Archive for the ‘Smartphones’ Category
I’m pumped to finally get a chance to blog about the Dell Streak tablet device. The 5-inch tablet launched first to customers in the United Kingdom in early June 2010 but South African consumers will now be able to purchase it.
We’ve been selling Dell for 6 years, and I don’t think there’s ever been more buzz around a single product than this. Hardware and design-wise, this thing impresses. Add the ever-increasing capability that Android brings to the equation, and you’ve got a mobile device that offers a ton of flexibility while looking cool in the process. The Dell Streak brings together a great web browsing experience, multi-tasking capability, slick turn by turn navigation and a great way to enjoy your photos, movies and music into a sleek device that’s built for mobility.
I’m really interested to see the new iPhone OS 4 when it is released later this year. The next generation of the world’s most innovative mobile operating system is expected to have more than 100 new user features. And what in the past has been a negative for Apple iPhone users – the inability to multitask with applications – looks to have been solved with iPhone OS 4.
However, if you are one of those First Generation iPhone owners, you’re not going to be getting the multitask function. The majority of changes will only be usable for owners of an Apple iPhone 3GS, Third Generation iPod Touch. Keep watching this space and we’ll let you know more info as we get it
Acer Africa plans to introduce into four new smartphone models that are powered by Microsoft’s Windows Mobile operating system into the South African market within the next few months.
The group now operates under four primary brands: Acer, Gateway, Packard-Bell and eMachines. Under these brands, Acer offers a range of servers, PCs, notebooks, digital projectors, and LCD monitors that cover the needs of end-users from the entry-level consumer through to the top-tier corporate. Acer had acquired E-TEN of Taiwan, a designer and manufacturer of smart handheld devices, which lead to the release of their range of Acer smartphones in the US and Eastern markets.
“Competitive advantage of new products can help us boost profitability from the third quarter,” Acer chairman JT Wang told an investor conference, even though smartphones make up only a very small amount of Acer’s sales now. Analysts say Asian technology firms vying for a bigger share of the hot smartphone market now face an uphill battle after the world’s top PC maker Hewlett-Packard snapped up Palm.