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2/15/2011
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Meat, Mobile and Me

They were slicing a giant pork roast here in Barcelona at the Mobile World Congress, but all I could look at was the amazing array of mobile technologies the folks at Mobile Focus (put on by Pep Com but not affiliated with MWC) laid out. Exec producer Fritz Nelson, videographer Matt Conner and I avoided the carcass and spent our time checking a surprising array of mobile technologies. There were several main themes I noticed. Lots of announced but still unshipped devices were in use by the app m
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We keep hearing the PlayBook is going to be available "any day now." RIM reps told me end of first quarter, and that means within six weeks. But here's something interesting. Thanks to the speed offered by its TI dual-core processor, it might make a really decent gaming platform. RIM showed EA's Tetris and its fast-paced Need for Speed Undercover racing game. They'll be included for free with the PlayBook. They looked speedy. Look for our review and teardown whenever this thing ships.

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