Archive for the ‘iPhone’ Category

Catching up to the iPads

Thursday, March 3rd, 2011

I don’t own an iPad. I wasn’t interested in owning an iPad.

I was intrigued by Android. The concept of creating apps written in Java makes MUCH more sense to me than writing in C (but this is another conversation entirely). I own a MacBook Pro and an iPhone, but would prefer to own an Android Tablet mainly because I already have an iPhone and want to see what Android has to offer.

Apple’s announcement yesterday for the new iPad forced the tablet market to shift.

The iPad is a quality product, and the iPad2 only adds to this product.  By heightening the specs, that was to be assumed, but to see Apple create the entry price at $499, and announce they are lowering the price of the entry level model of the original iPad to $399 there is NO reason not to get an iPad unless Android based tablets can lower their prices to compete.

Working under the assumptions set forth by Steve Jobs’ iPad2 presentation, and reviews I’ve read of the Xoom and GalaxyTab, in order to remain viable competitors against the iPad, Android tablets MUST slash prices.  Here is the scenario that makes sense to me:

The ease of use provided by Apple at this point makes their iPad products huge favorites over Android.  Android’s lack of solid store and ever changing software make many folks seem lost when comparing devices.  Also based on current news of compromised Android applications in the Android Market makes me more hesitant to use Android tablets.

If Android wants to compete, tablet makers need to cut prices NOW, and until the software is built to a point that it can fight against able in the tablet form factor it needs to be priced lower.  The companies need to take their losses and Android needs to put all tablets on paths to get to Honeycomb soon to stay competitive.

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Testing tmobile data

Wednesday, November 19th, 2008

Checking to see how long it takes to upload a blog post through my iPhone on tmobile data.

Update: only about a minute! I can deal w/ that.

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The iphone web experience

Friday, September 19th, 2008

It seems like web development paradigms should have shifted… Well they have kinda. Flash 10 is nearly out and we’ve got Chrime.

Really I meant the iPhone browsing experience. The iPhone has been out over a year and for the largest part browsing the web on the iPhone is a hassle. With all this movement and noise about accessibilty what about building for mobility, and designing toward the edge not the lowest common denominator. Are we more interested in our readers who browse on iPhones or 15inch monitors?

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Steve Jobs on Weekend Update

Monday, January 29th, 2007

Even after another convincing speech about the iPhone, I’m still not too sure on this one.



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