Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Today's Headlines

Digital Newsstand Finally Ready for Its Close-Up
The Wall Street Journal
Next Issue Media, a consortium of five major publishers, expects to launch a preview of its product on Samsung's Galaxy Tab, with individual apps for seven magazines—Time, the New Yorker and Esquire among them—to be available in a dedicated magazine section of Verizon Wireless's VCAST app store.

Android Tablets Not Competitive with iPads Says Analyst
In the opinion of Jeffries analyst Peter Misek, Android tablets won’t come close to rivaling the iPad until their OS is more refined and their prices come down.

iPads Dominate Trade Show Focused on Musical Instruments and Audio Technology
The Mac Observer
Blogger Jochen Wolters observed that iPads in great abundance at the world's largest trade show for musical instruments and audio recording technology Musikmesse 2011.  He wrote noted that most developers of audio software and manufacturers of keyboards and mixers showed how to use an iPad to perform or produce music

Solid Review for Acer Iconia Tablet 
PDF Devices
Valli the reviewer writes:  "It has great features – Honeycomb, a 10.1 inch WXGA HD touchscreen display, 1GB RAM, 16GB storage, 1GHz NVIDIA dual core Tegra 2 processor, micro HDMI output, rear facing 5mp camera with autofocus and LED flash, front facing 2mp webcam, microSD support up to 32GB, USB 2.0 port, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, G-sensor, E-compass, L sensor, gyrometer, and 8 hours of battery life in video playback mode...Right now, this is your best bet in Honeycomb tabs." 

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