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Noon News: Medion Tabet, Samsung & Toshiba FlashAir at IFA 2011, Website Redesign

Retail giant Amazon is planning a major redesign of its website which is aimed at making it easier for customers to browse and purchase products. According to The Wall Street Journal, the changes, which will be soon available for all, have been designed keeping in mind tablet devices, which fits, because the company plans to launch a tablet device soon.

Samsung is not planning to purchase HP’s abandoned webOS platform, nor it ever will, the company’s CEO has declared. Speaking during an interview with reporters at the IFA tech trade show in Berlin, Samsung CEO Gee-Sung Choi said that the company would ‘never’ buy webOS. He informed that the company was instead focusing on developing its own Bada.

Medion has joined a handful of other smartphone and tablet makers to unveil its forthcoming Android tablet devices and smartphones at the ongoing IFA 2011 conference hosted by Berlin. It seems that Medion is not much interested in disclosing the details of the upcoming devices as taking snaps at the company’s booth at the conference was strictly prohibited.

Toshiba Corp. has officially announced the launch of the world’s first ever Secure Digital High-Capacity memory card, equipped with embedded wireless LAN functionality. This new and revolutionary offering from the company, dubbed “FlashAir” comes with 8 GB storage capacity and is compatible with technologies such as peer to peer transfers, as well as native support for downloads from and uploads to servers.

South Korea based tech heavyweight and Apple’s arch enemy Samsung Electronics officially pulled its brand new Galaxy tablet computer from IFA 2011, held in Berlin, Germany. The decision against promoting the Galaxy Tab 7.7 was taken by the company after a Dusseldorf court gave its positive nod to Apple’s plea for banning the sale of the controversial product in Germany.

Ravi Mandalla was ITProPortal's Sub Editor (and a contributing writer) for two years from 2011. Based in Ahmedabad, India, Ravi is now the owner and founder of Parity Media Pvt. Ltd., a news and media company, which specializes in online publishing, technology news and analysis, reviews, web site traffic growth, web site UI. Ravi lists his specialist subjects as: Enterprise, IT, Technology, Gadgets, Business, High Net Worth Individuals, Online Publishing, Advertising, Marketing, Social Media, News, Reviews, Audio, Video, and Multi-Media. He has also previously worked as Dy. Manager - IT Security at (n)Code Solutions.