Nexus 7

NOOK HD and the B&N ecosystem gamble

NOOK HD and the B&N ecosystem gamble

The tablet market is heating up, and for once it's not Apple, or Google, or Samsung doing the shaking, but booksellers Barnes & Noble. The new NOOK HD and NOOK HD+ may carry the same name as B&N tablets of before, but they're worlds apart in hardware and clarity of software ecosystem. Not content to chase Amazon and Apple on price alone, there's an apparently legitimate attempt on B&N's part to tune each model to the audience most likely to be interested in it, rather than chasing some imaginatively aspirational but likely non-existent "perfect" consumer.

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Kindle Fire HD faces stiff competition from Nexus 7 according to reports

Kindle Fire HD faces stiff competition from Nexus 7 according to reports

Amazon's new Kindle Fire HD tablet has only been available commercially for the better part of a week, and new reports are already coming out showing just how stiff their competition will be against Google's Nexus 7. The popular ad tracking and analysis firm Chitika just released some new data showing the Fire's already taking 11% of all Kindle Fire web share, but that the Nexus 7 is much higher.

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SlashGear’s Beach Buggy Blitz Tegra 3 Tablet Giveaway

SlashGear’s Beach Buggy Blitz Tegra 3 Tablet Giveaway

The developers at Vector Unit have released a new game by the name of Beach Buggy Blitz, and to celebrate said release in the TegraZone, NVIDIA and SlashGear are teaming up to bring you a set of THREE Tegra 3 quad-core processor-toting tablets. You'll have the opportunity to get your hands on a Transformer Prime TF201 tablet/keyboard dock combo or one of two Google Nexus 7 tablets! With these lovely beasts you'll be able to rock out on Beach Buggy Blitz all night long!

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Amazon reportedly unveiling two 7-inch Kindle Fires on September 6

Amazon reportedly unveiling two 7-inch Kindle Fires on September 6

Many of you have already heard the rumors that claim Amazon will be revealing a new Kindle Fire next week at a press conference, and when it does, most were expecting to see a larger tablet on offer, similar to Apple's iPad. A new report is shedding some doubt on that, as CNET's anonymous sources claim that Amazon will be announce two new 7-inch Kindle Fires next week. One of these will be only a slightly updated version of the original Kindle Fire, while the other will be a tablet with more beefy innards.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: August 28, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: August 28, 2012

Welcome to Tuesday evening, folks. A number of Samsung devices are threatened by Apple's motion to ban their sale, but Samsung assured today that it will "take all necessary measures to ensure the availability" of those targeted devices in the US. Jury foreman Velvin Hogan spoke to Bloomberg about the Apple-Samsung trial today, discussing the difficulties the group ran into while trying to decide a winner in the case and the process of determining which company was in the right. It's an interesting interview, so be sure to give it a watch.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: August 27, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: August 27, 2012

We've officially entered the final week in August, which means that the autumn months are right around the corner. Today, Apple delivered a list of 8 Samsung devices it would like to see banned in the US, and the Galaxy S II - which is still a popular phone for Samsung - attracted the lion's share of the attention. We caught a glimpse of the amended verdict form from the trial today, and Google made a rather interesting statement on the outcome of the suit. Unsurprisingly, Samsung's stock took a stumble today, while the stock of some other phone manufacturers went up.

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Nexus 7 on sale in France, Germany and Spain

Nexus 7 on sale in France, Germany and Spain

Google's Nexus 7 has continued its assault on the European tablet market, with sales of the 7-incher beginning in France, Germany and Spain. The Android 4.1 Jelly Bean slate had until now been limited to the US, Canada, UK and Australia, with early demand following its Google IO 2012 debut seeing online orders taking weeks to arrive.

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