Tech Today: Huge iPhone 5 details revealed
With massive news on the forthcoming new iPhone, the latest Facebook for iPad dramas and the name for Amazon's soon-to-be-announced tablet finally revealed, here's the tech news that broke after you logged-off.
iPhone 5 details revealed
The 9to5Mac website has "shown its cards" by revealing what it claims to know about the new iPhone 5. While the design remains a mystery, the site says the handset will come loaded with an A5 processor, 1GB of RAM and an 8-megapixel camera. The big news however is the Assistant voice control feature
Facebook for iPad is complete, say sources
As the eternal wait for a Facebook iPad app continues, the main who headed-up the project for 8 months claims it has been ready for release since May. Jeff Verkoeyen says Facebook's inability to reach an agreement for integration into iOS 5 has led to tensions between the two companies, and has resulted in Facebook's refusal to launch the iPad app.
BlackBerry PlayBook prices slashed in the US
The BlackBerry Playbook tablet may be headed the way of the HP TouchPad after several key gadget retailers across the US cut the price. The likes of Office Depot, Staples, Best Buy and Wal-Mart are offering the PlayBook for as little as $250 (£150)
Amazon "Kindle Fire" coming on Wednesday
The Amazon tablet, which is strongly expected to be unveiled on Wednesday, will be called the Kindle Fire according to the TechCrunch blog. Amazon sent out an invite to the press on Friday and the 7-inch tablet will be ready to ship in the second week of August
Motorola Xoom 2 Media Edition set for launch
A 8.2-inch HD Motorola Xoom 2 tablet is in the offing according to the This Is My Next site. The so-called 'Media Edition' weights just 0.95lbs and can be easily held with one hand, says the report. The HD IPS display will have anti-glare coating and a Gorilla Glass splash-proof display