Verizon Wireless Gets Funky By Going Prepaid With All New Androids

So Verizon Wireless has done something very interesting and very new (in their case). By offering a prepaid plan on all of their new smartphones, Droid Incredible, Droid 2, Droid 1, and Droid X included, customers will be flocking in on Spetember 28th when sales begin. An unlimited 3G data plan will run you at about $30, and a voice plan on top of that should probably end up at paying $60-70 a month for a brand new spanking smartphone, without a 2-year agreement.

And to honor this post, I will be striding into a Verizon store on the 28th to go ahead a buy myself a Droid X, Incredible, Droid 2, or just get all three.

Source: PRNewsWire, BGR

Samsung Galaxy Tab Made Official At IFA 2010 In Berlin

The Samsung Galaxy Tab is a beast. The specs, my friends, coupled with a very sleek Android experience, makes the iPad have its first true threat.

It has a 1 GHz Cortex A8 processor, HSUPA 5.76 Mbps / HSDPA 7.2 Mbps radio (900, 1900, 2100 MHz), quad-band GSM, 7-inch WSVGA screen with multitouch, Android 2.2, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0, GPS, DLNA, Flash 10.1, 4,000 mAh battery, 3 megapixel rear-facing camera with flash, 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera, full HD video playback at 1080p, microSD card slot with support for up to a 32 GB card, and the unit will weigh 380 grams (13.4 ounces).

Now that people, is bloody marvelous. Samsung mentions that “The Samsung GALAXY Tab will be launched in Europe in mid September, and in other markets including Korea, the US and Asia in coming months;” which is very satisfying news from the IFA 2010 Consumer Electronics Conference in Berlin, Germany.

Source: Galaxy Tab

T-Mobile’s HTC G2 Has A Confirmed 800MHz Scorpion CPU & Android 2.2

Today T-Mobile’s own website confirmed that the T-Mobile G2 has an 800MHz Scorpion processor, and not the 1GHz Snapdragon previously thought of. It will run Android 2.2 and have full access to Flash 10.1. With HSPA+ access which is nearly as fast as 4G WiMAX, T-Mobile is calling it “fastest smartphone experience in America”.

Do any of you think trhat is so now that it only has an 800Mhz brain with Froyo?

Source: T-Mobile

T-Mobile G2 Pricing Seen In Latest Leak Through T-Mobile’s Faucet

So the T-Mobile G2 pricing you ask? According to unofficial but ding-on-the-right-note-every-time TMoNews, the G2 will cost $199.99 on a 2-year contract, and $499.99 without. Mind you that T-Mobile is a GSM carrier, and the phone supports HSPA+ bands, so it’s a match made in heaven. Now all we (the tech industry and consumers) is an official unveiling and some detailed specifications. And of course a press invite *wink*.

Via: TMoNews

Apple Launches The New $99 Apple TV

The new Apple TV is sure to amaze quite a few. Literally. Steve Jobs was humble enough to mentioned that not many had bought the original Apple TV. So what changes? First, power, HDMI, optical audio, and ethernet ports on its rear; Wi-Fi b/g/n is built into the device. Then, the new Apple TV will provide Netflix, YouTube, Flickr, Podcast and MobileMe streaming to its owner as well as several iTunes movie and TV show rental options. Using AirPlay, soon to be found on iPod Touches, iPhone 4, and iPads, will allow videos on the iDevice to be streamed to your Apple TV, which is ultimately your TV.

Pricing

The Apple TV itself will cost $99, then the HD movies from the iTunes Store will cost $4.99 (prices will go down as the movie ages) and HD TV shows from ABC and Fox will be available for $0.99 per episode. Your NetFlix account will also work with the Apple TV, then the same goes for YouTube HD. The new ATV will cost $99 starting today as a pre-order, then will ship to 5 different countries, the U.S.A included.

iOS 4.2 For iPad And Other iProducts Coming This Holiday Season

It’s safe to say that all important iOS 4.1 features for iPhone 4 are coming to the iPad, as well as AirPlay, which allows for streaming of music and video from your computer to your i-device, and finally Print Center; an app that sits on your iPad’s homescreen and lets you print anything you might want, which is wireless to any printer. iOS 4.2 comes to all iProducts (iPod, iPhone 4, and iPad) this November.

Via: Apple’s Live Broadcast