Before you start asking, “where do I camp out?”, the pre-orders for the new iPhone is happening in Germany.
A report coming from Bloomberg revealed that Germany’s Deutsche Telekom has already opened pre-orders for the new iPhone right now. This is highly irregular considering the fact that no confirmed information, including its launch date and event official name of the device has been announced by Apple.
If anything, this is a very clear indication that the launch of the next generation iPhone is very close (and by close we mean within these two months).
In addition, trusted tech blog, BGR, says invitations to a special media event at which Apple will unveil the new phones are expected to be issued within this week.
We’re not expecting to get one anytime soon.
Anyway…if you’re wondering, iPhones from Germany are not SIM-locked and can be purchased outright (i.e. without a term contract), so if you have a friend in Germany, you might be in luck.
Read our previous posts on the Nokia N9 here.
The 10.1″ honeycomb tablet from HTC has been revealed as the HTC Jetstream, formerly known as the HTC Puccini. This is a 4G LTE ready tablet which is offered via AT&T network. Outright, it goes for a rather pricey US$849.99 (approx. RM2550) or US$699.99 (approx. RM2100) on 2 years contract.
The HTC Jetstream runs on a Qualcomm’s dual core 1.5GHz processor, 1GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage which is upgradable via microSD. Powering the device is a 7300mAh battery rated at 12 hours of web usage. At the back, there’s a 8MP camera with dual flash and there’s a 1.3MP camera at the front. In terms of software, it runs on Android 3.1 with HTC Sense.
Overall, the HTC Jetstream is pretty high spec’ed but it isn’t as slim as today’s contenders. The Jetstream is 13mm thick and weighs 708 grams. One thing we frown upon is the price that’s way too expensive for a honeycomb tablet, even if it LTE ready.
Next question is when will HTC offer plain WiFi or 3G version? Hopefully the pricing will be competitive as they would need to battle it out with other Honeycomb players such as ASUS, Lenovo, Samsung and Motorola.
For more info, you can get more details at AT&T page.
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