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AT&T Accessory packaging to use Plant Based Plastics

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(Best Syndication News) - AT&T announced that they would be using up to 30 percent of a plant-based plastic that is made from ethanol to package the company’s accessory products. The plant-based plastic is made from natural sugarcane, which is a renewable resource, and replaces almost a third of the packaging that would have been used with fossil fuels.

AT&T has had an ongoing effort to make their product packaging more environmentally friendly. In March 2010, they initially announced plans to reduce the packaging for their accessories. In 2010 and 2011 these changes alone had saved over 500 tons of paper and plastic.

Sony Tablet S Model available for Pre-Order – Features and Overview

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(Best Syndication News) - Sony announced two new tablets they are introducing to the market. These are the Sony Tablet S and the Sony Tablet P models. The Sony Tablet S is currently available for pre-order and will be available sometime in the next month. The Sony Tablet P will be available by the end of the year. Sony is joined by many other manufacturers competing for market share in the new emerging tablet industry.

The Sony Tablet S has two versions available with either 16 GB or a 32 GB internal storage option. The 16 GB version has a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $499 and the 32 GB version has a price of $599. The pricing is not yet available for the Sony Tablet P.

HTC Jetstream 4G Tablet will be available with AT&T service starting on September 4

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(Best Syndication News) - AT&T announced today the upcoming exclusive availability of the HTC Jetstream 4G tablet, which will be available starting September 4, 2011. This is HTC’s first 4G LTE/HSPA+ supported tablet.

The HTC Jetstream will have Google Android 3.1 (Honeycomb) operating system. The Honeycomb version of Android was specifically designed with tablets in mind. The 10.1-inch touch screen tablet features the Snapdragon 1.5 GHz dual core processor. Storage is expandable with the MicroSD expansion slot capable of supporting a 32 GB MicroSD card.

Built in the tablet is a front-facing 1.3 megapixel camera and rear-facing 8-megapixel camera. There is also a dual LED flash built-in the unit to help take better photos. The tablet supports the HD 1080p resolution for recording and playing back. Adobe Flash Player is supported on this tablet.

HP announces possible offer to buy Autonomy Corporation and an end to WebOS Operations

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(Best Syndication News) - HP (NYSE: HPQ) acknowledged that they are in discussions with Autonomy Corporation plc (LSE: AU.L) for making a possible offer. HP also announced that they will discontinue webOS devices. Additionally, the Hewlett-Packard Company is having their board of directors explore options for their Personal Systems Group (PSG).

Autonomy Corporation, which was founded in 1996, is a software infrastructure solution provider for managing business and large organization data files. HP did not give specific details about their intent to buy the company.

Target expands Electronics Trade-in Program

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(Best Syndication News) - Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) announced that they will be expanding their electronic trade-in program to include more items and will be available at 1490 stores that have Target Mobile centers in them.

The new product categories accepted for trade-in now include calculators, DVDs, iPods, iPads, iPHones, cellphones, Nintendo DS units, and video games.

Trade-in value is then assessed at the store per each transaction. Target will determine the condition of each item that is wanted to be traded in. The person trading in the electronics will then get a prepaid Target card for the trade-in value of the item. The Target card can go pay for the next shopping trip at the store.

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