iPad mini and 4th generation iPad are now available through Sprint, letting U.S. customers connect through its 4G LTE network. With them, the carrier is offering a 1 GB data plan for as low as $15/month, 6 GB for $49.99/month, and 12 GB for $79.99/month.
Amazon began shipping its 8.9-inch Kindle Fire HD tablet. Featuring a full-HD screen, dual-core processor, Dolby Digital audio, and 22 million items to choose from Amazon, the tablet starts at $299 for 16 GB and $369 for 32 GB variants. Its 4G LTE models ship next week.
Jean-Yves Hepp of the UNOWHY fame launched QOOQ (pronounced "cook") in the US, a tablet specialized for the kitchen and designed to survive its elements. The tablet gives you a wealth of culinary content, including from some of the top Parisian chefs.
Barnes & Noble finally launched the Nook Reader app for Windows 8 and Windows RT, available through Windows Store. The release comes rather late, as one would've expected Microsoft's $300 million investment in the company to force a speedier release.
In an interview with a French publication, Microsoft's Steve Ballmer may have answered the one question every PC maker (and perhaps Intel) has on its mind: how Surface RT is faring in the market. Limited availability and market reach could be culprit.