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Is anyone else finding the current iPad a bit too big?

I think it’s the release of the Google Nexus 7 that really changed things for me. Playing around with that, I couldn’t help but recognise the difference in size and weight between the two devices. Obviously. There’s quite a gap. The new iPad is flipping annoying, actually. The more I think about it. Oh the […]

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“Nexus 7 tablet sales could reach 8 million units in 2012”

I’ve been hearing similar estimates from a few people in the industry regarding the Nexus 7 tablet. I wonder how it’s going to get on with competition from Apple… Now, new estimates from Tech-thoughts.net based on touch panel shipments suggest Google could sell as many as 8 million tablets by the end of the year, via […]

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$199 for the Microsoft Surface? Now that would set the market alight…

Everyone and their dog has picked up the rumour-cum-possible-fact originally cited by Engadget that Microsoft will shortly offer their Surface (Windows RT version) for $199. The tech blogs are full of standard he-said, she-said commentary — obviously a $199 Surface would sell a lot better than a $999 Surface. However I think the deal is […]

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Kip Hakes: Why I think the Google Nexus 7 is a game changer

Google has now launched its first ever tablet, the Nexus 7. It’s manufactured by Asus and priced at £159 (8Gb) and £199 (16Gb). I believe the Nexus 7 could start to chip away at the stony hold the iPad has on the tablet market. Cheap Android tablets aren’t a new thing; you’ve been able to […]

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Why I think the Google Nexus 7 Tablet is a turning point for the mobile industry

I’ve had the Google Nexus 7 tablet (“from Asus”) for the weekend now so here is my initial reaction to the product: Brilliant! I am actually rather smitten with it. This feeling is particularly difficult to achieve given my aversion to Android. I’ve always had a soft spot for Android — the T-Mobile G1, the […]

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So the Google Nexus 7 launches tomorrow at £159 from Google

£199 from Carphone Warehouse, £159 from Google (for the smaller 8GB version)… how are you feeling about the Google Nexus 7 tablet? Are you going to let it pass you buy or are you curious to get a look and add a secondary living room or kitchen tablet to your collective device strategy? Certainly for […]

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Data Roaming: Why non-RIM smartphones suck

Come with me on a journey. This is a long one and coffee or tea is recommended. I’m a Vodafone UK customer. I have opted-in to their special European data roaming deal that gives me 25mb of roaming data per day, in return for £2. Now that’s cheap. Very cheap, when Vodafone will normally take […]

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Fear the Googlepipe

The nice chaps at Mobile Entertainment magazine ran my ‘Fear The Googlepipe‘ opinion-piece yesterday morning. Did you catch it? It’s based on a post I did a little while ago about the launch of the arrival of the Nexus One and what that could mean for your common-or-garden mobile operator. I say ‘based’, but the […]

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The new way to purchase a consumer phone: Google.com/phone

Well then, this is another day to remember. It’s the day Google got stuck into mobile merchandising and nailed the mobile operator to the wall. That’s it: Thank you for coming, mobile operators, thank you for coming. You did your best. But now you’ve been ‘owned’. Well.. not yet. But do look out for the […]

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The Nexus One won’t tempt me away from the iPhone

It’s Jonathan Mulholland here once again! Like most mobile geeks, I’m really enjoying all the Google Nexus One news; it’s starting to sound like a very nice device, and it’s obviously a very interesting move by Google. Seeing their vision of what a modern mobile device should be — and how far Google feel they […]