REVIEW – $188 CherryPad 7-inch Android tablet

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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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Exclusive: Next CherryPad 7-inch Android tablet will have GSM, capacitive touch, under $400

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CherryPal released the $188 Android tablet last year. It was a cheaper unit that catered to a specific lower income market and took much of its design queues from the iPad. We’ve been handed an exclusive tip of a new CherryPad Android tablet coming out in the next little while; it could even be before the end of the month.

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It’s here: The Verizon iPhone 4

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Today marks a day in Apple’s history. The Big Red carrier, Verizon Wireless, has after talks dating back to 2008, landed the worlds most popular smartphone on their network, the iPhone 4. A version that is described as being identical to AT&T’s, besides the CDMA sans-4G connection, will go up for sale on February 10th starting at $200.

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Google teases with Android 3.0 Honeycomb video for tablets

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Google’s latest Android version 3.0, Honeycomb just got a bit sweeter with the release of a teaser video. Google is showing Honeycomb at CES, and it appeared first on the Motorola XOOM Android tablet. Google touts Honeycomb as being the first Android OS designed “Entirely for Tablets.”

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Use Visioneer’s Mobility PC-less document scanner for WikiLeaks style document extractions

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Why this hasn’t been done sooner is beyond me, but Visioneer has just changed the face of mobile document scanning with their “Visioneer Mobility” scanner. On the outside it looks like your plain old mobile USB scanner, but no, Mobility really means mobility.

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Astrotouch asteroids game shown off with Touch Revolution TRū Touch Monitor

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The company behind that Touch Revolution monitor series we saw earlier today has decided to give us a teaser. They’re set to change the way we interact with desktops, and are serious about it too. They just sent us some pre-CES booth setup pictures and a video. The monitor shown is a 21.5″ TRū Touch blasting out asteroids on the Astrotouch game with onscreen controls by GestureTouch.

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Liquidmetal fuel cell to power iPhone 5?

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You know that space age Liquidmetal technology we love to hear about that’s in everything from high-tech gadgets to thousand dollar watches? Well, it may have just become an internal component to some seriously jaw dropping technology. Apple uses Liquidmetal in the iPhone and iPad casing — oddly enough not in the iPhone 4s back glass — but apparently a new use for this ultralight weight stronger than steel GMO have been found; to house a vat of potentially explosive combustable liquid to power your gadgets.

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MicroVision packs a laser projector inside Android Mini-Tablet

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Embedding projectors in mobile phones is a fairly new practice that very few manufacturers have jumped on, we saw glimpses of it at last years CES, including the Samsung Beam at MWC shortly after. This year, its all about the Tablet, and of course we’re now being shown the MicroVision Mini-Tablet with Embedded Projector.

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Fujitsu ScanSnap S1100: The one-inch thick ultra-mobile scanner

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Fujitsu makes an assortment of different scanners for various purposes, and their ScanSnap line has now gone ultra-portable with news of the one-inch think S1100. It will cost you just $225, weighing a mere 12.3 ounces, and takes a single USB to power and OCR your paper mess until your Google Docs account is full.

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CES 2011 Coverage

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We’re hot on the trail and keeping tabs on all the new technology and gadgets coming out of CES 2011 in Las Vegas. It appears that a major trend (more obvious than not) is the infiltration of tablet computers. 2010 was the year of the iPad, 2011 will indeed be the year of the Android tablet. Android is clearly making a large entrance to this market.

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Kinect-like technology for iPad to wave through CES

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This past September at the IFA Berlin trade show Elliptic Labs revealed their Touchless Gesture User Interface technology. It allowed a user to make hand movements (gestures), similar to Microsoft’s Kinect technology; giving the user the ability to control their device by simple hand movements. The company had been working on a prototype with a reference design tablet which has now evolved into a touchless dock prototype for the Apple iPad.

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Wild About Books iPad app for children goes on sale tomorrow

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The iPad is many things, and tomorrow it will become an interactive children’s book with the addition of the Wild About Books app for iPad. The release of this app will follow with more 3D interactive interpretations of children’s books like Pat the Bunny, Little Golden Books, a in the months ahead.

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