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News Week of March 21, 2010

Tablet Wars: The 12 Biggest iPad Rivals

Apple's iPad caused a major stir in the tech community after its unveiling in February, but this year has been an exciting one for other companies entering tablet computer market.

The International CTIA Wireless convention in Las Vegas will highlight the most important pieces of the moblie tech world, not the least of which is the next wave of tablet computers. 

The iPad is a favorite due to its high-profile release, wide array of applications and loyal Apple following, but what other companies are making headway into the space with tablets of their own? Which are among the biggest rivals to the iPad?

Click ahead to find out! (Source: Paul Toscano, CNBC)

Posted Saturday, March 27, 2010 by ChrisD
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Marvell Unveils $99 Moby Tablet Design

This week, Marvell unveiled a $99 tablet e-reader reference design that the company promises will do for the e-reader market what ARM-based notebooks have done to compete with netbooks.

The "Moby" contains a Marvell Armada 600-series microprocessor running at up to a gigahertz. the system-on-a-chip is powerful enough to be able to perform 1080p high-definition video encoding and decoding, some 3D graphics, and either the Google Android or Microsoft Windows Mobile operating system. It reportedly uses a 10-inch display, according to Technologizer. According to Marvell, the Moby's Armada 600 processor can decode Adobe Flash-encoded video.

Marvell is pitching the Moby at students and other consumers who want the flexibility of a tablet, but don't want to pay for something like a JooJoo or an iPad. Marvell will soon announce a pilot program in partnership with the District of Columbia Public School system (DCPS) where the Company will donate a Moby tablet to every child in an at-risk school as part of a multi-year program in new media and learning, the company said. (Source: Gear Log)
Posted Monday, March 22, 2010 by ChrisD
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Motion's J3400 Tablet PC Now Verizon Wireless Network Ready

AUSTIN, Texas, BASKING RIDGE, N.J., and LAS VEGAS, March 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Motion Computing®, a leading provider of integrated mobile computing solutions, today announced from International CTIA WIRELESS 2010® that the rugged J3400 Tablet PC now features integrated access to the Verizon Wireless 3G mobile broadband network.  With a growing high-speed network that covers more than 90 percent of the U.S. population, Motion customers can easily browse the Internet, download files and sync information while in the field, all at broadband speed.

Verizon Wireless Network Enables Broad Coverage

The Motion C5, F5 and J3400 Tablet PCs are now Verizon Wireless network ready under the Open Development program, which is designed to offer businesses and consumers the ability to use wireless devices, software and applications not offered by the company on its nationwide wireless network.  Motion will be displaying the tablet PCs throughout the CTIA event in the Verizon Wireless Open Development booth #1034.  (Source: CNN)

Posted Monday, March 22, 2010 by ChrisD
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