No Gee Whiz About It: Tepid Reviews for T-Mobile's G-Slate
Aggregation of reviews of the T-Mobile tablet from outlets such as LapTopMag, GigaCom and Boy Genius Report (""I don't see the G-Slate going very far with average consumers.")
G-Slate Now Available at Amazon
The giant e-tailer is the first company to sell the device
iPad News Aggregator Poised for Launch
News.me, Bit.ly’s social news iPad app looks as if it is ready for its debut according to writer Peter Kafka. News.me will cost $0.99 a week, or $34.99 a year. It will be available as an iPad app, using Apple’s subscription service, or as an e-mail newsletter.
An Early Look (Feb. 1) at News.me
The advance review of the app says, "News.me is a social news reading app that presents the news that the people you follow on Twitter are reading, and filters it based on how many times those stories are shared and clicked on overall.s"
RIM's Playbook: D.O.A.
Writer Daniel Ionesco: "Perhaps it's time to call the BlackBerry dead on arrival and wait for RIM to come up with a better iPad killer. If you don't want an iPad, there are still better Android alternative out there..."
Kindergartens Get iPads and Critics Are Riled
The Christian Science Monitor
A school district in Maine will be bringing the $499 Apple tablet devices into kindergarten classrooms starting in the fall with the aim of increasing literacy rates from 62 percent to 90 percent. Some critics have blasted the iPad plan — saying the school district should not putting tablets in the hands of kindergartners and that they shouldn't be investing a large sum of money, especially amid budget cuts that could take away teacher instruction.