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Teens Still Greasily Covet iPhone, But Find Android Tablets Increasingly “Fetch”

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Piper Jaffray has once again asked the teenage blight upon our fair nation to stop popping pimples and sexting for a second to tell them what gadgets they want to buy next year. And, duh, it’s the iPhone.

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Amazon To Launch 4.7-inch iPhone Competitor By End Of Year [Rumor]

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Last year it seemed as though everyone was certain Amazon would follow up the success of the Kindle Fire with an Amazon branded smartphone to take on the iPhone. Instead, Jeff Bezos unleashed the Kindle Fire HD on the world.

The rumor mill is back with more Amazon smartphone rumors, as a new report claims Amazon is getting close to finishing its smartphone that will launch later this year.

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13-Inch Wacom Cintiq Will Go Great With Your 13-Inch MacBook Air

Wacom has announced a new baby Cintiq graphics tablet. The new 13-inch model joins the plus-sized 22 and 24-inchers in the lineup, and will let travelling designers and artists work on the go.

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Android Tablets Will Outsell iPads In 2013, But iPad Will Still Dominate Market Until 2017

Cheap Android tablets are stealing the iPad's market share.

Cheaper Android tablets are stealing the iPad’s market share.

There’s good news and bad news for both iOS and Android fans in the latest report from research firm IDC.

The good news (for Android) is that by the end of this year, Android will account for most of the tablets in the world, with a 48.8% marketshare to Apple’s 46 percent.

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Wacom: We’re Working On Our Own Multi-Touch Tablet

Wacom: We’re Working On Our Own Multi-Touch Tablet

Wacom is readying a pressure-sensitive tablet of its own. The source of this “rumor”? Wacom itself, via its Facebook page. And being from Wacom, it’ll have a pressure-sensitive pen, plus multi touch and some more mystery features.

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World’s Lightest Tablet Is Far From World’s Best [MWC 2013]

World’s Lightest Tablet Is Far From World’s Best [MWC 2013]

mwc2013bug-coaBARCELONA, MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS – The iPad mini weighs just 308 grams. The NEC Medias Tab weighs even less: 249 grams (forgive me for not converting to ounces, but this is 2013).

And yet despite this relatively big difference, the Tab doesn’t really feel much lighter.

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The iPad Accounts For 81% Of U.S. Tablet Web Traffic, Kindle Fire Grabs 7.7% [Chart]

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Even though Android has been dominating the smartphone marketshare, the tablet wars are a completely different story as the iPad is clearly the most popular device while all Android tablets are struggling to gain significant usage.

In a new report from the Chitika Ad Network, Apple’s iPad now accounts for 81% of U.S. tablet web traffic. The iPad is so far ahead of the Android tablets, that even if you combined the top 3 performing Android tablets marketshare, they still would look insignificant next to the iPad’s numbers.

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IDC: Apple’s iPad Is Mercilessly Crushing Tablet Competitors [Report]

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Three years after the first iPad, and a worthy contender has yet to Surface (pardon the pun).

Apple is leading the post-PC revolution, and the numbers prove it. Research firm IDC has released its results for the fourth holiday quarter of 2012, and tablet shipments were threw the roof. The iPad is leading the way with 43.6% market share. Samsung and Amazon are trailing behind in a distant second and third.

22.9 million iPads were sold last quarter alone. Shipments were bolstered by Apple’s release of the iPad mini and fourth-gen Retina iPad. What’s crazy is that the iPad is still so unbelievably dominant that every other tablet competitor is barely a blip on Apple’s radar.

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Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition ‘Hit A Snag’ On Android, Team Already Working On Sequel For iOS

Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition ‘Hit A Snag’ On Android, Team Already Working On Sequel For iOS

According to Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition Creative Director, Trent Oster, the development team has “hit a snag” in getting the game up and running on Android OS.

According to a Tweet on his Twitter account, Oster says that the Android version of the highly regarded RPG will be a bit longer in development.

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Improved Tablet UI For Google News Begins Rolling Out To U.S. Users

Improved Tablet UI For Google News Begins Rolling Out To U.S. Users

Google is finally getting around to updating the Google News experience for tablet users. While this change most likely has to do with the surge in Nexus tablet sales, it’s a welcomed update for all. Tablet users (yes, even you iPad users) will now enjoy a more intuitive experience when catching up on current news via the Google News website.

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