Stories by Jeff Bertolucci

  • New 7-Inch Nook will reportedly have 'revolutionary' screen

    By Jeff Bertolucci | 17 July, 2012 22:34

    The 7-inch tablet market is rife with rumors these days. Not long after Google made a splash late last month with its Nexus 7 announcement, the gossip mill began working overtime, churning out unconfirmed reports that a second-generation Kindle Fire and a 7-inch iPad were destined to debut later this year.

  • Rumour: 10-inch Kindle Fire coming

    By Jeff Bertolucci | 28 June, 2012 22:26

    Kindle Fire gossip is almost as common as iPhone and iPad rumors. Lately we've been hearing a lot about a new Kindle Fire tablet, which may arrive as early as next month. The rumored new model will be the successor to the first-generation Fire that debuted less than a year ago, and not a moment too soon--the impressive specs of the just-announced Google Nexus 7 make the original Fire seem pretty dated already.

  • Sony, Panasonic may partner on OLED TVs

    By Jeff Bertolucci | 22 June, 2012 23:18

    Sony and Panasonic, two major yet struggling TV manufacturers, plan to join forces to build televisions using organic light-emitting diode (OLED) technology, Bloomberg reports.

  • CEO Whitman: PCs to stay, but fewer products in HP's future

    By Jeff Bertolucci | 07 June, 2012 12:48

    Hewlett-Packard has gone through a rough spell lately, what with weak PC sales, declining profits, an embarrassing CEO scandal involving sex harassment claims and dubious expense reports, and another CEO (Leo Apotheker) getting the boot after less than a year on the job.

  • Ballmer: Windows 8 will bring 'rebirth' of Microsoft OS

    By Jeff Bertolucci | 23 May, 2012 08:18

    The upcoming Windows 8 will represent "a dawning of the rebirth" of Redmond's ubiquitous operating system, according to Microsoft chief executive, Steve Ballmer.

  • Front-lit Amazon Kindle to debut in July?

    By Jeff Bertolucci | 15 May, 2012 08:03

    Rumors of Kindle upgrades are a dime a dozen, and many aren't from the most reputable of sources. But one new report sounds quite likely: Amazon will launch a front-lit version of its Kindle eReader in July, and a new model of its Kindle Fire color tablet closer to the holiday season, Reuters reports.

  • Angry Birds reaches 1 billion downloads

    By Jeff Bertolucci | 10 May, 2012 07:12

    Rovio announced today that its Angry Birds games have been downloaded more than one billion times, an astounding accomplishment for a simple slingshot game with a goofy birds-vs-pigs backstory.

  • Dell: Ultrabook sales better than expected

    By Jeff Bertolucci | 02 May, 2012 06:56

    Sales of Dell's ultra-slim XPS 13, one of a new breed of Windows-based Ultrabook laptops, are exceeding expectations, the company says.

  • You love your tablet - now it's official

    By Jeff Bertolucci | 23 April, 2012 23:37

    Your tablet is a homebody.  And you love it more than any other tech gizmo in the house.

  • Is the next iPhone coming in October? Of course

    By Jeff Bertolucci | 20 April, 2012 08:05

    It's time to place your bets: When will Apple unveil its next iPhone? Recent rumours have suggested a second-quarter debut, but that seems too early for a number of reasons - most notably that the iPhone 4S is still selling like hotcakes.

  • Toshiba's 13-incher: When is a tablet too big?

    By Jeff Bertolucci | 11 April, 2012 07:57

    Tablet computers are meant to be held, at least most of the time. But at what point does a slate become too unwieldy to function as a handheld device? The new Toshiba Excite 13, with its gargantuan (by tablet standards) 13.3-inch display, may soon answer that question.

  • Kindle rumours hint at major upgrade in the works

    By Jeff Bertolucci | 07 April, 2012 09:29

    Will the next generation of Amazon's Kindle eReaders feature a dramatic innovation, possibly a color or lighted display? Recent rumors suggest significant changes are coming for the venerable e-reader, which currently has an e-ink display without backlighting or color.

  • You're spend spending less on tech

    By Jeff Bertolucci | 06 April, 2012 08:48

    Trying to cut tech-related expenses? You're not alone. The average US household spent $961 on consumer electronics over the past 12 months, down more than $200 from last year, according to a new Consumer Electronics Association study.

  • The Nokia Lumia 900: How to get it for free in the US

    By Jeff Bertolucci | 01 April, 2012 06:02

    The Nokia Lumia 900, the sleek and slim high-end smartphone, can be had for free -- even more impressive than the already low $100 retail price.

  • Android tablets will overtake iPad by 2015: IDC

    By Jeff Bertolucci | 14 March, 2012 09:08

    Apple's iPad may be a blockbuster hit, but its success won't stop Android-based slates from leading the market within three years, according to a new IDC study.

 

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