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Worldwide Tablet Sales Surge

[Sydney Morning Herald] Global sales of tablet computers surged 50.6 per cent last year, with Apple clinging to the top vendor spot amid strong gains by rivals, a survey shows. International Data Corp (IDC) said on Wednesday that worldwide tablet shipments totalled 217.1 million, up Read More

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Apple iPads Beat Early Holiday Expectations

[Information Weekly] If there was one product Black Friday shoppers coveted, it was the Apple iPad. A handful of data points from analysts and other sources suggest Apple’s tablets were a big hit. The iPhone didn’t do poorly, either. Apple analyst Gene Munster of Piper Read More

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T-Mobile to offer free data service for tablets

ANICK JESDANUN, AP Technology Writer SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — T-Mobile will give owners of iPads and other tablet computers free data service for life as part of an effort to broaden its customer base beyond phones. The free service would be limited to 200 megabytes of high-speed data per month —enough to upload about Read More

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Nokia Launches Tablet to Join Microsoft Gadget Push

[Reuters] Nokia has unveiled its first tablet and large-screen smartphones, which will form part of Microsoft’s global push to become a leading player in consumer devices when it takes over the Finnish company’s handset business. The Lumia 2520 tablet, along with the Lumia 1320 and Read More

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Blackberry isn’t finished with tablets

[TG DAILY] Tentatively dubbed the B10, the roadmap offers no additional details about the potential iPad competitor, but it appears similar, at least in dimensions, to Google’s Nexus 10 and Apple’s full-sized Apple iPads. As AppleInsider’s Kevin Bostic notes, if the device were to actually materialize, it would represent BlackBerry’s Read More

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Browsing Web on iPad stinks, and Apple likes it that way

[USA TODAY] When iPads were first introduced in 2010, an Apple press release promised that the “iPad’s revolutionary Multi-Touch interface makes surfing the web an entirely new experience, dramatically more interactive and intimate than on a computer.” The implication was that the web via the Read More