There is a number of Android tablets on the market, and certain manufacturers go out and flood it with devices of all shapes and sizes. The Lenovo Thinkpad Tablet is a comparative breath of fresh air due to first class build quality and stylus based handwriting recognition.
With the current spread of Android devices it has become increasingly difficult to choose the best one out there – each manufacturer has a seemingly better phone than the next. And if you are in the market now for a new smartphone, the Galaxy S2 makes a very compelling case. But is it the best smartphone out there right now?
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1v (also known as the P7100) is a piece of hardware with an unfortunate story behind it. That little extra “v” means that this Vodafone exclusive differs from the Galaxy Tab 10.1 that will start appearing on South African shelves in the next month or two. Will you be worse off with the 10.1v than the retooled, sleeker 10.1?
At the end of 2010 Microsoft launched its fresh new Windows Phone 7 smartphone operating system, and the initial reviews were quite positive. These devices were all vetted by Microsoft to ensure that they comply with their rules on things like hardware design, buttons, shape, etc. Problem was, with all this control, the resulting devices were pretty similiar to each other. Sure, you could find some specification differences between them, but there was not any that stood out from the rest. But Samsung waited a while and released a Windows Phone device which not only looks better, but performs better than the other WP7 devices.
The Motorola XOOM was the first device to sport Google’s brand-spanking new Android OS designed specifically for the tablet form factor: Honeycomb. We’ve managed to get our hands on one, and spend a few days with it before it lands on South Africa’s shores.
The Nokia E7 is a strange device – its feature rich and beautiful, yet its software makes a person wonder whether it is worth the investment.
In November of last year, Motorola launched the MB525 (also known as the DEFY) in South Africa. We lived with the MB525 for a week or two, and put it through its paces.
The Motorola MB525 is touted as being â€œlife-proofâ€, which is an all-in-one term coined to encompass the dust-, shock-, and water-proof”ness” of the device.
Minutes before the opening an army of blue T-shirt wearing Apple employees announced themselves on the street putting up blockades and handing out little tickets to each person entitling them to a maximum of 2 iPads. Moments before opening the doors they began cheering, taking pictures and building the crowd up as if one were at a rock concert…