To cut the story short for maximum grasp on the topic at hand and easy reading, AT&T subscribers will get free calling and texting to Japan for the whole month of March, while Sprint and Verizon customers will get the same sort of courtesy until April 10th, both wireless and residential for all aforementioned networks. So, uh, T-Mobile, wanna be a humanitarian this time around? Via: VentureBeat
A picture is worth a thousand words. Comex, famed iOS hacker, has jailbroken the iPad 2, and above it is seen running Cydia. A public release will be inevitable, but for that, the hackers will just have to wait.
Via: Twitter (1), (2)
So, this is interesting. Whilst on my daily searches of tasty (technology) things on the web, I found Phil Schiller tweeting to someone at random, which said tweet is seen above. It’s great news (depending on how important the color of a smartphone is to you), and since the white iPad 2 is in full production, there’s no reason for Phil’s tweet not to stand true as well. Via: Twitter (pschiller)
A milestone for Windows Phone 7 has been reached — 10,000 apps. That is of course, if the source (referenced by many other publications) has its facts straight. Your turn Microsoft; give us some updates and apps worth noting. Via: WP7A
Today, iFixit is doing their usual actions, as usual, by taking apart the latest gadgets piece by piece, then putting them in right and working order again, then assigning a score to say how easy it is to dismantle. This time, it’s the WiFi iPad 2 (the model that I’ll be getting), and as the day progresses, iFixit will continue to update their page with the latest of every stage when taking the iPad 2 apart. Enjoy the insanity of a new gadget in pieces. Via: iFixit
That’s pretty much it. If you got one (like I did), you get one. If you didn’t you never will. The Cr-48 is done with, folks.
So you want Flash 10.2? How does March 18th on the Android Market sound to you? Good. That’s the day that Flash 10.2 will be available for all Android devices that actually support it (Android 2.2 and up), whilst the Motorola Xoom using Android 3.0 “Honeycomb” will have it under a “beta” label; the phones get perfect release version. Via: Adobe
Features for the new release are below:
- Hardware acceleration for H.264 video (Honeycomb only)
- Deeper integration with the Android browser rendering engine (Honeycomb only)
- Improved scrolling on web pages
- Support for HTML and other content composited over Flash Player content
- Automatic soft keyboard support
If you have a Windows Phone 7 phone, and are sick of not getting updates on time, or updates that actually work, Microsoft has some bad or good news, depending on how you look at it, for you. “After careful consultation with the team and our many partners, we’ve decided to briefly hold the March update in order to ensure the update process meets our standards and that of our customers,” explained a company spokesperson. “As a result, we will plan to begin delivering the update in the latter half of March.” This update, which brings copy/paste, speed improvements, and so on also effects other updates, such as the multitasking update, will would also be delayed. Via: AllThingsD
So this is it. The iPad 2 is available online, for purchase at the prices seen above, in either white or black. Yours truly will be buying an iPad 2, but not at the moment. Orders ship within 3 to 5 days, which is March 18 to the 25th. Otherwise, that’s the report right there. Enjoy. Via: Apple
Tomorrow is the day that the iPad 2 goes on sale, at 5PM local time (meaning whatever your timezone may be in the U.S.A). AT&T and Verizon stores will also carry their respective models, including Best Buy, Target, Walmart, and Apple retail stores. Now you’ll just have to beat those massive lines. PR after the chop.
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