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The HTC Flyer was HTC’s first tablet, which I have to say, although not too bad looking, it didn’t really impress, with perhaps the one exception of promoting the handwriting and... drawing features on it. But otherwise it showed how HTC didn’t really understand tablets when they entered the market.

First, it sold for around $600 in most places, and that’s with...

white-house-google-plus

You might associate the White House with Obama right now, since he’s the president and all, but it doesn’t matter whether you’re an Obama supporter or not (he actually joined... Google+ last November), because this is about the institution itself. It means future presidents and their administrations will keep using it, too.

So this is a big deal for Google+ because it ma...

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Remember Meego? Poor ol’ Meego has gone through a lot of transitions, from the original Maemo, to being merged with Intel’s Moblin, to now being merged once again with... Samsung’s own OS, Bada, which will be made open source when it will be merged with Meego, and form Tizen. All Bada applications will work in Tizen, and if developers know how to make Bada apps, the...

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NSA and the military seem to love Android more and more because of it’s open source nature. First, it’s based on Linux, and NSA is already very familiar with it. They’ve had... a SELinux version for a while, and now they are bringing those security enhancements to the Android Open Source Project as well.

The military has also been using Android for a while now, and the...

expensive-intel-atom-windows-tablets

I can’t say this comes as a completely surprise to me, but Digitimes reports that Intel-powered Windows 8 tablets will cost anywhere between $600 and $900. The reason this doesn’t... come off as a surprise is because I knew x86 hardware, and especially Intel hardware, will add significantly to the cost of the tablets. Just look at what it has done to the original Google TV set top...

touchpad-cm9

The HP Touchpad was a turning point. Everyone saw that there is a huge potential for inexpensive tablets that are simply “good enough” for daily tasks. So when the firesale happened,... and the tablet was being sold for $99, a lot of people rushed to get it. Many of these people, while they knew they would be pretty satisfied with webOS, too, what they really wanted was to get the tablet...

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Even though the Kindle Fire was launched in the middle of the quarter, it still managed to steal approximately 2 million units in sales away from the iPad. The original projection was for 16... million units during the whole quarter, but the analysts now think they’ve only sold 13 million, which is 3 million short, out of which they think 2 million were lost to the Kindle Fire and abou...

net marketshare misleading stats

I’m getting really tired of arguing against Net Marketshare stats. Every month they post the same type of hugely misleading stats. But this month they’ve really surpassed themselves... in how much they are misleading people. There are so many things wrong with their stats, I barely know where to start.

Let’s start with the misleading tactic they keep using over and over ag...

inq-cloud-q

I never thought the “Facebook phone” idea will catch on, because I don’t think Facebook is “enough of a service” to warrant making a whole phone around it. Plus,... this was most likely a push from Facebook than anything else, which means it didn’t really come into the market in a natural way, and the market rejected it.

The “INQ Cloud Q”...

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Meizu have made a name for themselves in China, and their quality and powerful devices are starting to be acknowledged by the West, too, which means that it might not be long until they start... selling them to Europe and US, as well.

The dual core Meizu MX is already featuring a dual core Exynos chip from Samsung, and according to other rumors there will be a quad core Galaxy S3 that w...