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10 Tablets That Will Shake Up 2012

Big screens, small screens, with and without Windows, some with keyboards, and everything in between. Here's a sneak peek at the diverse batch of tablets expected this fall.
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Barnes & Noble's 7-inch Nook Tablet is due for a refresh. Critics have praised the crispness and clarity of its VividView color touchscreen, but its 1024-by-600 resolution is last year's news. Indeed, the Nook Tablet's biggest challenge its distinguishing itself among a growing throng of competitors. CNET reported that B&N's next 7-inch slate, expected to arrive this fall, will feature "revolutionary screen technology." The usual anonymous sources have revealed few details, other than that the new Nook display was developed in-house by Barnes & Noble and a third party. Given the bookseller's recently announced partnership with Microsoft, might that third party be based in Redmond?

Perhaps B&N will debut a hybrid screen, one similar to Qualcom's mirasol, which combines the best features of LCD and e-ink technologies. A mirasol screen doesn't have a backlight, but rather uses microscopic mirrors to reflect ambient light, making the color display easy to read both indoors and out.

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jkwalker111
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jkwalker111,
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8/6/2012 | 7:08:10 PM
re: 10 Tablets That Will Shake Up 2012
Any new 7 inch Android tablets in the works - aside from Amazon's and B&N's? Or, has the Google's Nexus 7 shut down that market for any new offerings from Asus/Tosh/Other?
Leo Regulus
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Leo Regulus,
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8/6/2012 | 6:27:26 PM
re: 10 Tablets That Will Shake Up 2012
(1) Where is the 'Letters to the Editor' Link??
(2) Very disappointing choice of article format
(3) Where is the .pdf option ??
(4) Where is the 'View-as-one-page' option ??
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