Verizon has announced the availability of the white Droid Razr version, that will go on sales tomorrow, just in time for Christmas. The smartphone’s availability for December 15th was announced via press release, along with the price.
So, if you’ve waited for the white version of Droid Razr, the wait is over because tomorrow you can go and buy it for $299 on-contract price, the same price as the black version. Also, there’s a deal for a select group of customers who may want both the Verizon 4G LTE smartphone and tablet, so if you want the new DROID RAZR you’ll get a great offer and win a few hundred dollars for the DROID XYBOARD tablet, but only if you want two multi-year contracts. So, for a limited time only, the customers that will buy the Droid Razr from Verizon can get a Droid Xyboard for $100. One of the cheapest DROID XYBOARD tablets starts from $429.99, and has 8.2-inch display.
While Verzion is offering the white Droid Razr for $299.99, Amazon is offering the smartphone for only $169.99. Now, i’m curious how many of you will get the new white Razr and how many will wait for the upcoming launch of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus!
Vodafone carrier Australia has just started to deliver the new 2.3.5 software update for one of the most desired smartphones of this year, the Samsung Galaxy S2.
This new firmware update version 2.3.5 for Samsung Galaxy S2 also known as (I9100TDUKJ1) is meant to bring some new features and improvements, and can be received via Samsung KIES or also through your phone using OTA. Vodafone wireless carrier has also unveiled some of the details regarding the features that the new Android Gingerbread 2.3.5 update brings:
– Vodafone Updates application
– Good Food Guide 2012
– Samsung Music Hub”
If you choose to download the new 2.3.5 Galaxy S2 update via OTA, first of all you’ll need an Internet connection and around 96 MB, and if you go for the download via Samsung’s KIES application, it will cost you 1,003 MB. After you finish the download and install the new version, don’t forget to check for the I9100TDUKJ1 Baseband version going to Menu > Settings > About Phone > Software Version. The build number will be GINGERBREAD.DUKJ1, while the Kernel version is 188.8.131.52-I9100TDUKJ1-CL687461 root@DELL136 #2.
Note: Don’t forget to perform a backup of all of your smartphone’s data before to begin the installation process, to make sure that no important files are lost in the process.
A few time ago when Apple officially announced the brand new iPhone 4S, has also revealed the new AppleCare+ program for iOS devices available for only $99.
The AppleCare+ program was made to extend the repair coverage and technical support to two years, allowing the customer two instances of repair work on a handset damaged due to handling at a rate of $49 each. The terms and condition for obtaining this type of service was that it could only be bought at the time of the phone purchase, which meant allowing to purchase AppleCare+ through November 14th but it appears that those who pre-order the device now it will have enough time until December 15th to sign up for AppleCare+ protection.
Apple’s site offers AppleCare+ within 30 days of the iPhone purchase, but if you’re planning on going away you’ll need to either call up Apple directly or make an appointment at your local Apple Genius Bar if you need to have the phone inspected. So, how many of you would like to get the AppleCare+ service on your new iPhone?
We’ve found some interesting news related to the unlock of the so popular and debated iPhone 4S. Seems that the new iOS 5 allows some cool tricks so that the iPhone 4S, iPhone 4 and 3GS devices can be unlocked quite easily without the need of using the jailbreak.
But you may wonder how can this be possible? Well, seems that the new iOS 5 features a cute little bug that allows a way to carrier unlock the AT&T version of the iPhone 4S, iPhone 4 and iPhone 3GS without the need to jailbreak or damage any hardware pieces. This trick will allow you to use your iOS device on the T-Mobile network with Edge speeds, event though in the US this is still a popular avenue for a lot of the iPhone users.
So, if you want to try to unlock your iPhone 4S or 3GS you would need a T-Mobile MicroSIM card, but if you don’t you can cut one down to the same size as a MicroSIM and follow the next steps:
– Insert original carrier AT&T SIM cardDial 611 for AT&T customer service hotline and drop the call
– Turn on Airplane Mode
– Take out AT&T SIM card
– Insert T-Mobile SIM card
– Make sure WiFi is off ( also tap on ‘Forget this Network” to make sure it doesn’t connect automatically later)
– Switch off Airplane Mode and iPhone will search for network. This is followed by the Apple splash screen appearing.
– Activation Required will be displayed on the screen
– EDGE network will activate automatically – notice the ‘E’ on the top left corner of the screen
– Wait for about 20-30 seconds and turn off the phone
– Turn on iPhone and the same Activation Required screen will be displayed
– When you see one signal bar, tap on Use Cellular Connection
– Eject SIM card
– Activation Required screen will be displayed the second time
– Insert SIM card
So, if you’re convinced and want to give it a try, you should know that is a great working unlock solution, but it won’t survive a reboot of your iPhone. So, let us know how it works!
I’m sure that all of you heard about the battery issues of the new iPhone 4S, and the thing is that Apple is hardly trying to fix them as soon as possible but they seem to experience a few problems since the last iOS 5.0.1 didn’t managed to deal with them.
Now, because time means money and Apple don’t want to get the customers angry, they have already announced that it will soon release the iOS 5.0.2 software version that it will solve 4S battery issues. There were more than many customers that once the iOS 5.0.1 was released they reported that the battery issues didn’t disappeared. We hope that with this new iOS 5.0.2 update that is ready to arrive to all iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S customers will come with fixes related to battery issues that so many customers are experiencing.
Beside this update that claims to fix the battery issues, the first major platform is also in the work update to iOS 5 as Macerkopf’s source claimed, and promise that it will bring some great enhancements to Siri, such as the ability to capture photographs and video, as well as some cool features to enable and disable Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. The iOS 5.0.2 is expected to arrive in the early Q1 2012, but we will keep posting as soon a we find more information.
We all were excited about the release of the iOS 5 a few weeks ago, but soon after the release, a lot of iPhone users have started to experience lower battery performance after upgrading to iOS 5.
Apple has already confirmed the problem, and said that there are several bugs which caused this problems and they’re trying to fix this problem as soon as possible, in a single patch. The big update that will fix the bad bug it will arrive in a few weeks.
“A small number of customers have reported lower than expected battery life on iOS 5 devices. We have found a few bugs that are affecting battery life and we will release a software update to address those in a few weeks.” – Apple Representative
Now, regarding the new iOS 5.0.1 beta for developers, it actually comes with a bug fix for the battery life issue in iOS 5, along with some other features such as addition of multitasking gestures in the first generation iPad, resolved bugs with documents in the Cloud, improved voice recognition for Australian users using dictation and few improvements regarding the security. In addition to these improvements, Apple announced that “iOS 5.0.1 beta introduces a new way for developers to specify files that should remain on device, even in low storage situations.”
If you are a developer you can grab the update from Apple’s developer site, and if not, you just have to wait like the rest of us until the update will be finally released.
Google has finally released the so long waited Gmail App for iOS devices, and brings quite some nice features from which we can mention the push notifications and the ability to search your inbox.
The new app will combine three of the most wanted and needed features, regarding speed, efficiency and touch, that will help you get more productive on the go. The iOS Gmail App that will work with the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch will take full advantage of the touchscreen and notification capabilities of your device.
Unfortunately the app had to deal with some bugs, which broke the notification system and created some error messages when the app was open. Google has already retrieved the app and tries to correct the problem as soon as possible. So, it’s good to know that Google isn’t thinking just about its Android OS and wants to share some of its very useful apps to iOS users, but this time it was kind of mess. They were several users that reported multiple errors, and thought the app was just a wrapper around Google’s Gmail web UI for iOS devices.
What was the problem? It was rushed! That’s all. It’s obvious that they didn’t give to much attention or ensured that the app works well. Hope the final release of Gmail App for iOS wood be a success.
Want some more Angry Birds levels, well, i’m sure you do and that’s why the guys from Rovio has prepared a new season preparing for the Halloween. This new season is called the Ham’O’Ween, and comes with 30 brand new levels.
This new Ham’O’Ween update features various levels set in pumpkin patches, haunted houses, and some other themed creepy places and the star feature is of course a new birdie. This new bird that will join the crew has a special ability, because you shoot it from the sling as usual, but when approach the target if you tap it it transforms into a giant bird and destroys every pig around. And to match the theme, the colors of this new bird is a combination of pumpkin orange and black. You’ll see exploding pumpkins and jackolanterns, pigs falling and exploding, and a new Halloween environment.
This Ham’O’Ween version marks a year since the Angry Birds Seasons started, and can be downloaded for free from the Android Market, and once you start the game you might spend more than a few hours just trying to hit more and more green pigs, and steel their treats. Check out the video below and see the new story of Angry Birds Halloween 2011.
Google and Samsung have joined forces for some time and just a few days ago revealed the first Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich smartphone.
Of course, because is the first smart handset that enjoys the Ice Cream flavour everyone want to find more about it.
The fabulous Galaxy Nexus features a 4.65 inch 720p HD Super AMOLED display with a 5 megapixel autofocus camera with LED flash, autofocus, no shutter lag and fast shot2shot, 1080p HD playback and recording at 30 FPS and packs a powerful 1.2 GHz dual-core processor. It also comes with HSPA+ or 4G LTE, of course depending on your region/city, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0 and runs the ultimate and most expected OS, the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. If you want to see the entire list of specification for this smartphone you can visit Samsung Galaxy Nexus page.
Samsung Galaxy Nexus is expected to arrive at about seven carriers from US, but it will first be exclusive to Verizon Wireless for an initial exclusivity period. The list with these seven US carriers is available on the official sign up page that Samsung has started for the Galaxy Nexus, and include AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, Verizon, MetroPCS, US Cellular and Cellular South. On that page you can find some other information about this new smartphone.
Motorola has launched the ultimate smartphone, the DROID RAZR which is officially the thinnest smartphone in the world and quite a beauty. Even though has the same name as the famous Motorola RAZR, there are not to many similarities.
DROID RAZR is the slimmest smartphone in the world (only 7.1 mm) produced yet and the lucky carrier that will first have the RAZR on their shelves will be Rogers Communications. Now, let’s see what this little start features. Speaking about its design, what pops is its thinnest aspect and lightweight. Its body it’s made from a revolutionary material, the well known Kevlar, in which the hardware parts are wrapped in and it’s water resistant, so you won’t have to worry if it falls in water. Cool, huh?
Speaking about its features, it packs a 4.3 inch Super AMOLED Advanced display, covered in a Gorilla Glass screen with splash-guard coating, and is powered by a OMAP 4430 chipset with a 1.2 GHz dual-core Cortex-A9 processor. Its 8 megapixel front facing camera can record cinematic-quality 720p videos with 1080p HD, so you can create your own movies if you wish. It comes with 1GB of RAM and runs the Android 2.3.5 OS.
This RAZR sensation will start selling in the entire world in November, will arrive at Rogers Communications before the holidays and Verizon has already announced that it will accept pre-orders for DROID RAZR on October 27.