Kindle Fire: Competition for the iPad?

By Brian Geary on Dec 31, 2011 10:44:25 AM

Although the iPad still has market share, you may have heard of the Kindle Fire nipping at its heals. This ultra-cheep tablet promises users an easy way to surf the web, listen to music, and even read books--the intention of traditional kindles. Is the Fire ready to compete in this saturated market with tablets that have built their brands on more than just e-reading? Let's see.

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Windows 7.5 Mango: Embrace the Tiles

By Brian Geary on Dec 9, 2011 5:00:50 AM

As we all wait, with bated breath, for the release of the Lumia 800 (see our earlier post comparing it to the iPhone here), let's discuss its operating system: Windows 7.5 or "Mango." Now, if your already a Windows phone user, Mango is probably old news to you. Your phone should have received the update at least a month ago. For those, however, with Android or Apple phones, Mango might be a whole new ballgame. If you're thinking of making the switch to the Lumia 800 once it drops in the US early next year, here's everything you need to know about Windows technology.

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Miss Your Keyboard? Asus Transformer Prime Tablet May be Your Solution.

By Brian Geary on Dec 6, 2011 8:00:20 AM

Asus has recently announced its new tablet: the Eee Pad Transformer Prime TF201. One of the key components of this table is its detachable keyboard. Although many tablets have separate keyboards available for sale, the Transformer Prime is one of the first to be promoted almost exclusively with the keyboard attached, which also features a track pad.

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Ice Cream Sandwich: Where's the Hype?

By Brian Geary on Dec 2, 2011 5:00:39 AM

According to Neilson's Q3 report, Android has captured 43% of the smartphone market (and 18% of the total market for all mobile devices). In other words, almost 1 in every 5 people walking down the street with a cell phone in their hands are sporting an Android phone. With this extremely high market penetration, one would think that most media coverage would be directed toward Android products, especially in comparison to the Apple IOS, which is actually much less popular but hyped more.

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iPad Goes Corporate

By Brian Geary on Nov 25, 2011 6:00:39 AM

It's no no surprise that quarter three's numbers bode well for iPad. In that time alone, Apple sold 11.1 million iPads, which accounted for thee-fourths of the entire tablet market. These are truly outstanding numbers for a product created over a year and a half ago. One would think that by now a competing company would have been able to create a product to challenge it. Not so.

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More Bad News for iPhone Sales

By Brian Geary on Nov 21, 2011 5:00:14 AM

Gartner's analysis for quarter three is out and it doesn't look good for the iPhone. Incredibly, it only captured 3.9% of the market for 2011's quarter three. Ahead of Apple are Nokia (23.9%), Samsung (17.8%), and LG (4.8%). Of course, these numbers refer to the total mobile phone market. While smartphone use is growing rapidly, it has not quite reached the point where one phone can completely dominate the market.

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