Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Today's Headlines

Consumers Want iPads, Not Tablets
A recent survey by Bernstein Research found that success in the tablet market may well be dependent on how similar a manufacturer’s offering is to the iPad.

Here Come the Business Tablets
Consumers have spoken.  It's clear they love the iPad, they want more tablets, and perhaps most importnatly, they want them in the office. 

What's Special About the Coming Toshiba Thrive Tablet?
Writer Melissa Persenson's conclusion:  "...tucked neatly along the edges of the Thrive are: an SD Card slot and USB port; mini-USB; and a full-size HDMI port. That's all in addition to the seemingly-standard docking port, found on all of today's tablets. Those four ports translate to some extraordinary possibilities that expand just how you may be able to maximize using this Android tablet..."

Toshiba Delays Regza Tablet in Japan
Toshiba’s Regza AT300 Japan-only tablet will  miss its expected June arrival date.  It will be available in Japan sometime in July. 

Faltering RIM Still Expects Strong Playbook Sales
The Wall Street Journal
RIM, which makes BlackBerry phone devices, expects strong sales of its PlayBook tablet computer that will take on comparable products from Apple Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co., Regional Managing Director for Japan, Korea and Southeast Asia Gregory Wade told Dow Jones Newswires.

Tablet Shipments Will Pass E-Reader Shipments Next Year
Computer Business Review
Tablet shipments is forecast to outpace e-reader shipments by 2012 as tablets offer consumer with multimedia functionality, like web browsing, video and gaming, in addition to reading experience, according to market intelligence research firm In-Stat report.

Huawei Tablet Set for Q3 Launch
The Wall Street Journal
Huawei Technologies Co., a major vendor of telecommunications equipment, will start selling a seven-inch tablet device called MediaPad that runs Google Inc.'s Android operating system in the third quarter.

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