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One Year Post-Launch, E La Carte Has Put 20,000 Of Its Tablets In 600 Restaurants Worldwide

It’s been a year since E la Carte launched its customized tablet for restaurants, which brings menus, wine lists, nutritional info, play-while-you-wait games, and payment options tableside, and now the company has new numbers to reveal. This time last year, there were around 20 restaurants using the tablet; today there are now over 600, including national chains Pizzeria Venti and Umami Burger, as well as Faz Restaurant Group in the San Francisco Bay Area and Classic Restaurant Concepts in Boston. In total, there are around 20,000 tablets in 20 U.S. states, and seven countries worldwide. The company, if you’re unfamiliar, makes a 7-inch tablet they call “Presto,” which includes a digital touchscreen menu with photos and detailed descriptions, plus games and a built-in credit card reader. The tablet is also ruggedized for heavy use, offers a 20-hour battery life, and whose usage is provided on a subscription basis. According to founder Rajat Suri, the average usage is at 150,000 users (annually), and its adoption is increasing by 50% month-over-month. And the El la Carte team has grown, too, from 5 to 35 people over the past year. “People sometimes think that restaurants are slow to move,...

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Goodbye, Exynos: Benchmark Points To Dual-Core Processor For Verizon’s Galaxy S III

Samsung confirmed well in advance of the Galaxy S III’s official announcement that their new flagship Android handset would sport the company’s new Exynos 4 Quad chipset, but it seems even clearer now that we Stateside phone geeks may have to live without it. Droid-Life reported over the weekend that a benchmark entry for the Verizon-bound Samsung SCH-i535 appeared on Nenamark, and it seems to confirm rumors that Big Red’s Galaxy S III will indeed sport a dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor. Nenamark’s site doesn’t specifically call out the Snapdragon S4 as the processor in question, but the evidence is nothing to sneeze at — the entry makes reference to the chipset’s 1.5GHz clock speed and the inclusion...

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How Money Matters When Luring Developers to RIM, Windows Phone

From financial guarantees to business support, companies are working hard to get developers to look beyond iOS and Android. [Read more]...

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Siri Thinks the Best Operating System Is Linux [Apple]

We knew Siri doesn't think the iPhone is the best phone in the planet. Now we also know that, if you ask Siri what's the best operating system, she will reply "Linux." More »...

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CTIA 2012 sees Android Ice Cream Sandwich Take Root

Smartphone announcements were limited, but signal the steady adoption of Android ICS. [Read more]...

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