My first impressions were largely positive after receiving the Samsung 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot, but things quickly went sour.
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.
If Amazon's goal is to get Kindles in more hands, and sell more ebooks in the process, then it doesn't need ad-supported Kindles that are only slightly cheaper than retail. It just needs to promote the Kindle apps.
Some students in Toronto have developed an iPhone app that speaks for stroke victims and others unable to speak on their own. What may be a first for such uses, the MyVoice app is location-aware.
The top 2 Android phones currently available are the HTC Thunderbolt on Verizon and the Motorola Atrix 4G on AT&T. We put them head-to-head to see which one is tops.
Like commuters on a crowded subway jostling for a steady position for the trip, OEMs making tablets are looking to grab a good spot in the market, and they face a big dilemma.
The FedEx guy dropped off the Samsung SCH-LC11 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot today, the wireless hotspot from Verizon. I've only had the Samsung for a few hours so all I can offer are initial thoughts about the gadget.
High-speed 4G networks tax device batteries to the limit. Using a phone as a mobile hotspot may not be as feasible as getting a 4G MiFi for heavy users.
Globe trotters can attest to how hard it can be to get a data connection in many countries, especially at reasonable cost. It's now easy with a MiFi rental service that provides unlimited data in 39 countries.
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 the Thunderbolt hit the Manor.
Noah Kravitz of TechnoBuffalo and I continue with Good to Go: a weekly video show covering the hot topics of the day. In this show we talk about HTC, the giant in the smartphone space.
The Guardly app is now available for the iPhone and iPod Touch, providing one touch connection to a personal safety network and authorities during times of stress and disaster.
The meteoric rise of Android in the smartphone space is benefiting a number of companies, chief among them Taiwan-based HTC. The company is taking its "quietly brilliant" campaign to the top.
HTC, the top Android smartphone maker, has passed Nokia in market cap, a stunning achievement. The Taiwanese handset producer was early to jump on the Android platform, a good move.
RootMetrics has been a source of accurate cellphone coverage maps for the iPhone, and now hits the Android platform to track user's coverage.
Remote control app GoToMyPC went on sale about a month ago for the iPad, and today it is no longer available from the iTunes App Store.