RIM is set to release the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet in just a few days, yet based on initial reviews the company is still changing the hardware and software that will ship to early customers.
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 flood of tablets appearing can leave one jaded at the sameness of them all, with the exception of the HP TouchPad that is not shipping yet. Take a look at this video of the webOS emulator and you'll understand why I am getting impatient.
One of the strengths of the Android platform is the level of customization that owners can use to tailor the user experience in every way. Here are my top customizations for Android devices.
HTC unveiled its latest 4.3-inch Android phone today, the HTC Sensation, which has a multimedia bent. It ships with Sense 3.0, which is full of 3D effects and a set of lockscreens that display animated information.
My first impressions were largely positive after receiving the Samsung 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot, but things quickly went sour.
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.