The newest rumors surrounding Amazon’s upcoming touch-based tablet release are in. In early May, PadGadget reported on the fact that Amazon had ordered 800,000 touch screen tablets from Taiwan-based Quanta. In mid-May, PadGadget reported that not one, but two touch screen tablets were rumored to be released by Amazon. Today, we are reporting on the rumor that touch screen suppliers have trepidations about their ability to fill Amazon’s huge order of approximately 1.5-2 million units by September of this year.
According to DigiTimes, TPK, a major supplier of touch panels, has concerns regarding capacity when it comes to its ability to fulfill Amazon’s wish list. Additionally, Wintek, a current supplier of modules for Apple, Inc. has also noted that, due to a tight production schedule for the latter part of the year, they are unable to confirm that they could accommodate Amazon’s order.
With what has been described as the first potentially viable competitor for the iPad mere months away from hitting the market, Amazon is surely petitioning other companies, ones that are not currently set up for glass touch panels, to make the necessary adjustments to their production line in an effort to fill the orders before time runs out. The momentum of the upcoming touch tablet’s release is exactly what Amazon can capitalize on to build the hype needed to compete with the iPad, but being forced to postpone its release may serve to take the buzz out of the air and leave Amazon’s new tablet nothing more than another notch in Apple’s belt.
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Most iPad users will agree that there isn’t anything -wrong- with mobile Safari, but I believe you’ll also hear from them that there are a few things that aren’t quite right. Terra addresses those items by having implemented a wish list of features.
- Tabbed browsing is available on the iPad and without an upper limit on the number of tabs you can have!
- Fully offline browsing option allows for download and go web browsing of full sites as well as associated files.
- Navigate using swipes! Two fingers from right to left will go to the previous/next page while three fingers move you between tabs.
- Import bookmarks from Safari, Firefox and Chrome, making it easy to transfer your favorites from a computer.
- Open any document or file with an association (such as .doc, .docx, .rtf) simply by selecting it.
- File sharing is easy because all downloaded files are available in your Documents folder within iTunes.
- Search box is available in the browser menu bar (Google is the default search engine but this can be updated using the browser settings).
- Print wirelessly with AirPrint.
What I liked: I love tabbed browsing. I especially love being able to switch between tabs with a three-fingered swipe. Also, the addition of fully featured offline browsing could be very valuable for those of us on limited data plans or WiFi only devices.
What I didn’t like: Not being able to change the default browser in iOS means there are limits to a full adoption of Terra. While this is beyond the control of this app, it’s still a consideration.
To buy or not to buy: When you consider that Terra is free, it’s hard not to recommend giving it a try.
- App Name: Terra – Web Browser with Tabs, Full Screen and Offline
- Version Reviewed: 1.2
- Category: Productivity
- Developer: Igor Zhadanov
- Price: Free
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Categories: iPad Latest News Tags: adoption, atomic web, Browser, browser menu bar, browser settings, creators, default browser, default search engine, documents folder, docx, downloaded files, Firefox, free score, google, Ipad, mobile safari, Review, search box, swipe, Terra, three fingers, two fingers, wish list
If you happen to be into wine, the folks at wine.com just released an iPad version of their website, to help you discover and shop for wine. The app is not just a prettied-up version the website, as it offers a much more interactive experience, including many pictures and extra details not available at the wine.com site.
The app allows you to browse wine.com’s collection by name, variety, winery, region/country of origin, or even by simply looking at wine labels. Once you pick a wine, Wine.com for iPad displays a slew of info such as wine ratings, wine profile, as well as pricing.
The app also allows you to locate wineries on maps, and find new wines made by your preferred winery, or other wineries around it. To keep track of your wish list, or the list of the wines you actually own, Wine.com for iPad also features a virtual wine cave where you can stash your favorites.
The app was released 2 days ago, and is free.
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Categories: iPad Latest News Tags: Available, christmas, christmas book, country of origin, interactive experience, Ipad, maps, slew, summer travel, toys, travel series, virtual wine, wine cave, wine labels, wine ratings, wine wine, Wine.com, wineries, wines, wish list
Starting to make plans for the holiday season? Looking for an easy way to buy products online? Amazon has just released a new free iPad app, called Amazon Windowshop.
The Amazon Windowshop app is a top to bottom rewrite of Amazon.com, which has been designed specifically for your iPad. It has been optimized for touch screen tablets making it easy to swipe through the store when browsing for products on the iPad.
What Amazon has done is built an application that provides you with the same selection, same low prices, same fast delivery, same benefits of your Amazon Prime membership. The app leverages the multi-touch capabilities so that you can visually browse across best selling product categories. You can review products via a grid-like interface that includes pop-outs of specific products with high-resolution images, descriptions, user reviews and videos related to a specific product.
Windowshop invites you to discover and browse products within popular lists like “Featured”, “Bestsellers”, “Recommendations”, “New Releases”, “Most Wished For”, “Most Gifted”, and “Movers & Shakers”.
If you’re an Amazon Prime member, the Windowshop app will indicate which products qualify for Amazon Prime and include Amazon 1-Click checkout. You can also share products from the app via e-mail, Facebook, or Twitter, save an item for later by adding it to your Wish List, and more.
November is almost here, which means the holiday season is only weeks away. Windowshop offers a good way for you to ramp up your online shopping. The app can be downloaded now for free.
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It appears the people over at Engadget received some interesting news from a tipster recently and now there’s speculation that Target stores might start stocking iPads for the upcoming holiday shopping season.
Popularity of the iPad continues to be strong and there’s no doubt the “magical device” will be on many a wish-list this Christmas. The iPad would be a nice addition to the inventory lists of many retailers as well, and it looks like Target might be one of the lucky few.
A series of Target PDA pictures aren’t necessarily a smoking gun but they are enough to raise an eyebrow at the possibility. Item numbers for an unnamed product with six different versions and price tags that match those of the iPads exactly have appeared in the Target system. They will also be located in the Digital Audio section and are due to be available on October 3rd.
With the launch of the most important shopping period of the year for retailers just a couple months away, stores are already working to stock their shelves and prepare for the event that could make or break their numbers for the year. We’ll definitely watch the potential iPad addition to the Target inventory closely over the next month.
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Always wanted to know when is the best time to buy the apps on your wish-list, or even when apps go on sale? Our iPad Apps Tracker now provides a two weeks pricing history of the iPad apps available in the App Store, in order to help you make better decisions about your purchases. Enjoy!