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Samsung Galaxy Tab makes official debut: due September 2010

Samsung Galaxy Tab makes official debut: due September 2010

We're waiting for Samsung's IFA 2010 press conference to begin, but the company has already outed its much-anticipated Galaxy Tab slate. As we've seen from the teaser, the Samsung Galaxy Tab has a 7-inch 1024 x 600 touchscreen, Android 2.2 Froyo and integrated 3G. The iPad rival also supports Flash Player 10.1 and runs on Samsung's own 1GHz Hummingbird processor paired with either 16GB or 32GB of flash storage.

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Sharper Image Literati eReader Unveiled, Features Color LCD and $159 Price Tag

Sharper Image Literati eReader Unveiled, Features Color LCD and $159 Price Tag

Even if tablets are seemingly the focus of the tech industry right now, and even if most of those tablets work just fine as eReaders in of themselves, that's not stopping the eReader market from pumping out more and more of the devices. And truth be told, there's nothing wrong with a specialized device -- not everyone wants all of their goodies in one package, so to speak. So here comes Sharper Image with their own version, dubbed the Literati.

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Borders eBooks app for iPad released

Borders eBooks app for iPad released

Borders' eBooks app 2.0 for the iPad has just been released, bringing yet another big-name retailer into the Apple ecosystem.  Available through the US App Store [iTunes link] though not, at present, internationally, the software allows iPad users to login to their existing Borders account, re-download any previously purchased titles, and buy a new ebook directly from the Apple tablet.

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The Daily Slash: June 18th 2010

The Daily Slash: June 18th 2010

Well, here we are. At the end of the week, looking ahead to the weekend. Two days of good, old-fashioned relaxation. Unless you have to work. Then, well, ignore all of that. Either way though, welcome to tonight's edition of The Daily Slash. While we're not going to officially give it a nickname, but you could call tonight's Slash the Robot Night. In the Best of R3 Media, we've got an eReader app launching on Android, some miserable numbers for the Kin, and some good news for Motorola (maybe). And then, in the Dredge 'Net, we've got the Hyperion 4-legged robot, a super-device, and mini dancing robots.

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Cool-ER Connect WiFi ereader due September

Cool-ER Connect WiFi ereader due September

Interead has confirmed that they will indeed be offering the Netronix-made WiFi ereader outed by the FCC earlier this week, with the new model known as the Cool-ER Connect.  Billed as being physically similar to the current Cool-ER - shown here - the new Connect version will add in wireless support to the 6-inch E Ink display, and will also have a touchscreen.

Kobo are also tipped to be using the same Netronix hardware for an upcoming ereader of their own.  Their existing model is currently on sale at Borders for $149, but only includes Bluetooth connectivity rather than WiFi.

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Borders to be eBook Seller for Spring Design Alex eReader

Borders to be eBook Seller for Spring Design Alex eReader

Borders and Spring Design has announced an agreement to feature the upcoming Borders eBook store powered by Kobo on the new dual-display Alex eReader later this year.  The new Borders-branded eBook store will allegedly offer more than two million titles.  Guess Borders was telling the truth all along when they recently denied eBook reader plans – apparently not in-house doesn’t count.

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Borders deny ebook reader plans: “We’re not a tech company”

Borders deny ebook reader plans: “We’re not a tech company”

Contrary to earlier reports that retailer Borders were planning to enter the hardware ebook market with a device of their own, the company has denied that an own-brand reader is on the cards.  According to Borders Chief Executive Ron Marshall, both the cost and the time involved are dissuading the firm from such a plan; "We're not a technology company" the CEO told Reuters, "We're booksellers."

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