With Twitter for iPad being officially released, bringing premium features like Panes, Gestures, and smart media upload goodies, the new Twitter for iPad app is just as polished as the Twitter for iPhone version is, only twice as good. The app, is free of charge.
So the T-Mobile G2 pricing you ask? According to unofficial but ding-on-the-right-note-every-time TMoNews, the G2 will cost $199.99 on a 2-year contract, and $499.99 without. Mind you that T-Mobile is a GSM carrier, and the phone supports HSPA+ bands, so it’s a match made in heaven. Now all we (the tech industry and consumers) is an official unveiling and some detailed specifications. And of course a press invite *wink*.
The new Apple TV is sure to amaze quite a few. Literally. Steve Jobs was humble enough to mentioned that not many had bought the original Apple TV. So what changes? First, power, HDMI, optical audio, and ethernet ports on its rear; Wi-Fi b/g/n is built into the device. Then, the new Apple TV will provide Netflix, YouTube, Flickr, Podcast and MobileMe streaming to its owner as well as several iTunes movie and TV show rental options. Using AirPlay, soon to be found on iPod Touches, iPhone 4, and iPads, will allow videos on the iDevice to be streamed to your Apple TV, which is ultimately your TV.
The Apple TV itself will cost $99, then the HD movies from the iTunes Store will cost $4.99 (prices will go down as the movie ages) and HD TV shows from ABC and Fox will be available for $0.99 per episode. Your NetFlix account will also work with the Apple TV, then the same goes for YouTube HD. The new ATV will cost $99 starting today as a pre-order, then will ship to 5 different countries, the U.S.A included.
It’s safe to say that all important iOS 4.1 features for iPhone 4 are coming to the iPad, as well as AirPlay, which allows for streaming of music and video from your computer to your i-device, and finally Print Center; an app that sits on your iPad’s homescreen and lets you print anything you might want, which is wireless to any printer. iOS 4.2 comes to all iProducts (iPod, iPhone 4, and iPad) this November.
The new iPod Shuffle now has the buttons of the 2nd generation model, VoiceOver of the 3rd generation, with playlists and the usual Genius features, 5 different colors, and 15 hours of battery life. The new iPod Nano incorporates a multitouch touchscreen, no clickwheel but has a clip, FM radio, and iOS 4.x feel, works in 29 languages, has Nike+ support, and 24 hours of battery life. It’ll come in seven different colors; including a Product(RED) version.
Finally the new iPod Touch — with a camera. It now has an LED-powered Retina display, an Apple A4 chip, a gyroscope, GameCenter with iOS 4.1, FaceTime with a front-facing camera (that works with iPhone 4s and iTouches), and rear-facing HD video recording. The iMovie video editing app seen on iPhone 4 will also be available.
The iPod Shuffle starts @ $49 for the 2GB model, the new iPod Nano costing $149 for 8GB, $179 for 16GB. The iPod Touch with 8GB of storage for $229,$299 for 32GB, $399 for 64GB. All the new models are available for pre-order today, and will be released next week.
I really want the Arc Touch Microsoft. Pretty please?
The Arc Touch’s main features are a touch sensitive silver strip which is programmable on Windows computers, and a design where applying pressure to the ‘arc’ turns it off by setting it flat, and turning it on by doing the exact opposite motion. For $69.95 Microsoft will begin taking pre-orders today, and a launch is set in stone sometimes this December (which disappoints a little). The mouse is officially only supported on Windows, but Joanna Stern (from Engadget, mind you) managed to get it working automatically with the USB dongle which comes in the box on a Mac.
The ‘professional-aimed’ $399 Mini 5103 netbook (seen right) will be getting a dual-core 1.5GHz processor option that will offer a 20% boostin power, without any shortcomings on battery life. The system also will offer the HP Day Starter OS, but no webOS yet *frowns*.
On the flipside, for the ordinary consumer, the HP Mini 210 has a new design, the same heavily-praised keyboard, a ton of very clever colors, a Broadcom Crystal Accelerator option for 1080p playback, and will retail for $330 with a single core Atom CPU and six-cell battery, but will have the optional upgrade to the faster N550 processor for a bit more greenbacks (probably $75).
For those of you wondering, the DROID 2 is the Milestone 2, except with GSM bands and support for SIM cards. Happy now? The Milestone 2 has a 1 GHz processor, 5 megapixel shooter with 720p video recording, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, 3G mobile hotspot capabilities, 8 GB micro-SD card, Flash 10.1, DLNA support, and Android 2.2. Unlike the U.S counterpart, the MILESTONE 2 has the full Motoblur UI, instead of the one featured in the Droid X.
It will be available beginning in Q4 of 2010 across the big pond separating the U.S from the Old Word. Full presser after the cut.