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Apple iPad crushes the competition

Apple iPad crushes the competition

Jobs announced a major win this morning while unveiling the new iPad 2 to those of us in the press. Speaking from San Francisco, he announced the release of this new tablet and spoke of the strength of the company moving into 2011. Apple's sales are more than strong. The industry giant has managed to nail the tablet market while hitting a huge milestone in the smart phone market. Steve Jobs announced this during his presentation today in San Francisco. He also presented figures on the more than phenomenal 2010 iPad sales figures.

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Verbatim Mobile Keyboard for iPad and iPhone

Verbatim Mobile Keyboard for iPad and iPhone

Verbatim has just released a compact foldable keyboard for iPad and iPhone. The keyboard works with Bluetooth, and measures 9.2 x 6.4 x 2 inches. It also has an iPhone stand which slides into the keyboard for storage. The keyboard weighs 15.7 ounces, and comes with a carrying case. Continue after the break to see more details...

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Report: Android App Market Outpacing iPhone Apps

Report: Android App Market Outpacing iPhone Apps

According to a report released today by the mobile security firm Lookout, the Android Market is growing at three times the rate of the iTunes App Store. The number of apps in Apple's store increased by 44% since August, while the number of Android Market apps increased by 127% during the same period. This is according to Lookout's App Genome Project report, based on an analysis of more than 500,000 mobile apps for these platforms.

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Is Microsoft’s Zune on the way out?

Is Microsoft’s Zune on the way out?

With all the talk about Windows Phone 7 recently, many people are starting to wonder why Zune hasn't been mentioned at all. It seems logical that Zune software would be a part of a Windows phone, since Joe Belfiore, the Corporate Vice President of the Windows Phone Program Management said in 2010's keynote at Mobile World Congress “Every Windows Phone will be a Zune”. But now, nobody is talking about Zune. Is Microsoft getting ready to kill it off? Or are they just going to re-brand it?

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Apple’s New App Store Rules Impact Amazon’s Kindle App

Apple’s New App Store Rules Impact Amazon’s Kindle App

Apple's new app store subscription plan, specifying that Apple will take a 30% cut of all content sold within apps, will also affect Amazon's Kindle app when used on an iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch. It will also impact other booksellers selling through apps on Apple products. Publishers and content sellers have to remove any links within their apps to outside-the-App Store purchasing options. This means that Amazon must remove the "Shop in the Kindle Store" link that it currently provides on its iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad apps.

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Pandora looks beyond music in IPO

Pandora looks beyond music in IPO

Plagued by costly music rights fees, online radio service Pandora looked beyond music in their multi million dollar IPO filing this week.  The online service, based on the Music Genome Project, hopes to expand to sports and talk shows to diversify traffic and build a succesful long term business for ad sales.  In addition, Pandora is looking to expand into the rapidly growing smart car niche, as well as other online devices beyond iPhone and Android smartphones.

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The Daily Slash: February 10, 2011

The Daily Slash: February 10, 2011

First get your giggle on in a column by yours truly over on Android Community by the name of Waves of Impact and No Lines for Verizon’s iPhone. Next, if you haven't already, grab the Angry Birds Seasons update for the Valentine's Day levels, OR check out the Full Spoiler Post [including secret Facebook levels]. Get a confirmed release date on the HTC ThunderBolt. Have a good time transforming into an LG Optimus Pad. Hope for the best as a Nokia Windows Phone 7 deal is tipped by insiders. Blast off into outer space with speed as the LG VL600 LTE Modem for Verizon is now Mac-Compatible. Check out a column by Don Reisinger by the name of Google TV is Dying, and an Apple TV with Apps will Finish it Off. Place your eyeballs on an On Time Analysis by Ben Bajarin by the title of Is the Market too Crowded for webOS to be Successful? Know the truth in a review of the Nokia E7 by Chris Davies. And check out all the REST of the content we've got flying around here on The Daily Slash!

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Verizon iPhone 4 Cheaper for Apple to Build

Verizon iPhone 4 Cheaper for Apple to Build

The new Verizon iPhone 4 costs 9% less for Apple to build than the AT&T iPhone 4, according to a teardown analysis report by IHS iSuppli. The bill of materials, or the total cost of the phone's components, costs about $171.35 for the Verizon phone. The AT&T phone's bill of materials costs $187.51. The total production cost for the Verizon iPhone 4 is $178.45. So why is it cheaper?

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Only Modest Lines for Verizon iPhone 4

Only Modest Lines for Verizon iPhone 4

After all the excitement surrounding the release of the iPhone 4 on Verizon, the lines at stores were somewhat underwhelming this morning. This even though, according to Analyst Mike Abramsky with RBC Capital Markets, Verizon is expected to sell more than a million phones in the first week.Yes, it is cold outside, but that hasn't stopped people from lining up for new releases in the past. More likely, it is because this isn't really a new release.

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