Extremely Repetitive: The iPhone 4, Torn Apart, This Time In Portugal

The iPhone 4. If there has been one handset, one gadget, one phone that has had the most success, then the iPhone 4 will be known as the most annoyingly repetitive to write down reports about. Starting with the Giz fiasco, then the Vietnamese, then some weird Chinese, and now the people of Portugal have posted a video of the iPhone 4’s outer casing. While nobody can verify if this set if authentic, you can just watch the videos after the break, to decide for yourself. Oh, and BTW, isn’t Steve going to be at Walt Mosseberg’s D8 conference tonight? I figured, maybe something will show up there.

Sources: iPhone Portugal, HuffPost

BoostMobile confirms June 20th release date for the Android Motorola i1

The Motorola i1 isn’t your most powerful, pretty looking, and latest firmware busting Android phone (it runs 1.5 for god’s sake). But it does comply with military toughness standards, and that means it can take a super beating without any complaints at all. While Sprint will have availability of the handset “sometime this summer”, Boost has already yelled out the release date: it’s June 20th folks!

I’m seriously saying one thing: at least it’s the first prepaid Android phone, because I’ll stay far and clear of buying it. Oh and yeah, because of that, it’ll cost $349.99 at BestBuy with Boost’s Everything web/talk/text $50 plan. With specs like a  3.1″ 320×480 “tough” touchscreen, WiFi b/g, 5 megapixel AF camera with LED flash, a 500Mhz freescale Zeus 2.0 processor, 256MB RAM and 512MB on-board storage (and MicroSD slot, duh), I’d still pass.

Source: MobileCrunch

Apple’s iPad Goes To Two Million Units Sold

Remember when 1 million iPads were sold, even though it wasn’t available overseas yet? Well then, the iPad has gone to 2 million units sold internationally, in only 59 days. That’s — incredible!? Note that the number includes both 3G and Wi-Fi only models; but who gives a straw about that part?

Press release below:

CUPERTINO, Calif., May 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Apple® today announced that iPad™ sales have topped two million in less than 60 days since its launch on April 3. Apple began shipping iPad in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, Switzerland and the UK this past weekend. iPad will be available in nine more countries in July and additional countries later this year.

“Customers around the world are experiencing the magic of iPad, and seem to be loving it as much as we do,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. “We appreciate their patience, and are working hard to build enough iPads for everyone.”

iPad allows users to connect with their apps, content and the Internet in a more intimate, intuitive and fun way than ever before. Users can browse the web, read and send email, enjoy and share photos, watch HD videos, listen to music, play games, read ebooks and much more, all using iPad’s revolutionary Multi-Touch™ user interface. iPad is 0.5 inches thin and weighs just 1.5 pounds-thinner and lighter than any laptop or netbook-and delivers up to 10 hours of battery life.*

Developers have created over 5,000 exciting new apps for iPad that take advantage of its Multi-Touch user interface, large screen and high-quality graphics. iPad will run almost all of the more than 200,000 apps on the App Store, including apps already purchased for your iPhone® or iPod touch®.

*Battery life depends on device settings, usage and other factors. Actual results vary.

Android 2.2 Ported To The EVO 4G, Sense UI Jumps Off (Video)

There you have it folks. What did we all tell you (read: me and including the other fine tech bloggers who are my “buds”)? Having ported Anroid 2.2 “FroYo” to the EVO 4G, Sense UI gets the kicking off the stage, while the clean and clear “Google Experience” greets you. XDA user Richard Ross did the ultimate, and the rest is pretty much history. Meanwhile, The Gadgets are working on a “how-to” guide on getting FroYo ported.

Source: XDA, The Gadgets, Giz

Droid Incredible Shortages Will End — On June 22nd

As seen on the Droid Incredible’s product page on Verizon’s website, shipments for the sold-out and under-produced Droid Incredible by HTC will be available to your ever needy Android phone buying needs. Originally it was supposed be in the middle of next month (read: the shipment delays would end), but it’s been pushed to the 22nd of June, for unknown reasons. But would you really get the Droid Incredible, with the exciting EVO 4G launch looming on the 4th?

Source: Phandroid, Verizon

This Week ON LaptopMemo: We’re Coming In With Columns Edition

It’s something we’ve (read: me) promised for quite a while, and now it’s finally coming: columns. Awesome ones, as well as definitions of confusing technology terms that you might never understand, like “using a 1.3Ghz C2D to pwn some n00bs in MW2 using an NVIDIA GeForece on an M11x”. Yeah, stuff like that.

Otherwise, here’s this week’s major news (understand that there wasn’t much of it):

Skype 2.0 Brings AT&T 3G Service On Its iPhone App

In a proper 2.0 update to the ever popular Skype app for iPhone, the makers of Skype have finally allowed all of Skype’s features to work over AT&T’s shoddy 3G network service.  Skype-to-Skype user calls will be free on 3G service till August 2010; and afterwards there will be a small “fee”. The fee for a Skype feature usually used for free sounds a bit lame, but still, there’s nothing you can argue with Skype 2.0 now working on your iPhone, on virtually non-existent AT&T 3G service.

Press release:

What’s New in Version 2.0.0

Upgrades / improvements include:
– Call using your 3G connection. Skype-to-Skype calls on 3G are free until at least end of August 2010, after which there will be a small monthly fee (operator charges for data will still apply).
– Near CD-quality sound for Skype-to-Skype calls using wideband audio (SILK codec) on iPhone 3GS and 2nd generation iPod touch.
– Enhanced call quality indicator.
– Improved start-up time.
– Fast access to the dial pad from iPhone home screen.

Source: RedmondPie