The Daily. An iPad-exclusive “newspaper” is due for launch at 12PM EST on the App Store, and is priced at 14 cents a day, or $1 per week, with the first 2 weeks priced at free. What you’ll be getting is 360 degree photos, heavy multimedia content, the promise of 100 pages of content being available everyday, professional voice-over audio for certain articles, and finally knowing that Rupert Murdoch is the founder of your news app. Also interesting is that due to the launch of the app, the Apple Store has the option for in-app subscriptions.
As a writer, personally I don’t find the The Daily something out-of-this world, but it may just be worth the free trial, and perhaps the title of your “modern newspaper,” if there is any worthy content that could otherwise be accessed through the iPad’s browser, without paying more for it. Via: The Daily
A new startup from John Biggs of CrunchGear fame and Ed Zitron is about sloths — and making money off of them. My nerd senses cannot tell me if this is an early April Fool’s joke, or a real startup that has pictures of sloths, with some of them wearing funny hats and sunglasses. Anyhow, as Ed himself puts it, SlothChat is:
“A social media method of making your sloth monetizable. It’s revolutionary and pragmatic.”
So, yeah. It’s about sloths, money, SEO, and the web. This can only spark some new sloth memes (or money for your sloth), of which there is perilously little. Via: SlothChat
If you wake up on February 10th and want a new smartphone, then stroll over to the nearest Verizon or Apple store to get your CDMA iPhone 4 fix. To be precise, starting at 7 AM. And as you might already know, when an iPhone launches, it’s the early bird that gets the worm. Via: Apple, Verizon
It’s the same-old, same-old from Samsung here. The Galaxy S Vibrant is now the Vibrant 4G, and has access to 21MBps HSPA+ “4G” on T-Mobile, a front-facing camera, and Android 2.2. Froyo with Touchwiz 3.0. Instead of Avatar as the movie that comes built-in, Inception is, and has DoubleTwist for the media-syncing. It’ll launch sometimes in February. PR after the chop.
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First the Motorola Xoom, second the T-Mobile G-Slate with LG. 1 GHz dual-core Tegra 2 processor, 8.9-inch display, 32GB of internal storage, gyroscope and accelerometer, stereoscopic rear-facing video cameras capable of full 1080p 3D capture, one of which is a 5 megapixel still camera with LED flash, a third 2 megapixel camera up front for video chat, and glasses required for viewing said 3D content. T-Mobile’s HSPA+ network or WiFi are your choices on the G-Slate for getting connected. You can also port 1080p video over HDMI to any external display that supports 1080p. The G-Slate will launch sometimes in March. Presser after the jump!
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Surprisingly, for a high-end 4G Android handset like the Inspire 4G, AT&T is pricing things pretty low. Keep in mind the inspire 4G uses a 4.3-inch Super LCD display, 1GHz processor, an 8-megapixel camera with 720p HD video recording, Android 2.2 and HTC’s Sense UI 2.0 (and the online suite of Sense services), HSPA+ “4G” data speeds, 4GB internal memory and 8GB microSD built-in, mobile hotspot support, and Dolby Mobile with SRS WOW HD sound.
Whatever the price point is and may be, HTC’s Inspire 4G is pretty inspiring for AT&T’s current series of lackluster Android phones like the Aria, no? Press release after the cut. Via: AT&T
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It’s time to get on the iPhone Developer servers and download the new iOS 4.3 beta 3 software for iPads, iPhones, and iPod Touches. So far, the first new feature found is being able to cancel app downloads. There must be cooler things in there, no?
Remember, back in the day? No, that didn’t come out right.
Remember when the only option for an Android tablet was a 5-inch, well-built, but slightly out of place phone/tablet first called the Dell Mini 5, then renamed to the Streak? Yes, I’ve reviewed it back in August – been there, done that. But Dell was kind enough (or just desperate) to get the Streak a meaningful place in the world, so they slapped Android 2.2 on it, and outed the Streak 7 as well. This may not be part of the abyss of reviews one might see for the newer and cooler, Streak 7, but it shares the same interface in a smaller package, so please continue. Read More →
Honestly, this is pretty accurate. Via: PA
Here it is! The T-Mobile G2, with a “controversial” sub-1GHz clock speed (800MHz to be exact), albeit with newer technology, so it’s actually faster. A 5 megapixel camera with 720p HD video recording, Android 2.2 vanilla with a boatload of Google apps, and HSPA+(4G?) speeds achievable on T-Mobile network. Let’s take a quick stride through the full specs and software, then run straight through the review and on to the always-difficult conclusion section.
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