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Dell CEO Michael Dell sat down with The Wall Street Journal to reflect upon the path his company has taken since he co-founded it in his dorm room some 26 years ago. Among the areas discussed: how the tablet's meteoric success surprised him, why Android tablets will pass the iPad in market share, where he sees the most company growth coming from (hint: investments, acquisitions, and partnerships). (Wall Street Journal)
Acer's Iconia tablet looks as good as the XOOM on paper and is up for pre-order for $450.
If you've ever played with an Acer netbook, you'll know the computer maker isn't adept at turning out high end products. But the Taiwanese company makes a good mid-range product, and they do it with razor-thin margins. This strategy is part of the reason they canned their CEO Gianfranco Lanci last week, saying MORESeth Weintraub - Apr 8, 2011 10:13 AM ET
Apple twisted facts and used an erroneous quotation to try to convince crowds that all other tablets had no shot at de-throning the iPad in 2011.
In what seems like a ritual at this point, I watched Apple's iPad 2 keynote in disbelief, noting the factual errors that kept coming up minute after minute. See previous:
How Steve Jobs turned a finger spot into a death grip
Google responds to Steve Jobs' activation counting accusations
Why does Android have Steve Jobs rattled?
So, let's get started: As part of the opening iPad bullet MORESeth Weintraub - Mar 3, 2011 9:20 AM ET
Initial Android Honeycomb Tablets will ship without Adobe's Flash (and that might be good!).
First spotted yesterday in the lower right hand corner of Verizon's (VZ) XOOM ad, Adobe's Flash will not be shipping on the first Android tablets to hit the market this week.
Adobe (ADBE) this morning acknowledged that it wouldn't be shipping Flash in some of the initial Honeycomb tablets.
Adobe will offer Flash Player 10.2 pre-installed on some tablets and MORESeth Weintraub - Feb 22, 2011 3:03 PM ET
Motorola's latest is the new high-end Android, yet its refinements mean long battery life and light weight.
Ever since the HTC EVO was released on Sprint (S) about a year ago, there has been some stagnation at the high end of the Android spectrum. Processors have maxed out at about 1GHz, screens are about 480x800ish and 720P output has become standard.
The Motorola (MMI) Atrix takes Android to the next level.
The screen MORESeth Weintraub - Feb 15, 2011 8:13 AM ET
Good, but probably not good enough.
If you can somehow see through the Honeycomb hysteria going on currently, you'll notice that another Android 2.2 tablet was released today. The Dell (DELL) Streak 7" tablet on T-Mobile is notable because it is the first to use a 4G network (quite well, I might add) and has a dual-core Nvidia Tegra processor, the same processor all of the fancy phones and tablets are going to MORESeth Weintraub - Jan 31, 2011 11:34 PM ET
Suddenly the smartphone in your pocket doesn't seem so hot.
Motorola's(MMI) Atrix was certainly the standout product of CES but I'm still waiting for some first hand usage before I'm ready to declare it a winner. The Atrix has a 4" 960x540 qHD display, dual core NVidia Tegra chip with 1GB of RAM. If those seem more like low-end computer specs than smartphone specs, it is no surprise then that the MORESeth Weintraub - Jan 28, 2011 3:36 PM ET
A curated selection of the weekend's most newsworthy tech stories from all over the Web.
"It's a complete work of fiction. There are no Victoria's Secret models in Silicon Valley ... I kind of wish my life were that cool." -- Former Facebook president Sean Parker on Justin Timberlake's portrayal of him in The Social Network (Reuters)Facebook issued a rare press release confirming it had raised $1 billion from investors in a deal MORE JP Mangalindan, Writer - Jan 24, 2011 6:00 AM ET
A curated selection of the day's most newsworthy tech stories from all over the Web.
Groupon is moving ahead with an initial public offering (IPO), which is expected to happen some time this spring. The daily deals site, which just recently raised a record $950 million, now values itself at $15 billion. (New York Times)
The launch for News Corp's heavily-publicized iPad newspaper, the Daily, has reportedly been pushed back several weeks MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Jan 14, 2011 8:34 AM ET
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