Archive for April 19th, 2010

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Gizmodo get their hands on the new iPhone

So the super secret Apple infrastructure looks like it has been blown apart this year after a guy managed to leave an iPhone 4G or G4 in a bar in Redwood City.

Sure we have seen fakes come and go but the evidence that Gizmodo have dug up after getting their hands on this points to it being the real deal.

What’s new

• Front-facing video chat camera
• Improved regular back-camera (the lens is quite noticeably larger than the iPhone 3GS)
• Camera flash
• Micro-SIM instead of standard SIM (like the iPad)
• Improved display. It’s unclear if it’s the 960×460 display thrown around before—it certainly looks like it, with the "Connect to iTunes" screen displaying much higher resolution than on a 3GS.
• What looks to be a secondary mic for noise cancellation, at the top, next to the headphone jack
• Split buttons for volume
• Power, mute, and volume buttons are all metallic

What’s changed

• The back is entirely flat, made of either glass (more likely) or shiny plastic in order for the cell signal to poke through. Tapping on the back makes a more hollow and higher pitched sound compared to tapping on the glass on the front/screen, but that could just be the orientation of components inside making for a different sound
• An aluminum border going completely around the outside
• Slightly smaller screen than the 3GS (but seemingly higher resolution)
• Everything is more squared off
• 3 grams heavier
• 16% Larger battery
• Internals components are shrunken, miniaturized and reduced to make room for the larger battery

 

via Gizmodo

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HTC Droid Incredible gets reviewed

Droid Incredible

Last week we mentioned the announcement of the HTC Droid Incredible. If you remember, this device is only available in the USA on the Verizon network but does have a lot of similarities with our HTC Desire. Some of the specs are slightly better that the Desire but overall they are pretty much one in the same. The great thing for the American users is that they can now have HTCs Sense UI on there flagship HTC device as the Google Nexus one was missing it.

Phil Nickinson from Android Central has spent some time with the device now and has posted his review. If you fancy reading what we are missing out on (or maybe what’s to come in the future?) then head on over to androidcentral.com and see what Phil thought of the device. I know that Phil has been using a Nexus One for some time now and even flashed Sense UI onto it so it will be interesting to see if the Droid Incredible will make him switch devices again.

 

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iiView Vpad unboxing video

vpad I’m pretty sure that 2010 will go down as they year of the tablet computer. Since well before Apple made the iPad official we know that something tablet-like was on the way and may speculated over the eventual name and format of Apple’s tablet.

So we’re already starting to see several other manufacturers coming up with their own tablet computers and the likes of HP have their tablet out there.

SO this week I have a tablet PC from a little-known company called iiView. We have their Vpad tablet here at the moment and we’re going to be testing it out. The Vpad is more like a full-blown PC in that it runs Windows 7 and has a 320GB hard drive, Atom CPU and a 10.2″ 1024×600 display.

So if the iPad isn’t what you are looking for and you are after something with perhaps a little more power and flexibility to run anything you want under a ‘real’ operating system then perhaps the Vpad or other tablet might be worth considering. In the video below I’ll show you around the Vpad in terms of the connectivity and what’s in the box. Not too much of the OS itself as it’s a pretty standard implementation of Windows 7.

 

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