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As Tablet Shipments Soar, Apple's iPad Faces a Mounting Challenge by Android Army

New report from research firm IDC shows tablet shipments up, and Apple's share of shipments fell.


Apple iPad 2: Tablet Is Thinner, Lighter, Faster to Use

The iPad 2 isn't the revolutionary product that the original iPad was, but it's a very good followup.


Star Wars Episode I to Go 3D in 2012

Attention Jar-Jar Binks fans! Lucasfilm will be releasing Star Wars Episode I in 3D next year.


What Google's Honeycomb Has That Apple's iOS Lacks

Widgets and notifications stand out as areas in which Apple needs to mount a challenge.


Apple iPad 2 an Evolutionary Upgrade That Maintains Apple's Tablet Lead

New tablet solidifies Apple’s lead over its Android competitors. The introduction of new media-oriented apps makes the iPad a more capable PC replacement.


A Thinner, Faster iPad 2 Ships March 11

The next iPad will have a dual-core processor, an up to two-times faster CPU, with up to nine-times faster graphics. Pricing starts at $499. iPad 2 also will be one-third thinner than iPad 1 and will sport built-in front and rear-facing cameras and an iOS 4.3 update.


Six Things I Love About Google's Android 3.0

Honeycomb has the chops to compete head-to-head with Apple's iOS. Here are six notable ways in which Google's interface team has improved Android.


Intel Thunderbolt Bolts Through Data Transfers

New technology--which debuts in Apple's new MacBook Pros--promises to significantly speed up data transfers.

Motorola Xoom: First Android 3.0 Tablet Impresses, but Drawbacks Remain

The Xoom is well-conceived and well-constructed, but some rough edges, a middling display, and a high price may deter early adopters.


Tablet Fever Rages at MWC

Several major trends emerged at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Here’s what lies ahead for tablets.


Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1 Set To Stand Out

As the tablet field gets more crowded, it's going to be the details that set devices apart.


HP TouchPad: Has HP Done Enough to Compete With Apple and Android?

Judging by what we're seeing from HP’s WebOS strategy, the company is on the right path to making its mark in the tablet universe.