The Apple iPad 2 is about to hit European shelves, fresh form a diet and exercise regime that’s helped it shed weight and build muscle. Faster, thinner and lighter is an accurate account of what’s been going on in the year that divides the two editions of Apple’s tablet.
Apple is taking it easy with the upgrades as usual – everything is carefully
planned to ensure smooth traffic of new and repeat customers. It’s weirdly
inconsistent with the hype about every new release. Anyway, faster-thinner-lighter
is a fair deal to offer new users without making the original iPad adopters feel duped.
It’s a sequel from the creators of a blockbuster. The iPad 2 is in no mood
to start a revolution. But evolution should be good enough considering the
original iPad is yet to be beaten.
It’s devices like the Samsung Galaxy Gio that helped Android gain so
much ground in so little time. They are a better bargain than the
uber-smartphone and find their way into people’s pockets a lot easier.
With that goal in mind, the Galaxy Gio must be an all-round pleaser of a
They may soon be running out of names for the Galaxy lot. But it will be
when number plates start to fall short that they’ll know they’re in trouble.
Back to the point though. Boy number S5660 is called Gio. He’s a teenager
mischievous and fun, too young for a suit and tie.
It’s a decent offer for the midrange: with a good enough version of Android
(2.2.1 Froyo), good enough screen, a powerful 800MHz processor and a
great connectivity set, ranging from 3G to GPS. There’s little to complain
about, save for the imaging skills perhaps.
Here’s the rest of what the Galaxy Gio has to offer.