Talking smack about a platform that competes with your own company's offerings is nothing new, but the bluntness of recent comments by executives of Motorola and Verizon about Windows Phone 7 was unusual.
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. If it is tech and it moves, you'll find it here.
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.
We are constantly being surprised at the high prices OEMs are putting on Android tablets, but there are a few exceptions to the rule. The reasonably-priced Identity Tab is demonstrated in photos in this article.
When Apple launched the iPad last year many were surprised at the aggressive pricing. This pricing strategy has proven to be brilliant, and forced competitors to look to carrier subsidies to get pricing low enough to generate sales.
I have been using my iPad less frequently recently, but have hesitated selling it. That changed today with Apple's new policy for subscriptions, as I have no desire to give Apple 30 percent of those fees to Cupertino.
I routinely hear statements about the Samsung Galaxy Tab that are false, and the easiest way to prove that is to show a typical work session with the Galaxy Tab on video.
The HTC Flyer is a tablet running a hybrid version of Gingerbread (Android 2.4), and not Honeycomb as are most tablets being presented at MWC. The Flyer adds pen input to the mix which is unique.
I recently shared about the price consumers are willing to spend on tablets, and with information leaking out that OEMs are determined to price themselves out of contention I can't keep quiet.
The Microsoft keynote at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona is still underway, but the company thoughtfully leaked the official press release detailing what will be shared by Steve Ballmer.
Honeycomb puts so much on the tablet screen at once that a bigger display is required. It also makes the main home screen very busy, and in that regard tablets with Froyo may be better for serious work.
The Galaxy Tab 2 is expected to be an updated version of the Tab running Android 3.0, aka Honeycomb, on a bigger slate form with a 10-inch screen. I'm afraid a 10-inch Galaxy Tab is a mistake, as it isn't going to compete well with the iPad.