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Einführung in die Welt der Android-Smartphones

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Apps, die auf keinem Android-Handy fehlen sollten, und Hardware-Tipps

Es gibt eine Vielzahl an Android-Geräten, doch noch viel mehr Apps. Der Android Market holt gegenüber Apple auf und verfügt jüngsten Meldungen zufolge bereits über 200.000 Anwendungen. Technik-Blog Engadget zeigt Nutzern welche Apps sich auf jedem Android-Smartphone wiederfinden müssen und was es für Android-Neulinge sonst noch zu wissen gibt.

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Microsoft announces Multitouch Mouse

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Microsoft has recently announced a “Touch Mouse” at the CES-Conference which is going to be primarily focused on bringing Touch-Features to Windows 7 (who’d have thought that). It’s going to be released Mid-2011 for about 80€ (so I guess around 90$ in the US) and here’s what it looks like:

http://m-kuttner.com/blog//HLIC/a9cecd47b57b759a94038444a9ee96c9.jpg

The first thing I thought was that this really seems like a well-designed piece of hardware. Something I don’t recall seeing from Microsoft in a while now, leaving Kinect aside. Because in my humble opinion, it’s not even about designing something that everybody loves to look at but just putting enough effort into the design of a product that it does not look like it’s cheaper than its internal specifications make it worth.

Best example for that: No one even remotely cared about the fact that the first generation iPhone had no 3G-Functionality, no regular Bluetooth, no regular Audio-Jack and things like that which we had already gotten used to from Smartphones around it. Its selling-point was all about the Multitouch and its looks basically.

So my basic message here is that even if this “Touch Mouse” from Microsoft doesn’t out-perform similar products that came before it, it still might out-sell them if it becomes something that people just want to have sitting on their desk.

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