iPad Officially Coming To Verizon On The 28th

This isn’t an iPhone 4 on Verizon. It’s iPad on Verizon, and it’s happening on the 28th of this month. The models sold will be the Wi-Fi only versions that come bundled with MiFi 2200 Intelligent Mobile Hotspot with pricing set in stone at $630, $730 and $830 for the 16GB, 32GB and 64GB variants, respectively. A 1GB plan is the only offered, and costs $20 without any contracts involved. PRess release is after the break.

As for a Verizon iPhone, now it seems completely plausible that it might happen. Via: Verizon Wireless

Sponsored Post: Ecomparison, A Place For Comparing Almost Everything

So, Ecomparison is what you ask, and why does it have its own sponsored post here? Well, number one, a website that has voucher codes for all sorts of services, is based in the UK, can compare almost anything from credit cards to loans, insurance, gas and utilities, as well as shopping and travel. They also have discounted products of things you would usually buy for let’s say, a bit more that necessary. Including all of the services mentioned above, they also offer Orange Mobile Shop, which (duh!) allows you to compare ad get coupons on Orange UK, a leading ISP and phone provider. As for Orange Broadband users, Ecomparison has you covered on that too, so you need not worry about that, either.

For the gadget-loving readers of LaptopMemo, our UK readers can take a peek at this site, compare prices on all the shiny gizmos that you’ve ever wanted, get cash back though vouchers and coupons, and make your tower of awesome gadgets DIY project possibly come true. Or just be practical and get something you really need, like a new laptop, Windows Phone 7 handset, or something else.

And lastly, much like other UK comparison sites floating on the interwebs right now, recycling is a big thing, so you can also recycle that old busted phone of yours, get some cash for it, and then buy one of the many new Windows Phone 7 handsets, Androids, or dare I say, an iPhone 4 in England. Take your pick, Ecomparison has a lot of it, if not all.

Windows Phone 7 Might Just Succeed — Or Might Just Fail.

Microsoft unveiled what only can be called a family of Windows Phone 7 handsets — 9 to be exact, not all above. My coverage of the US-bound ones are here. Now with the prices, release dates, features, and phones announced what is the possibility that Windows Phone 7 can beat Android, iOS, and Blackberry?

Pretty slim, yet, not so slim at all. I won’t have to keep on writing for pages here. All the other OSes (Blackberry and Android especially) have a few good handsets (sans Blackberry) that do what they do well. It’s like they’re working for themselves, and not taking vacations like the iPhone 4 and iOS. This may be the worst metaphor ever, but I’m sure you can see what I’m going at here: it only takes a little crack, a little shiny light, to wake-up new smartphone consumers and get them on your bandwagon. While everyone that walks into an AT&T store will say, “One iPhone 4, make it snappy”, soon enough Windows Phone 7 can catch on, through advertising, sheer strength, or perhaps Micorsoft-sponsored mind-control.

People are suckers for looks. Take the most hardcore Apple or Android fanboy, and make them look at a Windows Phone 7 device, and they’ll say, “I’m a proud fanboy, but I have to say that looks good (to say the least)”. Throw a few millions into advertising, have a very decent product line with XBOX Live integration for example, and there you go, you instantly have a crowd to look to: the millions of Xbox 360 gamers who want an “Xbox phone”, even though every WP7 device is not an Xbox phone, but has Xbox Live games available with achievements.

Needless to say, I’ll be reviewing some Windows Phone 7 handsets, and I’ll be buying one myself (currently looking at Samsung Focus and HTC HD7).

Now the only bad scenario I can come up with would be a webOS one: no good apps (something that’s being proved contrary to today), crappy phones (not happening), no interest in the platform (definitely not happening) and little consumer interest (not happening either, suckers).

So the future of the Windows Phone 7 lineup looks promising, if not a bright one.

HTC 7 Surround Is Very Sound-Oriented, Has Windows Phone 7 On AT&T

The HTC 7 Surrond is HTC’s first jump besides the HD7 into Windows Phone 7 handsets in the U.S. It features 3.8-inches with a 480 x 800 resolution of sweet touchscreen, 16GB of storage, 1GHz of processing power with Snapdragon, and there’s 512MB of ROM and 576MB of RAM. It also has Bluetooth 2.1, Wi-Fi, a G-sensor, a 1230mAh battery, ambient light sensor, and a 5MP camera with LED flash, capable of 720p HD video recording. The Surround also has slide-out Yamaha surround sound speakers. It’ll be available a few weeks after the Samsung Focus debuts on November 8th on AT&T.

Via: AT&T