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We know this will only end in nasty, partisan comments, but we wouldn't be doing our jobs if we didn't put the Motorola Xoom and Apple iPad 2 in the ring for an official CNET Prizefight.
Out of the gate, you guys can probably guess my feelings on these two tablets. I wrote CNET's rated reviews for both devices, and although I was optimistic enough about the Xoom to nominate it for CNET's Best of CES, the iPad 2 ultimately received my Editors' Choice.
The wild cards in this Prizefight are the other two judges. Eric … Read more
Update at 8:39 a.m. PT: Motorola Mobility denies the DigiTimes report and says it will not cease Xoom production after June.
Motorola Mobility plans to stop producing the Xoom by the end of June, a report claims.
Taiwan-based DigiTimes, which cited unnamed "upstream suppliers," reported yesterday that Motorola Mobility will meet its suppliers' forecast of ordering 700,000 to 800,000 Xoom units during the first quarter.
But over the next three months, the publication's sources say that Motorola Mobility will request fewer and fewer Xoom units. DigiTimes contends that the company will order 300,… Read more
When Hewlett-Packard bought Palm for $1.2 billion last year, executives at the computing giant said Palm's well-regarded WebOS mobile operating system would play a key role in their company's future.
As is often the case when corporate acquisitions are announced, HP's plans for Palm were long on vision and short on details. Executives recently gave the broad outlines of a plan to eventually place WebOS on every PC that HP ships, in addition to phones, tablets, and printers. Sounds interesting enough, and when exactly that will happen is still anyone's guess. But if HP doesn'… Read more
ORLANDO, Fla.--Day one at CTIA 2011 is done and despite a certain merger hanging over everyone's head, carriers and manufacturers didn't disappoint the crowd with new devices. A few announcements trickled out yesterday, but today was the day when companies rolled out the big guns. Here's a review of what we've seen so far.
For more day one coverage, check out Maggie Reardon's post on spectrum and this morning's keynote with the CEOs of AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon Wireless.
Sprint Like it has done the past few years, Sprint did its best to throw one of CTIA's biggest bashes. It started Monday making news even as much of the wireless nation was flying to Florida. The news that it would offer the first 4G (and first CDMA) Samsung Nexus S will please Android purists while Google Voice fans should welcome Sprint's plans to integrate the service into all of its phones.
Today, Sprint unveiled two additional Android devices, the Evo View and the Evo 3D. The former is a slightly revamped version of the HTC Flyer tablet that debuted last month as Mobile World Congress. Sprint kept almost everything, including HTC's Scribe technology, while adding WiMax support and a black finish. The Evo 3D meanwhile is a Gingerbread-equipped smartphone with the ability to record 3D video and shoots 3D still photos. … Read more
ORLANDO, Fla.--Along with a couple of smartphones, AT&T is adding a new tablet to its portfolio.
The carrier announced today here at CTIA 2011 that it will bring the Acer Iconia Tab A501 with 4G support later this summer. The Iconia Tab is an Android Honeycomb tablet with an Nvidia dual-core processor, a 10-inch WXGA multitouch screen, and 1080p HD video output via its HDMI port.
The tablet also has a 5-megapixel camera on the back and a front-facing camera for video calls. Additional details were rather scarce, and pricing was not released at this time. We … Read more
ORLANDO, Fla.--As expected, Samsung took the wraps off of a new tablet today at CTIA 2011, and there's not just one brand-spanking new device but actually two: the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 and the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1.
Not to be confused with the other Galaxy Tab 10.1, which was introduced at Mobile World Congress, this version, along with the Tab 8.9, claim to be the "world's thinnest tablets" at just 8.6 millimeters thin. By comparison, the iPad 2 is just a hair thicker at 8.8 millimeters.
Samsung … Read more
ORLANDO, Fla.--Well, T-Mobile certainly isn't holding back. Along with news of the T-Mobile G2X, pricing for the T-Mobile Sidekick 4G, and the Nokia Astound, the carrier finally revealed pricing for the T-Mobile G-Slate by LG. The Honeycomb tablet will cost $529.99 with a two-year contract and after a $100 mail-in rebate.
It's a lot of dough and commitment, but the G-Slate also comes with a couple of features not found on other tablets, including 4G support on T-Mobile's HSPA+ network and the ability to record and play back 3D video, with the use of glasses … Read more
The Intel executive who led Intel's so-far-unsuccessful push into smartphones and tablets quit as that business comes under unrelenting competitive pressure from companies like Apple, Qualcomm, and Nvidia.
Anand Chandrasekher, who had been senior vice president and general manager of Intel's Ultra Mobility Group, announced today that he will be leaving Intel to "pursue other interests." Effective immediately, Mike Bell and Dave Whalen, both vice presidents of Intel Architecture Group (IAG), will co-manage the group, which is responsible for building Atom chips that go into smartphones and tablets.
This follows the departure last year of Eric … Read more
The Xoom, which won CNET's Best of CES award earlier this year, runs on Android's Honeycomb OS. Features include a 10.1-inch wide-screen HD display, a 1GHz dual-core processor and 1 GB of RAM, the usual suite of Google maps and applications, and HTML Web browser with Adobe Flash Player, a 5-megapixel camera, a front-facing 2-megapixel camera, a microSD card slot, and Bluetooth.
The device will cost $… Read more