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If you have been reading my blog for a while, then you would have read this post back in January convering the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) on different tablets PCs that were coming out this year. I mainly focused on the ASUS Eee Pad Transformer and how different and revolutionized it looked.
The Eee Pad Transformer has proved itself to be different in design when compared to leading tablet PCs such as the iPad or Motorola’s Xoom tablet. The Transformer has been considered to be a “hybrid” tablet as it can be used as a regular tablet PC but at the same time, can be used as a regular laptop with regular laptop capabilities.
The Eee Pad runs on a 1GHz processor and 1GB of RAM. It also features a 10.1 inch Gorilla Glass multitouch screen. As cameras go, it will come with a 1.2 megapixel front facing camera as well as a 5 megapixel back facing camera. The “laptop” attachment (a.k.a. the keyboard) consists of only the keyboard, trackpad, and a battery (battery lasts an astounding 16 hours long).
This seem to be a great new “revolutionized” version of any tablet out right now and it will be interesting to see if companies start to design their tablets off of this sort of design.
What do you think? Comment below
If you are the owner of a smartphone from AT&T, then you most likely have good news coming your way. Earlier today, AT&T confirmed that after the launch of the HTC Status, they will be launching the Android 2.3 Gingerbread update for all of the smartphones on the network.
Some of these phones include:
- HTC Inspire
- LG Phoenix
- Motorola ATRIX
- Pantech Crossover
- Samsung Captivate
- Samsung Infuse
Side note that some AT&T users may have to connect to Wi-Fi or to their computers in order to download/install the new update.
Earlier on February 3rd, At&t announced that starting on the 13th, users will be allowed to pre-order their newest phone, the Motorola Atrix, which will be coming out on March 6th. The phone will run on the brand new 4G network and will go for $199.99 with a new two-year contract.
The Atrix will be powered by Android 2.2 and a insanely fast Nvidia Tegra 2 dual-core processor. Besides having 1GB of RAM, it will also have a 4 inch touch screen display along with both a rear and front facing camera.
The down side? It costs $45 a month in order to get 2GB of data compared to other companies such as Verizon that offers unlimited data for $30 a month. All in all, look s like a good phone but may be a little bit pricey. Thoughts?
Earlier today, Motorola announced that they will be shipping their latest phone, the Motorola Cliq 2. The new phone will cost $100 with a new contract and about $400 without one. The phone has a lot to offer and has a very unique design (picture to the left).
As I said, the phone looks pretty sweet and has some neat features. The Cliq 2 will have a 3.7inch touch screen display and will run on the new Android 2.2. It will also have Adobe Flash support making internet browsing much easier. The phone will also come with a 2GB microSD memory card although it can be expanded up to 32GB or storage.
Besides the phone, Motorola also released a new app to the Android market. It’s called DriveSmart and its main purpose is to prevent people from texting or calling while driving. The app is a good concept and seems like it will help (if people decide to turn it on while driving).
Basically, the app will mute notifications for texts and any calls or alarms. Besides this, you have to option to automatically send a text back (ex: “I’m currently driving and can not talk”) or forward a call directly to a Bluetooth headset or your voicemail. Right now there is a free version that offers all of this but there’s also a $10 monthly version that uses GPS to determine when you should turn the app on and off. It also gives parents updates on when the driver turns off the app while driving (“overriding it”).
So all in all, the phone and app combination from Motorola looks to be a good start to a good year. What are your thoughts?