If you are a major follower of anything related to technology then you should know about CES (Consumer Electronics Show) coming up in the next couple days. The show will start on Thursday and run until Sunday the 9th. Over this time period, over 2,500 companies will be showing over 20,000 new products that will be either announced, shown or released. Out of these 20,000 many will be tablets or tablet related products. Hence, why people are calling 2011 “the year of the tablet”.
In the past years, the show has been the birth of Blue-ray, DVDs, HD televisions, 3-D televisions, and even all the way back to Atari’s game “Pong”. Knowing all of this, the show promises this year’s to be bigger and better. Well, it is definatly bigger. There is an 11% increase in size from last year making the show cover about 1.6 million square feet!
But anyways, as stated earlier, this show seems to be mainly focused on the tablet as many companies are joining the competition such as Toshiba, Motorola, and Acer. There will be over 80 tablet computer put on display at the show so obviously there is a lot to look forward to.
That’s it for now, in a couple days there will most likely be a ton of blogs posted because of the massive amounts of new products being released so subscribe to this blog or just keep checking back because it will be a very exciting week!
A couple of days ago, RIMM announced their newest tablet computer in San Francisco. The tablet is said to be a strong competition against Apple’s iPad because of the Playbook including some features the iPad lacks.
These features that are missing on the iPad would be both front and rear facing cameras, making telephone confrences that much better. Also, Adobe Flash will be included with the Playbook which will bring the user’s online experience to a whole new level. Besides that, the Playbook will include traditional Blackberry security features and it will also be smaller as well as lighter than the iPad. And to top it all off, the Playbook will be able to access the internet through Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.
As for now, no prices have been set. The tablet isn’t said to be released till early in 2011 but so far, it looks like it will be giving Apple’s iPad a run for its money.
What do you think?
Recently, Dell announced the release of their tablet/smartphone, the Dell Streak. As of right now, you can purchase the Streak for $300 with a two year contract with AT&T. What makes this “phone” such a failure? Keep reading.
The Streak has a 5 inch touch screen which isn’t too bad for watching movies and texting but it does make the phone abnormally large and awkward to handle making it bulky for your pocket. On top of that, people do not really know what the Dell Streak actually is. Is it a tablet PC or a smartphone? Well Dell commented saying that it is a phone as well as a tablet PC which can be confusing because some people (including me) believe that the “phone” is too small and thin for it to be considered a tablet.
On a positive note, the Streak uses a 1GHz processor which makes navigating the device quick and easy. However, the Streak runs on a very outdated Android software, Android 1.6, while most smartphones and tablets coming out are running on the latest software, Android 2.2 a.k.a. “froyo”. Having this outdated software powering the Streak it makes so of the newest features for phones impossible for the device to use.
My thoughts on the Streak are mostly negative. If I wanted a tablet, I would look at Apple’s Ipad or Samsung’s newest tablet before looking at this one. It’s too small to be considered a tablet but it’s too big to be a smartphone so I guess we’re stuck in the middle here. Also, the old Android software brings a lot of negativity to the device, if Dell upgraded to Android 2.2, I would recommend it to people but for now, I would say do not get the Dell Streak.