Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Today's Headlines

New Kindle Tablet May Support Video Streaming
According to investment firm, Detwiler Fenton, Amazon is working on a new color Kindle tablet that will support various media and will cost $399. It will be codenamed Hollywood and allow for video streaming services.

$100 Tablet for Children Unveiled
The New York Times
Leapfrog unveiled a $100 tablet computer that is designed specifically for children. The new tablet will take the name of LeapFrog’s most successful product — and the most successful educational toy ever made — the LeapPad. The LeapPad has a 5-inch touch screen that is encased in tough plastic, and it includes a still and video camera, a microphone and 2GB of memory.

Africa Gets Its First Android-Based Tablet
Tech Central
Africa now has its first Android-based tablet computer designed and engineered on the continent. No, the device isn’t the brainchild of a company in Johannesburg or Cape Town. Rather, it’s been developed in Congo-Brazzaville.

Pope Uses Tablet to Send First Tweet
BBC News
Pope Benedict XVI has sent his first tweet to launch a Vatican news and information portal on the 60th anniversary of his ordination.  The Pope, 84, tapped an iPad to activate the portal and send the tweet.

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