Apple Gets Into Black Friday By Posting Sales Teaser

According to Apple it’s a “shopping event”. Turns out, like all other Black Fridays, Apple discounts their Apple products by a nice although not large amount, but enough for you to spot a difference. As long as you promise us that you won’t shove people around for the nearest iPad (and maybe buy us one; I kid, I kid) then get your angry mob kit ready, and head out to the nearest Apple store Friday, November 26th. Oh, and with the credit cards in “almost dead” mode.

Via: Apple

Razer’s Official Tron Mouse Out For $100, Brings Lights To Party

Guess what? If you like TRON: Legacy right now — which is entirely possible if you have a set of eyes and aren’t in  a cave — then Razer has designed a gaming mouse for the pro gamer crowd. Priced at $100, you get a mean and powerful 5600dpi 3.5g laser sensor, seven “Hyperesponse” buttons, a design resembling that of Tron, and lastly light and sound effects. I like this mouse. Which is why I’ve sent a review unit request.

Via: Razer

Samsung Mesmerize Unboxing

Turns out this is exactly like the Samsung Fascinate, which I reviewed, and liked but despised the option of no Google Search by default, or being available at all for that matter. U.S Cellular is a regional only carrier with service in 26 states (not Florida, but it’s roaming on 3G, possibly on Verizon) and is the fifth major carrier, the fourth being T-Mobile USA. Reviewing the Mesmerize will be a lot like reviewing the Fascinate, since the specs are exactly the same, except for one thing: It does have Google Maps and Google Search, by default.  Unboxing is below!

Netflix unveils its new streaming-only, cheap plan, jacks up the others

So, Netflix! It’s been leaked, has become a rumor, and now is confirmed and in effect. Current U.S customers of Netflix will have to pay a $1 extra on the most popular 1 DVD/2 DVD out with unlimited streaming plans (that means me), and new customers who don’t care about DVDs will have a streaming-only service option for $7.99 per month.

All plans in the Netflix range get price increases from $1 to $8 in fact. To see the entire chart of how much extra you’ll be paying, see the chart after the chop.

T-Mobile’s BOGO Offer For Black Friday Includes HD7, Galaxy Tab, G2, And Others

Let’s say this is Black Friday buying advice. T-Mobile just sent me another friendly presser, talking about their upcoming buy-one-get-one-free (BOGO, for short) program when buying a family plan with a two-year agreement. Smartphones included in the offer are the Windows Phone 7 HTC HD7, BlackBerry Bold 9780 (don’t give this for Christmas), T-Mobile G2, and myTouch 4G. The deal runs through Nov. 26 through Jan.18, but try and get one a little early, because you might encounter long lines, and sold-out handsets.

[Thanks, Richter!]

Apple Puts The iPad In The Game By Upgrading It To iOS 4.2

Apple has taken the iPad, turned it into a an extremely successful device, but left out AirPlay (over-the-air content sharing), AirPrint (wireless printing), multitasking, GameCenter, and a ton of other essential features found in the iPhone and iPod Touch. Starting today, iOS 4.2 is available for download on all the aforementioned iOS devices. In the meantime, get your iTunes 10.1 client started, plug in your iPad, and get the update now. Via: Apple PR

Verizon Prepares For 4G LTE Launch In December

Verizon so far is the only major CDMA network in the United States not yet rolling out 4G LTE on a daily basis, but with a recent TV video advert, embedded for your viewing after the break, they claim 4G LTE is coming “December 2010”. Devices that use 4G LTE are deemed to launch in 2011 with the rest of the LTE network rolling out ads and the service as quickly as possible with the new devices (hint: one of the handsets mught be this big guy).

TV spot featuring LTE and a massive lightning bolt after the cut.

Exclusive: Sprint “4G” Turned On In Miami, But Very Spotty

This turns out to be quite a surprise on my end. As a few of you may know (mainly because I hardly ever spoke about this) but when at the Samsung Continuum launch event, I had the chance to meet quite a few prominent bloggers, get some contacts, and meet my Samsung agents. After at least a month, I’ll be returning the Epic 4G review unit they loaned me, but not without using 4G a bit more. We agreed, and now it’s my turn to return the device (next week).

But here’s the interesting part: Sprint 4G is due in Miami sometimes this year, but I just was using it for the last 30 minutes, seen above as the first two tests, reaching speeds of 6MBps and up downloads. This I definitely didn’t expect, and Sprint hasn’t been talking about 4G in Miami anytime soon this week, but “later this year”.

While I did run 2 tests (which are seen above), the “4G” offered by WiMAX is extremely spotty, with connections appearing a few feet from each other, but when connected, are extremely fast. I’ve contacted Sprint to ask them if they’re about to roll the 4G outwards right now, since it’s completely operational on my end. One more photo of Sprint 4G running in Miami on an Epic 4G is after the break.