Get ready for the BlackBerry PlayBook fire sale



The TouchPad didn’t fly off store shelves until Hewlett Packard (HP) slashed the price of the webOS tablet to $99.

iPad "competitors" hit with an early dose of reality

A J.P. Morgan analyst confirms Apple's so-called competitors have scaled-back their tablet plans after receiving an "early dose of reality" from lackluster sales.

Nvidia: Next-gen Honeycomb tablets will get it right

Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang isn't all that pleased with the first generation of Android Honeycomb tablets.

Xoom SNAFU delays Honeycomb tablet launches

Potential iPad competitors are reportedly delaying the launch of Honeycomb-powered tablets as faltering Motorola Xoom sales fail to meet industry expectations.

4/9/11 SNB, SCB weekly wrap

Here is some of what you might have missed this past week on SmallNetBuilder and SmallCloudBuilder.

Yes, Motorola's Xoom is doomed

It seems as if launching a tablet loaded with a half-baked Honeycomb OS (Android 3.0) may have backfired for Motorola.

Hacker scorns Sony over attempted hire

A red-faced Sony has reportedly attempted to hire a prominent hacker in an effort to secure its electronic devices from modders and jailbreakers.

Overlocked Motorola Xoom hits 1.5GHz

XDADev member Coolbho3000 has overclocked Motorola's dual-core Tegra 2 Xoom tablet to a cool 1.5GHz.
 
According to the mobile overclocker, just a "few" kernel alterations transformed the dual-core chip into an even "more powerful" processor than the recently announced Tegra 2 3D.

Motorola says yes to Xoom WiFi

Today at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Motorola confirmed that its long-awaited Xoom tablet - which runs Android Honeycomb - will be available in both 3G and WiFi only form factors. Offering the Xoom as "WiFi only" is expected to provide users with easier access to tablet computing without high monthly 3G data charges.