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Is it the right time to buy a tablet?

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The tablet market finally seems to have moved beyond a one-horse, Apple iPad monopoly. Google’s Nexus 7 has made a splash in the tablet market, and Amazon’s unveiling of the new Kindle Fire lineup will shake things up a bit

HP, Dell Jump Back Into Tablet Market

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HP and Dell are back in the tablet business. Undeterred by recent failures, both hardware makers took new stabs at the lucrative tablet market by introducing Windows 8 products at the IFC 2012 Convention in Berlin. Dell’s XPS 10 and HP’s Envy X2

Microsoft’s unhealthy relationships

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BERKELEY, Calif. (MarketWatch) — Microsoft Corp. is getting heat from vendors, such as Hewlett-Packard Co. and Dell Inc., over its branded Surface tablet computer. This will result in demands by vendors of Windows computers and tablets to get a better

Dell Launches Windows RT Tablet and a Tablet-Ultrabook Hybrid

Dell unveiled its Dell XPS Duo 12, a tablet-ultrabook hybrid, as well as Dell XPS 10, the company’s first foray into the Windows RT tablet market at the IFA show in Berlin, Germany.

The ARM-based XPS 10 looks to be a strong Microsoft Surface competitor with a HD touch screen, microUSB connector, microSD slot and a removable keyboard dock.

The tablet’s most interesting feature, though, is its battery. According to Dell, the XPS 10 can run for 20 hours on a single charge.

As far as the XPS Duo 12 goes (pictured above), it’s a 12-inch device with a full HD (1920×1080) display and a flip hinge that transforms it from tablet to ultrabook and vice versa.

The device should be super durable as it’s made of machined aluminum, carbon fiber and Corning Gorilla Glass.

Dell did not provide a price or availability date for either device.

100 million tablets in 2012, 3 million will be Microsoft Surface

Although Apple is expected to sell tens of millions more iPad models (including the expected iPad Mini) in the second half of 2012 alongside the tens of millions already sold, and various Androids taking, in total, the number two spot, both will have a giant first run of 3 million Microsoft Surface RT Tablets to contend with as a genuine competitive threat.

Microsoft Surface Street Art Appears in NYC


Microsoft has taken to the streets to advertise its upcoming line of Surface tablets.

The Verge first posted a gallery of photos showcasing Surface artwork on a building wall in New York City – three tablet outlines, complete with colored keyboard attachments, were highlighted by a line of lights.

With no pricing information or further details

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