Modu, an Israeli company with an innovative modular approach to smartphones, is closing its doors.
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 must take enthusiasts to task for a misconception that is propogated every time a gadget doesn't get an available software update. I'm referring to claiming said gadget is obsolete.
According to DigiTimes, notebook makers are impressed with the Nvidia Tegra 2 enough to pass on Intel's Oak Trail processor. The threat posed by the Tegra 2 should give concern to Intel for the long haul.
If you use the TripIt online tracking service to handle your travels, you should be aware the company behind the service has been acquired. Concur has announced the acquisition of TripIt.
Android has grown into a hugely popular platform, according to usage tracked by ad network Millennial Media. Google's platform is generating more revenue than Apple's.
Sprint is now offering the Tab for $299 with a data contract, an excellent price. Often a price drop indicates a forthcoming new model, which Samsung has already stated it will be producing.
The Android version of LogMeIn Ignition has been optimized for use on larger screen tablets, and in this video I demonstrate using the 7-inch Galaxy Tab to run a Mac and a PC solely by touch.
The Nvidia Tegra 2 is powerful enough to power awesome modular systems. Imagine a phone that morphs into a notebook, tablet and desktop as needed.
It's not often you can call a notebook "sexy", but it's an adequate description of the Lenovo IdeaPad U260 I am evaluating. The U260 is the thinnest and lightest Windows notebook I have used.
The big announcement today aside, I have no intention of getting a Verizon iPhone any time soon. I'm not passing on Big Red's iPhone because there's little new, I'm passing because I don't need it.
Best Buy has launched a program to help with buyer's remorse, the Buy Back program that gives on-the-spot rebates when you trade in a gadget for the next big thing.
The mass display of me-too tablets at the CES last week is a testament to the tablet that Jobs built. While everyone else plays catch-up, Apple could shake things up again with a little iPad.
I followed the CES coverage last week carefully, looking for that rare Windows tablet that nailed both the form factor and the user interface. It was pretty much a waste of time.
It is with great amusement I have been following the news that finally, OMG, the iPhone is coming to Verizon in the U.S.! I have to go on record stating it's much ado about nothing.
You get more than mobile news coverage here on Mobile News, you also get read-world reviews of important gadgets. Here is a day in the life of the Samsung Galaxy Tab.