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Did those Android and Windows Phone 7 phones start looking a bit more appealing to you once you found out there would be no summer fling with a new iPhone? Well do you think you can hang on for another three months? The going word is that the mythical machine known as the iPhone 5 might be showing up in September. Apple has an event around that time of the year and it just seems to make the most sense. If we start seeing pictures of phone components surfacing in the next few months, then there’s a good chance this one is on the money.
We’ve been been hearing word about a new iPhone with a smaller form factor for quite a while now. Now before you get too excited, pictured to your left is a mockup, not the real thing. The WSJ is now starting to claim that an iPhone Nano is on the way. We’re hearing the project is said to be codenamed “N97,” and will be half the size of the current iPhone. The new Nano is also said to come in a 4GB and 8GB model and be priced around $50 (on contract of course). We’re not completely sure what is under the hood, but we’ll play this one close to the chest. The thought of an economy iPhone is great and all, but we do have a couple of concerns with it. I’ve jokingly said in the past that Apple has managed to sale us the same product three times. The iPod, iPhone, and iPad are all very, very similar devices with little separation. If this all holds up and hopefully we’ll see something besides a pint sized iPhone. Perhaps this will get announced along with the rumored completely revamped iPhone 5? We sure hope so, because a real change is needed!
When writing about consumer products there can sometimes be a pressure to pad things a bit. This is done due to personal bias, or as an effort to maintain relationships with the companies who make the products we use. Writing negative feedback can be somewhat of a risky thing to do and can result in some pretty nasty backlash. It’s a good thing we don’t care about these kind of things here. So looking at the current state of tech, gaming and Sci-Fi movies, I couldn’t help but want to vent about some things that are frustrating me. So here’s a quick top ten of things rubbing me the wrong way in this wonderful industry that I love oh so much:
- DirecTV’s buggy excuse for a DVR.
- The recent flood of high priced internet tablets to the consumer market, but the continuous lack of true innovation.
- Hollywood’s recent obsession with shooting films in 3D that don’t need it!
- Why do Greatest Hits games cost the same to download on the PSN and XBL as they do to buy them at a store?
- Rebooting comic book based movies five years after the original film series ended, just to make more money.
- Why are 3G/4G data plans so expensive? No wonder why people root/jailbreak their phones and tether for free.
- Why are Call of Duty map packs so damn expensive?
- Netflix still hasn’t made its way to Android.
- Verizon iPhone 4 getting exceptional reviews similar to the original, even though it still has the same antenna problem.
- Facebook feed integration into the new Chevy Cruze. As if teenagers texting while driving wasn’t dangerous enough.
EA has a new basketball game on the way! No it’s not NBA Elite. It’s a port of NBA Jam for the iPhone. No words on price or release date at this time. It appears that the console version’s graphics have ported over fairly well. We’re not too sure how well touch controls will work, but the game’s push button setup is pretty simple, so it shouldn’t be too bad. Take a look at the quick video of what might be helping you pass the time when you should be busy working or doing school work.
With Verizon changing up their data plans, it’s now been confirmed that their version of the iPhone will receive unlimited data for $30. Restructured data plans seem to be going around these days. Although we’re happy for future red iPhone owners, that’s still a pretty high price. It kinda sounds like people are getting churned, but something tells us they’ll be glad to pay. If you somehow have been living or hiding under a rock the past few weeks, the iPhone 4 will be available on Verizon Wireless on February 10th.
So Verizon finally comes clean about the iPhone 4 coming next month. It’s the same iPhone AT&T customers have but set to run on a CDMA connection. Just like we thought it’s 3G only. Starting February 3rd existing customers can pre-order and new customers can buy on February 10th. As far as pricing: $199 for the 16GB, $299 for 32GB, and you’ll have hotspot support for up to five devices. Verizon has confirmed that this is a non exclusive deal( Sprint iPhone anyone?). Don’t get us wrong we’re happy to see customers get a choice, we see that as the big deal in this. There is also the standard CDMA tradeoff of no data while on a voice call. We can expect to see AT&T attack that in marketing. Well if you’ve been holding out for an iPhone due to an AT&T roadblock, here’s your chance.
Okay, so we’ve heard for the longest time that Verizon and Apple having been seeing each other behind AT&T’s back for quite some time, but have yet to break the news to them. The going word around the World Wide Web is that the two will soon make their relationship public in a matter of days. It is being said that there will be an announcement of an iPhone powered by Verizon’s LTE that is set for a possible February 14th release (hey, that’s Valentine’s day!). Here’s the bummer the handset is expected to pretty much carry the same hardware and iOS. If these rumors hold up, we’ll pretty much be seeing the same song and dance, but with a new network. Is this really worth all the hype and chaos? We’re still not too sure about this one. It seems really odd that Verizon is buddying up with Android only to announce that they’ve been passing love notes with Apple in the hallways.
Are you about iPhoned-out? Considering stepping over to the dark side (Android)? Well if you’ve been sitting on an iPhone 2G or 3G and are unsure you wanna step up to the iPhone 4, you can now flash your dated device with a dose of Froyo, and get a small taste of how the other side lives. Now installing Android 2.2 on an iPhone isn’t completely a brand new idea, but doing it without a computer is. Bootlace 2.1 will put your jailbroken iPhone under the Android knife without a scratch. Either way if you plan on switching or upgrading there’s no harm in a little experimenting in the name of science is there? Go on you know you wanna try it, we won’t tell Mr. Jobs, we promise.
So Tarjay will be offering both the 3GS and iPhone 4 starting November 7th. No break on the price, no hike in price either, just the same as everybody else. Target Mobile while also offer in-store activation. So iPhoners, it looks like you’ll have some options this holiday season.