T-Mobile isn't just waiting for absorption by AT&T, it wants to get all up in your Facebook with the launch of Bobsled. Bobsled is an application for Facebook that permits VoIP voice calls over Facebook chat.
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.
I get a lot of email asking what I think about various devices, and often I have already published a review. Here's the collection of reviews I get asked about most often, covering phones, tablets, apps, and laptops.
Today the BlackBerry PlayBook becomes available for order from retail outlets and from RIM directly. The app that lets owners access email on tethered phones is available too, except for AT&T customers.
If you have been waiting for the Novatel 4G (LTE) MiFi to become available on the Verizon network, your wait is over. The MiFi 4G is for sale today on the Verizon online store.
I just received word from Lenovo that the ThinkPad x220 will be available tomorrow, April 19. I reviewed the x220 a month ago and it is the most popular review I have written on ZDNet.
Rapid advancement as we've seen in smartphones leads us to expect such advances to continue, but I believe it is slowing down. I'm having a hard time trying to determine what the Next Big Thing in smartphones might be.
ZDNet's 20th anniversary: An incredible milestone in this business sends me careening down memory lane with abandon. My first laptop was a 30-pound behemoth.
Mobile technology, smartphones in particular, are very personal devices. The fact of the matter is that no matter how personal these phones become, there is no perfect device nor platform for everyone.
According to Google there have now been over 3 billion apps installed from the Market. There are also 350,000 activations of new Android devices every day.
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 Verizon's 4G Mobile Hotspot landed, twice.
Noah Kravitz of TechnoBuffalo and I continue with Good to Go: a weekly video show covering the hot topics of the day. Today's show is the BlackBerry PlayBook show.
I want my tablet and smartphone to work together to make them both better. I am ready for each device to play off the strengths of the other to make a more complete package.
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 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.