Tablet competition grows (week in review)
HP and Dell mix it up with new tablet PCs, while the U.S. seeks domain veto powers. Also: Android advances.
Dell and Hewlett-Packard up the ante in the tablet game, but Apple looks to raise the stakes.
Hewlett-Packard, a 9.7-inch device it's calling the TouchPad, along with the bombshell that its WebOS is headed to PCs. The TouchPad will run the company's WebOS, which it acquired along with Palm as part of a $1.2 billion deal in April.
The tablet features front-facing cameras for video chat, 16GB or 32GB of built-in memory, support for Adobe's Flash, and a 1.2GHz dual-core Snapdragon processor. Initially the TouchPad will be offered as a Wi-Fi only device, though HP said it plans to release a version with 3G/4G mobile connectivity down the line.
In a play for the business crowd, Dell expanded its foray into tablets with a Windows 7 Business Tablet, which will run on an Intel processor, could be available by midyear.
Meanwhile, Apple has the
In the proposed partnership, Windows Phone would become Nokia's principal OS, and phones would use Microsoft search and ad services.
Obama administration wants the power for it and other governments to veto future top-level domain names, raising questions about free expression and the role of states in shaping the Internet.
In new push to get legislation through Congress, senator invites giants like Google, Visa, and Verizon to testify about bill that would require them to accept a greater role in antipiracy operations.
Sun's old headquarters on the shore of San Francisco Bay will soon be home to Facebook, one of the fastest-growing companies in the tech industry.
With a 22.7 percent share of the global smartphone market in 2010 compared with 3.9 percent in 2009, Google's OS catches up to Nokia Symbian, which lost share last year.
Apple's iconic device is now being sold through a second carrier, but for all the pent-up anticipation, the lines are remarkably sparse.
Arianna Huffington announces she will become head of the newly formed Huffington Post Media Group, which appears set to integrate all HuffPo and AOL content, including Engadget and TechCrunch.
The MPAA files suit against a locker service accused of acting as a clearinghouse for pirated films. This is the first time the film industry has sued a cloud film service.
Last week, Google unveiled its effort to bring some of the greatest artworks to a global audience, Street View-style. One of the lead developers tells CNET how the project came to be.
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