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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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MacBook Pro 3G Revealed in eBay Listing

MacBook Pro 3G Revealed in eBay Listing

It's not often that a device of this disturbing a magnitude gets through a month or two being under wraps - much less several years. That appears to be the case though, as this eBay listing shows a MacBook Pro with not only a place inside the laptop to insert a SIM card, but a rather ugly slide-up antenna protruding from the side of the display half of the device as well. This device dates back to 2007, while Apple has yet to produce a laptop with any sort of mobile capabilities other than Wi-Fi connectivity - currently users must purchase mobile hotspots or flip the ON switch for their mobile hotspots on their iPhones.

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Vodafone halts Galaxy Tab 10.1 3G pre-orders while other retailers push ahead

Vodafone halts Galaxy Tab 10.1 3G pre-orders while other retailers push ahead

Vodafone UK has denied reports that it has cancelled pre-orders of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, though it has ceased taking further orders while the Apple preliminary injunction prevents sales of the Honeycomb slate in most European countries. While the tablet is still present on Vodafone's "coming soon" page, it now only allows would-be buyers to register their interest. Read on after the cut for Vodafone's official statement.

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Fusion Garage “Grid10” JooJoo 2 tablet clears FCC with AT&T 3G

Fusion Garage “Grid10” JooJoo 2 tablet clears FCC with AT&T 3G

What looks to be Fusion Garage's JooJoo 2 has been caught clearing the FCC, the company's second attempt at the fast-growing tablet segment. Details on the currently unnamed tablet are scant, thanks to a confidentiality agreement that lifts at the end of November, though the test report does confirm the device to be a "smart mobile tablet PC" with dualband WCDMA/HSDPA, WiFi b/g/n and Bluetooth 2.1+EDR.

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