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In Pictures: Kindle Fire's tablet competition

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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos holds up the new Kindle Fire at a news conference during the launch of Amazon's new tablets in New York, September 28, 2011.

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The camera application on the iPad 2 is demonstrated after an Apple event at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater in San Francisco, Wednesday, March 2, 2011.

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BlackBerry PlayBook Even though RIM has again cut the price of their lowest-end tablet (now $200 if you can find it in stock at, their tablet is no slouch. Blackberry owners will find that their phones synergize well with the tablet, and the interface is great for media consumption. Now, if they could only get more apps...

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In this Feb. 2, 2011 file photo, a motorola Xoom tablet is shown at Google headquarters in Mountain View, Calif. The Xoom is seen as the first real competition for the iPad ? or at least for the first generation of Apple's wildly popular device, which launched a year ago.

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A journalist compares the new Samsung Galaxy Tab, right, a tablet computer to compete with the Apple iPad, left, at IFA, the world's largest trade fair for consumer electronics and electrical home appliances, in Berlin, Germany, Thursday, Sept. 2, 2010. IFA takes place from Sept. 3 to Sept. 8, 2010 on the Berlin Exhibition Grounds.

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