Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Today's Headlines

Amazon Reportedly Producing Tablet Computer
Taiwan-based notebook maker Quanta Computer has recently received OEM orders from Amazon for its reported tablet PC and the device will also receive full support from Taiwan-based electrophoretic display (EPD) maker E Ink Holdings (EIH) for supplying touch panel as well as providing its Fringe Field Switching (FFS) technology, according to sources from upstream component makers.

Writer Gary Marshall:  "Amazon understands what the iPad-a-likes don't: it's not about horsepower, or a pretty case, or cutting-edge anything. It's about delivering an experience that delights people, and having an enormous amount of stuff people can download to their shiny new toy.I can't wait to see what it does with a tablet."

In a letter sent to publishers April 29, MediaVest's Robin Steinberg, one of the most powerful media buyers in the business, says that MediaVest won’t unquestioningly accept advertising rates for its clients based on a circulation number that includes digital editions.

Editor Dave Wingrad:  "This is one incredible app for HBO subscribers on supported services. It works exactly as you think it should. The depth of programming is vast, and under the right conditions the picture is perfect."

PC Magazine
Includes ratings for apps like Flipboard, Zite and Atomix. 

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