I was blindsided this week with the realization that the appearance of laptops, more importantly how 'good' they look, is one of the top criteria that many folks use in the purchase decision.
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 ThinkPad X1 I am testing has a chiclet keyboard that has surprised me with how good it is. It is in fact so good it has replaced another ThinkPad keyboard as my franchise keyboard.
Tech ninja Amazon has already snuck up on the big players by slyly slipping into the Android ecosystem from so many different angles it is already competing with Google. A tablet will take it over.
The ThinkPad X1 combines a thin, light form with new technology to produce a notebook that competes favorably with the MacBook Air. Check out the review and photo gallery to see why.
A T-Mobile document has confirmed that the HTC Sensation will go on sale on June 8. The Sensation takes the 4.3-inch form made popular by HTC and updates it with top-of-the-line components.
We are rapidly becoming a society with electronic gadgetry permanently attached to our hand. Instead of talking to one another, we are losing a great opportunity for visiting to the cloud.
Verizon has confirmed the Droid Charge will be available in retail stores tomorrow, and online beginning at midnight tonight.
Hardware 2.0 has the story of two developers who have been ordered to license patents covering in-app purchases from an unnamed company or face legal trouble in 21 days.
Samsung has produced a Gingerbread update for the original 7-inch Galaxy Tab in several countries in Europe. As usual, owners in the U.S. are in a wait-and-see mode for the update.
Fujitsu has announced a Windows 7 hybrid with a sliding keyboard is going on sale in Japan. The TH Series tablet is a 10.1-inch multitouch slate with a full keyboard that slides out when needed.
Noah Kravitz of TechnoBuffalo and James Kendrick of ZDNet present Good to Go: a weekly video show covering the hot topics of the day. We battled flickering lights and no connectivity for today's show about Google I/O.
The web is buzzing about the upcoming Google Chromebook so it is time to see what you smart folks plan to do about them. This poll is simple, just to give us a feel for how well they are going to sell.
There's a huge barrier to entry for millions of consumers considering the Chromebook: it doesn't work with Apple products. That barrier may be too big for Google to overcome.
The Google Chromebooks are coming, and at a decent price point that will surely attract casual users. What most folks will have to determine is can the cloud computing model work for everything?
Google throws a good party and this year teamed up with Samsung to make the I/O conference the hottest ticket in town for attendees. Attendees snagged a cool $1,400 worth of loot for showing up.