This week on the Gadget Lab podcast, the crew talks about big Amazon news, the upcoming iPhone event and Microsoft’s latest mobile update.
Staff writer Mike Isaac kicks off the show with reviews editor Mike Calore, weighing in on Amazon’s big tablet announcements this week. There’s a whole new family of Kindle e-readers on the way, as well as Amazon’s first Android-powered tablet, the Kindle Fire. Who should be worried the most, Apple or other Android tablet manufacturers?
Next up, staff writer Christina Bonnington demos a nifty trampoline which lets you work up a sweat without wearing out your joints. Verdict? Cool, but pricey: The mini-tramp costs just under $700.
Afterwards, Christina and Mike talk a little about the upcoming Apple iPhone event at the company’s Cupertino, California, headquarters next week. Of course, there’s no dearth of speculation around what’s in store (including ours). We have some inkling, but Apple almost always has a number of other hidden surprises on reveal dates.
Finally, Christina gives her impression of Microsoft’s recent update to its Windows Phone mobile operating system, Mango. It’s slick, it’s social and it’s nothing like iOS and Android. Want something new and unlike the two OS market leaders? Christina suggests giving Mango a spin.
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