This week on the Gadget Lab Show, the gang talks Windows Phone and takes a good look at the newest e-reader on the market, the Kindle Paperwhite.
First up, staff writers Roberto Baldwin and Alexandra Chang talk Windows Phone. Nokia announced European pricing and availability information for its flagship Windows Phone 8 devices, the Lumia 820 and 920. But there’s bad news, folks: These phones are expensive, which could make Windows Phone adoption a little challenging in some markets. With a two-year contract and carrier subsidies, U.S. pricing should at least be on par with top iOS and Android handsets. The Lumia 820 and 920 will be available in November.
Next, Roberto and Alexandra go hands-on with the Kindle Paperwhite. This is Amazon’s answer to the Nook Simple Touch Glow-light, but it has a far superior display. Light is evenly distributed and the LEDs are located at the bottom instead of the top of the screen. The texture of the screen is also nice — a bit of a cardstock feel. Of the e-readers Roberto has tested, this one is his favorite so far. It starts at $120, and begins shipping today.