Hard to imagine, but the Sony PSP is almost seven years old. Announced back in May 2004, Sony’s gaming handheld was described as the "Walkman of the 21st Century" and proceeded to spawn several generations of hardware in the fight to take on Nintendo’s DS. Now, the PSP is giving way to the Sony NGP, the Next Generation Portable. Read on as SlashGear 101 takes you through everything you need to know.
The time to scoop a cut-price first-gen iPad is fast running out, as Apple's remaining stock - discounted since the launch of the iPad 2 - dwindles. The iPad WiFi 16GB, which was slashed to $349, is now no longer available, making the cheapest "iPad 1" now the WiFi 32GB model at $429, still $70 cheaper than the entry-level 16GB iPad 2.
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AT&T hasn't quite gotten their act together as quick as they had hoped with this one. Sometimes the real answer is that these systems are technically the bleeding edge, and it's not some conspiracy to keep you from achieving your top speeds on the wireless internet. Here's a little help discerning the technical specs from behind the marketing malarkey surrounding the wireless broadband available on the market.
With the iPad 2 WiFi having bared its secrets already, it only seems fair that the WiFi + 3G model should have the same treatment. iFixit wasn't going to let a little thing like scarcity stop them from ripping asunder the WWAN-enabled tablet and peering at its cellular guts, and we can't say we blame them.
Yesterday's bombshell that AT&T would be buying T-Mobile USA for $39 Billion in cash and stock send shockwaves all over the industry yesterday, but today, the aftershocks have just as much resonance. AT&T representatives have casually mentioned that T-Mobile customers will have to replace their 3G phones once the merger is approved. The mandatory upgrade is due to the fact that AT&T will be spending over $8 billion to convert T-Mobile's entire network of 3G towers to 4G, rendering T-Mobile customers 3G phones obsolete sooner or later.
AT&T is doing its utmost this morning to convince investors, regulators and the general public that its proposed acquisition of T-Mobile USA is more than just a good idea for the carrier's shareholders. In the AT&T presentation [pdf link; see gallery after the cut], the carrier promises that AT&T and T-Mobile customers will see benefits within a year of the deal closing; that will include freeing up T-Mobile's 1700MHz AWS spectrum for AT&T to use for LTE roll-out.
Sprint has updated its portable WiMAX hotspot, in the shape of the Sprint Overdrive Pro. Offering both 3G and 4G connectivity, the Overdrive Pro boosts the number of simultaneous supported clients to eight (up from five on the original Overdrive) as well as coming in at a lower price.
Sony is reportedly working on a new CyberShot digital camera with integrated 3G, which would allow for instant mobile uploads of photos and videos. According to gdgt's sources, the new camera would come with a limited data allowance as part of the purchase price, with bigger data packages available for heavier users.
HP's webOS Touchpad tablet has escaped into the wild, flaunting its SIM card slot and frolicking with a first-gen iPad. Vietnamese site Tinhte scored the prototype, which hasn't yet been shown functioning, and dug around in its edge-mounted SIM reader.
With few surprises, techies were underwhelmed with Apple’s iPad 2 announcement, but I’m confident that consumers will be thrilled with the product. Apple already had a massive lead in the consumer tablet market it created, and these "underwhelming" upgrades should keep the company comfortably ahead. Apple has given competitors an opening by sticking to 3G, and it did not further pressure them with a lower entry price point or higher-resolution display. However, Apple has three critical advantages.