The new Android phone by T-Mobile the G2 is available for pre-order as of today. The smart phone can be pre-ordered in Best Buy USA. The in store availability of the product with start on October 6th and the price tag will be $199 for a 2 year contract.
The first ever dual boot tablet was announced today by ViewSonic. It will run Windows 7 Home and Android 1.6 Operating Systems. The tablet will have a10 inch LED screen with a resolution of 1024 x 600, it will run on an Intel Atom N455 1.66Ghz processor with 1GB of DDR3 RAM, and will have a 16GB SSD. Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, a G-sensor, A-GPS, two USB ports, a miniVGA and microSD card slot (up to 32GB) and a builtin 1.3MP webcam.
Facebook will soon present us all with the feature that will let us know if we are signed-in on any other location or device. It will also give us detailed information about the location and the nature of the device and the option to sign-off those other devices/places. This is a common feature for GMail and AIM and some other similar services. It is not clear yet when this new feature will be rolled out. So for now we can only wait for the announcement to be made.
Samsung officially introduced its awaited Tablet. The Samsung Galaxy Tablet is probably the only true contender that can go head to head with the Apple’s iPad. Here is a charts comparison of both tablet’s specs.
The FCC has decided that providing us all with a free broadband will be too costly.
Here is what Gizmodo had to say about the subject:
We called it months ago, but finally the FCC has seen what everyone else could see back then: providing free national broadband for all would be too costly. So, the project has been dropped like a ton of bricks.
The official details regarding Toshiba’s Android based tablet are here:
* 10.1-inch capacitive multi-touch display (1,024 x 600 resolution)
* Dimensions: 281mm x 181mm x 14mm
* Weight: 760 grams
* Nvidia Tegra 2 processor
* 16GB onboard storage space
* SD/MMC card reader
* 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi
* Bluetooth v2.1 + EDR
* Supports DLNA, Adobe Flash 10.1
* 1.3-megapixel webcam
* Connectivity: mini-HDMI, USB 2.0(host or client)
* Battery life: Up to seven hours (based on 65% of web, 10% video playback and 25% stand-by)
* Suggested retail price: $512 (€399)
Based on those the shortcomings of the new tablet are its size and weight. Both of those bigger in numbers that the iPap. Also it is not clear if the tablet will support apps from the Android market since it was announced that apps can be uploaded using the Toshiba’s Market Place. And least but not last there is a concern regarding the battery life which is only 7 hours compared to the typical 11 to 12 hours of video playback found on the iPad.