The HP TouchPad hitting retailers in a few days may very well be the last stand for competitors for the iPad. A few factors in HP's favor give it the best chance to compete with the iPad to date.
The mobile space is exploding with smartphones in every pocket and tablets on the horizon. James Kendrick brings you the latest news from the mobile world and a breakdown of what it means to you.
James Kendrick has been using mobile devices since they weighed 30 pounds, and has been sharing his insights on mobile technology for almost that long. Prior to joining ZDNet, James was the Founding Editor of jkOnTheRun, a CNET Top 100 Tech Blog that was acquired by GigaOM in 2008 and is now part of that prestigious tech network. James' writing has appeared in many print publications: Smartphone and Pocket PC Magazine, Information Week and Laptop Magazine to name a few. James' coverage of the mobile technology sector has regularly appeared in the New York Times, Salon.com and CNN/ Fortune online. Not just a writer, James has filmed numerous video reviews and how-tos that have garnered well over a million viewers. He has appeared on local news segments and been interviewed by the Associated Press on mobile technology topics. Additionally, James has been podcasting about mobile technology for years.
The TouchPad is now available for pre-order on the HP web site, which confirms details about the company's first webOS tablet. Retail outlets selling the tablet show a big presence for the webOS tablet at launch.
This is a peek into a technology writer’s home office, aka Mobile News Manor, discussing gadgets, apps, best practices using same, and ebooks. This week was a cool watch and tablet.
The Galaxy Tab 10.1 is now available for sale in a Wi-Fi version, and we like what we see in our test drive of the Honeycomb tablet.
Whatever you feel qualifies to be called "4G", T-Mobile's HSPA+ 42 network is pretty darn fast. The carrier has just rolled out the fast service to 42 new areas, bringing almost 100 cities under its 4G umbrella.
What to get this tech lover for Fathers Day is the biggest challenge of the year for my family. After lots of thought about a good gift, I only come up with one really good one.
I am enjoying the Galaxy Tab 10.1 as it is a really nice tablet, easily the nicest Android tablet I have used to date. The problem is that perception is in spite of Honeycomb 3.1, not a result of it.
Here are the top Android apps for Honeycomb tablets I am currently using, with some honorable mentions thrown in for good measure.
My recent purchase of the Nexus S smartphone has made it clear to me that even though I have tested and used dozens of Android devices, I had no idea what stock Android looked like.
T-Mobile is running a one day Father's day special this Saturday and giving Dads a year of free smartphone data.
The decision to make Windows 8 work on all types of devices may work for Microsoft, but it will fail in the mobile space if it exposes the user to two areas of legacy Windows operation.
The folks at Fossil Watch sent me the MetaWatch, a watch that is in constant communication with my smartphone to send me notifications in real-time. This is a great start to making the Personal Grid a reality.
As an owner of a HTC EVO 4G since it was first released last year, it is with a bit of sadness to report it has been replaced. Yesterday I said goodbye to the EVO and picked up a brand new Nexus S from Sprint.
A recent system update on my Android phone led me to stick with the stock interface and not customize things so much. This led me to realize that the Android 'fiddling ratio' is extremely high.
According to an internal memo from Sprint that's popped up on the web, the carrier is going to allow the sharing of "buckets" of data on plans with multiple devices.