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.
Since I’m at a loss for words, I’ll just explain how you can get one. Go to BestBuy, buy a Sprint Overdrive which makes your iPad go into 4G wireless speeds, and get the soft case free. Pop up your iPad and fly away. You sure have some guts, Sprint.
As part of another new project, Google has announced a unique and interesting format to print anything that’s connected to the web for the upcoming Chrome OS, and possibly any other platform, your iPad and Android included. Here’s the concise explanation of it all:
Another iPhone, another press conference, another year of Steve Jobs. This time we’re waiting for the iPhone 4, which will bring in multitasking from the new iPhone OS 4.0. Recently, Steve Job and Co. have reserved their usual spot for announcing new iPhones, and AT&T has just cancelled any plans you had to go on vacation in June, because, year after year, it’s for the iPhone launch.
The good word comes from the anonymous, mysterious, and sometimes strangeBoy Genius. To refresh everyone’s memory, the first iPhone was announced in January, then shipped in June; iPhone 3G was announced in June and shipped in July, and the 3GS was announced in June, then was shipped in the same month. Now betting that the iPhone 4 will be announced on June 22th, does anyone have any clues when it will arrive on the shelves?