I love this sort of story! AppleInsider reports that according to a new survey from app maker Epocrates, one in three of the 48 physicians surveyed said that they are planning to get an iPad mini because of its size. Epocrates says that this is because the iPad mini passes the ?lab coat test,? meaning that it will fit neatly into a lab coat pocket. Furthermore, 90% of the physicians contacted by Epocrates said that they think that the iPad mini?s smaller size will make it easier to carry on their hospital rounds, or take with them when visiting exam rooms.
"Compared to the general populace, physicians are early and high adopters of Apple products," Epocrates told AppleInsider. "A large majority of physicians own an iPhone, and the current iPad dominates the healthcare tablet market."
As AppleInsider notes, members of the medical profession were among the earliest adopters of the first-generation iPad, with Stanford?s School of Medicine giving iPads to its students shortly after it was first released in 2010.
Physicians excited about lab coat pocket-ability of Apple’s iPad mini
With the Samsung Nexus S 4G and Galaxy Nexus being on Sprint, OS updates take typically longer than GSM devices.
The Pantech Flex 4G LTE has been announced on AT&T, and should be landing September 16 for $49.99 on a two-year contract. Besides LTE connectivity and running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, the Pantech Flex offers an "Easy Experience" mode, which makes the layout more streamlined and simple to navigate. Here's a quick run-down of the specs.
More info is available over at Pantech's device page. The last phone we saw from Pantech was the Maurauder for Verizon, and though it was also geared towards late adopters, it looks like there's enough horsepower behind these phones to keep the experience smooth.
What do you guys think of this Easy Experience mode? Are there really a lot of cell phone shoppers out there that are overwhelmed by what Android has to offer? Does it need to be pared down a little bit for those new folks?
Video and press release after the jump.
The military has been one of the very earliest adopters of Apple devices such as the iPad and iPhone, and there are frequent news stories published all over the web about how the military is using iPads and iPhones in the field. So it makes sense, therefore, for the US Army to launch its own custom app marketplace that is set to provide phone and tablet apps to military personnel. According to AppleInsider, the Army Software Marketplace, to give it its official title, is currently at the prototype stage, kicking off with just 12 mobile training apps, all of which are available to download to iOS devices exclusively, having been produced by the Connecting Soldiers to Digital Apps (CDSA) initiative. Army CSDA Director Brig. Gen. Wayne Grigsby Jr. told AppleInsider that the Army Software Marketplace has been designed specifically to deliver information and distribute training material to soldiers. AppleInsider says that once the marketplace has passed the prototype stage and is fully operational, it will be used to deliver web-based downloadable apps for use in the Army?s Common Operating Environment on the Army network.
Source: Army rolls out proprietary app marketplace
After the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update for Asus Transformer Prime being made available earlier than we had hoped, owners of the original Eee Pad Transformer tablet started dreaming of receiving ICS these days as well.
While we can
Those iPad 3G owners who are still enjoying $30 per month unlimited data tariffs on AT&T can relax safe in the knowledge that should they upgrade to an iPad 2, they can carry the same data plan over with them, according to Engadget. To recap, the plan was offered to early iPad adopters by AT&T last year, but soon withdrawn and replaced with a data cap option. Anyone that bought an iPad before June 7 2010 was allowed to keep the unlimited data plan, and now it would seem that the lucky devils will also be able to carry the plan over to the new iPad, should they choose to buy one. These unlimited data plans seem everlasting for some people! Maybe AT&T should think about relenting and giving everyone the same unlimited plan rather than just a lucky few, it would make them incredibly popular!
Source: AT&T to allow grandfathered unlimited iPad data plans on iPad 2, your weekend rave to continue — Engadget