Today is the day to move to iOS 4 for all of you with an iPhone 3G, 3GS, and recent versions of the iPod Touch. Over 100 new features are listed for this update, the biggest being multitasking, app folders, and access to iBooks. This release is build 8A293 which is the same that was initially released to developers, so it seems that that build was solid enough to release to the general public. Ready to upgrade? Grab it on iTunes today!
Microsoft's Kinect motion controller for the Xbox 360 took E3 by storm, and now it's available for preorder through most major outlets for $149.99. Microsoft has not released an official pricing statement yet to retailers or the public according to a spokesman. Best Buy, Gamestop, and Amazon.com online stores have it posted and ready to buy, with Wal-Mart actually posting it for $148.54.
Digitimes Research has reported that Nokia is planning to launch a tablet based PC sometime in late 2010. This tablet will be ARM-based, manufactured by Foxconn International Holdings out of Hong Kong, and will most likely have 7 and 9 inch variants and adopt Meego for its operating system. 100 engineering samples are reportedly already completed and ready for testing. Nokia is expected to work with their telecom carrier partners on the sales end. No photos or specs released yet, but expect the usual leaks in the weeks to come.
With the announcement of the $149 WiFi only Nook and a price cut of the original to $199 coming from Barnes and Noble, it looks like Amazon has reacted quickly and swiftly in the ever growing price war between the two big boys in the e-reader market. Amazon's Kindle is now selling for $189 on their website, a serious $70 drop from the $259 original price.
Most of us aren't out and about with our tech enough to spring for the extra cost associated with 3G hardware inside. This is the reason that many folks jumped on the WiFi only iPad rather than the 3G version.
A lot of the eReaders on the market include free WiFi, but we know we are really paying for the WiFi in the cost of the device. Barnes & Noble has been rumored to have a WiFi only version of the Nook coming for a while now.
A lot of people out there may have been wondering if AT&T had come up with some scheme that would have allowed it to count Face Time video calls against their calling minutes. According to Apple, Face Time calls will not use voice minutes.
If you start a Face Time call from within a voice call, the voice call is terminated when Face Time connects. That means that you will not use your voice minutes. With AT&T not charging between AT&T subscribers, this was a bit of a moot point in the US.
There were lots of folks who were excited about the Lenovo Skylight smartbook that was shown off a while ago and for a while; it looked like the machine would go into production. Lenovo then killed the entire project.
Lenovo has now announced a similar project that will be a thin smartbook that is based on the Freescale Sabre platform. The heart of the platform is the iMX515 SOC with an ARM Cortex A8 CPU, 32KB of L1 cache and a DDR2 memory controller.
A rumor is circulating that the Nikon S1000pj digital camera is getting replaced and its replacement camera has a new trick up its sleeve. The original camera could project the images it shot into a large image size.
The new camera isn't named and the specs we don't know about. What we do know is that the camera will have a projector and that projector is said to be able to connect to a PC and be used as a normal projector.
If you liked that Asus Eee 1201PN that turned up back in March during CeBIT, we have good news today. You can now buy the netbook at Amazon.com.
The machine sells for $484 in red, black, or silver colors. For that much loot, you get a 12.1-inch screen with a resolution of 1366 x 768, 2GB of RAM, and 250GB HDD.
Intel is looking to go more aggressive with pricing on its LGA1366 Core i7 family which is said to go into effect on August 29 this year.
The biggest drop will be seen with the Core i7 950, a 3.06GHz quad-core chip which will cost you well over $500 U.S. at the moment. Intel is shaving a huge amount off this one, setting the mark at $294 and displacing the Core i7 930 2.8GHz variant.
This graph from the folks over at HKEPC also shows a new SKU in the Core i3 500 series, the Core i3 560. This is a dual core 3.33GHz variant and will be priced at $138.