The HTC EVO 3D is HTC’s answer to LG’s 3D foray on the world tech scene. It features the solid foundation of the ultra-popular Sensation including a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, Adreno 220 GPU and the latest Android distribution – 2.3 Gingerbread. However the single 8 megapixel snapper has been replaced with a couple of 5 megapixel cameras, allowing for 3D photo and video capture, while the screen has been replaced by one that does glass-free 3D.
We’re already working on a detailed review of the EVO 3D, but until that one is complete you can enjoy the quick unboxing & hands-on video that we prepared for you. Read more »
We came across a really good fake video of the Apple Germany website, detailing the iPhone 5. Someone really gave their all when creating this one. It details everything from the new design, the new dual-core A5 chip, better 8 MP camera with FullHD video recording and the bigger display.
The video is obviously fake – you can bet your good money on that fact and I’ve prepared the proof that’s needed. Still it’s pretty well made and makes for a good rumor roundup so checking it out is worth it. Read more »
Rumor suggests that the annual Fall event, held by Apple, will take place on 7 September this year. This is the event usually dedicated to the refresh of the iPod series, but should this year also see the announcement of the next iPhone and possibly a new iPad.
The scoop comes from Japanese website KODAWARISAN and they say that the information is legit, coming from some kind of an inside source. In previous years Apple held their Fall events on 09.09.08, 09.09.09 and 01.09.10. If a new iPhone does make it to the scene it could become available as soon as later next month or in early October. Read more »
The HTC Wildfire S has just arrived on the T-Mobile USA shelves. The compact mid-range droid can be yours for free, thanks to an instant $200 discount and a web-only $79.99 discount, which doesn’t apply in brick and mortar stores.
Of course you will have to commit to a new two-year contract with T-Mobile to get the Wildfire S for nothing, but that is to be expected. You can get the phone from T-Mobile’s official site or from Walmart Wireless. Read more »
Sony and LG have finally settled their patent dispute that concerned infringed patents on smartphones, TVs and Blu-ray technology.
The dispute began after a technology sharing agreement expired three years ago and the two companies have exchanged a couple of blows in the US and European courts since then. A complaint was filed by Sony concerning LG smartphones in the US and LG accused Sony of infringing its Blu-ray video technology in the PlayStation 3. LG even got a court injunction in the Netherlands, where PlayStation 3 consoles were seized by customs. Read more »
Facebook released today a brand new (separate) app, called Facebook Messenger for the iPhone and Android devices. It combines all of your messages into a single app and can be used to text your Facebook buddies via your profile or text message, via your carrier.
Also 9to5Mac have uncovered that the app (both for the iPhone and Android) has a top-secret video component to it, which would mean that the Palo Alto-based company is on route to rub shoulders with Skype (among others) by bringing cross-platform video calls. Read more »
The iOS 5 beta 5 was released last week and just got its jailbreak via Redsn0w 0.9.8b5. The jailbreak is again only a tethered one (so in case of a reboot you’ll have to plug your iDevice into a computer and load the jailbreak anew) and still doesn’t support iPad 2.
If you’re running an iPhone or iPod Touch with the beta iOS 5 you can install this jailbreak but keep in mind that it’s intended for devs to test so even though it has more features it doesn’t work as well as the current iOS version. Some jailbroken apps and tweeks aren’t supported for one and performance is hardly the smoothest as of yet. Read more »
The names of three upcoming Android smartphones headed to Sprint just got confirmed. Subscribers to the fourth largest US carrier will be getting access to the Samsung Epic 4G Touch, HTC EVO Design 4G and Motorola Admiral.
There’s not much information about the specs of those devices, but it’s pretty safe to say that the Epic 4G Touch will be a Samsung Galaxy S II variant, featuring a slide-out physical QWERTY keyboard. Read more »
The Google+ social network is growing steadily still and it has just welcomed iPad and iPod Touch users. Up until now the iOS app was only available to the iPhone, but the update that was just released fixed that. The bad news here is that iPad users are getting nothing more than an upscaled iPhone version that plainly isn’t optimized for the bigger screen.
The update to the app also brings new Huddle settings, aggregated circle add notifications and last, but not least performance and stability improvements. Hangouts are still missing in the latest version, though. Read more »
The until-just-recently Chief Marketing Officer of GetJar – Patrick “Mad” Mork will head over to Google-land as Director for Mobile Applications. He has been a part of GetJar since 2008 and as he wrote in his personal blog – it has “come a long way from the small, 7-man company I was supporting from my kitchen desk in London in 2008!”.
Mork will start off with Google from September and also said in his “see you soon” letter that he’s very excited about “some of the new products and improvements we [that's GetJar, not Google] will be introducing over the next few weeks and months.” Read more »
The latest Apple iOS 5 beta was released for developers on Saturday – number 5 (build 9A5288d). It’s an OTA update, but if you don’t get that option in the “Software update” settings menu check out some answers after the break.
Aside from the iOS 5 beta itself developers also got the Xcode 4.2 Developer Preview 5, iTunes 10.5 Beta 5 and Apple TV Software beta 4. Read more »
Samsung and Sprint has just announced the availability and pricing details of the upcoming Samsung Conquer 4G. The Android smartphone will be available from 21 August for just $99 bucks on a two-year contract.
The Samsung Conquer 4G is a droid with a 3.5″ HVGA (320×480) display, runs on Android 2.3 Gingerbread, a 3.2 MP autofocus camera on the back (and a 1.3 MP front-facing one) and powered by a 1 GHz MSM8655 Snapdragon processor. The Conquer 4G is also a dual-mode handset as it can use nationwide 3G networks as well as Sprint’s own WiMAX network. Read more »
The widely popular iOS and Android game Cut the Rope got its third title, dubbed Experiments and it brings 3 level packs and a total of 75 levels.
Following the original title – Cut the Rope and the sequel Cut the Rope: Holiday Gift this third title, Experiments, ushers the gameplay into a scientist’s house. You’ll have to chase the stars around with the candy before feeding it to Om Nom. Read more »
Skype has just added video calling support for an additional 17 popular droids with its latest ver. 2.1 for Android. Some of them are the HTC Flyer slate, Samsung Galaxy S II, the Xperia PLAY and more.
The minimum requirement you have to cover is Android version 2.2 (Froyo) or above and even if your device isn’t blessed to be in the list of newly supported droids you should be able to enable video chat through the app’s settings. Keep in mind that this will allow only rear camera video calling and you’ll need 2.3 Gingerbread and beyond to enjoy true front-facing camera chat support. Apart from video-calling support, the new update brings a number of bug fixes and a performance boost. Read more »
The BlackBerry Playbook won’t have Android apps support until late fall. This is a bummer for many and could worsen the prospects of RIM’s Playbook even more so.
The Playbook is RIM’s first slate and its user interface relies on the proprietary QNX platform. It’s a smart OS platform alright, but it’s light years behind Android or iOS in terms of available third-party apps. The lack of strong app support is a huge handicap for any new OS nowadays. Read more »