So, RIM takes a go at Apple by releasing a 3 minute video of the unfinished PlayBook against the iPad. It’s exactly as you expect: a fight. And it’s worth every second to look at, and includes web browsing trump cards that RIM is really pushing.
Not much to see here, readers. The Olympus E-PL1 just got an “S” tagged to its name, which brings some improvements. First, an ISO bump from 3200 to ISO6400, a new BLS-5 battery, new BLS-5 battery, a new weight of 454 grams (342 grams for body) and when bundled with a 112 gram M.ZUIKO DIGITAL 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 II lens — the weight remains the same, along with an SDHC card. It’ll be out in April in red (I’ll take red, thanks), white, or black (with silver lenses) for ¥60,000 ($723) or ¥80,000 ($964) with a M. ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 40-150mm F4-5.6 lens. Via: Impress
This is the most awesome thing of the hour. Over at Engadget, the LG’s Tegra 2 Android flagship got leaked. Now let’s review the specs: a 4-inch screen, Tegra 2 dual-core processor, 1080p video recording on an 8 megapixel shooter with front-facing, and finally, an untouched, nearly clean stock version of Android. Joy of joys. Via: Engadget
It’s party time. Or Kinect time. While Kinect was believed to be just amazing at first, then interesting, and finally just hype, it launched and is successful. While Microsoft predicts they’ll sell more than 5 million units, they’re off to a solid start: they’ve hit 1 million.
First thing first: if you don’t want a laptop with more than a half-dozen letters and numbers to its name, you can stop reading this now. For those who would like a 15.6-inch, 16:9 aspect ratio and 1366×768 resolution screen, a Core i5 processor, 4GB of DDR3, and a 500GB hard rive with DVD LabelFlash technology player, then please continue. And please read throughly. And cautiously (you can tell this isn’t going well, is it?).
The LG Ouantum is perhaps the smallest screen Windows Phone 7 device (3.5 inches) and the only one released with a QWERTY keyboard. It uses the usual specs (1GHz Snapdragon, 5 megapixel shooter with 720p recording, and 16GB of built-in memory) and is available on the blue and white ball thingie network for $199.99. Via: AT&T
It is indeed so. The Galaxy Tab is an overpriced Android tablet. The last version besides the unannounced Wi-Fi version is the AT&T model, which launches on the 21st for $650 and has $15 and $25 pay-as-you-go data plans at 250MB and 2GB, respectively. On the flipside, US Cellular will launch their version of the Tab with $14.99 for 200MB or $54.99 for 5GB with tethering enabled data plans, and $399 on-contract or $599 off for the Galaxy Tab itself. Hit past the cut for the press releases.
That’s right. There’s GMail, YMail, and FMail (not exactly). It’s a “modern messaging product” as according to Mark Zuckerberg, and it handles Facebook IMs, messages, SMS, and email, but it’s not email. It’ll still have FB email addresses, but it’s still not an email client. In fact, it’s a sort of super messaging program that is also minimal.
Essentially it’s messaging with email. And it’s not revolutionary, and it doesn’t allows for IMAP forwarding (like let’s say, to Gmail) bt Facebook states it’s coming. So sending emails from Facebook is more like sending messages to email addresses, and therefore Fmail is Fail Mail, because it doesn’t exist. In the meantime, email with your Facebook launches in the next few weeks; it’ll roll out much like the New Twitter did.
Previously a BestBuy-only deal the white EVO 4G was hard but not as hard as finding a white iPhone 4. Starting today, the white EVO 4G is available everywhere for $199 after a $100 mail-in rebate under a new or upgrade two-year contract. That’s it for the EVO folks. For now.
What’s this? A splash screen on the Apple homepage stating at 10AM Eastern, 7AM Pacific, and is regarded to be something from or for iTunes. What could it be? Will Ping cease to exist (please, please, please)? Will there be more music and video? iOS 4.2? You’ll have to wait until tomorrow at those times to find out. Via: Apple