Posted on | May 21, 2012 | No Comments
The Minneapolis Star Tribune
Think of it as a $4,000 iPad for ambulances. A touch-screen tablet computer called SafetyPad is a paramedic’s constant companion at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minnesota.
The government’s plan to develop and supply an inexpensive tablet computer to schoolchildren is in a mess.
If you’re looking for a tablet hand-built around reading, but want access to some extra features like email, kids books, magazines, comic books, a Web browser, apps, Hulu, Netflix, Pandora, and some games, then this is for you. The Nook Tablet 16GB is a much better tablet than the Nook Color and outshines the Kindle Fire in performance.
Hachette, which has not made new e-books available to libraries since 2010, is reconsidering the idea. In a pilot program beginnining soon, the publisher is working with two e-book distributors to bring a “selection of HBG’s recent bestselling e-books to 7 million library patrons.”
The latest market rumors indicate that Amazon is likely to launch a 10.1-inch Kindle Fire in the third quarter, while tentatively suspending the launch of a speculated 8.9-inch model.