Touch tablets are appearing everywhere as they are selling by the millions. A good touch interface is crucial for a tablet app to yield a good experience for the user.
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.
Skype video calls are now possible on most mobile platforms, and the reality of being always on may be a disadvantage.
The HP TouchPad has a vibrant homebrew community that makes patches available to help speed things up. It is possible to overclock the TouchPad, turning it into one of the fastest tablets around.
New models of the BlackBerry Bold and Torch product lines have been announced running the BlackBerry 7 OS. It is not likely they will stem the desertion of BlackBerry customers underway.
Tablets are the hottest thing currently in the mobile sector, but there is a dirty little secret that Apple and other companies don't want you to know about them.
Yesterday Nokia detailed its new process for naming new handsets, and it makes me wonder if the company is just having some fun at our expense.
The perfect accessory is one that works well with the intended gadget, while adding functionality. The Arkon Portable Tablet Stand fits that description aptly, and is a cheap accessory too.
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.
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.