It’s finally official, after months of leaked images and internet speculation, today Apple released the iPad Mini. Running the latest A5 processor, the new 7.9-inch tablet is half the weight and considerably more portable than the latest iPad but has the same 1024 X 768 resolution. It offers just as many app options, and boasts 10-hour battery life, and a 5MP camera. The Wi-fi only 16GB models go on sale 10/26 with an optional LTE-equipped model following soon after.
Lots of tech-nerd haters have been speculating that the iPhone 5 wouldn’t be much of an upgrade. But today’s official launch reveals the 5 to be badass. First off, it sports LTE for true 4G speed, it’s 18% thinner, 20% lighter, and has a larger, 4-inch display. Apple’s Retina is also sharper: 326ppi, and brighter due to full sRGB rendering. Now who’s gonna hate on all that?
In a big day of new Apple product launches, the 5th generation iPod touch was also unveiled. This iOS 6 powered 32 or 64GB model is the thinnest iPod touch ever and features the same 4-inch Retina display as iPhone 5. And like the new phone, you can also talk to Siri with this new model. Colors options include raw aluminum, red, yellow, blue, black, and a (PRODUCT) RED version.
Apple’s new nano also launched today. A full re-design brings us a 2.5-inch screen, a 38% thinner profile, plus a 30-hour battery life, built-in pedometer, FM tuner, Bluetooth, and up to 16GB of storage. That’s a lot for a little.
The Nokia Lumia 920 just dropped. It’s definitely the best Windows 8 powered smartphone yet but is that really saying much? Time will tell. What’s obviously working in Nokia’s favor on the 920 are the aesthetics. It’s sleek, stylish, and slim. It’s also got a 326 PPI retina screen, same as iPhone, and it features wireless charging. Aside from available apps, it looks like competition for Android and Apple just got stiffer.
If all you did was make voice calls on your phone, you’d never need the ultra-powerful technology packed into LG’s Optimus G. But since you bounce back and forth between pretending to work while watching movies and playing games, having the performance of the world’s first LTE smartphone with SnapDragon Quadcore processor will really help step up your game. And gaming.
Android tablets are still fighting an uphill battle against iPad but for those who dare to be different, the Archos 101 XS has the noteworthy distinction of being 15% thinner than iPad. If that’s not enough for you, keep in mind that the Ice Cream Sandwich software will automatically upgrade to Jelly Bean by the end of 2012. Eat that Apple. Available November 2012.
The iBattz Mojo Treble Keychain Data Sync Cable with Sim Ejection Tool MicroSD Card Reader has a massive name because it multitasks like a mofo. Kind of like a Swiss Army knife for your smartphone. Charge, sync, card reader, and more: it’s a tech tool kit you can keep on your keychain.
It seems like it took a while for manufacturers to wise-up and start making small, portable back-up power supply units. Now they’re dropping left, right, and center. The Hyperjuice Plug looks like a good one. It features 2 USB ports for charging 2 devices at once and plugs into the wall to conveniently recharge itself.
You said farewell to cash long ago & with the release of the Geode digital wallet for iPhone, you can say goodbye to cards, too. The device stores credit and debit card info, converting it into a code that can be read by any electronic point of sale system. Secured by biometric finger print technology and a programmable self-erase, it is also designed for safety.