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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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1m Samsung Galaxy Tab sold; 10-inch Tab in 1H 2011

1m Samsung Galaxy Tab sold; 10-inch Tab in 1H 2011

Samsung has announced that global sales of the Galaxy Tab have already met its one million unit target for 2010, and that the company now expects to shift 1.5m of the Android slates before the year is out. The milestone follows Samsung's last announced sales goal of 600,000 Tabs back in late November 2010.

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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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T-Mobile Galaxy Tab loses unlimited messaging extra

T-Mobile Galaxy Tab loses unlimited messaging extra

T-Mobile USA has apparently pulled its free messaging add-on for contract users of the Samsung Galaxy Tab. The bonus had offered free unlimited text, picture and video messaging from the 7-inch Android slate when T-Mobile initially offered it earlier this month. Unfortunately, that option has now disappeared from the carrier's checkout process.

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WiFi-only Galaxy Tab suffering “manufacturer delay” tip Best Buy

WiFi-only Galaxy Tab suffering “manufacturer delay” tip Best Buy

The WiFi-only Samsung Galaxy Tab, tipped as incoming in Best Buy's November "Mobile Buyer's Guide", has been delayed. According to an internal pullback notice snapped by Jeff Jarvis, the retailer is blaming "manufacturer delay" for the WiFi-only Galaxy Tab not arriving this month, leaving only carrier-supported 3G models on offer.

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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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SlashGear Morning Wrap-up: November 22 2010

SlashGear Morning Wrap-up: November 22 2010

Apple blast! There's a big fat update in store for all you iDevice owners, that being iOS 4.2 - if you've not already got it, just wait a little bit longer, according to most, this release will be available at around 10AM PST. Then, our little pal Android hits of catwalk in promotion of that sassy Giorgio Armani Samsung Galaxy S. Next, some radical columns for epic discussion: "Why my Nintendo Wii has been collecting dust" and "Why 2014 Will Not Be Like 1984" on the future of Apple's closed system and survival in the face of competing openness. Finally, just incase you missed it, our "Week with" review series of NOOKcolor started on Saturday night! First up, Hardware! All this and MORE on SlashGear Moring Wrap-up!

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Over 600,000 Galaxy Tabs sold claims Samsung

Over 600,000 Galaxy Tabs sold claims Samsung

Samsung has announced that it has sold more than 600,000 of its Galaxy Tab slates so far, with the company predicting it will meet its self-imposed target of 1m unit sales by the end of 2010. In Korea alone, Samsung has sold around 30,000 Galaxy Tab units since it went on sale there on November 14.

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