This is a first look review of the Samsung Focus running Windows Phone 7. This review concentrates on the hardware, as a totally new platform such as Windows Phone requires proper time to form valid opinions.
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.
Whether the Samsung Galaxy Tab is selling as fast as we originally thought or not, it is being reported that 16 percent of those sales are resulting in returns for refunds.
I recently admitted that I have a bag tree complete with a bunch of gear bags hanging from the limbs. Some asked me to share my favorite gear bags, so here are my top 3 bags.
The two million Galaxy Tabs previously reported by Samsung as sales, and reported on this blog, is really the number of units "sold" into the partner distribution system, and not consumer sales.
Samsung must be feeling pretty good about things with Bloomberg reporting that Android tablets grabbed 22 percent market share last quarter.
Google has started a campaign to hire mobile app developers for its own applications. It is likely Google has realized that mobile apps are better than web-based portals into online activities.
As important as my smartphone has become to me, it's not enough. I want it to take a more active role in my life.
Amazon is riding the popularity of the Kindle, announcing that ebook sales are now outpacing those of paperbacks. There are now 115 Kindle books sold for every 100 paperbacks sold by Amazon.
This is a peek into a technology writer’s home office, aka Mobile News Manor, discussing gadgets, apps, best practices using same, and ebooks. A Windows Phone is on the way!
Chinese firm Lenovo has formed a joint venture with NEC in a move to give it an immediate presence in Japan, the world's third largest PC market.
Samsung has reported selling 2 million Galaxy Tabs in just 3 months, proving both the 7-inch form factor and the Android platform are good for tablets.
Ads in apps are nothing new, and a recent survey found that about half of them that get clicked by users are clicked by accident. Not very many sales can be happening that way.
Writers, be they world-famous novelists, prolific bloggers or business report writers, can appreciate how important it is to have a great keyboard. When this group hears that the best keyboard ever made is on a laptop, it raises a few eyebrows.
Qualcomm builds the Snapdragon chip used in most smartphones in the market, and today announced higher quarterly sales than analysts estimated.
The latest numbers from Gartner show how big a business apps have become, with $5.2 billion generated in 2010. The revenue generated by apps, both direct sales and ad revenue, is expected to almost triple in 2011 to over $15 billion.