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Amazon freeze Penguin & Hachette ebooks; Analyst calls for Kindle price-slash

Amazon freeze Penguin & Hachette ebooks; Analyst calls for Kindle price-slash

If you thought the ebook saga was settled after Amazon conceded to agency model pricing with both HarperCollins and Simon & Schuster, think again.  Certain Penguin and Hachette Book Group ebook titles have been removed from sale by the retailer, as independent negotiations with each publisher continue to take their toll.  Meanwhile, analysts are calling for Kindle prices to be slashed in response to the iPad.  Amazon have described the Hachette freeze as an "interim" measure, but the Penguin situation looks like the retailer attempting to ramp up pressure.

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iSlate Tablet touchdown in 2010?

iSlate Tablet touchdown in 2010?

So Steve Jobs is “extremely happy with the new tablet”.  That’s always good news with the Apple chief (he’s apparently already killed it off twice).   Furthermore, Apple is expected to make a major product announcement on Tuesday, January 26th in San Francisco (possibly called iSlate), and Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster has noted that “there is a 75 percent likelihood that Apple will have an event in January and a 50 percent chance that it will be held to launch the Apple Tablet”.  Apple shares today are currently up and have hit a record high.

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Apple tablet could sell $1.2bn-worth in one year claims outspoken analyst

Apple tablet could sell $1.2bn-worth in one year claims outspoken analyst

It's been a few months since we last heard Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster's opinion on Apple's much-rumored tablet, so happily the always-opinionated man is back with not only some pricing, sales and hardware predictions, but a slick render too.  According to Munster, his sources in Asia have tipped an unnamed manufacturer winning the contract from Apple to produce the touchscreen device, with fulfillment at the end of 2009; that, he says, underscores his previous assertions of an early 2010 launch.

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SlashGear Week in Review – Week 21 2009

SlashGear Week in Review – Week 21 2009

The SlashGear team have been surprisingly mobile this week, with part one of our Lincoln MKS road-test, and toting Sprint's version of the MiFi 2200 portable EVDO hotspot around.  We still found enough time to get frantically excited about the Palm Pre, though, which we now know will launch on June 6th for $199.99. 

That excitement is tempered with the ongoing rumors that stocks may be severely curtailed on launch day.  Not only have Best Buy and RadioShack insiders been talking of minimal handset numbers come June 6th, Sprint's own CEO is warning that the Pre will likely be in short supply for the first couple of months.  The concern is that all of Palm's momentum since CES back in January could fizzle out, as Apple are expected to announce a third-generation iPhone two days after the Pre's launch.

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Apple Media Pad won’t launch until 2010 says analyst

Apple Media Pad won’t launch until 2010 says analyst

Apple's rumored Media Pad touchscreen tablet is coming, but not as fast as many are expecting.  That's the latest opinion from perennial Apple commentator, Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster.  Munster has published a note today stating his opinion that development a touchscreen tablet is underway, but that since it'll require a third-generation of mobile OS X "more robust" than that on the iPhone, it won't hit the market until 2010.

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iPod Update Imminent: storage doubled, multicolor nano say sources

iPod Update Imminent: storage doubled, multicolor nano say sources

Fresh rumors abound of imminent iPod updates, with suggestions that Apple are looking to retire or refresh much of their current PMP range.  AppleInsider has heard from Target employees that the product status for all current iPod models has changed from "active" to "discontinued" on their stock management system; meanwhile, UK retailer Argos is apparently preparing to launch an iPod sale, with display materials already reaching stores. 

3G iPhone confirmed for 2008

3G iPhone confirmed for 2008

It seemed unlikely that Apple could go any other way, but AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson finally confirmed that 2008 will see the iPhone upgraded with 3G connectivity. The handset, which has been robustly criticised for making use of last-gen EDGE data rather than one of the newer, faster technologies, was limited to the slower network as the company felt battery life would suffer unduly from power-hungry 3G chips. Speaking at a meeting of the Churchill Club in California, Stephenson told reporters querying the updated phone that "you'll have it next year."

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