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Kindle Lineup to Arrive in 16,000 Stores

The original Amazon Kindle was available only directly from Amazon, but when the new Kindle Fire tablet arrives next week the Fire and other Kindle models will have a dramatically larger retail footprint.

New IdeaPads, Tablet To Come From Lenovo

Coming off the recent release of new tablets, Lenovo is capping off the summer of 2011 with more product introductions, including new notebooks and yet another tablet. Company reps released details in a webcast early this week.

Vizio Tablet Shipping, Under $300

Vizio Monday announced the official launch of the Vizio Tablet, which will ship for $299.

Lenovo Intros Trio of Tablets

Lenovo, a personal technology company and PC vendor, has joined the tablet frenzy with the introduction of three devices: IdeaPad Tablet K1, ThinkPad & IdeaPad P1.

Sony Offers An Advance Glimpse of its Tablets

Sony on July 13 provided a sneak peek of the two Android 3.0-based tablet devices it announced in late April in Japan, as they progress toward their market debuts later this year. The Wi-Fi-only tablet, code-named S1, and its Wi-Fi and 3G (and eventually 4G)-capable dual-screen folding tablet cousin, code-named S2, were demonstrated at a press meeting held in Sony’s New York offices.

Walmart Cuts Xoom Price by $100

Walmart has dropped the price of the Wi-Fi-only Xoom tablet to $499, from the previous $599. The Xoom features 32GB of onboard memory, a 10.1 inch display, Android 3.0, 5MP rear facing camera, 2MP front facing camera, 1GHz dual-core NVIDIA processor, and a 10 hour battery life.

BlackBerry PlayBook Arriving April 19

Research in Motion announced Monday that its BlackBerry PlayBook tablet will arrive April 19 at more than 20,000 North American retail outlets.

Samsung Outlines 2011 TV, App, Connectivity, 3D ‘Nth-Screen’ Strategy

Samsung Electronics America presented a broad swath of home entertainment, mobility, computing and digital imaging products at a New York showing Wednesday that its president, Tim Baxter, said dovetails with the company’s commitment to executing its “Nth-Screen” strategy – an all-encompassing game plan emphasizing seamless connectivity and interoperability among devices.

HTC Flyer Tablet, Facebook Phones Unveiled

Tuesday at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona saw HTC unveiling both its first tablet device and a pair of new “Facebook phones.”

HP Unveils webOS TouchPad, Smartphones

HP Wednesday unveiled the first tablet device with the webOS operating system, the HP TouchPad. The 9.7-inch tablet was announced at a special event along with a pair of new smartphones.

Production Underway For Second iPad

Apple has begun the production process of a new line of iPads, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal Wednesday.

Motorola Leaks Xoom Super Bowl Ad

Motorola has pre-released a 60-second TV commercial it plans to air during Sunday's Super Bowl for the new Xoom tablet- one that pokes fun at Apple's famous “1984″ commercial.