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Best Buy’s Insignia Flex to be $239 to $259, source claims

Best Buy’s Insignia Flex to be $239 to $259, source claims

On Friday, Best Buy revealed the mystery product it had been releasing teases about as the Insignia Flex, a 9.7 inch tablet running Android Ice Cream Sandwich. A price wasn't provided in the announcement, however, leaving many to speculate that it would fall somewhere between $150 and $250. The speculation was close, if not a tad ambitious, with a source claiming that the Flex will be priced between $239 and $259.

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Toys R Us Tabeo targets toddler tableteers

Toys R Us Tabeo targets toddler tableteers

Toys R Us has waded into the child tablet market, revealing its sub-$150 Tabeo complete with Ice Cream Sandwich, a 7-inch touchscreen, and a suite of kid-friendly apps. Up for pre-order now, and expected to begin shipping at the top end of October, the Tabeo dresses its relatively humble specifications with a rumpus-friendly tough housing and a selection of games, education apps, entertainment software and ebooks preloaded.

 

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Dell profits tumble by 18% in Q2, stock price dips

Dell profits tumble by 18% in Q2, stock price dips

Dell announced today that its profits in the second quarter of its fiscal year fell 18% from the year before, landing at $732 million and prompting an after hours stock price dip. At the time of this writing, Dell's stock is down by 4.28% to $11.81 after hours, with the stock finishing the regular trading day at $12.34, only a 1.75% decrease. The Wall Street Journal reports that Dell's sinking profits come from the computer manufacturer's struggles with a consumer base that is increasingly opting for mobile devices while they decide to wait on PC purchases.

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LeapPad2 tablet launches at $99.99

LeapPad2 tablet launches at $99.99

Leap Frog has announced that its LeapPad2 tablet is now available, and it's aimed squarely at your children. Leap Frog says that this is a significant upgrade over the original LeapPad, as it comes with a better CPU - an LF 2000 processor to be precise - and 4GB of memory. It also comes with a pretty tough exterior, which will definitely be a major selling point for most, as children aren't know to have that delicate touch required for more conventional tablets.

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iPad dominance grows: Apple could be “default” choice amid tablet gush

iPad dominance grows: Apple could be “default” choice amid tablet gush

Apple's iPad continues to dominate the tablet market despite the best efforts of the Android competition, new research suggests, with record-setting sales of the iOS slate outshining even Samsung's buoyant numbers. Although mature markets are showing signs of iPad saturation, developing markets are "clearly more than making up the difference" research firm IDC claims, with its 68.2-percent marketshare in Q2 2012 more than seven times that of Samsung.

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T-Mobile myTouch and myTouch Q Review

T-Mobile myTouch and myTouch Q Review

This week we've gotten our hands on the next generation of myTouch devices for T-Mobile, one with a push-out QWERTY keyboard, the other without. Both of these devices are essentially identical save for the slight difference in hardware with the keyboard, otherwise they've both got a 4-inch display at 480 x 800 pixel resolution, a 5 megapixel camera on their backs with a single LED flash, and they've got single-core 1.4GHz processor inside as well. With a keyboard you've got the myTouch Q, and without a keyboard you've got the myTouch, and both of these devices are manufactured by Huawei.

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Scientists try to develop smudge-free touchscreens

Scientists try to develop smudge-free touchscreens

Anyone who owns a smartphone almost certainly has smudges all over its touchscreen. Most of us have learned to live with it, but scientists are trying to come up with a solution that involves using the same ingredient that goes into sunlight-activated plastic for keeping lawn furniture clean for long periods while kept outdoors. The same sort of thing could potentially be realistically worked into a coating for touchscreens to create a smudge-resistant surface.

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Lenovo close to overtaking HP as world’s top PC maker

Lenovo close to overtaking HP as world’s top PC maker

Analysts claim there could be a new leader in the PC market, with the possibility of Lenovo overtaking Hewlett-Packard’s top spot before the end of the year. If it does happen, it would be the first Chinese PC maker company to take the top place in any global technology sector. Last year, Lenovo PC sales overtook Dell sales in the third quarter, moving its way up to the number two spot globally with a 14.9 percent market share—just a mere 0.6 percent short of HP’s market share.

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Tablets to overtake notebooks in 2016 researchers predict

Tablets to overtake notebooks in 2016 researchers predict

Tablet shipments will eclipse those of notebooks in just four years time, according to new research, as Apple's iPad leads a slate storm that will overshadow traditional mobile computing. While the mobile market as a whole is expected to more than double by 2017, NPD DisplaySearch claims, that growth will be disproportionately driven by tablet sales, shipments of which are tipped to more than triple.

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Anti-iPad: Three Android Alternatives

Anti-iPad: Three Android Alternatives

You'd be forgiven for thinking the new iPad was the only tablet around, given the furore - and the sales success - of the third-gen model, but what if, for one reason or another, you're left unswayed by Apple's shiny slate? There's a world of tablets outside of the iPad, and for the moment Android is the main competition. Read on for our top three picks for the iPad-avoider.

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