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Venezuela orders 10,000 Surtab Tablets – How Jamaica can duplicate Haiti’s Tablet Manufacturing
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Venezuela orders 10,000 Surtab Tablets – How Jamaica can duplicate Haiti’s Tablet Manufacturing

Yes, just as the title says, Haiti and Venezuela are in business. During a 24 hour visit to the French speaking Caribbean Island, PetroCaribe President Bernardo Alvarez who is also a former Ambassador to the United States and is currently Secretary General of the regional ALBA alliance, made a purchase of 10,000 US$85 7” Surtab Tablets from Haiti on Tuesday May 27th 2014. This as confirmed by Haiti Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe, who apparently took PetroCaribe President Bernardo Alvarez on a tour of the Surtab Factory at which point he made the decision to place the order. But you, dear, reader, may be still gawking in surprise; Haiti makes 7” Tablets!? In fact, the Surtab Tablet comes in two (2) versions: US$100 (EU€74) 7” Surtab Tablet with Wi-fi US$200 (EU€14) 7” Surtab Tablet...
How to Repair a Broken Screen on a Smartphone or Tablet
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How to Repair a Broken Screen on a Smartphone or Tablet

If you’re reading this then it either means you either miraculously survived the New Years or you have a Tablet or Smartphone with a broken Screen, a common ailment that afflicts many Millennials (ages 18 to 28) who can’t live without their “precious”. Apparently, the New Year isn’t starting off so great for you if it’s the latter as it indicates you didn’t take my advice and get a Screen Protector for your Tablet as per my article How to make your own Cleaning Fluid and Cleaning Tips for your Smartphone or Tablet.   At that point you may be mourning over your broken Tablet or Smartphone and wondering why you got yourself suckered into the “smart” Crowd, a rapidly growing Crowd in Jamaica as described in StudyBlue reveals Smartphones, Tablets make you smarter – The Big Bang The...
Apple iPad Air’s the World Thinnest Tablet and Apple iPad Mini 2’s a 3DS and Vita killer
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Apple iPad Air’s the World Thinnest Tablet and Apple iPad Mini 2’s a 3DS and Vita killer

This year’s Apple iPad launch held at the Yerba Buena Center in San Francisco was choc full of innovations under the hood and some great aesthetics typical of the Apple I’ve come to know and love. Apple has changed the name of the Apple iPad 5 to the Apple Air…..a name I thoroughly approve as its truly losing some serious weight. Check out Apple’s Official Press Release on the Launch of the Apple iPad Air and the Apple iPad Mini 2! It Bezel is 43% slimmer and only 7.5mm thick, a 20% reduction that’s truly noticeable and thus deserving of the new name. Weighing in at 469 gm (478 for the 4G LTE/Wi-Fi version) it's basically the lightest 9.7" Tablet in the World. I hereby crown the Apple iPad King of Tablets at this point! It’s also packing a few expected improvements borrowed from the Ap...
Tablets to drive e-commerce this Christmas 2013 in the USA and Jamaica
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Tablets to drive e-commerce this Christmas 2013 in the USA and Jamaica

Christmas 2013 is shaping up to be a great year for Online Shopping. Especially shopping using a Tablet or smartphone! Take a gander at the statistics from eMarketer shown below: To make sense of the graph in case you find it daunting, I’ll break down the numbers and how they relate to Mobile devices such as Tablets or Smartphones: 16% of all purchases made through e-commerce sites 26% of all purchases at e-commerce websites coming from Tablets and smartphones by 2017 65% of all e-commerce sales coming from Tablets US$26 billion to be spent by US Residents shopping on e-commerce websites from Tablets In summary, eMarketer expects to see an increase in e-commerce website activity all thanks to mobile computing devices, especially Tablets: 15% rise in ...
LG announces the G Pad 8.3 tablet
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LG announces the G Pad 8.3 tablet

LG Electronics (LG) today announced the LG G Pad 8.3 tablet, the latest addition to its G Series lineup of premium mobile devices. The all-new LG G Pad 8.3 boasts the first Full HD display on an 8-inch class tablet, a unique user-experience and wide range of connectivity features. Set to officially debut next week at the IFA 2013 trade show in Berlin, the LG G Pad 8.3 builds on the recent launch of the LG G2 superphone, reinforcing LG’s commitment to leadership in advanced mobile devices through its premium G Series products. “Complementing our G Series smartphones, the introduction of the LG G Pad 8.3 further strengthens LG’s premium lineup consisting of our most cutting-edge devices,” said Dr. Jong-seok Park, president and CEO of the LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. “Our ...
IHS iSuppli reveals e-Readers are poised for explosive growth in the Developing World
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IHS iSuppli reveals e-Readers are poised for explosive growth in the Developing World

IHS iSuppli recently outed a study with some projections that suggest that e-Readers made by companies that are not makers of content will see a decline in sales of the gadget in the next five (5) years. To be precise: 36% decline in Global Sales in 2012 27% decline in Global Sales in 2013 They’ve even produced a graphic to bolster this view of e-Readers: Looks like Tablet may also be killing e-Readers too; add that to the hit-list already annunciated in my article How the Apple iPad killed Ultrabooks, Printing and the Mouse as the World Rediscovers Tablets. Worse, IHS iSuppli’s claiming the growth potential exists only in the impoverished Developing World, such as Second after market devices: Eastern Europe Russia Africa India I’m surprised they didn’t mention t...
RIM sends out official invitations to its Blackberry 10 OS, Z10 Launch and PlayBook Tablet Launch
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RIM sends out official invitations to its Blackberry 10 OS, Z10 Launch and PlayBook Tablet Launch

It’s official folks! RIM (Research in Motion), after much dithering with Blackberry OS 6 and 7 that failed to gain traction with its lackluster hardware and OS, has made up its mind. They’ve finally announced the date of Wednesday January 30th 2013 their Global Launch Party for the Blackberry 10 OS and their two (2) new smartphones on November 12th 2012. A Tablet upgrade of the Blackberry Playbook that runs on QNX OS also be in the works, based on sources and a bit of reasoning as explained further in the article. The pair of smartphones, one of which is an upgraded QWERTY Keyboard version of the BB Torch and the other, a true smartphone, codename Z10, a good name that’s a tribute to the Greek God Zeus and is easier to remember than the complex number system used by RIM, are the last ho...
How to transfer Phone Contacts and Data from your Blackberry to your Apple iPhone or Google Android smartphone or Tablet
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How to transfer Phone Contacts and Data from your Blackberry to your Apple iPhone or Google Android smartphone or Tablet

By now folks you may have read my article How to make you own Micro-SIM or Nano-SIM Card and How to Access LIME or Digicel’s 4G Internet using an unlocked 4G LTE Modem Dongle, smartphone or Tablet and realized that being part of the “IN” Crowd with your Blackberry may not win you much admiration with the nascent and newly emergent uber-Geek “SMART” Crowd. Consisting of mostly IT peeps and “techies”, they’re not so popular at the workplace. But they’re gear, smartphones and Tablets, are carrying the swing at the water cooler and in the lunch room right now as Millennials (ages 18 to 28) are leading the transition to Mobile Computing on smartphones and Tablets as noted in Apple iPhone boosts Jamaican smartphone usage as BB goes Chapter 11 Bankruptcy, something your Blackberry can’t do. Add...