One of the biggest selling points for the iPad ever since the launch of Apple’s first-generation tablet was its battery life. This is one of those few products that is rated for 10 hours of battery life, but that has gone for one or two hours more in every test that analysts have thrown at it. After four years of iPad, and lots of competing tablets from Android and Windows, you’d think that the iPad met its match, but that doesn’t seem to be the case.
New tests conducted by Which.co.uk show that the iPad continues to reign supreme in battery life when compared [...]
Watch today’s Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the launch of the Asus VivoTab Note 8 on the Microsoft Store for a very attractive price. Then we talk about the Nokia Normandy and the reports that the Wall Street Journal is pushing. Samsung follows the news as we talk about a possible “value edition” galaxy S 4, aside from a Galaxy Tab 4. HTC then hits rumor mill with the possible launch of mid-range phones along with the M8, and a possible Nexus 10 tablet. We end today’s show talking about a recent study that shows the iPad mini as very easy to break.
At Pocketnow we’ve developed a certain level of fame for our Durability Report series. We test a smartphone or tablet beyond its review period and tell you what things you should care for most if you want it to last your two-year contract. We do avoid intentional drop-tests, but that doesn’t mean that insurance companies do, and you’d be surprised at the results of one company’s tests.
European insurer SquareTrade recently decided to test the most breakable gadgets in the mobile industry. Its tests weren’t scientific, but then again, it’s not [...]
Just after Apple’s quarter results were in, the IDC has already begun to put its numbers together regarding the tablet market. Traditionally the iPad has seen a decline in worldwide market share over the last couple of years with the obvious proliferation of cheap Android tablets, and more-affordable Windows tablets. Still it seems things are starting to change, and this time, for Apple’s benefit.
The IDC’s latest results show that the iPad’s market share grew during the holiday season. This leaves Apple owning 33.8% of the market share, up from 29.7% [...]
There’s no denying that the tablet industry has evolved at a tremendous pace in less than three years. For those of us non-believers of the original Microsoft Tablet PC, or even the first iPad and its potential, it was hard to even predict that the services and devices that we see ubiquitous today, would’ve been possible so quickly. That being said, there is no such thing as a perfect tablet, and not every device fits every user.
Make sure you watch today’s Top 5 as we talk about the things we all wish to see happening in 2014. We discuss the things that are still not fixed, and [...]
I’m probably going to be overly dramatic with the following statement I’m going to make, but it’s true: I’m tired of hearing Tim Cook repeat how excited he is about 2014. We’ve heard so many CEOs repeat this over and over, and when the company’s 2013 line-up wasn’t much to get excited about, it’s honestly a hard glass of water to want to swallow.
I don’t know about you, but I’m mixed about Apple’s 2013 line-up. We knew that the iPhone wouldn’t get much more than an iterative update, which has been the norm from Apple in the last six models it’s launched of their [...]
Apple’s announcements of their new iPad line-up came with the surprise that the first-generation iPad mini was going to remain onboard for another year. It’s not really a bad tablet, but one that’s simply not competitive when compared to devices like the new Nexus 7. Still, this is the most affordable iPad to get right now, and if you’re interested in getting some new color on it, it seems that it’s out early.
The new iPad Air and the changes to the iPad mini were supposed to be launched until November 1st, and yet the iPad mini in the new Space [...]
When Steve Jobs announced the iPad in 2010, I do remember that he never really used the phrase “Apple is re-inventing the tablet” as he did when the company launched the iPhone. Still, Apple’s bet in actually focusing on portability and affordability to make this tablet a mainstream product, and not a niche and expensive one, like Microsoft had, was a bold bet all together. We all panned the iPad when it was announced. I remember that it took me a full 11 months to decide to buy one, simply because I found no reason to buy a big smartphone. I kept repeating to myself that I didn’t need [...]
It’s amazing how, a little over three years ago, nobody cared about tablets. They had existed for almost 8 years, and still, they were either too pricey, or simply not powerful enough to justify their purchase. Fast-forward to today, and it’s amazing that all it would take was to bloat a smartphone to make people want them. Still, there’s no denying that the market exists, it’s huge, and Apple still dominates it. Tomorrow we expect more iPads to be announced, and unless Apple hasn’t caught up with the recent reviews of Google’s Nexus 7, there’s [...]
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Watch today’s Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Sony’s “camera lens” alternatives and their insane price tag. We later talk about the HTC One Max and some possible options for fingerprint scanning technology. Microsoft is up next as new reports talk about a merger between Windows Phone 8 and Windows RT. Then we go through a batch of Apple rumors that include the iWatch and even a possible iPad launch on September 10th. We end today’s show talking about the LTE Nexus 7 reaching Europe, aside from the recent price drop to just $199 of the Nexus 4.
There are certain market decisions that just make sense. If a product is too expensive, then you either lower its price to make it more affordable, or you launch a parallel product that can fit the needs of the less-demanding consumers. Still, there are companies that defy this mentality and have succeeded in their endeavor.
One of the most common examples is the automobile industry. On one hand, you have companies like Toyota, which build products for every market demographic. It makes sense to offer everything people need, so that everyone’s particular needs are [...]