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Apple will make less money per unit on the new iPad, will still rake it in though

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Based on some educated estimations made by analysts at UBM TechInsights, a 16GB 4G LTE variant of Apple’s newest iPad should work out to about $310 in components.

a table of the costs of the iPad family

This makes it the most expensive iPad Apple have had to manufacture to date, with the equivalent iPad 2 costing $276.27 and the original iPad costing $270.86 in parts. Read more »

New HTML5 version of iTether lets you tether to your phone using just the browser

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Last year, Tether submitted their iTether app to the App Store, which would let users tether to their iPhones even if the functionality was not available by default from the carrier. Although Apple initially allowed the app, it was later on removed, saying that the app burdens the network.

Now, however, Tether has come up with a new HTML5 version of iTether, which lets you tether to your iPhone using the Safari browser instead of a dedicated app. Read more »

Epic new Unreal Engine on Nvidia’s Next-Gen Kepler GPU, will blow your mind

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Epic are known for their Unreal Engine and the cool graphics it produces and at this years’ Game Developer Conference, the company made gamers drool once again. Why, you ask? The reason is a demo called “Samartian”, which isn’t terribly new, but this year looks especially stunning because it runs on a next-generation Nvidia’s Kepler GPU. And the graphics are just phenomenal.

At last years’ GDC, Epic used three GTX 580s just to run the demo, but now they are utilizing the power of just a single next-gen Nvidia Kepler graphics card and the results are mind-blowing. Read more »

Asus Padfone to cost 700 pounds in the UK, keyboard dock and tablet included

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Back at CES, Asus unveiled its $250 quad-core Memo tablet and got everyone quite excited by the possibility to have a powerful tablet with a proper OS on the cheap. Then came the cold shower and the news that the Memo won’t be available in the UK, as Asus believes the Padfone will be better suited to that market.

Those led some of us to believe that the Asus Padfone price will be at least close to what the Memo will be going for, but here comes another disappointment. According to reports, based on insider information, the Padfone will hit British stores costing £699.98. Read more »

Want a piece of history? Buy this Sony Ericsson Julie Windows Phone!

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A Sony Ericsson codenamed Julie Windows Phone device is now for sale on eBay. If you want a piece of the mobile history, this is a great specimen for sure.

We already met this QWERTY WP7 device twice – back in January this year and then again, in March 2011. Read more »

LG Rumor Reflex featurephone with QWERTY keyboard for Sprint and Boost Mobile unveiled

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We were almost convinced that the featurephone messenger class of devices is now gone for good, but here comes LG to prove us wrong. The company just announced its Rumor Reflex side-slider for Sprint and Boost Mobile, carrying the modest price tag of $79.99 off contract.

The LG Rumor Reflex is built around a 3″ WQVGA LCD and packs GPS connectivity, a 2 megapixel camera and a microSD card slot for expanding the (unknown) internal memory. It will go on sale in two days in the titanium grey color you see in the picture above. Read more »

Google updates Search app for Windows Phone 7.5 Mango

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The default Bing search on Windows Phone has always been awful (at least in my experience) but there was some respite in the form of the Google Search app. However, compared to the Search app on Android, the Windows Phone app was noticeably bare bones.

Now, however, Google has updated the Search app for Windows Phone 7.5 devices, which brings some much needed features. Read more »

Samsung Rugby Smart finished our battery test, here go the results

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As a proper rugged device, the battery life of the AT&T exclusive Samsung Rugby Smart is among its most important features. After all, finding a charging spot when outdoors is not necessarily the easiest thing to do, right?

The smartphone features a 1650mAh battery, which is the same as the unit found in the Samsung Galaxy S II. In the case of the Rugby Smart however, the spec sheet is significantly more modest, so we did expect a commendable performance. Read more »

Samsung Galaxy Tab 11.6 with a 2560 x 1600 pixel screen coming tomorrow?

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There’s a particularly juicy rumor for you – we might see the official announcement of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 11.6 slate tomorrow. The tablet, which is said to feature an 11.6″ LCD with the insanely sounding resolution of 2560 x 1600 pixels might be unveiled at the SXSW event in Austin, Texas.

The rumor is based on an unnamed source close to the matter, who confirmed to Pocket-lint that the Samsung Galaxy Tab 11.6 will be announced at an even in Texas. The Korean company mentioned earlier that it will be making a “special announcement” at the event tomorrow and the rest is simply a matter of connecting the dots. Read more »

Rovio showcases Angry Birds Space gameplay, looks hot

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March 22 approaches quickly and Rovio are warming up for their biggest game launch since the original Angry Birds.

The company knows its fans are hungry for new Angry Birds action and they are giving us just what we want – a new gameplay teaser of the new Angry Birds Space. Read more »

Apple changes and/or ditches Google Maps in iPhoto?

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During the just iPad announcement yesterday we saw iPhoto migrate from a OS X-only to an iOS-capable app.

And while that on its own doesn’t deserve too much attention, the iPhoto maps integration is curious in that it no longer features Google’s Maps. Read more »

iOS 5.1 jailbreak already available, only non-A5 iDevices supported for now

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We’ve got some good news for those of your packing an iDevice with a non-A5 chipset. The iPhone Dev Team has updated redsn0w tool to support the newly released iOS 5.1, so you can update your iPhone 4, iPad (original one), iPhone 3GS without losing the full access to your system fails.

Sadly, that’s a tethered jailbreak, so you will need a computer every time you restart your iOS 5.1 iDevice, but we guess that’s just the price you have to pay for enjoying the latest and greatest from the Cupertino software developers right away. Read more »

New Chrome for Android beta update

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There is a new update for Chrome for Android Beta, the mobile version of the popular Chrome browser from Google. (No, they haven’t added Flash support)

Keep in mind that this is still a beta, so some issues may still be expected. Read more »

The competition reacts to the new iPad, Nvidia and Samsung aren’t happy

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Usually, new Apple product announcements generate lots of commotion and make a stir in the tech community. The new iPad unveiling is another case in point, but this time Samsung and Nvidia have something to say for themselves in response to Apple’s claims on the iPad event yesterday.

Samsung has felt the need to make a short comparison table, not close to our in-depth one, and put their Galaxy Note 10.1 and the new iPad face to face and see how they differ on some key (according to Samsung) points. Nvidia on the other hand, feel that the comparison between their Tegra 3 chip and the Apple’s A5X won’t win any awards for authenticity. Read more »

Apple releases camera samples from the new iPad

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When Apple announced the new iPad, they made quite a fuss about the new iSight camera on the back. This 5 megapixel shooter uses the new 5 element-lens system that they first used on the iPhone 4S camera, along with an f/2.4 aperture, backside illuminated sensor, hybrid infrared filter and face detection that can detect up to 10 faces simultaneously. You don’t run into tablets with such camera specs that much often. On top of that the new iPad can also record 1080p videos with Apple’s excellent digital image stabilization.

But of course, a camera is only as good as the pictures it takes, so to prove that the new iPad camera takes great videos and images, Apple has uploaded some samples on their site. Read more »