Sources are claiming that The Daily, a joint digital newspaper effort by Apple and Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp may be delayed until 2011. If this turns out to be true, we may not be seeing Apple’s newest software iOS 4.3 just yet either.
More details about the iPad 2 have emerged courtesy of Chinese news portal, Economy Daily News. They’ve cited five news features from industry sources which include new display technology, a video phone and an Apple first!
In addition to the 4.8″ tablet/smartphone hybrid, Acer announced a selection of tablet computers at their New York event too. They are planning 7″ and 10.1″ models, with some running Android 3.0 and others with a Windows OS.
A Wi-Fi only Galaxy Tab has been delayed by Samsung according to American retailer, Best Buy. The store originally advertised the tablet in their November catalogue but it now looks like we’ll have to wait a little longer for it.
Apple is taking on extra suppliers to help them ship the iPad 2 in February according to insiders. RIM has also further confirmed that the BlackBerry PlayBook will be released by the end of Q1, which could see both tablets going head to head.
The iPad may be ducking Android’s punches, but now RIM has entered the ring it may have a real fight on its hands! This brief demonstration video delivers the first blow, but will the 7″ PlayBook have the staying power to defeat its larger opponent?
The Android assault on the iPad will only begin in earnest when a version specifically built for tablet use appears. It’s expected that version 3.0, or Honeycomb, will be the one and it’s possible Motorola will be the first to use it on a 7″ tablet.