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OLPC unveiling XO 3.0 tablet at CES 2012

OLPC unveiling XO 3.0 tablet at CES 2012

The OLPC project are finally ready for the launch of their next XO Tablet. The XO 3.0, which has been in limbo for some time, will be shown off at CES next week. Marvell and OLPC have collaborated on previous models that are currently in the hands of over 2.4 million children in 42 countries. Chief Technology Officer of One Laptop per Child, Edward McNierney stated the XO 3.0 is a "natural successor" for their current laptops.

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Samsung, Sony and Vizio bringing Google TVs to CES

Samsung, Sony and Vizio bringing Google TVs to CES

Samsung, Sony and Vizio will have new Google TV hardware at CES next week, while the platform will make its long-awaited international debut in 2012, with Google confirming its key partners alongside LG's new smart TV kit. Meanwhile, Marvell's ARMADA 1500 chipset - integral to Google TV now that the search giant has jumped from x86 to ARM - will share the stage with chip company MediaTek, which will also be supplying SoCs to power Google TV set-top boxes.

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Panasonic Toughpad A1 and Toughpad B1 Android tablets revealed

Panasonic Toughpad A1 and Toughpad B1 Android tablets revealed

This week the folks at Panasonic have revealed one tablet and named a second, the first being the Toughpad A1, a 10.1-inch Android 3.2 Honeycomb tablet with a processor from no less than Marvell, the most elusive chipmaker of all. Of course Marvell has appeared in mobile devices before, but the last time we spoke about them in regards to a mobile device was in the Vizio Tablet, then before that was a Chinese smartphone and on the Chumby 8. Here we see Marvell sitting inside the tablet with a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, this aside 1GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, and a microSD card slot for expansion up to 32GB more.

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Vizio Tablet Review

Vizio Tablet Review

The Vizio Tablet is a pleasant surprise. Vizio is known more for affordable TVs and it has entered the tablet market with a similar value-oriented mindset, offering an 8-inch Android slate that delivers a well thought out consumer-centric experience along with unique features that even the most discriminating tablet enthusiasts can appreciate. It has its drawbacks, but if you’re budget-conscious and want to find your first tablet that’s the best bang for the buck, then do read on for our full review.

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BlackBerry PlayBook dumped Marvell for TI chip (and six month delay)?

BlackBerry PlayBook dumped Marvell for TI chip (and six month delay)?

It's obviously chipset roundabout day, with word that Apple is ditching Samsung for the Apple A5 SoC in the iPad 2 followed by news that Texas Instruments scooped Marvell on the BlackBerry PlayBook processor six months into its RIM contract. According to TechEye's source at Marvell, the 1GHz dual-core TI OMAP4430 at the heart of the PlayBook was not RIM's first choice, and in fact the Canadian company had been working for over half a year with the chipset rival.

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Why Multi-Cores in Mobility is Important

Why Multi-Cores in Mobility is Important

If we take a look back at the past 30+ years of computing we can honestly say one technological advancement has constantly driven computing forward, that one thing is the microprocessor. Intel has led much of this computing revolution creating the world’s fastest microprocessors for computers. Today, bringing faster and more powerful microprocessors beyond computers and to mobile devices is the central focus of many. This time however Intel is not leading the charge.

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ASUS Eee Note EA800 gets video unboxing; user-guide goes live

ASUS Eee Note EA800 gets video unboxing; user-guide goes live

ASUS' Eee Note EA800 note-taking tablet is a curious device, opting for monochrome LCD instead of the usual frugal E Ink display, and positioned by the company as a resolutely niche, companion device rather than a converged do-anything slate. NetbookNews have snagged one of the first, managed to get ASUS to re-flash it with English firmware rather than Chinese, and then wasted no time before unboxing and demonstrating it on video.

Video after the cut

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ASUS 12-inch Eee Note due Jan 2011; Eee Note EA800 priced sub-$293

ASUS 12-inch Eee Note due Jan 2011; Eee Note EA800 priced sub-$293

ASUS' 8-inch Eee Note EA800 ereader/tablet hybrid will launch in December with a roughly $261 to $293 price tag in Taiwan, and be followed by a larger, 12-inch version hitting the market in January 2011. The 12-inch Eee Note - which will be officially announced next month, DigiTimes claims - will presumably also use a grayscale LCD display and have an active digitizer and camera for digital notetaking.

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The Daily Slash: November 23 2010

The Daily Slash: November 23 2010

Oh you beast, Acer, you are such a beast. How dare you sillies release a slew of tablets right before a holiday when I'm going to get so much good food to eat? I can't believe it! But we'll still write about it. All of it, in a row. Then we've got a fancy review of the rough and ready Motorola Defy, a hands-on video of Marvell's Android tablet, a questioning article pondering designer 3D glasses, and another review on the Droid Pro! Android beats out Symbian in Asia, Skyfire 3.0 launches with Facebook Connect, and our big huge "A Week With" NOOKcolor continues with what might be the most important part of the whole device: reading! All this and MORE on The Daily Slash!

Also World War III may have just started in North and South Korea. No biggie.

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