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Velocity Micro Cruz T408 and T410 offer Android tablets with compromise

Velocity Micro Cruz T408 and T410 offer Android tablets with compromise

Last we heard of Velocity Micro it was coughing up licensing fees to Microsoft for its Android range, so it makes sense that the company should have a few new products to make the most of that spend. The Velocity Micro Cruz T408 and Cruz T410 fall decidedly on the budget end of the spectrum, priced at $239.99 and $299.99 respectively when they drop at the end of the month, with the T408 having an 8-inch 800 x 600 4:3 capacitive touchscreen, and the T410 having a 10-inch 1024 x 600 16:9 capacitive touchscreen. Unfortunately, there are some compromises to be made along the way.

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Amazon Kindle tablet November launch looks increasingly likely

Amazon Kindle tablet November launch looks increasingly likely

More signs of a November launch for the Amazon Kindle tablet, as supply chain checks suggest that the bulk order of touch panel controller ICs used in the upcoming 7-inch slate should be in the retailer's hands - or, at least, those of its assembly partner - by the end of that month. ILI Technology (aka Ilitek) is supplying Amazon with 5m controller ICs, the Commercial Times reports, expected to show up in the $250 tablet that the online retailer hopes will best Apple's iPad.

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Amazon’s 7-inch Kindle Tablet gets handled, priced at $250 for November

Amazon’s 7-inch Kindle Tablet gets handled, priced at $250 for November

One of the two long-rumored Amazon tablets has been shown to TechCrunch for some hands-on time under the condition that no photos be revealed. This is the first time we've gotten more concrete details and specs on what the first Amazon tablet has to offer. Unfortunately, it's sounding much less like an iPad-killer and more like a super-charged Kindle ready to take on the Nook Color.

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Amazon, Samsung, HTC… who’ll be webOS’ new suitor?

Amazon, Samsung, HTC… who’ll be webOS’ new suitor?

HP's decision to amputate its webOS hardware line and attempt to tourniquet the cash gush has left the platform's future in the air. The TouchPad and Pre lines may be dead in the water, but HP has made it clear that the company is "not walking away from webOS" but instead, according to developer relations VP for the platform Richard Kerris, intends to "explore the best hardware partner for it." Who, though, might be in the market for a plucky platform yet to find a manufacturer who can match it with appealing hardware? With the mobile segment in its current flux, there are some big names out there who could well be interested.

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Amazon tablets potentially loss-leaders

Amazon tablets potentially loss-leaders

Amazon is reportedly considering selling its Android-based tablets as loss-leaders, in effect subsidizing the slates below cost in the expectation that buyers are then likely to spend on ebooks, multimedia and cloud storage over the lifetime of the device. Although not yet locked in as the sales strategy, Amazon is looking at launching its iPad rivals at 20- to 25-percent less than it actually costs to produce them, PCMag's sources reckon, in a manner familiar to anyone who has bought a razor or a printer.

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Amazon Free App of the Day isn’t necessarily good for the developer

Amazon Free App of the Day isn’t necessarily good for the developer

I think most of us are the same when it comes to apps. We will pay for some of them if they look really cool, but mostly we want free apps. This is what Android users tend to keep an eye on the Amazon Free App of the Day being offered daily since the apps are free for the single day only. The deal seems like good exposure, but one developer has found that being selected for the featured promotion wasn't a good thing at all.

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Apple injunction demands over Amazon Appstore denied

Apple injunction demands over Amazon Appstore denied

Attempts by Apple to have Amazon's use of the name Appstore for its download store blocked have failed, with the Cupertino company's legal argument failing to convince the judge presiding the case. Apple had sought an early injunction against Amazon, claiming that the retailer's Amazon Appstore for Android could "confuse and mislead customers" due to the similarity of its name with Apple's own App Store for iOS.

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