Google is buying Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion in cash, which puts the search giant firmly in competition with the major Android device makers.
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. If it is tech and it moves, you'll find it here.
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.
The PC space is not one known for product innovation with the exception of Apple. HP has always been a conservative company, but with Palm DNA has the chance to shake things up.
Google proclaimed Honeycomb the official version of Android for tablets, and until now it has been unavailable in a 7-inch form. The Acer Iconia Tab A100 brings the sweet goodness to the small slate.
Laptop makers only get one first impression, and when they preinstall junkware that ruins the first boot they have failed the customer.
Apple has won an injunction banning one tablet that looks similar to the iPad, and promises more are on the way. These are indeed crazy times in mobile technology.
The introduction of the Kindle Cloud Reader has proven not even Apple can keep Amazon from its buyers.
Is webOS already poised for extinction? That's what a couple of respected pundits would have you think. I don't share that view as I think webOS is just taking off.
There are cost benefits for buyers of tablets without 3G/4G connectivity, but there's another reason that may be even more important to consumers.
The first thing I do with a new gadget is test it for mobile blogging potential. The HP TouchPad is serving that role well using simple apps and the cloud.
I get at least a dozen requests a day to recommend one gadget or another to someone. My response is always the same -- I do not make gadget recommendations.