Thursday, October 6, 2011

What will Apple Look Like Going Forward?

First, I do want to express my condolences. Steve Jobs was one of the greatest innovators and creators of our time. His person and intellect will be dearly missed. He did a lot to help shape much of the technology that we all interact with on a daily basis. Who will our innovators be going forward?

And that really is the subject I especially want to consider in relation to Apple. I am not saying that the company has no talent apart from Jobs, but he was a visionary when it came to new applications of technology and Apple greatly benefited from his contribution. He was kicked out several years back and it had a negative impact on the company.

Friday, September 30, 2011

The Kindle Fire, Galaxy Tab PLUS, Acer Iconia A100 - The Small Formfactor Market has Gotten Interesting!


That will be a question that many potential tablet buyers will be asking themselves in the coming months (especially leading into the Christmas season). For those who have their hearts and wallets set on the 7" form-factor, they have some new options to consider.

In the big retail electronics stores (Best Buy...), there was really only one.. perhaps two options a year ago if one wanted to purchase a 7" tablet. You could spend $600 and get the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7".... or, if you didn't mind doing some "hacking" you could pick up a Nook Color at $250 and root it to give you a full Android device.

But now the big companies are finally catching on. Consumers like the idea of a small, portable device to be well... small and portable and at a portable price. Enter the new contestants...

Sunday, September 25, 2011

What is This New Android Tablet?

So, I just got my weekly YouTube update and I subscribe to colonel zap. He makes some of the best YouTube android tablet preview videos out there for merimobiles and if you like following the android tablet market like I do, I heartily encourage you to subscribe to him as well! (And yes that was totally unprompted, his video tablet reviews just plain rock)

Anyhow, he just came out with a new video about a new tablet called the Zeontouch Pad 2 Game Killer. The device is your standard 7" 800x480 capacitive touch Chinese fare but it does have a few qualities that make it stand out from the bunch. The first being a rather massive 4200 (maybe it was 4500?) mAh battery that is claimed to be a very high quality 12-cell.