Archive for the ‘Tablet’ Category

Reading Beyond e-readers

Thursday, September 23rd, 2010

Nelson, Coupland and Alice – Three new views that step beyond the e-reader 1.0 single page-o-text.

IDEO has released a video showing 3 conceptual simulations of tablet based reading experiences. While these are still very “wouldn’t it be cool if” ideas their instincts feel right. All 3 are pretty top-down explorations of integrating processes that people are doing online already – they’re just doing each activity on a different site.

The video simulation is definitely worth watching.

The Future of the Book. from IDEO on Vimeo.

Tablet Wars

Monday, September 20th, 2010

On a retail display in a far away electronics superstore the forces of electronic empires prepare for battle.

The upcoming holiday season will see the start of the Tablet Wars. A slew of devices will be showing up along with their associated TV commercials and PR hype. The iPad has already carved out it’s market so the rest of the tablet market is up for grabs.

I’m expecting the next OS update to clean up their sub-par (for Apple anyway) interface. While Apple has only recently reversed their ban on Flash Apps on the iPhone hopefully there’s a path to Flash on the iPad down this path as well. I’m curious to see if Apple will hold the line during the Holiday shopping season when salespeople have to explain that the iPad won’t play Farmville, Hulu, Nickelodeon, etc.