Monthly Archives: December 2011
You may be wondering; is New Tablets News a website or a blog? Or is it a webblog? Good question. At some point you’re going to have to tell us. Right now we’re a brand new site with the catchy slogan “Everything Tablets.”
“Hold on,” you say, “how can you call yourself ‘Everything Tablets’ when all you’ve got are a few odd posts, a useless calendar and a little OCD stickman on top who seems intent on breaking into the Tablets Forum over and over?”
Fair enough. But please consider this from a marketing or branding standpoint. How effective would it be if we instead had as our slogan: “New Tablets News, A Site Whose Goal Is To Eventually Become Everything Tablets” ? Who’s going to take a chance visiting or returning to a site with a slogan like that? Not as many. And, one could call our calendar useless, simply a space filler. But isn’t it kind of nice to be reminded of what day it is once in a while?
As in the aged-old story of the tortoise and the hare, New Tablets News will be living up to its slogan. I would venture to say exceeding it, except how can one exceed Everything?
The new tablets market is today like the Wild West. It’s frontier town. It’s like that HBO series Deadwood, but with more swearing. It’s hard to keep up. It’s often difficult separating the valuable news and information from the static. There’s a tremendous amount of static when it comes to tablet news — we need Dolby, something that can help produce a great sound and quiet the hiss. That’s what we’re working towards. Please stay tuned.
Joe Hopkins, editor and publisher of New Tablets News. Everything Tablets
(Thanks to everyone who helped make this new site a reality, especially Tina, Joe L, Tom and Harish)
To allow all of us to relive key moments of this six-month-long TouchPad Tablet saga, as well as providing a chance for us new kids on the block to impress the cool kids at Gizmodo, we’ve developed this infographic. enjoy! Through all this drama, the HP TouchPad Tablet has become the de facto face of WebOS. The future of the TouchPad still remains unclear, but much brighter than it had been several months ago. Hopefully, future versions of webOS will work on the TouchPad and other existing hardware. (Note: this infographic is a companion piece to our Tablet News Story Of The Year article.)