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SlashGear Week in Review – Week 25 2011

SlashGear Week in Review – Week 25 2011

Happy Father's Day to all the geek dads out there! Welcome to this week's edition of the SlashGear Week in Review! Panasonic confirmed a new GF series camera early in the week with a new GF3 for novices and a pro version coming. These little cameras have interchangeable lenses and are sized more like a point and shoot than a DSLR.

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HP Pre 3 Tipped For Verizon And AT&T In July

HP Pre 3 Tipped For Verizon And AT&T In July

The HP Pre 3 was first unveiled back in February when we got our hands on it and generally liked what we saw. Most recently, it's been tipped that the Pre 3 will hit the UK by July 8 and now a new tip suggests that the handset will arrive stateside on Verizon and AT&T around July 21.

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Pre 3 release tipped as July 8 by UK retailer

Pre 3 release tipped as July 8 by UK retailer

If you are a big fan of the Palm Pre series of smartphone and want the latest that HP and Palm have to offer the Pre 3 has been tipped to ship on July 8 by UK retailer Play.com. The smartphone can be pre-ordered right now and the SIM free, unlocked price of the Palm 3 is £349.99 with shipping included. The Pre 3 runs WebOS 2.2 and has decent specifications.

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So You Want A Tablet?

So You Want A Tablet?

Scan the headlines, and you'd be forgiven for thinking that everybody had a tablet these days. The iPad broke the market open, and since that point we've seen a torrent of rivals each trying to take the touchscreen crown. It's a tricky segment to judge, and even harder if you're trying to take your first steps into tableteering. Get up to speed with your options - and advice on which slate to select - after the cut!

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HP files for trademark on six TouchPad names

HP files for trademark on six TouchPad names

We already know all the details on the HP TouchPad that will launch on July 1 if HP sticks to the launch date. You can bet that HP already has other TouchPad tablets in mind for the market, though the future devices might change based on how well received the first TouchPad is. I'm still not convinced that another major tablet OS will do well on the market with Android and iOS already available and garnering most of the developer support between them.

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HP planning wireless devices with NFC wireless payment tech inside

HP planning wireless devices with NFC wireless payment tech inside

Several of the biggest tech firms in the world are putting their weight behind the future of wireless payments using near field communications or NFC tech. Google has been talking up the Google Wallet service that it is working on and many others are working on payment systems as well including some credit card companies. HP is said to be eyeing introducing wireless devices that are capable of making wireless payments by integrating NFC technology inside.

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HP TouchPad gets detailed in new video demos

HP TouchPad gets detailed in new video demos

With the HP TouchPad's release fast approaching, it's not just accessories that HP is putting out there: the company has also released a handful of demo videos putting the tablet through its paces. Covering everything from wireless charging through the notification features of webOS, text-entry and multitasking, to entertainment on the 9.7-inch slate, the clips are possibly the next-best thing to actually having a TouchPad in your own sweaty hands.

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HP TouchPad accessories up for order: Charging Dock, Keyboard, more

HP TouchPad accessories up for order: Charging Dock, Keyboard, more

HP confirmed pricing and availability for the TouchPad tablet last week, and now it's done the same for the first batch of official accessories for the webOS slate. The Charging Dock, Wireless Keyboard, TouchPad Case and Power Charger have all been added to the company's webstore, and are listed as "coming soon."

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HP TouchPad hits US July 1 from $500

HP TouchPad hits US July 1 from $500

HP has confirmed that its TouchPad webOS tablet will launch in the US on July 1 2011, priced from $499.99 for the 16GB WiFi-only model. The 32GB version of the 9.7-inch slate will be priced at $599.99. Meanwhile, UK, Ireland, France and German availability will follow on "a few days later", before Canada gets the TouchPad in mid-July.

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HP WebOS Open To Other Phone Makers, Even Appliance Makers

HP WebOS Open To Other Phone Makers, Even Appliance Makers

During today's D9 Conference, HP CEO Leo Apotheker revealed that the company had ambitious plans for its webOS platform. The company acquired webOS when it purchased Palm as part of its strategy to step into the mobile phones and tablets arena, but it sees itself partnering beyond the mobile space for distributing its webOS and is "open" to third-party phone makers.

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TouchPad will be “number one plus” tablet promises HP

TouchPad will be “number one plus” tablet promises HP

HP expects its tablet to be better than number one when it launches. I think the company may be setting its sights a little too high. HP says that it is calling the goal number one plus for the TouchPad tablet when it launches later this year. I guess an argument could be made with HP running away with the top spot in computer shipments, it is number one plus. The tablet market may prove to be a much harder nut to crack for HP though with the huge lead other firms like Apple have in the tablet realm.

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HP TouchPad 32GB To Hit Walmart For $599

HP TouchPad 32GB To Hit Walmart For $599

The HP TouchPad is set to launch sometime this summer, but so far HP's kept pretty quiet on the details. A leaked lineup sheet back in March revealed that the TouchPad may arrive sometime in June with prices that correspond to those of the iPad 2. Today, a leaked screenshot of a Walmart inventory page shows that its pricing remains the same and that various accessories will also be available.

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