Thursday, June 07, 2012

Tablets, Part 2.5: My Phone

Yeah, my phone is in there too
I love tablets, and I loved my first two tablets for different reasons at different times. They both helped me get into podcasts and internet stuff. The A28 introduced me to Android. It was a very rough introduction to Android, but I thought the Tablet was just made out of garbage parts. My love of Android never faltered; I was biased well before the A28 and pretty much stayed that way.

Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Tablets, Part 2: The Archos 28

Still Standing
With the Archos 5, I had gained an interest in Archos as a company. I made sure I kept up with each new generation. The Archos 5 is a sixth generation tablet and Archos is in their 9th Gen now. Gen 7 was an odd place because Archos took it as a chance to get into Android. As early Android Tablets go, they weren't great. They had resistive touch screens and didn't preform as well as phones at the time. Hell, they didn't even preform as well as Generation 6 did. So, I skipped over it.

I didn't skip over Gen 8, though, and that's where the A28 comes in.

Saturday, June 02, 2012

Tablets, Part 1: The Archos 5

Kindle Fire, Archos 101 G9 and Archos 5 G6
Tablets are the trend, and some people think they're the future. The Late Steve Jobs said that we were in a 'post-PC', world. Maybe he said post-desktop, but I think he was taking stabs at Microsoft and Windows anyway. I don't think that's true and I don't think it will ever be true because having a nice hardware keyboard and mouse is more or less heaven. Also, modularity is also a very nice thing. I'd like to be able to buy more RAM or install a new hard drive etc etc. Also, high end Video editing and 3d Modeling aren't things of the past, so desktop computers aren't going anywhere anytime soon.

I do like tablets though. I might even say that I love them. I've owned at least four, and while my collection isn't growing anytime soon, I do think they're part of the future.