T-Mobile is looking to digitize the ballgame program experience by introducing tables at Angel Stadium. Using the carrier stocked tablets, G-Slates and Galaxy tabs, the carrier is allowing attendees to view the game program, follow stats, use their “radar gun” app and watch T-mobile TV/ESPN coverage. The rental fee? $10 for the game.
Video via the LA Times
Plizy, a new application uses a social algorithm to search what you and your friends do on social networks to help identify and recommend videos you’re likely to like. Essentially it looks at what types of videos your friends are watching and who’s on your twitter stream. The goal according to Plizy CEO Jonathan Benassaya is to make Plizy as good at recommending videos from the web as Netflix is for TV and movies.
I was pretty impressed with the service personally identifying all my mobile, tech and business channels including its pretty impressive list of pick and choose channel streams.
View more demos on their YouTube Channel
Both AT&T and Verizon are scheduled to have service plans for the iPad 2 but the way in which they’re pricing the coverage plans differs somewhat. Based on a recent article in the WSJ, I’ve broken it down below.
AT&T announced plans yesterday to offer a postpaid monthly billing plan for their iPad 2 coverage plans. Similar to Apple’s strategy in keeping costs flat, they’re offering the same $14.99 plan for 250 megabytes and $25 for 2 gigabytes. However, with their new postpaid option, instead of a contract customers can receive regular bills for data access. For additional data, postpaid customers will be charged an additional $10 for every gigabyte they go over while postpaid customers are required to buy 2 gigabytes at $25.
On the other hand, Verizon who is also getting the device is planning on putting customers under its current tablet options plan which include the iPad, Galaxy Tab, and Xoom. The entry-level $20 plan for 1 gigabyte of data, $35 for 3 gigabytes, $50 for 5 gigabytes, and $80 for 10 gigabytes. As far as overage charges go, 3 gigabyte subscribers are charged $10 for every additional gigabyte while entry-level subscribers must pay $20 for each gigabyte.
For those of you who don’t own tablets, just to give you a little context on usage, 1G gives you roughly an hour of streaming music and 35 minutes of streaming video.
Sure makes having a WI-FI hotspot enabled handset with an unlimited data plan pretty attractive right now.
Looking for an easy resource to see how the top tablets in the marketplace differentiate from one another? There’s a great side-by-side comparison in today’s New York Times Technology section. Visit the link below to read the article.
Yesterday, I had the opportunity to speak briefly with John Bradley of WIRED in thee WIRED/AMD booth at CES. Take a look and see what he has to say of the “Year of the Tablet.” Thanks for the time and your insights John.