Why An 11.6-Inch Macbook Air Would Sell: It’s Obvious

Taking the Macbook Air in as family to every Apple fanboy (and non-fanboy) has been quite hard. In a few days, a new version of the OS X operating system will at least be previewed, if not announced and shipped. Along with that, the possibility of refreshed Macs and an 11.6-inch version of the Macbook Air, with a Core 2 Duo processor (boo!), have glass trackpads, and an aggressive price. At the moment, th only 11-inch laptop out there that really sells is the Alienware M11x, which is one of the most perfect laptops ever created, available in Core 2 Duo and up to Core i7 options with 6 hours of battery life at the least, and in the newer models, Optimus graphics switching.

If a new Macbook Air with an 11.6-inch screen, “aggressive” pricing, and the simple satisfaction of owning a Mac was offered, then everyone would go bonkers. And it would be the iPad all over again. I can see myself as a customer already. Over at AppleInsider, they have a full spec sheet (or close to one).

Mobility and Apple mix; starting with iPhone, continuing with iPad, boosted by Air. A cheap Macbook Air would sell. It’s just so simple.

New Version Of Android, After 2 Other Versions of Android, Will Be Called Ice Cream

When Android 2.0 was released, a few 1.6 phones took months to update to the new OS. When 2.1 was released, the same thing happened again. When 2.2 Froyo was released, all 2.1 phones now are still updating to the new OS. With Gingerbread next, and then Honeycomb, there’s another version of Android that might cause more pain, amongst more improvement: ice cream. That’s right, soon your Android phone three full versions away from now will run an operating system codenamed “Ice Cream”, possibly with a 4.x or 3.xx naming scheme.

That is awesome. The source of the naming comes from ARM president Tudor Brown, who blurted to Forbes that Ice Cream would be the name Google would choose once they get to “i”.

Study Finds Your Phone Is Dirtier Than A Toilet. How Surprising? Oh Really?

As if no one thought this was possible: your phone has 18 times more germs than a toilet handle after you’ve been using it, washing your hands, but not disinfecting your phone. The study, studied by Stanford University students found that:

“If you put virus on a surface, like an iPhone, about 30 percent of it will get on your fingertips,” Julian said. In turn, “a fair amount of it may go from your fingers to your eyes, mouth or nose,” the most likely routes of infection.

So rule number one: beware of the phone at display at your local Apple Store or friendly Radioshack. And don’t touch other people’s phones. And for crying out loud, don’t be a filthy pig, because the Angry Birds will get you.

Via: Sacbee, The Oatmeal (image)

Tell Me Which Windows Phone 7 Handset You (And I) Should Buy.

So, I need help. While writing new gadget articles for you guys 24/7, eventually I’m going to have to buy a Windows Phone 7 handset. Despite being only 14, I know more about gadgets than the gadget you own knows itself. But in this case, Window Phone 7 handsets are slightly confusing, so I’m narrowing it down to few good choices, and in the poll below you can tell us what handsets you would buy. The one that gets the most votes will be the device that I purchase myself (unless the decision is completely illogical and weird).

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Original Galaxy S In Europe Gifted With Android 2.2

So that Galaxy S from Europe has been “blessed” with Android 2.2 Froyo. It brings all the new features of Froyo including an updated Gmail app, Android Market, and more. Now the clock’s ticking for when owners of Captivates, Fascinates, Epic 4Gs, and Vibrants can get their frozen yogurt fill. Or so I think it is, anyway. The official release date is sometimes in mid-October (we’re in it now) in Nordic regions then “European markets, Southeast Asia, the Middle East Asia, North America, Africa and rest of the world.”

Via: Samsung Mobile

Angry Birds For Android Launching Any Minute. (Update: Here It Is)

My sources keep on telling me that Angry Birds for Android is launching this Friday. While they are top-notch, there’s always roomf or error. Anyways, there’s lots of anticipation for the new Angry Birds Android release, and hopefully, just hopefully, a “lite” and full version will be offered. Anyways, I’ll update this post with any new news.

Update: The game is now available with 150 levels, but not from the Android Market. That’s right friends,t hat means if you’re on AT&T you’re screwed. Angry Birds is a free app on some sort of app site called GetJar, which is currently down due to the aforementioned. The game also supports a few adverts, and I’m playing it now, and have to say of course it’s good, but no Android Market support is a bit harsh and well, stupid, although Rovio has stated they’ll launch it there too at an undisclosed time.

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