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Sprint pledge MeeGo support

Sprint pledge MeeGo support

A common criticism for Nokia in the US is that the company fails to collaborate sufficiently with the carriers, thus seeing its handsets marginalized in favor of rival phones.  It seems Intel and Nokia aren't willing to let that be the fate of MeeGo, however; they've thrown in with Sprint at the carrier's annual developer conference, where the operator confirmed it would be looking to leverage the open-source OS "across an array of devices."

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HP Slate 500 hands-on [Video]

HP Slate 500 hands-on [Video]

We have to say, with manufacturers dropping their Windows 7 slate projects left, right and center, we didn't really expect to see the HP Slate 500 ever make a retail debut.  Imagine our surprise, then, when HP invited us over to see the production model, set to launch for $799 - paired with an HDMI docking station - and running Microsoft's OS on a multi-mode finger and pen touchscreen.  HP are trying hard to avoid any iPad comparisons with the Slate 500; check out our first impressions after the cut.

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HP Slate 500 Tablet PC gets official

HP Slate 500 Tablet PC gets official

Rumors of the demise of HP's Windows 7 tablet PC project, it seems, were seriously premature.  The company has officially announced the HP Slate 500, a 1.5lb 8.9-inch WSVGA tablet PC running Windows 7 with a hybrid capacitive multitouch display capable of recognizing finger control or HP's "Digital Pen" stylus for handwriting and sketches.

Our hands-on will be up shortly.

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Onkyo Windows 7 tablets make expensive US debut

Onkyo Windows 7 tablets make expensive US debut

Lenovo may not believe in Windows 7 tablets, but Onkyo certainly do, and you can now buy the hitherto Japan-only slates in the US courtesy of importer Dynamism.  Three models are on offer - the Onkyo TW117A4, the Onkyo TW217A5, and the Onkyo TW317A5 - but you'll need deep pockets given the range kicks off at $779 and finishes up at $1,129.

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ASUS Eee PC 1215N Review

ASUS Eee PC 1215N Review

The line between a netbook and a notebook used to be pretty straightforward, but with Intel's increasingly powerful Atom processors and NVIDIA's ambitious Ion-powered Optimus graphics, the distinction is more blurred. Typifying this new breed of netbook is ASUS' Eee PC 1215N, a 12.1-inch Seashell-series machine that could well be considered a true ultraportable despite its roughly $500 price tag. Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.

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TegaTech Tega v2 Windows 7/Android tablet gets hands-on treatment

TegaTech Tega v2 Windows 7/Android tablet gets hands-on treatment

The Windows 7 tablets continue to trickle out, and after the mediocre showing of CTL's 2goPAD, can TegaTech's Tega v2 do any better?  The 10.1-inch multitouch slate runs an Intel Atom N455 1.66GHz processor, with 2GB of DDR3 RAM and GMA 3150 graphics, and the first units are already filtering out; long-standing tableteer Rob Bushway has been playing with one, while Pocket-Lint have another.

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CTL 2goPAD goes on sale; weak battery find reviewers

CTL 2goPAD goes on sale; weak battery find reviewers

The Windows 7 tablets continue to trickle out, and there's good news and bad.  The good news is that, if you've been waiting for a 10.1-inch slate with a capacitive touchscreen, Atom N450 processor and 2GB of RAM, then CTL can help: their CTL 2goPAD is on sale now, priced at $499.  The bad news is that it isn't all that great.

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Intel CEO: “Apple has done a wonderful job” with iPad, but we’ll “win this segment”

Intel CEO: “Apple has done a wonderful job” with iPad, but we’ll “win this segment”

Intel may have had its first $11bn quarter, but that doesn't mean it's resting on its laurels.  In the company's financial results call, CEO Paul Otellini specifically referenced Apple's domination of the tablet category with the iPad, and said that Intel would "use all of the assets at our disposal to win this segment."

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Acer says dual-OS Android/Windows 7 netbooks are the future

Acer says dual-OS Android/Windows 7 netbooks are the future

Unlike Toshiba, Acer has been more tentative in its Android netbook adoption, offering a few dual-booting machines - the Acer Aspire One D260 being one of the most recent - but no Android-only versions.  Now, though, they're committing to Google's open-source OS a little more; according to DigiTimes, the company intends to make all future dual-core netbooks dual-booting between Windows 7 and Android.

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Onkyo TW117A4, TW217A5 and TW317A5 Windows 7 Tablet PCs unveiled

Onkyo TW117A4, TW217A5 and TW317A5 Windows 7 Tablet PCs unveiled

Onkyo Japan has outed a trio of Windows 7 tablet PCs, the 10.1-inch Onkyo TW117A4 and TW217A5, and the 11.6-inch TW317A5.  The TW117A4 and TW317A5 both pack Intel's Atom N450 processor and GMA 3150 graphics, while the TW217A5 uses the Atom Z530 and GMA 500 graphics; all have 1GB of RAM, WiFi b/g/n and Bluetooth 2.1+EDR.

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Acer AspireRevo AR3700 nettop packs Atom D525 and NVIDIA Ion

Acer AspireRevo AR3700 nettop packs Atom D525 and NVIDIA Ion

Acer has updated its AspireRevo nettop in the shape of the new AR3700 model, throwing in Intel's latest dual-core Atom D525 processor that, as before, is paired with NVIDIA Ion graphics.  There's also 2GB of DDR3 memory and a 250GB drive, plus an HDMI port for outputting up to 1080p HD.

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HTC Shift resurrected with OS X: who needs a 7-inch iPad?

HTC Shift resurrected with OS X: who needs a 7-inch iPad?

It's fair to say we've waited quite a while since the last HTC Shift mod; the dual-mode Windows Vista/PDA ultraportable tablet was last seen flirting with Windows 7 before its quiet demise.  Now some of the guys over at xda-developers are hoping to resurrect its usefulness with an injection of Mac OS X.

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