Archive for June, 2010

MeeGo NPad Spotted

MeeGo NPad tablet has been spotted in China. The tablet’s specs are a 10.1” screen, WiFI capability, 3G connectivity, GPS, 8 hour battery life running on a Moorestown chip.

Toshiba’s Libretto Two-Screen Tablet

Toshiba’s Libretto Two-Screen Tablet Model W100 is a Limited edition (a concept design) planned to be released in September. Toshiba has not announced a price but the industry is estimating approx. $1000.

The W100 Specs are:

1.2 GHz Intel U5400 processor
62GB solid state hard drive
Two 7-inch (diagonal) touchscreens
Resolution 1024 by 600
Windows 7 Home Premium
Virtual keyboard with haptic feedback:

1 megapixel Webcam with face recognition technology
MicroSD card slot
One USB 2.0 port
802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi
Bluetooth 2.1.

Available from ToshibaDirect.

Toshiba's Libretto W100

Gigabyte T1000P

The Gigabyte T1000P is a 10.1″ touchscreen tablet with a 1,366 x 768 resolution. Available July 1st for pre-order from Amazon at $699 here. Features include an Intel Atom N470 1.83GHz processor, 1GB RAM and a 250GB hard drive with Windows 7 Starter Edition.

NEC LifeTouch Android Tablet

The industry is critcal of NEC’s LifeTouch Android tablet’s appearance however supportive of the functionality and the use of the Android OS. The LifeTouch will use a seven-inch 800×480-pixel LCD panel and run Google’s Android 2.1 operating system. Running on an ARM Cortex A8 processor with 256MB of memory and eight hours of battery life the LifeTouch will also leverage more advanced features like: GPS (global positioning system), an accelerometer, two USB ports plus a SD/SDHC flash card reader; 802.11b/g Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR wireless connectivity.

The LifeTouch predecessor Eken M001 Google Android 7 Inch Tablet is available for about $125.00

Get an iPhone 4 LATER!

All the Apple iPhone 4 pre-orders are sold out. You will have to wait for the second wave of phones from Apple or get in line at the Apple store in July

Get iPhone 4 Now!

June 15th is the begining of iPhone 4 pre-ordering. Go to the Apple Site Now

The Death of AT&T’s Unlimited Data Plan

The death of AT&T’s unlimited data plan is not all bad news. Customers already subscribed to the unlimited data plan are grandfathered and can continue using the unlimited plan as long as they choose. (So long as they never turn off the data plan).

All new iPad 3G customers, or customers that cancel an existing unlimited data plans, will be forced to choose between the new limited data plans (either 200Mb of data for $15, or 2Gb of data for $25).

Does this mean tethering? Since AT&T has dropped unlimited data, could they be adding a new tethering option for $20 a month but without any additional data allocation? This may indicate that tethering will be coming soon.

There have been leaks suggesting that the new iPhone OS 4.0 will be capable of tethering. Since the iPad is still not slated to get the new OS for another few months users will be limited to these costly data plans. We’ll be watching for the details of the tethering plan and the connection method cause we all want un-wired tethered connections. In the meanwhile iPad users will be looking for free WiFi hot spots at the many location around the world, here is a free WiFi locator and here is the McDonalds HotSpot Locator.

Here is the AT&T Data Calculator to help you estimate how much data you need monthly and select the appropriate plan.

Purchase a NOOK™ and Receive a $50.00 Barnes & Noble Gift Card

For a limited time, Purchase a NOOK™ at participating Barnes & Noble retail stores or online at Barnes & Noble, and receive a $50.00 Barnes & Noble Gift Card. Only valid for purchases made at Barnes & Noble retail book stores where NOOK is sold and for orders placed on Hurry! The offer is only available while supplies last.

Apple Sells Two Million iPads in Less Than 60 Days

Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO: “Customers around the world are experiencing the magic of iPad, and seem to be loving it as much as we do, We appreciate their patience, and are working hard to build enough iPads for everyone.”

Over 5,000 exciting new apps for iPad that take advantage of its Multi-Touch user interface, large screen and high-quality graphics. iPad will run almost all of the more than 200,000 apps on the App Store.

The Apple iPad is available in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, Switzerland and the UK. iPad will be available in nine more countries in July and additional countries later this year.