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Google Propeller promises news revolution for iPad and Honeycomb

Google Propeller promises news revolution for iPad and Honeycomb

Google is readying a new socially-enabled news reader app, Google Propeller, which will take on well-known rivals like Pulse and Flipboard in addition to challenging Facebook's recent news additions. Propeller is expected to be available both on Android Honeycomb tablets and Apple's iPad, AllThingsD's sources reckon, and is one of a number of apps and services the search giant has in the pipeline.

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Sphero smartphone-controlled robotic ball Hands-on with CEO Paul Berberian [Video]

Sphero smartphone-controlled robotic ball Hands-on with CEO Paul Berberian [Video]

Remote controlled cars have come a long way in just a few short decades, and here in Orbotix' Sphero we've got the new benchmark for awesome. This device is indeed a sphere with bright lovely lights inside of it that can be controlled with a variety of smartphone-based apps that you can run on either your iPhone or your Android handset. And what's mot than that, you can use your iPad, your iPod Touch, and essentially any variety of Android device to make this ball go - all you need are the official apps and bluetooth connectivity. What we got to see this week, courtesy of the CEO of the group that's created this lovely device, Paul Berberian, is a hands-on experience with the near-final product in all its glory.

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HTC Jetstream hands-on [Video]

HTC Jetstream hands-on [Video]

Providing the grunt inside of various gadgets lets you take certain liberties, and in Qualcomm's case it's an HTC Jetstream on its Snapdragon stand, flown into Istanbul especially from AT&T. The 10-inch Honeycomb tablet was sharing deck space with its 7-inch Flyer sibling, though aesthetically it's more reminiscent of the harlequin-style Salsa to our eyes. Read on for some first impressions.

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Congratulations AT&T, you killed HTC’s tablet

Congratulations AT&T, you killed HTC’s tablet

HTC just can't catch a break with its US tablet plans. The HTC Flyer, when it launched as the EVO View 4G in the US, came with its most obvious component - the digital stylus that differentiated it from all the other Android tablets on the market - as an optional accessory. Now, AT&T has released the HTC Jetstream, a 10-inch Honeycomb model, and it's time for another face-smack moment. The carrier is asking $699.99, and that's with a two-year data agreement. It's almost like AT&T doesn't want the Jetstream to succeed.

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Apple wins Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 injunction

Apple wins Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 injunction

Apple has secured a new injunction against Samsung's Galaxy Tab 7.7 in Germany, forcing the company to yank the tablet from IFA 2011 show stands as we saw on Saturday. The courts in Dusseldorf granted Apple's request for a ban on sales and promotion of the new Android slate, Yonhap News reports; "Samsung respects the court's decision" spokesperson James Chung told Bloomberg, though went on to criticize the ruling as something that "severely limits consumer choice in Germany."

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ViewSonic ViewPad 7x Android Tablet Hands-on [Video]

ViewSonic ViewPad 7x Android Tablet Hands-on [Video]

This week we got the opportunity to take a hands-on look at quite a few devices, today playing host to a set of tablets that may well change the tablet world forever - is the ViewSonic ViewPad 7x one of them? This is an Android 3.2.x Honeycomb tablet, a tablet we first got wind of earlier today, this year's IFA conference in Berlin certainly not letting us down on the tablet front. You'll find a whole new user interface, a lovely 7-inch display size, and the quality you've come to expect from all ViewSonic hardware.

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Toshiba AT200 hands-on [Video]

Toshiba AT200 hands-on [Video]

Toshiba has taken the wraps off of its new Android Honeycomb tablet, the Toshiba AT200, and we just spent some time up-close with the brand new slate here at IFA 2011. Toshiba only had a couple of units on hand at the show, only one of which was functional, but it's the aesthetic that makes this slate particularly stand out. Far thinner and more pleasing to the eye than the Thrive, the AT200 also beats the existing thinnest Honeycomb slate, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1.

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