Nothing major here, just another review unit getting scorched and reviewed. An Nvidia Optimus laptop from ASUS, the U35JC. Besides those Punkbsuter issues that Nvidia has and me working with Nvidia to resolve them and publish a new Verde driver that would fix everything for all Optimus graphics owners, the U35JC is a pleasant Intel Core i3-based laptop with 4GB of DDR3 RAM and a 13.3-inch screen, although there are some dents in its resume.
So, this is the 320×480 resolution, 3.2-inch multitouch screen, 3 megapixel camera with basic video recording, Android 2.2-laden LG Optimus T. It will retail for $29.99 on November 3rd when it launches, and above I unbox almost a full 2 weeks before launch.The Optimus T borrows all new features from Android 2.2 sans Flash 10.1 support, since I can’t find it in the Android Market. Otherwise, everything that you’ve come to love about FroYo is included.
Last night, an update for the Apple Store app on the iPhone was released. This app allows you to buy Apple iDevices, on your iDevice, and in this case, the white iPhone 4. Yeah, you know, the iPhone that’s‘hard to build’ and is pretty much mystical. Moving on, going into the “Reservations” tab in the app, followed by “Reserve Product” will actually allow you to select the white iPhone 4 in either 16GB or 32GB configurations, for $199 or $299 respectively. While this option doesn’t appear on the online Apple Store nor the retail stores, this only begs for one to wonder: is the white iPhone 4 here? Via: MacRumors
Update: So now Apple has gone and removed the white iPhone 4 from the app. Now what?
This isn’t something you’d see in the news everyday, but hey, it’s happening and that means I have to write about it. Adobe has officially spoken of releasing Flash 10.1 to Windows Phone 7 and BlackBerry, as well as Symbian (bleh!), MeeGo (meh) and of course HP webOS 2.0. While Android 2.2 already offers Flash 10.1 in full, soon it won’t be the only one, since obviously, you were just reading this post and found that out.
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While I’ll be demoing and reviewing the Galaxy Tab, TechnoBuffalo head Jon4Lakers as he goes by on YouTube has acquired the European version of the Samsung Galaxy Tab, and simply unboxes it. While I’m sure you’d be happy to see a LaptopMemo Unboxing of the Galaxy Tab, which you probably will, take a look at this for now.
The BlackBerry PlayBook was debuted not too long ago through some thick Plexiglass. Anyways, today’s Adobe MAX conference had a live BB PlayBook tablet running some different forms of content, and it especially likes AIR and Flash. Another plus for developers who make apps on the PlayBook using Adobe platforms is that RIM co-CEO mentioned that they’d will a free PlayBook if the app got approved. Not a bad way to get apps onto your first BlackBerry tablet, I guess.
The LG Optimus T is nothing to get excited over. It’s the entry-level Android smartphone for new smartphone users, and has a 3.2-inch touchscreen, 3 megapixel camera with DVD quality video, and a clean version of Android 2.2. It’s priced at $29.99 and comes out on November 3rd. No, it’s not that exciting, but expect me to put it through its paces because T-Mobile has sent us a unit for one of our aggressive reviews. Good times. Via: T-Mobile On Facebook
While I may have not received my invitation yet (trust me, I’ll make it there), Samsung seems to be getting a new Android device announced on November 8th that uses Touchwiz 3.0. Interestingly, my “tingly-senses” tell me that it’ll be the Samsung Continuum, a dual-screen Super AMOLED handset with decent battery life. I’ll be announcing on Twitter if I get to make it over to Samsung’s NYC gig, since I’ll be at CES Preview the day after (where Samsung will be present), and then all the way until the 13th. Via: BGR
See, if you’re a gamer or uber-nerd, you’ll know about the following three different things: Nvidia Optimus, a technology that seamlessly goes between a discrete and integrated graphics card so you can play games on-the-go without munching up your battery. Second is Punkbuster, an anti-cheat program for popular first person shooter games, and three, how I’ve gotten both Nvidia and Punkbuster to wake up and start fixing the incompatibility of the aforementioned technologies to work together, so people with say, an Alienware M11x R2 (that I’m typing this on now) can actually play these games with multiplayer.
The whole problem is too long and confusing to explain here, so let’s just say Nvidia released a new driver today (that doesn’t fix it), but above they promise me it’ll come in a future release.
So this is interesting. The Wi-Fi only model of the Galaxy Tab will cost $499.99, the Verizon version $599.99, and now the Sprint CDMA variant will cost — $399.99 on November 14th? This is seemingly strange, considering that it’s the same device, priced differently by different companies. As for data pricing, you’ll be paying $29.99 for 2GB a month, on an agreement.