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Jacob Varghese

Member since: Feb 26th, 2007

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Confirmed: iPad 2 will NOT be carrier-locked in Canada, or anywhere else (

Mar 6th 2011 11:08PM So if it's not locked, I should be able to use the CDMA version on other US CDMA carriers. Sprint?

Apple Store down and back up with few changes (

Jan 26th 2011 1:16AM They just added the iPhone5 ahead of schedule. Wow. Oh my.
There's more....
The new iPad 2 is now available.

Rumor: Next generation iPod nano will be super tiny (

Aug 30th 2010 3:41PM Don't get wrapped up in semantics.

Shuffle is replaced with new iPod.

Nano is merged into iPod touch.

Classic is merged into iPod touch.

iPod to be used only by people focused on music.

Everyone else uses an iPod touch or iPad nano.

TomTom reveals plans for App Store in battle against smartphone navigation (Engadget)

Apr 29th 2010 9:14AM App Stores will work on mobile phones, tablets and desktops.
1. A hardware GPS is expected to do only one thing but do it very well and very a good price - should be no more than $100.
2. GPS software for phones and tablets should be their other focus.
Build one for every major mobile/tablet platform.

This GPS App Store is a distraction from their core focus.

Intel putting some ultra-thin laptop CPUs on hold to gauge demand? (Engadget)

Apr 2nd 2010 4:04PM Ok cool. So let's go ahead and complete that switch to ARM.

Rumor: Verizon Wireless prepares for the iPhone (

Dec 18th 2009 9:11PM Please do some research on the differences between CDMA and wcdma. Just because the name is similar doesn't make the technology the same.

Garmin nuvifone G60 going for $100 on Amazon (Engadget)

Oct 28th 2009 9:45AM I don't get why they don't focus on the software plus accessory route like TomTom.

They would be able to reach the largest market by releasing apps on iTunes, android, BB, and Nokia markets.

Virgin Mobile USA (VM): A wireless breakout? (BloggingStocks)

Sep 16th 2009 2:58AM am I missing something or is this post incredibly stupid????

Sprint agreed to buy VM for a little over $5.

Mac mini, Apple TV to use new Ion platform? (

Jan 17th 2009 12:52PM I read that review and I'm buying it.

OS X 64 bit
+Atom 330
+Nvidia ION Platform
+bluetooth keyboard
+new remote
+Apple TV interface access to Hulu/Netflix..
+DVR functionality
+iTunes Games
= new Apple One (more powerful Apple TV)
for $299

It would be the perfect computer for most casual users.
At that pricepoint, it would be a very attractive thin client for corporate use.
Apple would continue to produce Mac Minis with more powerful processors as there is still very much a market for lower price quality desktops - schools, colleges, corporations, server farms. I do think they should rid it of the optical drive though.

Peek wants your input on hacks / tweaks to make e-mail handheld better (Engadget)

Nov 16th 2008 9:38PM Add this:
1. Exchange Support
2. Texting to all wireless carriers
3. IM
4. real html web browsing
5. GPS

and I can see it being a hug hit with:
1. corps trying to save money compared to blackberrys
2. Kids (most kids don't really need a cell phone) and would love something that offered unlimited txting, email