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Netflix announces streaming only plan, price hikes for existing offerings

November 22nd, 2010

What was once rumored is now a reality. Netflix has announced that beginning today the company will offer a new, streaming-only service option for $7.99 per month. The plan, which does not include any by-mail DVD rentals, allows users to stream available titles to their televisions, mobile devices, and computer screens. “Creating the best user experience that we can …

Hulu drops $2 from Hulu Plus monthly price, now $7.99

November 17th, 2010

Here’s a bit of good news: Hulu has just announced that its Hulu Plus premium subscription service will shed $2 from its monthly price tag. As the press release reads: “The monthly price for Hulu Plus moving forward is just $7.99. Any current subscribers who joined during our preview period will receive a credit for …

Samsung’s Galaxy Tab coming to AT&T November 21st, $649?

November 11th, 2010

Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon Wireless have all announced a release date (or released) the Samsung Galaxy Tab, however, for the most part, AT&T has kept quiet. Perhaps it is because they are the only U.S. carrier that can natively support the cellular radio in the iPad? Maybe they are waiting for the second generation Tab? …

Bloomberg: RIM to sell Playbook in Q1 2011, under $500

November 10th, 2010

Bloomberg is reporting that RIM’s Co-CEO, Jim Balsillie, indicated his company’s Playbook tablet would be available in North American markets in Q1 of 2011 for under $500. The $500 price point is notable for the industry as it is where Apple’s 16GB Wi-Fi iPad currently sits. The report also noted that “RIM may sell the …

Rogers officially announces Nokia N8

November 9th, 2010

Last week, we told you the N8 was coming to Rogers Wireless and this week, it is here. The Canadian wireless carrier has officially announced that the Nokia N8 is available to the masses. The device, which boasts a 12 megapixel camera and Carl Zeiss lens, can be purchased for $79.99 with a three-year contract; …

iSuppli: Samsung Galaxy Tab packs $205 in materials, $215 to manufacture

November 2nd, 2010

Here’s a head-scratcher: analytics company iSuppli has completed its analysis of Samsung’s GT-P1000 Galaxy Tab, and, according to their report, the device contains $205.22 worth of components and costs roughly $214.57 to manufacture. The Galaxy Tab has received some serious criticism for its less-than-competitive price-point ($599 in the U.S.) when compared with Apple’s 3G iPad …

Wi-Fi only Samsung Galaxy Tab to hit Best Buy for $499

October 25th, 2010

When Verizon Wireless announced the Samsung Galaxy Tab, there was a fair amount of skepticism about the unreleased device’s $599 price tag. Now, according to a leaked Best Buy advert, it appears as though a Wi-Fi only model will be making its way to Best Buy Mobile for a more modest $499. The Wi-Fi only …

Samsung Galaxy Tab launching November 14th on Sprint for $399?

October 8th, 2010

One of our Sprint sources just messaged us to let us know that the Sprint version of the Samsung Galaxy Tab is set to launch right around November 14. How about pricing? Well, we’ve also been told the 7-inch tablet will sell for $399 with a 2-year agreement and $599 full retail. That’s all we …

Nintendo 3DS hitting Japan February 26, U.S. and Europe in March

September 29th, 2010

Early this morning, Nintendo made the pricing and release date of the Nintendo 3DS very official. The company’s next generation mobile gaming set will begin shipping, in Japan, on February 26 for a cool 25,000 yen (~ $299). The device will be launched in cosmo black and blue; pricing and colors have not yet been set for …

German newspaper pegs Nintendo 3DS for November 11 in Japan

September 27th, 2010

A German newspaper has preemptively published the purported release date for Nintendo’s next mobile gaming system, the 3DS. The paper writes that the 3DS will be released in Japan on November 11 and will have a European release date sometime in the spring of 2011. The paper also states that Mario Kart 3DS, as well as The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina …