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Motorola Xoom

Posted: February 24, 2011 in Andriod, Apple

Well as you all might have heard, well for those of you who follow tech stuff, that A new Tablet is out on the hunt to became the next “iPad” since Apple did and outstanding piece of work with the iPad. The Motorola Xoom which runs on Android 3.0 (honeycomb) looks pretty good and impressive for a Tablet running in the iPad league. In fact why is it that everything has to be compared to Apple products ?.

Features:

  • Verizon 4G Connectivity
  • 10.1-inch, 1280×800 screen
  • Android 3.0 Honeycomb
  • 1GHz Dual Core Tegra 2 Processor, 32GB internal storage, MicroSD support
  • $600 with two-year contract/$20/month for 1GB usage

These specs clearly suggest that this product is of high quality

Advantages:

  • As small as the iPad
  • Lightning Fast
  • Nice screen

Disadvantages:

  • Wonky media playback, tethering/mass storage via USB
  • Honeycomb improvements are somewhat limited
  • Verizon pricing/Wi-Fi requirement is crazy

In terms of looks i would say it pretty much lives up to expectations with that slick, slim and simple look. Comes in black and silver with 5-megapixel camera and LED flash combo and a small slot for a microSD card.

Battery life is about 18-20 hours and it also has A 5 mega-pixel front facing camera for those conference calls.

More specs on the Tablets include :

Processor speed : 1000 MHz

Multimedia

Music : MP3, AAC, AAC+, AMR

Video : MPEG4, H.263, H.264

Video capture : 1280×720 (720p HD) (30 fps)

Conclusion

Well this Tablet proves to be very efficient and pretty much sums up close to if not equivalent to the ever popular iPad. The two tablets both have outstanding feature and well prepped specs for the modern day use of the internet and the business environmental. With the iPad 2 on the way especially now that the Apple iPad 2 Event in march is the most talked about topic on the net it should be interesting to see what happens next.

Do you think the Xoom is as good as the iPad ?

 

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Last March Apple’s market cap was at $208 billion with Microsoft standing at $261 billion. A year later Apple has passed Microsoft to become the most valuable tech company with a whipping $330 billion. Those iPad’s, iPhone’s, iPod’s and that App store are generating A lot of revenue for the company. I’m sure Steve jobs has no problems sleeping at night lately, well apart from the the health issues he has recently been experiencing which I hope he recovers from soon. Microsoft looks to be stable the $261 billion while Google is ranking third at $233 billion which is only $28 billion away from Microsoft. IBM on the other hand sits at $202 billion ranking forth in this race.

By the looks of things Google is fast dominating almost every aspect of the internet meaning they are more likely to knock Microsoft one down and rank them selves second runner up. With Apples sales at their peak and still growing it is going to be very hard for Google take the crown from Apple

Apple on the other hand are A little over $90 billion away from becoming the most valuable public company in the world ahead of  Exxon’s who are sitting at $422 billion.

 

Do you think Apple will become number one ? if so how long would it take them to get there ?

 

Android “Mr popular”

Posted: February 1, 2011 in Andriod, Apple, Symbian

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Android has become the most popular mobile operating system on the market in the last quarter of 2010 outselling Nokia’s Symbian. The Google platforms sales were reportedly at an estimated 33.2 million while Nokia came second with 31 million. Where’s Apple you are probably asking yourself  ? well look no further because iOS came third with 16.2 million followed by RIM with 14.6 million then Microsoft shipping only 3.1 million devices. The competition is evident in this market and Microsoft will have to pull their socks up if they want to have any noticeable share as they do in the desktop operating system (Windows)

iPhone 4 sold out !

Posted: January 12, 2011 in Apple, South Africa

The Apple iPhone 4 is selling like hot cakes in South Africa. iPhone 4 was sold out in South Africa at the beginning of December 2010. Throughout the whole of December one had to go to great heights to get a hold of the device because they were only available in the less economic towns to which they were delivered for sale of which cities had to retrieve back from them because of the high demand in the city for the device