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When Samsung's Galaxy Note smartphone went on sale in the U.S. in February, two things made it, um, noteworthy. At 5.3?, its display was the largest one ever offered on a phone. And the Note came with Samsung's S Pen, a precision stylus which let you jot notes and sketch pictures without jabbing at the screen with your finger.

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The Number: Samsung the new Apple?updated: Tue Jul 10 2012 06:11:00

In The Number, CNN's Erin Burnett talks about why Samsung could be the new Apple.

Are you a neophile?updated: Wed Mar 21 2012 12:41:00

Psychologists say neophilia is behind the iPad excitement. CNN's Josh Levs reports.

Does the new iPad have an overheating problem?updated: Wed Mar 21 2012 12:41:00

The new iPad may be a hot item in more ways than one.

New iPad has a smart-cover problemupdated: Tue Mar 20 2012 15:34:00

Magnets: How do they work? Differently on the new iPad than on the iPad 2, it has emerged -- and that's bad news for anyone with an old or third-party smart cover.

2010: iPad becomes one pricey cat toyupdated: Fri Mar 16 2012 07:24:00

Iggy is just one of many cats on YouTube caught playing with Apple's new iPad.

Is there a viable alternative to the iPad?updated: Fri Mar 16 2012 07:24:00

Apple's new iPad goes on sale on Friday. It's not the iPad 3, or the iPad HD, but the new iPad. That's great, but should you buy the new Apple tablet or opt for a different tablet? After all it's not the only tablet on the block.

Apple unveils new iPadupdated: Thu Mar 08 2012 05:30:00

Apple on Wednesday unveiled its long-awaited next-generation iPad.

Why doesn't the 'new iPad' have a name?updated: Thu Mar 08 2012 05:30:00

At the pep rally where Apple debuted its third-generation tablet computer, one question was on everyone's lips: So, what do we call this thing?

CNNMoney: Apple likely to unveil iPad 3 on March 7updated: Tue Feb 28 2012 17:39:00

Apple is expected to announce the iPad 3 at a "special event" in California next week.

Rumors of new iPads heat up as 2012 arrivesupdated: Fri Dec 30 2011 12:28:00

You may have just unwrapped your new iPad 2, but rumors are already swirling about the iPad 3.

The Top 10 tech trends for 2012updated: Mon Dec 19 2011 12:56:00

From the continuing rise of tablet devices to the daily-deals craze and the return of the Internet IPO, 2011 has been a transformative year for technology.

Samsung offers $2 smartphoneupdated: Fri Dec 09 2011 05:33:00

Samsung is offering its latest Galaxy S II smartphone for $2 to some customers in Sydney, Australia.

Samsung wins fight against Apple in Australiaupdated: Fri Dec 09 2011 05:33:00

Samsung Electronics' tablet computer, the Galaxy Tab, will be available to consumers in Australia in the coming days, after the South Korean electronics giant scored a victory against Apple in a legal battle that had blocked the product from going on sale.

Tablet computers are a game-changer in professional sportsupdated: Sat Nov 12 2011 11:29:00

In the halls of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers practice facility, players can be seen carrying iPads everywhere they go.

Study: Tablet users are rich, educated, news-lovingupdated: Wed Oct 26 2011 12:00:00

Owners of iPads and other tablet devices tend to be news junkies who are wealthier and more highly educated than than the general population, according to a new report.

Smaller, cheaper tablets could become a big dealupdated: Wed Oct 26 2011 11:51:00

Smaller tablet computers that are significantly more affordable and portable than the iPad are finally starting to hit the United States -- and they could hit a crucial sweet spot in the consumer market.

T-Mobile's $200 tablet to compete with Kindle Fireupdated: Thu Oct 13 2011 10:46:00

2011 was supposed to be the year of the tablet. After the 2010 launch of the iPad demonstrated there was a lucrative market for consumer-class slates, all the key consumer electronics manufacturers strapped Android to their would-be iPad killers, hoping to catch up to Apple's massive lead.

Amazon's Kindle Fire unveiledupdated: Thu Oct 13 2011 10:46:00

CNN's Maggie Lake takes a look at the Amazon's latest tablet - the Kindle Fire.

CNNMoney: We like our PCs -- but love our Macsupdated: Tue Sep 20 2011 14:18:00

Americans' satisfaction with their personal computers is at an all-time high, but buyers' happiness with Apple's Macs continues to top Windows PCs.

Apple blocks sale of Samsung tablet in Europeupdated: Tue Aug 09 2011 18:08:00

Apple won a significant victory on Tuesday in its campaign against Samsung Electronics over alleged intellectual-property infringements.

Skype now available for the iPadupdated: Tue Aug 02 2011 14:41:00

After a false start late Monday, Skype has officially landed on the iPad.

Motorola's Android tablet sales fizzle outupdated: Fri Jul 29 2011 08:06:00

Motorola announced dismal device sales in its earnings report on Thursday, with tablets faring near the worst among the company's products.

Team Android Tablet adds playersupdated: Mon Jul 18 2011 07:17:00

The Android cabal is reuniting in a new territory.

CNNMoney: HP TouchPad tablet debuts to mixed reviewsupdated: Fri Jul 01 2011 05:44:00

HP's TouchPad tablet went on sale Friday for $499, the same price as the iPad.

More Americans buying e-readers than tablets, study saysupdated: Tue Jun 28 2011 12:38:00

Ads touting Apple's iPad seem to be everywhere, but e-readers such as Amazon.com's Kindle and Barnes & Noble's Nook are actually more popular with consumers, according to a new report from the Pew Internet and American Life Project.

CNNMoney: HP TouchPad tablet coming July 1 for $499updated: Thu Jun 09 2011 15:36:00

HP's iPad rival now has a launch date: The HP TouchPad tablet will go on sale July 1 starting at $499, the same price as the iPad.

Mac, PC users bash each other over survey resultsupdated: Mon Apr 25 2011 13:25:00

Oh, you Mac and PC users. You sure don't like each other much.

To take on Apple, new tablets go where iPad won'tupdated: Fri Mar 25 2011 14:47:00

Electronics manufacturers have all the pieces they need to create a great competitor to the iPad.

CNNMoney: SXSW crowd swarms for iPad 2 launchupdated: Sat Mar 12 2011 12:49:00

The new iPads have landed -- and the throngs turned out to greet them.

iPad 2 goes on sale Fridayupdated: Fri Mar 11 2011 04:29:00

The 2nd incarnation of the iPad -- the gadget that's become practically synonymous with tablet computing -- goes on sale Friday.

Samsung exec: Our tablet is 'inadequate'updated: Fri Mar 04 2011 17:09:00

In a refreshingly honest statement, Samsung's mobile division VP Lee Don-Joo admitted that the iPad 2 made some parts of Samsung's 10.1-inch Galaxy Tab look "inadequate," and the iPad 2's pricing might force Samsung to lower the price of its tablet.

iPad prices drop as iPad 2 approachesupdated: Thu Mar 03 2011 16:06:00

With the iPad 2 going on sale in a week, Apple appears to be working to unload its remaining inventory of the tablet computer's first generation.

Apple's Jobs unveils the iPad 2updated: Thu Mar 03 2011 11:19:00

With a surprise appearance by CEO Steve Jobs, Apple on Wednesday debuted the iPad 2, updating the gadget that's become practically synonymous with tablet computing.

CNNMoney: Why Apple needs to kill it with the iPad 2 eventupdated: Wed Mar 02 2011 10:36:00

You wouldn't think that Apple, the largest and most hyped-up tech company on the planet, would have anything left to prove. But Wednesday's iPad 2 announcement will be an important test for the company.

CNNMoney: 102 tablets - but no real iPad rivals yetupdated: Tue Mar 01 2011 05:16:00

Before Apple released its iPad last April, skeptics loudly protested that consumers didn't want or need tablets.

FAA approves iPads for pilots' electronic chartsupdated: Mon Feb 28 2011 15:05:00

From the earliest days of aviation, pilots have relied upon paper maps to help find their way. Even in an era of GPS and advanced avionics, you still see pilots lugging around 20 pounds or more of charts.

Immigrants more inclined to use tablet computers, study showsupdated: Mon Feb 28 2011 11:36:00

Are immigrants to the U.S. more likely than the general American population to adopt tablet computers? New research from Rebtel, a global mobile VOIP provider, indicates that this might be true.

Apple to unveil new iPad on March 2updated: Mon Feb 28 2011 08:17:00

It's pretty much official: After months of anticipation, Apple on Wednesday sent out invitations to a March 2 press event where the company is expected to unveil the new version of its iPad tablet computer.

CNN debuts app for Android tabletsupdated: Thu Feb 24 2011 14:30:00

CNN on Thursday became one of the first companies other than Google to offer an app designed specifically for Android tablets, including the just-released Motorola Xoom.

Verizon Xoom debuts Thursday for $600 with two-year contractupdated: Tue Feb 22 2011 17:50:00

Motorola Mobility's Xoom, a tablet running Google's newest Android software, will go on sale at Verizon Wireless stores on Thursday, the cellular carrier announced.

HP unveils tablet, phonesupdated: Mon Feb 21 2011 10:08:00

HP on Wednesday unveiled the TouchPad, a tablet device that will go on sale this summer and compete with Apple's iPad.

Why nobody can match the iPad's priceupdated: Mon Feb 21 2011 10:08:00

When Steve Jobs introduced the iPad last January, the biggest surprise wasn't the actual product. (Many shrugged and called the iPad a "bigger iPhone.") It was the price: Just $500.

A look at the iPad and tech trendsupdated: Thu Feb 10 2011 11:38:00

Wall Street Journal's tech columnist Walt Mossberg explains the competitions among tablets and tech trends.

Apple iPad 2 now in productionupdated: Thu Feb 10 2011 11:38:00

Apple's production partners are already hard at work on the new model of iPad, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal.

Don't count out the iPad competitorsupdated: Thu Feb 03 2011 22:56:00

Amidst reports that the Samsung may be touting inflated numbers for sales of its Galaxy Tab tablet -- and reports that those that do buy the device are returning it at an alarming rate -- one might jump to the conclusion that Apple has little to be worried about in the way of competitors to its iPad.

'The Daily' and iPad: A revolution in reading?updated: Thu Feb 03 2011 03:17:00

With its glossy touch screen and adaptable content, Apple's iPad is reviving longer-form reading, according to a recent report.

Hands-on with the Dell Streak 7 tabletupdated: Tue Feb 01 2011 08:00:00

For those of you with lengthy tech-toy wish lists and not-so-deep pockets, T-Mobile's new tablet offering may provide the answer you've been waiting for.

CES has tablets galore, but why can't we touch them?updated: Fri Jan 07 2011 16:19:00

Touch-screen tablets are poised to flood the market soon.

Tablets and 3-D sans glassesupdated: Fri Jan 07 2011 16:19:00

CNN's Dan Simon visits Las Vegas to preview what new gadgets are going to make waves at the Consumer Electronics Show.

What's all this #CES business about?updated: Wed Jan 05 2011 16:37:00

If you spend any time on the internet or with geeky friends this week, you're sure to come across an acronym that's pervasive in the world of technology each January: CES.

The 10 most significant gadgets of 2010updated: Fri Dec 31 2010 07:49:00

When this year began, we were feverishly speculating about an Apple tablet, looking forward to 3-D TV sets, and optimistically waiting for the end of the cable companies' cruel grip on our wallets.

How the iPad changed 2010updated: Fri Dec 17 2010 10:52:00

Less than a year ago, some technology pundits questioned whether Apple's "iTablet" would find any buyers.

Survey: iPad trails computer mouse on seniors' holiday gift listsupdated: Tue Nov 23 2010 19:04:00

Some technology prognosticators see the success of touch-screen tablets as an eventual death knell for the computer mouse.

BlackBerry video pits PlayBook against iPadupdated: Tue Nov 16 2010 15:50:00

Hoping to improve its footing in the burgeoning tablet wars, RIM on Tuesday released a video that it says shows its forthcoming BlackBerry PlayBook outperforming Apple's iPad.

Apple teases 100+ new features in iPad software updateupdated: Tue Nov 09 2010 15:50:00

The iPad will get its first major software upgrade this month when an update to its operating system is rolled out for the tablet computer, according to Apple.

MacBook Air may fly through airport securityupdated: Tue Oct 26 2010 09:29:00

Perhaps Apple should have called its new laptop the MacBook Airport.

HP Slate: The $800 business netbook without a keyboardupdated: Fri Oct 22 2010 07:39:00

HP has at last revealed its long-awaited Slate, an 8.9-inch tablet with capacitive multi-touch and running Windows 7.

Apple's new MacBook Air: As if a laptop 'hooked up' with an iPadupdated: Thu Oct 21 2010 07:20:00

While Apple's Wednesday event was called "Back to the Mac," much of the undertones harkened back to its popular touch-screen products.

CNNMoney: Tablets that will -- and won't -- be in holiday stockingsupdated: Fri Oct 15 2010 07:51:00

Tablet computers are poised to be a hit for the holidays. Some tech companies will score big -- while others won't have a tablet at all.

CNNMoney: Verizon to start selling iPad Oct. 28updated: Thu Oct 14 2010 13:51:00

Verizon Wireless will begin selling Apple's iPad at its 2,000 retail stores nationwide on Oct. 28, the companies announced Thursday.

So, who's still buying Netbooks?updated: Thu Sep 09 2010 11:12:00

While PC makers are running full-speed to chase the iPad's success, it's notable that just as quickly they've stopped talking about Netbooks.

iPad competitors are lining upupdated: Tue Sep 07 2010 10:43:00

Apple's iPad may finally have some competition.

Samsung launches iPad competitorupdated: Fri Sep 03 2010 00:40:00

Richard Quest talks to Samsung's Simon Stanford about the company's Android powered tablet set to compete with the iPad.

Samsung: Galaxy Tab has leg up on Apple iPadupdated: Fri Sep 03 2010 00:40:00

When Samsung debuted its Galaxy Tab on Thursday, it made a bold claim: the device is at least as good as today's dominant tablet, Apple's iPad.

iPad competitors struggling to catch upupdated: Wed Aug 18 2010 09:42:00

Some of the world's biggest electronics companies are readying an assault on the tablet market. But before they even begin, they find themselves at an early disadvantage.

CNNMoney: Ballmer: Microsoft feels tablet 'urgency'updated: Sat Jul 31 2010 17:19:00

Microsoft Chief Executive Steve Ballmer said Thursday that the software giant is urgently working with its partners to unveil a host of tablet computers running Windows 7, to compete with Apple's fast-selling iPad.

People sue Apple over 'overheating' iPadsupdated: Wed Jul 28 2010 16:47:00

Three iPad users claim that because the iPad will shut itself off after remaining in direct sunlight for long enough, it fails to meet the promises Apple made about using the device as an e-book reader.

The iPad goes to college this fallupdated: Tue Jul 27 2010 09:06:00

The iPad is about to have its academic chops put to the test this fall in a number of programs around the country.

CNNMoney: Apple sells 3 million iPadsupdated: Tue Jun 22 2010 12:42:00

Less than three months after its iPad launch, Apple sold its 3 millionth unit of the table device on Monday, the company announced.

Finding new uses for the iPadupdated: Tue Jun 22 2010 08:10:00

In our household, we've had more than two full months to get used to Apple's iPad, the device Steve Jobs promised us was 9.7 inches of magical computing.

Even dolphins love the iPadupdated: Wed Jun 02 2010 18:25:00

It seems that yet another member of the animal kingdom has taken a liking to the iPad -- dolphins.

Apple sells 2 million iPads in less than 60 daysupdated: Mon May 31 2010 11:23:00

Apple says that it has sold more than 2 million iPads since the device debuted April 3rd.

FAQ: What makes a tablet a tablet?updated: Fri May 28 2010 11:50:00

Pop quiz: Which one is the true tablet? Apple iPad, JooJoo, Dell Streak, or HP Slate?

iPad in Hong Kong before global releaseupdated: Thu May 27 2010 03:09:00

CNN.com's Kevin Voigt goes behind the scenes of Hong Kong's "gray market" sales of iPads.

As iPad goes global, the birth of a new market?updated: Thu May 27 2010 03:09:00

As Apple's iPad is released in nine overseas markets on Friday, industry watchers wonder if they are seeing the birth of a new market or a geek niche product.

iPad is on pace to outsell Macsupdated: Fri May 21 2010 15:15:00

Sales of the iPad are already outpacing those of the Mac in the United States, according to an analyst's calculations.

Can anyone compete with Apple's iPad?updated: Tue May 04 2010 11:07:00

If you want to buy a consumer-friendly tablet computer today and you don't want to purchase Apple's iPad, you're pretty much out of luck.

Israel reverses its iPad banupdated: Sun Apr 25 2010 03:52:00

Israel has reversed a ban on the iPad, Apple's tablet computer, and said users can bring in the device without worrying that customs officials will seize it.

Israel confiscating iPadsupdated: Wed Apr 21 2010 12:38:00

Israel is blocking travelers from bringing the Apple iPad into the country. CNN's Kevin Flower reports.

iPad hits Hong Kong -- before global releaseupdated: Thu Apr 08 2010 12:11:00

The iPad may have exclusively launched in the United States on Saturday, but by Monday hundreds were available in the stores of Hong Kong -- thanks to the city's laissez faire retail laws and the work of traders such as Ronald Leung.

CNNMoney: Apple: 300,000 iPads sold on day oneupdated: Mon Apr 05 2010 17:42:00

Apple said Monday it sold 300,000 iPads in the United States on the first day the highly anticipated tablet device was available in stores.

iPad: Deal or dud?updated: Mon Apr 05 2010 10:32:00

Does Apple's iPad live up to the hype? CNN's Mario Armstrong has his review.

Before you buy: 12 things to know about the iPadupdated: Sat Apr 03 2010 10:21:00

You've seen the television commercials and the product reviews.

iPad gets more e-book dealsupdated: Sun Mar 28 2010 20:51:00

Ahead of its April 3 launch, Apple lines up two more publishers to sell e-books for the iPad.

iPad pros and consupdated: Fri Mar 05 2010 12:12:00

Huffington Post technology editor Jose Antonio Vargas gives his review of Apple's tablet computer.

Time for Apple to get serious about videoupdated: Fri Feb 26 2010 18:28:00

Netflix is cruising. The cable guys are catching on. Wal-Mart just rumbled in.

Grandpa wins iTunes contestupdated: Fri Feb 26 2010 18:28:00

71 year-old Louie Sulcer downloaded Apple's 10 billionth song, Johnny Cash's 'Guess Things Happen That Way.'

Reading the tea leaves of iPad competitorsupdated: Thu Feb 25 2010 09:54:00

It turns out Apple isn't the only company readying a touch-screen tablet computer.

Steve Jobs' six sneakiest statementsupdated: Wed Feb 17 2010 21:35:00

Steve Jobs was reportedly wearing a top hat when he visited New York publishers last week. It's a fitting lid for the Apple CEO, who can be as tricky as a magician.

CNNMoney: Tablet wars: Google looks to take on Apple iPadupdated: Thu Feb 04 2010 14:32:00

As the fanfare over Apple's new iPad reaches a fever pitch, Google is not standing idly by.

What to expect from Apple's tablet unveilingupdated: Wed Jan 27 2010 07:16:00

Apple's got a lot planned for its Wednesday press event.

Windows 7 born from Vista's frustrationsupdated: Thu Oct 22 2009 15:16:00

If consumers like the new Windows 7 operating system, they'll have the much-maligned Windows Vista to thank.

Fortune: Apple's surprise weapon: Computersupdated: Tue Aug 21 2007 21:10:00

Last January, when Steve Jobs rechristened his company by ostentatiously excising the word "Computer" and leaving it as simply "Apple Inc.," he did so during the very same public event when he first showed off the iPhone.

CNNMoney: Is all well with Dell?updated: Fri Aug 17 2007 02:20:00

Dell announced Thursday afternoon that a year-long investigation into its accounting practices has ended and the company plans to restate earnings back to 2003.

CNNMoney: Dell's new PC to run Linux and Windowsupdated: Tue Aug 07 2007 07:25:00

Dell Inc is developing consumer PCs that can run multiple versions of Microsoft Corp's Windows and Linux software at the same time, the personal computer maker's chief technology officer, Kevin Kettler, told Reuters.

Business 2.0: To love or hate Vista?updated: Wed Nov 01 2006 19:14:00

Looking for a cheap PC this holiday season? Good luck trying to find one with anything but Microsoft's Windows on it.

Fortune: Dell in the penalty boxupdated: Tue Sep 05 2006 13:12:00

August was the cruelest month for the computer company Michael Dell founded in his University of Texas dorm room 22 years ago. In close succession, Dell Inc. recalled 4.1 million laptop batteries b...

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