(CNET) Those hoping for a cheaper iPhone -- or dreading the possibility of a price hike -- can stand down, according to a new report that claims Apple will stick to its tried and true pricing structure.
In a report today, 9to5Mac posts a "parts code matrix" for the upcoming handset that sports the same $199 to $399 prices that have been in place since the iPhone 4S last year. The outlet says these prices and storage capacities will stay the same in the jump to the next iPhone, which is dubbed the N42.Continue »
(CBS News) Amazon released four new Kindle devices Thursday. There's no question the Kindle Fire HD was the highlight of the lineup. But, with all of its impressive features, is Amazon's new tablet a threat to Apple's iPad or Google's Nexus 7?
The Kindle Fire HD is packed with features, including 1,920 x 1,200 resolution with 254 pixels-per-inch, dual Dolby digital plus speakers, Wi-Fi connectivity, a front-facing camera and 25 percent less glare than the Kindle Fire.
Software highlights include: Whispersync with Voice, which lets you listen to an audio book, bookmark your place and then switch to the e-book version; X-ray for movies lets you pause a video and look up an actor on-screen; and FreeTime creates different profiles for each person in the family, so that parents can limit their kids' screen time.Continue »
Makers of consumer electronics are refreshing their products for the holiday shopping season. Apple's rivals are hoping that a head start on the buzz will translate into stronger sales.Continue »
(CBS News) Amazon announced Thursday the launch of the Kindle Fire HD, new Kindle Fire and Kindle Paperwhite e-reader.
Amazon chief executive officer Jeff Bezos took the stage to introduce the Kinde Fire HD, Paperwhite and a stream of updated products. Bezos spoke about how the company has taken risks and emphasizing that the Kindle Fire is a service, not a gadget. The hardware, however, is a critical part of the service.Continue »
(CBS News) It's official! Instagram is now part of the Facebook family.
"Our deal with Facebook has closed," the Instagram team said in a blog post Thursday. The company went on to say that the team will move into Facebook's office and that the popular mobile app "isn't going anywhere."Continue »
(CBS News) Apple is expected to announce the iPhone 5 next week, which means rumors surrounding the new smartphone are at fever pitch. This time, a report is circulating that claims the company will be the sole maker of adapters for the iPhone 5's new dock connector.
Citing several sources, the blog iLounge reported that initially Apple will be the exclusive vendor for the iPhone 5's dock connector adapter. According to the report, the company has not offered developers specifications for the rumored dock connector. Additionally, the sources say the adapters will sell for about $10 each or $29 for a pack of three.Continue »
(CBS News) Since its release last month, developer Tequila Works' Xbox Live Arcade title "Deadlight" has seen a bag of mixed reviews. With IGN giving it an endorsing score of 8.5, Kotaku flat out telling readers not to waste their time and Gamespot settling on middle ground with a somewhat balanced 6.5, it can be tough to get a handle on this title without playing it for yourself.
It's a game that borrows heavily from other popular XBLA titles. Most commonly, it has been compared to "Limbo" and "Shadow Complex." Its style can easily be described as taking "Shadow Complex's" side-scrolling 3-D graphics and controls and sprinkling in "Limbo's" shadowy aesthetic and movingly desolate atmosphere.Continue »
(CBS News) Amazon is expected to announce several new products at a press conference Thursday in Los Angeles. Among the retail giant's lineup may be a Kindle Fire 2, smartphone and a new "Paperwhite" Kindle e-reader.
The new Kindle Fire 2 may feature a custom version of Google's mobile operating system Android, Nokia Navigation and location-services - either with a GPS chip or Wi-Fi triangulation.Continue »
The investigation could add a headache for Samsung in its global legal battle with Apple. Samsung is betting on its pool of third-generation wireless patents to win patent lawsuits against its U.S. rival. But its argument that Apple should be barred from selling products that illegally use patents that are considered essential technology for 3G networks have scored only one victory - in a Seoul court - while drawing scrutiny from regulators on at least two continents.Continue »
Verizon Wireless started taking pre-orders Wednesday for the first of the new phones, the Droid Razr M. It's a cheaper, smaller phone than the Razr that Motorola Mobility launched last year. The Razr is the name of the wildly popular clamshell phone launched in 2004. Motorola hasn't had a hit since then.Continue »
The blog iMore garnered attention for accurately predicting the date of the Apple's iPhone 5 press event and now the site claims that leaked photos and video of "dummy phones" are accurate.
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The photos in question are from the website iLounge, which reveals a taller iPhone with a 4-inch screen. Those photos align with several rumors that the iPhone 5 will increase in size - from a 3.5-inch to 4-inch display. The concept photos also reveal a 20 percent thinner body.Continue »
A survey by the Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project released Wednesday reveals that 88 percent of adults now own cell phones - up from 83 percent last year. Of those, 43 percent say they download apps to their phones.Continue »
The Nokia Lumia 920 features a 4.5-inch display, 1.5 gigahertz Snapdragon processor, an 8.7 megapixel camera with 1080p video recording, wireless charging and an array of vibrant colors.
But it's not just about the hardware. The Lumia 920 runs Microsoft's highly-anticipated mobile operating system Windows Phone 8.Continue »
(CBS News) It's been only a day since Apple announced its Sept. 12 event, but one analyst is already estimating how many devices the company will sell.
According to a report by AllThingsD, Gene Munster, analyst at Piper Jaffray, says that Apple could possibly sell between 6 million to 10 million iPhone 5s in the first week of launch.Continue »
(AP) Nokia and Motorola are set to show off new devices at separate events in New York on Wednesday.
The announcements will come just before Apple is expected to unveil a new iPhone. Apple Inc. has an event next week in San Francisco.Continue »