I bought one of these Velocity Micro T301 7” Cruz Tablets and I think it’s a great value at $60. Seriously under-powered for high performance Android apps, it’s still perfect as a book reader, web browser, e-mail reader, or even for listening to music (through headphones, not the wimpy speakers) or watching YouTube and other non-flash media. Woot is a one-deal-a-day commerce site, so act now if you want one. Enjoy!
Is history repeating itself? Just as Apple took the early lead in PC’s only to be overtaken by IBM and a horde of loosely aligned competitors, so also is Apple’s flagship iPhone increasingly challenged by a variety of manufacturers offering not only Android phones but also phones powered by Microsoft’s Windows Mobile 7. Part of the battle is being fought in “IP-space” over who owns the patents for key aspects of smartphone technology. With Motorola now seeking to invalidate Apple’s patents, keeping track of who is suing whom in the telecommunications industry was becoming increasingly difficult. Now, the folks at InformationIsBeautiful.Net make that difficult job much easier with the following info-graphic:
As fast as the industry moves these days, you’ll want to check back with InformationIsBeautiful.net frequently for updates!
From Eric S. Raymond, an interesting discussion of how Android is displacing iPhone in the marketplace.