Archive for 2011 年 10 月

My Sony Tablet S is here.

I finally caught onto the tablet faze when Sony launched their new tablet S 3 weeks ago. While there isn’t much of a reason why I should get one, I did nonetheless as I wanted something more handy, yet has more screen estate space for easy viewing. Sony’s ergonomic design and its compact design appealed very well to me.

Collected it today from Wisma Isetan.

I paid for the additional cradle and screen protector (which was already applied by the Sony salesperson). The black case on the right is a freebie.

The cradle in its box.

Its actually just a base that curved up.

Back of the cradle, the silver part can be adjusted with 2 positions to get different tilting angle.

Turning the cradle upside down and you can see the jack where the charger plugs in.

And now, the main star of the package.

There are the charger and a handstrap provided inside the box, some information slips and thats it.

The tablet S itself.

View from the side shows the asymmetrical shape of the tablet. It resembles a folded magazine,  designed so that holding it in portrait mode in one hand is much more comfortable.

View from the right side shows the physical hardware buttons.

The back.

The logo means that its PS certified. Currently, only 2 games are available, but Sony promises more to come.

The freebie casing.

The tablet in the casing. Its a realy snug fit and goes along with the tablet very well.

 

I am really happy with this so far (the tablet is still charging for its first 8 hours) but I will wait to see what it can or cannot do in the coming weeks.

 

 

 

 

RIP Steve Jobs

The passing of someone great, someone of Steve Jobs status, will inevitably invoke strong emotions from the masses. People starting writing his “famous" quotes on their Facebook walls, claiming like how Steve Jobs will inspire them to stay hungry for success.

Oh, so did Steve Jobs say those “famous" words just before he died? How can someone only start to inspire or motivate you when they are dead? Or do you only know of his greatness when he passed on?

Stop all this bullshitting please.

I won’t quote any of his words here. I am not going to write a 500-word article on how he turned Apple around. I am not going to list down his achievements or anything. It doesn’t create any value in cyberspace, except to join in the latest fad of claiming to be somehow, vaguely, in any sense having anything to do with Steve Jobs (and owning an I-product doesn’t bring you any closer).

I am not a fan of his products or company, but I appreciate what he has done for the technology industry. Steve Jobs is a genius who left a legacy behind, and it will be interesting to see how it goes without him.

Darn AAPL.

4th Oct was a very much anticipated day for many Apple fanboys. The Iphone5 has been rumored for a while, the fake version was even selling like hotcakes in China. Plenty of websites with the wish-lists of the new features Iphone5 can bring.

In the end, it almost came to nothing.

Read this.  It didn’t take a genius in you or me to figure it out why Apple was and has been so feverish in its legal pursuits against Samsung. It was almost like a natural reflex that they had to do so, and confirmed when the specs of the Iphone 4S was released.

Oh well.

Truthfully, I don’t want to see the end of Apple products. I don’t want Apple to go down like Palm. I want Apple to go on, to survive, so that my dear Android can have a reason to compete, to continue to improve and benefit users like me.

On a sidenote, I do and often trade in Apple stocks. AAPL has been a constant prick in my throat when I see that I am not earning much out of it. Please let me have one less reason to dislike this company. Darn.