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SlashGear Weekly Roundup Video – July 31, 2011

SlashGear Weekly Roundup Video – July 31, 2011

This past week seems to be all about what's to happen this coming August and September, which look to be eventful months. Samsung began teasing its Galaxy S II for its US debut in August, while a white version was announced for the UK around the same time. Motorola confirmed that its Droid Bionic will launch in September and also arriving then is its 4G LTE upgrade for Motorola XOOM 3G customers. And of course the other major event that seems increasingly more certain to be in September is Apple's iPhone 5 launch. Continue after the cut for the full list and video roundup.

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ASUS Eee Pad Slider Shows Up In August Catalog

ASUS Eee Pad Slider Shows Up In August Catalog

The ASUS Eee Pad Slider will be the first of its kind with an innovative slide-and-tilt keyboard to spice up the common tablet form factor---now if only it would show up already. It's been delayed from summer to fall and now signs of its imminent release are finally cropping up. The device has just been spotted in the August catalog for Portuguese electronics retailer Phone House.

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Google Search Optimized For iPads, Android Tablets

Google Search Optimized For iPads, Android Tablets

Using Google Search on tablets hasn't been difficult, but the experience is about to get even easier. The company confirmed today that it will be rolling out an update to optimize its search interface for both iPads and Android tablets. The enhancements involve not only more touch-friendly elements but also faster-loading images and continuous scrolling.

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Motorola Confirms Droid Bionic In September, Plus Two New 4G LTE Tablets

Motorola Confirms Droid Bionic In September, Plus Two New 4G LTE Tablets

During Motorola's quarterly earnings call today, CEO Sanjay Jha was surprisingly candid about the company's upcoming products. He not only confirmed the timeline for the much anticipated and long delayed Droid Bionic, but he also revealed that the company has planned two new 4G LTE tablets to hit the market before the end of this year.

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Dell Streak Pro 10-inch Honeycomb Tablet Gets First Photo Leak

Dell Streak Pro 10-inch Honeycomb Tablet Gets First Photo Leak

Dell already has 5-inch and 7-inch Android tablets in the market with news of an upcoming 10-inch Honeycomb model first leaked in April. Since then, we've only seen a rendering of the tablet with an estimated June arrival, which has already passed without any signs of the slate. Well, now a photo of the tablet has finally surfaced suggesting a launch could be coming very soon.

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Verbatim Bluetooth Mobile Keyboard Review

Verbatim Bluetooth Mobile Keyboard Review

For many of us, typing on our iPhone or iPad is usually limited to entering passwords or replying text messages. But if you often work on the go and have to bang out emails, picking up an accessory such as the Verbatim Bluetooth Mobile Keyboard will save you a lot of time and frustration. This portable keyboard is designed to be ultra-compact while delivering the convenience of a traditional keyboard along with some extras.

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Pew Reports E-Reader Ownership Growth Stronger Than Tablets

Pew Reports E-Reader Ownership Growth Stronger Than Tablets

Ever since the iPad debuted, e-readers were thought to be a dying breed with Amazon's Kindle on the preemptive attack with commercials touting its glare-free e-ink display as opposed to the iPad's glossy screen. However, a new report from Pew shows that so far e-readers are still going strong. In fact, their survey shows that e-readers not only have a greater ownership percentage but also a stronger growth rate when compared to tablets.

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Sure, the iPad has 82% Market Share, But Will it Last?

Sure, the iPad has 82% Market Share, But Will it Last?

It's no secret that the iPad is the most popular tablet out there right now. But the key words there are "right now". The iPad had a year's head start, and created the current tablet market that so many others are now rushing to join. A survey by the Nielsen company this spring shows that the iPad has an 82% market share of tablets in the U.S. 43% of iPad owners have the 3G version, and 39% have the Wi-Fi only tablet. The closest competitor was the Samsung Galaxy Tab, though it's hard to call 4% "close". No doubt the iPad is a great tablet. We on SlashGear have called it the best on the market. But will that still be true next year? And what impact are tablets having on the way we use our other devices?

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Amazon Tablet Built By Samsung Could Arrive By End Of Summer?

Amazon Tablet Built By Samsung Could Arrive By End Of Summer?

Speculation that Amazon may be pushing forth its own Android tablet continues full steam ahead and now there's belief that the tablet would be built by Samsung. That's an interesting choice, considering the Korean electronics company has been the main components supplier for Apple, with whom they are about to embark on a massive legal battle. This gets all the more spicy when you think that Amazon is poised as the best iPad 2 rival.

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T-Mobile G-Slate Review

T-Mobile G-Slate Review

2011 may be the year of the tablet, but so far only one Android 3.0 Honeycomb (review) example has managed to reach the market. Motorola's XOOM was criticized for launching perhaps before Honeycomb was quite ready; now the T-Mobile G-Slate by LG is making its own play, with the dual hope that 3D photography and an 8.9-inch screen will be enough to carve a niche against the iPad 2. Is Honeycomb's second hurrah the cry of victory or a dying gasp? Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut to find out.

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PC Market Not Looking Pretty for Q1 2011

PC Market Not Looking Pretty for Q1 2011

Research firms Gartner and IDC have come out with their quarterly look at the PC market in the US and worldwide. With some exceptions, the results are not good. Only three companies, Lenovo, Apple, and to a lesser extent, Toshiba, posted gains for PC sales in Q1. The two reports differ on how large the decline in the total market is, and also on the cause. Is it tablets? Lack of innovation in PCs? Or just a lingering hangover from big Q4 spending? See all the numbers after the cut.

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Trio of new Hannspree Android tablets get detailed

Trio of new Hannspree Android tablets get detailed

If you are a Euro Android geek there are three new tablets coming over the next few quarters that you might want to check out from Hannspree. The new tablets will land in Q1, Q2, and Q3 respectively and are called the SN10T1, the SN10T2, and the SN10T3. They all have some of the same features, but each has differences that are key.

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