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Are Tablets Really PCs As Microsoft Claims?

Microsoft insists tablets are Windows-powered mobile PCs. Even Windows Phone president Andy Lee, who should be pushing for a WP7 tablet, said, “We view a tablet as a PC.”


Report: HP TouchPad Lands In June For $US700

According to BGR, HP’s impressive-looking (but sluggish) webOS TouchPad tablet could be on sale this June for $US700.


Rumour: Windows 8 Appearance During Ballmer’s Keynote

WinRumors is reporting that Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer will reveal parts of Windows 8 during tomorrow night’s CES keynote, mainly related to future slates they have planned. In addition, there should be new Windows Phone and Xbox announcements.


IdeaPad U1 Hybrid And LePad Tablet: Lenovo's Voltron Re-forms

A few months ago, it looked like Lenovo’s crazy-neat dual-processor U1 hybrid was pure vapourware. Turns out it just needed a little retooling. The U1 Hybrid is back, giving Lenovo’s LePad Android tablet a Windows 7 dock. So what’s new?


iPad Aftershocks: Apple's Netbook Is Screwing Netbook Makers

The iPad is Apple’s netbook. It’s small, built for the web, and cheap. Which is a problem for the people who make actual netbooks, since they wanted to undercut Apple. And it’s hard to get cheaper than glorified smartphone guts.


Slate Showdown: iPad Vs HP Slate Vs JooJoo Vs Android

Everybody’s talking about tablets, especially those single-pane capacitive touchscreen ones more specifically known as “slates”. The iPad is the biggest news maker, but there are lots headed our way (most with built-in webcams). Here’s how they measure up, spec-wise:


Rumour: Apple’s Tablet Is An “iPhone On Steroids”

One of our close Apple connects who haven’t steered us wrong dropped a little bit of information on us. Here’s what we know:


Apple Tablet Rumours Condensed In Handy Visual Guide

We’re just a couple of weeks away from Apple (supposedly) unveiling its tablet, or iSlate if you will, and while we’ve heard every possible rumour under the sun let’s revisit them in this handy visual guide.


How Will We Type On The Apple Tablet?

Speculation about the Apple Tablet mostly focuses on what the device is, not how it works. Text input, more than anything else, is the problem Apple needs to solve to make this work. So how will they do it?