Verizon Droid Bionic arrives finallyHTC files a lawsuit against Apple with nine new patents from Google, Adobe has released its pricey photo-sharing app and service called Carousel, and Verizon finally launches the Bionic nine months after the "super-phone" made its first appearance.
It's Thursday, September 8th, 2011. I'm Wilson Tang on CNET.com and it's time to get loaded. Droid fans have finally something to celebrate; Verizon has finally released the Motorola Droid Bionic. The phone was announced 9 months ago at CS and at that time, the phone was held as a breakthrough super phone; though many new Android Smart Phones have beat it to the punch. The new Droid Bionic includes an updated slick new design since January. It features a huge 4.3 qHD display, dual core processors and Verizon's 4G LTE support. The Bionic will cost $299 with a 2-year contract and you can find out more by hitting on over to cnet.com for the full review. Streaming media boxes like the Apple TV or Roku Box are popular these days among tech enthusiast. Sony is updating its Netboxes with the new SMP-N200. Yes, we know catchy name. As you would expect, it has support for Netflix, Hulu Plus and Amazon Instant Video as well as DLNA but differentiate itself with 3D compatibility. Details are scarce though about what you can watch on the new device which is expected out in October. No price has been announced. A new report claims that Apple is working on a new update to its popular Logic Pro audio editing software suite but this time around, the new Logic will not make the same mistakes as the overwhelmingly negative launch of Final Cut Pro X. Apple said to be making similar changes to the suite by getting rid of some apps while intergrading others. Logic Pro 10 is expected to be available through the Mac App Store but there's no official word on price or availability. The pattern war between essentially every single major player in the Smart Phone industry is heating up even more. HTC has filed another lawsuit against Apple; this time with 9 patterns that they just acquired from Google last week. The pattern transfer has marked the biggest show of support yet from Google to its Android partners who have been hammered by Apple lawsuits. Google itself may enter the legal words with its pending purchased of Motorola Mobility. Adobe has ended the photo sharing app craze with its new Carousel Program. Carousel does everything you would expect including uploading, storing and seeking your photos all from your IOS devices, plus it also lets you create galleries and add effects non-destructively to pictures; so if you decided that that faded sepia effect is so last week, you can update it easily to a lomographic look. But unlike other popular photo sharing services like Instagram, Adobe Carousel doesn't come cheap. The first 30 days are free but after that, you'll be charge $60 a year or $6 a month. Those are your headlines for today. I'm Wilson Tang for CNET.com and you've just been loaded.