As you can see in the picture above, Radio Shack will be reducing prices for Apple’s iPhone 3GS and 4G models. Although there is “some” doubt wether this is legit, you only have to wait till tomorrow to find out. “Effective 7/31″ i.e tomorrow Apple’s iPhone 3GS will be available for just $19.9, whereas the iPhone 4G 16GB and 32GB models will be available for $169.99 and $269.99 respectively. All the phones are (obviously) with a 2 year contract and locked to AT&T. The price cuts could be yet another indication of the rumored iPhone 5 unveiling this September. Its quite likely that the price cuts are an attempt to boost sales of the existing models before the iPhone 5 launches.
The story of Android has always been whether a phone running the said OS will get the next update or not. And no one knows this better than the unfortunate adopters of Sony Ericsson’s X10. It came out with a horribly outdated version of Android (1.6) and it took a PR nightmare to convince Sony Ericsson to have it updated to Froyo (2.2). However all is not lost and it seems as if there’s life in the old dog. The X10 is now reportedly getting its much awaited Gingerbread update which was announced a couple of months ago. For the time being though this update is only for users outside USA.
Back in April RIM unveiled that an update to the Blackberry Messenger was coming sometime soon. Since then millions held their breath, anticipating the new and improved Blackberry Messenger with high expectations. It was only a matter of time and now the wait is finally over. RIM has finally unleashed Blackberry Messenger 6 today. The new version brings some exciting features which everyone was desperate to witness. Tired switching applications? Well try the new BB Messenger which allows you to communicate while still inside the application. Want to know how? Take a look at the following press release by RIM which explains all the new thrilling features in detail.
If you own a smartphone then you are most likely to face the inquisition whether it is an Android or an Apple smartphone? With greater advancements in technology the competition between smartphone operating system companies and manufacturers is rising drastically, the most peculiar being Android vs iOS. Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android operating system are the most widely used smartphone operating systems and have invaded the market through their striking features and user contentment but which one is preferred over the other and rules the world of smartphones?
Galaxy SII has been enjoying a lot of success lately so it’s no wonder Samsung would want it to appeal it to the largest demographic possible. While the black colored version does look pretty suave some (hint: women) might be turned off by its rather ‘serious’ looks. So what does Samsung do? Take a 180 on the color spectrum and release a pure white version. While it’s not really ‘official’ but considering Samsung did release a white Nexus S and Galaxy S, there’s a very good chance we might see a white Galaxy SII.
While Mango is at the verge of its release, speculations continue to keep the users in anticipation at the edge of their seats. Previously there were rumors surrounding the web that Mango devices will be revealed in August/September time frame this year but things have taken some interesting turns. While Microsoft released its latest Windows Phone 7.5 ‘Mango’ OS build 7712 update to devs yesterday, a staggering news comes from HTC. It is unofficially revealed that HTC will release its first out of the box Mango equipped HTC Omega which might be a successor of HTC Mozart, equipped with the high end hardware and notable features.
Google’s Android market for its (obviously) android powered devices has been given a whole new look with a new universal update. The market now looks more eye-catching and refined. More importantly US users can now download ebooks from a large collection as well as rent movies, all through the Android market! You can check out the video at the bottom to see what’s new. I have to say this is definitely good news (especially for US users). The previous look of the Android market wasn’t great, good to know Google’s finally rectified that. Plus, Ebooks and the movie rental service should be a welcome addition for US users. Hopefully we’ll see these services in other countries too.
We previously told you the famous CyanogenMod would be making its way to the revered Samsung Galaxy SII. Well it didn’t take them much long after that. The very first nightly build based on Android 2.3.4 is now available for Galaxy SII owners to download and flash. Nightly ROMs are beta ROMs and should be treated as such. Expect bugs and instability or broken functionality. However if you need a break from the shiny Touch Wiz interface for a clean stock Android interface you can download the ROM here. As always, be sure to back up your data.
Once upon a time, in a galaxy far, far away HTC announced that their old Desire line up of Android smartphones would get the Gingerbread lovin’ somewhere in the summer of 2011. Well we’re dead set in the middle of it right now and it seems the update is imminent for T-Mobile G2 users. However, being the Android fans we are, getting anything ‘officially’ has never been in our blood and neither has getting it on time. The Gingerbread 2.3.3 update for G2 is leaked on the T-mobile forums (the irony!) and all set for you to download. A couple of notes about the update before you embark on flashing it:
This month has been the most productive one for android users. Many smartphones and tablets running on android received updates and now the good news is finally here for HTC Desire users.
HTC has confirmed on their official facebook page that the Gingerbread update for Desire will be rolled out by the end of July as quoted in the image below.
It was further testified today when a British carrier Three notified that it will be pushing out the Gingerbread update as soon as HTC rolls it out which shows that the release is imminent. In a post on its official Twitter account, a Three representative said:
Three customers will get this update as soon as HTC release it, there is not a Three version
According to Android Central HTC at first said that it would be impossible to bring Gingerbread on HTC Desire but then things turned around and they stated that HTC Desire will get Gingerbread with Sense but some applications will be removed in order to resolve the memory issues on Desire. Which apps are these exactly? Well lets wait for the official updat to find out.
The HTC Desire Gingerbread update is currently in the final phase of testing and will be released by the end of July.