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Amid surging interest, tablets set to outsell notebook computers during holidays

Tablets appear poised to dominate the holiday sales season, according to a number of shopping surveys. The findings could help buoy wireless operators hoping to generate additional data revenues from tablet users who want to connect their device to a cellular network.

Verizon quietly debuts financing plan for iPad, Android tablets

Verizon Wireless is offering a financing plan for postpaid customers who want to purchase a cellular-capable tablet. The financing plan dovetails with Verizon's newly introduced shared data plans and is likely is an effort to increase the number of customers who pay $10 per month to attach a tablet to their shared data plan.

Jarich: Tablets, carriers, service innovation… and the search for a car mount

This is what makes Amazon's service bundle so interesting.  It's not directly being driven by an operator (though AT&T benefits). The data allotment isn't enough for solid 3G or 4G tablet usage; it's not nearly enough to support the multimedia content consumption Amazon is pushing.  It may, however, give people a taste of mobile data and and spur them to buy more expensive plans.  

Amazon’s Kindle Fire HD with LTE breaks mold with $50/year data plan

Amazon upped the ante in the wireless-enabled tablet space today by introducing the Kindle Fire HD, an 8.9-inch large-screen tablet equipped with LTE that will sell for $499. The new tablet will come with a $50 per year data plan from AT&T, making it the most affordable LTE tablet on the market.

Orr: Google and Microsoft challenge partners and the tablet world

Each top line brand--Google and Microsoft--seeks to replicate the closed ecosystem that Apple enjoys with its market-leading iPad device and iTunes mobile app storefront. 

Study: iPad competitors need to reduce price to succeed

Tablet manufacturers that want to compete with Apple's (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPad need to price their tablets at far less than the $499 iPad 2 price point if they want to generate significant sales.

Leap ditches plans to offer Android-powered ViewSonic tablet

Cricket carrier Leap Wireless (NASDAQ:LEAP) said it has discontinued its plan to offer a Wi-Fi-only ViewSonic Android tablet with a 7-inch screen. "We have decided not to deploy it at this time,"

Sprint punts on RIM's PlayBook

Research in Motion's (NASDAQ:RIMM) PlayBook tablet suffered another blow as Sprint Nextel (NYSE:S) announced it cancelled plans to sell a WiMAX-enabled version of the device. However, RIM responded

Sony to launch S1 and S2 Android-based tablets later this year

Sony Corp., maker of the popular Vaio laptop, announced it will enter the growing tablet computer market later this year with two Android 3.0-based models currently code-named the S1 and the S2. Both