Asus to launch first Eee Pad tablets with Windows 7 this year, Android to follow

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Is it a mistake that Asus plans to launch their first Eee Pad tablet on the Windows 7 platform? Asus is a company that likes to cover as many bases as possible, so it’s a natural move for them to release for the platform they can go to market quickest with, then fine tune things in other areas for other markets.

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FCC Spotting: Huawei touchscreen eReader with Wi-Fi and 3G to sport Android?

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It’s not surprising that Huawei Technologies, the largest networking and telecommunications equipment supplier in China, has entered the e-reader market. With CEO of Amazon, Jeff Bezosis, expecting e-book sales to surpass paperback sometime in the next 9 to 12 months, releasing the T62W seems to be the right move to make.

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Confirmed: Dell Streak Android tablet is $300 this Thursday

Dell Streak Android Tablet on AT&T

On Thursday August 13th the Dell Streak will be available for pre-order from AT&T, the price is $300 and it will run on an undisclosed version of Google Android. Since it’s being sold through AT&T, there are strings attached to that price, a 2-year contract. Without contract expect to pay $550.

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Leaked: Verizon Wireless roadmap for 2010-2011 has Motorola Android tablet, Droid Pro

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Verizon is already becoming a preferred home for many Android smartphones, like the Droid Incredible and Droid X, but it seems that Motorola has another one bound for VZW called the Motorola DROID Pro. This’ll rock a 1.3GHz processor, four-inch touchscreen, and global roaming, quite possibly putting the Droid X to shame. Expect to see this in November.

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Best Buy to sell Rocketfish Android tablet soon

Best Buy to unveil Android tablet soon

The iPad is selling like hot cakes, but the only one profiting from the impressive sales of the device are Apple. Well, Best Buy has its own in-house “Rocketfish” brand. And these two factoids are on the verge of combining. Last Friday, Best Buy CTO Robert Stephens effectively confirmed the existence of an iPad-esque Rocketfish tablet on the horizon by sending out a tweet with the image of the device.

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Samsung’s dual touchscreen patent could change tablets, again

Samsung's patent shows a front and back screen being manipulated by touch commands

We’ve been inundated with the iPad and its multitouch capabilities. It has made for a slew of apps utilizing the technology, and now, we are to prepare for the next-generation of tablet computing – a future of double touchscreens, one on the front, and one on the back.

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German E-Noa Interpad Android tablet rocks Tegra 2 chip, slated for December release

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The Apple iPad may continue to be the dominant tablet on the market today, but it may not be the most powerful. A new Android tablet dubbed the E-Noa has an official launch date set for this December, and it’s going to have a crazy 1GHz Tegra 2 T20 dual-core processor. You won’t be alone if you haven’t heard of the E-Noa Interpad, because it’s a largely unknown German company and will likely have a limited release.

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Augen GENTOUCH 7-inch Android tablet $149 at Kmart very soon

Augen GENTOUCH 7-inch Android Tablet will sell for $149 at Kmart

The name Augen doesn’t ring any bells, although it does sound like something a player would scream out loud in a Street Fighter II match. The company is based in Hollywood, Florida, and has products ranging from eReaders, Netbooks, to Internet Tablet PC’s. Their latest incarnations that peaked my interest are the 7-inch Android tablet “GENTOUCH”, and 7-inch e-Reader “TheBook”.

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Olivepad 3G tablet from India chooses Android

Olivepad 3G Android Tablet from India

Leave it to India to tease us with a spicy Android treat. The Olivepad, from Olive Telecom is an impressive looking 7-inch tablet that puts itself between a smartphone and iPad. It’s running Android 2.1, with 3.5G HSUPA connectivity, GPS, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and a TV tuner. The Olivepad has a few features that the iPad lacks, like Flash playback for one, there is a USB mini port, a 3 megapixel camera, and the 512MB RAM is expandable via SD memory.

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Cisco unveils Cius Android business tablet with front-facing camera

Cisco Cius docked in the HD Soundstation

A new business focused Android tablet has been announced by Cisco today, they call it the Cius (“see us”). Loaded with every feature we had hoped the iPad would have, the Cius comes with HD video streaming, real-time video communications thanks to a front-facing camera, tricked out 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi, 3G/4G data and Bluetooth 3.0 so you can pretty much stay connected anytime, anywhere. A 7-inch high-resolution LCD using contact-based touch targets, something called the HD Soundstation, which without a doubt is the best looking docking bay I’ve ever seen.

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Samsung Android Galaxy Tablet, aka “sPad” photo leaked

Samsung Galaxy Tab running Google Android

With Apple hitting the 2 million mark on their iPad sales, it’s clear that tablet computers are going to be the 4th screen. Rumors of Samsung releasing several tablets are this year rampant, and with their AMOLED technology they could really give Apple some serious competition. The rumors indicate an 8-inch tablet will be announced in October, and a 10-inch two months later in December.

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Acer surprise: 7-inch Android tablet

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Leading up to Computex Taipei next week, Acer decided to host a little shindig to show off its LumiRead e-book reader. This sounded like yet another Kindle alternative, but then Acer CEO Gianfranco Lanci appeared on the stage with something quite different.

Yes, the regular e-book reader was there, but the device in Lanci’s hands was anything but “just another Kindle clone.” In fact, what he held was an unannounced Acer powered Google Android tablet. Even Lanci himself called it a tablet.

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VIA processor-powered Android tablets for $100 later this year

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Are you digging the portable functionality of the Apple iPad, but having a hard time justifying the $500 entry price point? Look no further than VIA of Taiwan, because the semiconductor firm is outfitting several Android tablets with its inexpensive processors. As you may recall, VIA tried to compete against the Intel Atom platform when it came to the netbook market. For the most part, it wasn’t able to capture as much attention as the company may have hoped. Well, now they see another opportunity in the iPad-esque tablet market.

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Google to work on iPad killer with Verizon Wireless, HTC too?

Google Android Tablet Prototype

Apple may be the first to sell a million tablet computers, in part due to their massive application portal and market penetration, but Google says they are not far behind. We knew the Internet giant was planning a Google tablet, it would without a doubt run on a modified mobile Android OS, but the details were slim. Verizon Wireless CEO just announced they plan to work with Google on it; perhaps with what could lead to an interesting device, giving them a chance to make right what the iPad did wrong.

“We’re working on tablets together, for example. We’re looking at all the things Google has in its archives that we could put on a tablet to make it a great experience.” Verizon’s chief executive, Lowell McAdam told The Wall Street Journal.

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