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HTC Starting Over In The Tablet Market

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HTC at one time the biggest manufacturer of phones in the US, and for sure made the most phones in 2011, made about one every month sometimes two. Keeping up with the amount of phones they made was difficult. They also tried to enter the tablet market with the HTC Flyer, and the Jetstream. The tablets were not huge hits but HTC said:

Intel Shows Off Pre-Production Tablet Made By Lenovo

What happens when you mix Lenovo, and Intel’s Medfield chip? You get an Android 4.0 tablet coming in at just 8.9mm. This tablet was able to become so thing because of the 32nm manufacturing process of Intel’s chip.

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Fujitsu Unveils their Waterproof Android Arrows Tablet

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Fujitsu announced their new waterproof Android 3.0 Honeycomb tablet yesterday at CES 2012 called the Arrows tablet. This tablet is a 10.1 inch dual core OMAP 4430 tablet with 1 GHz of memory and 1280×800 touchscreen. There is 16GB of onboard memory that can be easily upgraded to 48GB with a 32 GB microSD card.

Lenovo Announce IdeaTab S2 10 inch Tablet plus Keyboard Combo

Lenovo have unveiled their latest Android driven Idea based tablet, the IdeaTab S2.

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The 10 inch tablet which comes with a detachable keyboard much alike the ASUS tablets has the following spec list:

[Video Update]Toshiba launches Excite X10 at CES, redefines the term “sexy tablet”

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Acer brings amazing 1080p tablet to CES 2012

All I can say right now is “WOW!” Acer unveiled its new 1920×1080 (1080p) Iconia Tab at CES 2012 today. The tablet will ship with Android 4.0, weigh in at 650g and will pack an impressive array of ports (HDMI, microUSB, and microSD) along with a Tegra3 SoC.

No other details are available right now – but when they are you can be sure to hear about them here.

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Photo courtesy of CNET.





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Barnes & Noble Thinking About Selling NOOK Business – "It's The Right Time To Investigate Our Options" Says CEO

nookBarnes & Noble announced today that it is considering selling its NOOK business, citing significant shortfalls in sales and cutting its full-year forecast.
B&N also cited NOOK sales which fell below expectations, and investments in advertising and expansion as reasons for a predicted shortfall in fiscal 2012 sales of between $200 million and $320 million less than average estimates of $7.32 billion.
The major bookseller indicated that it plans to market the NOOK for "years to come," but that it "over-anticipated the growth in consumer demand for single-purpose black-and-white reading devices this holiday," as the company's simplest e-reader lagged far behind in sales compared to other members of the NOOK family.

Rumour: Google To Launch 7-Inch Nexus Tablet In Late Q1 2012

esLate last year Google chairman Eric Schmidt commented to an Italian newspaper that "in the next six months [Google planned] to market a tablet of the highest quality". His statement generated much speculation primarily over whether Google planned on releasing a self-branded "Nexus" tablet or whether they would merely partner with a device manufacturer, such as Motorola, Samsung, or HTC.

Velocity Micro Debuts A Pair Of Android 4.0 Tablets: The 7-Inch Cruz T507 And 9.7-Inch Cruz T510

thumbWe've all heard of the low-budget Velocity Cruz tablets before, and it looks like company is keeping the brand alive in 2012 with a pair of Android 4.0 tablets.

As expected, these aren't the most powerful portables on the planet -- but, then again, they'll likely have a price to match. The smaller of the duo is the Cruz T507, a 7-inch slate with a Cortex A8 1.2GHz processor, 512MB RAM, 8GB internal store, front-facing camera, HDMI out, and Amazon's Appstore as its go-to marketplace.

Hasbro Sues ASUS For Use Of Transformer Prime Name (Now Is Anyone Surprised Google Passed On It?)

transformerIn a not too surprising move, toy maker Hasbro has sued ASUS, claiming that the Transformer Prime tablet's name infringes trademarks related to Optimus Prime and Transformers children's toys.
Hasbro filed the lawsuit late last week in Los Angeles federal court, seeking damages and a temporary injunction. Hasbro wrote to paidContent:

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