Smartphones

First Impressions of the iPhone 4, Part II

We’ll have a more in-depth review of Apple’s iPhone 4 soon but we’ve spent enough time today and in the past to touch on a couple very important details. At first glance, the screen and industrial design make the iPhone 4 stand out from previous generations. Looks aren’t everything or maybe they are.

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Unboxing the iPhone 4

A very good friend of Techland was kind enough to lend us her/his/it iPhone 4 for an unboxing. Not that it’s a big secret. Check back in the AM for more.

Prepaid MiFi Device Coming From Virgin Mobile on Monday

Virgin Mobile will give semi-frequent travelers even less reason to get locked into a two year wireless data contract on Monday when its prepaid MiFi device hits shelves in Best Buy and Radio Shack stores.

The MiFi is a battery powered pocket router that pulls in a 3G data signal over Sprint’s network, which Virgin Mobile leases, and …

iPhone 4 Review Roundup

Reviews for Apple’s newest moneymaker are starting to trickle in. We’ll have our own review in due time but here’s a look at some early iPhone 4 critiques while you wait.

New York Times:

“Now, the iPhone is no longer the undisputed king of app phones. In particular, the technically inclined may find greater flexibility and choice

What You Need To Know About iPhone Availability at AT&T

So, you ordered an iPhone 4 from AT&T, huh? According to AT&T, sales were unprecedented with pre-orders on June 15 being 10 times higher than they were for the iPhone 3GS a year prior.

AT&T will fulfill all preorders on the iPhone 4 for those that preordered on June 15. If you didn’t then you’re going to have to wait until …

Apple Shares Your Location With ‘Partners and Licensees’

If you’ve opened up the App Store on your iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad recently, you were likely prompted to accept Apple’s new terms and conditions policy before being able to download anything. It happened to me yesterday and, acting like a true consumer, I accepted the policy without reading all 45+ pages of it on my phone’s tiny …

Swype Said To Be Working on iPhone and iPad Software

Swype is a pretty compelling new input method for touch-screen devices. Most of us have seen Samsung’s world record breaking fastest text messaging commercial, which seemed a bit gimmicky until I actually tried it out on a device.

In an article this morning in the NYT, Jenna Wortham reports that Swype is “tinkering” with …

PSA: Best Buy To Get 20-70 iPhone 4s Per Store

It’s unclear when the white iPhone 4s will start shipping but iClarified supposedly has projected inventory numbers for a number of Best Buy stores across the country. For whatever reason, the stores in Florida will receive the bulk of the first shipments of the iPhone 4 from Apple.

And now you know.

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Apple iOS 4 Software Update Rolling Out to iPhone Owners

We’re hearing scattered reports of Apple’s newly updated mobile operating system iOS 4 being rolled out through iTunes. You’ll need to update to iTunes 9.2 for it to take effect. I haven’t gotten the software kicked to my phone yet—wait, something’s happening. Whoomp, there it is. Just went live.

The update is free for iPhone 3G …

Apple’s FaceTime Won’t Gobble Up Your Minutes

Turns out that Apple’s FaceTime video chat won’t eat away at your minutes or push you over the data cap brink.

Duh.

Am I the only one that understands how FaceTime works? It uses Wi-Fi so, you know, it wouldn’t eat away at your voice or data allotment. This straight from the horse’s mouth:

“The voice call ends as soon …

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