In more ways than one, the Bamboo Connect is the pen tablet for people who don’t need pen tablets. Graphic designers and other digital artists won’t be satisfied with its small active area, plasticky pen, or featureless simplicity. So who would get something out of it? Pretty much everyone who’s curious about a tablet but isn’t willing to drop a lot of money on that curiosity. Even the box advertises how awesome it is for things like “handwritten notes, sketches, and doodles.” In other words, no matter who you are, you don’t need it. But that doesn’t mean it isn’t worth buying.
As if the iPad doesn’t have enough choices for streaming movies and television shows direct to you, VUDU has announced that the company is now offering its library to tablet users -- but don’t go looking for it in the App Store, because the service is only available in your browser for now.
While the big publications have been hogging the iPad limelight with their heavyweight titles and in-app subscriptions, a small German publisher has quietly slipped into the App Store with the kind of rich, interactive experience that most of their bigger rivals could only dream of.
If you’re the CEO of a company trying to market a tablet against the iPad onslaught, you might do well to heed the wisdom of NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang, who seems to know exactly why your tablets can’t compete with Apple.
As competitors continue to venture back to the drawing board to figure out ways to top the iPad, research firm Canalys announced today that Apple took 74% of the tablet market in Q1. What is even more telling, is they figured that if you count the iPad, Apple's PC sales grew an astonishing 187.9% year over year!
If the current crop of Android-based tablets have been unable to dethrone the iPad, perhaps Sony will succeed where others have failed. That’s the logic behind a pair of tablets launched at a media event in Japan overnight, although you’ll have to wait for the leaves to start falling to get one.
In case you missed it on Wednesday night, the embargo was lifted on early reviews for Research in Motion’s first tablet device, the BlackBerry PlayBook. A veritable flood of reviews hit the web for the device, which debuts on Tuesday, April 19 -- but it’s off to a bit of a rocky start so far.
In the wake of yesterday's unveiling of the iPad 2, beleaguered whipping-boy AT&T has announced new pricing plans who prefer to use your magical new device over 3G. There will be two options: Prepaid, and the newly created 'Postpaid,' which is just a fancy name for a service that will be tacked onto your bill without requiring you to sign away two years of your life.
Apple CEO Steve Jobs hit the stage to a huge round of applause and a standing ovation at San Francisco’s Yerba Buena Center for the Arts on Wednesday to unveil the company’s followup to the wildly successful iPad, which is being dubbed the iPad 2 and begins shipping on March 11.
Only yesterday, MacLife.com reported on a story circulating that appeared to show Android-based tablets were becoming a real threat to the iPad’s market dominance. Unfortunately, the sales figures for the dominant Android tablet thus far, Samsung’s Galaxy Tab, were not quite accurate.