Wondering when the iPad will get AT&T 3G? Well, if you pre-ordered your iPad (like a smart man or woman) it’ll arrive at your doorstep on April 30th. If you lacked the intelligence (if you really did) to do so, you’ll have to jump into your geek pants, and head over to an Apple Store at 5PM to get the 3G iPad. As the saying goes: smart bird gets the worm. OK, I came up with that one.
Just two days before Earth Day, Lenovo has released the new L series, aimed at being very, very eco-friendly. Starting striaght off the bat with specs — as always — an entry-level model starts at $649 and gets you a Celeron P4500 CPU, 160GB hard drive and 1GB of RAM. You can upgrade the 14-inch L412 and 15-inch L512 with a Core i3 or Core i5 processor, ATI Radeon HD 5145 graphics, up to 8GB DDR3 RAM, a 500 GB HDD, has 4 USB ports, a 7-in-1 card reader, and purported battery life of up to 10 hours on a 6-cell battery. The only main drawbacks here are weight: 5.22 lbs is the L412 and the L512 adds an extra half pound on top of that. In the meantime, you can check out the gallery and press release, which is hiding somewhere after the cut.
After lots of anticipation of the HTC Desire’s seemingly AT&T-exclusive debut, U.S Cellular has officially spread out the words on their Facebook wall and stated that the HTC Desire, complete with HTC Sense running on top of Android 2.1, a 5 megapixel camera, and 3.7 AMOLED 800×480 screen will be on their network ”coming this summer after our rigorous testing is complete”. So now that all’s said and done, U.S Cellular (not a top-tier 3G provider, mind you) did have one little tasty bit to leave on it’s FB page: “Now have fun guessing which other Android phone we’ll launch.” Interesting.
Back in early March, on a Sunday actually, when the gadget news stocks were so low that no one had anything to do, the Panasonic DMC-G2 and G10 Micro Four Thirds cameras saved the day with a press release. But, we were really bugged out that they didn’t include pricing. Well (finally!) the G10 will retail for $599 and the G2 for $799. Both have 12.1 megapixel sensors, 3-inch screens, and 720p HD video modes (more on them here), with the G2 getting a color choice of red, blue, or black. Both are coming out in late-May. So far, so good for the micro 4/3rds revolution.
So that’s pretty much what it looks like now, which is exactly like what’s been floating around the web for days. While this may not be the final design, this is no doubt the next iPhone, the iPhone 4. New features include:
It measures precisely 4.5″ x 2.31″ x 0.37″ and weighs 140g, which is small
Better camera with flash
Higher-res screen but slightly smaller than the 3GS
A flat glass-coated back, uses a micro-SIM card, has a noise cancellation mic, and a metallic feel all around the sides, with seams here and there, including the buttons.
It’s also 3 grams heavier, has a 16% larger battery, and runs iPhone OS 4.0
It’s the new iPhone 4
However, Apple has reported that they lost the prototype, and they want it back, which is why they remotely wiped the entire OS off the handset. Reportedly, when Giz first got news of the prototype from a tipster, it was running iPhone OS 4.0, even before the official announcement. Check out the extra shot seen after the “read more” link, then scuttle to the source link and check out the whole review, ’cause we’re done here.
In wake of the recent European launch delay, the iPad 3G (you know, with AT&T’s shoddy service, even though the iPad’s is prepaid) the iPad 3G U.S version was due for release “at the end of April”. Well, guess what friends? It’s delayed! Fortunately, the May 7th launch date only seems to be for those of you who didn’t pre-order your 3G iPad; those that did should still get their devices at the end of April.
This week could be called “Up To Your Nose Gadget Week”. After all, we got new Macbooks, Opera Mini approved for the iPhone, Microsoft KIN, and Verizon’s long-lost and awaited Droid Incredible. It’s been another great week here at LaptopMemo HQ, and we’ve got more subscribers under our belt then ever, too (we need more though!). So don’t forget to Subscribe or follow us on Twitter! But now, onto the news…
Who would’ve guessed that we would finally see some Droid Incredible action? Shot at the 99% Conference in NYC, the video is a bit sloppy, but still manages to tell you what the Droid incredible is and does best. As you know Droid Does do awesome things. The video you ask? Right up there.
According to Engadget, the weblog that leaked the pics, this is a new iPhone prototype that was “found on the floor of a San Jose bar inside of an iPhone 3G case” and contained a front-facing camera (what!), 80GB of internal memory (what?), and isn’t turning on at all (sheesh!). There is some doubt in my right mind that this is a fancy mod, but there are a thousand reasons that I could come up with (okay, ten reasons) that would prove this is a preview at least of the new iPhone 4/HD/iWhatever. Besides the strange metal trim with a circular volume rocker switch, silent button, and power on, this new iPhone is a drastic design change from the 3GS. At this point, this iPhone has to be a model that’s still in the early design changes, but probably finished internally. This is no doubt Apple manufactured, but probably not Apple-final. We’ll all know for sure in June, of course. One more shot after break!
UPDATE: And it has been revealed to almost every publication that this iPhone 4G is nothing more than a Japanese mod of sorts, as I said earlier on Twitter. Thank. God. That. Wasn’t. The New. iPhone.
UPDATE 2: There’s a blog war going on right now about whether or not this is a Japanese knock -off or the real prototype. All I can say for now is that I’ll be laying low on this one, much like Noah from Phonedog.
Previously, the only Dell Streak or Mini 5 (whatever you want to call it) was the only Android tablet Dell had in the works coming to AT&T, possibly with an off-contract model as well, this summer. But look, now the Mini 5 has siblings! Just as Dell stated not too long ago, there would be a family of Dell Streak tablets running Android. The Dell Streak 7-inch is well, a 7-inch version of the 5-incher, and the 10-inch is just well even, bigger. There’s not much else known about these slates, but we do know the release dates. Expect the Streak 7 to come out at the end of this year, and the 10-incher early 2011. It is agonizing and frankly weird that the direct iPad competitor in the Dell line will come out in 6+ months from now, but it looks like that’s what Dell has in mind. Oh well.