Racing games are not new on the iPhone, few of the most famous ones being Asphalt 5 which recently dropped its price from $6.99 to $4.99. There are also some other F1 related games including Brawn GP Racing (iTunes link) which sells for $1.99. However, a new Formula 1 game will be hitting the app store this holiday season.
The new Formula 1 2009 game for iPhone will be available in the next few days and will include 20 drivers and the 17 circuits that formed part of the 2009 F1 season. The game is developed by Codemasters who have created similar games for both PSP and Nintendo Wii.
The F1 game for iPhone will contain two modes where users can race against the clock. I did play the Brawn GP Racing for a while and was impressed with the graphics, however, the F1 game has more stunning graphics and definitely looks a top notch game.
Pricing for the F1 game for iPhone and iPod touch is not yet known, however you can expect an official announcement and a change to try out and buy the app in near future. We will do a full review of the app once we can get our hands on it.
Want a smart notebook for a cheap price? Best Buy has the HP Pavilion DV4-1548dx notebook for only $450, with free pickup or $0.99 shipping. The laptop is quite a bargain considering the specs it has.
HP Pavilion DV4-1548dx Specs
- Intel Pentium T4300 2.1Mhz Processor with 800Mhz FSB and 1MB L2 Cache
- 4GB DDR3 RAM expandable to 8GB
- DVD ±RW/CD-RW with Lightscribe support
- 250GB SATA HDD (5400 RPM)
- 14.1LCD with 1280×800 max resolution (potential deal breaker)
- Intel Graphics Media Accelerator with 1695MB total memory
- HP Remote, built-in LAN, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 2 USB ports, Digital card reader, HDMI port.
Other than the display, the laptop is a steal for the price. Another issue is that it has only 2 USB ports, but you can always use an expansion port.
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Looks like it is going to be a sweet holiday. Walmart has a awesome deal where you can buy a bundle containing Xbox 360 console, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Hardened Edition and a 12-month Gold subscription for Xbox Live for only $249.
The deal is for the Xbox 360 Arcade console, however, you can also choose the Xbox 360 Elite 120 GB console and get 2 bonus games for an additional $100.
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iPhone and iPod Touch app deals for 12/12/2009. Price drops may not last for long, so get it while you can.
Was Paid, Now Completely Free iPhone Games
Stunt Wagon A whacky wagon race which you will love. Previously $1.99. iTunes link.
The Novice A puzzle game where you have to exit a monastery. Hidden secrets and adventures galore. Previously $0.99. iTunes link.
Cartoon Men Addictive Puzzle featuring Cartoons. Previously $0.99. iTunes link.
Mars Defense Defend Earth by fighting aliens in Mars. Previously $0.99. iTunes link.
Vector Wars Try to control all nodes before the computer does. Previously $0.99. Free for next 48 hours. iTunes link.
Xmas Chaos Control Santa and help him deliver the lost gifts. Previously $0.99. Free for 24 hours. iTunes link.
Link Lines Link 5 balls of the same color to create a line. Previously $0.99. iTunes link.
Save the Picnic Kill the insects and save the picnic. Previously $0.99. iTunes link.
Stick Hero Save your brother by being the stick here. Previously $0.99. iTunes link.
Letter Matrix Form words using falling blocks of books. Previously $1.99. iTunes link.
Cyctris A Tetris clone with a difference. Previously $0.99. iTunes link.
iPharoah Episode 2 A interesting puzzle game. Previously $0.99, free for today only. iTunes link.
Price drops hat tip to App Shopper.
For a limited time, these games can be downloaded for free for iPhone or iPod Touch. The price drops will not be available for a long time so make sure to download them as soon as you can.
Completely Free Game Titles Price Drops
Escape from the Dungeon Previously $1.99, now free to download. iTunes link.
Action Pinball Previously $0.99, now free. iTunes link.
Paper Hangman Previously $0.99, now free for today only. iTunes link.
Slingshot Cowboy Plus Previous $0.99, now free for limited time. iTunes link.
Star Snake Previously $1.99, now free till December 11th. iTunes link.
Spheric Previously $0.99, now free for limited time. iTunes link.
Geo Geo Wars Previously $0.99, now free for limited time. iTunes link.
3D Penguin Bowling Previously $1.99, now free for limited time. iTunes link.
Discounted Game Titles
Asphalt 5 Price drop from $6.99 to $4.99. iTunes link.
Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs Price drop from $4.99 to $1.99 for limited time. iTunes link.
The Price is Right Price drop from $4.99 to $0.99 for limited time. iTunes link.
Have fun and enjoy playing some nice games on your iPhone or iPod Touch. Price Drop hat tip to App Shopper.
Looking to protect your iPhone or iPod Touch screen from scratches and dust? Why not buy something for free?
HandHeld Items has a deal where you can buy a iPhone 3G and iPod touch Mirror Reflect screen protector for $3.99, however applying the coupon code 3gmirror takes the total cost down to $0.00 or absolutely free.
You will still have to pay a $3.00 Shipping and Handling fee to ship the product to you. Enjoy and get free screen protection for your iPhone or iPod Touch.
Few days back we told you about Amazon giving away free Christmas Carols MP3 downloads. Looks like Apple does not want to be left behind too. Apple is offering users an opportunity to sample Christmas and Holiday season songs from popular artists.
You can download 20 Christmas and Holiday songs for free for a week. Songs include O Come All ye Faithful by Amy Grant, Silent Night by Sarah McLachlan, We Wish You A Merry Christmas by Weezer and more.
If you are looking to download more free Christmas Carol songs, head over to the Amazon MP3 store.
iTunes Holiday Sampler
iTunes provides users with a good enough app store to browse and download or buy apps. You can also do browse the app store in a web browser, however the app store does not usually promote good deals and price drops on the iPhone and iPod Touch apps. App Shopper is iPhone/iPod Touch App gallery which is much better than the iTunes store.
When you visit App Shopper, you will instantly see popular apps and can browse through the archives. However, App Shopper also clearly marks out Price drops and apps which figure in the top 100, so that you can quickly take advantages of deals thrown in by app developers.
App Shopper also allows you to create an account on the site and add apps to your wish list. Once you add an app to your wish list, you will automatically receive an email whenever there is a price drop for the app.
Techie Buzz Verdict
App Shopper is a pretty good option to find new iPhone apps and track price drops on your favorite ones. They also offer users RSS feeds to keep track of the apps from the comfort of their RSS feeds.
Ratings: 3.5/5 (Very Good)
Many people say that the Nokia 5800 XpressMusic is better than the Nokia N97, and we do agree to some extent. So why not get your hands on a Nokia 5800 for a really good deal?
You can now buy a Nokia 5800 XpressMusic Unlocked from Dell for $198. The retain price of Nokia 5800 is $370, so this gives you a cool $172 discount.
The actual cost of the phone is $219, however you need to apply the coupon code DCRNV0R2WJRWTFto get a further $22 discount on the phone. The coupon code is valid till December 10th, 2009.
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Isn’t it ironic that Twitter as a platform has hardly begun to generate revenue, whereas others who have exploited the platform, have made huge revenues off it. In a startling news, Dell has made a cool revenue of over $6.5 million over the past two years.. from TWITTER.
Dell has several Twitter accounts which they use to promote products and provide customer support to their customers.
It is really amazing that someone has made that much money off Twitter. However, where does Twitter stand? If you ask me, Twitter stands in a very very lucrative position, as it is their platform that has been making revenue for others, and considering that, it would not be hard for them to sign a $1 million deal with Dell or for that matter any big cash cow to use Twitter to promote their brands or products.
Though many may think of it as a revenue loss for Twitter, this revelation makes them more stronger than they ever were, and in a very ripe position to start monetizing their system and to sign on lucrative deals.
With Google going live with their Real-time search in collaboration with Twitter, think of how much influence a premium advertiser on Twitter could have on Twitter itself, and on search results too. Just post a hot deal, it will be promoted on Twitter and users searching for those products will see them as real-time search results.
I personally wish that this would turn into something that Twitter has always been longing for, after all it is simply not just about What you are doinganymore.
What do you think? Let us know about your thoughts.
[Bloomberg via BGR]