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Nokia plans forked Android smartphone for Barcelona unveiling

Nokia plans to announce an Android-based smartphone at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona in two weeks, according to the Wall Street Journal.
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Intel to close its AppUp online app store

Intel is closing down its AppUp online application store as it sees a shift in the market and consumer needs.

You can get a new smartphone for half off at AT&T this week

AT&T kicked off a smartphone trade-in deal today that knocks 50% off the price of several of the newest smartphones -- including the iPhone 5 and Samsung Galaxy S4 -- subject to a new two-year agreement.

Lenovo and Apple grew as bottom fell out of PC market in Western Europe

PC shipments in Western Europe declined by 20.5% during the first quarter: The only vendors to see shipments grow were Lenovo and Apple, which returned to the top five.

End in sight for Intel's Atom netbook-specific processors

Intel's Atom processors designed for netbooks could be on their last leg, with analysts saying that the chip maker could be tweaking its product road map as PC sales tumble and tablet adoption widens.

Asus delays Taichi dual-screen ultrabooks

Asustek has delayed U.S. shipments for its dual-screen Taichi ultrabooks, which were available for order from retail sites like Amazon, Newegg and TigerDirect.

Acer ships $199 C7 Chromebook

Acer has started shipping the C7 Chromebook netbook starting at US$199 with Google's Chrome OS and Intel's Celeron processor.

Samsung 5-in. Galaxy S4 smartphone coming in February, report says

Samsung will announce a 5-in. Galaxy S4 at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona next February, according to company officials and executives at parts suppliers quoted in The Korea Times.

QuickPoll: Why are smaller tablets likely to dominate the tablet market?

Big tablets like the iPad will always be popular, especially among high- end buyers. But the future may belong to smaller, cheaper tablets like the Google Nexus 7 and the upcoming mini iPad. Why are smaller tablets likely to dominate the tablet market?

Tablets Will Be Preferred Devices by 2016

Tablets will become most users' main computing devices within the next four years, Forrester Research analyst Frank Gillett has predicted.

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Ultrabooks to get the CES spotlight, netbooks get the knife

With ultrabook announcements expected to get all the attention at next week's CES, it's important to lament the ill-fated netbook -- left for dead by a callous and capricious tech industry. Patrick Thobodeau explains.

iPad printing to an unsupported printer

A reader who wishes to remain unnamed shouldn't be so shy, as this is a perfectly lovely question. He or she writes:

Making iPads enterprise ready

CIOs continue to test the popular iPad tablet for enterprise applications. These pilots show potential, but the devices still have lots of limitations. Insider (registration required)

Bring Your Own Tech: 9 Things IT Needs To Know

Kraft, Whirlpool, Motorola Solutions and other employers are pioneering BYOT policies to drive productivity and reduce costs. Here's why your employees want this and what you need to do to make it happen. Insider (registration required)

Dell Latitude 2120: Slightly rugged, wildly overpriced

Dell touts the Latitude 2120 as the ideal netbook for business. That engenders the question: is an old-school, underperforming, under-screened netbook can really be an ideal solution for business computing?

Lenovo IdeaPad S205: A more stylish netbook

The Lenovo IdeaPad S205 shapes up as a very appealing, somewhat consumer-oriented alternative to the ThinkPad X120e.

So long, netbook. Hello, media tablet.

The netbook's day in the sun was short-lived, and it took Apple to show the way with 'tweener devices.

Samsung NC110 Netbook: Slow but Stylin'

Netbooks are so formulaic these days, it's difficult to stand out from the crowd. Samsung, in a small way, has managed that with the $330 (price as of May 11, 2011) NC110. With only the standard netbook 10.1-inch display, the typical 250GB hard drive, and the usual accoutrements, the NC110 instead makes an impression through a combination of styling, battery life, and software. Unfortunately, it also stands out as a slow performer.

Toshiba Mini NB305-N600: Style Over Substance

The Toshiba Mini NB305-N600 ($380 as of April 5, 2011) comes from the higher end of Toshiba's two-part netbook family. Nothing if not eager to meet your netbook needs, Toshiba offers its two basic models--the Mini NB300 and NB500 series--in a total of 11 configurations, and figuring out how they differ requires going through spec sheets with a magnifying glass. Of course, specs don't tell the whole story, anyway--and overall, the story isn't that compelling.

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