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If you are even the least bit interested in technology you know that having lots of choice is good. In a new market choice leads to competition among makers, which leads into new advancements in that given market.

Choice affects any given tech market as a whole but little choices or options as they are often called have their own effects that are important in their own right. For example the choice or option to have a varying group of operating systems being compatible with your computing device is a meaningful feature for a growing Acer aspire 5920 battery number of buyers.

Evolve Three of Australia is gearing up to launch a new tablet computer that offers buyers the option of running the device on either Android, Windows (Windows 7 comes pre-installed) operating systems. The Evolve Three Maestro C is the name of the tablet.

For the Maestro C the folks at Evolve Three have gone with the new versatile Intel Atom Z670 1.5GHz processor. The Z670 is from the new Atom Z6xx series of Intel Atom Oak Trail range of embedded systems processors. Intel has already outlined the features for the Z670 and one feature the CPU offers is the ability to run a multitude of operating systems (Android, Chrome OS, Windows and Maemo).

Other than the Intel Atom Z670 processor the Maestro C also offers a unique design. You see the tablet has an optional wireless Bluetooth keyboard (specific to the tablet) and the left side of the tablet Compaq nc6400 battery can be adjusted for use as a stand. See the image below.

Now that is a different look isn’t’ it?

The wireless keyboard itself is quite thin and portable, but it still offers full QWERTY key support and a touchpad (godsend for those looking to use Windows 7 heavily). And the really cool part about the keyboard using magnets can double as the screen cover. FYI the keyboard/cover when situated on the tablet puts it in hibernation/sleep mode. You will see what I mean in the demo video just below.

Some other major features being included with the Maestro C that you need to know about follow. The tablet has a 10.1-inch WSVGA (1024×600) capacitive touch widescreen (16:9) LCD, 2GB of DDR2 RAM, 32GB 1.8″ SSD (Optional 64GB), Bluetooth 2.1, Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, optional 3G (GPS and A-GPS include.), 1.3MP webcam, 2x USB 2.0, 1x HDMI, Micro SD Slot (support up to 32GB) and 10+ Hours Running Time (Windows 7) or 16+ Hours Running Time (Android) from the 6 Cell Li-polymer Dell latitude e6400 battery .

According to Evolve Three the 10.1-inch Maestro C will come to the US in June with a starting price of $729. The tablet for Australian residents will start at $825 AUD. That’s a lot of money to ask, I know, but is the potential experience available with the device actually worth the price tag?

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By now you have seen the commercials for the new Android phone that state that it is something that “does” things. The things that this new smart phone does were created by Android application developers in conjunction with Google. Introduced as an alternative to the iPhone, the very things that this smart phone does will be what can differentiate it from the competition.

What exactly is an Android phone and what does it do? Is it like the iPhone or better? To better understand what it is and what it can do, you first need a little background information on cell phones and how they work.

All cell phones smart or otherwise, have operating systems. This software that is permanently stored on your phone is what makes the phone function. In the past, these systems would only support apps or programs that were created by the original developers giving them complete control over the functionality of the phone. With Android, this is not the case.

Android features and open source operating system which means that anyone who wants to develop apps for the Android platform can. Android apps developers can create new applications or programs for anyone to use. This shift from the past proprietary systems gives freedom and offers advantages for users.

Some notable benefits are:

•Application Variety. With innumerable apps developers using their creativity to develop unique apps, there can be an endless variety of types and functions of apps. Nearly any idea for an app that can be conceived can be made into reality.

•Innovative applications. In the past, applications could take months to create. With this platform, Android developers can create their applications in less time while bringing new and fresh ideas to life.

•Money saving. Due to the move past proprietary systems to open source systems, the cost of your cell phone will be reflective of the actual hardware as the costs for research and development will not be present. This used to be a major part of the cost of the phones in the past.

•Multiple carriers. With Android you have your choice of cell phone carriers rather than just one carrier, like the iPhone. This can possibly be money saving as well as you can compare several companies to find the best plan for you. Additionally, there have been issues with the coverage area for iPhone users that may not be present with those that offer Android.

•Multi-task. With the Android phone, the notification bar will alert you to various things such as new voice messages, email messages (in Gmail and others), Facebook notifications and new text messages for example. If the Android app developer created an app that has notification capability, it can alert you quickly and in the background without disrupting anything else you may be doing with your phone. With the iPhone, which depends on a single system where not all applications may have access, you do not have this ability.

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