IDC Predicts Media Tablet Demand in Asia/Pacific Will Grow by 65% in 2014 from 2009’s 1.3M Units

So Americans aren't the only ones who are going tablet crazy. Research firm, IDC, predicts shipments in the Asia/Pacific region (excluding Japan) will grow from 1.3 million in 2009 to 9.6 million in 2014. IDC points out that they're specifically referring to 7-12 inch display models running lightweight mobile operating systems like Android, Chrome, iOS, MeeGo, WebOS [...]

Rumor: Nokia May Launch First MeeGo Tablet Q4 2010

Digitimes is teasing readers by stating that their senior research analyst has information supporting that Nokia will be launching an ARM-based, MeeGo-powered tablet PC in Q4 2010. The 7 or 9-inch tablet will be manufactured by the notorious Foxconn and will be pitched to Nokia's telecom partners for retail sale. Until more details are brought to [...]

Could MeeGo, Not Android Be iPad’s Nearest Threat?

Have a look at this 10-inch MeeGo tablet showcased at Computex by Intel. Sure, you've seen MeeGo running on netbooks as smooth as butter, but the OS has a tablet variant that's just plain smart — and, frankly, more advanced than the iPad. According to Engadget, who was lucky enough to get some close up [...]

Microsoft IP Tax Makes Its Way to Linux-based Gadgets

[OPINION] There's a disturbance in the gadget force everyone. You probably aren't aware of it because most you are Mac or Windows users, but those who've been using Linux on the desktop or on servers have known for some time that Microsoft has been bullying Linux software vendors with threats of lawsuits for infringing on [...]

MeeGo 1.0 Demo Shows Netbook to TV Display, Cloud Stored Media Access on Multiple Devices

We reported on MeeGo earlier this week and how it's set to compete with Android on a variety of devices and platforms. Now, new video has surfaced from Intel's Developer Forum in Beijing showing how MeeGo 1.0 is able to display content running on a netbook to your HDTV (looks like a wired connection in [...]

MeeGo Prepping to Compete with Android

For those unfamiliar with MeeGo, MeeGo is a Linux-based open source software operating system announced at Mobile World Congress earlier this year that combines the technologies of Intel's Moblin (netbook OS) and Nokia's Maemo (mobile/MID OS) projects. MeeGo is sponsored by the Linux Foundation and is now getting set to go mainstream and compete head-to-head [...]