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HP TouchPad tablet
Tablets also featured on silicon.com last month when editor Steve Ranger got a hands-on with HP's soon-to-launch TouchPad device.
The TouchPad tablet runs the Linux-based webOS and is aimed squarely at the business market.
For more on the TouchPad, as well as the Palm3 smartphone, see HP TouchPad tablet turns up the enterprise heat on Apple's iPad.
Photo: Steve Ranger/silicon.com
RBS Marketplace PlayBook app
Also last month, investment bank RBS showed off the next iteration of its RBS Marketplace app for the BlackBerry PlayBook - pictured above - which puts personalised research data at the fingertips of its customers. The bank reckons tablets are a better device for reading this data than smartphones as research articles can be hundreds of pages long, making the slate's bigger screen a boon.
The updated app includes a Trends view feature which lets users see at a glance what other RBS customers have been reading and thereby judge whether an article is worth their time.
For more on RBS' updated PlayBook app, see RBS Marketplace app for BlackBerry's PlayBook tablet.
Photo: Natasha Lomas/silicon.com
British Library iPad app
Tablet apps also cropped up as silicon.com looked at how the British Library is bringing classic books and lost treasures from the 19th century to the Apple iPad.
The British Library app will provide access to digitised versions of more than 60,000 books, complete with illustrations and sketches, with titles including classics such as Mary Shelley's Frankenstein and The Adventures of Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens.
This is an illustration from Excursions in Madeira and Porto Santo. The book charts the story of a voyage to Africa by Thomas Edward Bowdich in 1823.
Check out more classic 18th-century books from the app by visiting Want the British Library on your iPad? There's an app for that.
Photo: British Library