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$3.1bn Tablet gaming segment tipped by 2014 as console gap closes

$3.1bn Tablet gaming segment tipped by 2014 as console gap closes

Tablet gaming will be worth $3.1bn by 2014, researchers estimate, a more than sixfold increase on the market in 2011 and increasing evidence of the challenge slates bring to traditional consoles and handhelds. Large screens and improving graphics quality are cited as key motivators for tablet gaming in Juniper Research's report, with tablet owners also believed to be more likely to spend money on games and in-app purchases.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 LTE Review

Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 LTE Review

The size range of Android-based devices Samsung has made over the past year is far and away the largest any manufacturer has yet achieved, and if you're unable to find the screen size you desire at the moment, you likely have only to wait another week or month and poof! It will appear. That said, it appears that the Galaxy Tab 7.7 has appeared here in the USA in an LTE edition made specifically for Verizon, and having taken a glance at every single other display size in the lineup I can comfortably say the following: this is one of the best.

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Google 7-inch Tablet tipped for April production

Google 7-inch Tablet tipped for April production

Google's own-brand tablet will go into production in April, it's been claimed, with the presumably Nexus slate packing a 7-inch 1280 x 800 touchscreen and likely running Android 4.0. However, it's unclear whether the Google tablet will be a budget competitor to the $199 NOOK Tablet 8GB or a more premium device, DisplaySearch analyst Richard Shim told CNET. Initial production is expected to run to around 1.5-2m units, the analyst claims.

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MWC 2012 Tablet Pre-Show Rundown

MWC 2012 Tablet Pre-Show Rundown

As we march closer and closer to the biggest all-mobile show of the year all the way over Barcelona, Spain, we've started to see the wave of tips, leaks, and previews roll in - and while our MWC 2012 Smartphone pre-show rundown may have more devices than we know what to do with already, tablets certainly wont be left out in the cold. What we've got for you here is a full rundown of everything we've heard that's worth mentioning on the tablet front - worth mentioning, of course, since there's nothing like a cheapo tablet to ruin your otherwise awesome trip to Spain!

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Tablet and eReader ownership surged over 2011 holidays

Tablet and eReader ownership surged over 2011 holidays

Tablet and ereader market share in the US almost doubled after strong holiday 2011 sales, new research suggests, with 19-percent of adults now owning at least one of the devices. Lowered cost of dedicated ereaders contributed to the increased demand, Pew Research claims, while low-cost tablets such as the NOOK Tablet decreased the cost of entry to slates and helped drive demand for Android models.

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Windows 8 tablet drawbacks mount: ARM locked-down, x86 overpriced

Windows 8 tablet drawbacks mount: ARM locked-down, x86 overpriced

Windows 8 is shaping up to be the best OS Microsoft has had in years, but limitations around ARM-based tablets and concerns over x86-based model pricing could sour the platform's launch later this year. Microsoft has mandated that ARM Windows 8 machines - expected to be the bulk of low-cost Windows 8 tablets - must have their Secure Boot system locked down, ComputerWorld reports, or in order words users must not be allowed to load non-Windows platforms onto ARM hardware.

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CES 2012 Ultrabook Round-Up

CES 2012 Ultrabook Round-Up

If CES last year was dominated by tablets, CES 2012 has been the year of the ultrabook. Intel's ultraportable notebook trademark had already picked up late in 2011, but it's the Consumer Electronics Show this week where the big guns like Dell and Samsung came out to give it some real momentum. If Intel has its way, one of the following machines will be lightly weighing on your shoulder over the next few months.

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The CES 2012 Crap Tablet Gush Begins

The CES 2012 Crap Tablet Gush Begins

Tablets have been a growing mainstay of the CES scene for the past couple of years, with Apple - never in attendance, but always looming large - driving rivals big and small to put out touchscreen slates. 2012's show promises more of the same: a few potential contenders from the serious names, and then a whole lot of swarf around them. Stand by for the great crap tablet gush of 2012.

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