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This week, the Washington Post is the latest of the big, well known newspapers to add itself to the growing list of digital apps available on the iPad, alongside other well known names like the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Globe and Mail, The Times and more. But are these worth your time? Do they replace their paper versions, and do they deliver a good value for the price?


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Samsung Galaxy Tab now available in UK, hits US Nov 10

Posted by Patrick Lambert Categories: Google, Handhelds

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The Samsung Galaxy Tab is one of the most hyped Android tablets of the season, and it's almost here. The device sports a 7-inch display and runs Android 2.2. Samsung is claiming you'll get 7 hours of battery life out of the Galaxy Tab, which isn't bad at all.  Expect a front-facing camera, rear camera, and all the typical stuff you'd expect from Android (web, mail, Adobe Flash, 80,000 Android Marketplace apps.) While we've seen other Android based tablets come out this year, this is hailed as the first true iPad competitor.

The release date is this Monday, Nov 1st in the UK (that's today!), and it comes to North America later this month. Every major carrier will have it subsidized for around $400, with T-Mobile starting on Nov 10, following with Sprint on Nov 14 and then Verizon and US Cellular later on. Amazon also just added it to their listings for $699 without contract.

It's clear that this device is going to have a strong demand, it's the best tablet out there that isn't named "iPad," and with the holidays right around the corner, we're expecting this one to be a success for Samsung.

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How the iPad changed the life of a disabled little boy

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, Handhelds, Videos

While you can't really argue against the fact that the iPad has been a massive success for Apple, even outselling Mac computers last quarter, we know there are a bunch of people who write it off as just a  fad and who don't really see anything special about the device. However, it's becoming increasingly obvious that Apple was on to something that goes way beyond the argument of a closed App Store and the simple OS that so many complain about.

In the video above, you'll meet a 7-year old boy named Owen Cain. Owen was born with a debilitating motor-neuron disease that has left him almost completely motionless throughout his life. Needless to say, communication for him has been difficult. Then, a nurse had him try to play with an iPad, and he was able to use and interact with the device immediately, on his own. Take a look at the video above for the 


Deal of the Day: Save 38% on Lenovo ThinkPad X201

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Hot Deals, PC / Laptop

Lenovo ThinkPad X201 promo code

The  today offers up the Lenovo ThinkPad X201 tablet laptop at tremendous savings, up to 38% off. You can configure the ThinkPad X201 however you'd like, and the way it works is you get 15% off right off the bat, you get 20% off on purchases of $1,799 or more, 25% off more than $2,000, and 30% off a notebook costing more than $2,500. The Lenovo promo code is stackable, so you can combine it with other coupons, and we've found a configuration that saves you 38% off total:

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Don’t forget, if you’re looking for other deals, be sure to check out our Newegg Promo Code thread.


iPad coming to Verizon and ATT on October 28

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, Corporate News, Handhelds

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Not to be outdone by Amazon, Target, and Walmart selling the iPad, Verizon Wireless and AT&T brick-and-mortar locations will begin selling the  tablet beginning October 28. This marks the first time that Verizon is carrying an  device to date, and likely fuels speculation that the iPhone is coming to VZW in early 2011. They'll be bundling the iPads with their MiFi 2200 Intelligent Mobile Hotspot, with pricing set at $630, $730, and $830 for the 16, 32, and 64GB models respectively. Users will get 1GB of monthly data allowance for $20, contract-free. On the AT&T side of things, they'll be selling the WiFi + 3G model of the iPad, which connects to the AT&T 3G network, and users there will pay $15 for 200MB of data, or $25 for 2GB monthly, no contracts.

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Deal of the Day: $200 off HP TouchSmart tm2t multitouch tablet laptop

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Hot Deals, PC / Laptop

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If you’re looking for a multitouch tablet, check out our featuring the HP TouchSmart tm2t. It’s a 12-inch convertible tablet with multitouch display and a ULV Core i3 processor (which you can bump up to a Core i5 if that suites your fancy.) It also packs in the ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5450 512MB graphics chip. With the HP promo code and stackable coupon, you end up getting this bad boy at a $200 discount, saving you 19%.

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Don’t forget, if you’re looking for other deals, be sure to check out our Newegg Promo Code thread.


Amazon and Target now selling iPad

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, Corporate News, Handhelds

iPad Target AmazonBoth Amazon and Target are now selling the iPad, just in time for the holiday season. We’d previously mentioned that Target would get the iPad in October, but having major online retailer Amazon on board as well just gives more choice for the purchasing of the product—especially since most customers will be able to get it tax-free, along with free shipping for Amazon Prime customers. You can check out the iPad on Amazon now.


HP exec Todd Bradley refers to webOS tablet as PalmPad

Posted by John Kilhefner Categories: Handhelds, Rumors

Todd Bradley

The tablet slated for release in early 2011 hasn’t been given an official name, though an HP patent for ‘PalmPad’ led many to refer to it as such. Even HP’s Todd Bradley let this name slip during an Analyst Meeting.

“We’ve already announced the expansion of our future product portfolio well beyond smartphones. We’ll have a webOS-powered PalmPad that will be set for release early in 2011,” stated Bradley during the conference.

Whether or not Bradley let the official name slip or is just speaking in the vernacular is unclear; but PalmPad is a decent name that people are getting used to, so hopefully they don’t go a completely different route à la Ninendo’s Wii.

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BlackBerry Playbook: The RIM tablet

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Handhelds

BlackBerry Playbook tablet

Today (Research in Motion) finally introduced the world to the Playbook. The Playbook is a 7-inch tablet that RIM hopes will be a healthy competitor to the Apple , and runs its own custom version of the BlackBerry Tablet OS.

The insides of this thing sound pretty good as well, and almost put the iPad to shame: a dual-core 1GHz processor, 1GB RAM, front and rear facing cameras that both support high definition, Flash 10.1 with hardware acceleration, HDMI out, USB, and HTML5 support. It’s got a widescreen 1024 x 600 display that supports multi-touch, and RIM was proud to announce that the Playbook will connect with BlackBerry enterprise servers right out of the box. Now, on paper this thing sounds powerful, but it’s really going to be the UI and user experience in software that will make or break this thing.

RIM says that the Playbook isn’t just for business, and that its OpenGL support is perfect for gaming. It also has e-reader capabilities, and a full web browser, as previously mentioned. Expect the BlackBerry App World to make an appearance here as well, along with in-app purchase integration that developers will be able to tap in to. RIM also says that the BlackBerry Playbook will be offerred in 3G and 4G models in the future.


iPad comes to Target on October 3

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, Corporate News, Handhelds

iPad TargetIf you’ve wanted to pick up an but haven’t gotten around to it yet, you’ll have another option as far as purchasing location in a little over a week, as Target stores will start selling the Apple tablet on October 3 in both the WiFi and 3G flavors. Even better, if you’ve got a Target credit card, they’ll be having a 5% off special for the iPad beginning October 17th. The holiday season is upon us.


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