BlackBerry said it will match on iPad 2 in terms of pricing of its device PlayBook tablet, said New York Times. The base model of PlayBook is supposed to launch at $49.99 which is as same as iPad 2 16 GB Wi-Fi model. Apple is usually known for charging a premium for its products, hit the proverbial nail on the head when it comes to iPads price. None of the competitors havent come to their prices yet, Motorolas Xoom tablet costs $799 for 32GB 3G model while Apple Sells it for $729 on its 32 GB 3G model of iPad2. With the promise to launch the PlayBook as the same price of iPad2, BlackBerry has not only make the things difficult for iPad but for other tablets too. May the other tablet makers will reconsider their pricing now.
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Firefox 4 doubled downloads of Microsofts latest web browser IE9 for the first 24 hours, but with more twice downloads in its first day. Microsoft not without reason boasted that IE9 was downloaded 2.35 million times in the first 24 hours as we reported last week. But less than 24 hours after launch, Firefox 4 cleared 4.7 million, according to Mozilla Glow site that logs downloads.
HTC has launched its latest smart phone Incredible S in India for Rs. 28,900 more than the pre order price. The Incredible S runs on Android 2.2 Froyo, and it can be upgraded to Android 2.3 Gingerbread, once it is made available by HTC. HTC put its own layer of the refined sense of UI, which improves the overall experience. The device is powered with Qualcomm SnapDragon SoC Processor, with 1GHz Scorpion CPU and Adreno 205 GPU, 768 MB of RAM and 1.1 GB of ROM. The device is with 4 inch 480800 super LCD display and an 8MP camera with the auto-focus, dual LED flash and 720p video recording. The device supports playback of Divx/Xvid formats. It contains GPS support, connectivity through HSPDA (3G), DNLA, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth.
Chinon USA has released its docking station with 7-inch LCD screen and it has merged the fashion, entertainment and its latest Audio-Video technology in its new AVI Stylix docking station for Apples iPod and iPhone. It is available in multi-colours to match your unique sense of style, seems to be ultimate accessory of Apple. It delivers high resolution playback of videos stored in iPhone or iPod connected by Wi-Fi and streams video from internet such as Youtube or Netflix.
For: Backlit Keyboard, bundled 3d Vision kit, excellent sound qualityAgainst: Expensive for its configurationToshiba has announced some new laptops for the Indian market in various price changes. And one such laptop happenned to be a 3d capable entertainment laptop, Satellite A660-X5310. This latest 3d laptop and is powered by Intel Core i5 560M processor. It sports a dark chocolate brown shell and has glossy finish with textured surface on lid.
Jump lists of all browsers show frequently and recently accessed pages. They also allow you to pin specific sites there for quick access.
The system tray of Windows 7 keeps users up-to-date with messages. However, you may want to determine which icons and notifications appear there.
For: Very good cooling, Silent, DisplayPortAgainst: Bulky design, No HDMIAsus is know to launch some good custom cooled graphics card and Asus Direct CU graphics card is the latest offspring of Asus Radeon lineup. This GPU is based on the Radeon HD 6950 with a mammoth custom heat sink.
As per F-Secure, a new Android Trojan named ADRD has been found in the wild. This Trojan has been concealed inside repackaged wallpaper-related applications hosted by a Chinese provider.
It seems like Google Chrome OS is not going down after all. Sony Insider has reported that Sony has preparing two major VAIO models, a Hybrid PC and another with Chrome OS.
LG has its own variant of fast selling LG Optimus One smart phone, and you can now even count Cricket Wireless among the group. It released the LG Optimus C, which offers yet another slightly different design along with all the same specifications we have seen before, a capacitive 3.2 inch HVGA display, 3.2 MP camera, a 600 MHz processor and Android 2.2 with some LG customizations. We had found other versions of phone to be surprisingly snappy and solid for a smart phone. The budget pricing of course continues on Cricket, which offering the phone for just $130, after a $20 web discount and $50 mail-in rebated and it is with out a long term contract, although you have to sign up for crickets $55 a month unlimited Android plan to start with.
Andrew House, the man in charge of Sony Computer Entertainment Europe, has delivered a latest titbit in an interview with MCV; he states that every game on the PlayStation will be available to buy as a download. He also expresses Sonys desire to have simultaneous distribution in both digital and physical channels, but that sounds a lot less concrete than his promise that every game will be downloadable. Digital-only games also figure prominently in Andrews vision of NGPs future, as he expects them to diversify choice for consumers along with the big time titles like Uncharted.