Archive: February, 2011
We have our big screen televisions, we’ve got our laptops, we have our smartphones and now we’ve got tablet PCs. The reason for this blog is based on my personal experience and the big question is, how practical are tablets really? As much as I inquire with people that own tablets, as to what they do with them, I invariably get a few answers. One of which is, to present things to people (photos) or read books. When I ask them have you ever done a presentation on your tablet?, the answer is – No. Given my own personal experience, I started asking myself, are tablet PCs really just a want versus a need? Could the Apple brand machine be creating this desire to own a tablet altogether?
Dell’s New Windows Phone 7 (WP7) Entrant
My prior experience with Windows Mobile phones was with the htc Maple (which ran Windows Mobile 6.1). This set my expectations moderately low however the Dell Venue Pro is miles above such entry level devices.
Kyocera Echo – What’s to come
Thought we have seen it all. The Kyocera Echo phone, manufactured by Japanese Company Kyocera Corp. has not one but two 3.5-inch, 800-by-480 LCD displays that will allow you to multitask at the touch of a finger. Sure sounds like a cross between a smartphone and a mini -tablet ,nevertheless, read on to see if really it lives up to either of these devices or if two screens is better than one.
In the age of social media and era of Facebook, it was only a matter of time when a phone manufacture unveiled a phone targeted to Facebook fanatics. The HTC Cha Cha, unofficially being termed the “Facebook phone”, hopes to be a hit amongst younger users that are active with Facebook. You can post and share pictures, video and messages with a press of a button.
The HP TouchPad is another tablet computer about to enter the seemingly overcrowded tablet market, despite the fact that many of the tablets that continue to garner the lion’s share of buzz are yet to launch. Namely the BlackBerry Playbook, Motorola Xoom, Apple’s iPad2 and Samsung’s Galaxy S II. So what does HP have in store for us? Well, in short – a very well equipped tablet PC to compete with the likes of Apple – in some respects.
HTC Incredible S
The new line up of HTC S Series Smartphones has officially been unveiled at this year Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The Incredible S is the first of the 3 Android devices to hit the shelves in Europe & US on T-Mobile and is dubbed the master of all the devices with the Desire S and Wildfire S catering to the mid range and low range customers respectively.
Let’s dig dipper into what puts the Incredible S so high on the pedestal and if it can live up to its name.
A Review of the HTC Salsa
With a modest (in the age of dual core processor phones) 600 MHz Qualcomm CPU and a half-gig of storage in-built the HTC Salsa doesn’t immediately appear to be that different from most entry level smartphones.
The New HTC Tablet – HTC Flyer
The HTC Flyer is a new competitor in the ever growing tablet space. This review highlights some of the key features of the HTC Flyer. The HTC Flyer was unveiled at the Mobile World Congress 2011 (MWC) just yesterday, joining Apple, RIM, Samsung , LG and Motorola. It is expected that this tablet will be available in Canada sometime in Q2 this year.
HTC Desire HD
Its official, the HTC Desire HD has been released in Canada on Bell and TELUS. The Desire HD the newest Android phone from the Desire Series, is considered the “big bother” to the widely popular HTC Desire and Desire Z Phones, also available in Canada. Big is no exaggeration as this Android phone comes with super 4.3 inch display screen; touch screen yes but, no pull out keyboard like Desire Z. The aluminum unibody construction makes the look and feel of this phone very appealing ,so much so, the slab like design is one of a kind. The Desire HD like its predecessors runs on Android OS 2.2 Froyo and has the latest version of HTC Sense (Sense UI) packed with a list of enhancements that will surely impress you.
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Just two short days after a leaked internal memo by Nokia CEO, and former Microsoft exec, Stephen Elop fuelled speculation that Nokia would be moving away from products such as Symbian and MeeGo in favour of the Windows 7 mobile OS an open letter from the two tech giants has confirmed just that.