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The Convergence Con

The Convergence Con

Tablets, iSuppli tells us, are the new epicenter for convergence, part smartphone and part notebook. It's not a new story; every few months the convergence debate rears its head, suggesting the latest and greatest device category is pulling together the disparate threads of modern digital life and blurring the overall lines between segments in the process. Yet, despite the soothsaying, the "converged" experience still falls well short of the holistic ecosystem we've been promised: we have more devices than ever before, and they seldom talk well to each other.

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Samsung Tegra 2 tablet for 2011 tipped

Samsung Tegra 2 tablet for 2011 tipped

Samsung is the latest company to be tipped as readying a Tegra 2 based tablet, joining Acer, ASUS and Toshiba in the roster of firms expected to release slates based on the NVIDIA chipset in early 2011. The leaked info, passed to DigiTimes from their usual notebook manufacturer sources, doesn't give any potential specifications for the Samsung tablet, but does suggest that NVIDIA has been slashing Tegra 2 pricing in an attempt to score new business. The news is surprising, since Samsung has its own SoC facilities which it has used in recent models.

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SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: December 13 2010

SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: December 13 2010

Ruh roh! KIN Studio is shutting down as Verizon pulls plug in January 2011! That's big tween news. Then there was some sweet stuff over the weekend and early early in the morning: Why I’m Willing to Give 3D TV A Try, a column by Don. We begin our fabulous "Week With" the L1 v2 Laser Pico Projector starting with a Hands-on and Unboxing. We've got a fabulous Nexus S unboxing and hands-on, and if you're feeling like some sassy speeds hang out on our LG VL600 LTE modem review. Keep cruzin. All this and MORE on SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up!

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T-Mobile Galaxy Tab unlimited messaging restored after websales glitch

T-Mobile Galaxy Tab unlimited messaging restored after websales glitch

T-Mobile USA has restored free unlimited messaging to their online offering of the Samsung Galaxy Tab, after the option mysteriously disappeared in late November. The carrier has confirmed that the webstore was at fault; in-store sales were apparently still being offered with bundled unlimited domestic SMS and picture/video messaging, and as far as T-Mobile's PR team were concerned the option should have still been available online.

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Advent Vega unboxing & hands-on [Video]

Advent Vega unboxing & hands-on [Video]

Advent's Vega tablet seems to have surprised everybody with its popularity, not least retailer DSG who can't seem to keep them in stock for more than a few hours at a time. Our Vega review unit braved the UK snow to arrive on the SlashGear test bench, and we wasted no time checking out what Tegra 2 brings to the Android table. First impressions and some unboxing-style fun after the cut.

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iPad bests Galaxy Tab in perceived value; neither live up to RRP

iPad bests Galaxy Tab in perceived value; neither live up to RRP

Samsung's plastic chassis for the Galaxy Tab may make the 7-inch Android slate more pocket-friendly than the iPad, as well as easier to hold for longer periods of ebook reading, but it doesn't appear to be helping them in the perceived-quality stakes. Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster gathered a 65-person strong group of tablet novices together and asked them how much the iPad and the Galaxy Tab were each worth: the group put the Apple slate on average $134 more than the Samsung rival.

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The Daily Slash: November 22 2010

The Daily Slash: November 22 2010

Oh my goodness the padness of today. Let me tell you all about it, then, if you're into new ways of chipping around, let Douglas L. Davis tell you all about it. First, lets get Douglas L Davis out of the way - he works at Intel and had a reconfigurable atom chip for you. Then we've got a Synology DiskStation DS211 review that I bet flew under a lot of folks radars as it was out late Friday. Then our Week with NOOKcolor began with Hardware on Saturday, Avi wrote an amazing column on 2014 VS 1984, Don tells us why his Wii is dusty, and iOS 4.2 is released for iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch.Then it gets really exciting: e-paper on regular paper, we get our hands on a Dell Inspiron Duo, and Notion Ink's Adam tablet receiving its very own webpage - wowzers! All this and MORE on The Daily Slash!

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