Chrome Tablet Browsing Anyone?

Chromium Tablet Browser DemoBelow is a video demo by François Beaufort of the current state of the touch-enabled Chromium browser. As you can see it has been heavily optimized from the desktop version to work well with a touch display. There has been no interest by Google to make a Chrome OS tablet [mockup renderings], but that's not stopping the [...]

Will Sony’s New Android Tablet Designs Attract Buyers?

Sony S1 and S2 Tablet Preview  I've said it before... there's really nothing tablet builders can do to separate themselves from the pack other than a few minor hardware tweaks and cosmetic changes to the computing platform Android Honeycomb requires. As such, Sony's designers were obviously given free rein to sketch up something special. Here you see Sony's upcoming S1 and [...]

Demand for Tablets Not Quite As Strong As Recent Media Hype Suggests, Says IDC

Apple iPad 2 Black, White FaceTime GraphicNo, really?! According to IDC, media tablet shipments to sales channels fell by 28% in the first quarter of 2011. Total units shipped worldwide was estimated to be: 7.2 million. It's not a bad number, but IDC was surprised that "seasonal trends typically found in more mature consumer electronics and computing categories had a notable [...]

Amazon Cloud Drive Offering ‘Unlimited’ MP3 and AAC Music Storage for a Limited Time

Amazon Cloud Player for Web and AndroidAmazon has just beefed up their cloud offering and is enticing new users with a deal that's too good to pass up. For a limited time, Amazon Cloud Drive customers are able to take advantage of free, unlimited music storage with any plan currently available — like the entry level $20/yr for 20GB plan. In [...]

Samsung Shows Off TouchWiz on the GALAXY Tab 10.1

Samsung Honeycomb TouchWiz Mini AppsYou're all familiar with Samsung's ultra-thin GALAXY Tab 10.1 Android Honeycomb powered tablet. Well, now we've got video of Samsung's custom "enhancement," TouchWiz UI. Overall, it looks like Samsung didn't change too much of the default Honeycomb experience, but instead added some niceties like scalable widgets, mini apps with multi-window support, improved notifications, and other [...]

Dijit Wants to Be Your Smartphone’s Universal Remote App and More

Dijit with Griffin Beacon GraphicLast week I had the opportunity to visit Dijit's San Francisco headquarters. The small startup in a nutshell wants to turn your smartphone or tablet into a customizable universal remote. Sure, we've seen this kind of tech before, but Dijit has an interesting twist. The company has partnered with Griffin to sell a $79 Bluetooth IR [...]

ARCHOS Takes on Chumby, Unveils the 35 Home Connect

ARCHOS 35 Home ConnectAt first glance the ARCHOS 35 Home Connect looks like a Chumby competitor — it's small, offers a touch display, and offers the ability to run apps. However, the 35 Home Connect is also a little different. For one... the display is only 3.5-inches and is saddled by two forward facing speakers. Two, it's capable [...]

ARCHOS Intros the DECT 35 Smart Home Phone Powered by Android

ARCHOS 35 Smart Home PhoneI still remember the first DECT Android / Wi-Fi smartphone prototype by DSP Group we saw back in March of 2010. Well, now we've got a real DECT Android phone coming to market for $159 from ARCHOS this September. According to the company's press release, "[The] phone is a light and stylish home phone that [...]