Wednesday's CNET Update has a special guest:
CNET's iPhone 5 review is here, and senior editor Scott Stein spent a week secretly living with it to do a thorough review. He was kind enough to stop by the show and let me hold it while I talked about his review. (Yep, I had a geek-out.) During his review,
he found a few things surprising
: It was noticeably lighter and the 4G ended up being faster than his home Wi-Fi. Also be sure to check out videos about
the new panoramic photo feature
Apple's new Maps
, available in iOS 6.
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If you want an iPhone 5 and didn't order one right away (and you rather not wait in those epic first-day lines), you will likely have to
wait a month to get one
through preorders. Or you could head to eBay, where
the going price is around $1,000
Remember those folks waiting in line at an Apple store in New York? Well,
it's been pouring rain
and that surely has put a damper on the fun of the wait. Some have been trying to keep dry by renting a car and taking turns sitting inside of it. The first guy in line says he now has a cold.
Of course there's much more news besides the iPhone. LG introduced a "phablet" smartphone,
the Optimus G
with a 4.7-inch screen and a 13-megapixel camera.
HTC unveiled colorful Windows phones coming out in November. They are the
Windows Phone 8X and the Windows Phone 8S
Sony just announced a
remodeled PlayStation 3 Slim
. It's 20 percent smaller and 25 percent lighter than the current Slim edition. It has a slightly different look with a sliding door panel to top-load discs. The 250 GB version arrives Sept. 25 for $270 bucks and comes bundled with Uncharted 3. But you can get one with double the memory for $300 on Oct. 30, bundled with Assassin's Creed III.
And we also got our eye on the Jorno folding Bluetooth keyboard. What makes it unique is the way it folds into itself Transformer-style to fit in the palm of your hand. It was first introduced in 2010, but couldn't get the funding needed to become a reality. The creators have put it on Kickstarter, hoping to raise money through crowd funding. If they can reach the $100,000 goal by Oct. 17, the Jorno can go into production to be shipped in early spring of 2013.
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