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Samsung's Galaxy Tab device entered the Russian market on October 15, KM.ru reported. According to Mobime, the Tab was already available in Germany and will go on sale in the United Kingdom on November 1.

The South Korean tech giant expected to sell 10 million Tabs by the end of the year, Mobile Arsenal noted. However, that might only be possible if it expands across even more countries.

The Tab weighs only 380 grams and has a 7-inch display with a resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels, World News Magazine informed. Other features include a 3 megapixel camera, a 1 GHz processor and Google's Android 2.2 (Froyo) operating system. It also contains Reader Hub, an application that allows users to read books and newspapers.

The tablet device has a price tag of RUB36,990 (€872 or US$1217) in Russia and is currently available through retailer Svyaznoi. By November, other stores are predicted to sell the Galaxy Tab.

Author

Alisa Zykova

Date

2010-10-18 16:38

China's "No.2" telecom device manufacturer ZTE Corp. announced the launch of its first tablet computer on Tuesday, Reuters reported. The device joins the ranks of other Android-operated tablets such as those from LG or Dell.

"As a category, the tablet is undeniably going to be the winning category in mobile computing in the next decade, but as far as the market share win, ultimately we think that Apple won't have the majority of the market share. It will probably be with Android-based tablets," said Gene Munster, senior research analyst at Piper Jaffray, ComputerWorld reported.

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According to The Times of The Internet (TI), the OS may be well-liked by manufacturers because of its open source licensing and because of its link to Google's "powerful" tech brand. comScore data showed that in August, Android powered 19.6 percent of the smartphone market (amounting to 55.7 million devices), TI informed.

Author

Alisa Zykova

Date

2010-10-14 15:39

Continuing its expansion foray into new verticals, The Huffington Post announced plans to launch a new section dedicated to the topic of divorce, MediaBistro.com reported yesterday. The new section will go live on November 2.

The new section will be headed by journalist and author Nora Ephron, who conceived the idea and will now serve as a founding editor along with Willow Bay as the senior editor. The niche section will target a large number of people, as approximately half of all U.S. marriages ends in divorce, the article stated.

"If you want to know about planning a wedding or things like that, there are so many places for people to go, but there isn't one go-to place around divorce," Arianna Huffington told MediaBistro.

The launch of this new vertical is set to coincide with the release of Ephron's new book, "I Remember Nothing" which has a chapter focusing on divorce set to release on November 9, according to another post on MediaBistro.com.

Author

Savita Sauvin

Date

2010-10-06 16:00

With newspapers around the world opting for centralisation of operations and outsourcing to reduce costs, Australian newspapers are joining the trend as well. Following the success of sub-editing hubs in Queensland and South Australia, News Limited plans to centralise sub-editing and design operations of its New South Wales newspapers and create a sub-hub called NewsCentral NSW at its Sydney headquarters on Holt Street, Surry Hills, Panpa.org.au reported.

Aiming to be "a centre of excellence,'' allowing integrated production for both print and other platforms, this move by the publisher is based on making sub-editors more capable of handling varied content on mobile, websites and other digital platforms, according to a report by The Australian last week. The centralised production unit is scheduled to launch on February 13, 2011.

This seven-day production hub will bring together more than 100 sub-editors and designers to provide editing, layout and design for The Daily Telegraph, The Sunday Telegraph, Carsguide and more than 20 titles in the Cumberland-Courier community newspaper group, as well as sub-editing for some sections of The Australian, the news site reported.

Author

Savita Sauvin

Date

2010-10-05 19:04

The Moscow News yesterday re-launched its Arabic edition in the United Arab Emirates 17 years after its closure, RIA Novosti reported. Anbaa Mosku will cover Russian affairs and is a part of Russian government's new strategy to step up relations with the Arab world.

"The advent of this publication will not only serve as a portal through which the Arabic-speaking community in London can observe Russian affairs, but as a long-awaited bridge of communication between the Middle East and Russia," Svetlana Mironyuk, editor-in-chief of RIA Novosti was quoted by MyNewsDesk.com as saying. The bi-weekly independent newspaper is now distributed in 13 countries across Middle East, North Africa, London and Russia with a circulation of more than 190,000 copies.

The newly launched Arabic newspaper will carry a circulation of 49,000 copies across United Arab Emirates.

If the newspaper performs financially well, Alexander Yu. Babinsky, deputy editor-in-chief of Ria Novost0, hinted that the production could beef up and the newspaper will transform from a bi-monthly to a new weekly edition, GulfNews.com reported today.

Author

Savita Sauvin

Date

2010-10-04 21:28

Colombian daily El Tiempo, owned by media group Casa Editorial El Tiempo, introduced changes on both print and online editions yesterday, ColombiaReports.com reported today. The most prominent changes include switching from a broadsheet to a tabloid size, as well as switching the paper's signature colour from red to blue, and changing categories for online in both print and online, due to a new concept created by the publisher. The changes will change the way ads are sold for both platforms.

The redesigned print edition of El Tiempo unveiled yesterday presents a different approach to content and its flow throughout pages, according to a blog post on GarciaMedia.com. The changes to the newspaper's print and online editions have been carried out in co-ordination with the Garcí­a Media Latinoamérica team at Buenos Aires.

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As observed on the newspaper's website, the traditional news sections have been changed to "Debes Saber" (you should know) comprising of the news, "Debes Hacer" (you should do) which contains culture and "Debes Leer" (you should read) that provides analysis and opinion, according to Colombia Reports.

Author

Savita Sauvin

Date

2010-10-04 21:18

Microsoft announced that phones running on its new Windows Phone 7 operating system are to be officially unveiled on October 11, The Telegraph reported today. The phones are said to focus on social networking and device integration and were expected to go on sale on October 21.

The Guardian noted that the list of manufacturers includes Asus, Samsung, Sony Ericsson, Dell, HTC, LG and Toshiba. The companies are all considered to have a camera, a GPS system, a compass, a proximity sensor that switches off the touch-screen when users make calls, a touch screen and an accelerometer.

According to a company blog post, apps available for Windows Phone 7 include Twitter, Netflix as well as Travelocity, a booking service for flights and hotels.

In the United States, telecommunications providers AT&T as well as T-Mobile would be powering the phones, TechTree said. Meanwhile, in the UK, it would be Vodafone, O2 and also T-Mobile, the Guardian mentioned.

Author

Alisa Zykova

Date

2010-10-04 12:08

Free daily Metro will expand its coverage in Brazil by launching a fifth edition in Rio de Janeiro, Newspaper Innovation reported yesterday.

This edition will initially have 100,000 daily copies from Monday to Friday, making Metro Brazil the largest paper in the country with a daily average circulation of 330,000 copies. With this addition, the free newspaper will surpass the popular Folha de Sao Paulo, Newspaper Innovation noted.

"Metro continues its expansion in line with the strategy for growth in emerging markets. Brazil is one of the most attractive markets in Latin America, both in terms of its size and growth," Metro International's President and CEO Mikael Jensen said in a press release, Reuters quoted.

The company chose Rio de Janeiro because it represents 23 percent of the Brazilian newspaper market. Furthermore, advertisement in the sector is expected to grow this year by 9 percent. According to Newspaper International, Metro Brazil was first launched in Sao Paolo in 2007 and, two years later, two other editions were added. The latest version was introduced in April.

Author

Clara Mart

Date

2010-10-02 00:00

After the successful launch of its titles Vogue and GQ in India, the Condé Nast group will unveil the Indian edition of Condé Nast Traveller today, the Hindustan Times reported yesterday.

This will be the sixth edition by the Condé Nast Traveller magazine for Indian consumers. With this launch, the group intends to replicate the success of Vogue and GQ in India, by following a unique targeted marketing approach that will position the magazine as an ultimate travel companion for every affluent traveller, MediaMughals.com reported today.

The new edition will be available for sale beginning Oct. 4, across 20+ towns at a price of Rs.100. Following the launch, the magazine will publish a bi-monthly issue.

While focusing on meeting the requirements of the sophisticated Indian traveller, the magazine aims to be the ultimate luxury travel and lifestyle magazine for the well-heeled, global Indian, according to MediaMughals.com.

Author

Savita Sauvin

Date

2010-10-01 17:38

Spain's Arab community will have access by the end of October to Andalus Press, the first Arab-language weekly in the country, La Verdad reported Tuesday.

The newspaper will be published by Andalus Media, a news agency specialized in the Spanish-Arab coverage, "to satisfy the information needs" of the Arab-speaking residents, said publisher Said Ida Hassan.

The agency launched in February an online publication that covers topics of interest of this community, La Voz de Barcelona informed. However, Hassan explained he decided to create a weekly after a study conducted by the agency showed 94 percent of the Arabs living in Spain would prefer to read a newspaper in their language and that 73 percent liked to received their news on a print format.

The Andalus Press will have an initial circulation of 50,000 copies and will be distributed every Friday in the mosques located in Madrid and the autonomous communities of Catalunya, Valencia and Andalucia, Comunicar.info detailed.

Author

Clara Mart

Date

2010-09-30 23:22

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