The holiday season is in full effect and lots of people are expecting to receive the gadget of their dreams this year. This might be the sophisticated iPhone 5 or the stylish Galaxy S3. If the newer models are too big for your budget, consider going with an older model like Virgin Mobile’s Galaxy S2. You’ll be surprised at how well it compares to the competition.
“Why get an iPad mini when you can have this?” Daniela Capistrano asked me after only 24 hours of playing with the Samsung Galaxy Note 2. After only a few days with the Note 2, it’s easy to see why she’d ask. The iPad mini won’t come close to matching the content creation capabilities of the smaller Galaxy Note 2. In fact, the Galaxy Note II can teach tablets, like the Microsoft Surface, a thing or two.
This week Samsung announced the Galaxy Note 10.1, a tablet spinoff of their popular 5.3-inch Galaxy Note smartphone with an emphasis on content creation as well as consumption. Aimed at making art as much as you can consume it and truly doing two things at the same time, the Galaxy Note 10.1 brings back the power of the stylus to help get the job done. Can you have your content and create it too? Time will tell as the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 attempts to raise the bar for tablets to come.
Over the Memorial Day weekend, I had an awesome opportunity to hang out with Samsung folks to test their new digital camera, the Samsung SH100, for their new campaign, “Coast To Coast Photo Post“. The Samsung SH100 is a compact, 14 megapixel beauty that integrates mobile photography features that people love using on their iPhones and Android smartphones: filters, wireless uploading, and emailing photos on the go!
To test drive the Samsung SH100, I showed the folks from Samsung my favorite places in Brooklyn, New York. Amongst the many gems hidden in Brooklyn is an amazing celebrity stylist and image consultant, Noel New York, and the best cupcakes in the city from Crumbs Bake Shop!
It’s the only tablet that didn’t come with a native email client. I’m talking about the BlackBerry PlayBook. It’s the latest entry into the tablet market, currently dominated by Apple’s iPad. It launched without an email client, a real calendar app, and social networking apps like Twitter and Facebook. In the past month, the only updates have been a Facebook app and Video Chat for PlayBooks. Did RIM kill their tablet before it even hit the market?
Disclosure: A BlackBerry PlayBook has been provided by RIM for the purpose of this review.