best part about it, no one knows who will be the big player in the end. Will the iPad be another iPhone? Will Microsoft’s Courier be a flopping Zune? Can content providers and application developers shape the way Tablet computing evolves, taking control away from hardware providers? Only time will tell, but until now, here are more details on Microsoft’s latest “leaked” achievements.

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Nomad Brush Set for the Digital Canvas Era

The idea of a digital canvas is nothing new, and with the expanse of drawing and painting apps and programs out there, the iPad and other tablets definitely have the ‘canvas’ side of that equation covered. But, as with a regular canvas, your fingers will only take you so far.

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REVIEW – $188 CherryPad 7-inch Android tablet

CherryPal’s claim to fame came when they released the world’s first $99 laptop with a 7-inch screen back in 2009. The 400 MHz cpu with 256 GB RAM and 2GB of flash memory was by no means a workhorse, but it didn’t need to be. CherryPal makes devices a couple generations behind the current markets offerings, this is because they target lower income families, educational institutions and “emerging markets.”

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CherryPad 7-inch Android tablet pops the $200 price point

CherryPal is now shipping their $188 Android tablet. It’s less than half the price of an iPad, and the company says early user experiences of the CherryPad are “extremely positive.” With Android 2.1 on board, the CherryPad has full access to the Android Market. We’ve heard of other tablets not getting full access, so this is something substantial with all things considered.

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Axon Haptic tablet comes with no OS, $750 pre-orders now on

The tablet, get this, ships without an OS pre-installed. It’s totally up to you what operating system you want to load onto the beast, assuming that it is compatible with the hardware found inside. According to the devs, the internals should be good for “almost any OS,” including Linux, Windows, and even OS X.

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Fujitsu announces 12.1″ multi-input touch screen for tablets

If you remember way back before the iPad was even a concept, Fujitsu had coined the name for their handheld device that was primarily targeted for the retail backend. Fast forward into the year 2010, and Apple has released their very own iPad, while Fujitsu has now announced a display technology with wIf you remember way back before the iPad was even a concept, Fujitsu had coined the name for their handheld device that was primarily targeted for the retail backend. Fast forward into the year 2010, and Apple has released their very own iPad, while Fujitsu has now announced a display technology with which they could use to launch their very own tablet device.hich they could come out using in their own tablet-style device.

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Boogie Board LCD tablet: How it works
Boogie Board LCD tablet review

The Etch A Sketch was a small box-like toy filled with aluminum powder that could be scraped off the inside surface of the glass to create a dark line on its light gray screen. Two knobs would allow you to move vertically and horizontally across the screen to create either a mess of lines, or a fantastic image. When you were done, just give it an upside down shake, and you can start allover again.

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Samsung eReader with text-to-speech technology unveiled

Samsung Electronics of America today unveiled their eReader tablet computer for the US market. With a name far less revolutionary than others, Samsung’s eReader should still give the Kindle a run for its money.

The compact portable Samsung eReader sports a 6-inch e-Ink display capable of 600×800 resolution with 8-gray scale shades. This is a more traditional eBook screen primarly to be used for newspapers, paper back novels, and simple image viewing, unlike Apple’s iPad offering more colorful, rich-media interaction for the end user.