As the tablet market heats up, it's getting tougher for consumers to decide which tablet is the right choice for them.
SkatterTech has published a very useful infographic for uncertain tablet shoppers. The chart contains a detailed comparison of specs and features of the brand new iPad 2 vs. the LG G-Slate and the soon-to-launch Samsung Galaxy 10 and HP TouchPad.
If you're in the market for a tablet, this is a must-read/must-print chart to keep handy.
Yesterday, Verizon Wireless announced that it topped all carriers in a study by the prestigious J.D. Power and Associates marketing information company.
The study surveyed more than 27,000 cellular subscribers across the country. Conducted during the second half of 2010, Verizon Wireless had the highest score for call quality in 44 U.S. states plus the District of Columbia. Consumers were polled on their experiences with dropped calls, static, failed connections, distortion, echo and other performance problems. Verizon Wireless scored well in all regions across the country.
Reston, VA – December 23, 2010 – Cell-phone manufacturer HTC announced this week that it plans to expand its "Sense" user interface to include computers and different types of electronic content.
Earlier this year, HTC fired up its HTCSense.com web site, which initially has been used to help find lost phones. However, Drew Bamford, HTC's head of user experience, said that HTCSense.com will eventually be used to help deliver content to cell phones, such as e-books, magazines, music and video. The company now has a partnership with Netflix to provide content for Windows Phone 7 devices, an agreement that may be expanded to deliver Netflix content to a wider range of devices.
Reston, VA – November 30, 2010 – Verizon Wireless announced today that it will hold a press conference tomorrow (Dec. 1) to detail the company's rollout of its Long Term Evolution (LTE) 4G network.
The expansion of 4G networks has been frequently in the news, as all major U.S. carriers fight for the prestige of providing the fastest wireless network. As for the name "4G," it derives from the notion that this new networking technology represents the "fourth generation" of wireless capability.
Reston, VA – November 26, 2010 – Now that cell phones routinely do much more than make phone calls, parents may wonder just what the kids are doing on their phones all the time. With this reality in mind, last week Sprint Nextel announced a new family focused website that makes it easier for parents to control wireless usage on their childrens' cell phones.
Available at sprint.com/family, the site lets parents do the following on the cell phones in their plans:
Reston, VA – November 24, 2010 – While consumers get to decide if they prefer Motorola's cell phones to Apple's, judges get to decide if the two companies are stealing each other's intellectual property.
On Oct. 6, Motorola filed a patent-infringement claim against Apple before the U.S. International Trade Commission. Apple Computer counter-sued Motorola at the ITC on Oct. 29, and further upped the legal ante with a lawsuit in federal court in Madison, Wisc. Over the next few months, these courts get to decide if Apple is violating Motorola's patents or if Motorola copied Apple's trade secrets... or something between those two extremes.
Reston, VA – November 23, 2010 – Who has the fastest 4G wireless network?
Suddenly, this question is being shoved in front of consumers, many of whom are not exactly sure what constitutes a "4G network." Wireless operators in the U.S. are claiming that their 4G networks are up to 10 times as fast as their existing 3G (for "third-generation") networks, which means that 4G will typically top out at about 30 megabits per second.
Reston, VA – November 22, 2010 – AT&T Mobility, T-Mobile USA and Verizon Wireless jointly announced last week that the three companies formed a joint venture to create a national mobile commerce network called ISIS.
The three cellular giants plan to use ISIS to make it easier for consumers to shop and purchase with their cell phones, something that is already available in Europe but has not yet hit the shores of the U.S. Initially, ISIS will be used to allow cell phones to make point-of-sale purchases, which the three carriers hope to roll out in some markets in the next 18 months.
Verizon Wireless made official today the pricing and release date for the Motorola DROID Pro. The Android-based touch-screen -- with full-QWERTY -- device will retail for $179.99 with a two-year contract (after a $100 mail-in rebate) and will be available for pre-order starting tomorrow, Nov. 9 at verizonwireless.com. Stay tuned for details of when we'll have it on Wirefly and for our always special pricing.
Read the full press release:
DROID PRO by Motorola Now Available on the Nation’s Largest and Most Reliable 3G Network
DROID Does Business with Global Android Smartphone from Verizon Wireless
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