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New black Pandigital Novel hardware replacing underwhelming existing model?

New black Pandigital Novel hardware replacing underwhelming existing model?

Pandigital's handling of the Novel ereader-cum-tablet continues to provoke controversy, with the latest rumor being that the company plans to replace the existing white models with an alternative black version.  According to The Digital Reader, multiple sources have suggested that a black 2GB version of the Novel is in the pipeline as the existing white version is recalled; the new Novel may not be solely a cosmetic change, either, since a unit with improved internal hardware has previously been spotted crossing the FCC.

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Half-baked Pandigital Novel gets recalled [Updated]

Half-baked Pandigital Novel gets recalled [Updated]

After early users reported multiple problems with the ereader device, Pandigital has apparently decided to recall the Android-based Novel.  Owner Nate has been in touch with Kohl's telephone support, who have confirmed that owners can send back their tablets for a full refund.  Among the problems reported were patchy touchscreen responsiveness, sluggish browsing and WiFi that was reluctant to connect.

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Pandigital Novel ereader packs B&N eBookstore access, Android & WiFi

Pandigital Novel ereader packs B&N eBookstore access, Android & WiFi

Pandigital may be better known on these pages for their digital photo frames, but the company have another use for a 7-inch LCD: an ereader.  The Pandigital Novel eschews E Ink for a full color touchscreen LCD display, Android OS and WiFi b/g/n, the latter being used for wireless connection to Barnes & Noble's eBookstore.

That means support not only for purchasing ebooks, newspapers and magazines, but use of B&N's LendMe functionality that allows readers to share texts for up to 14 days.  LendMe will work with B&N's PC/Mac ereader clients and, we're presuming, the company's own nook ereader.  Meanwhile there's also multimedia support, including MP3, AAC and WAV audio, JPEG, BMP, PNG and GIF images and MPEG4 video; content can be saved to the 1GB of internal memory or to an SD or MMC memory card.

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Pandigital Photo Mail DPF with AT&T 3G drops imminently

Pandigital Photo Mail DPF with AT&T 3G drops imminently

Remember the Pandigital Photo Mail Digital Photo Frame?  We mocked its name and wretched press shots back in January, but also lauded its integrated AT&T 3G for wirelessly receiving new images sent to a dedicated email address.  Pandigital have just announced that the $179.99 will go on sale within the next couple of weeks, and they've also confirmed pricing for their pre-pay photo download packages.

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Pandigital Photo Mail LED Digital Photo Frame gets 3G image downloads

Pandigital Photo Mail LED Digital Photo Frame gets 3G image downloads

Late into 2009 we upgraded our criteria for digital photo frames that want to avoid SlashGear scorn.  No longer is WiFi enough, to be taken seriously such displays must offer something more impressive - like integrated 3G - if they want to be lauded.  Happily Pandigital's Photo Mail LED Digital Photo Frame has enough spec-sheet positives to encourage us to overlook that dire name (and the equally dire press shots): it packs an 8-inch 800 x 600 LED-backlit display and AT&T wireless for WiFi-free downloads.

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Pandigital Kitchen Technology Center is wireless cooking wonder

Pandigital Kitchen Technology Center is wireless cooking wonder

If you ever find yourself in the kitchen and lacking a suitable recipe, then you might just be able to make use of the Pandigital Kitchen Technology Center. With its wireless tech and touchscreen, the whole culinary world can be at your fingertips, while you're cooking. Talk about convenient!

Equipped with wireless Internet, this kitchen gadget features a digital cookbook and recipe collection built right in from Bon Appetit. It also has a built in HDTV and can act as a digital photo frame. You can watch TV or have your photo collections display on the screen. You can also surf the web, while you're at it.

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iPad hits 68% share

iPad hits 68% share

There's no denying that Apple's version of what everyone else in the world calls a tablet has been one of the greatest successes in gadget history, the iPad today being shown by IDC as having a 68% share in the market for tablets and tablet-like devices. The IDC group shows the Apple worldwide tablet market share increasing on the whole from 54.7 percent in the holiday quarter at the end of 2011. These numbers have been shown to be sucking the blood of the Amazon Kindle fire market, it falling steeply from a 16.8 percent share in the fourth quarter of last year to a rather scary 4 percent here in the first quarter of 2012.

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iPad dominance dips but Android still playing catch-up

iPad dominance dips but Android still playing catch-up

Apple's tablet market-share has dipped but the iPad looks set to continue dominating the segment over the next four years despite the best efforts of Android rivals, according to research firm predictions. The iPad held 54.7-percent of the worldwide tablet market-share in Q4 2011, IDC's figures suggest, down from 61.5-percent in the previous quarter, though those figures disguise the fact that Apple shipped more than 4m units more in Q4. By 2016, meanwhile, the iPad is set to ship 94.7m units per year, for 48-percent of the overall tablet market.

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The Daily Slash: November 22 2010

The Daily Slash: November 22 2010

Oh my goodness the padness of today. Let me tell you all about it, then, if you're into new ways of chipping around, let Douglas L. Davis tell you all about it. First, lets get Douglas L Davis out of the way - he works at Intel and had a reconfigurable atom chip for you. Then we've got a Synology DiskStation DS211 review that I bet flew under a lot of folks radars as it was out late Friday. Then our Week with NOOKcolor began with Hardware on Saturday, Avi wrote an amazing column on 2014 VS 1984, Don tells us why his Wii is dusty, and iOS 4.2 is released for iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch.Then it gets really exciting: e-paper on regular paper, we get our hands on a Dell Inspiron Duo, and Notion Ink's Adam tablet receiving its very own webpage - wowzers! All this and MORE on The Daily Slash!

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