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Blackberry Playbook will match iPad 2 pricing

Rumours have emerged from KitGuru sources that Blackberry will be matching the iPad 2 £399 price when they release their PlayBook in the UK. While it seems like a no brainer to be matching Apples retail price, hitting a £399 inc vat price point for a modern performance oriented tablet …

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Microsoft take legal action against Barnes & Noble

More legal action news today, as Microsoft are targeting Barnes & Noble and their Android based Nook ereader device. They claim it violates their patents. Microsoft have filed legal action against Barnes & Noble and manufacturers Foxconn International Holdings and Inventec. “The Android platform infringes a number of Microsoft’s patents, …

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Fully loaded Toshiba 10.1 inch tablet hits Amazon

Toshiba have a new tablet which has just been listed on Amazon’s website – it is not yet available, but Amazon are offering user alerts for when the time is close at hand. The tablet is a 10.1 inch unit with 720p support (1280×800 in this case), so therefore higher …

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Motorola Xoom wifi launching at $599

Motorola are launching the wifi only Xoom on March 27th, according to a Staples flyer, offering a 3G free and cheaper version of the Android 3.0 Honeycomb tablet. Droid Life spotted the flyer, which indicates a $599 price for the Xoom WiFi model. This is the same price as Verizon …

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Amazon prepares plans for free tablet PC

From nowhere, to absolute must have product, to ‘completely free’ in the space of 18 months? Will that really be the fate of the tablet PC? Is mega-retailer Amazon, ready to do something Amazing?  KitGuru tries to read the after images on our Kindle. While Samsung, Motorola and others are …

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Samsung hint at new 8.9 inch tablet

Samsung have released a new image which hints at the new size for the Galaxy Tab. The image says ‘Whats your Tab life?’ with 78910 after it. A few people are assuming that this relates to the sizes, 7 inch, 8.9 inch and 10 inch. This would confirm previous reports …

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Blackberry Playbook set for April release

In the latest of our tablet news, it looks as if Research In Motion (RIM) are arming up to join the market attack with the release of their new Playbook set for April. KitGuru has heard well sourced rumours in the Far East that the date looks to be between …

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Motorola Xoom costs more than iPad to make

Motorola have been facing some negative commentary from the press due to the price of their Xoom tablet. Research into the matter shows that the Xoom is actually a higher cost to make than the iPad, due to the performance internals. IHS iSuppli (Ed: thats a lot of i’s) have …

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Kindle sales grow – AT&T to sell instore in US

AT&T have announced that it is going to start selling the Amazon Kindle e-reader in its retail stores starting this Sunday. The sales of Amazon’s Kindle have been phenomenal and while many people just focus on the iPad, the sales figures for the latest Amazon tablet have been continually growing. …

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Motorola Xoom overclocked by 50% percent to 1.5ghz

Never mind the hype around the iPad 2. The fun is all happening with the latest Motorola Xoom tablet. Google Android developers and enthusiast modders are over the moon to find out that the Xoom tablet’s bootloader is customisable. This opens up the hardware for easy access to developers. XDA …

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Is the Motorola Xoom biggest threat yet to iPad?

So far, the reviews for Motorola’s new Xoom tablet appear to be really positive. The Android 3.0 Honeycomb powered tablet could very well be Apple’s biggest threat yet. In the states, the Xoom has been released at $599 with a two year Verizon Wireless contract and the 10.1 inch tablet …

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Samsung to add 8.9 inch tablet to range

Samsung have said that they will be adding a third tablet to their line up and that it will be available in March. Samsung have two successful products already for sale, the 7 inch and 10 inch Galaxy Tabs. They have announced that they will be complimenting the range by …

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Motorola Xoom to get preorders at Best Buy

Best Buy in the US are showing the Motorola Xoom listed for $799, this version is 3G capable and upgradeable to 4G. This 10.1 inch Tablet is set to target the Apple iPad and if adoption rates are as good as the smartphone Droid marketplace then it may cost Apple …

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HP TouchPad looks stunning, but will it make an impact?

Hewlett Packard are due to release two new webOS driven smartphones and a new TouchPad Tablet PC. The Pre3 and Veer smartphones appear to be highly evolved devices with many customers excited about their release and their new TouchPad device is also a technological feast of wonders. The TouchPad will …

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Dell Streak 7 released: is it any good?

KitGuru boss Zardon, loved the original five inch Dell Streak. He actually liked it that much he reviewed it twice. The Dell Streak 7 has been released at just $200 with a two year service contract. This is Dell’s latest attempt to compete with the Apple iPad, and it is …

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Motorola Xoom priced at $800

The much awaited Motorola Xoom has been priced at $800 without a contract and we hear it should reach Best Buy for sale in the US on February 24th. The device supports Wi-Fi however you have to pay for 1 month of Verizon 3G service, which costs a minimum of …

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Will the Xoom Tablet sell at $800?

We have been awaiting the Motorola Xoom with baited breath now for quite some time. This will be the first Android tablet to use V3.0 and it will be upgradable to a 4G connection. We heard some rumours behind closed doors this morning – it might cost a whopping $800. …

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Which tablet should you buy in 2011?

2010 seemed like the ‘Year of the Tablet’, however we are positive that in 2011 sales figures are going to soar to new heights. With many companies stepping up and offering an alternative to the iPad which one you should be buying? CES 2011 showcased many new designs, from Android …

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44.6 million tablets to ship in 2011

Apple had a great 2010, selling many millions of iPads and ensuring that many other companies would take an interest in the tablet sector. This market is so strong that 44.6 million tablets are going to be shipped worldwide in 2011, over 2.5 times as many as 2010. IDC has …

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MSI 10 inch WindPad Tablet – HDMI and twin camera

MSI are due to release their new WindPad 10 inch tablet for just under 600 euros. This product features Windows 7 and will be running on Intel’s 1.6ghz Atom Z530 processor. The WindPad will be running at 1024×600 resolution and includes 2GB of memory and a 32GB SSD storage device. …

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Lenovo to show tablets at CES

Lenovo are due to show their first tablets at CES to try and chip away at market share, currently under domination by Apple with their hot selling iPad. Lenovo have said that they will show two consumer tablet products at CES, held between January 6th and 9th at Las Vegas. …

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Viewsonic to showcase 4 inch phone/tablet hybrid at CES

CES always brings new products on display from all the leading manufacturers. The latest news in suggests that Viewsonic will be highlighting a new phone/tablet hybrid, much like the Dell Streak. The Viewsonic smartphone will have a four inch screen and is capable of making phone calls across the Google …

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Hack the Nook Color into a Kindle

eReaders have proved popular, with sales figures surpassing analysts best estimations. Barnes and Noble recently released the Android powered Nook Color which doesn’t support the Kindle Application for Android. Not until a group ‘rooted’ the Nook Color to run a customised version of Android that means you can download Android …

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RIM deny Playbook battery issues

There have been rumours and whisperings from various sources that the upcoming Playbook from Research In Motion was suffering from poor battery performance. The company have responded saying that their product will offer ‘superior performance with comparable battery life.” A few days ago, analyst Shaw Wu of Kaufman Brothers sent …

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Is Windows 7 ideal for a Tablet? Microsoft think so

CES is a big show for Microsoft as they are said to announce their new software for tablets at the event. Analysts and skeptics however have little faith in the company being able to mount a serious challenge to the Apple iPad. Keith Goddard, CEO of Capital Advisors Inc. said …

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