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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  1. RUFFNUTT

    my buddy has one of those tablets.. it's cool to watch movies on..

    July 11, 2011 at 12:13 pm | Report abuse |
  2. JunkNstuff

    Its just sad that her breast were reduced, no woman should do that to her body, she should work out more. Also women are supposed to have big breast anything under a C cup is not to be considered woman.

    July 11, 2011 at 12:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jeff Frank ( R-Ohio )

      That's OK, because anyone whosoever disregards CNN community guidelines (and it is thier server), isn't even considered a blogger.

      July 11, 2011 at 1:23 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Mad Hatter

    And this blog relates to breasts how?

    July 11, 2011 at 12:30 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Queen

    @JunkNstuff:

    Wha.....?!
    *Facepalm*

    July 11, 2011 at 12:33 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Queen

    Blue moon...

    July 11, 2011 at 3:14 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Sheryl

    I am opposed to any reductions of that kind. Oh, yes.
    Especially for myself.
    They say that diamonds are a girl's best friend, butcha know what?

    July 11, 2011 at 3:34 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Queen

    Sheryl, darling:
    Is *that* how you got so far in life?

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

    I don't know.
    Joey is having me help him work out a new technique for playing tone clusters of the piano. I use both flattened palms, plus my girls.

    July 11, 2011 at 3:45 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Queen

    Sheryl, darling.
    And how is that working out for Joey?

    July 11, 2011 at 3:47 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Sheryl

    He says I'm becoming a great pianist, and it makes him very happy to see that.
    It sound awful to me.
    Sometimes I think my playing makes him cry, because he makes noises.
    Next week I'm going to start learning to read music.

    July 11, 2011 at 3:52 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Queen

    Sheryl, darling:

    I'm sure your playing *does* make Joey weep.
    Good luck with your sight-reading lessons.

    July 11, 2011 at 4:41 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Queen

    Sheryl, darling:
    And that thing he does with his hand to his forehead is called a *Facepalm*.
    It means you're doing incredibly well.

    July 11, 2011 at 4:42 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Jazzzzzzzz

    Hi banasy

    July 11, 2011 at 8:18 pm | Report abuse |
  14. HRH banasy

    Hi, Jazzzzz.

    July 11, 2011 at 8:21 pm | Report abuse |
  15. facepalm

    *banasy*

    July 11, 2011 at 8:27 pm | Report abuse |
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