Rumor Has It Ep. 24: Google's gunning for iPad, with Asus' help Video
It's a battle between the two hottest tablets on the market: the Asus Transformer Prime against Apple's iPad 2. Will the best Android tablet on the market finally have what it takes to be named king of the Prizefight ring?
Intel is making a big push into smartphones and tablets, Polaroid has the first Android phone, and Asus hands out four cores for the price of two with the game-changing Asus Memo 370T.
This week we explore whether Google plans to offer a cheap tablet with one big trade-off, your next TV may be your phone, and Apple is about to release an OS fix.
Finally, Maps you can depend on. The Apple TV is in the early testing stages, more iPhone 5S rumors, and the new iMacs are coming to your doorstep.
Netflix reportedly will pay about $100 million to stream every episode of Mad Men: chump change, if predictions of an $800 million streaming TV market turn out to be true. Also, it seems that everyone wants to get in on the tablet market, but given reported XOOM sales of only about 100,000, it's possible the only tablet market there is is for iPads. Plus, AT&T iPhones and their dropped calls, and Obama goes to Facebook. -- Molly
An app called Tango promises to bring cross-platform video calling to Android and iOS devices, but apparently you can only talk to turtles and hipsters. Also, Windows Phone 7 coming October 11, Google TV event-a-palooza happens Wednesday, and Verizon will give wronged customers a whopping six bucks each to make them feel better. --Molly
Amazon asks users for feedback on new show pilots, Twitter dabbles with the TV business, and Google launches app for donations.
Organizations request more transparency in the National Security Agency's data collection methods, Netflix plans to launch DreamWorks TV shows, and Instagram is rumored to be adding video.
This week on Rumor Has It, Asus might be cooking up another low-cost tablet, but we're too into watching TV to really care; a Facebook rumor gets debunked in less than 48 hours; and we revisit Apple streaming-music rumors.
Facebook might finally release a native Android app for everyone's stalking needs. Also this week, Sony's next flagship phone could be made out of lightning, and Boxee is rumored to be working on a cable-cutter's dream come true.