Verizon customers with a Motorola Droid X are preparing for a helluva jump to Android 2.2 tomorrow. Finally catching up to it's brother, the Droid 2. Along with the OS upgrade come many cool features. The Droid X will be able to switch between wifi and 3G data connections with getting loss of data or connection. Also, Flash 10.1 for Android is along for the ride, allowing for an all out surfing blitz on the web for Droid X owners. Also included is updated google map functionality as well as use of VZ Navigator (Verizon's built-in GPS software unit). This update should be available to everyone holding a Droid X tomorrow without having to wait for any over-the-air approval/notifications.
One of the most common questions would-be PC builders ask is, "Should I build now or wait until product X comes out?" You can answer your own question by asking yourself another one: Do I need something faster now?
If the answer is yes, then build now and don't worry about what products are right around the corner. It's really that simple and you only complicate by playing the waiting game. Let's say you wait for an upcoming motherboard that adds USB 3.0 support to the fray. Once it ships, you then have to decide whether to build right away or wait for the new product to mature -- new drivers, new revisions, etc -- or come down in price. And then you have to decide what other components to surround it with. Should you buy a kick-ass videocard today or wait for AMD's upcoming HD 6xxx series? If you're going to wait, you might as well put off buying your other components too, because who knows what bigger/better/faster complimentary components are lurking next week/month/quarter.
Take it from us, once you start playing the waiting, you'll never stop. There will always be new products and new technologies on the horizon, and if you're always waiting for them, you'll end up stuck with your crusty old hardware indefinitely. If you're in need of an upgrade or an overhaul and there are products out there right now that will do what you need, then build/upgrade right now.
Maybe you've seen the special prices for the soon-to-be released iPhone 4: $199* for the 16GB and $299* for 32GB. But pay special attention to those asterisks ( * ). Only certain people can get the spanking good deal, and AT&T isn't spelling it out clearly for everyone. Maybe they are just trying to get a bunch of suckers lured in to their stores and waiting for more people to speak to their online sales staff. Or maybe there is just some jokester, laughing his ass off in the back office because he wrote up some crazy rules that most people wouldn't understand.
Regardless of their reasoning, or lack there of, we waded through all the B.S. and got some answers. This is how we understand it at this time, but who knows, AT&T may change it up some more before the actual release of the iPhone 4 on June 24th.
There are actually three levels of pricing. The 'regular' pricing for the iPhone 4's are $599 (16GB) and $699 (32GB). If you are an AT&T customer, still under contract and not using an iPhone you will have to pay full price to get an iPhone 4. That's right, you get screwed. This same full price applies to anyone that does not want a 2 year contract.
For everyone else that is willing to sign up for a new 2 year agreement, here's the scoop: READ MORE
"Didn't the PS3 just get a firmware update? Something about posting all your hard-earned trophies onto your Facebook page? Yes, that sounds right. If you thought that was a big deal, wait 'til you get a load of this: According to the European PlayStation blog, yet another firmware update is imminent. And this one is pretty sweet -- seems that not only will console owners now be able to play PSP Minis, but if you've already bought a Mini for your portable and wish to play it on your PS3, you'll be able to download it to your console for free. Also included in the 3.15 update is a simplified utility for transferring data from one PS3 to another. Pretty great, right? Gamers, be sure to hit the source link for the deets." Source
"We know it can be tough scraping by with a measly 2.93GHz Xeon processor and 1TB hard drives in your Mac Pro, so you'll no doubt be pleased to know that Apple has finally seen fit to add a bit of extra horsepower to its humble little desktop. That includes a new option for a speedy 3.33GHz Xeon processor, which will add a hefty $1,200 to the base price, and a new a 2TB SATA 3Gb/s 7,200rpm hard drive option (also now available on Apple's Xserve server), which is a comparative bargain at just $350 -- though you can, of course, add four of them. Unfortunately, anyone that's thinking about doubling up on those 3.33GHz Xeon processors is still out of luck, as the 8-core rigs still top out at just 2.93Ghz." Source