Samsung has taken the desire to compete with the iPad seriously, as the two new Galaxy Tab tablets are priced less than the iPad, and are thinner.
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.
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The news last night that the Amazon app store was open for business coincided with Apple's suing Amazon to stop use of the app store moniker. The store is finally open this morning so I guess Amazon won for the moment.
The news from that Microsoft has sued Barnes & Noble over its Android e-reader is significant. Microsoft has previously gone after Android phone makers, but are making it clear they are coming after the Android tablet space.
The race to the tablet finish line is really heating up, with AnyDATA throwing two new 7-inch tablets into the mix.
SwiftKey users for Android devices should note a private beta is now active for a special tablet version of the keyboard app. SwiftKey for Tablets is designed for better use on larger screen devices.
What does AT&T do to compete with Verizon Wireless? It buys T-Mobile USA for $39 billion in cash and stock, that's what. The two companies have entered into a "definitive agreement" for the acquisition that has been approved by the boards of both companies.
Those who jailbreak or root your phone to allow free tethering better be ready. The tethering police are coming, and they know who you are.
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 Atrix laptop dock got its due.
Noah Kravitz of TechnoBuffalo and I continue with Good to Go: a weekly video show covering the hot topics of the day. In this show we share our experience with 4G.
Amazon is readying its app store for the grand opening, and I believe launching its own store makes perfect sense for the online retailer. It fits in perfectly with the company's core business.
The iPad 2 is enjoying brisk sales since the launch last week. One tablet coming in a few weeks that could definitely give the iPad some serious competition is the BlackBerry PlayBook.
Motorola has officially announced that the WiFi-only XOOM tablet will go on sale at several retailers on March 27th for $599. This is $200 too much to compete with the entry-level iPad 2 that is selling like hotcakes.
The latest rumor about the HP TouchPad originally shown last month at the webOS press event thrown by HP, has the tablet going on sale in June for $500. If that price holds up that is good news as it would be competitive with entry-level iPad 2 pricing.
Communication with those affected by the crisis in Japan is crucial, and most U.S. phone companies are stepping up to offer free calls and text messages to Japan.
Verizon has finally confirmed that its first 4G-capable phone, the HTC Thunderbolt, will be available on March 17.