Motorola XOOM minimum advertised price pegged at $800

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If you were hoping that Motorola’s Honeycomb-powered tablet would be able to undercut the pricing of the iEquivalent, you’re going to be sorely disappointed. A leaked Verizon memo seems to indicate that the minimum advertised price (MAP) for the XOOM tablet is a cool $799.

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Toshiba tablets run the gamut: Windows, Android and Chrome OS variants at CES 2011

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In business, it’s not always a good idea to put all your eggs in one basket. It looks like Toshiba is really looking to hedge its bets when it decides to attack the tablet market early next year, because it has no fewer than three different tablet devices in the works. The kicker? One does Windows, another Android, and a third still with Chrome OS.

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Google special event next week to reveal Chrome OS netbook?

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If you ask some people, they’ll tell you that the netbook is dead. They’ll tell you that you’re better off choosing between a full-sized laptop or one of the new tablet devices. Well, you may soon have a suitable alternative to the MacBook Air as your netbook, because Google is hosting an event that could see the revealing of the Chrome OS netbook.

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Viewsonic unveils the ViewPad 7 and dual-booting Windows/Android ViewPad 10

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Viewsonic today officially announced they will be releasing two new tablet computers. The first the ViewPad 7, a 7” Android 2.2 tablet capable of 3.5G wireless. The second tablet is the ViewPad 10, featuring a 10.1” capacitive multi-touch display with LED backlight.

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Completing the RIM PlayBook spec sheet picture

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Most of the main specifications for the upcoming PlayBook tablet from RIM are already out there, but a few more details have been revealed to give you a more complete picture. For example, the storage capacity options will mirror that of the iPad, giving consumers the choice of a 16GB, 32GB, or 64GB model. There’s no 3G connectivity in the PlayBook, as far as I know

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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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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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Video: Unboxing the dual-touchscreen Toshiba Libretto W100 tablet

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Why stop at a single touchscreen for your portable tablet when you can go for two? That seems to be the core thinking behind the Toshiba Libretto W100 tablet and we’ve found the first unboxing video of the hotly anticipated device. Taking on a form factor very similar to the Microsoft Courier, the Libretto almost looks like a netbook where the physical keyboard has been replaced by another touchscreen display.

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