Top gadget reviews and photo galleries of 2011 from Mobile News

Top gadget reviews and photo galleries of 2011 from Mobile News

Summary: I get a lot of email asking what I think about various devices, and often I have already published a review. Here's the collection of reviews I get asked about most often, covering phones, tablets, apps, and laptops.

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The ZDNet Mobile News blog has grown tremendously in just a short period. I thank each of you for taking time out of your busy days to stop by and see what's happening in the world of mobile tech. A good portion of my work day, the best part at that, is dealing with the volume of email that comes in from visitors to this blog. I enjoy hearing from you and answering any questions that come my way.

A fair number of those questions go something like this:

"When are you going to review smartphone X?" or "I'd like to know your thoughts about product Y". I'm always happy to share my thoughts on these topics, but quite often the gadgets I'm asked about I have already covered here on Mobile News. It seems like I am answering a lot of queries with "here's the review/photo gallery for the product you're asking about", so it seems prudent to gather up the coverage of the devices I am asked about most often in one place.

Here they are, grouped by type of device to make it easy to find what may be of interest to you. Each product name is a link to the full review and for those with a photo gallery, that link is included beneath the name with thumbnails.

Tablets:

TEGA v2 Windows 7 tablet: The first Win7 thin and light tablet to hit the market.

Check out TEGA v2 photo gallery with comparison to Motorola XOOM


Image Gallery: Check out the TEGA v2 Windows 7 tablet photo gallery with Motorola XOOM comparison. Image Gallery: TEGA v2 Image Gallery: TEGA v2

Identity Tab: 7-inch budget Android tablet with access to the Android Market.

Check out the photo tour of the Identity Tab Android tablet.


Image Gallery: Check out the Identity Tab Android tablet from Dynamism. Image Gallery: Samsung Focus Image Gallery: Samsung Focus browser

Motorola Xoom: First Honeycomb tablet.

Check out the extensive Motorola XOOM photo gallery


Image Gallery: Check out the extensive Motorola XOOM photo gallery with Honeycomb. Image Gallery: XOOM Image Gallery: XOOM

Top 10 tablets to watch in 2011: I am frequently asked which upcoming tablets have my eye, so I am including this here.

Check out the top 10 tablets to watch this year.


Image Gallery: Check out the top 10 tablets to watch this year presented in photos. Image Gallery: Top tablets Image Gallery: Top tablets

iPad 2 vs. Motorola XOOM: The two current top tablets go head-to-head in photos.

Check out the iPad 2 vs. Motorola XOOM in photos


Image Gallery: Check out the iPad 2 vs. Motorola XOOM in photos. Image Gallery: XOOM Image Gallery: XOOM

Smartphones, Laptops »

Smartphones:

HTC EVO Shift 4G: First EVO phone with a physical keyboard and 4G.

Check out the photo gallery comparing the HTC EVO Shift 4G with the original EVO.


Image Gallery: Compare the HTC EVO Shift 4G with original EVO 4G. Image Gallery: EVO Shift 4G vs EVO 4G Image Gallery: EVO Shift 4G Goofy D-pad

Samsung Focus: Great Windows Phone 7 handset from Samsung.

Check out the photo gallery of the Samsung Focus Windows Phone.


Image Gallery: Check out the Samsung Focus Windows Phone from ATT. Image Gallery: Samsung Focus Image Gallery: Samsung Focus browser

Atrix 4G with laptop dock: Motorola pushed the limits with a top phone that becomes a laptop.

Check out the extensive photo gallery of the Motorola Atrix 4G with laptop and multimedia docks.


Image Gallery: Check out the extensive Motorola Atrix 4G photo gallery with laptop and multimedia docks. Image Gallery: Atrix 4G Image Gallery: Atrix 4G

Atrix 4G vs. HTC Thunderbolt: The top two Android smartphones go head-to-head in photos.

Check out the photo comparison of the Motorola Atrix 4G and the HTC Thunderbolt.


Image Gallery: Check out the Atrix 4G and Thunderbolt from AT&T and Verizon. Image Gallery: Atrix Thunderbolt Image Gallery: Thunderbolt Atrix

Laptops »

Laptops:

IdeaPad U260: Thin, sexy laptop full of style. The photos are embedded in the linked review.

ThinkPad X220: Best laptop I have used, and gets over 15 hours of battery life with slice battery option.

Check out ThinkPad X220 photo gallery with slice battery option


Image Gallery: Check out ThinkPad X220 photo gallery with slice battery option. Image Gallery: Samsung Focus Image Gallery: Samsung Focus browser

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