New phones and tablets galore!

It has been awhile since I have posted here at It is not for a lack of trying, but my life has been so busy lately. I started graduate school earlier this year and that has taken up a bulk of my time. I am pursuing a Masters in Computer Science at Southern Polytechnic State University near Atlanta, GA. After working for several months with students at SPSU developing an Android app for my forestry business, I decided I wanted to go back to school to learn about software and app development. I hope to one day merge my forestry expertise with my computer science knowledge and make an impact in the Forest Technology field. 

There has been a lot of news and many new products introduced since my last post. Microsoft has released the Surface, Windows 8, and released Windows Phone 8. Apple released the highly anticipated iPhone 5, refreshed the iPad and iPod lines, and introduced the iPad Mini 7.9" tablet. Apple also refreshed some of their laptops as well, but I don't stay as connected with their computer line of products. Android continues to dominate smartphone sales. Google introduced several new Nexus devices including the Nexus 7 tablet (by Asus), the Nexus 10 tablet (by Samsung), and the Nexus 4 Smartphone (by LG). The Samsung Galaxy S3 is currently king of the Android smartphones, but the "Next Big Thing" is always right around the corner when it comes to Android. Lastly, Amazon introduced several new Kindles including the Kindle Paperwhite (e-reader), the Kindle Fire HD 7" tablet, and the Kindle Fire HD and the Kindle Fire HD 8.9" tablet.
I recommend some of these new products. Others, I am not so sure about. I still need some time to check them out. At first glance the iPhone 5 looks odd. Apple made the display a little bigger by extending the screen vertically. It has great specs and I would recommend it to anyone that wants to upgrade their current iPhone. There are already rumblings on an iPhone 5S in the works, so if you are not in a hurry, it may be worth waiting. I say stay away from the Kindle Fire tablets. They are based on Android, but are extremely limited in their usage (unless rooted). I would recommend the Nexus tablets over the Kindle Fire tablets. I am anxious to try out some of the new Windows Phone 8 phones hitting the market. I think Microsoft is finally at a point where they will start competing with Android and iOS. 
I will have more in depth information and reviews about some of these phones and tablets as well as some of my new favorite apps. I plan to post at least one full blog post weekly and hope to add some short posts from time to time with news updates. Thanks for stopping by! Be sure to comment and let me know what products you would like to know more about, or let me know your thoughts on your favorite phone or tablet.  

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