Posted by hendrik in Performance
on Dec 8th, 2011
In 2011, the must have electronic device has been a tablet and I am pretty sure that I can make the argument that tablet usage has become mainstream. This thought has been confirmed by the amount of tablets (not to be confused with medicine) I have seen in coffee shops and on public transport. Let me be frank; 2011 was the year of the tablet.
The iPad received a facelift in March which has become the tablet that all other tablets are compared to. We all know the benefits of the iPad (apps, comfort etc) but with all due respect no other manufacturer has made a significant dent on the effect that the...
Posted by hendrik in Apple, iPhone, Performance, Technology
on Mar 31st, 2011
There are certain technology companies that one needs to keep an eye on. IBM, Dell, Sun Microsystems, Google, HP and lately Apple are in this group that has select membership. They either have a history of immense success in a short space of time that leads to an era of domination or consistently reinventing themselves to stay relevant. Regular readers will know that I believe 2011 is the year of the tablet; it is the space that all companies want to have some sort of representation.
When I think of the 90’s business executive I immediately have a vision of a person that has a BlackBerry in his/ her...
Posted by hendrik in Performance, Reviews, Technology
on Mar 24th, 2011
Samsung was the first major consumer electronics manufacturer to fire a shot at the Apple iPad. Samsung needs to be commended for this as other manufacturers still have not answered the Apple tablet question. I am specifically referring to BlackBerry, Motorola and HP whom have unveiled tablets amid great fanfare but have not yet made them available to the public.
Samsung was bold, very bold in fact with the Galaxy Tab. The tablet runs the Android operating system which makes Google integration super easy. I must admit, when having the Galaxy Tab in my hand my first thought was “this tablet is too...
Posted by hendrik in Performance, Technology
on Oct 28th, 2010
Samsung is the first company to challenge Apple in the tablet arena. The tablet industry has made Apple millions of dollars. The logical assumption is that everyone else wants to be like the popular kid and do the same, right? It looks like other manufacturers (HP, Dell, Asus and BlackBerry) are on the offensive to create a competitor to the iPad.
Samsung Galaxy P1000 features:
Quad-band GSM and tri-band 3G support, 7.2 Mbps HSDPA and 5.76 Mbps HSUPA support
Full GSM phone calling functionality
7″ 16M-color TFT LCD capacitive touchscreen of WSVGA (600 x 1024) pixel resolution
Android OS v2.2...