Amazon last week put out a whole slew of new kindles. Are they worth it? We discuss the need for so many different variations, as well as the need of a $200 eink version.
Editor’s note: We apologize for this episode. Everything bad that could go wrong, went wrong.
With Jeff Bezos buying The Washington Post, we felt like we had to discuss it. We focus on how news gets consumed, and the future of news. We then speculate how this fits in with Amazon’s business model, and their newly minted content creator status.
[We had audio problems with hangouts, hence no video. Piezo records left/right channels, so you will hear Chaim on the left channel.]
While it’s still a possibility that an iPad with a 7 inch screen may never make it outside of Jonny Ive’s secret industrial design compound, it doesn’t stop us from talking about every inch of the yet to be announced device on episode 62 of inThirty. Whether it’ll be called the Mini, Nano, Small, Little, Micro, or Petite, Chaim, Harry, and Justin conjecture, speculate, and postulate about how the device’ll fit into Apple’s current range of mobile products and analyze the impact of screen size on how users consume their digital diets. Want to find out the best screen size for playing Solitaire or reading the Wall Street Journal or mixing the musical score for a feature film? You better search Google for the answer because we come to no conclusions on this episode of inThirty. Oh, and less is more, sometimes.
Episode 62 Hangout: http://youtu.be/0x8lrwHSMHc
Apple Likely to Unveil “iPad Mini” at October 23 Event | All Things D
7.85-Inch iPad Mini Screen Size Compared to Other Tablets [Diagram] | iClarified
Small iPad, Smaller Minds | CuriousRat.com
Parents, you’ve got to catch episode 57 of inThirty – do you really want your son or daughter starting the school year without being able to explain the differences between the Motorola Droid RAZR Maxx HD and the Motorola Droid RAZR HD? We didn’t think so. Chaim takes us through the ins and outs of Motorola’s new crop of devices while Harry snores. Some are shipping with Android’s latest release, Jelly Bean, but most, unforgivably, come from the factory with the out of date Ice Cream Sandwich. Harry wakes up in time to gush over Nokia’s newest Lumias, all of which sport Windows Phone 8, or at least will, when they ship, but no one knows when that’ll be. Finally, Justin longs for an Amazon based smartphone, even just so he can tear it down. Oh, and wait, isn’t Apple going to announce something in a couple of days? We cover that, too. We don’t want your kid to show up on the first day of school not knowing the specs of the iPhone 5, after all.
“Nokia Lumia 920 hands-on preview, pictures and video” | The Verge
“Nokia starts over, again: stunning new phones, no release date in sight” | The Verge
“Nokia Lumia 820 hands-on preview (pictures and video)” | The Verge
“Motorola Droid RAZR Maxx HD hands-on: bigger battery, beautiful display, Jelly Bean onboard” | Engadget
“Motorola Droid RAZR HD hands-on: a 720p Android ICS update with 2,500mAh battery life” | Engadget
“Motorola RAZR M official: 4.3-inch qHD display, 1.5GHz dual-core, hitting Verizon for $99” | Engadget
“What could be on tap at Apple’s Sept. 12 press event” | Macworld
“Motorola to Offer $100 Credit to Owners of Devices Not Eligible for Jelly Bean Update (Update)” | Droid-Life
“Rumor: Amazon to Unveil First Smartphone at Tomorrow’s Kindle Event | Droid-Life