Uncharacteristically Apple. The invite sent out last week to the media wasn’t subtle or discreet as the company is often wont to be. Instead, it showed an image of a calendar app icon peeled back to reveal the corner of an iPad that was very much identical to the one that is running on short supplies in Apple stores worldwide as you read this. So the next iPad is upon us, and now’s a great time to take stock of all the rumors and predictions around the new device. But before we start, the big question, at least to me is – which one will it be – iPad 2, or a 1.5 equivalent? It boils down to this – just how much does Apple need an iPad 2 beyond the simple ‘marketing’ matter of keeping up with the Joneses? Sure, the competition has recently trumpeted impressive specs such as dual-core processors, HDMI output, video chat, HD camcorders, and 4G wireless connections, but I for one feel they’re missing point completely in trying to beat the iPad on specs. Where the first generation iPad scores is on experience – the breadth and depth of apps (games included) that run like a dream on the iPad are yet to see serious competition from tablet specific apps on Android. Plus, the iPad’s 10 hours of battery life has set the bar really high for the competition, and all those dual core processors the competition is sporting aren’t going to help one bit in this department. I’d even be willing to wager that the first-gen is good for some more time yet, possibly with modest improvements, allowing for a bigger September iPad 2 update to capitalize on the massive holiday shopping season. All this points to why the updates I sense we’ll see come March 2 will be incremental and evolutionary, not revolutionary. Continue reading “A Byte of Apple : iPad 2 Predictions”
NVIDIA recently launched the Tegra Zone app, which allows you to find the richest games optimized for smartphones and tablets powered by the NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor.
NVIDIA recently launched the Tegra Zone app, which allows you to find the richest games optimized for smartphones and tablets powered by the NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor. The Tegra Zone app is currently live on the Android Market. It features games optimized for Tegra 2 processor as well as professional game reviews, high res screenshots, behind-the-scenes featurettes, HD video trailers and gameplay videos. Continue reading “NVIDIA Launches Tegra Zone To Easily Find Games Optimized For Tegra 2 Processor”
RIM’s BlackBerry PlayBook has been one of the most anticipated tablets. It boasts of rich multitasking capabilities, with native support for Adobe Flash and Air, which means there are tons of existing apps ready to run on it. Although the Playbook is great piece of hardware , most are skeptical about the apps that would be available for the device. Now there is a rumor that the device can run Android apps. Continue reading “BlackBerry PlayBook to support Android Apps ?”
Apple is internally using a gesture-based lock screen for iOS devices that is similar to Android’s unique nine-dot lock screen feature. The feature allows the user to set up a pattern who needs to input that same pattern in, instead of a password or a four number code. Apple has already been testing this new lock screen internally for use, in the employee ‘Apple Connect’ application for iOS devices. Continue reading “Apple working on Android like nine-dot lock screen feature”
All those of you who have been eagerly waiting for the next phone in the Xperia line-up, good news for you. The Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc is now available for pre-order at Flipkart. The phone is expected to launch officially in the second week of April in India. The Xperia Arc runs on Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS, and is surely going attract lots of mobile enthusiasts. We already told you after CES that this phone was coming to India in March.
The ARC has killer looks for sure as you might have seen in our Live Pics Continue reading “Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc up for Pre-order in India”
It has been the biggest dissapointment for all the BSNL mobile internet users, as the company has decided to discontinue its famous unlimited 3G data plans. It was a sad news for all those heavy users, who like to spend most of their time on the Internet. The unlimited data plans were considered to be hot cakes in the market, since no other service provider was offering any kind of unlimited plans on 3G. BSNL provided the Unlimited 3G plans at a price of Rs.1359/month(post-paid) and Rs.1499/month(pre-paid). Now new plans with a download limit have been launched.The new limited 3G plans have come into effect from 18 Feb 2011. Continue reading “BSNL Unlimited 3G plans now gone!”
Lava Mobiles is back in action with a QWERTY business phone at the price of an entry level phone. The Lava B8 was officially launched in India at an interesting price point of Rs.5299. It boasts of features like Wi-Fi and Push E-mail Continue reading “Lava B8 QWERTY Dual SIM Phone Officially Launched in India”
Here is the FoneArena Dell Streak Review – Dell’s first phone to hit markets worldwide including India. It was launched first on O2 UK and later on AT&T USA. It was released in India last year and has got an update to Android 2.2 recently. How does the Streak deliver find out below. Continue reading “Dell Streak Review”
LG today announced that it is launching the world’s first dual core phone the Optimus 2X in key european markets this month. It will launch with Android 2.2 FroYo initially and get an upgrade to Android 2.3 Gingerbread in the future. So our friends in Europe , are you going to get yourself a Optimus 2X ? Continue reading “LG Optimus 2X launching in Europe this month”
Earlier, we had brought to you news that Apple was working on a smaller version of the iPhone or a mini iPhone if you would like to call it that way.
SamFirmware has released what they claim to be a leaked Android 2.3.2 Firmware for the Samsung Galaxy S. The build number of the firmware is I9000XWJV1
Continue reading “Samsung Galaxy S Android 2.3.2 Gingerbread Firmware Leaked ?”
We already brought to you the news last month that Samsung was going to launch an 8.9″ tablet in March. Well now we have just received a confirmation and the event will be held on March 22nd.
Incredible S is currently available on the airwaves of Vodafone and O2 in the UK. This handset comes with a price tag of £499.95 (approx. $810) SIM-free.
Earlier this month, HTC announced the Incredible S smartphone at the Mobile World Congress 2011 in Barcelona. This handset is the successor of the popular HTC Incredible smartphone. Recently we posted that, HTC Incredible S is up for pre-order in the UK. And now, within 2 weeks, the powerful Incredible S is available for purchase in the UK. This handset currently runs on the Android 2.2 (FroYo) OS, but it will be later updated to Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) in the spring. Continue reading “HTC Incredible S Now Available In UK For £499.95”