Padvance Report: More Holiday Gifts, Google Currents, and an iPad 3 Rumor

If you’re looking for some last-minute gifts for your nearest and dearest tablet owners, the fourth part of the Padvance 2011 Holiday Gift Guide has you covered. In other tablet news, Google takes on Flipboard — one of the all-time great iPad apps — with the new Google Currents. Last, but not least, comes an interesting iPad 3 rumor tied to the late, great Steve Jobs’ birthday. Check it all out below.

Padvance Holiday Gift Guide 2011 Part IV: Keyboards

The fourth part of the Padvance 2011 Holiday Gift Guide covers a range of keyboards that are perfect for an iPad or Android tablet. While tablets are brilliant devices for content consumption, they sometimes need a keyboard for optimum content-creation possibilities. Check out three different tablet keyboards with three different feature sets here.

First Look: Google Currents

Google Currents is a news-curation app that’s similar to the popular Flipboard. The app lets you choose from a variety of sources and serves up articles optimized for tablet reading. While most of the content is solid and the app is one of the best-looking Google has ever produced, Currents curiously lacks social-network integration. Still, it’s off to a great start. Learn more about Google Currents here.

Rumor: iPad 3 Coming in February For Steve Jobs’ Birthday

Most pundits expect Apple to release the iPad 3 in late March or early April 2012. A Citi analyst claims that it’s coming sooner than that. His sources told him that the iPad 3 will arrive in February. Some people believe the February release date is tied to Steve Jobs’ birthday on February 24th. Read the full details here.

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