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SlashGear Week in Review – Week 39 2010

SlashGear Week in Review – Week 39 2010

Welcome to this week's edition of the SlashGear Week in Review. I hope your week was a good one, there was a lot going on in the tech world. We learned early in the week that Nokia had a touchscreen alternative to the iPhone that was axed in 2004. That device could have made for a different landscape in the smartphone realm today had it made it to market.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab hands-on [Video]

Samsung Galaxy Tab hands-on [Video]

Samsung's Galaxy Tab is official, and we have to say we're impressed. We grabbed some hands-on time with the 7-inch Android 2.2 slate right after Samsung announced it, keen to see whether it's actually the filofax replacement they suggested it was. Turns out, though it may be down three inches on the iPad, that doesn't mean it's especially less usable.

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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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