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 iPad 2 arrived.
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.
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 cover the AT&T/T-Mobile merger and what it means to Google.
Rarely does a gadget come along that has major impact on mobile technology. There is one gadget that has changed the way we approach mobile connectivity, and is the most significant gadget that has come along in years.
Microsoft responded late yesterday with a schedule outlining the WP7 update schedule for every handset in customer's hands. It doesn't tell a single owner when they will get the WP7 update.
The appearance of MiFi units from Samsung and Novatel have appeared on an internal Verizon rebate list, indicating they may be on store shelves soon.
I am a firm believer in using a second monitor at the desk, and this is the thing I miss most when I travel and leave it behind. Toshiba aims to rectify that with a portable monitor that plays second fiddle to most laptops.
OEMs are building tablets in different sizes be competitive, and conversations about them keep coming back to which size is optimal for consumers. There is no answer to that, one size doesn't fit all in spite of what Steve Jobs believes.
Sprint today announced it will be carrying the HTC EVO View 4G, aka the HTC Flyer, starting this summer. This is the first Android tablet with both touch and pen control.
Samsung has taken the desire to compete with the iPad seriously, as the two new Galaxy Tab tablets are priced less than the iPad, and are thinner.
The news last night that the Amazon app store was open for business coincided with Apple's suing Amazon to stop use of the app store moniker. The store is finally open this morning so I guess Amazon won for the moment.
The news from that Microsoft has sued Barnes & Noble over its Android e-reader is significant. Microsoft has previously gone after Android phone makers, but are making it clear they are coming after the Android tablet space.
The race to the tablet finish line is really heating up, with AnyDATA throwing two new 7-inch tablets into the mix.
SwiftKey users for Android devices should note a private beta is now active for a special tablet version of the keyboard app. SwiftKey for Tablets is designed for better use on larger screen devices.
What does AT&T do to compete with Verizon Wireless? It buys T-Mobile USA for $39 billion in cash and stock, that's what. The two companies have entered into a "definitive agreement" for the acquisition that has been approved by the boards of both companies.
Those who jailbreak or root your phone to allow free tethering better be ready. The tethering police are coming, and they know who you are.