What’s a short visit to South Beach (more preferably Lincoln Road) without a stop at the Apple Store, pre-iPhone 4 madness? After hopefully scoring a morning interview at the venue with Channel 7, I proceeded to strut the Pentax K-x’s stuff and begin a small photo rampage that will appear in future stories, as well as some extra time with the iPad (all iPhone 3GS units were replaced with iOS 4 models). There was also a large crown hustled behind (in their tents or on the floor) and all around me while the security guards were playing security (read: guards) and playing with iPads (read:at the same time). Throughout the hot 89 degree weather and practical chaos, there was one particular Apple fan (I’ll call him Miami Apple Fanboy) who shouted “7:00 AM!” to one of the guards. As you dear readers might already know, the iPhone 4 launch starts at 7AM Eastern tomorrow. Check out the gallery for some shots, and hit up the line break for some video!
Well, in a recent presser on top of the Droid X event, Apple has the following to say about the white iPhone 4 magical delay:
CUPERTINO, Calif., June 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — White models of Apple’s new iPhone® 4 have proven more challenging to manufacture than expected, and as a result they will not be available until the second half of July. The availability of the more popular iPhone 4 black models is not affected
It’s probably due to one of the following things. Either the new iPhone 4 in full white casing is harder to produce than expected, or they can’t find enough unicorn fur to build them. I’m going for the latter. Possibly.
The Motorola DROID X has gotten its full presser in NYC by the CEOs of Adobe, Google, Verizon, and Motorola. First off, the DROID X allows you to stream Blockbuster video, and uses V CAST video, NFL Mobile, Skype Mobile, and a Back-Up Assistant, all on Verizon. But what does the DROID X offer against the competition?
Mainly a 4.3 inch screen with 854 x 480 pixels
Android 2.1 Eclair (the 2.2 update comes late summer), with a toned down version of MOTOBLUR
HD 720p video recording on a 8 megapixel camera
a 1GHz TI OMAP 4630 processor
8GB of internal memoryand 16GB memory card (expandable up to 32GB)
Wi-Fi Hotspot service much like the EVO, but only supporting up to 5 devices and a 2GB data cap
Will have Flash 10.1 support (with the coming 2.2 update)
A multitouch keyboard that comes pre-installed with Swype
3 antennas for noise cancelling
A 1500 mAh battery (that has the same outstanding batter of the original DROID 1)
Does this sound tantalizing to you? It does to the press and everyone else at the event. PR after the more link.
And the DROID X is priced at $199 on a 2-year contract for Verizon Wireless and launches on July 15th, with a 1930 mAh battery that will launch in the coming months and will add 1mm of thickness to the Droid X. Nice stuff.
You might’ve just gotten an iPhone 4 yesterday, if you were lucky. But you would never tear it down, piece by piece to figure out what really was inside, would you? Not your beloved iPhone you wouldn’t! Well, iFixit did just that, and to spare you the mind-boggling pieces and how tightly compact and secure the new iPhone is, I’ll just have to send you to iFixit, for their exclusive teardown.
The Motorola Droid is going to be succeeded. We know it is. Motorola does, as do Verizon and Adobe (look at Moto’s and VZW’s sites). And hence, the original Droid that so many millions own will be out of date, until its FroYo 2.2 update nears. In fact, the official announcement of “the next generation of Droid” is tomorrow, so let’s go over a quick look at what the Droid was, and what it truely is.
See? Now’s the time to enjoy Google Voice to its fullest. There’s no reason for you to use your status to get an invite (like I did, I admit). Starting today, Google Voice is free with anyone who needs its services (which are awesome). Hit up the Google Blog to read more; I’m not posting a whole column about what it does (because you should know by now anyways with the video above).
In a recent (as in today) press release, Adobe has announced (or in other words mentioned) the Android handsets that will be compatible with Flash 10.1 on Android 2.2 FroYo. The devices are listed as the “Dell Streak, Google Nexus One, HTC Evo, HTC Desire, HTC Incredible, DROID by Motorola, Motorola Milestone, Samsung Galaxy S and others” (meaning the HTC Legend and Desire). Such news is a big welcome to those wondering when they’ll have a taste of some frozen yogurt. In Adobe’s sense, it’ll come soon enough. On the flipside, non-Android devices also have hope, as Adobe has released Flash 10.1 to “BlackBerry, webOS, future versions of Windows® Phone, LiMo, MeeGo and Symbian OS.” Technically meaning that Android won’t be the only mobile OS with Flash in tow. Press release after the jump!
Remember when Apple sold a million iPads? Then 2 million? What about three million iPads sold in 80 days? Well, that record has been reached as of yesterday.What more can a lowly tech blogger and tech blog say? The iPad is more successful that anyone might have imagined. Press release:
CUPERTINO, California—June 22, 2010—Apple® today announced that it sold its three millionth iPad™ yesterday, just 80 days after its introduction in the US. iPad is a revolutionary and magical product that allows users to connect with their apps, content and the Internet in a more intimate, intuitive and fun way than ever before. “People are loving iPad as it becomes a part of their daily lives,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. “We’re working hard to get this magical product into the hands of even more people around the world, including those in nine more countries next month.”
Want a Microsoft motion-sensing, video playing Natal? Yes? Well remember that it’s no longer called the Natal, but the Kinect. Starting at $149 for pre-order on Microsoft’s own Xbox store, don’t be surprised if there’s a price drop or anything else tasty as launch date nears. Also, if you have that old Xbox 360 Fat, you’ll need to plugin the AC adapter that comes with it. Have a new Xbox 360? Well gamer, just plug it straight it. What I’m saying is that it’ll be easier if you shed for a new Xbox. Yeah.
All have to say is that the group of tech bloggers by the name of something-something AndroidandMe deserve a standing ovation of a Motorola Droid 2 hands-on, which goes head-to-head with the original Droid (which just arrived in the review unit office of LaptopMemo and is being cursed at for its fate of being superseded by new Droids). Site back, relax, and enjoy! And don’t forget to look at our shiny new sponsor in the sidebar – BT Telecommunications, one of the largest phone companies in the frickin’ world.