In selling its own tablet computer called Nexus 7, Google Inc. is entering a market dominated by Apple Inc. Six out of every 10 tablets shipped last year were iPads, according to research firm IHS iSuppli. Google’s new tablet is being made by AsusTek Computer Inc., a Taiwanese company.
Google is teaming with Asia-based hardware makers on a low-priced, seven-inch tablet computer to challenge offerings by Amazon.comand Apple, reports said Thursday.
Apple is testing a tablet computer with a smaller screen than the hot-selling iPad, The Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday.
South Korea’s Samsung Electronics has teamed up with Microsoft to make a new tablet computer powered by the US software giant’s latest operating system, a report said Thursday.
TOKYO—Sony’s first tablet computer will hit the Japanese market on September 17 as the company looks to take on Apple’s popular iPad, the electronics giant said Thursday. The Sony Tablet will be powered by Google’s Android software, allowing users to download content such as books, movies and games. The Sony Tablet “S” series with a [...]
CANADIAN MOBILE device maker Research in Motion (RIM) is finally bringing the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet computer—one of the most awaited gadgets in the market today—to the Philippines. The company last week announced that the PlayBook, which is unofficially sold by some retailers in the country, would now be available for pre-orders starting today up to [...]
SEOUL, South Korea — Samsung plans to roll out its top line Galaxy S II smartphone in the United States next month. Shin Jong-kyun, president of the company’s mobile communications business, made the announcement Wednesday at the South Korean launch of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet computer. Shin did not say, however, exactly when during [...]
RANCHO PALOS VERDES- Google on Wednesday began testing an Offers service that delivers local bargains to smartphone “wallets” in a challenge to online bargain hot spot Groupon. Google Offers, working in conjunction with the Wallet mobile payment platform for Android smartphones, began testing in Portland, Oregon and plans to expand to New York City, and [...]
TAIPEI – Tablets that match the iPad but at a cheaper price. Slimmer, more powerful notebooks. At Computex, Asia’s top IT fair, manufacturers are showing how they plan to face the challenge from Apple’s iconic product. Taiwan-based Compal Electronics made its name as a producer of notebooks for big-league brands like Dell and Toshiba, but [...]