Starting this fall and stretching into early next year, big-name gadget and PC makers are readying their own touch-screen tablets to compete with Apple’s iPad, CNET reports. The big players in the developing tablet race will be familiar: They're many of the same people who are tussling for consumers' dollars and attention in the smart-phone realm. As with smart phones, choosing a touch-screen tablet will mean deciding between different operating systems: Apple's iOS, Google's Android, Palm's WebOS, Research In Motion's BlackBerry, and Microsoft's Windows 7—except, in some instances, without having to decide on a wireless carrier. Samsung’s Galaxy Tab is...

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