Riptide GP comes to us from Vector Unit, the developer of Hydro Thunder Hurricane for the Xbox Live Arcade. While that game features a number of souped-up racing boats with weapon attachments, Riptide GP returns to the water for a comparatively tuned-down affair. Instead of boats with Gatling cannons, you race jet skis against AI opponents; you can pull off tricks in order to fill a boost meter, which can then be used to further a lead or recover from a costly spill.
Nielson's latest statistics show little change over last month's, with Android, iOS, and BlackBerry holding first, second, and third place, respectively. Admittedly, the numbers for Android and iOS dropped a percent each to 36% and 26% while BlackBerry moved up a percent to 23%, but still - relatively unchanged.
However, this month's report included an interesting look at data usage. Perhaps due to the much larger community of power users, Android owners suck down 582 MB of data per month, 90 MB (18%) more than iOS (492 MB). This comes despite the fact that less users on a whole seem to actively engage in heavy data-consumption activities:
- 74 percent of Android smartphone owners and 79 percent of iPhone owners report having downloaded apps in the past 30 days
- 43 percent of Android owners and 46 percent of iPhone owners say they streamed online music or mobile radio in the past 30 days
- 35 percent of Android smartphone consumers and 37 percent of iPhone owners report having watched video or mobile TV in the past 30 days
Update: One of our commenters has pointed out that a current Sprint carrier-switch incentive plan (offering $125 per line to switch from another carrier) ends on June 23rd. Oddly convenient timing, don't you agree? That makes this date seem even more likely. Thanks Todd!
Well, there's been a lot of rumor-mongering about the EVO 3D's release date, and we've stayed pretty silent on the matter. Today, thanks to the good folks over at Phandroid, we've got a date we feel pretty confident in posting (in the sense that it was probably real at the time the flyer in question was printed):
Aside from the almost annoyingly ever-present Green Hornet ad-placement, at the center of the ad you can clearly see the words "Pre-order the new HTC EVO 3D Today.
Update: It has been confirmed by T-Mobile that the Sensation 4G will cost $199.99 on a two-year contract after a $50 mail-in rebate. Still no word on off-contract pricing, however.
It doesn't come as much of a surprise, but T-Mobile has finally announced the release date of the long-awaited Sensation 4G - by June 15 at T-Mobile retail stores, and as early as June 12 at select Wal-Mart locations. Unfortunately, T-Mobile didn't provide anything in the way of pricing, but we'll certainly be hearing about that in the coming days. For a quick reminder of specs on this beast of a phone:
- 1.2 GHz dual core Snapdragon processor
- 4.3" qHD (960 x 540) display
- Android 2.3 with Sense 3.0
- 768 MB RAM
- 8 megapixel camera with LED flash
- 1080p video capture
- HSPA+ "4G"
- 1520 mAH battery
Remember, the full press release puts the release date as "by June 15," so there's a good chance that you'll be seeing the Sensation 4G in stores before that date.
Apparently Motorola is in the middle of a site redesign. Exciting, right? Pff... no. But the contents that were discovered because of said site redesign... now that's pretty exciting. PocketNow has acquired some images of the new site that display some upcoming Moto devices, including the XOOM 2, a couple of new handsets, and, curiously enough, a watch.
Let's start off with the new phones: the Slimline and the Zaha (shown above, respectively). First off, we have absolutely zero information on this pair, aside from the fact that they look super clean and thin. It's probably pretty likely that these are just codenames as well, so I wouldn't expect to walk in to your provider looking for them by these names in the foreseeable future.
It looks like US Cellular's Android family is going to grow a bit over the next couple of weeks, as two new phones will be hitting the shelves: the HTC Merge and LG Genesis.
Even as a mid-range device, the HTC Merge is one that needs little introduction, as it has seen the spotlight on more than one occasion. Nevertheless, here are the specs of this lil beauty:
- 3.8 inch 480x800 Super LCD display
- 800MHz processor
- Global Ready
- 512MB RAM
- 5MP rear camera with 720p video capture
- 2GB built-in storage
- 8GB SD Card
- Physical QWERTY
- Android 2.2
The LG Genesis is a dual-screened, full keyboard sporting flipper that just so happens to be a US Cellular Exclusive.
If there's one thing that annoys us all, it's trying to use a device outside in the sunlight - on some devices it's almost impossible to see the contents of the screen without contorting into all sorts of odd positions to create just the right combination of shade and viewing angle.
However, display maker Pixel Qi is looking to change the game with its newly-announced duo of screens: a 7 inch 1024x600 and 10.1 inch 1280x800, both of which are low power and highly readable in outdoor light. Have a looksee at this video of CEO Mary Lou Jespen putting the 10.1 incher head-to-head against the iPad:
Not only are these new displays low power and easily readable, but they're also super thin, with the 10.1 inch coming in at a super slim 3mm, while the 7 inch could get as thin as 2mm.