[email protected]: iPad 2 release and Kelly Brook game lands

Apple’s iPad 2 has been expected to be announced for a number of weeks now with the second-generation tablet now believed to be launching in the coming weeks after the original iPad underwent a number of price cuts. An Apple service not lowering its p…

Apple’s iPad 2 has been expected to be announced for a number of weeks now with the second-generation tablet now believed to be launching in the coming weeks after the original iPad underwent a number of price cuts. An Apple service not lowering its price, however, is the new in-app purchases that has seen Apple come under attack from regulators who are now looking into the company’s 30 per cent take of all sales.

 

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Kelly Brook models for a number of leading tech companies and now the super sexy Brit has landed in a video game as the face of Lynx deodorant. Not nearly as attractive but more powerful, Lady Gaga has officially broken Apple’s iTunes one million download records and looks set to capitalise on Google’s intended celebrity YouTube channels that has earmarked $100 million for the use of 20 high profile celebs.

 

Apple’s MacBook Pro is scheduled for a revamp and that revamp now looks to have been dated with the leading laptop range reported set to be unveiled and hit stores this Thursday, February 24th. Elsewhere on the Apple rumour front and the Cupertino tech giant is claimed to be working on Apple-branded fully-blown television sets following a job listing which appeared on the company’s site.

 

London’s Underground network is readying itself for the long-awaited introduction of mobile phone coverage after Chinese firm Huawei announced it would front the £50 million bill to implement the system. More upcoming tech news will see Motorola’s Xoom tablet launch in the US this Thursday but without Flash compatibility that is disappointingly being held off until later this year with a Spring 2011 arrival pegged. Check out the T3 hands-on video of the Motorola Xoom below.

 

Motorola Xoom tablet hands-on
Via: Motorola Xoom review | Source: T3 Tech Video
 

 

Posted by Luke Johnson

Samsung glasses-free 3D TV not on the agenda for 2011

Samsung has made no plans to chuck away the 3D specs having ruled out glasses-free 3D TV in the near future.

 

T3 spoke to Andy Griffiths, Vice President of Consumer Electronics for Samsung UK at the Samsung European forum in Budapest, who revealed that Smart TVs will be the main focus from a Samsung TV manufacturing point of view.

 

When we quizzed Mr Griffiths on the possibility of glasses-free 3D TV already being in the works he revealed that Samsung "have no plans to launch a product like that at this stage."

 

Griffiths added, "We believe there is a lot of work to do to get the quality right and ready for consumers homes. We have no immediate plans for glasses-free 3D. What we are concentrating on as the Samsung brand is a fully immersive high quality picture experience with goggles."

 

Whether it would be something that Samsung would have to take into consideration in the near future, Griffiths said, "Possibly. There is alot of work to do. We are one year into the 3D glasses launch and we believe that there is still a lot of good potential in that area and still more to do going forward".
 

 

Toshiba demonstrated glasses-free 3D TV technology at CES back in January, while the Nintendo 3DS and the LG Optimus 3D phone are examples of glasses-free 3D tech set to launch in 2011.

 

Samsung TV fans it seems will have to wait a little longer before being able to dump those specs.

 

If you do want to see one of the glassses-free gadgets you can own in 2011, see below for our hands-on video with the LG Optimus 3D phone.

 

LG Optimus 3D video

 

 

Source: T3 Tech videos

 

Posted by Michael Sawh

Samsung has made no plans to chuck away the 3D specs having ruled out glasses-free 3D TV in the near future.

 

T3 spoke to Andy Griffiths, Vice President of Consumer Electronics for Samsung UK at the Samsung European forum in Budapest, who revealed that Smart TVs will be the main focus from a Samsung TV manufacturing point of view.

 

When we quizzed Mr Griffiths on the possibility of glasses-free 3D TV already being in the works he revealed that Samsung "have no plans to launch a product like that at this stage."

 

Griffiths added, "We believe there is a lot of work to do to get the quality right and ready for consumers homes. We have no immediate plans for glasses-free 3D. What we are concentrating on as the Samsung brand is a fully immersive high quality picture experience with goggles."

 

Whether it would be something that Samsung would have to take into consideration in the near future, Griffiths said, "Possibly. There is alot of work to do. We are one year into the 3D glasses launch and we believe that there is still a lot of good potential in that area and still more to do going forward".
 

 

Toshiba demonstrated glasses-free 3D TV technology at CES back in January, while the Nintendo 3DS and the LG Optimus 3D phone are examples of glasses-free 3D tech set to launch in 2011.

 

Samsung TV fans it seems will have to wait a little longer before being able to dump those specs.

 

If you do want to see one of the glassses-free gadgets you can own in 2011, see below for our hands-on video with the LG Optimus 3D phone.

 

LG Optimus 3D video

 

 

Source: T3 Tech videos

 

Posted by Michael Sawh

Motorola Xoom release set for Feburary 24th without Flash

Motorola’s first foray into the tablet market the Motorola Xoom is to launch in the US this Thursday, February 24th but will lack Adobe’s Flash compatibility until later in the year.

 

Having repeatedly mocked Apple’s lack of Flash compatibility in its iPhone and iPad devices the first tablet to launch running Google’s tablet-centric Android 3.0, Honeycomb, OS, the Motorola Xoom will touch down in the states later this week with early adopters having to wait until “Spring 2011” for full Flash credentials to arrive.

 

Although Adobe has confirmed that it is already working on Flash Player 10.2 for Honeycomb, complete with high frame-rates, dual-core support and reduced CPU usage during video perusal, gameplay and animation playback, its omission from the Xoom’s launch could prove costly for Motorola. The Xoom’s stateside launch prices were officially unveiled last week with devices to hits stores priced between $600 and $799 depending on 4G credentials.

 

Stressing the importance of Flash to consumers, UK retailer the Dixons Group recently pulled sales of the Toshiba’s Folio 100 tablet despite holding UK exclusivity on the device because it did not support Adobe’e video player software. The Xoom, which is expected to hit the UK during Q2 should have been given its Flash upgrade in time for its European arrival.

 

With a fleet of Honeycomb powered tablets announced at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona last week ahead of their respective global rollouts, Adobe will need to hurry its Flash 10.2 Honeycomb compatibility if the likes of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 and LG Optimus Pad are to launch unaffected.

 

Is Flash inclusion integral to a tablet’s success or could one of the Android brigade topple the iPad without the Adobe software? Let us know what you think via the T3 Twitter and Facebook feeds.
 

Motorola Xoom tablet hands-on
Via: Motorola Xoom review | Source: T3 Tech Video
 

 

Via: Gaj-it

Posted by Luke Johnson

Motorola’s first foray into the tablet market the Motorola Xoom is to launch in the US this Thursday, February 24th but will lack Adobe’s Flash compatibility until later in the year.

 

Having repeatedly mocked Apple’s lack of Flash compatibility in its iPhone and iPad devices the first tablet to launch running Google’s tablet-centric Android 3.0, Honeycomb, OS, the Motorola Xoom will touch down in the states later this week with early adopters having to wait until “Spring 2011” for full Flash credentials to arrive.

 

Although Adobe has confirmed that it is already working on Flash Player 10.2 for Honeycomb, complete with high frame-rates, dual-core support and reduced CPU usage during video perusal, gameplay and animation playback, its omission from the Xoom’s launch could prove costly for Motorola. The Xoom’s stateside launch prices were officially unveiled last week with devices to hits stores priced between $600 and $799 depending on 4G credentials.

 

Stressing the importance of Flash to consumers, UK retailer the Dixons Group recently pulled sales of the Toshiba’s Folio 100 tablet despite holding UK exclusivity on the device because it did not support Adobe’e video player software. The Xoom, which is expected to hit the UK during Q2 should have been given its Flash upgrade in time for its European arrival.

 

With a fleet of Honeycomb powered tablets announced at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona last week ahead of their respective global rollouts, Adobe will need to hurry its Flash 10.2 Honeycomb compatibility if the likes of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 and LG Optimus Pad are to launch unaffected.

 

Is Flash inclusion integral to a tablet’s success or could one of the Android brigade topple the iPad without the Adobe software? Let us know what you think via the T3 Twitter and Facebook feeds.
 

Motorola Xoom tablet hands-on
Via: Motorola Xoom review | Source: T3 Tech Video
 

 

Via: Gaj-it

Posted by Luke Johnson

[email protected]: HTC handsets, Xperia Play release date

We’ve seen a slew of unveilings from HTC today at MWC, with the HTC Flyer tablet, the HTC Desire S, the Wildfire S, the Facebook-focused ChaCha and Salsa and the Incredible S all looming heavy on the horizon. And HTC fans don’t have long to wile away,…

We’ve seen a slew of unveilings from HTC today at MWC, with the HTC Flyer tablet, the HTC Desire S, the Wildfire S, the Facebook-focused ChaCha and Salsa and the Incredible S all looming heavy on the horizon. And HTC fans don’t have long to wile away, either, with all products getting the staple MWC Q2, 2011 release window. Pop over to the T3.com MWC 2011 microsite for your fill of hands-on videos and photos.

We also got up close and personal with LG’s Optimus Pad, which sits size-wise in the hitherto unexplored niche between the Galaxy Tab’s 7-inch and the iPad’s 9.7-inch displays, measuring in at what LG call a “perfectly balanced” 8.7 inches, like the three bears, only with tablets. Take a tour through our LG Optimus Pad photos for a look-see.
The Sony Ericsson Xperia Play (aka PlayStation Phone) got its price and release date leaked by gun-jumping mobile peddlars unlocked-mobiles.com, who report that the PSP Go-a-like will be drawing looks of disapproval from stoney-faced commuters as early as March 7th. We’ve heard nary a word on contract deals for the Xperia Play, but a SIM free version will set you back £549.98, if you pre-order it now.
After a disappointing stab at undercutting Apple’s iPad on price with the short-lived Folio 100, Toshiba are back with promises of a “premium specification” Toshiba tablet for the UK in the near future. Squeezed in amongst the standard tablet features they’ve found room for what they call “Adaptive Display Technology”, which uses sensors to judge background light and sound levels and adjusts video playback to suit.
Away from the lights of MWC and we’ve heard whisper of the iPhone 5 receiving a larger, 4-inch screen, in the same vein as those cropping up on, well, basically everything we’ve seen in Barcelona. Sound decision or baseless speculation; we are loathe to ignore the rumblings of the Apple rumour mill.
For all the breaking mobile news from Mobile World Congress 2011, head over to the T3.com MWC 2011 microsite.

Posted by Richard Wordsworth

T3 iPad app now on Apple app subs service

Apple subscriptions launched today and T3 readers will be among the first in the world to be able to use the new service from iTunes by subsribing to the T3 iPad app.

Apple has now enabled the in-app subscriptions service for the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. The change means it’s now possible for anyone with content-based apps – magazines, newspapers, video and music – to give users the opportunity to sign up to a continued service using the App Store’s usual billing process.

Publishers can choose the frequency of the subscription from a choice of weekly, monthly, bi-monthly, quarterly, bi-yearly or yearly, and when bought the user will be charged at that frequency.

 

T3 iPad app now available on subscription

The news ties in with the launch of the iPad’s first subscription-based app, ‘The Daily’ newspaper, and readers of T3’s iPad Edition can now benefit as well.

 

The T3 iPad App
Download the T3 iPad app here
Top reasons to download the app
 

Apple’s simple subs philosophy

Apple’s currently-ill CEO Steve Jobs said of the new service: “Our philosophy is simple—when Apple brings a new subscriber to the app, Apple earns a 30 percent share; when the publisher brings an existing or new subscriber to the app, the publisher keeps 100 percent and Apple earns nothing.

"All we require is that, if a publisher is making a subscription offer outside of the app, the same (or better) offer be made inside the app, so that customers can easily subscribe with one-click right in the app. We believe that this innovative subscription service will provide publishers with a brand new opportunity to expand digital access to their content onto the iPad, iPod touch and iPhone.”

This change means that subscribing to the T3 iPad Edition just got a whole lot easier. Just set up your preferences in iTunes, sit back and relax!

Has this change rocked your app-filled world? Let us know on the T3 Twitter feed.
 

Posted by Adam Bunker

Apple subscriptions launched today and T3 readers will be among the first in the world to be able to use the new service from iTunes by subsribing to the T3 iPad app.

Apple has now enabled the in-app subscriptions service for the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. The change means it’s now possible for anyone with content-based apps – magazines, newspapers, video and music – to give users the opportunity to sign up to a continued service using the App Store’s usual billing process.

Publishers can choose the frequency of the subscription from a choice of weekly, monthly, bi-monthly, quarterly, bi-yearly or yearly, and when bought the user will be charged at that frequency.

 

T3 iPad app now available on subscription

The news ties in with the launch of the iPad’s first subscription-based app, ‘The Daily’ newspaper, and readers of T3’s iPad Edition can now benefit as well.

 

The T3 iPad App
Download the T3 iPad app here
Top reasons to download the app
 

Apple’s simple subs philosophy

Apple’s currently-ill CEO Steve Jobs said of the new service: “Our philosophy is simple—when Apple brings a new subscriber to the app, Apple earns a 30 percent share; when the publisher brings an existing or new subscriber to the app, the publisher keeps 100 percent and Apple earns nothing.

"All we require is that, if a publisher is making a subscription offer outside of the app, the same (or better) offer be made inside the app, so that customers can easily subscribe with one-click right in the app. We believe that this innovative subscription service will provide publishers with a brand new opportunity to expand digital access to their content onto the iPad, iPod touch and iPhone.”

This change means that subscribing to the T3 iPad Edition just got a whole lot easier. Just set up your preferences in iTunes, sit back and relax!

Has this change rocked your app-filled world? Let us know on the T3 Twitter feed.
 

Posted by Adam Bunker