Motorola has officially announced that the WiFi-only XOOM tablet will go on sale at several retailers on March 27th for $599. This is $200 too much to compete with the entry-level iPad 2 that is selling like hotcakes.
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The latest rumor about the HP TouchPad originally shown last month at the webOS press event thrown by HP, has the tablet going on sale in June for $500. If that price holds up that is good news as it would be competitive with entry-level iPad 2 pricing.
Communication with those affected by the crisis in Japan is crucial, and most U.S. phone companies are stepping up to offer free calls and text messages to Japan.
Verizon has finally confirmed that its first 4G-capable phone, the HTC Thunderbolt, will be available on March 17.
This new Sidekick 4G product line from T-Mobile will appeal to parents looking for phones for the kids, but it would be wise to be aware of a few things that differ from the original Sidekicks.
I have been using the Motorola Atrix 4G and laptop dock combo for a few days and offer my first impressions of the unique mobile solution. The Atrix 4G becomes a full computer in this innovative implementation.
No matter how you feel about the iPad 2 or Apple, the long lines at launch and the efforts hopeful buyers were willing to undertake to get one prove that the tablet is here to stay.
Google proved it was serious about the Chrome OS when it kicked off its beta program last year by sending thousands of Cr-48 notebooks to testers. The program has ended, so if you haven't gotten yours you can stand down.
Today is iPad 2 day, and as part of the fun let's take a poll to see how many plan to buy one today. You can also vote for other tablets, if that's your preference.
Motorola Mobility has tweeted that a system update for the XOOM tablet will begin rolling out tonight OTA, in preparation for Flash support coming on March 18 from Adobe.
This is a peek into a technology writer’s home office, aka Mobile News Manor, discussing gadgets, apps, best practices using same, and ebooks. This week two tablets dominated.
Noah Kravitz of TechnoBuffalo and I continue with Good to Go: a weekly video show covering the hot topics of the day. This show is devoted entirely to webOS on the tablet.
There has not been a single Android device yet to hit the market with as much potential as the Motorola XOOM; sadly, it is unrealized potential in its current state.
With a number of Windows tablets being prepared for launch, it is clear that Microsoft will have to deal with a perception problem about slates that is looming in the wings.
The parade of Windows 7 tablets has already begun, as the TEGA v2 began shipping late last year. I picked one up and have been using it for a few months, and it's time to give it some pixels.