PhoneScholar.com 8-31-10 Samsung Epic $200 on Amazon, Expectations from Apple Event tomorrow

http://www.phonescholar.com/ The Samsung Epic 4G from Sprint is on sale from Amazon for $199.99 with 2 year contract and all the other stuff, What to expect and what to hope for announcements from the Apple Fall Event tomorrow, The eLocity A7 tablet is set to go up against the iPad-preoreders start tomorrow on Amazon, Staples to offer Amazon Kindle, Borders continues e-reader price wars, drops Libre ebook Pro to $99.99, T-Mobile expands HSPA+ network to 8 more cities-now covering 55 major metro areas.

Borders continues e-reader price war

Retailer announces that the price of the Libre eBook Pro device will drop below $100 mark on Wednesday

The price tag for e-readers will drop below the $100 threshold on Wednesday when Borders starts selling the Aluratek Libre eBook Pro device for $99.99.

The book retailer also announced today that it will start selling the Kobo e-Reader tomorrow for $129.99, which is $20 less than its previous price. The Borders Web site today is offering buyers a $149.99 Kobo device with a free $20 gift card, essentially lowering the price to $129.99 already.

Borders CEO Mike Edwards described the moves as a way for “even more Borders customers to purchase e-readers at a great value.”
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T-Mobile expands HSPA Plus network, plans 42 Mbps speeds in 2011

T-Mobile has been aggressively expanding its HSPA+ footprint for some time now, and today they’ve announce that the service has gone live is another eight major cities across the U.S. The carrier is now offering “4G speeds” of up to 21 Mbps in Boston, Mass.; Erie, Penn.; Fresno, Palm Springs and San Diego, Calif.; Miami, Fla.; Richmond, Va.; Spokane, Wash.; and Topeka, Kan. With these upgrades, T-Mo is covering 100 million Americans in 55 major metropolitan areas. T-Mobile also confirmed news that we’ve heard in the past, saying that they plan to upgrade their HSPA+ network next year, bringing theoretical speeds up to 42 Mbps. Check out the full press release below. Read the rest of this entry »

Samsung Epic 4G on Amazon for $199

Link to Epic on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B003ZDO2H6

If you’re moving to Sprint to get yourself the Epic 4G — and have more patience than we do — you can save yourself about $50. Amazon has the Epic 4G listed on its website for $199 for new contract signers. If you’ve been debating whether to get the EVO or the Epic, and the $50 price difference was a factor you were weighing, your decision just got harder. Hit the read link to see Amazon’s deal for yourself. Be aware that you can’t see the $199 pricing on the phone until you add it to your cart.

What we do (and do not) expect to see at Apple’s Fall event tomorrow

Lest we forget, tomorrow is the big day for Apple’s annual fall event. If that guitar-laden announcement is any indication, then this event will focus on the music-oriented offerings that pepper Apple’s hardware and software lineup. The rumor and speculation surrounding this event has been building over the past few weeks and we are here to sum up what we expect to see announced tomorrow by Jobs et al and a few items that we do not.

Let’s start off with the topics that we expect to see announced tomorrow. These items have received the most attention from the press recently and fit in nicely with the theme of the event. These hot new hardware and software offerings may include: Read the rest of this entry »

The eLocity A7 tablet is set to go up against the iPad

Stream TV’s Android-based tablet should be available this November.

Starting Wednesday, Sept. 1, if all goes according to plan, you will be able to order one of the first in what will surely be an avalanche of Android-based tablet computers. That’s the day the eLocity A7, running Android 2.2 and based on the Nvidia Tegra 2 chip, will be available for pre-orders at Amazon.com.

The A7 comes from a little-known Philadelphia-based start-up called Stream TV. The $399 tablet has a seven-inch screen and will come with a wireless keyboard and other accessories. It is currently scheduled to begin shipping on Nov. 1.
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Staples to Offer Amazon Kindle

Office supplies retailer Staples will become the second third-party retailer to carry the Amazon Kindle after it launches the device early this fall, the company announced today.

The Kindle is currently only available through Amazon.com and select Target stores. Staples will carry the new $139 Wi-Fi-only Kindle model, which is smaller and lighter than its predecessor, as well as the Kindle 3G ($189) and the Kindle DX ($379). Read the rest of this entry »

PhoneScholar.com 8-30-10 Tablet Wars Video: iPad vs. Galaxy Tab vs. Verizon Motorola Stingray

http://www.phonescholar.com/ iPad vs. Galaxy Tab vs. Verizon Motorola Stingray, Android based Galaxy S may be taking advantage of an Apple backlash, T-Mobile to introdice $0 add-a-line promo on September 8th, iPad supply matches demand 5 months after launch

iPad supply matches demand five months after launch

Apple offers next-day shipping for first time since tablet’s April 3 debut

Nearly five months after the iPad’s launch, Apple has finally matched supply with demand.

Apple’s online store now shows that iPad orders will be shipped within 24 hours, the first time the tablet has been available for next-day shipping since its early April debut.

Although Apple took pre-orders for almost a month before the April 3 launch, subsequent orders for the iPad were delayed 15 business days, a mark that fell to seven to 10 days by mid-May. Earlier this month, shipping delays dropped again, first to five to seven days and then to one to three days.
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iPad v Galaxy Tab v Verizon Motorola “Stingray”: Noah on CNBC

Noah kicks off CNBC’s series on “The Next Big Thing” with a look at the future of mobile: Will tablets sell big? Will Android challenge iPad?