News@8pm: iPhone 4 free case fix and Xbox 360 Slim
Welcome to your nightly roundup of the days news, reviews and goings on courtesy of T3.com
It's been another busy day for the tech world - here's the best of the days news in digestible format:
Free iPhone case is Apple's solution to the iPhone 4 reception problems that have troubled the handset since launch. It isn't the mass product recall predicted from the short notice press conference nor is it the free Bumper case as Apple offers a cheaper alternative for free. Meanwhile however, results from a T3 speed test show that iPhone OS 4.1 has not fixed the signal problem. The test shows some pretty scary figures, ironically made possible via a speed test app available on iTunes. To add to the woes It's rumoured that Steve Jobs was made aware of the signal problems before release of the iPhone 4. The report from Bloomberg suggests that one of their own engineers had alerted the company to the signal problems that would be caused by the design.
In other mobile orientated news there is excitement to be had concerning our two favourite iPhone challengers. Rumoured specs have been released of the HTC Desire HD or HTC Ace as it could be known. The specs are mightily impressive with reports of an 8megapixel camera and 1GHZ Snapdragon processor combined with Android 2.2. Still not convinced that Android is a real alternative? Well why not check out T3's very own app chart and browse the best that Android Market has to offer.
Gamers rejoice, for the recession shall not halt your console based fragging. The Xbox 360 S came out today, offering a svelte solution to caging a 250GB hard drive, nWiFi and a direct Kinect port. This, coupled with the whisper quiet running will be more than enough to sway gamers into upgrading. If not, then maybe a price drop would: Tesco has said it will offer the console for £189 despite the profit cut. In an effort to outbid its competitors the retail giant has cut the price in preparation for the summer holidays.
Smartphone for under £100? Well now it's possible. ZTE and Three have released the Racer, a wallet hugging smartphone that will hope to steal its way into the market. The Racer is aiimed at people who long for the apps heavy and features laden Operating Systems that come with current smartphones, but might not be able to afford them. Running on Android 2.1 the phone comes with a 2.8inch screen and 3.2megapixel camera, and to sweeten the deal Three are currently offering Spotify Premium included in the price.