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With recent news and opinion flying around HP’s acquisition of Palm, we at ABI Research thought it important to take a step back and look at what this event means for HP, Palm and WebOS. It is well known that Palm needed a buyer who could sweep them off their feet and hit the ground ...

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Today, Nokia showcased the new Symbian^3 operating system on the new N8 smartphone. The combination of the new device and the new UI appear to have created the potential for a best in class user experience. I will withhold final judgment until I have held one in my hands, but the Nokia N8 promises ...

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28 days later…no there is no need for quotes or capital letters, because I’m not referring to the horror film of the same name, but rather this is how long Netflix customers will wait to rent new releases from Warner Bros., Fox, and Universal – the latter two new additions to the list.When Netflix ...

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Microsoft unveiled two handsets today – KINONE and KINTWO -- focused on addressing the social networking needs of young adults. Powered by the recently launched Windows Phone (aka Windows Mobile 7) operating system, the handsets were designed and manufactured in collaboration with Sharp Electronics. The devices will be exclusively available on the Verizon Wireless US network ...

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During the course of writing these blogs on my experience with the iPad, I said that one of my goals was to hopefully replace my laptop with the new Apple device. As I previously reported, I now have full Outlook capability for email, calendar and contacts on the iPad. I also have VPN connectivity into ...

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Yes the first Internet connected, Android-based TV will come from a Swedish company uniquely named People of Lava – which is also reportedly the first TV to be built in Sweden for several decades (presuming the units are ultimately built in Sweden).Not that other company names aren’t “unique” mind you, but I think in ...

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I am now getting into the swing of using the iPad. I've got the basics pretty well covered and I know how to add Apps to the device. I've given the iPages App a cursory look-see and it seems to be more or less compatible with Word.



Now for the acid test. Will ...

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My iPad arrived as scheduled just before lunch on Saturday, April 3. There were only a few items in the box; the iPad, of course; a USB to Apple connector cable, a small AC charger and a "document packet". This document packet had the world's shortest set-up guide, only a few lines:



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I received another email from Apple yesterday evening about my iPad that is currently somewhere over the Pacific. When I ordered my iPad I elected to have "expedited shipping". After I did this I was struck by the realization that "expedited shipping" doesn't mean much if we all receive our iPads on the same ...

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