There has not been a single Android device yet to hit the market with as much potential as the Motorola XOOM; sadly, it is unrealized potential in its current state.
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.
With a number of Windows tablets being prepared for launch, it is clear that Microsoft will have to deal with a perception problem about slates that is looming in the wings.
The parade of Windows 7 tablets has already begun, as the TEGA v2 began shipping late last year. I picked one up and have been using it for a few months, and it's time to give it some pixels.
If you own a smartphone, if you are not already suffering from app fatigue chances are you will at some point. App fatigue sets in over time as you collect a seemingly endless stream of apps.
I have a lot of laptops come through Mobile News Manor, my home office, and rarely does one hit on all cylinders like the newly announced ThinkPad X220 from Lenovo. Here's a tour of the X220.
The navigation in Google Maps for Android just got better as it will now automatically route you around adverse traffic conditions in areas where traffic conditions are tracked.
The latest quarterly statistics showing US smartphone market share shows Microsoft's task with Windows Phone 7 is daunting, as the new OS is already losing ground.
You can't order it yet, but the HP TouchPad is definitely getting closer to release as it has appeared on Amazon.
I am frequently asked about desktop stands for phones and tablets that I recommend. For five bucks you can make a run to your local office supply store and get one that works perfectly.
Inspiration comes from many sources, and Twitter is a great source. Today Michael Gartenberg sent a simple tweet that captured the very essence of gadget design that hardware makers need to learn.
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 XOOM has landed.
Noah Kravitz of TechnoBuffalo and I are proud to launch Good to Go: a weekly video show covering the hot topics of the day. In the first show we are talking tablets and where we think the market is headed.
One concern many have expressed about the Motorola XOOM is the scarcity of apps in the Android Market optimized for the tablet. This list of apps reflects how the apps I use heavily on the Galaxy Tab work on the XOOM.
While I like a good tablet in my hands, I am not so big a tablet fanboy to understand that the laptop is not going away any time soon, post-PC blockbuster or not.
Here's what you need to know about the iPad 2: it's thinner, lighter, faster, got cameras and is more capable than the iPad, for the same price. It shuts out the competition, and it is game over for tablets.