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Hewlett-Packard in the next few days will ship the $169 Slate 7, the company's first product for the consumer tablet market since the spectacular failure of the WebOS-based TouchPad in 2011.
After conquering the low end of the tablet market with the Kindle Fire, Amazon may be getting ready to invade the living room with a television set-top box.
Amazon.com continues the global expansion of its Appstore by announcing that developers can submit their apps for sale in another 200 countries around the world.
Amazon's 32GB Kindle Fire HD has already undercut most of the competition, and the company just reduced its price by another 20 percent.
Amazon fired a shot at rival cheap tablet makers Wednesday by dropping the price of its Kindle Fire HD 8.9-inch tablet to $269 and up.
A survey from FixYa details the most common complaints with the leading 7-inch slates.
Amazon.com has opened its Maps API to all Kindle developers, who can now use it to integrate maps in their applications for the Kindle Fire family of tablets.
The name Foxconn has become shorthand for the human costs of building the iPhone in China, linking Apple to bad publicity about worker suicides, deaths from a plant explosion and rioting factory workers. But many other companies besides Apple contract with the Taiwan-based firm to build their products.