iPhone 4S Now Available In Unlocked Versions, Starting At $649

It’s now a possibility for someone living in the US of A to snatch a iPhone 4S without a contract. For $649, a 16GB model, 32GB model for $749 and a 64GB variant for $849. Just for your information, this unlcoked iPhone 4S allows you to use any micro SIM from almost any GSM carrier worldwide, but not on CDMA carriers like Verizon or Sprint. Both the black and white versions are up for order, as well. Check out the link below to say goodbye to your cash. Via: Apple

iOS 5.0.1 Released Via OTA: Fixes Battery Life Issues And Bug Fixes

Want to get the new iOS 5.0.1? Just use the over-the-air function, this being the first time that the general public has had access to an iOS 5 update, over-the-air. Now all of your battery life woes will be addressed, alog with several other bug fixes. What are you waiting for? Get it!

iOS 5.0.1 Software Update

This update contains improvements and other bug fixes including:

  • Fixes bugs affecting battery life
  • Adds Multitasking Gestures for original iPad
  • Resolves bugs with Documents in the Cloud
  • Improves voice recognition for Australian users using dictation

Products compatible with this software update:

  • iPhone 4S
  • iPhone 4
  • iPhone 3GS
  • iPad 2
  • iPad
  • iPod touch (4th generation)
  • iPod touch (3rd generation)

For information on the security content of this update, please visit this website:

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1222

Adobe Flash For Mobile Devices: It’s Dead

It is dead. Adobe has officially abandoned Flash for mobile devices, including Android. According to Adobe, they are going to “aggressively contribute” to HTML5, a platform with much broader support and more capabilities than Flash (in any version) was ever able to deliver, anywhere. As for AIR, they will continue to work on that for mobile devices as well. So I guess HTML 5 is winning this battle, eh? However, it has not yet won the war.

Via: Adobe

Meet The ASUS Eee Pad Transformer Prime: A Quad-Core Tegra 3 Device

This is a supercomputer tablet with a quad-core processor, made by NVIDIA called the Tegra 3. It has a 10.1-inch Super IPS Gorilla Glass display (and a brightness of 600 nits), 8.3mm-thick body, mini-HDMI output, microSD slot and an update to Ice Cream Sandwich by the end of the year, if not sooner, when it debuts in December of this year. It will cost $499 with a beefy 32GB of storage, moving up to $599 for a 64GB model. The keyboard dock you see up there will cost $149, separately. There’s also 1GB of RAM, GPS, a gyroscope, SonicMaster audio and a 1.2 megapixel front-facing camera (an 8 megapixels CMOS sensor is on the back with 1080p HD video recording). And as for battery life, ASUS claims it is 12 hours thanks to a 22Wh battery included with the tablet (huzzah!). See press release after the break.

NVIDIA Launches The Tegra 3, And States It’s A ‘PC-Class CPU’

The Tegra 3 is official. A quad-core CPU for Android devices, it has more than doubled the detail in existing Tegra devices in terms of computational ratios, and as for GPU performance, well, it’s out of this world. Smartphone versions of the Tegra 3 will be unveiled next year, and deployment of devices with this technology will also occur next year. All of NVIDIA’s long posts on the Tegra 3 are available, at this source link.

Via: NVIDIA Blog

HTC Confirms Which Devices Will Get Ice Cream Sandwich In 2012

HTC has finally come out with the official list of HTC Android smartphones that will have the capability to support Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich as part of an over-the-air (OTA) upgrade from their respective carriers. The devices are: the EVO 3D, EVO Design 4G, Amaze 4G, Rezound, Vivid, and the full set of Sensation series smartphones — Sensation 4G, Sensation XE, and Sensation XL. The upgrades will come in “early” 2012, and that the aforementioned handsets are just but a few that HTC will provide ICS upgrades to, so owners of different devices don’t have to make HTC’s actions look sullied yet, I suppose. Via: HTC (Facebook)