Consumer Intelligence Research Partners released a report on Monday revealing new details about iPhone users. Among those surveyed as part of the firm’s study, 21% of iPhone 4S buyers bought the 64GB model and 36% of new iPhone buyers came from another platform such as Android, BlackBerry or Windows Phone. The research firm previously found that 18% of buyers who bought the iPhone 4S at launch came from another platform. Online purchases of the device represented 43% of Apple’s total handset sales during the iPhone 4S launch, dropping to 33% by the of 2011. The survey also found that AT&T, Verizon and Sprint have all maintained steady market shares regarding iPhone ownership, however, and the device has apparently helped each carrier take customers from other carriers that do not carry the iPhone, such as T-Mobile. CIRP surveyed over 6,000 customers who bought an iPhone between October and December last year. More →
According to a purported roadmap image obtained by PreCentral, HP will introduce a new 64GB version of its TouchPad this August alongside a 4G model on AT&T. The 64GB model will apparently offer a “glossy white” finish and could come equipped with a dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor that’s clocked at 1.5GHz. AT&T’s 4G TouchPad is expected to come in a black finish and will offer support for the carrier’s HSPA+ network, but will maintain the 32GB capacity of the Wi-Fi model that launched last week. While early reports suggested that HP’s new 7-inch TouchPad, codenamed “Opal,” would launch in August, PreCentral says the tablet is expected to launch in the fall instead. More →
Rumor has it Dell has a new 10-inch Android Honeycomb tablet up its sleeves, and a few details about it have been leaked. The Dell Streak Pro could offer a 1GHz dual-core NVIDIA Tegra 2 chip — standard fare for Honeycomb tablets these days, it seems — 1GB of RAM, dual-microphones, a 5-megapixel camera, and 2-megapixel camera for video chat. There may be three different models, too, including a 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB version. The hardware sounds nearly identical to what’s available in Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet, but the Streak Pro is rumored to measure 12.9mm thick — a good deal beefier than the 8.6mm thin Galaxy Tab. The difference, however, is that the Streak Pro could ship with support for AT&T’s 4G LTE network. Rumor has it the Dell Streak Pro could land next month, although that seems like a stretch since AT&T has yet to deploy its 4G LTE network.
RIM’s BlackBerry PlayBook will make its U.K debut on June 16th. The 7-inch QNX-powered tablet will be available from a number of retailers, including Phones 4u and The Carphone Warehouse, and the 16GB model will start at £399.95 ($648). iPhone 4u will also sell a 64GB version online for £559.95 ($907), while The Carphone Warehouse will also carry a third 32GB model for £479 ($777). U.K. customers can pre-order the PlayBook from either retailer beginning today. More →
It looks like PC manufacturer Lenovo is planning to throw its hat into the tablet ring, and a detailed report filed by This is my next explains what the Chinese OEM may have up its sleeve. According to the blog, Lenovo is working on a 10.1-inch, NVIDIA Tegra 2 powered slate that packs quite a punch. The device, which will run Google’s Honeycomb operating system, will come in one of three now-standard tablet storage configurations: 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB and has a target release date of July. The aforementioned 10.1-inch IPS window will boast as 1280 x 800 pixel resolution which will facilitate control of the tablet’s hardware features: 3G and 4G cellular connectivity, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, full-sized SD card slot, HDMI-out, and a laptop-like docking station. The tablet, like much of Lenovo’s hardware, seems to be geared towards the corporate buyer — there are slides dedicated to Cisco, McAfee and Symantec integration and security. But if we know our readers (and we think we do), there will be a few of you adding this tablet to your technology war chest upon its release. More →
Research In Motion’s first QNX-powered device — the BlackBerry PlayBook — will be hitting a plethora of retailers beginning next month, and Office Depot has officially thrown its proverbial hat into the ring. Via a press release, the retailer has announced that beginning April 19th customers can purchase the 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB PlayBooks for $499, $599, and $699 respectively. “Office Depot provides customers with the most innovative lineup of products that will help them take care of business, and the BlackBerry PlayBook is certainly one of those game-changing products,” said Randy Wick, the company’s Vice President of Merchandising. “There has been a lot of buzz and excitement for the BlackBerry PlayBook to hit the market, and we are thrilled to be one of the first retailers to offer this professional-grade tablet.” RIM’s first tablet venture will be available at Office Depot’s retail stores and online at officedepot.com. The full press release is after the break. More →
AT&T on Friday dropped the price of Apple’s original iPad Wi-Fi + 3G models to all-time lows. While supplies last, AT&T is offering the 64GB iPad Wi-Fi + 3G model for just $529 — $300 below the tablet’s initial launch price. AT&T lists the steep discount as an online-only price. The 16GB iPad Wi-Fi + 3G model is now just $429 online while supplies last, and the 32GB model is sold out, which may explain why its logical price point is now occupied by the 64GB iPad. Remaining inventory of the original iPad models is thought to be extremely low at this point, so it is unclear how long these deals will last. More →
We’ve just heard that AT&T retail stores won’t be selling the beefiest iPad 2 model today. Apparently, AT&T stores have received 16GB and 32GB iPad 2 models in black and white, but the highest capacity version is noticeably absent. Perhaps this is due to a supply issue or just the fact that Apple and AT&T have forecast that the majority of consumers will purchase 16GB and 32GB iPads, but it’s a tad bit interesting. We have reached out to AT&T for comment and will update this post accordingly. As for Verizon Wireless stores, we recommend customers call ahead of time to check if their local store will be carrying the iPad 2 at all today. We’ve been told not all Verizon locations will have them in stock but they can all place orders on site. The Verizon Wireless locations that will carry the iPad 2 today should be receiving the 64GB model, we’ve been told.
UPDATE: We have confirmed AT&T stores do not have 64GB models for sale later today, and we have confirmed that Verizon stores that are selling the iPad 2 do have 64GB models. Additionally, our local Apple store does not have Verizon iPad 2 units for sale. Very interesting…
Blog M.I.C. Gadget has acquired an interesting treasure from China, a 64GB iteration of Apple’s iPhone. Rumors of the existence of a high-capacity iPhone have been circulating the web for the last few days, but this is the first time we’ve been treated to crystal clear images and video of the handset. The device, for the most part, looks identical to the current iPhone 4, but bears its closest resemblance to the lost iPhone purchased by Gizmodo last year. The 64GB iPhone, which is being described as an “engineering prototype,” lacks the plus and minus engravings on the volume keys and the silver ring which the surrounds the camera lens is also absent — both omissions on Gizmodo’s model as well. The device has a model number 995-6049LL, is running iOS 4.1, and is not SIM-locked. The faux model number and FCC ID engraved on the back of M.I.C.’s device also match those found on the Giz model. The device certainly does seem to be authentic, and if so, our only question is whether this is what we should expect to see announced this spring, or if this is a pre-iPhone 4 release prototype. We’re hoping for the latter. Hit the jump to check out the video and a few extra images. More →
Lexar announced earlier today that the company will be bringing a whopping 128GB capacity SD card to market. This doubles the largest SDXC card that’s currently available. Fitting 128GB in the teeny teensy size of an SD card isn’t easy, and it won’t come cheap either — we’re talking about a $700 price point for the card. If you’re not in desperate need of 128GB of storage for your digital SLR, however, and can do with 64GB, you’ll be pleased as punch to know that the price is much more reasonable at $399. Both cards will be available starting this Spring. Press release after the jump. More →
What, you thought we’d leave our favorite people in the world high and dry? Not a chance. It’s a pretty big release date with the Apple tablet finally making it to retail status, and there’s not a better way to celebrate that. We have an Apple iPad to giveaway, and it’s a Wi-Fi 64GB model, too! Here are the official rules:
- The giveaway is for (1) Apple iPad device (Wi-Fi model, 64GB, approximate retail value: $699).
- The contest is open to anyone in the United States ages 18 and older.
- We’ll run the giveaway until one week from now, April 10th at 11:59PM ET.
- All you have to do to enter is leave a comment explaining why you think you should win — that’s it!
Good luck everyone!
You know we had to do one… But now that we (and practically most of the human race) have got a unit in hand, what do we think? In the really short time we’ve had it:
- It’s definitely heavier than you’d think but too heavy. We carry around 4-7lb laptops all the time, so 1.5lbs doesn’t sound like much, but it’s definitely a decent amount of weight in such a thin package.
- The screen is gorgeous. It’s just as you’d expect — Apple’s best-in-the-business multitouch capacitive top layer with a great IPS LED-backlit display — we’re in love.
- The packaging, as you might have seen by now is pretty sparse, but it definitely has that Apple feel to it. Included in the box are the unit itself, USB cable, charger, and that’s it!
- We really can’t believe how much this thing flies and how much we’re liking it. You really, really have to pick one up yourself and try it out!
But we’re sure you didn’t come here just to read what we had to say — you want the photos — and we’ve got an awesome unboxing gallery all ready to go. So, who went out and got one today or received one from UPS?
Ever since the iPhone and iPod touch were released, it seems like a trend that its memory capacity doubles every single year: 8GB, 16GB and 32GB for the iPhone and twice that for the iPod touch. Now that Toshiba can pack 64GB of NAND flash memory onto a single chip, it’s easy for us to imagine this technology finding its way into the next generation iPhone and iPod touch. If you’ve been one of those people holding off on buying an iPhone or iPod touch because of your massive iTunes library, your decision might get a little easier this coming summer. More →