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It’s being reporting today that HP/Palm is preparing to release the “PalmPad” next month. The story is accompanied by a diagram showing the PalmPad. I thought the diagram looked familiar, and a brief investigation shows it’s the same diagram shown by HP of the HP Slate. Read more »

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Remote health monitoring generated €7.6 billion globally in 2010, an amount destined to grow as this nascent area of healthcare is used more heavily in the future. Chronic health conditions such as diabetes, cardiac conditions and asthma are successfully treated wtih home monitoring using mobile technology. Read more »

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Join James, Matt and Kevin live for this week’s audio podcast where they’ll cover the week’s mobile technology news and share experiences with the latest software, hardware and web services. If you missed the live show, you can grab an MP3 audio recording and listen later. Read more »

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Amazon has rolled out a major new version of the Kindle app for Android that adds magazines and newspapers to the standard e-book fare. The app also adds shopping capability within the app, making it easier to browse for new content, and usability improvements. Read more »

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The Amazon content juggernaut rambles on with the release of the Amazon MP3 app to the BlackBerry platform. The music store is available in the BlackBerry App World and brings the popular features “Free Song of the Day” and “Amazon’s Daily Deal” to the BlackBerry faithful. Read more »

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This year has seen netbooks decline in popularity and the rise of the tablet to a level few predicted. Apple set the stage for tablet popularity with the release of the iPad that took the world by storm, and Android tablets are hitting the market. Read more »

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Google dominated the Android news this week, as the company announced a number of products and updates. Front and center was the Nexus S and Gingerbread (Android 2.3), and we had a quick unboxing video. Gmail got Priority Inbox support, and YouTube got a facelift. Read more »

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Google announced a program for Chrome OS yesterday, and it’s clear they mean business as the company has taken delivery of 60,000 of the notebooks. The Cr-48 Chrome notebook that Google demonstrated will be sent to chosen applicants to test Chrome OS on the unbranded notebook. Read more »

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RIM knows it faces stiff competition in the tablet space when it releases its PlayBook, and since apps will be key, the company has started accepting them for App World for consideration. Developers submitting an app that gets accepted to App World get a free PlayBook. Read more »

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Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) may be coming with new capabilities, but Froyo (Android 2.2) already has a feature that’s under-utilized by most users. Google has included sophisticated voice input technology in Froyo that can turn handling an Android phone into a largely hands-free experience Read more »

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Google opened its e-book store today and released a reader app for Android today. Google Books is a no-frills app as is common with Google’s first efforts, but it handles the basic tasks well. A cool feature lets you read books from the original scanned page. Read more »

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Join James, Matt and Kevin live for this week’s audio podcast where they’ll cover this week’s mobile technology news and share experiences with the latest software, hardware and web services. If you missed the live show, you can grab an MP3 audio recording. Read more »

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Smartphones with big touch screens are popular, but RIM has gone old-school with the BlackBerry Style. The Style is a modern adaptation of the flip phone, and given RIM’s attention to detail and the new BlackBerry 6 operating system the handset works the form surprisingly well. Read more »

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The Samsung Galaxy Tab is the first Android tablet to make a serious run at the iPad, and with Angry Birds now on Android the question is how well does the game run on the Tab? Check out this video showing bird flinging in glorious hi-res. Read more »

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Those looking for a new smartphone should check out the penny sale at Amazon Wireless. BGR reports that all Verizon Droid smartphones are only one red cent through Nov. 22, and investigation shows there are also BlackBerry devices, including the brand new Torch on AT&T. Read more »

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Join James, Matt and Kevin live for this week’s audio podcast where they’ll cover this week’s mobile technology news and share experiences with the latest software, hardware and web services. If you missed the live show, you can grab an MP3 audio recording and listen later. Read more »

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Amazon is bringing the e-book more in line with the paper variety with the ability to give Kindle e-books as gifts this year. Giving that special book to a friend or family member is always a good gift, and now that includes the digital variety. Read more »

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Mobile healthcare is poised for major progress through incorporating technology, but a new study shows the FDA is negatively impacting this process in general. Companies trying to leverage technology in healthcare are finding that once the FDA gets involved, it becomes a time-consuming, expensive process. Read more »

Angry Birds

The Angry Birds phenomenon just keeps rocking the mobile world, and soon a second Android version will be rocking low-end handsets with older versions of the OS. Performance issues are forcing Rovio to develop this version to address the diversity of devices running Android today. Read more »

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