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The Daily Slash: April 29th 2010

The Daily Slash: April 29th 2010

Today, for all intents and purposes, was a big day. Maybe not as big as yesterday, but it's pretty close. Especially if you consider the two cancellations, with the HP Slate getting tossed to the side, along with Microsoft's Courier digital journal. A sad day for the tablet market, indeed. But, we move on, forward unto . . . Well, whatever it is you're heading into. Either way, welcome to the Thursday edition of the Daily Slash. In the Best of R3, we've got the LG Aloha getting a name change, iAd takes a steep turn in the price bracket, and Palm may be ready to face a class-action lawsuit. And then in the Dredge 'Net, looks like Valve finally hit a release date for Steam on the Mac, the app thing gets out of hand, and Verizon gets a new netbook.

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HP Windows 7 Tablet Gets Canceled, We Hope for webOS Tablet Instead

HP Windows 7 Tablet Gets Canceled, We Hope for webOS Tablet Instead

Apparently tonight is not a good night for tablet devices. Though, if you were to ask a few people, it may still continue to be a very good couple of days for Hewlett-Packard. After the announcement that HP had bought Palm, suggestions of an HP Slate with webOS started coming left and right. It doesn't help when HP is telling the world that tablets are definitely on the agenda. And now, word is that HP has killed the Windows 7 tablet project, better known as the HP Slate (which debuted at CES this year). Coincidence?

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Toshiba tablets using Tegra 2, due end of 2010?

Toshiba tablets using Tegra 2, due end of 2010?

After a Toshiba exec confirmed last week that the company had plans to launch at least two iPad rivals this year, new rumors out of Taipei have tipped Compal and NVIDIA as the manufacturing and hardware heavyweights behind the upcoming tablets.  According to DigiTimes, NVIDIA's second-gen Tegra chipset - which is capable of Full HD 1080p video together with performance gaming - will be powering both Toshiba's Android and Windows slates.

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Google Tablet, HP 6-inch mini slate & Nokia ereader tipped to take on Apple iPad

Google Tablet, HP 6-inch mini slate & Nokia ereader tipped to take on Apple iPad

Whether iPad-inspired or just coincidental, it sounds like Google aren't content to leave the tablet market to Apple.  While devices like the Notion Ink Adam and ICD Gemini will both run Android, according to the NYT Google are planning an own-brand tablet; CEO Eric Schmidt has apparently been boasting about the Android-based Google tablet at a recent party, and sources with "direct knowledge of the project" reckon the search giant has been quietly working on media content deals including magazines and newspapers.  Meanwhile, there's also talk of a second HP tablet, with a six-inch touchscreen.

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HP Slate Still Exists and This Rendered Video Proves It

HP Slate Still Exists and This Rendered Video Proves It

Despite the fact the Apple iPad released with some ridiculously good numbers, there are still some other tablets out there. Take, for example, the HP Slate. Yes, it still exists. And yes, it's still coming out. (Eventually.) And with all this hub-bub swirling around the new tablet from Apple, HP wanted to make sure that you didn't forget their version in the news maelstrom. So they've released a newly fashioned video render of their tablet in action. Oh, and it has a USB port, too.

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HP Slate gets video overview: 5yrs in the making

HP Slate gets video overview: 5yrs in the making

One of the more talked about tablets at CES 2010 turned out to be one the manufacturer wasn't even officially debuting; Microsoft CES Steve Ballmer took HP's unnamed slate up on stage and then proceeded to tell us very little about it.  Happily HP themselves have decided to spill some more of their touchscreen beans, and it turns out they've been working on the device for about five years and even had it ready two years ago.

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Apple iPad tablet to run iPhone OS, 3G & non-3G versions tipped?

Apple iPad tablet to run iPhone OS, 3G & non-3G versions tipped?

It's not all Microsoft's Courier grabbing tablet headlines today; Apple's touchscreen tablet is also making waves, with iLounge claiming to have more insider news on the upcoming device.  According to their sources, there have been three separate prototypes of the device they're calling the "iPad", starting with a 7-inch display which was then junked for a larger, 10.7-inch capacitive touchscreen running at around 720p resolution.

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