Friday, April 29, 2011

Today's Headlines

Honeycomb Tablet Has 4G and 3D But It's No iPad
The Wall Street Journal
Columnist Walt Mossberg on the G-Slate:  "I've been testing the G-Slate, and in my view, it performs pretty well overall—about as well as the first Honeycomb tablet, the Xoom. But it isn't nearly as good a choice as the iPad 2."

Weak Blackberry Sales Could Blacken RIM's Outlook
The Wall Street Journal
There's fresh evidence that RIM is struggling to compete with Apple and other smartphone makers, especially in the U.S. market.  This comes after a lackluster debut of the company's PlayBook tablet. The device went on sale earlier this month after delays and tepid reviews.

iPad News Hub
If you’re based in these countries namely, Hong Kong, India, Israel, Korea, Macau, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, South Africa, Turkey, and UAE you can now purchase your iPad direct from the online Apple Store in your countries.
Apple Insider
After having missed last month's international launch because of a devastating natural disaster, Japan on Thursday became the first Asian country to begin selling the iPad 2.  At Apple's flagship Ginza retail store in Tokyo stretched for three blocks.
Most futurists are off the mark, or make forecasts for technologies that are so far off in the future, you'll never know if they are right, but the Knight-Ridder team's predictions for the "electronic tablet" were just eerie.  (Story includes video.)

Motorola Mobility shipped 250,000 Xoom tablets in the first month the device was available, the company said on Thursday as part of its first-quarter earnings report.  Shipping a quarter of a million in a month isn’t quite the same as initial iPad shipments, but the number appears to be better than many had expected.

"South Park" Spoofs iPad in Season Premiere
CBS News
Wednesday night's season premiere of "South Park" combined one of the world's most-coveted tech gadgets with one of the most gag-inducing movies in recent memory.  No, seriously - they literally combined the iPad and "The Human Centipede": Three humans, one digestive tract and one iPad.

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