The BlackBerry Curve 9370 and the LG Spectrum are now available from Verizon Wireless. The LG Spectrum was unveiled during the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas last week. It runs Android Gingerbread, has a sharp 4.5-inch True HD IPS display, a dual-core 1.5GHz processor, an 8-megapixel camera capable of recording 1080p video and support for Verizon’s 4G LTE network. The Spectrum is priced at $199.99 with a new two-year Verizon contract. Also joining Verizon’s smartphone lineup on Thursday is RIM’s BlackBerry Curve 9370. The Curve 9370 is the slimmest Curve ever and offers GPS and Wi-Fi support, a 5-megapixel cameras and runs RIM’s BlackBerry 7 operating system. The new Curve is priced at $99.99 with a new two-year contract after a $50 mail-in rebate.
LG hasn’t launched a Windows Phone in the United States since it began offering the LG Quantum on AT&T over a year ago. That may change soon now that an image of a device dubbed the “LG Fantasy” has been leaked running Windows Phone, however. Little is known about the Fantasy, though rumors suggest it has a 4-inch IPS display. The leaked image of the device is blurry, but we can see that the phone either has a 5-megapixel or 8-megapixel camera, which is in line with what the current batch of Windows Phone 7.5 (Mango) devices offer. It’s unclear if the phone will ever make a U.S. debut, but rumor has it the Fantasy is scheduled to launch sometime next year. Perhaps we’ll hear a bit more about it during the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas next month. 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 →
It’s been rumored that Apple has been spending billions in cash on a strategic displays investment, but other manufacturers and component suppliers aren’t standing still, either. Hitatchi Displays has just announced that they have a 4.5-inch IPS LCD display lined up for production in October. The new display’s resolution? 1280 x 720 which, in a 4.5-inch screen, equals a whopping 329dpi density. It’s LED backlit and features a 1,100:1 contrast ratio. Oh. boy. More →
For those of you tracking every single detail of Apple’s “we-invented-the-remix” iPhone 4, we have some high resolution shots of the display all ready to go courtesy of Robert Scoble. It is actually pretty mind-blowing that the pixels are so amazingly tiny — we can’t wait to get one in our hands. How about you? There’s a larger shot after the jump. More →
According to SuperPhone.cz, at least. They apparently have a next-gen iPhone screen and put it under a microscope to get some finer details on the new display. A 960×640 IPS display is what they found. This was discovered by counting the RGB elements on the screen and then determining that both vertical and horizontal directions were doubled compared to the iPhone 3GS. While the resolution is double 480×320, the actual pixel density is actually quadroupled — that’s four pixels in place of every one pixel currently. The new dpi would be somewhere around 320 which is basically unheard of as far as available mobile devices go. What’s the fastest way to pass 9 days again?
It’s not even official, but that’s not stopping Digitimes Research analyst Ming-Chi Kuo from estimating that Foxconn — manufacturer of the next iPhone — will deliver some 24 million units to Apple in 2010. According to Kuo, an initial shipment of 4.5 million devices will be followed throughout the rest of the year with 19.5 million additional units. Kuo also echoed John Gruber’s claims that the iPhone will have a 960×640 IPS display with FFS technology for a higher quality image with better visibility under direct sunlight, and that the phone will have 512MB of memory, or double the memory of the iPhone 3GS. This assertion is at odds with the findings of a recent next-gen iPhone prototype teardown which revealed the iPhone to be using the same 1GHz A4 processor with 256MB of system DRAM as the iPad. A more capacious battery is said to be included thanks to a 33% thinner display. Anyone else going to be on pins and needles for the next 21 days until WWDC? More →
Today at 10:00AM PST, hundreds of thousands of eyes were glued to computer screens as Steve Jobs made one of the most anticipated announcements in Apple history: the iPad. Some might giggle or scoff at the name, but that’s where the snark stops. The hardware and software had event attendees up on their feet applauding. Before we get into a deep run-down of the device, here are some specs you need to know right off the bat (we’ll continue updating these if there are move developments):
- 0.5″ thick and 1.5lbs light
- 9.7″ IPS display, capacitive multitouch touchscreen
- Built-in accelerometer, mic, 30-pin connector, 802.11n Wi-Fi, compass, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
- 10 hours of battery life and one month standby time!
- 1GHz Apple A4 processor
- 16GB, 32GB and 64GB Flash storage
On top of all this, the iPad will run the applications you already have for the iPhone. It can appear on the screen one of two ways: pixel for pixel accuracy in a black box or pixel double it and run the application in full screen. Typing on the iPad was made to look like a breeze with a large software keyboard that pops up on the screen when typing is required. That ought to give you all a taste of things to come as the event is still very much in progress, so we’ll get back to you with more details very soon!