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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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Colorware Colorizes the iPad 2

Colorware Colorizes the iPad 2

Colorware is known for applying custom color to just about any gadget you can think of, and now they are offering their services to the iPad 2. There are a whole slew of custom iPad colors available. You can either purchase the iPad 2 directly from them or send yours in. There are options in solid finish, metallic, or pearl, and you can customize not only the case color, but the Apple logo color and the button as well. See all the delicious color-i-ness, and a video, after the cut.

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iPad 2 Early Reviews Roundup

iPad 2 Early Reviews Roundup

There is the good: "superbly capable, class-shaping tablet", "elegant", thinner and faster, the iPad on a "serious diet", "makes the Xoom look obese", "really quite good". And there is the bad: "Notifications remain a bug bear", camera "barely adequate" with a "serious photon deficiency", no USB or SG, no Flash, speaker could be better, no earbuds. With the iPad 2 going on sale tomorrow, we would like to offer a roundup of the early iPad2 reviews for your consideration.

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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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Apple Files Patent for iPad Stylus

Apple Files Patent for iPad Stylus

Apple filed a patent today for a Stylus specifically designed for touchscreen use. Does this mean that Steve Jobs is backing down on his position that "If you see a stylus, they blew it." ? Not necessarily. Jobs' point was that he didn't want users to need a stylus, as they did for PDAs. This stylus could have appeal for artists, gamers, and also those who are unable to hold a finger steady due to a medical condition. Obviously, this will not be your standard Palm Pilot stylus.

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Michael Hedges Purchases 4,500 iPads

Michael Hedges Purchases 4,500 iPads

No joke, Michael Hedges purchased 4,500 iPads. Not for himself, of course, but for his company Medtronic to use. Michael Hedges is the CIO, vice president, and head of global IT over at Medtronic, a company of 40,000 employees. Hedges was one of the first corporate users to take an interest in the iPad, switching the normally gigantic expensive displays at a trade show Medtronic sets up at with iPads at its booth - less than a week after the iPad was released.

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The Daily Slash: April 6th 2010

The Daily Slash: April 6th 2010

Tuesday, and we know that most of you are looking forward to things in the future, but let's settle down, and focus on the present, shall we? Tonight, we've got a good assortment of stories from 'round the 'net, and we're glad that you could share the trip with us. First up, as we started last night, we've got the Best of R3, which is our way of bringing you all the greatest news from the other sites within this network. Right after that, we've got the dredge net pulling in things like the Slide HD, and the fact that Digg is deleting their Digg Bar. And then we've got a pretty lofty goal from Panasonic, followed up by a firefighting mask that looks like something right out of a science-fiction movie.

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