Friday, August 26, 2011

Today's Headlines

Nielsen Data:  Guys Prefer Tablets; Ladies Like E-Readers
According to Nielsen’s second-quarter survey, 61 percent of e-reader owners are women, up from 46 percent in the third quarter of last year. Meanwhile, men make up 57 percent of tablet owners, which is down from 61 percent in the third quarter.

Flipboard Goes After Film and TV Content
Flipboard, the social media magazine whose investors include actor Ashton Kutcher, plans to add television shows and films to move it beyond the online articles that it offers now. 

Samsung to Unveil Revamped Galaxy Tab Next Week
The Register
There are rumors of Galaxy Tab 7.7 and something called the Galaxy Note, which could be anything from an ultraskinny notebook to an e-book reader.

Why Apple Dominates the Tablet Marketplace
The Economist
Tablets based on Google’s Android, Hewlett-Packard’s webOS, Microsoft’s Windows, and Research In Motion’s BlackBerry operating systems—have failed dismally to capture consumers’ hearts and minds the way Apple has with its iconic iPad.

Sub-$200 Tablet Now on the Market
Yet another hardware maker joined the Android tablet  fray this week when began selling its 7-inch AirPad, proclaiming the device to be the "best tablet on the market for under $200." It's also one of the only tablets at that price. So is the AirPad worth considering? The answer depends on your needs.

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