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Verizon Wireless announced on Tuesday that it is set to offer Samsung's 4G LTE Galaxy Tab 10.1 on Thursday, July 28th. The new 4G LTE model will come in both 16GB and 32GB models and will have pricing of $529 and $629, respectively. The Galaxy Tab 10.1 hardware remains unchanged, sporting a dual-core NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor, 802.11 b/g/n/ Wi-Fi, a 10.1-inch 1280x800 resolution display, 3-megapixel rear-facing camera, 2-megapixel front-facing camera which can be used for video chat.
Customers will have the option of various Verizon data plans starting at $30 for 2GB, $50 for 5GB and $80 for 10GB. For the full press release, check out the source.
ASUS missed their May ship date obviously, but we now know that the upcoming QWERTY-sporting ASUS Eee Pad Slider has made its way through the FCC. ASUS have confirmed an August availability date for the UK but it is unknown if it'll get an August release anywhere else in the world just yet. The delay might help stock levels and it may also help the issues ASUS had with supplying hungry customers with the taste of new technology if they can build up enough stock between now and launch.
Apple are active with iOS updates recently with another one just hitting iTunes for iPhone, iPad and iPod's.
As you can see from the details in the update below, this is just a small update which patches a security vulnerability with certificate validation.
iOS 4.3.5 Software Update
Fixes a security vulnerability with certificate validation.
Products compatible with this software update:
iPhone 4 (GSM model)
iPod touch (4th generation)
iPod touch (3rd generation)
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There are already a few Android 3D-enabled smartphones on the market such as HTC EVO 3D and the Optimus 3D, but Samsung could be looking at being the new kid on the block with a 4.3-inch, glasses-free 3D smartphone in the form of the Samsung Galaxy 3D. It would sport a glasses-free 3D LCD (not Super AMOLED Plus), 1.2GHz dual-core Exynos processor, dual 8-megapixel camera for 3D and 3D image as well as video capture, HDMI-out and will run Android 2.3 Gingerbread.
This puts it in line with the current powerhouse smartphone from Samsung, the Galaxy S II, but with a naked-eye 3D display. If this is true, it would truly be the king of phones.
Hitachi has made available details of a new mobile device display its been working on which could pave way for some very impressively spec'd smart phones in the future to come.
The display is an IPS LCD panel, 4.5-inch in size and features a native 720p (1280x720) resolution. The coolest feature of the display, however, is the incorporation of a new 'stacked lens' system that allows for high brightness glasses-free 3D viewing.
The panel has a brightness of 400 cd/m2 in 2D mode and is capable of an impressive 470 cd/m2 with 3D content which should give it the edge in producing a better 3D experience in the mobile phone space over what else is currently available on the market.
There is no word yet as to which products/companies Hitachi is working with to incorporate the new display.
Viber launched on the iPhone quite a while ago now and now Android users are getting the sweet taste of free calls and text messages to anyone, anywhere in the world. It uses your existing contact list and can tell you who is on Viber already which allows free Viber-to-Viber calls as well as text messaging. Viber does not require a PIN, username or any sign-up apart from the installation of the app on your phone itself.
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Apple have just posted their third quarter results, giving them an all-time record revenue and earnings. Apple saw a quarterly revenue of $28.57 billion and record quarterly net profit of $7.31 billion or $7.79 per diluted share. To compare to the same quarter of last year, revenue was at $15.70 billion, net quarterly profits say at $3.25 billion or $3.51 per diluted share. International sales make up 62-percent of the quarter's revenue.
Apple sold 20.34 million iPhones in the quarter which is a 142-percent unit growth over the year-ago quarter. iPads flew out the doors with 9.25 million sold during the quarter resulting in a 183-percent unit increase over the year-ago quarter. 3.95 million Macs were sold which was a 14-percent increase over last year and 7.54 million iPods were sold which actually resulted in a 20-percent decline from the year-ago quarter.
ASUS did have a goal of 2 million tablet sales in 2011 and judging by the 400,000 shipping each and every month, it looks like that goal is nearly achieved. ASUS are expecting shipments to grow even more in Q3 2011 where it has requested its touch panel providers supply a monthly target of 400,000 units to 500,000 units during the quarter, according to sources at upstream panel suppliers, cited by DigiTimes.
On top of this, it looks as though ASUS have bigger plans for the Transformer. They've set themselves an aggressive goal of boosting tablet shipments up to as high as 4 to 4.5 million units for the second quarter of 2011. If ASUS pull this off, it'll make them enter the list of the top tablet makers.
I have one myself and I suggest anyone looking to get a tablet to definitely stop and smell the roses with the Transformer.
Windows Server Solutions Phone Connector, mixed with a Windows Home Server 2011-powered machine and a Windows Phone 7 handset, you're going to want to take note. The combination of server-side plug-in and phone app allows a user to remotely control their server - things like backups, managing users and viewing alerts becomes something you can do quite easily on your WP7-powered handset.
It also allows the viewing of media files stored on your server, but doesn't allow copying them to the WP7 device just yet. This new feature is not just for home users either, the plug-in works with Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials and Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 Essentials, for smaller companies that rely on Microsoft-powered mobiles.