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Tesco tablet could retail for as little as £99

Tesco are set to be the latest firm to enter into the lucrative tablet market when they unveil a new device on 23 September.

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Samsung Galaxy Gear 2 in the pipeline, according to sources
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Samsung are keen to carry on their wearable technology expanse as rumours surface that the technology giants already have another model in the pipeline. The long-awaited Galaxy Gear smartwatch launched a fortnight ago, but Korean news site Daum has reported that a new model of the watch could hit shelves as soon as January 2014.

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Apple unveils the new iPhone 5C and 5S

Apple Inc has emerged from the woodwork to unveil two new iPhones: a high-end iPhone with an integrated fingerprint scanner, and a cheaper, colourful model for emerging markets.

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John Lewis show a slowdown despite electronics boost
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John Lewis this week reported a slowdown in sales despite its electronics and gadgets sector posting a 15.3 per cent upturn. The department store posted an increase of 3.3 per cent year-on-year, accumulating £72.8 million worth of sales, but this figure was eclipsed by last week’s figure- which saw a 6.6 per cent growth.

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Microsoft reveals that its CEO is to step down in the next 12 months

Chief executive officer of Microsoft, Steve Ballmer, has revealed that he will retire sometime in the period of the next 12 months, compared to his initial plan to step down in the midst of the firm’s transition to a devices and service company.

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Tesco gears up to ‘launch tablet computer’ in time for Christmas

It seems that the world’s second-largest retailer could be eyeing online rival Amazon’s hold of the digital and entertainment market, as reported emerge that the supermarket group could launch its own “iPad-like” tablet computer.

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Hedge fund manager issues startling warning to retailers ahead of Q2 results
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David Berman, founder of Durban Capital and Berman Capital Management, has issued a startling warning ahead of September’s Q2 results, which will see many retailers reveal their company’s profit margins. Amongst those retailers will be the Home Retail Group, who operate companies Argos and Homebase.

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BlackBerry puts itself up for sale as it begins review of “strategic alternatives”
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BlackBerry formally put itself up for sale on Monday, as the Canadian telecommunication and wireless equipment company looks to “strategic alternatives” in the fiercely competitive smartphone market. It’s thought the company’s future could move from a stand-alone public company to being taken private or being snapped up an interested buyer.

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Number of tablets sold to retailers falls in Q2

The number of tablet computers sent from producer to retailer fell by 9.7 per cent to 45.1 million units in the second quarter of this year.

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Obama administration overturns patent against Apple
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A US trade panel’s ban on the sale of some older iPhones and iPads has been overturned by the Obama administration, giving Apple Inc further impetus over fierce rivals Samsung Electronics Co Ltd in their long-running patent dispute. Back in June, the US International Trade Commission banned the import or sale of the iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPad 3G and iPad 2 3G, saying the devices infringed a patent owned by Samsung.

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