Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Today's Headlines

Tablet Gaming Not Hurting Consoles and Handhelds
GamePro (via MacWorld)
Research from Resolve Market Research obtained by Industry Gamers suggests that traditional gaming devices are not under threat from newer tablet devices such as the iPad—in fact, the opposite may well be true.  When surveyed in 2010, 38 percent of respondents said that they would not purchase a portable gaming device such as a PSP or DS after becoming a tablet owner. This year, that figure dropped significantly to 26 percent.

Dell May Be Ready to Launch Windows-Compatible Tablet
Austin American Statesman
Dell Inc. might be getting close to introducing a new Windows-compatible tablet computer, according to several tech websites that published photos of proposed prototype earlier this week.  Dell had no comment on the reports. although Jeff Clarke, Dell's vice chairman for global operations, said in an analyst meeting last week that the company intends to develop mobile Internet devices that are aimed at enterprise business users, but not necessarily consumers.

Small Price Drop for HP TouchPad
Tablet Planet
The HP TouchPad Wi-Fi webOS tablet has taken a slight price hit, consumers can now get a 16GB Wi-Fi model for $489.99 (save $10.00) or a 32GB Wi-Fi model for $572.65 (save $27.34) on Amazon.  At Best Buy prices for Wi-Fi only models have dropped by $10 for 16GB models and $20 for 32GB across the US


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