Oh you beast, Acer, you are such a beast. How dare you sillies release a slew of tablets right before a holiday when I'm going to get so much good food to eat? I can't believe it! But we'll still write about it. All of it, in a row. Then we've got a fancy review of the rough and ready Motorola Defy, a hands-on video of Marvell's Android tablet, a questioning article pondering designer 3D glasses, and another review on the Droid Pro! Android beats out Symbian in Asia, Skyfire 3.0 launches with Facebook Connect, and our big huge "A Week With" NOOKcolor continues with what might be the most important part of the whole device: reading! All this and MORE on The Daily Slash!
Also World War III may have just started in North and South Korea. No biggie.
Perhaps we're naive, but we're not sure UK carrier O2 actually want to sell any of Samsung's Galaxy Tab. Official pricing has been announced, ahead of the Froyo slate's release on November 1, and it turns out that not only is O2 not subsidizing the Tab, they're actually asking for more than most other retailers.
The early "announcements" just won't stop coming, it seems. It looks like someone at O2 couldn't keep the lid on the news any longer, and has launched a section of the site that details the HTC HD7, which will launch on the carrier later this month (in ten days). As we've come to expect, the device will feature Microsoft's upcoming mobile Operating System, Windows Phone 7, and bring a huge screen along for the ride.
Samsung has been pretty coy with official pricing for the Galaxy Tab so far, but O2 Germany has become one of the first carriers to spill the beans on a solid figure. The carrier is offering the 7-inch Android slate through their My Handy payment plan, a way to spread the cost of the device over - in this case - a 24-month period without actually getting a network subsidy. Unfortunately, early fears were correct: O2 Germany are asking for €759 ($1,047) overall for the Galaxy Tab.
Carrier O2 is raising UK iPad WiFi + 3G owners' blood pressure, with the unexpected - and quiet - decision to slice a fair chunk from data allowances for the Apple slate. Customers are being contacted with the information that their original data plans - which offered 3GB for £15 per month or 500MB for £2 per day - are now being considered "promotional allowances", and as of early October will be reduced to 2GB for £15 or 200MB for £2.
Carriers have begun throwing their wireless hats into the HTC ring, after the smartphone company confirmed that the new HTC Desire HD and HTC Desire Z would have broad availability across most of the UK networks. T-Mobile UK has announced that their Desire HD will be priced from free on a £40 24-month agreement, while Vodafone will only say that they are indeed planning to offer the HD.
O2 has apparently confirmed that it will be releasing the Android 2.1 Eclair update for the Dell Streak later this week, with the scheduled September launch of the new firmware taking place on Wednesday 1st. A bridging release while Dell polish their Android 2.2 Froyo build for the Streak, according to The Really Mobile Project Android 2.1 brings 720p HD video recording, live wallpaper support, native multitouch and speed boosts, among other things.
Ranking systems are used for pretty much everything, in one way or another. And ranking how "green" your piece of technology is one way all those eco-friendly individuals out there can determine whether or not your gadget is the next thing they'll shell out their money for. Thanks to a new system brought together from UK carrier O2, cell phones are making their presence known on the green list. However, you shouldn't expect to see the iPhone on there -- Apple's not allowing their device to be tested, or listed.