The BlackBerry folks proudly announced the Video Chat app for its PlayBook tablet this week. Today I got a chance to put the video calling to the test, and am duly impressed with how good it is.
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.
Tablet makers are racing to get products to market, but they are missing a key point to get consumers to buy them. Consumers simply must "get it" when exposed to a given tablet.
The Droid Charge is an outstanding phone on the Verizon LTE network, with superb battery life. This may very well be my next smartphone.
There aren't many app for the BlackBerry tablet, but there are a few that are pretty darn good. Here are my picks for the top 5 apps currently available for the BlackBerry Playbook.
RIM has outed the new BlackBerry OS 7, that will drive two new phones announced today, both updates to the popular BlackBerry Bold. On the tablet front RIM has announced an official Facebook app and a new video chat application.
This week Research in Motion (RIM) is hosting BlackBerry World in Orlando, and if the company wants to get back in the game here's what we need to hear from them this week.
Today word is appearing that AT&T and Verizon have indeed taken the next step to curtail tethering by blocking the Wireless Tether app on handsets. The tethering police are here.
You'd think Google would be doing everything it could to get tablets going powered by Honeycomb, but in my view it is failing in a very significant way.
The expected flood of tablets to compete with the iPad will be impacted by a major component shortage that will impede the ability to produce the devices.
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 Manor was invaded by the Droids.
Google announced today the impending rollout of Google Talk for Android that supports video calls over 3G, 4G and WiFi. The feature requires Android 2.3+, meaning not many will get to use it.
Noah Kravitz of TechnoBuffalo and James Kendrick of ZDNet present Good to Go: a weekly video show covering the hot topics of the day. On today’s show no fewer than 4 gadgets were discussed.
The Verizon 4G LTE network had a nationwide outage that lasted over 24 hours, and is only coming back up regionally today. Being in the rare position to test 4 devices on the network, I found they all handled the outage differently.
Imagine my surprise when today Google released Google Docs in the Android Market. I grabbed it immediately and have been using it since, having installed it to my tablet and phone.
The Drioid Charge is the first phone made by Samsung for the Verizon Droid line, and has a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Plus screen that may be the best I've ever seen on a phone. Take this tour around the Charge.