February 28, 2011

Will the iPad 2's behind look like this?

iPad 2's behind

Boy Genius Report got hold of a photo that shows off the iPad 2's behind. Since it's only a photo of the behind, we really should not expect any other details aside from the observation we can get from that photo. Clearly, the iPad 2 will be featuring a new ass. Flat, a redesigned speaker, and tapered edges are some of the few things we can get from this image. Of course, let's not forget the rear facing camera that Apple totally forgot to put into the original iPad. BGR noted that the photo is likely to be made by an Apple fan and not an official render from the guys from Cupertino. Anyway, March 2 is just a round the corner. Who's ready for the iPad 2?

Asus EeePad Memo detailed with a price tag

Unveiled back in January at the Consumer Electronics Show 2011, the Asus EeePad Memo is the tablet that has no other things stuck on it. Today we got some cool details regarding the tablet challenger from Asus. You know stuff like specs and price.

HTC Thunderbolt literally coming to Verizon stores

Oh please let this be it. How many unconfirmed reports do we have for this device already? Will this ever stop? Anyway, the HTC Thunderbolt is said to be "in transit" to Verizon store shelves, as you are reading this. That's according to an unconfirmed report by an "anonymous tipster", can't get any worse than that.

HTC's official store prices the Thunderbolt for $699.99

February 24th came and then nothing happened. It was suppose to be launched at that date but it did not happen. Now I am wondering if this smartphone will ever see the light of day. HTC's official online store lists the HTC Thunderbolt 4G for $699.99 without contract. Why is it so expensive? I dont know, ask HTC or Verizon why.

Nokia's world records "will blow your mind!"

Since I do not have anything to blog about so far, I decided to post bout Nokia's world records that is said to "blow your mind!" It's been sitting in my bookmarks for weeks now and finally it got out of there and gets into my blog. Nokia, the struggling Finnish mobile phone manufacturer, have world records, of course and we'll be talking about them after the break.

Apple's Mac OS X Lion 10.7 new features

Unveiled by Steve Jobs himself last October of 2010, the next major version of Mac OS X, Lion 10.7 is not yet officially available but the OS was already released to developers to test the platform and of course to fill the Mac App Store up. After it has been released new features were found, of course what would an update do without it?

[Updated] iPhone 5 front parts leaked

We love rumors don't we specially when it's about an iPhone. We know already that it is imminent that the next iteration of the iPhone 4 is coming but we don't really know how the phone will look like up front. Thanks to 9to5Mac we have alleged photos of the iPhone 5, well it's front part and a mock up after the break.

February 27, 2011

HTC Desire HD, Desire Z, Incredible S, and the HTC Desire will all be updated to Gingerbread

HTC have promised that their recently announced HTC Incredible S will be getting some Gingerbread treat soon. Today, we have a definite time when that will actually happen. HTC have said that the Incredible S will be getting the update by the end of Q2 (2011). That would give the Incredible S owners 4 months of waiting. Regardless of the update coming not so quick as what HTC would like to call it, for as long as its an update, I know that everyone would love to get it.

O2 UK expands Android portfolio with the Samsung Galaxy Ace and Mini

O2 UK by next month will be adding two new Android smartphones into their current Android portfolio. The two smartphones will be the Samsung Galaxy Ace and the Samsung Galaxy Mini. These two are targeted for those who are conscious with their budgets, so if you want to enjoy the features of Android then you might want to consider buying these handsets from O2.

Missing TechPump's updates on Facebook?

A lot have changed with Facebook like Places, the new Messages, new Facebook profile layout, new Facebook Pages layout, and the new Photo Viewer. If you have liked TechPump's official Facebook Page to be updated with the latest in the world of gadgets and technology then I would like to say Thank You! I just want to inform everyone that along with the new things Facebook have changed, the news feed (or timeline if you will) also changed.

HTC Aria Android 2.2 Froyo update now available

AT&T announced about this and the day after, it came just like that. Finally, the HTC Aria, which I never blogged about much, is now getting the Android 2.2 Froyo update it deserves. What you need to do to get the update is to go to HTC's support site and download a file that weighs 165MB. Make sure to back up your important date so everything will be fine.

Source: Unwired View


February 26, 2011

Mozilla releases Firefox 4 Beta 12

Mozilla have released the 12th beta of Firefox 4. Before, I kept on saying that "this update" will be the last before they release the final version of the browser, unfortunately they keep on releasing updated beta versions. Oh well, it's best they fix and polish things up rather than giving a "final version" of a product that will eventually just disappoint it's users.

HTC 7 Trophy coming to Verizon in March?

Sprint already announced their Windows Phone 7 offering to be coming in March 20th, Verizon is also doing the same, but probably not on the same date. The HTC 7 Trophy is already announced by Verizon to be coming in "early 2011". But to narrow things down  WinRumors have reported that the handset will be launched by the Big Red in February 28th. This is still unconfirmed so when Verizon finally announces the handset I will be posting about it.

Source: Endgadget


Angry Birds to officially come to Windows Phone 7

Can't play Angry Birds because you're phone runs on the Windows Phone 7 platform? Don't worry you are getting the popular game soon. Microsoft have officially announced the Angry Birds for WP7 is coming soon and will be available at the Marketplace. Rumors have it the the the game will be coming to the platform in 3D or was it HD they mean? Well, time will tell which is which. Microsoft suggests you check out the Must Have Games on XBox.com

Source: Windows Phone Blog


Samsung Galaxy SL (GT-i9003) now available in Germany

Remember the Samsung Galaxy SL which was announced by Samsung early last month? It is now available in Germany for  €424. The handset will replace (not succeed) the original Galaxy S (GT-i9000). There are some differences between the original Galaxy S and the SL version (click on "announced") and the SL version will be selling a bit cheaper than the original Galaxy S.

Amazon offers the Samsung Galaxy S 4G for $129.99

The second Samsung Galaxy S that packs 4G connectivity, the Samsung Galaxy S 4G from T-Mobile (4G version of Samsung Vibrant) is being offered by Amazon for just $129.99. T-Mobile is currently offering the handset for $199.99 with a 2-year contract. If you think this phone does not deserve that price then Amazon might still give you a reason to get the Galaxy S 4G.

HTC makes the HTC Merge official! Coming to "multiple carrier" this spring

Before this time, a lot of leaked stuff and rumors were talked about this handset to the point that it was almost forgotten. The formerly known as the Lexikon and then turned into the HTC Merge is now official! The handset which will be coming into the shores of the United States of America will be offered by "multiple carriers" this Spring. 

HTC Incredible S starts shipping in UK via Vodafone and O2

This is quick, the recently announced HTC Incredible S at the Mobile World Congress 2011 in Barcelona, Spain is now shipping in the UK! The phone was available for pre-orders via Mobiles.co.uk and is a very short pre-ordering period ever, I think.

Lenovo ThinkPad X120e now selling

This is the Lenovo ThinkPad X120e the netbook from the Chinese company that pack's AMD's latest chips. Well, it's currently now for sale for $399.99. The laptop features the AMD Zacate chipset, you know, APU (Accelerated Processing Unit). The base model which packs a 1.5GHz AMD Dual-Core E-240 processor is priced for $399 and a 3-cell battery. If you want more power get the 1.6GHz AMD Dual-Core E-350 processor, 4GB of RAM, and a 6 cell battery priced for $569. The ultraportable by the way features an 11.6" display. Head over to Lenovo's website to get your own ThinkPad X120e. 

Source: Lenovo
Via: Endgadget


February 25, 2011

Intel officially announces Thunderbolt

Formerly known as the "Light Peak", Intel have officially announced the Thunberbolt. You see this piece of technology incorporated into the new MacBook Pros. This technology will blow your mind away, it allows you to transfer data at a blazing speed. How fast? 10 Gbps.

FaceTime for Mac gets out of Beta now available for $0.99 in the Mac App Store

After four months of being in it's beta phase, FaceTime for Mac is now out and available from the Mac App Store for 99¢. Basically, FaceTime is Apple's version of Skype, where you will be able to do video calling from your Mac to iOS devices and to other Macs. The app is free to iOS devices but for Macs it comes with a price just 99¢ though and the app is free to use. When you buy the new MacBook Pros the app comes free and is already pre-installed. Download your FaceTime now.

Source: BGR


HTC Arrive (HTC 7 Pro) announced to be launched by Sprint in March 20th - pre-order now

This is Sprint's first ever Windows Phone 7 device, the HTC Arrive formerly the HTC 7 Pro, and it arrives on Sprint's website right now ready to take your pre-orders. The handset will cost $199.99 with a new 2-year contract or if you are eligible to do so just an upgrade.

Motorola Xoom now available "grab it and it grabs you"

The world's first Android 3.0 tablet to be launched, officially, the Motorola Xoom. As announced, the 10" Android 3.0 Honeycomb, dual-core, 4G tablet is now available over at Verizon for $599 with a 2-year contract or $799 without contract. Click on our trusty source link if you wanna get yourself a Motorola Xoom.

Source: Verizon Wireless
Via: BGR


Apple updates MacBook Pro line with 2nd Gen Intel Core processors

I know, there were tons of rumors that surrounded the MacBook Pros. I just decided not to post about them and just wait it out until they eventually become official. They have officially announced the updated MacBook Pros that now packs Intel's 2nd Generation processors (Sandy Bridge) and AMD Radeon HD graphics.

AT&T announces the HTC Aria's Android 2.2 Froyo update to come tomorrow Feb 25th

AT&T announced today that the HTC Aria will be getting Android 2.2 Froyo tomorrow (Feb 25) via a Tweet and through their Facebook Page. The details AT&T is talking about is not yet there though, it will be available tomorrow but the point is clear 2.2 Froyo goodness is coming to AT&T HTC Aria users.


HTC Flyer WiFi only version pops up in Germany for 499 Euros

Since the announcement and unveiling of HTC's first ever tablet device, the Flyer, during MWC 2011, it did not came with a price tag. But we already saw this device over at Amazon Germany up for pre-orders and is priced at 699 Euros. For tablet devices it seems that a WiFi only version is common or is a norm already. HTC is not excused for releasing a WiFi only version of the HTC Flyer.

Samsung 9 Series laptop gets priced and a date

Unveiled during the Consumer Electronics Show 2011, the Samsung 9 Series notebook is the direct challenger to the latest MacBook Air. What is the notebook actually challenging the MacBook Air? Everything, from the specs even to the thinness. The 9 Series is thinner though. Today, Samsung Hub got hold of the price and a date when the device will actually start selling.

Dell Streak 5 gets Android 2.2 Froyo update for AT&T and Rogers customers

The Dell Streak, the first tablet (more like a smartphone) that got out, now gets the Android 2.2 Froyo for AT&T and Rogers customers. The update have actually started rolling out and Dell said that when you reboot your device (they actually referred to it as "the phone") you might get that notification that you see in the photo.

T-Mobile launches the Samsung Galaxy S 4G for $199.99 on contract

T-Mobile launched the Samsung Galaxy S 4G! Now available on their stores and online. If you don't want to sign up for a 2-year contract with T-Mobile you can get the handset for $499.99 or if that seems a bit steep, then you might want to opt for a $199.99 offer from T-Mobile which, of course, ties you up with T-Mobile for 2-years.

February 24, 2011

[Update: Support Page] AT&T's Samsung Captivate Android 2.2 Froyo update to begin today

Are you a Samsung Captivate user and you are wondering why Sprint's Epic 4G got the update and the Captivate's not getting it yet? This is the day you've been waiting for! AT&T have announced yesterday that today, the Samsung Captivate's Android 2.2 Froyo update will start.

Twitter for BlackBerry version 1.1 Beta includes geotagging

The official Twitter app for BlackBerry gets an update. Twitter for BlackBerry v1.1 Beta is now available via the BlackBerry Beta Zone. More features are added into the app, most notably geotagging. Other features include "Push @ Mention", Chat Style Messages, & autocompletion of hashtags.

Google updates Chrome Beta to 10.0.648.114

Google's been updating their browser quite fast. It was just a week ago when they updated the beta version of their Chrome browser. Today though, Google Chrome 10.0.648.114 is now available for all platforms. The update comes with a few UI tweaks here and there and some stability enhancements. Download Google Chrome Beta from the Chrome Beta page or if you are already running on the Beta version click on the wrench button > About Google Chrome and from their install the update.

Source: Google


Apple sends out invites to a March 2 press event - iPad 2?

"Come see what 2011 will be the year of" thats what's in Apple's invitations are for their March 2 press event, probably announcing the iPad 2? Base on the photo, I believe it's the iPad 2. To find out, stay tuned as I will be bringing you the updates when March 2 comes. Excited? Same here.

Source: BGR


Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread will come to the Nexus S and the Nexus One

This is one of the advantages of owning either of the two "pure Google phone" it gets updates ahead of everyone else. Anyway, Google have announced via a tweet that Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread will be pushed to the Nexus S and the Nexus One. The tweet also noted that you should be patient since it make take them a few week for the Over-The-Air update to complete. Regardless of the waiting, you'd still be first. 

Source: BGR


February 23, 2011

Dell brings "New Levels of Performance" updates XPS 15 and 17 laptops

If you were at the Consumer Electronics Show 2011 in Las Vegas last month you might have seen these laptops being showcased by Dell, the Dell XPS 15 and 17. Dell have announced that the two models are now available packed with 2nd generations Intel Core chips. The laptops is currently available in the North American, Latin American and the European markets and other markets should expect it in the coming weeks.

Windows 7 Service Pack 1 hits Windows Update

Hours ago Microsoft have already released the download links for the Windows 7 Service Pack 1 update and it is now available via Windows Update. Anyway, you can now update your Windows 7 machines to the first service pack via Windows Update or you can download it manually from those download links. Hit after the break for the links.

2012 London Olympics the most expensive Olympic Game ever

I know this is very out of topic and is not about technology or gadgets but forgive me for posting this, I love the Olympics, specially when cities bid to host the games (Rio 2016!). Anyway, I think you would agree with me that the 2008 Beijing Olympics really set standards. They really blew everyone away during the event with a stadium that rocks (Bird's Nest) and an Aquatic Center that is eye popping. Well, the next city to host the Olympics is London this will be the city's 3rd time to host the modern Olympic Games. 

Confirmed, official, and announced! Motorola Xoom to launch in Feb 24th

Verizon Wireless finally announced when this tablet will be launched. The rumors, leaks, and whatnots are true! February 24th is the date that all of you interested on this tablet is waiting for. Aside from the date, the network carrier confirms the price to be at $599.99 with a 2-year contract or for $799.99 without contracts. As for the 3G data service it starts at $20 per month with 1GB of data. Verizon also said that the tablet will be upgradeable to 4G LTE for free in the 2nd quarter of 2011 but no details on the 4G data pricing yet. Presser after the break.

Sony updates Vaio S Series with new design, Intel Core i5-2410M processor, and Radeon HD 6470M GPU

Sony have updated their Vaio S Series notebook with a new design and a rocking Intel Core i5-2410M processor plus a Radeon HD 6470M GPU. The notebook was showcased during CES 2011 but this is the time that they have made it official. Specs after the break.

February 22, 2011

Adobe Flash 10.2 will come to the Motorola Xoom "within a few weeks"

Verizon announced that the Motorola Xoom will be launched without Flash 10.1 preinstalled into the device but Adobe did not let prospective Motorola Xoom buyers down. They have posted on their blog that instead of porting Flash 10.1 into the Xoom they will be making the 10.2 version of the software available for the tablet.

Motorola Atrix 4G now available

Another device launching that is right on time! The Motorola Atrix 4G is now available over at AT&T, Amazon, and RadioShack. AT&T is offering the handset for $199.99 with a 2-year contract "in the range of $39.99 per month for the Nation 450 on up to $69.99 for the Nation Unlimited with another $15 per month for a 200MB DataPlus plan or $45 per month for a Data Pro 4GB + tethering plan" (Endgadget). If you think the $199.99 AT&T offer is a bit steep then RadioShack and Amazon is offering the device for a lesser $149.99 price tag.


Samsung Galaxy Ace now available at Three UK

Three UK have announced this device back in January. Today, they have the devices already. The Galaxy Ace is a mid-range device but it is is meant to be just like a Samsung Galaxy S plus it will be shipped with Android 2.2.1 Froyo plus on board. 

Sprint have pulled the Android 2.2 Froyo update for the Epic 4G for reported issues resulting from the update

Right on time, finally. Sprint have announced that the Android 2.2 Froyo update of their Samsung Epic 4G is now available for download. It was first announced that the update will be rolled out via OTA but I think they've realized that the update was delayed for so long that waiting for the OTA to arrive would cause another pain, waiting. They have decided to make the update available via USB connection.

Microsoft releases first update for Windows Phone 7 - no copy/paste though

Monday, Microsoft announced the first update for their Windows Phone 7 platform. Before you get too excited when receiving the pop-out notification about the update, it does not yet contain the Copy-Past & multitasking feature WP7 users are wanting. This update though is in preparation for that, I believe.

Sprint to unveil the HTC 7 Pro on Thursday?

Remember the HTC 7 Pro? Its actually one of the 5 HTC WP7 devices announced together with the platform's unveiling. But the handset was only announed, it was never really seen in real life during that time. I do not know why HTC have waited so long for that device to be unveiled. Anyway, Sprint got us wondering and think though courtesy of two tweets.

Android 2.3 Gingerbread a Nexus S exclusive other handsets will be updated directly to 2.4

Rumors have it that the 2.3 version of Android, named Gingerbread, is a Nexus S exclusive and that other handsets that are waiting for the 2.3 Gingerbread blessing will never get it instead they will be directly updated to 2.4 Gingerbread.

Amazon Germany prices the HTC Flyer for €669 now for pre-orders

Announced without a price at the Mobile World Congress 2011 in Barcelona, Spain, the HTC Flyer is now listed on Amazon Germany's site for pre-orders for €669. TechRadar, being a UK based techblog have done some conversions with the price to UK pounds and the tablet will cost £563. Not at all bad, knowing that devices and gadgets are far more expensive in the UK.

HTC Thunderbolt 4G priced by Best Buy for $249.99 and $299.99

Two separate flyers by Best Buy have shown two different prices of the much talked about HTC Thunderbolt 4G. One flyers puts a price tag of $299.99 and the other prices it at $249.99. We know that the handset will be launched in Feb 24th and previously I have posted about the device's price pegged at $249.99. What could Best Buy mean with these two different prices of the Verizon Wireless bound handset? It may be just an error but neither Best Buy nor Verizon have announced an official price of the smartphone yet so we might see some changes until they announce it. Best Buy flyers after the break.

BlackBerry Bold Touch Montana 9930 in live photos

The BlackBerry Bold Dakota or Montana gets a photoshoot. So what's the difference between the Dakota and the Montana? Montana will be a CDMA handset and Dakota the GSM version both though will feature a touchscreen display.

BlackBerry Storm 3 (Monaco) stars in a video clip!

The next iteration of RIM's touch only smartphone stars in a video clip! It still has those wraps, covers, stickers, and whatnots but what make me excited with the BlackBerry Storm 3 is the fact that finally the device gets a capacitive touch screen display that it deserves even on previous versions of the handset.