Google Chrome OS, BlackBerry Tour, and CrunchPad on PC World Podcast 35
This week on the PC World Podcast, editors Robert Strohmeyer, Tim Moynihan, and Ginny Mies try to figure out what the just-announced Google Chrome OS might look like... and how it will be different from Android. Plus, what does Google's new Web-centric operating system mean for the future of installed software and gaming? Only time (and more information about Google Chrome OS) will tell.
There's a brand-new BlackBerry on the scene, and it's called the BlackBerry Tour. The new smartphone offers a blend of the best features from the BlackBerry Curve and the BlackBerry Bold, but the Verizon version of the phone is missing one key feature. Find out what that mysterious omission is, and hear editor Ginny Mies's take on the new phone. Is it good enough for you to consider an upgrade?
And finally, some back-to-the-future news. Michael Arrington, founder of the popular TechCrunch blog, had an announcement of his own this week: an upcoming Web tablet called the CrunchPad. It'll do one thing and one thing only: surf the Web (watch a video of the prototype CrunchPad in action). But it won't be the first device built to do that one task, and previous devices didn't really catch on.
Plus, we want to know what you think will happen first: an Apple lawsuit against Arrington, or an Arrington lawsuit against Apple. Write us at firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know your thoughts.