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New iPad price highest in Denmark, lowest in U.S.

Apple’s new iPad went on sale in 25 countries internationally on Friday, but the United States is still the cheapest place to buy the latest version of the tablet computer. Get the full story »

RIM shares fall after weaker-than-expected outlook

Research In Motion’s net profit jumped 32 percent in quarterly profit, but it issued a weaker-than-expected outlook as it pumped money into the launch of its PlayBook tablet computer. Get the full story »

Unreleased Apple iPad seen at News Corp. event

Spotted at Rupert Murdoch’s splashy digital newspaper launch on Wednesday: a prototype of Apple’s newest iPad.

A Reuters eyewitness saw what appeared to be a working model of the next iPad with a front-facing camera at the top edge of the glass screen at a press conference to mark the debut of News Corp’s Daily online paper in New York on Wednesday.

A source with knowledge of the device confirmed its existence, adding that the final release model could have other features. News Corp and Apple declined to comment. Get the full story »

Microsoft shares fall on tablet worries

Microsoft shares fell 3.5 percent on Friday as its better-than-expected profit was overshadowed by worries it is failing to cope with threats from hot areas like tablet computing. Get the full story »

Apple says again it expects margins to decline

Apple Inc. said on Wednesday it expects its gross margin to fall in coming quarters, echoing earlier comments, as it sells a larger mix of products such as the iPad. Get the full story »

HP unveils $799 tablet with a PC feel

Hewlett-Packard unveiled its first product for the fast-growing tablet market, a $799 device running Microsoft Windows that is aimed at business customers.

HP’s Slate 500 attempts to replicate the PC experience in a tablet form, providing a contrast to rivals who have brought more of a smartphone feel to their devices. The Slate runs the same version of Windows 7 used by many companies on their standard PCs. Get the full story »

Verizon prices Samsung Tab just under iPad

Verizon Wireless, the No. 1 U.S. mobile service, plans to sell Samsung Electronics’s Galaxy Tab for $30 less than Apple Inc’s iPad, but analysts say the new tablet computer is priced too high. Get the full story »

Goldman Sachs downgrades Microsoft

Goldman Sachs downgraded Microsoft Corp. on Monday to neutral from buy, and lowered its price target on the software giant to $28 from $32.

Among the reasons for the move, the broker cited “increased caution near-term on a more elongated PC refresh cycle” as well as the threat that some of the notebook market could be cannibalized by tablet PCs, where Microsoft Windows doesn’t yet have a presence. Get the full story »

RIM unveils PlayBook tablet to compete with iPad

An image provided by Research In Motion showing the new Playbook.

Research In Motion unveiled a tablet computer on Monday that it hopes will leapfrog Apple’s iPad with its potential for social networking, media publishing and corporate uses.

The tablet, named BlackBerry PlayBook, has a seven-inch (18 cm) screen and dual facing cameras. It has WiFi and Bluetooth but needs to link with a BlackBerry smartphone to access the cellular network.

Shares of RIM jumped nearly 2 percent to $49.29 in after-hours trade following the announcement, made at the company’s annual developers’ conference in San Francisco. Get the full story »

Dell shows off new 7-inch tablet

Dell Inc. Chief Executive Michael Dell showed off a new seven-inch tablet and said the computer maker is on track to bring in more than $60 billion in revenue this year. Get the full story »

Sales of Dell tablet start this week at $299

Dell Inc. will begin selling its new tablet device called the Dell Streak to U.S. customers this week for $299.99 with a two-year AT&T Inc. contract, and for $549.99 without, it said Tuesday.

Dell said it would begin taking orders online Thursday.

The company is hoping the five-inch tablet, which runs on Google Inc.’s Android operating system, will help it take on Apple Inc.’s iPad.