Nearly 2 in 3 tablet owners watch TV and use their devices at the same time, logging 41% of TV-watching time with both screens, GfK MRI has found. Thirty-six percent of the dual-screen users focused mainly on the tablet, and the same number divided their attention equally between the screens, while 28% mainly watched TV, according to the research.
Sony plans to launch two additional tablets this year beyond the PlayStation Certified Qriocity device, according to Engadget, which reports the company is developing a dual-screen Honeycomb-powered clamshell and a Windows 7 VAIO tablet slider.
Pandigital has debuted a color e-reader powered by Android. The Novel eReader is available for sale on QVC's website, and users have access to more than 2 million digital books, newspapers and other publications from the Barnes & Noble eBookstore.
A company named Kno is developing a dual-screen tablet computer that could begin shipping by the end of this year, said Chief Executive Officer Osman Rashid. Kno just finished a round of fundraising, and Marc Andreessen, a major investor, is gung-ho on the device, calling it "the most powerful tablet anyone has ever made."
Spring Design originally said its e-book reader, Alex, would be available to order starting Feb. 22. As the date has come and gone, the dual-screen reader is still unavailable. On its Web site, Spring Design said: "Thanks for your patience. We're almost ready with our Alex store. Keep checking in and by the first week of March you'll be able to order your Alex online."