iPhone 4S Teardown by iFixit — ‘Tis Glorious

iFixit has took the time per usual to make a full teardown of the iPhone 4S, which is still going on actually due to the amount of time it takes to make sure everything is done perfectly (they usual put everything they take apart back together). The teardown– as is all iFixit teardowns — shows you every single bit of silicon and metal that every gadget has  that keeps it humming and being as “magical”as it is perceived to be. So move along to the source link to see the iPhone 4S in tiny pieces, and then come back here to read other posts. Via: iFixit

iOS 5 Now Available To The Public

It’s done. Via an iTunes update, you can get a hold of iOS 5, which among several of its amazing features include OTA updating. The update is available for iTunes 10.5 users with an iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPod touch 3rd / 4th generations, and both iPads (1 and 2). Get busy downloading and enjoying the new version of the world’s most popular mobile operating system — iOS 5.

ASUS’ Zenbook UX21 And UX31 Come Out Tomorrow From $999

With the exact same starting price-point of the Macbook Air, the Zenbooks by ASUS are also designed to function and look like the Macbook Air, specifically in weight, thinness, and with speed. The system recovers from sleep in 2 seconds and is .11 to .67-inches in thickness and weighs 2.9 pounds (the 11.6 model weighs a feather-like 2.4) all with a brushed aluminum exterior. Now, for pricing: the first, Core i5-powered, 11.6-inch UX21 with a 128GB SSD will come up at $999, while the 13.3-inch UX31 with a Core i5-2557M processor and the same 128GB SSD drive will reach $1,099, with the only real “bummer” about these laptops being that they do not have backlit keyboards, unlike all the other Macbook Airs, and that the 11.6-inch version has no SD card slot, just like the 11.6-inch Air, whereas the 13-inch models (both the ASUS Zenbook and the Macbook Air) do have one. The new Zenbooks debut in the States tomorrow. Via: ASUS

AT&T Boasts 5 New Android Devices For Its Holiday Lineup

AT&T has five new devices to begin the holidays, and the crown jewels comes from Samsung and Motorola. The first being the ATRIX 2 with 21Mbps HSPA+ capability, 1080p video capture from an 8-megapixel camera promising “faster viewfinder start-up and shutter speeds than a digital camera,” 4.3-inch qHD display, 8GB of internal storage, 1GB of RAM, a 1GHz dual-core processor (perhaps a TI OMAP 4?), a few tweaks to the design, and a release date of October 16th for $99 on a 2-year contract, no rebates. The new Webtop 100 Lapdock accessory is also available, although for obviously more money.

Second is the Captivate Glide, a Galaxy S II with a QWERTY slide-out keyboard, basically. There’s 21Mbps HSPA+ data, 1GB of RAM, an 8-megapixel camera with 1080p capture and HDMI playback, a WVGA 4-inch Super AMOLED display, and a 1GHz Tegra 2 processor.

Then there’s the Samsung Doubletime, an entry-level device: 600MHz processor, 3.2-megapixel camera, Android 2.2 (yup, 2.2), and a 3.2-inch display at HVGA resolution and certainly with a low price that reflects its qualities with a clamshell QWERTY keyboard.

The other two devices, built by Pantech and ZTE, are also of entry-level, and can be seen at the source link along with all of the other devices in the post.

Via: AT&T Press Release

Motorola Sets New Press Event In New York City For Upcoming Devices

Motorola has set another press event date in New York City — October 18th. The event is most probably going to be focused on the DROID RAZR, a new Motorola smartphone, the Motorola XOOM Media Edition/2, and finally the DROID HD, which may or may not the DROID RAZR and — you get the idea. All will be revealed on October 18th. Also, there’s a teaser video, seen after the jump.

Netflix Kills Qwixster Before It Even Started

With much hype and negative press about Netflix’s move to seperate its DVD rental and online streaming services into two different companies — Netlfix for streaming and Qwixster for DVDs it comes to everyone’s surprise that Netflix is cancelling its plans and is keeping DVDs hosted at Netflix. Right now they’re giving very little explanation as to why they decided to cancel the service, but “oh well”, they gave very little explanation when they started the whole Qwixster concept to begin with. PR after the cut.
Via: Netflix Blog

Samsung Stratosphere Is Verizon’s First 4G LTE QWERTY Handset For $149.99 On October 13th

Verizon has a new smartphone — again — that they’d like to let us all know about. It’s the Samsung Stratosphere, a QWERTY slide-out keyboard handset with a 1GHZ Hummingbird processor, 4G LTE connectivity, a 5-megapixel rear camera with 720p HD video recording, a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera, mobile hotspot capability and Android 2.3 Gingerbread with Samsung’s usual added “enhancements”. Something that make the Statosphere unqiue is that it’s a rather inexpensive 4G LTE device — $149.99 on 2-agreement. It will launch this Thursday, on the 13th of October.