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Dev Scores Cheap Publicity by Shelling Out $900 to Skip iPad 2 Line

We know the Mac faithful can be a little fanatical. But even we were a little shocked by Hazem Sayed, a 53-year-old developer who paid his way to the front of the line at the Apple store on 5th Avenue here in NYC. Sayed strolled up to the front of the line and paid a 20-year-old college student $900 (more than the cost of a top-of-the-line iPad) to give him his spot. That means, depending on...

iPad 2 Reviews Are In: Long Live the King

The first batch of iPad 2 reviews have landed. Predictably, most reviewers can't speak more highly of the latest Apple tablet. Then again, as Laptop Magazine's Mark Spoonauer points out, "Apple didn't need to do a lot to stay in the tablet lead." This isn't Apple playing catch-up or exploding into a new market; this the Cupertino crew simply treading water. And, if the reviews are to be...

Samsung Thinks Its Galaxy Tab Is 'Inadequate' Next to iPad 2

Since your writer is an Apple fangirl, there is nothing she enjoys more than a bit of corporate schadenfreude whenever tech manufacturers grit their collective teeth at Apple's latest release of yet another much-hyped device. Poor Samsung, the maker of the Android-based Galaxy Tab, has decided to reconsider its tablet's pricing, and, according to Executive VP Lee Don-Joo, "improve the parts that...

Motorola Xoom Lands to Hardware Fanfare, But Honeycomb's 'Meh'

The first batch of reviews of Motorola's hyped-to-the-gills Xoom have landed. And, while we wait for our own supposedly iPad-killing unit to arrive, we thought it was worth listening to what everyone else is saying about the device, as well as Google's new tablet-specific version of Android, dubbed Honeycomb. On the whole, reviews have been positive, with almost every outlet praising the...

HP's 'Everybody On' Grammys Ad Appeals to Nobody

During last night's Grammys broadcast, HP ran a comprehensively awful commercial for its TouchPad, combining a track from Lou Reed with a script straight from 'Everyone Poops.' The idea behind the ad is simple: with the TouchPad, you can do a lot of different things. It's a message that the company probably could've portrayed in a million ways. For some reason, though, HP decided to build...

NFL Teams May Ditch Playbooks for Tablets

Giant paper playbooks may soon be a thing of the past in the NFL. Many teams, including the Dallas Cowboys, are considering jumping on the tablet bandwagon and leaving the piles of dead trees behind. Switching to a tablet like the iPad will certainly please the environmentally inclined, as a team can easily go through 5,000 pages of playbooks and review sheets per game. It could ultimately save...

Motorola Xoom Landing With Crippled Wi-Fi on February 24 for $800

If you're excited for the Motorola Xoom, allow us to disappoint you a bit. The world's first Honeycomb tablet will land on February 24th, and will cost $799.99. What's more, Verizon may be crippling the Wi-Fi radio unless you cough up for a data plan, which starts at $20 a month for 1 GB. In case you missed it, the 1984-esque Xoom Super Bowl ad is above....

PC Sales Lower Than Expected in 2010

According to market research firms Gartner, Inc. and IDC, 2010 was not a great year for PC sales. Well, perhaps that's an oversimplification. PC sales in the fourth quarter of 2010 rose, but not nearly as much as the research firms had expected. Shipments of PCs have risen steadily over the years, as prices have come down and access to computers has become all but required for everything from...

We Manhandle Motorola's Xoom Android Tablet

Motorola took the wraps off its new Honeycomb-based tablet, the Xoom, yesterday afternoon at a press conference. Just a few hours later, we had the handsome slate in our greedy paws. When the Xoom lands later this year, it will be pushing the just-announced Android 3.0, which, designed specifically for tablets, features a dual core 1Ghz processor and 1GB of RAM. (All that power is needed to push...

Google Honeycomb Video Suggests a Tablet-Only, Redesigned Android OS

With all the talk of Android tablets running the as-of-yet unreleased Honeycomb OS at CES, we figured some details would leak out during the week. A video from the androiddevelopers YouTube account, though, is giving us a much deeper look into Google's new tablet OS. Yes, Honeycomb will be built "Entirely for Tablet," according to the video, and looks radically different from the Froyo or Eclair...

Samsung Galaxy Tab: Is the Android Tablet an iPad Competitor?

The Galaxy Tab has been positioned by Samsung to be the first serious competitor to the iPad, and it's quite successfully living up to the hype. On paper, the seven-inch Android tablet (essentially a super-sized Galaxy S phone) has a lot going for it, like its impressively wide carrier support. Although Verizon, T-Mobile, Sprint and AT&T are offering versions of the Tab at different prices...

Galaxy Tab Lands, the Web Weighs In on the iPad Competitor

The Samsung Galaxy Tab is out, and the reviews are in. (We're still waiting on our own review unit.) Overall, the reactions are positive, although the good reviews are not without their caveats. Despite Steve Jobs's somewhat confusing declaration that 7-inch touchscreens are too small, most reviewers found that size wasn't an issue. Neither was the underlying Android OS, which Google insists...

HP Slate Aims Higher than iPad with $799 Pricing

We first got a peek at the mysterious HP Slate in January at CES. Since that time, it's made only fleeting appearances on our radar and the project seemed to be all but dead. But HP surprised us all by making the Slate 500 official on Thursday. The Atom-powered, 8.9-inch tablet is available to order now, but units won't start shipping until November 12. Inside the $799 tablet you'll find a 1.86...

Printed Textbooks Still Thriving in the Age of The iPad

The iPad and NOOKstudy were supposed to usher in the death of the traditional textbooks. Yet, for all their undeniable advantages (lower price being key amongst them, since a single semester's texts can cost up to $500) students have clung to their bound-paper tomes. But while Google searches have replaced microfiche and Skype has replaced weekly phone calls home to ask for money, the iPad and...

iPad Going on Sale at AT&T and (Gasp!) Verizon

The iPad will be appearing in AT&T and Verizon Wireless stores on October 28th. The tablets will cost $630, $730 and $830 for the 16GB, 32GB and 64GB versions, respectively. AT&T will be hawking the 3G-enabled models, but Verizon will be selling the Wi-Fi-only models bundled with a MiFi 2200 mobile hotspot. It's no iPhone, but this could signal the beginning of a new relationship between...