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HP’s John Rubenstein is probably kicking himself today. In a memo leaked to Pre Central website, the head of Palm Global Business Unit admitted to employees that the TouchPad, the company’s flagship tablet, needs work. While admitting one’s flaws is admirable, the fact that the memo was sent on the same day that the product was shipped to retailers does raise some eyebrows.
Considering the amount of hardware on the market, choosing a device can often have a lot to do with a mobile platform’s application ecosystem. As Wired’s Mike Isaac points out, over the past few years app markets have been springing up along with new hardware releases, all in varying states of maturity. Isaac compared the benefits and drawbacks of the top app stores, with the following observations.
Huawei, China’s largest mobile manufacture is set to unveil its first entry into the U.S. tablet market. The company will launch the MediaPad, a 7-inch tablet that will run version 3.2 of Google’s Android OS. According to TG Daily’s Mark Raby, devices running the new Android finally have a real shot at taking on Apple in the highly competitive tablet space.
High power consumption and short battery life have been the bane of mobile devices for as long as they’ve existed. But that might soon change with SuVolta PowerShrink platform. The transistor technology could help reduce power consumption on some of our most ubiquitous devices—smartphones, tablets, and notebook PCs.
Samsung has announced its Galaxy Tab 10.1 will be available exclusively at the Union Square Best Buy store in New York City starting on June 8, with availability expanding to all Best Buy locations on June 17. The WiFi-enabled tablet measures only 8.6 millimeters slim, making it the thinnest mobile tablet currently available in the world. The Galaxy Tab 10.1 starts at $499 for the 16GB model, with the 32GB version coming in at $599.
Amazon now joins Walmart, Target, Best Buy and eBay which all give instant trade-in quotes for used electronics. Its new Electronics Trade-In Store offers customers a way to trade in things like tablets, cell phones, MP3 players, cameras, and GPS devices for an Amazon.com gift card, regardless of where the device was originally purchased.