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Apple iPad Officially Released

The highly anticipated Apple tablet computer or iPad has been officially released today with a 3G version expected to be released later this month. The iPad was announced earlier this year and is described as many as not quite a laptop but bigger and more powerful than a smartphone and with access to the application library that was so important to the success of the industry changing iPhone and iPod Touch industry experts expect the Apple to sell hundreds of thousands of iPads in the first weekend alone in over 5 million in the first year. The Apple iPad is an internet enabled, multimedia and entertainment device offering the ability to surf the internet, watch movies, play video games, read digital books and just about anything it's legion of app developers can dream up, but the iPad ...
XBOX 360 to Support USB Storage in April
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XBOX 360 to Support USB Storage in April

Good news Xbox 360 users, as of April 6, you will be able to use flash drives to store data such as game saves, title updates, Xbox Live arcade games, demos, profiles and even install games directly to the flash media. Yup, you read that correctly, instead of installing the game to the hard drive you will be able to put it on the flash drive. Of course, just like installing the game regularly, the disk will need to be in the tray to authenticate it. Geez what's new. This new feature will be available through a soon to be released software update from Microsoft. The new update will allow users to create a partition of up to 16GB with the capability of connecting 2 drives simultaneously for up to 32GB of storage. The update also comes with additional memory management functions that will ...
Nokia and Palm’s Dilemma
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Nokia and Palm’s Dilemma

Nokia and palm both were leaders in the smartphone segment of the mobile phone market. This leadership is not about market share, it is about innovation which we have seen brought forward by several newcomers to the smartphone market recently. Arguably the most innovative step made since 2003 was the iPhone, not in features but in bringing a completely new front to the smartphone battle. The iPhone lacks a plethora of features and is even branded as a simple dumbphone by some, however no one can deny that the iPhone was a remarkable step in bringing the former niche touchscreen segment to normal mobile phone users. The touchscreen devices prior to 2007 were mostly seen as unwieldy, nerdy and quite complicated to the average user, the iPhone changed that. what does the iPhone have to do wit...
HP’s New Ultra-Thin, Multi-Touch, Tablet PC
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HP’s New Ultra-Thin, Multi-Touch, Tablet PC

With the current revolution taking place in the Touch Screen and Tablet PC market, especially since the release of the iPad, many manufacturers refuse to be left out of the growing trend and hope to capture their own chunk of the tech pie. HP has jumped in the race with its HP EliteBook 2740p, Ultra-thin, Multi-touch, Convertible Tablet and notebook PC set to be available in the US in April of this year for as much as $1,599. As usual, the coolest gadgets always seem to be out of my affordable price range. EliteBook 2740p convertible tablet With its innovation, HP hopes to provide a rich interactive experience for businesses in health care, education, sales, etc. and improve manageability, productivity and mobility for the mobile professional. (more…)
Apple iPad
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Apple iPad

After months of rumors and speculation about a pending new device to be released by Apple Inc on January 27th the official iPad tablet computer was revealed. Some call it nothing more than a bigger iPod touch or iPhone, some think it will revolutionize mobile personal computing, some can't get over making fun of the name. While I personally think the person who signed off on the name of this product should be shot (even if it is Steve Jobs), I'm willing to look beyond the awkward name and look at the device itself and see what it offers it's users. Without a doubt it offers a lot and is a marvelous piece of technology but frankly that still doesn't make it more than a bigger more powerful iPod/iPhone. (more…)
Smartphone Comparison Chart
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Smartphone Comparison Chart

The Apple iPhone is the undisputed king of the smartphone market currently but with so many new deices being released there is a rich pool of handsets available for new or current smartphone users to upgrade to. With the mobile web growing at a frantic pace the portable connectivity that a smartphone provides is vital in our increasingly networked lifestyle. Smartphones from Apple, Palm, Motorolla, Google, Blackberry, Nokia and many others are currently on the market with upgrades and new handsets coming out almost every quarter, but how do you navigate through the flood of new phone news? Below is a handy chart that compares the Iphone 3GS, Palm Pre, Motorola Droid and the new Google Nexus One. (more…)