I have been using the HP TouchPad as my main tablet for a month now, and while it may say something more about Honeycomb than the TouchPad, HP's product is better than every Honeycomb tablet I have tried.
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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Lenovo's first Android tablet, the IdeaPad K1, is a 10-inch tablet running Android 3.1 along with some customizations designed to help it stand out from the growing Honeycomb crowd.
Motorola dished out financial results this week, and admitted that it had only shipped (not sold) 440,000 XOOMs in Q2. That poor performance was in large part due to a terrible launch.
I like sleeve cases for short day trips to protect my gadgets, as I want them to be as thin and light while in the case. I just received the Waterfield Designs sleeve case for the TouchPad.
Nielsen has released its June figures breaking down the U. S. smartphone segment, and as expected Apple is still the number 1 maker of smartphones with a 28 percent market share.
It's a good thing I love gadgets considering I cover them for a living, but it does have its downside, like the endless waiting for system updates. There is no time that moves as slowly as that spent waiting for updates.
The international court ruling that HTC has infringed on Apple's patents has brought Apple and Android to an important crossroad that will likely impact the mobile segment for a long time.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 with LTE will be available from Verizon on July 28. The Galaxy Tab 10.1 does not have a CDMA (3G) radio inside meaning it is 4G or nothing.
You may have heard about Apple forcing ebook apps to remove the ability to shop at non-Apple ebookstores from the apps. While within its right to do so, the move is ruining the Apple experience.
The race to produce a hot tablet that competes with the iPad has not had a winner yet, and it is worth a look at the tablet tableau by platform to see where things currently fall.
While no one questions if there are a lot of Android phones in users' hands, it is not quite as clear how many Android tablets are out there. A look at Google's numbers may indicate not very many.
The news of layoffs at Research in Motion (RIM) surprised no one following the maker of the legendary BlackBerry. RIM is not dead yet, but unless it can lay out a concise plan to turn things around it is just a matter of time.
Apple created a stir early this year by changing the rules for in-app purchases that in effect made eReader apps share the wealth with Apple. The rules are now in effect and already impacting competition.
Folks using beta versions of iOS 5 have discovered that the first iOS 5 beta update just released OTA will not work on jailbroken devices.
Verizon is showing a customer with an order in for a Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 equipped with LTE that the order should be filled on July 26. XOOM customers are still waiting for their upgrade.