iphone 5


Pre-Order Sales Begin on Sept. 14

BASKING RIDGE, N.J. – Verizon Wireless, owner of America’s largest 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) network covering more than 75 percent of the U.S. population, today announced it will offer iPhone 5 on its 4G LTE network beginning Fri., Sept. 21 at 8 a.m. (EDT).  Customers will be able to pre-order iPhone 5 online beginning Fri., Sept. 14 at 3 a.m. (EDT) at  iPhone 5 will be available starting at $199.99 for the16 GB model, $299.99 for the 32 GB model and $399.99 for the 64 GB model with a new two-year customer agreement.

iPhone 5 is the thinnest and lightest iPhone ever, completely redesigned to feature a stunning new 4-inch Retina display; an Apple-designed A6 chip for blazing-fast performance; and ultrafast wireless technology – all while delivering even better battery life.  iPhone 5 comes with iOS 6, the world’s most advanced mobile operating system with over 200 new features, including the all new Maps app with Apple-designed cartography and turn-by-turn navigation; Facebook® integration; Passbook organization; and even more Siri features and languages.

“Customers come to Verizon Wireless for a premier wireless experience, and iPhone 5 combined with our 4G LTE network is an outstanding combination,” said Dan Mead, Verizon Wireless CEO.  “The availability of our 4G LTE network means customers get the reliability they value and the technology they need, regardless of where they roam on our network.”

The Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network is currently in more markets than all other U.S. wireless providers’ 4G LTE networks combined.  The company continues its roll-out of 4G LTE and has committed to introducing the service in 400 markets by year-end.

Customers purchasing iPhone 5 will also want to purchase a Share Everything Plan beginning at $40 monthly access and $50 monthly account access that includes unlimited voice, unlimited text, picture and video messaging, and a data plan that can be shared with up to 10 devices on a single account.  And, customers wanting to use FaceTime on their iPhone 5 can do so using any Verizon Wireless data plan allowance.

Global Ready

Verizon Wireless iPhone 5 customers can stay connected in over 220 countries for voice and over 205 for data, with 140 offering 3G speeds.  Global service at Verizon Wireless carries 24-hour customer service from trained Verizon Wireless U.S. based employees. More information on Verizon Wireless Global Plans is available at iPhone 5 will be available at Verizon Wireless Communications Stores nationwide and online at beginning Fri., Sept. 21. Additional details will be available at

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T-Mobile Launches Unlimited Nationwide 4G Data Plans


Today T-Mobile celebrates a decade of innovation. T-Mobile’s history has been marked by several industry firsts – from the first Wi-Fi calling service in the U.S. to the introduction of the world’s first Android Phone and then the first U.S.

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BlackBerry PlayBook OS Updated to v2.0.1.668

This latest update provides more enhancements/maintenance to the previous release. This Release is not the 2.1 that everyone is waiting on, but it’s still nice to get an update

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Camera Feature being Developed for BlackBerry 10.

Joe Styer let us know:

While being here in BlackBerry World 2012 I have seen many cool things that are coming to the BlackBerry and PlayBook and one of the cool features at the keynote general session, shown by Vivek Bhardwaj was the camera feature being developed for BlackBerry 10 that allows you to detect faces and turn back frames to capture that magic moment.

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RIM Launches BlackBerry 10 Platform

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Today, RIM unveiled its vision for the BlackBerry® 10 platform at the BlackBerry World conference in Orlando and released the initial developer toolkit for native and HTML5 software development. The toolkit is available today in beta as a free download here
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T-Mobile Introduces Its Latest Budget-Friendly Smartphone: T-Mobile Prism

T-Mobile Prism

T-Mobile let us know:

Built for first-time smartphone customers, the new Android device is expected to be available starting May 6.

 BELLEVUE, Wash., — May 2, 2012 — T-Mobile USA, Inc., today announced the upcoming availability of the T-Mobile® Prism™, the latest budget-friendly option for cost-conscious consumers looking for their first smartphone.  The T-Mobile Prism will be available to T-Mobile customers through flexible pricing options, including no annual contract paired with a T-Mobile Monthly4G™ plan or paired with a two-year T-Mobile Classic or Value plan.

Powered by Android™ 2.3 Gingerbread and featuring a 3.5-inch HVGA touch screen, the new 3G smartphone enables T-Mobile customers to easily surf the Web, access their favorite social networking sites and choose from thousands of applications to download from Google Play. The  T-Mobile Prism also makes it simple to capture and share photos and videos via its 3.2-megapixel camera with digital zoom and video recorder. With the T-Mobile Prism, customers can sync multiple email accounts, including Microsoft Exchange, Google calendar and contacts, T-Mobile contacts, and more.

The T-Mobile Prism is expected to be available at Best Buy starting May 6, at Walmart starting May 9 and available nationwide at T-Mobile retail stores, online via and at select dealers beginning May 23. The T-Mobile Prism is expected to cost $19.99 after a $50 mail-in-rebate card with a two-year service agreement and qualifying Classic voice and data plan or $149.99 via no annual contract.

Fishlabs announces Galaxy on Fire 2 HD for the BlackBerry PlayBook

Click here for a demo video of Galaxy on Fire 2 At the BlackBerry World™ keynote yesterday, Galaxy on Fire 2™ HD was demoed live on stage on the BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet.

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BlackBerry PlayBook Mini Keyboard Tips and Tricks

The BlackBerry PlayBook Mini Keyboard Case officially launched a few days ago and RIM was nice enough to send over a great list of tips and tricks to help users get the most out of the accessory.  The PlayBook Mini Keyboard case retails for $119.99 and appears to have sold pretty well so far. The item is currently out of stock at and a few of the other on-line BlackBerry accessory retailers I checked with. Those looking to pick one of these up sometime soon may want to hurry, as they seem to be going fast

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Archos 80 G9 Android Tablet

Archos 80 G9
Archos 80 G9 Android Tablet

The Archos 80 G9 tablet is a great buy for the money.  I did a lot of research before purchasing this tables, and I am most impressed with its speed and graphics.  Archos G9 tablets have access to the true Android Market unlike many other lower end tablets. Another great feature of the Archos G9 series is the ability to add 3G connectivity via an Archos USB 3G adapter. I have downloaded many games and apps that run smooth as silk on this tablet.  Angry Birds comes with the tablet and plays smooth as silk.  The Dual Core processor is plenty to make this tablet run with the best of them.  I have also found that it has a very long battery life. I have been able to take it along on jobs where I have wireless access and listened to the radio all day thru the tablet and not lost all the battery.  I have also used the tablet to view flash enabled websites and it works fine. Below are the specs from the manufacture web site.

Display characteristics • 8”: 1024 x 768
Application Framework • Android
Processor • Standard version: OMAP™ 4 smart multi-core ARM CORTEX A9 at 1GHz.
• Turbo version: OMAP™ 4 smart multi-core ARM CORTEX A9 from 1.2GHz to 1.5GHz (at start of 2012).
• 3D OpenGL (ES 2.0)
Capacity • Flash Memory: 8 or 16GB* + microSD Slot (SDHC compatible)
• HDD memory: 250GB*
Video Playback1 • MPEG-4 HD (up to 1080p)
• MPEG-42 (ASP@L5 AVI, up to DVD resolution)
• H.264 HD (HP@L4.2, up to 1080p@30 fps and 1080i/720p@60 fps)With optional plug-in:
• Cinema: MPEG2 (up to DVD resolution MP/D1)
With the above codecs, the device can play video files with the following extensions: AVI, MP4, MOV, 3GP, MPG, PS, TS, VOB, MKV, FLV, RM, RMVB, ASF
Audio Playback1 • MP3
• AAC3, AAC+ 5.13
• OGG Vorbis
• FLACWith optional software plug-in:
• AC3 5.1
Photo viewer4 • JPEG, BMP, PNG, GIF
Subtitles • .srt, .ssa, .smi, .sub formats supported
Webcam • 720p front camera with 720p encoding
Interfaces • USB slave: Mobile Transfer Protocol (MTP)
• USB host: Mass Storage Class (MSC) (Micro USB/USB Host cable sold separately)
• microSD (SDHC compatible)
• HDMI output6 (Mini HDMI / HDMI cable sold separately)
Communication protocols • WiFi (802.11 b/g/n)
• Bluetooth 2.1+ EDR
Miscellaneous • Built-in GPS
• Built-in speakers
• G-sensor
• Compass
• Built-in kick stand
• Built-in Microphone
Power source • Internal: Lithium Polymer battery
• External: Power adapter/charger
Dimensions & weight • Flash series: 226 mm x 155 mm x 11.7 mm (8.90 x 6.11 x 0.46 inch) – 465g (17 oz)
• Hard Drive series: 226 mm x 155 mm x 14.7 mm (8.90 x 6.11 x 0.58 inch) – 599g (21.9 oz)
Battery life • Music playback time7: up to 36 hrs
• Video playback time7: up to 7 hrs
• Internet navigation time 7: up to 10 hrs
Scalability7 • Device automatically downloads latest firmware updates when the WiFi connection is activated
• Updates can also be downloaded at
Minimum system requirements • Microsoft® Windows® 7, Vista, XP or higher
• Mac OS. X with Android Transfer Files application (not included)
• Linux with android MTP tool (not included)
• USB 2.0 interface

* 1GB = 1 billion bytes; actual formatted capacity is less.
1/ Certain bitrates, resolutions, and/or file variations may not be compatible.
2/ MPEG-4 ASP@L6 (MPEG-4: ISO standard by Moving Picture Experts Group) without GMC.
3/ Does not read AAC protected files.
4/ Certain resolutions and file sizes may not be compatible.
5/ Not all Google applications are available in all countries
6/ External video output disabled for Macrovision®-protected contents.
7/ Rechargeable batteries have a limited number of charge cycles and may eventually need to be replaced. Battery life and number of charge cycles vary by use and settings. Test run with low backlight.