Philadelphia Inquirer offers free tablet computers
A Motorola tablet runs the Android system.
July 11th, 2011
12:00 PM ET

Philadelphia Inquirer offers free tablet computers

Newspapers are looking to become the biggest thing on tablets since the Ten Commandments, and the Philadelphia Inquirer is hoping to keep its product relevant by selling it with free Android devices.

Publisher Greg Osberg announced Monday that the Philadelphia Media Network will begin providing free Android tablets for digital subscribers to the Inquirer and to the Philadelphia Daily News, according to a news release. This initiative is part of a $250,000 Knight Foundation grant to pursue digital journalism.

The initiative is called Project Liberty. The Philadelphia Media Network will partner with Drexel University, DreamIt Ventures and the Philadelphia Foundation to develop new technology for digital media, according to the news release.

Plans for the free tablets are still in development, and the specifics for the devices are still to be determined.

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soundoff (24 Responses)
  1. Jazzzzzzzz

    As opposed to whatever you do with your hand on a lonely night, Sheryl. He he.

    July 11, 2011 at 8:29 pm | Report abuse |
  2. banasy

    *facepalm*, what do you want?

    July 11, 2011 at 8:36 pm | Report abuse |
  3. rob

    I lived for years in N Phil, Park Ave and Alligany, 4+ years getting my best education. One of them Bartender at Docs (Doc Holidays), Loved the experiance. Loved the city, red flier jackets, (Broad street bullies) N+S+E+W Two tone converse (speed boys WPHS). always looking for info about my old home. Would enjoy a pad to keep up with your news. How can I get one?

    July 12, 2011 at 12:04 am | Report abuse |
  4. A.Earthling

    where do I sign up???

    July 12, 2011 at 11:07 am | Report abuse |
  5. HRH banasy


    July 12, 2011 at 1:05 pm | Report abuse |
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    July 16, 2011 at 8:53 am | Report abuse |
  7. 90wing

    Interesting. Would love to get Philly Inquirer on a tablet. Sign me up !

    August 7, 2011 at 1:41 pm | Report abuse |
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