Thursday, October 21, 2010

Verizon 4G Fact Sheet

Just a quick little tid bit compliments of Droid Life and a Verizon Wireless insider.  The fact sheets show the difference between 4G technologies LTE and WiMax.  They also included HSPA+ as an emerging 3G technology that AT&T and T-Mobile are going towards to bridge the gap between 3G and 4G.

Obviously these fact sheets will tell a different story then what Spring or Clearwire are claiming to there own employees.  I don't see Verizon sending out a fact sheet that doesn't shed good light on the advantages of LTE over all other technologies.

By Chase Thompson
Source Droid-Life

Verizon Wireless New 3G Data Pricing

Want more information as to what Verizon Wireless is up to with its 3G data pricing?  Look no further!  As you can see there is a lot of information but some pretty competitive pricing, with the option for tiered pricing as well as unlimited for you heavy users!

By Chase Thompson
Source Droid Life

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

New Macbook Air Models By Apple

No surprise but Apple today announced among other things the new Macbook Air.  With slacking sales it was obvious that Apple needed to make a change to its Mabook Air lineup, it also needed to drop prices to make it available to more people.  Apple successfully accomplished both objectives, check it out below with specs on both the 13.3 and 11.6 inch model.

MacBook Air 13.3-inch
  • 13.3-inch LED backlit display, 1440 x 900 pixels
  • 1.86GHz Core 2 Duo processor
  • NVidia GeForce 320M GPU
  • SD card reader, 2 USB ports, a Mini DisplayPort, a 3.5mm audio jack and a straight MagSafe port
  • Instant-on
  • Multitouch glass trackpad
  • Full aluminum unibody construction
  • 128GB or 256GB SSD
  • 802.11n Wi-Fi
  • FaceTime camera
  • 0.68-inches thin at its thickest point, 0.11-inches at its thinnest
  • 2.9 lbs
  • Battery life: 7 hours usage, 30 days standby
 MacBook Air 11.6-inch
  • 11.6-inch LED backlit display, 1366 x 768 pixels
  • 1.4GHz Core 2 Duo processor
  • NVidia GeForce 320M GPU
  • 2 USB ports, a Mini DisplayPort and a straight MagSafe port
  • Instant-on
  • Multitouch glass trackpad
  • Full aluminum unibody construction
  • 64GB or 128GB SSD
  • 802.11n Wi-Fi
  • FaceTime camera
  • 0.68-inches thin at its thickest point, 0.11-inches at its thinnest
  • 2.3 lbs
  • Battery life: 5 hours usage, 30 days standby

By Chase Thompson
Source Engadget

Samsung Galaxy Tab for Verizon Wireless

Today, Verizon Wireless announcned that the Samsung Galaxy Tab will go on sale on November 11th for $600.  The $600 price is its full retail price and wont be sold at a discount with a data plan.  The data plans will reflect the same data plans that are offered for the iPad + Mi-Fi package.
  • 1GB - $20 a month
  • 3GB - $35 a month
  • 5GB - $50 a month
Also, the data plans will be month to month and thus not requiring a contract.

By Chase Thompson
Source Verizon

Mac Event Happening Now

Hey Guys!

If your interested the guys over at Engadget are currently at the Mac even today and are doing a live blog with updates and pictures.

Live at The Mac Event

I recommend heading over there now and taking a look at all the new things Mac us doing.

By Chase Thompson

Monday, October 18, 2010

The Rumored CDMA iPhone Hits "AP" Testing

Boy Genius Report today is reporting that the much anticipated and rumored CDMA iPhone is in its final stages of testing.  This stage of testing, referred to as the "AP" stage, is the stage after the stage that the Gizmodo iPhone 4 was at, when found.  Essentially, the next stage is it being released to the public. 

The one hiccup is the fact that the iPhone being tested was found to have a SIM card slot.  Which could mean that it will have CDMA + GSM/HSPA for global use and will support almost all carriers in the world.  The other option would be that this is just a refresh of the iPhone 4 without the antenna problems and would be referred to as a mid-year refresh.

Here's to hoping that the first assumption is correct and the iPhone will finally be available to everyone and not just the people willing to switch networks.

By Chase Thompson
Source BGR

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Verizon and AT&T To Sell iPad's in Stores

Today, Verizon and AT&T announced its intentions to sell the iPad in their respective retail stores starting October 28th.  Verizon will be selling the iPad with its Mi-Fi broadband in a bundle.  Prices will start at $630 for the 16GB, $730 for the 32GB and $830 for the 64GB.  Verizon Wireless will only be selling the Wi-Fi model.

"We're thrilled to be working with Verizon Wireless to get iPad into the hands of even more customers this holiday season," said Tim Cook, Apple's COO. "iPad allows users to connect with their apps and content in a more intimate, intuitive and fun way than ever before, and together with Verizon Wireless we're offering an easy way to stay connected wherever you go."

AT&T on the other hand will be selling the iPad 3G model for the same price point but obviously wont require an additional piece of hardware, such as the Mi-Fi.

“We look forward to expanding the reach of iPad, allowing even more customers to experience the magic of iPad for themselves,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s COO. “As we approach the holiday season, we are very happy that customers will now be able to buy iPad Wi-Fi + 3G at AT&T Stores.”

In its press release Verizon said only one plan will be available; a 1GB plan for $20 but my sources inside Verizon are telling me that 3 plans will be available.  There will also be a $35 3GB plan as well as a $50 5GB plan and it was confirmed that the plans will be without a contract.

By Chase Thompson