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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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3G Tablets fall from favor say researchers

3G Tablets fall from favor say researchers

Integrated data connections in tablets along with mobile hotspot connected slates are falling from favor, new research suggests, with WiFi-only use proliferating among owners of iPads and other models. While 60-percent of tablet owners used WiFi only and 5-percent reported some intent of subscribing to a mobile broadband plan within the next six months back in Apri, NPD Group discovered, cellular use has actually shrunk in intervening period.

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iPad flies high with Gameloft Jetstar gaming deal

iPad flies high with Gameloft Jetstar gaming deal

Tablets are seeing sky-high demand, with news that social game developer Gameloft has inked a deal with Australian airline Jetstar to offer iPads preloaded with games for in-flight use. Twelve titles are expected to be offered to Jetstar passengers eventually, with Real Football, Shrek Kart, Avatar, UNO and N.O.V.A.: Near Orbit Vanguard Alliance first to appear on the rented Apple slates.

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Acer founder: Tablets are fads, Post-PC is misguided

Acer founder: Tablets are fads, Post-PC is misguided

Acer's founder has described both tablets and Ultrabooks as short-term "fads" and scolded PC manufacturers to look to Apple's "outside-the-box thinking" with the iPad; however, the outspoken ex-exec is also unconvinced by Steve Jobs' insistence that we now live in a "post-PC" world. Stan Shih, who founded what we now know as Acer in 1976, argued that - in contrast to Apple's marginalization of the computer - PCs remain the basis of the IT industry.

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So You Want A Tablet?

So You Want A Tablet?

Scan the headlines, and you'd be forgiven for thinking that everybody had a tablet these days. The iPad broke the market open, and since that point we've seen a torrent of rivals each trying to take the touchscreen crown. It's a tricky segment to judge, and even harder if you're trying to take your first steps into tableteering. Get up to speed with your options - and advice on which slate to select - after the cut!

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Tablet 3G: The Connectivity Headache

Tablet 3G: The Connectivity Headache

"3G or not 3G; that is the question." The pun may be appalling, but the decision itself is more than enough to drive new tablet buyers to Hamlet-style distraction. Do they opt for cheaper, WiFi-only slates and potentially spend half their tableteering time chasing hotspots, or does a 3G-enabled model make more sense, albeit at greater expense and/or with a minimum data agreement?

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Kno Dual-Screen Tablet hands-on

Kno Dual-Screen Tablet hands-on

CES 2011 may be the year that tablets took over, but there's still nothing quite like Kno's vast dual-touchscreen clamshell. Resolutely targeted at students rather than a general audience, the Tegra 2 based machine pairs two 14.1-inch panels with both finger and stylus input. We grabbed some hands-on time; check out our first impressions after the cut.

Video demo after the cut

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