English: Screenshot from the upcoming Bold 9900 / 9930 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
RIM seems to be broken and customers in North America are leaving Blackberry for Google Android and Apple iPhones. There Playbook, albeit a great device, seems to be lost in a sea of tablets and obscurity. So what is RIM to do now? It seems that they are taking their time. Moving slowly towards a goal. BB10 will be a great OS and will provide Blackberry users with the update they need, however it seems that RIM is in slow motion; in an industry moving at lightning speed. We have already heard word that the first BB10 phone will not come with their signature keyboard, which some feel is suicide; a keyboard version not coming until 2013. We still don’t even have a release date. We want the best for RIM and they have a network, with software services, that other players covet. The only positive note is for RIM is the move by Microsoft to produce their own device; upsetting their OEM manufacturers. Google buying Motorola and potentially going it alone; now releasing updates about their Nexus 7. The question, is it too little too late for RIM?
Posted in Canada, News, Ontario, Technology
Tagged 10, Android, Apple, bb10, blackberry, Google, iphone, Microsoft, Motorola, nexus, playbook, Research In Motion, RIM, surface
Google’s Nexus 7 Tablet?
Google has hinted at its own tablet since December. That’s when Eric Schmidt said the company would “market a tablet of the highest quality” within six months. Google later showed interest in competing with budget tablets such as Amazon‘s Kindle Fire.
Last month the Nexus tablet popped up on benchmarking site Rightware. According to the specs will use a quad-core NVidia Tegra 3 processor, and come with the Android 4.1 (“Jelly Bean”) operating system.
June 12, 2012 in Android, Google, Linux, Open Source, Technology
Tagged 7, 7 inch, Android, Eric Schmidt, Google, Jelly bean, Kindle Fire, Multi-core processor, nexus, Nvidia Tegra, tablet
Do you love TV? Then you will love Crackle! It is a great little app and if you’re a fan of watching TV Crackle gives you free viewing of old and new shows. It would be nice to see this application, along with others, added to Apple TV. I am still waiting for BBC, Livestation and a few other web services on the AppleTV; making it the killer device. Some other nice additions would be Tetris, Angry Birds and a better remote. Just saying!
Outline of a cloud containing text 'The Cloud' (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Google Drive to offer free storage in the cloud
Google is expected to shortly launch a major new consumer service offering cloud-based storage for photos and other online content.
The effort – dubbed Google Drive – is likely to offer 5GB (gigabytes) of free storage with more available for a monthly fee. It would challenge services including Dropbox and Microsoft’s SkyDrive. Experts suggest it could also force rival Facebook to enter the cloud market.
April 24, 2012 in Android, Google, Hardware, Linux, Netbooks, Technology, Ubuntu
Tagged Android, chrome, Chrome OS, chromebook, cloud, Cloud computing, Drive, Dropbox, Facebook, gdrive, Gigabyte, Google, google android, google drive, gOS, Microsoft, OS, Skydrive, wikipedia, Windows Live SkyDrive
XOLO X900, First Smartphone with Intel Inside Launches
Intel Corporation and Lava International Ltd., one of India’s fastest-growing mobile handset companies, today announced the general availability of the XOLO X900, the first smartphone with Intel inside. The device will be available to customers for purchase beginning 23rd April at a best-buy street price of approximately INR 22000.
Lava also announced its long-term partnership with Croma, a national chain of mega stores of consumer electronics and durables, for promotion and sale of the XOLO X900.
April 20, 2012 in Smartphones, Technology
Tagged Android, best-buy, cell, Consumer electronics, india, inr 22000, Intel, Intel Atom, intel inside, lava, Mobile phone, phone, smartphone, x900, xolo
Cookie cut lives in the suburbs
It’s a cookie cut life of mediocrity, welcome to the burb. It’s all the same, we love it and it’s nothing to absurd. Admit it, we were sucked into the dream; the dream of owning a piece of Canadian terra-firma and all that it means. You love the plastic playground and uniform styles. The box stores and endless cars scream out the word character. It’s perfect and fun! It’s lovely and glorious, isn’t it? We enjoy the hours spent in the daily commute; a life like this is a wonderful pursuit. We love, even more, waking up early to catch a GO Train; packed in like sardines, it’s all normal, we are not insane. We enjoy closing ourselves out from the world; shielded by our iPhone, Android, Blackberry and tools. Thank you fast food, easy meals, it’s all so divine. Yes, we live in the suburbs and our lives have never been better. It’s all so simple and pedestrian.
Posted in Environmental Issues, GTA Culture, GTA Development, GTA Environment, GTA Issues, Poetry
Tagged Android, blackberry, burbs, canada, Environment, Go Transit, Handhelds, houses, iphone, San Francisco, Smartphones, suburbs, The Environment