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T-Mobile has reached out to us to confirm the previously leaked pricing for the Galaxy S III, and now it’s officially official — this puppy’s expensive.
Starting tomorrow, T-Mobile will offer the Samsung Galaxy S III in 16GB or 32GB memory options paired with T-Mobile’s Value or Classic service plans.
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As promised, the $35 Raspberry Pi Linux computer was made available for pre-order on Wednesday. The single-board computer is equipped with a 700MHz processor, 256MB of RAM, SD card support, two USB ports, an Ethernet hookup and both HDMI and RCA outputs. Despite the low cost and small size — which is roughly equal to a credit card — the Raspberry Pi computer is powerful enough to run games such as Quake III Arena and power 1080p video. Additionally, the cheaper Model A unit, which removes the Ethernet hookup and a USB port, received an increase from 128MB to 256MB of RAM and will be on sale later this year. “Raspberry Pi provides a revolutionary low cost platform, which opens up programming to a whole new audience,” the company said in a press release. “We are very honoured to have been chosen to work with the Foundation as a distribution partner at the launch of this exciting new tool.” Users interested in the device will have to be patient, however. The Raspberry Pi Twitter account confirmed that Farnell’s stock was depleted after less than a day of pre-order availability, and further inventory is expected in about a month. Read on for the company’s press release.
Verizon Wireless is planning on introducing a number of promotions starting February 10th, in addition to availability of the Motorola DROID 4. The DROID 4 will sell for $199.99 with a two-year agreement. Starting on the 10th, all Motorola RAZR smartphones will be buy one get one free, and this includes the recently-introduced DROID RAZR MAXX, in addition to the purple and white color models. Verizon is also bringing back the company’s double data promotion, which, doubles your smartphone data. This applies to any 4G LTE smartphone purchase, and will give you 4GB of data for just $30 a month. If you’re still running around with a feature phone or basic cell phone, Verizon is offering a trade-in deal which will give you a $30 Verizon gift card for your old phone, and this is an in-store offer with immediate gift card. Lastly, Verizon is giving customers $100 off any 4G LTE tablet with the purchase of any phone and two-year agreement.
The Raspberry Pi Foundation is preparing to launch a new ultra-affordable Linux-powered computer next month that is the size of a credit card. It’s so affordable, in fact, that it will cost just $25 or $35, depending on how much RAM the buyer requires. In an interview with Edge, Raspberry Pi Foundation head David Braben said, despite the size and low cost, the Raspberry Pi computer is powerful enough to run games such as Quake III Arena and power 1080p video. The company will launch just 10,000 units to developers next month, mostly in the United Kingdom. “At the moment we’re appealing to techy people because we want people to give their time for free, writing software and improving things, porting them from other places, and putting them into the public domain, essentially, so we can use them for education,” Braben said, noting that he hopes to turn the developer board into a consumer-friendly device next year. The Raspberry Pi is equipped with a 700MHz processor, 128MB or 256MB of RAM, support for an SD card, and both HDMI and RCA outputs.
Gameloft has released a free version of its popular UNO app for Android, which is now available in the Android Market. For those of you who can’t remember your childhood, UNO is the extremely addictive card game that matches numbers and colors until the winner is left with a single winning card. UNO for Android supports multiplayer matchups via online pairing or locally through Wi-Fi or Bluetooth, and is compatable with all versions of Android, including Honeycomb. Keep in mind that the free pricetag comes with embedded ads, so the $2.99 ad-free version is still available. Hit the break to download.
We interrupt our regularly scheduled Amazon Kindle Fire review for this timely editorial.
I’m really not a tinfoil hat type — maybe a little too much on the other side of that spectrum, actually. But I’m really not crazy about how Amazon’s shipping the Kindle Fire. Here’s how it works: You order a Kindle Fire from Amazon, they ship it to you. You open the shipping box, and then the specially designed, “Certified frustration-free packaging” (which is pretty cool and mostly frustration-free). Unwrap the Kindle Fire, turn it on and connect to Wifi.
While information about Apple’s new iOS app and retail plans have leaked out in various forms over the past few weeks, we now have the whole story thanks to a trusted source. On Thursday, Apple’s new retail store app for iOS will launch, and it will bring two major features with it. First, it will enable online ordering with retail store pick up. This has already started happening in a few stores in California and New York City Apple stores as well, and more stores will go live on Thursday. Hit the jump for details on what happens when you place an order through the app to pick up in a retail store nearby.
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