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comScore Finds iOS Ownership Double the Size of Android in Europe

comScore Finds iOS Ownership Double the Size of Android in Europe

That's when accounting for mobile phones, tablets, and other connected media devices - that's the whole barrel! It seems that comScore has released a study which includes results from the EU5 (aka UK Germany, France, Spain, and Italy) which included media tablet owners* and based on data from their own comScore MobiLens service. This report suggests that Apple's iOS platform (on iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch,) has a combined platform reach of 28.9 users in the five European markets in the EU5 - this number outperforming Android by 116 percent.

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Reminder: We Have a XOOM Contest Going On!

Reminder: We Have a XOOM Contest Going On!

There's a big fat XOOM contest going on - did you know? We've got a total of FIVE XOOM tablets to give away - 2 have been claimed, there's 2 left on Android Community, and we've still got just one! That means you've got THREE opportunities to win these crazy awesome Android 3.0 Honeycomb tablets. They're packed with NVIDIA's Tegra 2 dual-core processors and they're just jumping out of the box to land on your laps. Love em!

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Verizon Undecided About Carrying BlackBerry PlayBook

Verizon Undecided About Carrying BlackBerry PlayBook

RIM's BlackBerry PlayBook just launched yesterday without much fanfare and doused with lukewarm reviews. And now, it may have a difficult time getting carriers to take on the product. The PlayBook released yesterday was only the WiFi version, with plans for a 4G version to come later. RIM has said that it expected Verizon Wireless to be a distribution partner for its PlayBook, but today the carrier said that it has not yet confirmed the decision.

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A Half-Baked PlayBook is the tip of the Firmware Nightmare

A Half-Baked PlayBook is the tip of the Firmware Nightmare

If there's one message that comes through loud and clear about the BlackBerry PlayBook - both in our review and in others - it's that RIM's first tablet is half-baked in its current state. The 7-inch slate is dependent on a phone for half of its key apps, glitchy in more places than it should be, and has left reviewers warning would-be early-adopters that it might even be too early for them to consider, well, adopting. Welcome to the firmware nightmare, where every device is a work-in-progress and nobody is ever quite satisfied.

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SlashGear’s Gigantic XOOM Giveaway WINNER #1

SlashGear’s Gigantic XOOM Giveaway WINNER #1

Welcome to the very first of two giveaway winner posts - this will hopefully be one of two, that is, because if this winner doesn't get in contact with us in under 24 hours (give or take a few hours, to be fair,) we'll be picking again! As you know from our original post, we've got a total of 5 tablets - 2 for SlashGear, another 3 for Android Community - we've got another winner announcement over there if you care to take a look, feel free to join both contests! Meanwhile, our very first winner goes by the name Andre Phillips!

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SlashGear Weekly Roundup Video – April 17, 2011

SlashGear Weekly Roundup Video –  April 17, 2011

For this week's tech news roundup video, we highlight the launch of the HTC Sensation smartphone and their HTC Sense 3.0 UI along with several news items involving Microsoft's Windows 8 and Windows Phone 7 Mango update. Continue after the jump for the video and the full list.

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SlashGear’s Gigantic XOOM Giveaway Reminder [With Comments from YOU!]

SlashGear’s Gigantic XOOM Giveaway Reminder [With Comments from YOU!]

Let me let you know what's going on here. We've got these XOOM tablets, five of them - 2 for SlashGear and 3 for Android Community, and we're gonna give them away for free. They're all Wifi-only so you don't have to worry about paying a monthly fee, in fact you don't have to worry about paying for anything, because they're totally, totally free. We've been getting some pretty awesome entries for this contest since it started, and in showing a few classics to you now, we'd like you, the people who haven't joined in the fun yet, to enter!

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Motorola XOOM Contest via SlashGear!

Motorola XOOM Contest via SlashGear!

Oh my goodness were you unaware of the fact that we were giving away a couple of Motorola XOOM Android 3.0 Honeycomb tablets? Why, you've got to know! And you've got to enter because everyone has an equal chance at winning! And not only that, we've got a total of FIVE tablets up for grabs, the other three sitting pretty over on our sister site Android Community. That's a who lotta' tablets for you to be winning!

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