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  • March 20, 2012
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Apple announced on Monday that it has sold 3 million new iPads since the device launch on March 16. The company, which had cited “record” sales earlier in the day, has now backed up that boast. “The new iPad is a blockbuster with three million sold―the strongest iPad launch yet,” Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice…

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  • March 17, 2012
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The $249 Asus MeMo Android tablet, which was shown off at January’s Consumer Electronics Show, is expected to be the first Google Nexus tablet with a lower price target of $149 to $199. A supply chain employee confirmed the development with Android and Me, an enthusiast blog that previously suggested a 7-inch Google Nexus tablet…

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  • March 17, 2012
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The $249 Asus MeMo Android tablet, which was shown off at January’s Consumer Electronics Show, is expected to be the first Google Nexus tablet with a lower price target of $149 to $199. A supply chain employee confirmed the development with Android and Me, an enthusiast blog that previously suggested a 7-inch Google Nexus tablet…

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  • March 16, 2012
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Conde Nast — publisher of The New Yorker, Vanity Fair and GQ, among other titles — will for the first time give advertisers information about who is reading the tablet-based versions of its titles. The publisher, which announced the news Thursday morning to Ad Age, plans to provide such metrics about 10 weeks after the…

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  • March 6, 2012
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Are tablets too distracting to make a good e-reading experience? This is a question we’ve looked at before, but various news sources keep picking it up like it’s a new idea—most recently, the New York Times. Tablet-users come up with some fairly imaginative metaphors to describe the easily-distracting experience: “It’s like trying to cook when…

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  • March 3, 2012
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At their current and expected growth rates, tablet computers are on pace to start outselling traditional form-factor PCs by the third quarter of 2013. The bold prediction comes from Horace Dediu, author of the always informative Asymco blog. Apple’s iPad will lead the way, with Android tablets following and Windows 8 slates picking up steam….

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  • March 1, 2012
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Microsoft debuted its Windows 8 Consumer Preview on Wednesday at the Mobile World Congress event in Barcelona. The software, already available for download here, may be the most important release of Windows to date as mobile operating systems such as iOS and Android have gained a foothold in tablets. Although people think “desktop” when they hear…

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  • February 29, 2012
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Verizon Wireless announced availability and pricing for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 LTE slate on Tuesday. The thin and light 7.7-inch tablet, Samsung’s first with its Super AMOLED Plus display technology, launches on March 1 for $499 with a new two-year agreement. Verizon requires a minimum $30 monthly LTE plan with 2 GB of data….

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  • February 21, 2012
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From the FuturEbook blog: Brazil is not a world example when it comes to digital books. The estimate is that we are three years behind big markets like North America. However, 2012 promises to be the year that things will really happen, so we present here an overview about the technology – both formats and…

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  • February 17, 2012
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Low-priced media tablets showed tremendous sales growth in 2011, with an estimated 7.5 million units combined from Amazon and Barnes & Noble. On Thursday, iHS noted that tablets from these two companies accounted for 11 percent of the total tablet market. This quick market-share grab didn’t hurt Apple iPads sales but instead held back sales…