The Google Nexus 7 is out in stores and it’s selling like hot cakes. We’ve seen this happen before when the Kindle Fire was launched – an affordable device ready to offer plenty of features and lots of digital content choices to tablet buyers. But now the Nexus 7 is the king of 7-inch tablets, considering what it has to offer in terms of both hardware and software. Sure, Amazon will come out with a new Kindle Fire version, and Apple is rumored to bring out of hiding its 7.85-inch iPad Mini later this year, at which point the competition in the small affordable tablet business will get even more ferocious.
And don’t think that other Android [...]
I still don’t feel Sony is where it should be in the mobile world. Sony Ericsson used to be one of the very best, up there with Nokia, but I guess both of them fell behind badly once the touchscreen smartphone revolution appeared. They were also slow to recognize that a touchscreen smartphone is as much about the hardware (especially its processor) as it is about the software.
I do think they are catching up in many ways in both hardware, and also software, having recognized that upgrades are important for users. But even though they may not be the most important for the majority of their customers, it’s important for the loudest ones, and the ones that [...]