Lenovo COO Rory Read gets on the Ultrabook bandwagon but points out they were coming anyway due to evolution of the notebook.
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.
Why can't non-iPads sell? Because the consistent marketing experience from Apple is something that competitors simply cannot reproduce.
Sprint Nexus S 4G owners are getting a free version of the Swype onscreen keyboard app that has new editing gestures.
The HP Pavilion dm1 is now available with integrated 4G LTE from Verizon Wireless. I have taken it for a test drive and find it to be a solid notebook for travelers.
The CrunchPad and JooJoo tablet raised its head again as Fusion Garage announced the Grid 10 tablet and Grid 4 smartphone.
Google is buying Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion in cash, which puts the search giant firmly in competition with the major Android device makers.
The PC space is not one known for product innovation with the exception of Apple. HP has always been a conservative company, but with Palm DNA has the chance to shake things up.
Google proclaimed Honeycomb the official version of Android for tablets, and until now it has been unavailable in a 7-inch form. The Acer Iconia Tab A100 brings the sweet goodness to the small slate.
Laptop makers only get one first impression, and when they preinstall junkware that ruins the first boot they have failed the customer.
Apple has won an injunction banning one tablet that looks similar to the iPad, and promises more are on the way. These are indeed crazy times in mobile technology.
The introduction of the Kindle Cloud Reader has proven not even Apple can keep Amazon from its buyers.
Is webOS already poised for extinction? That's what a couple of respected pundits would have you think. I don't share that view as I think webOS is just taking off.
There are cost benefits for buyers of tablets without 3G/4G connectivity, but there's another reason that may be even more important to consumers.
The first thing I do with a new gadget is test it for mobile blogging potential. The HP TouchPad is serving that role well using simple apps and the cloud.
I get at least a dozen requests a day to recommend one gadget or another to someone. My response is always the same -- I do not make gadget recommendations.