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.
Show Notes: Headlines and links for more on the topics we discussed
App of the Week: Oink
- key specs
- reviews • 36
- Form factorTablet
- Operating systemiOS (7)
- Screen size9.7 inches
- Storage typeInternal storage (16 GB, Flash)
- Maximum battery lifeUp to 10 hours
- Dimensions9.45 x 6.67 x 0.3 in
- Weight1 lb
Amazon Kindle Fire 2nd-gen
Microsoft Windows 8