GeekWire Radio: Nook Tablet vs. Kindle Fire vs. Apple iPad, and Microsoft’s tablet strategy

CNet's Jay Greene in the KIRO studios. (Erynn Rose photo)

This week on the GeekWire radio show and podcast, we explore the rising competition between Barnes & Noble and Amazon in the tablet computing market, stacking up the new Nook Tablet and Kindle Fire against one other and Apple’s iPad.

Then we’re joined in the studio by Jay Greene, senior writer for CNet News.com and the author of a recent two-part series on Microsoft’s ill-fated Courier tablet project. We talk about Microsoft’s strategy for rolling out Windows 8 on tablets, get Jay’s thoughts on the state of the Redmond company, and discuss some of the lessons from other companies in his book, “Design is How it Works.”

We also talk about Sir Mix-A-Lot’s new iPhone app, Oregon’s iPad voting system, our new App of the Week. Plus, we give the answer to last week’s Name that Tech Tune Challenge, and try to stump you with a new tune.

Listen to the show above or directly via this MP3 file.  You can get every episode using this RSS feed, by subscribing in iTunes or Zune.

Show Notes: Headlines and links for more on the topics we discussed

Barnes & Noble’s Nook Tablet challenges deficient Kindle FireAmazon lines up retail titans for Kindle FireAmazon says Kindle Fire will have Hulu Plus at launch.

Sir Mix-A-Lot busts out a “Baby Got Back” iPhone app

Voting by iPad: Oregon picks Apple device for election test

Jay Greene: CNet pagejaygreene.com … Book: Design is How it Works … @iamjaygreene on Twitter.

App of the Week: Oink

Name that Tech Tune: Find out the answer to last week’s challenge. Listen to the new challenge, and submit your answer.

  • Guest

    MS has a tablet strategy? Good to know.