We all know the two big players in the mobile operating system game are Apple and Google. Apple has iOS and Google has Android. Once these guys have you in their app ecosystem it is really hard to make the decision to change to another mobile OS. With the announcement of the new iPhone 4s last week one thing I think many people looked over was that the iPhone 3GS would be free with a new 2-year contract. How will this effect the smartphone and mobile OS market? Read on to hear my thoughts.
Velocity Mirco, makers of custom PC’s and Laptops have their own line of Tablets called Cruz. I think the main reason behind these tablets were to give away with the purchase of a custom PC or laptop. Whatever the case we have the Cruz T301 7-inch tablet in for review today. It features a 7-inch TFT Capacitive Touch screen, 256MB of memory, 2GB of internal storage and is running Android 2.2. Let’s check it out. Special thanks to Geeks.com for providing us with the Velocity Micro Cruz T301 7-inch Android Tablet to review. Geeks.com is a great place to find an Android Tablet.
Ever since Apple introduced the first iPad the tablet market has been going crazy. Pretty much every manufacturer of technology has a tablet in their lineup now. Also with the popularity of tablets we have seen many new companies spring up. Le Pan is one such company, and today we will be looking at their flagship product the TC970 9.7-inch Android Tablet. This tablet features a 1GHz ARM Cortex A8 processor, 512MB DDR2 memory, 2GB of internal NAND storage, microSD slot for up to 32GB of extra storage and a 9.7-inch (4:3) capacitive multi-touch LCD screen. Let’s take a look and see if this is the perfect tablet for you.
We here at ThinkComputers are very avid gamers. So each Friday we will be covering a game that should help you get through the weekend. The games will range from new games to classics that we still love to play. They also are not limited to just PC games either. If you have a game you think we should cover check out the Gaming Friday thread in the forums.
The game we are talking about today is very simple, you have probably played some variation of it in your lifetime, whether it be the physical game, on a computer or on a mobile device. The game I am talking about is Words With Friends from Zynga the makers of the ever-popular games such as FarmVille and Mafia Wars. Let’s check out this game and see what it is all about.
AOC International, the modern descendant of Admiral, is a maker of fine display products for TV and computers alike. This year, AOC highlighted its Breeze tablet. This 800×600 8″ resistive screen tablet features Android 2.1 and retails for $179. It sports a USB port for mass storage connection, a microSD slot, and 4 GB of internal storage with 256 MB of RAM for its Rockchip processor. No cellular data, just WiFi (802.11b/g). The battery life for this 1.1 lb device is approximately six hours for video playback or 12 hours for audio. It supports orientation switching, too.
Enter the Droid Pro; Reminiscent of the Motorola Q it has RIM users double taking. This baby is Android 2.2 powerhouse featuring a 1GHz processor, 5MP Camera, Capacitive Touchscreen, and a super sexy full QWERTY keyboard. Unless the screen is illuminated you’d never be able to tell this wasn’t a Blackberry. The screen is a bit larger than your standard RIM device but that’s so is the Torch’s screen. Potentially this will be the standard size screen on devices of this type.
Yesterday at WWDC10 Steve Jobs announced the iPhone 4. Apple claims this is the biggest leap forward since the original iPhone was released in 2007. The iPhone 4 features an all new design, Apple A4 processor, Retina display, 5-megapixel camera, and much more. Current iPhone users are probably wondering should I get the new iPhone 4? Well read on as we go over the new iPhone 4 and tell you if you should get one or not.
A few weeks ago when I got back from CES I went out and met up with my usual group of friends. Being the “tech guy” in the group two of my friends had to show me their new phones. Both were smartphones to my surprise, most of my friends are not tech people at all and have no need for all of the functions of a smartphone. The 2 phones were the Samsung Moment and the HTC myTouch. My two friends were really excited to show me how they customized the Android home screen and all of the applications they had. I’m an iPhone guy and I’ve had my iPhone for quite a while. It felt good having one of the only phones that could have apps on it, but now almost anyone can get an Android phone! This begs the question, is Android taking over the mobile OS market?
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