Archive: January, 2011
In what is surely to be the year of the tablet, Toshiba took the grand opportunity at CSE 2011 to unveil the Toshiba Tablet. Consumers can bet that they will see a host of tablets from a variety if manufacturer fighting for their hard earned dollars. But why the Toshiba tablet? Read the rest of this entry »
Samsung’s New 4G Smartphone- Infuse 4G
Samsung continues to shine with the announcement at CES of its latest 4G phone, Samsung Infuse 4G model # SGH –i997. Known for its superb display & imaging technologies as seen in the Galaxy S series phones, the Infuse seems ready not to disappoint. Not known if any of the Canadian Carriers will bring this smartphone but with the success of Galaxy S Phones, I am sure we are on the heels of an announcement. The Infuse is scheduled to be released in the USA on AT&T sometime in Q2 and the price tag is yet to be set.
At CES this year, Samsung introduced a unique Windows tablet, a hybrid tablet and laptop. The screen slides down above the keyboard and acts just like the iPad but if you need to type on a keyboard you can slide the screen out revealing the keyboard beneath. Quite a nifty trick and amazing. So while Windows on Tablets isn’t new, this tablet certainly is. The Sliding PC 7 is expected to be available in March this year at a sticker price of $699 US. My expectation is that it will also be available in Canada at the same price in March as well. It seems that Samsung now is playing the field with regards to operating systems, it has the Galaxy Tab by Android and now the Sliding PC 7 which runs with Windows 7.
Which tablet should I choose?
That’s the question that will become more and more common as the tablet industry kicks into high gear this year. We will try to help you answer that question with this blog post featuring a side-by-side comparison of the top three tablet computers to watch out for in 2011.
- The Apple iPad is the standard for tablet computers. With more than 17 million iPads sold to date and the iPad2 in Canada as of March 25 Apple has clearly set the pace.
- BlackBerry is still a giant in the smart phone space and the BlackBerry PlayBook, widely viewed as runner up of the CES 2011 Best of Tablet Award, is a highly anticipated tablet from RIM.
- The Motorola Xoom is the unknown kid on the block for many, but with its recent crowning at CES 2011 – Best of Show Award – and Android’s latest operating system optimized for tablets, this tablet will head up the Android attack this year.
At the recently completed consumer electronics show (CES) LG introduced a “revolution”, the LG Revolution to be exact. It was one of the 10 cell phone introduced by Verizon at their press conference at CES 2011. In case you didn’t know, Verizon has launched a new network known as LTE. LTE is short for Long Term Evolution, a wireless broadband 4G technology. It has a theoretical maximum download speed of a whopping 326 Mbps on a mobile device. So 4G blows the lid off of 3G experiences. So the new LG Revolution has been designed to make use of Verizon’s new high speed network. Can you imagine the possibilities?
So what’s so great about the “Revolution”?
Motorola ATRIX Released in Canada
Ever thought you would see the day come when your smartphone would be more powerful than your desktop. The Motorola ATRIX with its revolutionary webtop application and dual core processor, gives you the power of mobile computing inside your pocket. Gone will be the day,when you have to run home to sync your phone with your desktop or bring along your laptop for the ride. It’s going to be never leave home without your phone and it might very well be the Motorola Atrix doing the job for you on the go.
At the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show (C.E.S), HTC unveiled its latest smartphone called the Thunderbolt. HTC’s latest 4G device from HTC is packed with a bundle of features that its users are sure to like. This media rich device will impress users with its extremely fast downloading speeds. Read the rest of this entry »
Apps for your new BlackBerry
Congrats! You recently unwrapped your new BlackBerry Torch or BlackBerry 9780 and are just getting acquainted. If you were a non smartphone user or a previous BlackBerry user one thing for sure is that your data usage habits will change considerably, given the improvements of BlackBerry’s latest operating system – OS 6. Your BlackBerry comes preloaded with the more common apps like, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn so if you journeyed through AppWorld, you have probably come to the realization that with 12,000 plus apps you simply don’t have the time to go through them all to find the gems worth downloading. So what are must have apps? Well, we define them as apps that you use daily or that save you time and/or money while making your life easier in some measurable way.