Acer Android + Windows tablets unveiled alongside a dual screen hybrid

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Some people may lead you to believe that the tablet market is already saturated with the Apple iPad and none of these other competitors are going to matter. I beg to differ. The market is just heating up and Acer has thrown its name into the arena with at least two Android powered tablets for next year.

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Isabella Fable: The children’s Android tablet

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The new Fable Android tablet from Isabella Products comes with a 7-inch wide-aspect touchscreen display and some colorful bezels. The software comes with Isabella’s patent-pending “carousel” navigation interface and it’ll be preloaded with content from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

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Pre-orders begin for Kno tablet textbook

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If you’ve ever been to college, then you’ll know that textbooks are expensive. Very expensive. And kind of wasteful with all the trees they have to cut to print all those pages. The Kno tablet textbook is supposed to change all of that.

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Gigabyte Booktop T1125 netvertible tablet-netbook with docking bay

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It’s almost as if Gigabyte has devised a product for the most indecisive person on the planet. Maybe you want the portability of a notebook, the touchscreen of a tablet and the comfort of a desktop. If all of the above apply, maybe you want the Gigabyte Booktop T1125.

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Acer tablets to start at just $299

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The cheapest Apple iPad you can buy is $499. The cheapest Galaxy Tab is still $400 on contract. There has to be a more affordable option from a name you can trust. Acer thinks so. That’s why it’s launching its first line of tablets on November 23 with prices starting at $299. That’s quite a bit cheaper!

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Official: HP Slate 500 tablet PC announced with Windows 7 OS

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We all knew this day was coming. We’ve seen teaser pics and spy shots, but it’s about time the official day arrived. HP has officially announced the HP Slate 500. This is a tablet that will come powered by Windows 7, but it gets some slight modifications so that it can work better with the 8.9-inch touchscreen.

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Lenovo Android tablet waiting on release of Honeycomb

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Everyone is getting into the tablet game these days and it seems to make the most sense to strike while the pan is hot. Lenovo doesn’t think so. It’s exercising a fair bit of patience and apprehensive caution, because it’s not going to release a tablet device until some time next year.

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CTL starts shipping 2goPad SL10 Windows 7 tablet for $499

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The hardware design is pretty much par for the course when it comes to tablets, but you’ll notice that the 2goPad SL10 (they really ought to come up with a better name) is packing a full build of Windows 7 under the hood. The rest of the specs sound like a decently-powered netbook with an Atom N450 processor, 2GB of RAM, 250GB HDD, and a front-facing VGA camera.

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

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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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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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