Will Samsung Introduce a Tablet With a Stylus at IFA?

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Samsung’s IFA unveiling may have been revealed prematurely as it is discovered that Samsung will be introducing three new products at the German trade show–a Galaxy Tab 7.7 slate, a Bada OS-powered Wave 3 smartphone, and an unknown device that goes by the Samsung Note moniker, as This is my next unfolded. At this point, […]

Cable TV Set-Top Boxes: The Real Motive Behind the Motorola Acquisition?

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Various smartphone and general technology blogs and sites out there have explored the various implications of what Google’s announced $12.5 billion of Motorola Mobility may mean to the Android ecosystem from the smartphone and tablet perspective, but a key–and perhaps a growing arena–area that has not yet been talked much about is Motorola’s experience and […]

Despite Google, Motorola Deal, Android Still Offers Most Hope for HTC, Samsung, LG, Others

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Various blogs have reacted to Google’s recently announced $12.5 billion acquisition of Motorola Mobility may saying that various rival Android smartphone-makers–HTC, Samsung, LG, and others–may not be completely happy with the deal as they’d be the odd third-wheel in a marriage of two–the union of Google’s Android operating system software with Motorola’s phone and tablet […]

Google + Motorola, Will Webtop OS Pave the Way to an Android-Chromebook Dock?

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Google has already stated a number of things about its announced $12.5 billion acquisition of Motorola Mobility, including that Motorola wouldn’t be favored in making future Nexus products as well as other hardware partners in the ecosystem reacting positively to the announcement, but what we haven’t heard is how Motorola will add value to the […]

Netflix Fee Hike Stinks But Is Their Right

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In case you’ve been unplugged for the last couple of days, Netflix is raising their fees. For those who want both streaming video and DVD rentals you will have to pay at least $16 a month, compared to $8 or $10 if you like Blu-ray disks now. The change will take place in September, and […]

More Slates Than You Can Shake a Stylus At

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Last week, between packing up the HTC Flyer for return and unwrapping a Fujitsu Stylistic Q550 for review, I found myself in tablet heaven with five – FIVE – slates at my fingertips. How could I not share the marvelous sight with you?

Windows 8 Touch Interface Impresses But Is It Enough?

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Well, Microsoft took the wraps off their touch tablet strategy yesterday and if I had to describe the effort in one word, it would be “impressive”. They addressed several key problems with touch in Windows, including my main one. But there’s a rub that we old schoolers may not like and still unknown is how […]

Android Tablets Aren’t Made To Be Held The Right Way

Tim Bray, Google’s Developer Advocate for Android, has taken a stand on tablet orientation, and he says portrait mode is the way to go. I wouldn’t go that far, but he makes some good points. Unfortunately, the problem isn’t with how people are holding their Android tablets, but how manufacturers are designing them.

Bill Gates Says “The PC Is The Tablet”. Is He Right?

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In an interview with the BBC about his philanthropic work, Microsoft chairman and co-founder Bill Gates was asked about something non-philathropic: living in a post-PC era of smartphones and tablets. His response? Well, let’s just say it wasn’t a surprise.

Verizon Answers 4G LTE Network, Device Questions…Sort Of…

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There’s been a bit of skepticism, and understandably so, from the GottaBeMobile staff over the status and functionality of 4G smartphones. Hopefully, you can see why with the constant delays of the Thunderbolt and continuing delay behind the Droid Charge, rumored and missed release dates for the Droid Bionic and the LG Revolution, a day […]

Google Aims to Succeed Where Microsoft Has Failed

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Watching the announcements streaming out of Google this week, I could not help but notice a certain trend. There were a slew of accessory devices and gadget applications shown off in what is unofficially being called “Android Everywhere”. They’ve bolstered their offerings with music streaming and movie rentals. They seem intent on breathing new life […]

Verizon SF Retail Store Confirms No Droid Charge in Stock

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After a couple meetings in San Francisco, California, I walked into a corporate-owned Verizon Wireless retail store near the Union Square shopping district to see what types of accessories, cases, and new devices the store may have on display. After inquiring about a case for the Samsung Droid Charge, I was told that the store […]

PlayBook’s Problem is That RIM Doesn’t Have a Defined Playbook

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Research in Motion’s first foray into the tablet market is met with lukewarm reviews. For the company’s first tablet effort, the build quality is there—the screen is bright and vivid, the metal chassis feels solid, and the device has a reassuring weight and thickness that makes it subtle, understated yet elegant. So why aren’t reviews […]

4G LTE: One Writer’s Switching Plans: Bye-Bye AT&T, Hello Verizon

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After having been an AT&T customer for 12 years–it started with PacBell Wireless in San Jose, California, which evolved to Cingular, which then became the ‘new’ AT&T–I am finally ready to leave the AT&T family to say hello to Verizon Wireless with the HTC Thunderbolt, the carrier’s first 4G LTE smartphone, on March 17. Unlike […]

Why Storage Capacity Matters When You Buy the iPad 2

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Xavier had posted a great guide on the various iPad 2 configurations that you may purchase come 5 PM on March 11th along with some of the considerations for those with an iPad 1 who may be on the fence about upgrading. For those who are ready to upgrade or make the jump into the […]