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ASUS: No 3G Transformer Prime plans at launch

ASUS: No 3G Transformer Prime plans at launch

ASUS has no initial plans for a 3G version of the new Eee Pad Transformer Prime, the company has confirmed to SlashGear, with the Tegra 3 tablet being WiFi-only when it launches next month. The decision follows similar reticence around 3G on the original Transformer, though that at least was initially announced with both WiFi-only and 3G models in the pipeline; however the 3G version followed several months behind the commercial release.

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3G Sony Tablet S and Tablet P tipped for October 28 in Japan

3G Sony Tablet S and Tablet P tipped for October 28 in Japan

If you liked the Sony Tablet S and Tablet P but thought you would just hold off until the 3G version hit they are coming, at least in Japan. NTT DoCoMo has announced that on October 28 3G versions of both tablets will hit Japan. The tablets hit the Japanese market on September 17 in WiFi only versions. Other than the addition of 3G, the machines will be the same it seems.

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Amazon cuts Kindle Touch 3G browser access

Amazon cuts Kindle Touch 3G browser access

Amazon has quietly removed support for general web browsing over 3G on the new Kindle Touch 3G, only allowing the ereader's experimental web browser to use the WiFi connection rather than the bundled cellular data access. "Our new Kindle Touch 3G enables you to connect to the Kindle Store, download books and periodicals, and access Wikipedia - all over 3G or Wi-Fi" an Amazon official confirmed over the weekend, however "experimental web browsing (outside of Wikipedia) on Kindle Touch 3G is only available over Wi-Fi."

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Amazon quotes Kindles with Special Offers pricing, prompts International ire

Amazon quotes Kindles with Special Offers pricing, prompts International ire

Amazon has quietly pushed its Special Offers across the new Kindle range, with prices quoted by CEO Jeff Bezos for all the new models taking into account the ad-supported discounting. Without Special Offers, pricing on the entry-level Kindle Touch jumps by $40, in fact. However, the focus on Special Offers has inadvertently led to frustration, as international customers find pricing for versions of the new Kindles outside the US is considerably higher than Bezos suggested.

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$99 Kindle Touch plus Kindle Touch 3G official

$99 Kindle Touch plus Kindle Touch 3G official

Amazon has launched the Kindle Touch, a touchscreen-based ereader that uses an infra-red finger-tracking system for navigation. Smaller than the existing Kindle, the Kindle Touch uses a new control UI, with the bulk of the right hand side of the display used to move forward through the book, and a strip on the left to move back. Meanwhile, there's a 3G version too, the Kindle Touch 3G.

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Amazon Kindle Tablet further cloud clues emerge

Amazon Kindle Tablet further cloud clues emerge

Amazon's Kindle tablet may be the most cloud-centric slate we've seen to-date, reports indicate, ironically making it perhaps the purest implementation of Google's cloud ambitions, despite the search giant reputedly having zero involvement in its development. In addition to delivering streamed music and video from Amazon's Cloud Player and Prime Video services, the Kindle tablet could also put all documents - both ebooks purchased from the retailer's virtual store, as with the existing Kindle ereaders, and user's own personal files - into the cloud.

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Apple: Samsung cheated in 3G standardization

Apple: Samsung cheated in 3G standardization

Apple has accused Samsung of manipulating open telecom standards, failing to disclose patents the company holds on technologies it pushed the ETSI to adopt, and then attempting to hold Apple and others to ransom afterwards. Presenting its case at the preliminary Hague hearing this morning, Apple claims Samsung engineered the 3G standard so that it would include technologies the Korean company secretly held patents on, reports Webwereld's Andreas Udo de Haes, and is now demanding "simply excessive" royalties amounting to 2.4-percent of the chip price for every patent.

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Samsung Series 5 Chromebook Review

Samsung Series 5 Chromebook Review

You run your social life in the cloud. You handle your email in the cloud. You might even write your documents, store your music and keep your backups in the cloud. Why not do away with local computing altogether? That's the premise of Google's Chrome OS, relying on just a browser to be your window to the all-purpose web. The Samsung Chromebook Series 5 is one of the first notebooks to give Chrome OS a go, in the case of our Three powered machines offering 3G to release you from the WiFi teat, too. Can we really live in the cloud, or are we destined to tumble back to earth with a bump? Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.

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TruConnect Mobile offers pay-as-you-go internet

TruConnect Mobile offers pay-as-you-go internet

TruConnect is partnering with the nation's third largest carrier to bring you pay-as-you-go internet starting at a low $4.99 per month rate. Each MB of data used costs 3.9 cents on top of the low base rate. The service can be had either through a USB dongle or a MiFi WiFi mobile hotspot device.

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