Friday, July 8, 2011

Today's Headlines

Two Firms Offer More Storage Space for Tablets
The Wall Street Journal
Hitachi and Seagate are coming out with small, portable, companion hard disks that massively increase the storage capacity of tablets. And because most tablets lack USB connectors, these external hard disks stream their content to the tablets over a special, local Wi-Fi network they create. No Internet access is required.

Downloads from Apple's App Store Top 15 Billion
The New York Times
iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch owners are now downloading hundreds of millions of apps a month.  Yesterday, Apple said that customers had downloaded more than 15 billion mobile applications from the iTunes App Store. This is a jump from January, when Apple said it had passed the 3 billion mark for the number of apps downloaded.

Toshiba's Tablet Coming to Best Buy July 10
The new Android tablet has a 10.1-inch display with 1280-by-800 resolution. By comparison, the iPad 2's 9.7-inch screen is 1024 by 768.   The Thrive is priced competitively with the iPad, too. The $480 model has 16GB of storage, runs Android 3.1 (Honeycomb), and has an NVidia Tegra 2 dual-core processor.

Comparing Five Tablets That Are Taking on the iPad
Consumer Reports
CR reviews HP's TouchPad, Samsung's Galaxy Tab, RIM's Playbook, the HTC Flyer, and the Asus Eee Pad Transformer. 

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