This week has brought a lot of revelations for the Apple world. We'll start with what we learned from the iPad launch - 2 new iPhones coming soon. Someone with too much time on their hands went searching through the iPad firmware and discovered a series of new hardware models. iPhone3,2, iPhone3,3, iPod4,1 and iProd2,1. A new iPod Touch is not unexpected, especially with one of the next announcements we will discuss and an upgrade to the iPad is not surprising as Apple never keeps their first model anything on the market too long. The double iPhones, however, is a bit more of a surprise. We would definitely expect to hear about a new model soon, but 2 new models indicates to me that we will see AT&T's exclusivity ending soon, and a new CDMA version could be around the corner. I have heard rumors from an Apple employee that there is a CDMA device in the works, but it wasn't expected to carry the iPhone branding.
Sprint has had a long history with sports. Many years ago, ESPN launched their own mobile offering - ESPN Mobile - that was run on Sprint's mobile network using rebranded Sprint phones, most notably the Samsung A900. Later, Sprint gained an exclusive deal with the NFL to provide Sprint NFL Live, an app available on almost all of their handsets, that provided streaming of live content as well as news stories, special announcements and exclusive videos. Recently, however, Sprint NFL Live was shut down because Verizon Wireless offered almost double, a total of $720 million, to take the exclusivity away from Sprint.
Rumor alert, rumor alert! There was talk earlier this week that the YouTube outage was caused by outside tampering, but the rumor has been put to rest.
As we know, Google has pulled the plug on censorship in China earlier this week, leaving room for speculation surrounding the YouTube outage. Technical problems caused the site to be down for only about an hour on Thursday morning, and in no way is related to Google's recent move.
Here at PLuGHiTz Live! Radio, we have been forcing ourselves to keep pace with the ever growing and quickly changing world of Twitter. It's been a while so feel free to catch up on what's happened so far with
Twitter Gets Another Cool $100 Million....Seriously? and Twitter Is Worth One Billion? Why?. Otherwise this is what has been going on since we last reported Twitter's exploits, or lack there of. Biz Stone and Evan Williams finally presented a business model at the South by Southwest interactive festival in March as promised.
Wait. What's that? I'm sorry, this just came in that in fact that didn't happen.
The problem with the Easter weekend is that it's one of the many holidays celebrated the world over in which we don't get presents. Don't get me wrong, peeps are delicious and extremely satisfying but not as satisfying as getting a brand new game half off. Thanks to Toys R Us that has been made possibility.
On April 2nd and 3rd, stores nationwide, as well as the retailer's site, will offer the sale on its entire stock of video games, among other non-gaming goods. You could pick up two MW2's for you and a friend who just haven't had the money to afford shooting up terrorists. Or you could pick yourself up copies of
Skate and Skate 2, so you can catch yourself up on the franchise in anticipation for Skate 3.
What games have you been waiting for a deal on to purchase and are you going to take advantage of this sale to buy it?
It seems our friends at EA Mythic are really trying to get themselves some more subscribers. Recently they have made their "Unlimited Trial" instantly upgradeable! Meaning what you may ask? This basically means that if you already have a trial version of
Warhammer Online downloaded you now are no longer required to buy a retail version of the game to gain access to everything the game has to offer. Instead, you can just upgrade you account and all you have to do is pay a subscription fee of $15 per month. While it is nice that you don't have to shell out an additional $10, yes that's right - the game is only $10, it gives us a little glimpse into how well Warhammer Online is doing and just how big its current player base is.
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