Happy Happy Turkey Day!

November 25, 2009

This blog will be closed tomorrow, Thanksgiving Day in America.

Not because I’ll be doing anything special — but all the rest of you will.

We cannot break bread with you. You have taken the land which is rightfully ours. Years from now, my people will be forced to live in mobile homes on reservations.Your people will wear cardigans and drink highballs. We will sell our bracelets by the roadsides. You will play golf and enjoy hot hors d’oeuvres. My people will have pain and degradation. Your people will have stick shifts. The gods of my tribe have spoken. They have said, “Do not trust the pilgrims.”

Syntron Android Mini-Tablet: 3G, 8.9″ Screen

November 25, 2009

Companies are beginning to use YouTube to pimp their products.

I haven’t seen this make news anywhere else (according to a Google search), so you’re seeing it here first.

Its the Mirror from Syntron. It boasts an 8.9″ screen, 3G, WiFi, and a multi-windowing modification of the Android OS.

What interests me is they’ve thought about eBooks. CoverFlow:

And Vook-like thinking:

See a video after the break.

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Camangi Android Mini-Tablet: ePub Built-In

November 25, 2009

I was very, very interested in this — moreso than the five inch-screen Archos — but then I discovered it cannot play DiXV AVI videos. Such a tragedy!

On the other hand, early-bird buyers can get this for US$400.00 (with a coupon code that must be requested by November 26th). That price makes it superior to any dedicated eBook device in my mind since it’s color, interactive, and can also access the Internet. And it has a seven-inch screen too — larger than most eInk gadgets.

And today it I learned it will also have ePub capability built-in:


eBook functionality is specially featured in Camangi WebStation. Camangi WebStation supports standard EPUB and TXT format; therefore you can easily download and read almost every eBooks from an online store or read Google Books online easily. Furthermore, unlike other eBooks readers that only produce black and white images, your book reading experience will be enhanced by full color pictures within an article when applicable.

Go here to read more — click on the eBook icon.

And remember this too: eReader was just released for Android. Once Barnes & Noble does its version of that and adapts its code for a larger screen, who would need a Nook?

Previously here:

The Coming Android Mini-Tablet Flood
Barnes & Noble eReader For Android Coming?