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Jobs: 7-inch Tablets DOA; Android is fragmented, not open

Jobs: 7-inch Tablets DOA; Android is fragmented, not open

Apple's solid financial performance for the past quarter got them headlines enough, but it's CEO Steve Jobs' no-holds-barred attack on rival "open" platforms and tablets trying to colonise the middle-ground between iPhone and iPad that will likely stick in most memories.  Making an unusual appearance on the financial results call, Jobs dismissed 7-inch slates - like Samsung's Galaxy Tab and including the ongoing rumors of a smaller iPad version - as "tweeners" falling in-between smartphone and iPad and likely to be dead on arrival, while also saving a few obituary words for RIM.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab £199 subsidized or £599 unlocked tips distributor

Samsung Galaxy Tab £199 subsidized or £599 unlocked tips distributor

Samsung is still keeping quiet on exactly what the RRP for their Galaxy Tab slate will be when it launches in the UK on November 1st, but trade distributor Micro P seem determined to tip their hand early.  Mobile Division General Manager John Doughty told T3 that the 7-inch Android tablet would have an RRP of £599 when sold unlocked and SIM-free, or a recommended £199 subsidized price.

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