(SMALL) Nexus 4 with Google Now and Photo SphereNexus 4 is the latest smartphone, developed together with LG. It has a quad-core processor which means it's super fast, a crisp 4.7" (320 ppi) display that's perfect for looking at photos and watching YouTube, and with wireless charging you just set the phone down on a charging surface to power it up, no wires needed. While Nexus 4 is incredibly powerful under the hood, it also features the latest version of Jelly Bean, Android 4.2—the simplest and smartest version of Android yet. Starting with the camera, it's reinvented the photo experience with Photo Sphere, which lets you capture images that are literally larger than life. Snap shots up, down and in every direction to create stunning 360-degree immersive experiences that you can share on Google+ with friends and family—or you can add your Photo Sphere to Google Maps for the world to see. Android 4.2 brings other great goodies like Gesture Typing, which lets you glide your finger over the letters you want to type on the keyboard—it makes typing fast, fun and a whole lot simpler. Android 4.2 also adds support for wireless display so you can wirelessly watch movies, YouTube videos and play games right on your Miracast-compatible HDTV.
- Nexus 4: 8GB for $299; 16GB for $349; available unlocked and without a contract on 11/13 on the Google Play store in U.S., U.K., Australia, France, Germany, Spain and Canada. The 16GB version will also be available through T-Mobile for $199, with a 2-year contract (check here for more details).
(MEDIUM) Nexus 7: Thin, light and now even more portable
- Nexus 7: 16GB for $199 and 32GB for $249; available in U.S., U.K., Australia, France, Germany, Spain, Canada and Japan, and also through our retail partners Gamestop, Office Depot, Office Max, Staples, Walmart.
- Nexus 7 with 32GB and mobile data: $299 and unlocked, on sale 11/13 in the Google Play store in U.S., U.K., Australia, France, Germany, Spain and Canada.
(LARGE) Nexus 10: Powerful and shareable
- Nexus 10: 16GB for $399; 32GB for $499; available on 11/13 in the Google Play Store in U.S., U.K., Australia, France, Germany, Spain, Canada and Japan.
Here are our Top five predictions in a nutshell:5. The name? No trickery here. Last year, what was thought to be the iPhone 5 was actually introduced to us as the iPhone 4S but this time? It's definitely the iPhone 5 (as eluded via the Apple press event invitation (pictured above). 4. Taller. Thinner. Lighter. (NYFW models aren't the only ones with a height & weight requirement...) It's been long rumored that the size of the iPhone 5 screen will be larger/taller than the current iPhone screens. Many suspect it will be about 4 inches diagonally compared to the existing 3.5-inch display. Meanwhile, according to The Wall Street Journal, the iPhone 5 will tout a thinner screen, which would allow the device to be lighter in weight than ever before. 3. More apps at your fingertips. A consequence of the larger screen — which is rumored to have 640 x 1,136 resolution — it's expected that we will see five full rows of apps. 2. New connector? Rumors indicate that Apple will be switching its 30-pin dock connector for one with only 9 pins. This would make existing speakers and chargers useless when used with the new device. However, it's likely that Apple will introduce an adapter that will convert it back to its original 30 pins. 1. Super Small Sim Card. According to 9 to 5 Mac, the SIM card slot may be a lot smaller. This could mean Apple is switching to newer, nano-SIM card, which is even smaller than the current micro-SIM in the iPhone 4S. These are just a few of the unveiled ideas that'll come later today. We're expecting iPad/Sprint news, redesigned iPod details as well as a September 21st release date for the new iPhone 5. What do you think will be unveiled later today? Check back with us throughout the day as we update this post & live blog the Apple unveilings one-by-one later today.
::: CHECK BACK FOR UPDATES SOON ::: LIVE ::: APPLE UPDATES :::1:01PM - The Apple event has begun with Tim Cook discussing Apple retail locations, upgrades, etc... 380 stores in 12 countries, 13 coming on Friday with the first Swedish store. 83 million visitors in the last quarter, April - June. Mac news: "We've had a very busy summer for the Mac. We launched Mountain Lion in July. Mountain Lion is the ninth major release of the best OS on the planet." Seven million Mountain Lion upgrades have been sold! Our notebooks now rank #1 in the US in Market share in the last three months. iPad news: Last quarter, 17 million iPads were sold April - June. That's another new record. "We sold more iPads than any PC manufacturer sold of their entire PC line." Pad is 91% of all tablet web traffic! Tim says "I don't know what these other tablets are doing! They must be in warehouses or store shelves or maybe in peoples' bottom drawer." Let’s talk pricing first…$199 16G…$299 32G & $399 64 G! You can pre-order September 14th. Apple senior vice president Phil Shiller took the stage to introduce the iPhone 5. “It’s an absolute jewel,” Shiller said. For the most part, the iPhone 5 looks like previous models, but taller and thinner. The phone has a 4-inch 1,136 x 640 pixel display, 4G LTE connectivity, A6 chip, weights 112 grams – 18 percent thinner and 20% lighter than iPhone 4S. It’s available in white (silver) & black (slate). The larger display allows for widescreen display. Apps designed for the previous operating system will not be stretch, but will have black borders. One of the biggest updates is to the camera and iSight. The camera now has an 8 megapixel sensor, 3,264 x 2,448 pixel resolution with backside illumination, hybrid IR filter, five-element lens, f2.4 aperture, is 25 percent smaller and can take panoramic photos. The video camera captures 1080p HD quality. Front-facing camera features 720p support, backside illuminated sensor, and FaceTime works over 3G with iOS 6. The iPhone 5 will also get a new dock connector called Lightening, which is 80 percent smaller, have an adaptive interface, improved durability and is reversible. Apple will also release an adaptor to make the transition. Let’s talk battery life. The iPhone 5 exceeds the battery life of the 4S at 8 hours of 3G talk time, 8 hours of LTE or 3G browsing, or 10 hours of WiFi browsing, 225 hours of standby time. To make room for its latest iPhone, Apple announced new prices for the rest of the line — and it appears the iPhone 3GS isn’t part of the mix. Cupertino followed asimilar strategy to what it used last year, with the 16GB iPhone 4S dropping to $99 with a two-year contract, and the 8GB iPhone 4 now available for free when subsidized by a mobile carrier. It’s an improved value over last year’s price drop, however, whether both of the two low-cost models were stuck at 8GB of storage. PRICING: $199 16G | $299 32G | $399 64G PRE-ORDER Sept. 14th, Shipping Sept. 21 OLD STUFF iPhone 4 FREE iPhone 4S 16G $99 iPhone 4S, 4, 3GS, new iPad, iPad 2, and 4th gen get iOS 6 on September 19th.
- 10.1-inch LCD display running at 1280 by 720
- Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich with Samsung’s custom UI (Jelly Bean coming later this year)
- 1.4GHz quad-core Samsung Exynos processor
- 2GB of RAM
- 16 or 32GB of internal storage, accepts microSD cards as large as 64GB
- 5MP rear camera, 1.9MP front-facing camera
- Wi-Fi only
- MSRP: $499 for the 16GB model, $549 for the 32GB model, available (NOW at Best Buy Union Square in New York ) and available nationwide on August 16
- Split screen multitasking
- The S pen is a cutting edge tech accessory & easy to use
- Strong spec sheet means great performance
- Photo quality is still lacking
- Maximizing usage of the S Pen & tablet interface will take a while if you're not already a pro
Tonight you have a chance to be a part of the World’s Largest Words with Friends game and compete against a special celebrity host! To introduce and reveal the All-New Ford Escape - Ford has partnered with America's new favorite game, Words With Friends for a unique and exciting event. Ford has selected a special celebrity player to take on North America in this record breaking event, brought to you by The All-New Ford Escape and Zynga. Join in the game – suggest words in real time through @fordescape and live chat.
Don't have Words With Friends? Download it here.
Need to brush up on your vocabulary? Check out this cheater, I mean cool word site.
Who is the special celebrity host, you ask? None other than funny-lady Jenny McCarthy. For more information or to be apart of the game in person check out Ford Escape on Facebook.
The All New 2013 Ford Escape will make it's debut at tonight's record-breaking Words With Friends event in LA.