As the old saying goes, “If you can’t beat ‘em, just make ‘em bigger.” Oh, that’s not the old saying? Somebody needs to tell Toshiba, who has just announced a new line of Android 4.0-based Excite tablets in a trio of sizes, including a massive 13.3 inches.
Citigroup's research department is whispering hearsay that Amazon's got its own ideas for a smartphone next year. The "KindlePhone," as it's referred to in the article from All Things D, is allegedly slated for launch in late 2012. It's a fantastic idea for technophiles who have already adopted the Kindle Fire and are eager to step further into the Amazon ecosystem. And it's an amazing opportunity for Amazon to beat Apple at its own game.
Let’s say you’re the chairman of a company who’s done quite well in the netbook business but just lost money for the first time ever. How would you convince your investors that your key product isn’t being damaged by the iPad? If you’re Acer, you just laugh and call it some kind of crazy new fad that will fade in time.
Sitting in the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles on Tuesday for Nintendo's Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) press conference, I had undoubtedly the same reaction to Nintendo's new console as many of you watching live streams and reading the ensuing tweets: What the hell? My second thought couldn't have been terribly unique, either -- with that white bezel, touchscreen, and front-facing camera, I couldn't help but think that the controller looked just like a white iPad 2 with buttons and directional inputs on the sides.