Call me old-fashioned, but my big hang-up with the iPad is that it doesn't like to connect to things. Sure you can use Bluetooth, WiFi, or the ubiquitous Apple dock connector, but that leaves a lot of things that simply can't talk directly to the iPad. Lenovo's upcoming Honeycomb based ThinkPad tablet fixes that problem, by giving you a whole slew of actual ports.
Good news Nook Color owners, you can now buy a microSD card loaded up with special software that will transform that $250 e-reader into a multimedia playing, supercharged Android tablet beast. Only $35.
One in three Americans have waved goodbye to that old flip phone for an upgrade. And today, there are more options than ever for newbie smartphone subscribers. But which company is picking up the most shares? Check out the chart and prepare to be wowed by Android's steady rise to 38.1% of all U.S. smartphone owners.
What would make you pay $6,700 for a cellphone? The world's fastest mobile processor, or crispest screen? Well, this Tag Heuer phone has neither of those things, but it does have snakeskin on it, so that's something I suppose.
This prototype "2-in-1 smartpad" from Imerj and Frog is an Android phone that offers up twice the screen real estate as a standard phone by flipping out to connect two different screens. Neat!
It's funny how new gadgets often pop up unexpectedly long before the manufacturer has a chance to make a big splash. This time it's a new LG branded dual-screen slider Android phone, which showed up at a London press event held by UK carrier Orange.
Wander into any electronics store and you'll soon come face-to-face with a wall of "Made for iPhone" accessories, especially earphones. Now, look around the store and find the "Made for Android" accessories area. No, go ahead. I'll wait. Hmmm, hmmmm, hmmm, la de da, tada ta da — Gee, wasn't Irving Berlin a great songwriter? — Do dodo do... Back? Find it? I didn't think so. Which is bizarre, isn't it? According to the latest figures, Android phones comprised 36.4 percent of the smartphone universe, iOS "just" 26 percent, RIM/BlackBerry a shrinking 25.7 percent. Yet there are about as many universal Android-specific accessories as there are happy Miami Heat fans. Here's why — and it's less obvious than you think.
Android users who are looking to upgrade to the most badass phone that OS has to offer should take a gander at the upcoming Google Nexus 4G, which is crammed to the gills with pretty much everything you could want in a phone.
Despite the iPhone's almost complete take over of Japan, there are still some holdouts still stubbornly holding on to their flip phones. For those diehards, Softbank has come up with a solution that is something of a compromise.
Several Japanese handset makers have tried, but it looks like this time one has finally gotten their would-be iPhone competitor right, and it's called the INFOBAR.