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45,000 tests prove Android surfs faster than the iPhone

March 17th, 2011

A recent study performed by Ottowa-based Blaze Software reveals that Android’s mobile Web browser is significantly faster than the mobile Safari browser found on Apple’s iPhone. Blaze performed 45,000 separate tests using 1,000 different websites along with its mobile measurement service, and found that Android was 52% faster on average. The firm utilized the latest …

Motorola’s Wi-Fi XOOM coming to U.S. March 27th, $599

March 16th, 2011

In a press release just moments ago, Motorola Mobility announced the release of the its Wi-Fi only XOOM tablet in the United States. Available beginning March 27th for $599, the 32GB device will be available at Amazon.com, Best Buy, Costco, RadioShack, select Sam’s Club locations, Staples and Walmart. The XOOM was the first tablet to …

Motorola XOOM OS upgrade hits this evening, brings Flash 10.2 support

March 11th, 2011

Motorola’s corporate Twitter account just sent out a tweet announcing that the Motorola XOOM will be receiveing an OTA software upgrade later today. The expected enhancements? Improvements for daylight savings time (change your clocks on Saturday, y’all) and support for the upcoming Adobe Flash 10.2 release. The OTA will hit XOOM tablets later on in …

Motorola XOOM sales not very impressive, analyst claims

March 11th, 2011

In a note to investors on Friday morning, an analyst from investment firm Morgan Keegan & Company claimed in-store sales of Motorola’s XOOM tablet are crawling. Morgan Keegan analysts reportedly spoke with roughly 80 Verizon Wireless retail locations, and the tablet is selling at a rate of two units per day on average in each …

82% of future tablet buyers will buy Apple’s iPad, survey suggests

March 11th, 2011

According to an independent survey conducted by market research firm ChangeWave, Apple’s iPad still has no real competition in the eyes of consumers. ChangeWave released the results of its survey on Thursday, revealing that 82% of respondents planned to purchase the iPad instead of a competitive offering such as the Motorola XOOM, BlackBerry PlayBook or Samsung Galaxy Tab. The firm …

Acer says demand for its tablets is too high, report claims

March 9th, 2011

According to a report on Wednesday from industry watcher DigiTimes, Acer is seeing higher than expected interest in its upcoming line of tablets. Demand is so high, the report claims, that it exceeds the initial supply Acer has ordered from its manufacturing partners. The strong demand comes from various cellular carriers around the world that …

Samsung teases new tablet set for CTIA unveiling

March 9th, 2011

Samsung on Wednesday posted a new flyer to its Facebook page that hints at a new tablet the company plans to unveil at CTIA. The device in question will be the third addition to Samsung’s Galaxy Tab lineup, though it’s hard to call it third when the second Galaxy tablet — the Galaxy Tab 10.1 …

Samsung denies Galaxy Tab 10.1 overhaul, says tablet will ship as scheduled

March 7th, 2011

Korea’s Yonhap News Agency reported last week that Samsung was considering making changes to its Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet following the unveiling of Apple’s iPad 2. “We will have to improve the parts that are inadequate,” Samsung’s executive vice president of mobile was quoted as having said, leading many to speculate that the tablet might …