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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.
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.
If you have a BlackBerry Bold 9650 or a Curve 3G on the Verizon network, tonight you get the equivalent of a new phone.
One group has its eyes on the tablet space, and that is app developers, according to a new IDC survey. Developers are far more likely to make tablet apps than apps for the BlackBerry and Windows Phone.
The XOOM is definitely loaded to the gills with features and hardware components, but what OEMs like Motorola are about to discover is that different pricing rules apply for tablets.
Word is leaking that the Motorola XOOM will be available in Best Buy for $699, and at that price I'm not going to get one. Here's why.
Too many customers are not happy with lack of updates for Android phones. It's time for Google to step in and take control over the Android update process, no matter how many partner feathers get ruffled.
Toshiba has fired up a web site to tease us with its upcoming Android tablet. This Honeycomb tablet is the first with a user replaceable battery and SD card slot.
Spending far too much on gadgets should be enough proof of your addiction to gadgetry, but there's one piece of evidence that you can't ignore, the bag tree.
Reports of Rep. Giffords' progress with an iPad are not surprising, as Apple's tablet is playing a role in the treatment of patients with a variety of illnesses and injuries, with good results.