February 6, 2008 |
Apple Inc. unveiled higher-priced models of its iPhone mobile handset and iPod media player with double the memory of older versions, altering its lineup for the second time in six months to encourage shoppers to spend more. The iPhone will now be available in a 16-gigabyte model for $499 and the iPod Touch in a $499, 32-gigabyte edition, the Cupertino, Calif.-based company said. The new iPod can store about 7,000 songs and the updated iPhone can hold about half that number.
January 11, 2009 |
Best Buy Co. has started selling refurbished Apple Inc. iPhones for $50 less than the new model price. The previously owned phones began selling in 350 U.S. Best Buy stores Tuesday, with 8-gigabyte iPhones going for $149 and 16-gigabyte versions going for $249. All 1,000 stores will be participating by the end of the month, according to Scott Moore, marketing vice president for the company's mobile division. The purchase requires a two-year service contract with AT&T Inc., the phone's sole wireless service provider in the U.S. Competition to sell the iPhone is increasing as the device becomes more prevalent in stores.
August 12, 2012 |
Barnes & Noble Inc. has dropped the prices of its signature Nook Tablet ahead of a reportedly updated version of the device set to be released in late September. The field for mobile and digital devices has become increasingly competitive. On Sunday, the book retailer announced that its 8-gigabyte Nook Tablet would now be sold for $179, a $20 reduction. It's 16-gigabyte Nook Tablet will cost $199, a $50 drop. And the Nook Color device will now sell for $149, a drop of $20. All of the devices include a 7-inch display and provide digital content, including e-books.
April 3, 2013 |
What's worse than being disconnected while on the road? Paying for the connectivity you need to have. A new device addresses both those woes. FreedomPop offers various connectivity via Wi-Fi/4G on its various devices - a USB stick, a hot spot and a “rocket sleeve” for an iPod Touch - that can keep you connected away from home (or even at home). Here's the good news: You get half a gigabyte free. You're probably thinking, “I'll burn through that in a nanosecond and they'll get me on the additional gigabytes I need.” Not so much.
March 14, 2012 |
In less than 48 hours, Apple's brick-and-mortar retail stores are scheduled to open early to sell the third-generation iPad in 10 different markets -- the U.S. (including Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands), Canada, Australia, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, Switzerland and Britain. Each Apple store is set to open at 8 a.m. local time instead of the usual 10 or 11 a.m. start. At many stores, iPad consumers are already lining up outside to get the hot new tablet on day one of availability.
February 13, 2012 |
Samsung surprisingly announced a new 7-inch tablet, the Galaxy Tab 2 , on Monday, that will be the company's first to run on Google's new Android Ice Cream Sandwich operating system. But, while the device is new in name, the hardware specs aren't much of a leap forward, but rather a variation of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus with less powerful hardware. The Galaxy Tab 2 is powered by a 1-gigahertz processor and packs a 4,000 mAh (milliampere-hour) battery. The Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus runs on a 1.2-gigahertz processor and a 4,100 mAh battery.