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Dell 7-inch Android tablet imminent; 10-inch slate in 6-12 months

Dell 7-inch Android tablet imminent; 10-inch slate in 6-12 months

Dell's larger tablet plans have been confirmed, with Dell Greater China President Amit Midha revealing that the company's 7-inch slate will drop "in the next few weeks" while a 10-inch Dell tablet will follow on in 6-12 months.  According to the WSJ, Midha revealed in an interview that Dell has "a whole slew" of new products for release in the next twelve months, including 3-, 4- and 10-inch devices.

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Gmail VoIP testing tips Google’s Chrome OS Voice plans?

Gmail VoIP testing tips Google’s Chrome OS Voice plans?

Google are apparently trialling a system whereby their Google Voice VoIP app is integrated with the web-based Google Chat IM service within the Gmail interface.  According to CNET's sources, the new VoIP system is built into the existing Chat UI and allows for ingoing and outgoing calls without any locally running software.

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Verizon’s HTC/Google slate using N-Trig touchscreen?

Verizon’s HTC/Google slate using N-Trig touchscreen?

With IFA 2010 just around the corner, it feels like half the stories this week are about tablets.  Now, on the back of reports that HTC are crafting a wireless tablet for Verizon for release this coming November, Haaretz is claiming that touchscreen specialists N-Trig will be providing the finger-friendly panels for the slate they're calling the gPad.

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Verizon Google Chrome OS tablet by HTC launching November 26th?

Verizon Google Chrome OS tablet by HTC launching November 26th?

Definitely one for the rumor-mill, but DownloadSquad claim to have heard from a source that HTC are building Google a Chrome OS tablet that will launch on the Verizon network in the US on November 26th.  That's a Black Friday launch, leading to speculation that Verizon will couple the slate with some seriously subsidized pricing so as to lure in would-be iPad buyers.

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Synaptics 10.1-inch ClearPad 7200 Series multitouch panels target Win7 & Android slates

Synaptics 10.1-inch ClearPad 7200 Series multitouch panels target Win7 & Android slates

Synaptics has announced its play for the tablet touchscreen market, with the new ClearPad 7200 Series of capacitive touch-panels.  Available in sizes up to 10.1-inches, the ClearPad 7200 Series supports up to ten simultaneous points of contact together with the usual multitouch gestures like pinch-zoom and chiral-rotate.

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Eric Schmidt: No Nexus Two or Google-brand Chrome OS netbook

Eric Schmidt: No Nexus Two or Google-brand Chrome OS netbook

Google has no plans for a second-generation Nexus Two smartphone, according to CEO Eric Schmidt, since the Nexus One met its desired goal of spurring on the Android hardware market.  In an interview with The Telegraph, Schmidt confirmed that "the idea a year and a half ago was to do the Nexus One to try to move the phone platform hardware business forward. It clearly did. It was so successful, we didn't have to do a second one. We would view that as positive but people criticised us heavily for that."  However, Schmidt said he doubts Google will have to follow a similar route with upcoming Google Chrome OS netbooks.

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Dell Chrome OS netbooks in works tips exec

Dell Chrome OS netbooks in works tips exec

Dell executives have confirmed that the company is working with Google on putting Chrome OS, the search giant's cloud-centric platform, on future netbooks.  Speaking to Reuters, Amit Midha - Dell's president for Greater China and South Asia - said that "with Chrome or Android or anything like that we want to be one of the leaders," though declined to make any official announcements.

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Google Chrome OS to feature legacy app Chromoting

Google Chrome OS to feature legacy app Chromoting

I bet you are all wondering what is "Chromoting" right now, aren't you? It's a made-up word that Google has coined for running legacy applications in Chrome OS. Google is set to launch the Chrome OS this fall, and according to one Google team member Chromoting "will also enable you to access legacy PC applications right within the browser."

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Google Cloud Print gets HP ePrint compatibility demo [Video]

Google Cloud Print gets HP ePrint compatibility demo [Video]

Google have been fleshing out their upcoming Cloud Print service, which is now apparently being tested internally.  Similar to what we saw with HP's ePrint system yesterday, Google Cloud Print allows users to send print jobs from their smartphone to any compatible networked printer; in fact, Google took to the stage with HP to demo the interaction of the two systems, and confirm that any of HP ePrint printers announced will also be fully compatible with Google Cloud Print.

Video demo after the cut

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Steve Ballmer at D8: Apple, Google, and Smartphones

Steve Ballmer at D8: Apple, Google, and Smartphones

Microsoft's CEO, Steve Ballmer, can always be counted on to make a conference, no matter the setting, an interesting one. This time around, while sitting on All Thing D's stage at the D8 conference, Ballmer managed to cover just about everything he could that relates to Microsoft. From Apple, the iPhone and iPad, to Google's multiple Operating Systems, he painted a very colorful picture of what he thinks about all of it.

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Google Chrome OS confirmed for late-fall 2010

Google Chrome OS confirmed for late-fall 2010

Google has announced that it expects the first Chrome OS netbooks to launch in late fall, with Sundar Pichai - head of the Chrome project - using Computex 2010 to narrow down the previous "second half of 2010" window.  As the search giant has hinted at previously, they plan on being careful in how Chrome OS is delivered; "We will be selective on how we come to market because we want to deliver a great user experience," Pinchai said, "we're thinking on both the hardware and software levels."

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Microsoft counter Google security claims: “there is irony here”

Microsoft counter Google security claims: “there is irony here”

Microsoft have snapped back at rumors that Google is moving to oust Windows based PCs from their employees' desks, pointing to recent security research that suggests the company is in fact doing more to ensure system safety than rivals like OS X.  In a post on the Windows Team Blog, Windows communication manager Brandon LeBlanc suggests that "there is some irony here that is hard to overlook" and points to Yale University's apparent delay in switching to Google Apps services over their own security concerns.

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