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SlashGear 2012 Holiday Gift Guide: Tablets

SlashGear 2012 Holiday Gift Guide: Tablets

Tablets will be the must-have gift of 2012, the trend-watchers tell us, but that means a whole lot of slates competing for your dollar. This year has seen Apple raise its game with a second size option, while Android has evolved into a legitimate alternative, and Microsoft has made its own play for the market with Windows RT. Which tablet to pick if you don't want to be standing in the returns line the morning after? Read on for the SlashGear suggestions.

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Lenovo IdeaTab S2110A Review

Lenovo IdeaTab S2110A Review

Tablets, tablets, tablets. Everybody’s making them these days, but it seems that only a select few are truly worthy of being taken home. Lenovo has a pair of new IdeaTabs on the market, and with them, the company is ready to vie for both your attention and your dollar. We reviewed the IdeaTab A2109 a little while back, but today it’s all about the IdeaTab S2110A. Is it worth the purchase price, or does is leave us feeling a little let down? Read on to find out.

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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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