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The Android Who Would Be King. Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1…

Samsung has put all of its cards on the table and released the GALAXY Tab 10.1. The thinnest and lightest 10.1″ tablet to hit the market so far. This is a salvo fired across Apples bow, Samsung finally has hand. With fast hardware, the latest Android Honeycomb OS and a beautiful hi-res display Samsung has all of the ammunition it needs to take the fight right to Apple.

The iPad 2 is the undisputed king of tablets at the moment and will naturally be the yard stick for any new tablet entering the market. The GALAXY Tab 10.1 is 2mm thinner and 15 grams lighter than it’s rival so off to a good start. Nvidis1GHz Dual Core Tegra2 CPU and graphics chip is as good as ARM CPU’s get at the moment. The 1280×800 resolution again just beats the iPad 2s 1024×768 resolution. Onboard DDR memory is another win for Samsung 1GB versus 512MB, a handy advantage for multi-tasking. front and rear-facing cameras are also standard. 4G wireless is a win for Samsung, not a practical win with 4G coverage being limited, so while it is 4G chances are it will run on a 3G network. Galaxy versus iPad 2 purely on specs looks like a win for Samsung, it doesn’t win the hardware spec battle hands down but it does win.

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Mount Everest 3G…

Mobile phones, love them or hate them they are one of the most iconic gadgets of the modern world, even so they are not without their problems. Call drop outs, poor sound quality, it must be time for an extreme solution. Would you climb Mount Everest to tweet, Kenton Cool did, now that’s an extreme solution. That’s right, now you have a solid reason to complain to your carrier about Drop-Outs and Dead-Zones. The Nepalese have managed to give the locals GOOD reception at 29,029 feet.

The first call from the cell tower in the clouds was made in October 2010 when the GSM 3G tower was first installed at the base camp on Everest, while this inaugural call was actually a video call made with the worlds most spectacular backdrop it was made from the base camp, not the summit of Mount Everest. Chinese mobile operator Ncell encountered extremely harsh conditions in constructing the tower, not really surprising when you consider that by 2009 216 people had perished attempting the ascent, this is a deadly environment. Powering the cell station is a bank of solar panels.

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