I’m a big fan of car racing and my dream car is a Bugatti Veyron (currently on sale at eBay for $1.65 million USD). Until that day comes I have to resort to playing games on the iPhone.
An app that was recently added by Freeverse is “Days of Thunder”. This is a classic racing game that brings back memories from the old arcade days. You can have the opportunity to play the not-so-insane Tom Cruise as Cole Trickle. To play the game you start off at the Amateur level and race against 7 others – the other levels are Qualifying, Semi-Pro, Pro, Superstar, and Endurance. As you win races you increase your rank.
On the race track you use the iPhone’s accelerometer to increase your speed your way and hopefully win the Days of Thunder Cup. Some features allow you to “Drop the Hammer” and get a burst of speed and invincibility.
You can buy this through the AppStore for $2.99 here. But check out this video for a preview:
Vertu Nurburgring Race Track Edition is on sale at eBay for a measly $4,599 USD. There are only 1,000 of these made and retail for over $8,000, but seller “ouy_kcuf” ensures his used Vertu is an authentic device. The sad part for us Canadians is that it’s only available for US residents, so if you know somebody you can put your bid in at eBay.
According to Pinch Media, based on the first 30,000,000 iPhone application downloads from Apple’s App Store, a free app has less than 5% chance of being used past the 30 day mark. In addition, only 20% of free apps are used on more than once.
Pinch Media, “Unless there’s something inherent about the app that screams free, sell it.”
From our post earlier this week we knew that Rogers was set to release the LG Secret. This device certainly looks like it will be a good product to get your hands on. Thanks to Treatz over at HowardForums for updating this with the following prices with it’s availability:
3-year contract: $149.99 (Promo offer that requires voice and unlimited on device browsing)
2-year contract: $299.99
1-year contract: $349.99
The LG Secret is a touchscreen slider phone that comes with a 2.4 inch screen (240 x 320 pixels), weighs in at 166 grams with overall dimensions of 102.8 x 50.8 x 11.8 mm. This has a 5 megapixel camera that has auto focus, flash and video capabilities and accelerometer when viewing images, and good for gaming.Additional entertainment features are included such as games, music player, FM radio and expandable memory up to 16 GB.
Twitter and Bell have worked together to bring their customers the ability to have Twitter 2-way text message updates from Twitter on their mobile phone.
According the the Twitter blog: “Today we’re super excited to be activating full, two-way SMS service for Canadian Twitter-ers who are also customers of Bell Mobility. If you’re a Bell Mobility customer, you can update Twitter via SMS and receive updates from Twitter via SMS. There are no limits and no added fees (beyond your normal texting plan). If you haven’t already, you can activate your phone to Twitter over SMS. Special thanks to Bell’s enthusiasm and eagerness to make this happen.”
Back in November Kodak filed lawsuit and also a complaint with the U.S. International Trade Commission that Samsung used Kodak’s design for the capture, data compression and storage of pictures. Now, Samsung has fired back at Kodak over mobile phone camera technology patents.
Sasmung asked the ITC to block the importation of Eastman Kodak digital cameras as the technology infringes on Samsung patents. Samsung spokeswoman Lee Eun-hee said “Samsung Electronics plans to respond actively to this litigation (by Kodak)”.
Can’t we all just get along?
Remember the little device that made a big impact during this years CES? Yes, the LG-GD910 3G Watch Phone. This little gem has got worldwide attention for its design. Recently, European mobile carrier Orange decided to sell this later this year… so this product has legs and seems like the timing is right.
Forbes wrote a great piece on the history of the LG-GD910 3G Watch Phone… which took 3 years to make and designers started to mold the idea in 2006, but later to put the idea on hold as consumers were not ready for it. LG VP of mobile communications design research lab, Kangheui Cha said “The feedback was, basically, ‘I don’t think we’re ready yet”. It was not until 2007 that the designers went full force says Cha “That time, the available technology and design trends were in harmony”.
The best deal we could find this week is the TELUS BlackBerry Curve 8330 at Future Shop for $19.99. This price is based on a 3-year contract.
The fine print says “Some conditions apply. See in-store for details. New three-year activation required on a combination of voice, email & web plans or talk & email plans with value totaling $45 or more. “
We all know that President Obama has had the luxury of keeping his beloved BlackBerry. The real reason was not to stay in touch with family and friends… but to feed his habit of playing BrickBreaker!
Star Magazine reports that a confident to the President says “He plays to unwind. Every night before bed, he gives it a few minutes. His high score is around 15,000!”
We have some updates regarding the upcoming launch of the BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8230.
Originally according to the internal document the date was March 6th, but our Bell friends have given us word that the new launch date will be moved up one week to February 27th… only time will tell though. (The Palm Treo Pro will be launching that date too now)
Pricing will be as follows on a minimum voice and data plan:
More info to come… will you be lining up?