Not Android, but Awesome: Amazon Prime Air Wants to Deliver Packages to You in 30 Minutes Using Drones

Life would probably be a lot less awesome if Amazon’s Prime service did not exist. Forget the streaming video part of it all, I’m talking specifically about its free 2-day and low-priced 1-day shipping options when you become a subscriber. I probably can’t even put into words how much I rely on Amazon for personal and professional items to be delivered within a day or two at such low rates. But what if we could get those same items even faster? Amazon is going to try with a new program called Amazon Prime Air that uses drones for delivery. Yes, drones.  (more…)

Asus Investor Document Confirms Transformer Prime “Launch” on November 9

Asus has already made it clear that an announcement for their new Transformer Prime is coming on November 9, but could that also be the launch date? According to their Q3 investor document, that is exactly what will happen. And not only do they plan to launch this device then, but Asus wants to take firm hold of the Android tablet market and likely start to crack into Apple’s by releasing two additional slates in Q1 of next year. Could that be the silly Padfone and a new Slider?

Quite a bit of “perfection” talk going on in that document. Asus must be feelin’ really good about their new line of tablets which likely has a lot to do with the inclusion of NVIDIA’s quad-core Kal-El processors.

Via:  NetbookNews, (PDF)

Nexus Prime Will Sport Tablet Docking Mode?

Last night’s Nexus-fest that started after Samsung posted a teaser to their CTIA event has already created enough talking points to take us through to next Tuesday.  The video did not give us much, but as with any teaser, folks spotted what they believe to be hidden messages like the one we are about to talk about.

The topic of the video was the idea that some things are just better when they are put together:  candles and wine, cookies and milk, newspaper and coffee, etc.  So when G+ member Joe Lancaster paused it when the new Nexus showed up, he noticed an extra shadow or outline behind it that he believes may be a tablet of some sort. His idea – that the Nexus that will be unveiled will also have the ability to be docked inside a tablet.   (more…)

Samsung Teases and Briefly Shows Off the Galaxy Nexus Ahead of CTIA Event

Hello there beautiful phone.  In a video released tonight by Samsung, the Galaxy Nexus aka Nexus Prime aka mystery Ice Cream Sandwich device was teased as the next “BIG” thing to hit the tech world. Not that any of us were assuming we would see anything besides the next Nexus at their “Google Episode” CTIA event, but we weren’t expecting to see a tease this massive at this moment.

The timing sure couldn’t have been better though.  With the iPhone 4S getting crushed by media across the globe, it looks like Google and Samsung played this one perfectly.   (more…)

First Live Nexus Prime Photo Appears, No Physical Buttons in Sight

Are you looking at the first live picture of Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0) on the Samsung Nexus Prime?  It certainly appears that way.  The photo above leaked to GSMArena this morning, showing off a 720p HD display at 320dpi, a screen that looks slightly curved, and on-screen back and home keys.  The absence of physical keys has long been rumored back to the day we first heard that ICS would bring the best parts of Honeycomb to phones – this is the first time we have actually seen it.

Nice timing.  The day that the new iDevice will be announced.

Via:  GSMArena

Cheers Konrad and Charles!

Samsung Nexus Prime (GT-I9250) Stops by Bluetooth SIG

The GSM version of what we believe to be the Samsung Nexus Prime, stopped by Bluetooth SIG over the last couple of days as any phone that is on the verge of a release does.  Most of us are under the impression that this is the model that will become available some time after Verizon’s Galaxy Nexus on other carriers like T-Mobile and Sprint.  It’ll have Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0), should have an HD Super AMOLED screen, and will be just as or even more game-changing as any Android phone ever has been.

Rumored release dates currently peg this for November-ish.

Via:  Bluetooth SIG, Ameblo

Mysterious Samsung Device Up For Gaming and Entertainment Award at CTIA, Any Guesses? (Updated)

We already know that Samsung is holding another of its Unpacked events at CTIA in just a couple of weeks, but details have yet to be released.  Whatever it is though, is sure to pack some sort of gaming or big-screened-multimedia punch.  The nominees for CTIA’s “Hot for the Holidays Awards” have been announced with a mysterious and unannounced Samsung product listed under the “Gamer & Entertainment Enthusiast” category.

If you look at the other items listed, you will see two of their tablets, so this could be the 7.7″ Tab that has yet to land in the states or as a few other sites have suggested, is the Galaxy Nexus.  Rumored to have a 4.65″ HD screen (Super AMOLED HD?), you would almost think that the next Nexus would have found its way into the “Gadget Guru” category – or would that have made it too obvious?  A big HD screen on a phone does scream, “Play games on me!” though.

Then again, wouldn’t Google want to unveil the next Nexus and not Samsung?  While I would love for this to be the Ice Cream Sandwiched Verizon beast, I’m not willing to put a ton of money on that, just yet.  The good news is that we will be there to find out.

Update:  Galaxy Tab 7.7 just cruised through the FCC.  Would not be surprised if this is the device they announce.

What do you guys think? Any guesses?

Via:  CTIA, GSMArena

Cheers Jim!