Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer took the keynote stage last night at the CES and reports of his speech are less than inspiring. The fact is the folks in Redmond have lost their mobile mojo.
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.
While competitors are scratching their heads trying to figure out how to give Apple a run in mobile, Amazon, a company not seriously competing with Cupertino, could become a major threat, and easily.
I grabbed a Galaxy Tab when it first appeared on the market and it has become a powerful tool for me due to an assortment of good apps. Here is a list of the top 10 Android apps I use on my Tab.
Microsoft is expected to push Windows tablets at this year's CES, starting with Ballmer's keynote address tomorrow. I'm sorry Mr. Ballmer, but Windows tablets are doomed to fail.
The Consumer Electronic Show (CES) has not even started in Vegas but Lenovo has already announced a unique Android tablet and keyboard base that converts into a full Windows notebook.
Having worked in a home office for almost a decade, the computing equipment plays a big role in getting the work done. The gear changes frequently, but here's the current collection.
My name is James Kendrick and I have been using mobile devices since they weighed 30 pounds. It is a banner day for me with the launch of the Mobile News blog on ZDNet.