Posts tagged ‘iPhone 5’

September 26, 2011

Amazon and Apple Media Events coming up


AllThings D reports that the Apple media event hosted by the new CEO Tim Cook scheduled on October 4 is to be held at Apple’s headquarters at Cupertino, California. There are several theories flying around why the event is not being held at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco. However, the excitement around the media event is the expected release of iPhone 5. What will be interesting to see is if Jobs himself is in attendance at the event.

Amazon too has a media event scheduled but on September 28, when it is expected to launch its Android based Tablet. The tablet is expected to be deeply integrated into Amazon’s services and products – Kindle, Cloud Player, Video Player and App Store. The entry-level price point is expected to be $250. I am curious to see what kind of competition Amazon is going to bring to the table.


It’ll be interesting for sure to see how Tim Cook fairs in his first Apple event as the new CEO. He’s got some pretty big shoes to fill, although if it is the iPhone 5 launch everyone will be ogling at the phone instead of him 🙂

As you should have guessed by now, I am more excited about the Amazon event as compared to the Apple event. Although the Amazon tablet will probably look nothing like a typical Android device since it’s going to be running a heavily skinned UI and you definitely can’t compare it to a Samsung Tabs for sure. However, for the 200 price range it should would make a good gift for family members 🙂


July 30, 2011

iPhone 5 coming in September vs Nexus Prime in November?


There have been rumors about an iPhone 5 coming soon and Apple itself has hinted that a new product might be out soon.
During Apple’s Q3 earnings call, Peter Oppenheimer, Apple’s CFO, in response to why he was suggesting a 12 percent drop in revenue, said that there’s a lot going on this Fall with iOS5 and iCloud and also referred to a future product transition.
  1. Purported iPhone 5 cases from Chinese manufacturers have been popping up and they all seem to indicate a bigger size 5″ height 2.8″ width vs the current 4.5″ height 2.31″ width. They also suggest a thinner design. 
  2. The shape of the phone is also expected to move away from the industrial block shape to a slight tear dropped shape.
  3. The other rumors include the home button area expected to act as a gesture area. 
  4. The one thing everyone seems to be agreeing with is that the phone will have a faster processor.
  5. There have been rumors of LTE and NFC support, but I doubt these will be seen on the new phone.
As we move closer to the launch dates we will have more rumors and news which will be closer to the real features on iPhone5. So hang in there and we will update you with them! 🙂

If the rumors are true then that’s one slick device! It looks pretty thin, I just hope Google tops that with the new flagship device that they’re working on. It’s rumored that the device will be called Nexus Prime.

BGR confirmed awhile back that the new device won’t have any physical buttons. This makes sense since the new Nexus device is going to run Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0) which is Google’s new OS that merges Honeycomb and Gingerbread. Currently, Honeycomb runs without any physical buttons. Wow does it sound like Apple is following someone’s footsteps, by replacing the physical button with a gesture pad? 😉

Applegirl, I really hope the iPhone 5 does have LTE and NFC as I’m sure the Nexus Prime will have it 🙂 Not to mention the Nexus will be sporting a super AMOLED HD screen! Can you see me drooling yet? The new Nexus phone is rumored to launch in Nov so it sure sounds like the iPhone 5 will have some competition 🙂


May 29, 2011

Google Wallet


Google Wallet is the next hottest thing hitting the Market. Google Wallet utilizes NFC technology to allow for you to checkout using credit card info stored on your phone.I know what AppleGirl is going to say, this isn’t something new. People in Japan have been using this for years 🙂 While that is true, at least Google beat Apple to it! ;)For now, you can pay either using your Citi Mastercard or a pre-paid Google card. You can use this anywhere Paypass is accepted and at major retailers such as Macy’s, Walgreens, America Eagle Outfitters, Subway and The Container Store who all partnered with Google on this.As for supported phones, Nexus S is the only supported phone right now but soon other NFC devices will follow.


Apple has a history of jumping in when the time is ripe (iPhone 3G was released much after 3G was available on other phones). Let all the retailers setup their NFC systems (thank you Google), and Apple will sail in with millions of users 🙂 (NFC rumored to be available with iPhone 5 release this summer)

As GoogleChic mentioned, Nexus S is the only supported phone currently. That makes me count the number of people who will actually use  G Wallet right now. Anyway given the rate at which Android phones are released these days, we should see more Android phones supporting NFC in the future. For those of you who need that push to use new technology, Google is offering up $10 free to use and test out G Wallet. 

Any tech news these days is not complete without sueing involved. PayPal just sued Google for swiping trade secrets and poaching employees for developing and launching Google mobile payment system (aka Google Wallet). 


January 8, 2011

LG Optimus 2X duels iPhone 4


iPhone 4 didn’t even stand a chance against the dual core LG Optimus 2X. In a recent browser speed test over WiFi the Optimus 2X slaughtered the iPhone 4. LG Opitmus 2X is the first dual core (Tegra 2) Android phone. It sports a 4 inch display, a 1.3 megapixel front facing camera along with a 8 megapixel camera. It also supports DLNA :), an HDMI output and has the ability to capture 1080p videos.

Not bad right? Check out the video below, it sure makes the iPhone look archaic!

P.S It’s rumored that the Optimus 2X is coming to T-mobile sometime in March (right now it’s only released in Korea). I’m crossing my fingers  on this one!

source: androidcentral, engadget


GoogleChic, the best part of the LG Optimus 2X is the dual core processor. In spite of being a wee bit larger than the iPhone, the LG Optimus 2X screen display cannot beat the iPhone 4’s Retina display.

For me the iPhone clearly wins in the OS and form factor aspect if not in the processor part of it. Apple is rumored to release iPhone 5 with a dual core processor in the summer of this year.

According to an analyst at Rodman and Renshaw, “Apple is on track to refresh the iPad by March and iPhone by late summer. A key component upgrade across these platforms will be a dual-core processor featuring a pair of 1GHz ARM Cortex A9 cores”.  So if you are in the market for a dual core processor, don’t jump the gun just yet!

GoogleChic, you should cross your fingers hoping that Optimus 2X will support HSPA+ (TMobile’s self proclaimed 4G network :))

LG Optimus 2X Commercial

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