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PC Advisor's top five tweets of the week - 22nd September 2011

This week's gems we just had to share

Windows 8 continues to dominate conversations on micro-blogging site Twitter this week. However, the likes of Google, HTC and Intel are all causing a stir too. Here's our five favourites tweets from the past seven days.

Windows 8, Android to fight Apple iPad 3

While, the launch of the iPad 3 will help Apple's iOS maintain tablet dominance in 2012, Google Android tablets are forecast to gain market share, reaching 34 percent in the same year, says IDC.
"Windows 8 tipped to beat Apple iPad 3 in business tablet war," we tweeted.

Charm-laden HTC Rhyme launches on O2 in the UK

HTC has launched yet another Google Android smartphone. The HTC Rhyme will be offered on the O2 network in the UK and will be available in a distinctive plum colour that seems to be pitched at ladies. Adding to the sense that this is handset has a slant towards the feminine is the inclusion of a 'Charm' that discreetly alerts the owner that their phone is ringing even if it's buried deep in their handbag.
Associate editor RosieHattersley said: "Ok, I'm sold. HTC Rhyme Android 2.3 phone comes in plum colour and has matching Charm handbag accessory".

Google+ finally made available to all

Google finally made its social network, Google+, available to all web users this week. The social network, which was unveiled in June this year, allows web users to share photos, chat to each other and leave messages and comments.
"Google+ made available to all web users: Google has made its social network, Google, available to all web users," our tweet read.

UK's street with slowest broadband is in Halesworth,Suffolk

Comparison site uSwitch.com revealed of Mount Pleasant, a street in Halesworth, Suffolk, has the slowest broadband connection in the UK. However, BT disputed the research claiming it was out of date.
Deputy news editor CarrieSkinner said: "BT disputes uSwitch's research on UK's street with slowest broadband".

Intel kills the netbook

Following its initial success as a highly portable, inexpensive laptop, the netbook now finds itself competing with increased demand for tablets and low-cost laptops that offer larger screens and faster performance. According to Intel's Greg Welch, buyers don't want the cheapest PCs anymore. Instead, they want faster performance and better features and as a result the company has unveiled ultrabooks, which are designed to bridge the gap between tablets and PCs.
Editor MattJEgan tweeted: "Intel kills the netbook."

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