Skype has rolled out a new version of its VoIP software for the Android platform that brings video calling to the table. If you own one of four phones, that is, and not all variants of those.
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.
First the XOOM and the PlayBook, and now the TouchPad have gotten poor receptions that show it is hard to build a good tablet. Why is it so hard? Everyone is trying to do too much with their tablets.
All of my hopes for the HP TouchPad were based on one thing, that the hardware would perform well. The early reviews are now in and it is obvious that is not the case.
Rumors claim the next PlayBook tablet by RIM to be canceled. RIM is in a no-win situation, and is going to get bashed in the media for not launching the tablet, and equally bashed if it does.
While the lack of apps for the HP TouchPad will be a concern for prospective buyers, there is one thing HP can do for the launch that makes that less of an issue for consumers.
Sony announced its new MacBook Air competitor, and the Vaio Z is one nice piece of mobile technology. I set out to configure one for my very own, but it's a little out of my price range.
Android is definitely on a good growth curve, but even with all the buzz about the Honeycomb tablets that are appearing not very many of those activations are of the non-phone variety.
The summer travel season is here and that means road trips. Not many cars have a fancy navigation system, so you can use that fancy smartphone you already own as a navigation device.
Fring is a free video chat app that has just upped Facetime on the iPad by offering free group video calls.
A lot is riding on the AT&T/T-Mobile merger, especially how it affects consumers so it's worth taking a look at what the players are saying officially about the deal.
An enterprising company has released the Times of New York candle for recreating the smell of that famous newspaper for those who miss the smell while browsing online.
No matter if you are a fan of custom OEM interfaces or stock Android phones, there are five apps that should be installed on every Android phone to make them better.
How popular is the iPhone? Popular enough that over a million T-Mobile customers are actively using them on a network that doesn't officially support them.
RIM's PlayBook has been out for a while now, yet there is still no Kindle app available. One has to wonder if Amazon is rethinking that release given the expected appearance of its own tablet soon.
My personal preference for Android aside, I have to be honest and state that Android is failing as a tablet platform compared to the competition. Google has let it happen, and only Amazon can resolve it.