The New 27-Inch Apple Cinema Display Is Anything But Cheap, Anything But Amazing

The Cinema Display produced by Apple was always a top-tier, high-end, super-screen-fanboy display. Now there’s a 27-inch version with a pixel density of 2560 x 1440 – 60% more than the smaller 24-inch version. The cinema display is still powered by LEDs, has a Mini DisplayPort connector, 3 rear-faced USB ports, stereo speakers, and a built-in iSight camera on the top bezel.

It’s isn’t cheap, but it’s for the quality, and it’s amazing. Fine, I’ll get to the point — it costs $999. But hey, Dell’s U2711 retails for $1,099 and HP’s 24-inch DreamColor display costs $1,999, so the 27-inch Cinema Display can probably hold its own in full Adobe RGB color tests.

Source: Apple

Samsung Galaxy Q specs leaked, with plenty of awesome goodies

The Samsung Galaxy Q aims to be the Android forefront of awesome QWERTY handsets. It’ll pack Android 2.2 (aka “FroYo” to you), with the same 1GHz Hummingbird processor seen in the rest of the Galaxy S line, 8GB or 16GB of internal storage, Bluetooth 3.0, and 802.11n Wi-Fi. The camera in the front has been upgraded to an 8 MP from 5 MP, and a front-facing cam that is 1.3 megapixels instead of VGA.

The only main downside is the smaller, 3 inch 720×480 Super-AMOLED screen and candybar dimensions of 120mm x 68mm x 9.25mm, making it ideal for — the Android Blackberry. Hopefully this leak will grow into leaked photos, then an official release.

Via: MobileCrunch

HTC switches to Super LCDs for the HTC Desire and Nexus One

As you may or may have not heard, Samsung is having a heck of a time producing Super AMOLED and regular AMOLED screens, and only wants to keep the screens for its Galaxy S line phones. Whereas Sony is full of Super LCD screens, which are very close to AMOLED screens and can be read in direct sunlight. HTC’s CEO Peter Chou remarked that the SLCDs are “comparable” to the older screens and offers more battery life.

Strangely, the Droid Incredible (which has stocking issues because of this) wasn’t mentioned in the press release. Otherwise, the SLCD rollout is “later this summer”, for the international Nexus One sold overseas (even though it’s not in the U.S) and HTC Desire. PR after the cut!

Source Image: Flickr

HTC Vision high-end QWERTY slider leaks out again, dubbed the ‘G1 Blaze’ for T-Mobile

High-end and QWERTY doesn’t always mix, but now companies like Motorola (with the upcoming 1Ghz and Android 2.2-powered DROID 2) and now HTC with the codenamed handset called ‘Vision’ are getting ready to mix things up a bit. With a 3.7-inch WVGA screen, slide-out QWERTY, supposed 1GHz processor, and T-Mobile branding (hopefully not T-Mobile Europe?), the tipster at Engadget allegedly stated that the Vision might be called the G1 Blaze.

More on this, if it develops before that awesome 5 o’clock summer vacation dinner…

Source: Engadget

Carrier billing headed straightaway to Android Market

Google recently updated the Android Developers blog to broadcast some legal changes to the Android Market Developer Distribution Agreement (DDA), which references some sort of carrier billing when buying apps in the app store rather than storing your credit card info on your Google Checkot account. “Authorized carriers” have been added as an indemnified party and devs have been pinged to accept these changes within 30 days.

Long story short, in 30 days carrier billing is coming to the Android Market. Do you prefer your wireless bill to be larger, or to trick yourself by paying directly with plastic?!?

Source: Android Guys

Sense UI IS coming to Windows Phone 7. After All, It’s The Sense UI, Right?

Even if the upcoming Windows Phone 7 devices will be short on app selection, HTC-built handsets will have Sense UI, as HTC’s Drew Bamford told Forbes, and also mentioned that Sense UI should live on in Android 3.0 as well. “Microsoft has taken firmer control of the core experience,” said Bamford but that doesn’t mean that Sense UI will not “augment” the WP7 UI with an-as-yet-undisclosed functionality of their own making.

Just don’t munch all my memory and processor speed, and I’ll be fine with you bringing Sense UI to Windows Phone 7, okay HTC?

Source: Forbes

Samsung’s Galaxy S Epic 4G launching before or on August 20th?

The feature of the Galaxy S line — a line of high-end Android 2.1+ handsets from Samsung that are set to take over all four major U.S carriers — is set to launch on Sprint by or on August 20th, due to Samsung’s Galaxy S On Demand Live Show website debuting on August 20th.

To further solidify this rumor, the Vibrant and Captivate also debuted on or after the superphone’s Galaxy S On Demand episode.

Source: Twitter (@samsungmobileus)