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iPad and other tablets still considered toys, Citi finds

September 22nd, 2011

81% of iPad owners have paid for an application compared to just 43% of those who owner other tablets, according to a recent Citigroup survey. iPad owners also download more applications, which is not surprising given the larger selection of tablet-formatted apps in the iTunes App Store. According to Citigroup, 63% of iPad owners have …

Google posts guide to prep Honeycomb apps for Ice Cream Sandwich

September 19th, 2011

Google posted a guide on its Android Developers website on Monday that should help developers prepare Honeycomb applications for the new Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) operating system, which will run on smartphones as well as tablets. That means Honeycomb developers will need to make their applications compatible with displays smaller than those found on …

Motorola’s next Android tablet spotted, 7-inch display possible

September 19th, 2011

Motorola Mobility CEO Sanjay Jha has noted his company’s intentions to launch a 7-inch tablet a number of times, and images of the device may have just broken cover. This is my next leaked a photo of a white tablet on Monday that, if compared to the size of the unknown phone in the background, …

Samsung’s first Windows 8 tablet leaks

September 13th, 2011

On September 8th, rumors surfaced suggesting that Microsoft’s Steven Sinofsky would show off a Windows 8-powered Samsung tablet this week during the company’s BUILD conference, and the latest leak lends a bit of credibility to those reports. A convincing image of the tablet in a BUILD-branded box with a Samsung logo was posted on Weibo, …

GameStop building Android tablet, testing special controller

September 12th, 2011

U.S. video game retailer GameStop will soon sell its own GameStop-branded Android tablet, president Tony Bartel recently told GamesIndustry. The company is not building a device from scratch and will instead re-brand an existing model. GameStop has not disclosed which manufacturer it partnered with but the company is testing the device in Dallas, Texas where …

Fusion Garage slashes $200 from Grid10 tablet before it even launches

September 12th, 2011

Fusion Garage’s first tablet reportedly received a grand total of 90 pre-orders before being discontinued, and it looks like the company’s sophomore effort isn’t doing much better. Fusion Garage hasn’t even begun selling the Grid10 tablet it unveiled at a fake press conference last month, but the former JooJoo maker has already dropped the device’s end …

Microsoft to demo Windows 8 on a Samsung tablet next week

September 8th, 2011

Microsoft Windows president Steven Sinofsky will unveil the company’s latest Windows 8 operating system running on a tablet during Microsoft’s BUILD conference in California next week, Reuters reported on Thursday. According to Korea Economic Daily, the reference model device will be manufactured by Samsung. “Investors are hungry to see how [Microsoft is] going to join …

HTC Jetstream 4G speeds shown off on live AT&T LTE network [video]

September 6th, 2011

BGR exclusively reported last week that AT&T’s 4G LTE network has gone live in both Chicago and Atlanta, and at that time it was unclear if LTE was only available intermittently for testing or if the network had been soft-launched. Here we are a week later and the network is still live in both of these markets …

HP’s failed TouchPad tablet to get one last run in October

September 2nd, 2011

Gadget collectors and consumers looking for a high tech bathroom companion are in luck. According to anonymous industry sources speaking to DigiTimes, Hewlett-Packard’s manufacturing partners are prepping one last TouchPad run that HP will then attempt to sell off beginning in late October. The site claims HP has ordered the production of between 100,000 and …