I’m usually stuck on the sidelines when it comes to product unveiling events. Having to watch them via the internet either live streamed or live blogged through someone else can really be the pits if it’s something your truly interested in. So when I got the chance to go to Samsung’s Unpacked Event I jumped at it without hesitation. Held in my old stopping ground Radio City Music Hall was just an added benefit. Although it’s a small venue to hold such an event, taking into consideration Radio City’s atmosphere and stature Samsung couldn’t have picked a better place. Radio City Music Hall’s reputation far exceeds its size of roughly 6000 seats. It’s art deco designed interior, awesome sound stage makes it a classic place to behold and to say, “Yes, I’ve been there”. Larger than life is precisely what Samsung wants if I were to speculate. Will the Galaxy S4 live up to the expectations Samsung has created. Lets take a look.
Apple just announced their latest iPhone 5 hardware. All the hardware design rumors were spot on but here’s the internal hardware by the numbers (new stuff only).
The first week or so with the new iPad was filled with the enthusiasm and excitement of a kid with a new toy. Setting it up, playing around with new apps, enjoying their expanded functionality and the iPads extra gesture controls. It was all fun and games for awhile but there was real work to be done and it was time to get down to business and put the iPad through its paces. Did that mean the honeymoon was over… well, not quite because I really did enjoy using the iPad. The primary goal now was to start looking at how this beautifully designed device constructed of glass and aluminum we call a tablet fits into my workflow. The best way to gauge this was to just use it like any other mobile device I’ve purchased in the past and watch where it lands. This way I’m not going out of my way searching for solutions to problems that may or may not exist. After all this is a tablet designed for the average user so why not start there and work my way up.