To many people, the Apple iPad is little more than an oversized iPod touch, but it seems to represent a whole new niche in the market. It’s not an eReader, because the screen totally rocks and you need two hands to operate and hold it. It’s obviously not a netbook since there are no dedicated keys, but something in between. This means companies are going be scrambling to capitalize on this interest with iPad-like devices of their own, whether or not we know what the heck to do with them.
Rumors have surfaced that Research in Motion is working on a tablet of its own.more →
T-Mobile’s hosting a special event in New York City on March 16th to lay to rest all the rumors swirling around the HTC HD2 launch date. We are expecting a March 24th release date according to a leaked roadmap, but a twitter post says it could be as early as March 23rd. The HTC HD2 is quite the monster, it’s got a 1Ghz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, a 4.3 inch high-resolution capacitive touchscreen, WiFi, 3G, Bluetooth, GPS, a microSD slot bundled with a 16GB card, and a 5-megapixel autofocus camera with dual LED flash.more →
The enTourage eDGe is the world’s first e-reader and netbook hybrid device to hit the market, and it begins shipping next week. With dual displays, the eDGe has a 9.7-inch E-Ink screen on the left, and a 10.1-inch touchscreen LCD with 1024 x 600 resolution on the right.
The specifications are quite abundant, much to offer in an eReader, but the real eye catcher is that it runs on the Google Android OS.more →
It’s just one screen with multiple modes – a bright full color LCD, reflective E-Ink black and white quality, and transflective LCD mode. That’s pretty damn amazing if you ask me.more →
Just as the iPod was not the first MP3 player to hit the market, the Amazon Kindle also was not the first e-book reader of its kind. However, just like the iPod, the Amazon Kindle has had a much bigger impact on our culture and on the industry. Getting ready for an official foray into […]more →
Now here’s something that I might have to go out and get right now. It’s OCR for your mobile phone. OCR, of course, is optical character recognition, a technique used to turn words on paper into words in digital format, for manipulating on computers and such. Well, a company called ABBYY, out of Southern California, […]more →