The iPad 3 was officially announced at the the Apple event today and it definitely has some exciting new features with Retina display at 2048 x 1536 pixels. The iPad 3 also sports a new camera which supports 1080HD video recording and a new camera from the iPhone 4S.
The pricing for the iPad 3 remains similar to the older version. You can order the iPad 3 in either WiFi or 4G versions. Here is the price for the new iPad from Apple.
iPad 3 WiFi version Price
- 16 GB for $499
- 32 GB for $599
- 64 GB for $699
iPad 3 4G version Price
- 16 GB for $629
- 32 GB for $729
- 64 GB for $829
You can start pre-ordering the iPad today. Shipments for iPad 3 will begin on March 16, 2012 for 10 countries which include US, Canada, UK, France, Germany, Switzerland, Japan, Honk Kong, Singapore and Australia.
Back at WWDC in June, Apple announced a little project they call iCloud. It is their response to the idea of cloud computing, and it looks like it could be pretty nice. They have promised that every user will get 5GB of storage for free, with things purchased from Apple not counting towards your total. However, many users have been begging for pricing for additional storage.
Well, Apple is finally ready to dish on iCloud pricing. So far, we have been able to dig up pricing in US dollars,Pounds, and Euros. It looks like 10GB of storage will run you $20/ £14/16â‚¬, 20GB will be $40/ £28/32â‚¬, and 50GB will cost $100/ £70/80â‚¬. All of those prices are per year, not one shot.
If you are wondering where these prices came from, then I will be happy to tell you. It seems as thought Apple has flipped the switch on iCloud.com, bringing with it a beta test of iCloud. It looks like anyone with an Apple ID is capable of trying to sign-up. However, when I tried on my MacBook Pro running Lion, I couldn’t get it to work.
Early reports indicate that the current revision of iCloud is simply MobileMe made over. It offers a number of the same features, including a whole suite of web apps. The interface is very reminiscent of MobileMe, and even iOS. Its clear that Apple is continuing its mission to blur the lines between mobile and desktop platforms.
If you want to try and check out the beta, you can do so at iCloud.com. Let us know what you think of this update, or even iCloud in general, by leaving a comment below.
The Sony Ericsson Xperia Play is one of the most exciting Android smartphone to slated to be launched this year. It should be available soon, but thanks to Flipkart, we can pre-order it in India now.
It is priced at Rs 32,000 ($710) and will start shipping from the 2nd week of April. The pricing is a bit lower than the earlier suggested pricing of Rs 34,000, but it’s still quite steep.
It was announced at MWC in February and will support a library of exclusive PSP games created for the Xperia Play. It looks quite similar to the PSP Go, but sports much better hardware.
It comes with a 4 inch touchscreen display and a sliding gamepad. It has a resolution of 854 x 480 pixels and comes with Android 2.3 Gingerbread. It is powered by a 1 GHz processor, 512 MB RAM and an Adreno 205 GPU. It also has a 5 MP camera with LED flash and will launch with more than 50 gaming titles.
Go ahead and book your Xperia Play right away. Game on!
Book Xperia Play at Flipkart
The HP Pre 2 has been on select few U.S carriers for a small amount of time now and with the recent announcement of the Pre 3 and Veer, it seems that carriers are looking to clear house to make way for some of the new and upcoming smartphones. Getting new consumers and developers onto the platform is a good way to build a user-base for future devices, including the TouchPad which also runs webOS and pairs quite well with a Pre 3 and it’s Touch-to-Share capabilities
The Pre 2 is now available from Verizon for the low price of $49.99 on a 2-year contract. Unfortunately the original carrier that ushered Palm in, Sprint, is not currently offering subsidy on the Pre 2, nor are they actually carrying it. In Europe, it’s only available off-contract for a hefty price of £399 from HP or from warehouse retailers who will bundle it with a plan and give you an unlocked device. In Canada, Rogers is purported to be offering all current smartphones for their regular 36 month contract prices with an added $100 discount putting the Pre 2 available for the scoffable price of absolutely freeâ€¦with a 3-year contract, that is.
WebOS is one of the newest platforms to make it bigin the wireless world, with a growing App Catalog, a thriving grassroots following of homebrew and hackers alike. According to comScore reports as of January 2011, their research on the U.S Mobile Subscriber Market Share show that Palm (now rebranded to HP) had the lowest point change in subscribers and is trailing with a 3.2% share in the market. HP is slowly but surely gnawing away at the revival and their future of everybody having a smartphone in the palm of their hand.
The Union Budget which was presented yesterday by the Finance Minister of India received mixed responses from everyone. The budget had it’s impact stated on the telecom sector too. According to the Indian Cellular Association, from now on all the Mobile Phone handsets that are directly imported into India will be expensive by about 5 per cent of their existing market prices.
Also, the mobile phone handsets which are manufactured in India will have their retail price tags raised by about one per cent. However there won’t be any change in the pricing of basic mobile phone accessories due to the Budget. According to Mr Pankaj Mohindroo, President, Indian Cellular Association – the increase in the price of Mobile handsets would pose a further concern for the mobile industry which is already facing a challenge from the unbranded and sub-standard Chinese mobile phones.
Mr Arshit Pathak, Managing Director of Kingtech Electronics which owns the G’Five brand phones has said that this increase in the mobile phone prices won’t affect the customer end price of their handsets and the company would absorb the price increase to benefit their customers.
via Hindu Business Line
Apparently, Apple is planning to finally launch the iPad in India. It will be launched on January 28, according to a report by the Telegraph, exactly an year after it was announced by Apple.
The Apple iPad has had record sales and has single-handedly conquered the whole tablet market. Since its launch, many Chinese tablets have been launched with Android and other OSes, but none has seen the kind of success that the iPad has.
The only tablet that has managed to come close to the iPad has been the Samsung Galaxy Tab, but it’s still way behind the iPad in terms of sales. Apple plans to launch the iPad 2 soon, which is a great move considering that Android 3.0 Honeycomb tablets like the Motorola Xoom, LG G-Slate as well as other tablets like the Blackberry Playbook and HP webOS tablets will soon be available.
The iPad will be available in both versions – Wi-Fi only, and Wi-Fi + 3G. The Wi-Fi model will be priced between Rs. 26,000 and Rs. 37,000 for the 16 GB, 32 GB and 64 GB versions.
The Wi-Fi + 3G model will be priced between Rs. 33,000 and Rs. 44,000 for the 16 GB, 32 GB and 64 GB versions. This is very competitive pricing, especially when the Galaxy Tab sells for Rs. 32,000 in the Indian market. Maybe Apple is looking to sell off its entire iPad stock before it launches the iPad 2. Whatever the reason may be, I know many people who would readily buy the iPad at these prices.
When the Samsung Galaxy Tab was first announced, there were cries of joy from Android fans who had been waiting for a good Android tablet which could compete with the iPad. The Galaxy Tab seemed perfect; it was better than the iPad in terms of specs and was powered by a more “open” OS – Android.
However, as soon as the pricing for the Galaxy Tab was announced, those very same fans started cursing it. Pricing a tablet at $599 was nuts, and expecting it to beat a juggernaut like the iPad in terms of sales at that price point was insane. Even so, the Galaxy Tab did see decent sales, though they were nowhere as good as the iPad.
With the Motorola Xoom, the much awaited Android 3.0 Honeycomb tablet which was unveiled at CES a couple of weeks back, Motorola seems to be treading down that same path again. Apparently, according to some info that Android Central dug up, the Motorola Xoom will be priced at $799 for the unsubsidized version. For Motorola’s sake, I hope that’s not true. With the iPad 2 coming soon, and many other Android tablets coming too, the Xoom, however good, cannot possibly sell a lot at this price.
When the Galaxy Tab was launched at Rs. 38,000 in India, it didn’t see many sales. Its price has since dropped to 31,000. Even if Motorola does launch it at $799, it will have to drop its price when the iPad 2 launches.
The Nokia X2 was officially announced by Nokia way back in April. It is a stylish new handset which offers some great specifications at a very reasonable price.
It is a budget feature phone which comes with a 2.2 inch display, a 5 MP camera and runs the S40 OS.
Nokia X2 Specifications
Dimensions: 111 x 47 x 13.3 mm
Weight: 81 gms
Display: 2.2 inch TFT display, 240 x 320 pixels, 256K colors
Memory: 48 MB internal memory, up to 32 GB microSD support
Camera: 5 MP camera, 2592 x 1944 pixels, LED flash
Connectivity: GPRS, EDGE, Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP
Radio: FM Radio with RDS
Battery: 860 mAh Li-ion battery
The Nokia X2 is priced at Rs. 5999, slightly higher than the speculated price of Rs. 5000. It’s a good deal for those who want a cheap feature phone with a nice camera and great music playback.
Manna from heaven for PSP gamers! (The legit ones, at least).
Console games, unlike PC games in India, are still priced fairly out of reach of the non-pirate gamer. While many of the current-gen PC games are published in India for ridiculously low prices when compared to their price in the countries of their origin, console games tend to be similarly priced to their cousins abroad. All that is set to change with E-xpress India deciding to publish eighteen PSP games for Rs. 699 under the title PSP Essentials.
The titles are mostly animation movie spin-offs or aimed at kids in general, although there are a few exceptions (Tom Clancy’s EndWar, Tomb Raider Legends and the like). It is a small step, but we are all hoping that more publishers in India aim for the rights to publish better and bigger games in India for gentler prices!
It seems like the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 mini and X10 mini Pro’s prices are out in the UK. An online shopping site called Play.com have listed both the X10 mini and X10 mini Pro with their prices and release dates.
The Xperia X10 mini is priced around £229.9 ( around $351.5 or 15,695 INR) and is supposed to get released by early June this year. The QWERTY version of X10 mini, the X10 mini Pro is priced around £249.9 ( around $382 or 17,060 INR) and is supposed to get released by end of May this year, a bit earlier than the X10 mini. The X10 mini Pro cost a bit more because of the QWERTY keypad.
The Xperia X10 mini and X10 mini pro will be available unlocked in UK. This may not be cent percent accurate but this is likely what these two phones will cost.