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{Genius@Play} Finally insurance for you Iphone Users

One of our AT&T Ninjas just hit us up with some news that will excite those of you who have a chronic case of the dropsies and own an iPhone. AT&T will be launching a new insurance service starting June 6th, named MobileProtect, designed specifically for the Apple iPhone. The insurance plan, which will be run by Asurion, will carry a price tag of $13.99/month and will be available for purchase through Apple’s App Store. The charges will be billed to the credit card on file with Apple. The deductibles range from $99 for an 8GB 3G to $199 for a 32GB 3GS, which is pretty steep — but not quite as steep as $699 for a new 32 GB 3GS off-contract. You must enroll in the plan within 30-days of upgrading/purchasing a new iPhone. AT&T is launching this service as: “Lack of iPhone insurance is a leading source of iPhone related customer complaints.” What say you? Is this a winner? We think $168/year is a pretty steep price to pay to protect your iPiece. We’ve got an additional image for you after the break.


{Genius@Play} NeKo XXL by Open Labs

NeKo XXL by Open Labs « | Online Magazine.

NeKo XXL by Open Labs is virtually all of the major components of a professional studio fused together. This seamless, coherent instrument is the quintessential definition of style and functionality. You can compose, record, mix, master and even distribute high quality music using the NeKo XXL. With a 15″ touchscreen, 61 keys, integrated QWERTY keyboard, and optimized Windows OS, NeKo XXL is an entirely new class of multimedia instrument. BUY

{Genius@Play} Twitter for BlackBerry (Beta) Application Available to Public Tonight at 9PM EST

Yup Yup.. Twitter for BlackBerry will be available to all in *beta* form tonight! Here’s the word….

The Twitter® for BlackBerry® smartphone application is about to go into public beta. As of 9 p.m. EST tonight, BlackBerry users around the globe will be able to download the app and give it a try.

Twitter for BlackBerry smartphones has been available in a limited preview since February 11, 2010. The public beta version that will launch later today incorporates the following new features based on preview user feedback:

Notifications of New Tweets and @Replies/Mentions
When an @reply/mention is received, the user will be notified with a splat on the BlackBerry home screen ribbon as well as the application icon
Users will also be notified of new tweets in the BlackBerry Messages list
Twitter Lists Functionality
Comprehensive option to build a list of Twitter users on any subject
Ability to add members to the list and view subscribers of the lists
Users can also view other users’ lists
Profile Editing
Users can edit their own Twitter profile from the application
Users can also change their profile image from the application
Personalization Settings
Users can customize the look of the application with the ability to:
Show/hide the navigation bar and tweetbox
Change the font/style to their own preferred choice
Users can click on a Twitter profile image and it will be enlarged for better viewing abilities
Improved in-Application Caching/Polling
Increased on-device caching for Timeline; Mentions to improve application performance
Enlarged Avatar (Profile Picture) Viewing
Push Notifications for Direct Messages
Timeline Support
Following & Followers
Posting, Sending, Deleting, Replying and Re-Tweeting Tweets
User/Saved/Keyword/Proximity Search
These new features build on Twitter for BlackBerry’s strengths at its original preview launch:

Tweet Photos/Links
Trending Topics
Seamless integration into core BlackBerry Applications
URL Shortening
Auto Update
Twitter for BlackBerry Fun Fact: Did You Know that Twitter for BlackBerry smartphones allows users to follow someone on Twitter with just a click? Simply send your Twitter handle (@xxx) over BBM or email and have a contact click on it. Twitter for BlackBerry will open up and they can start following you right away!

Availability: Twitter for BlackBerry smartphones will be available for download from BlackBerry App World (in the Test Center) ( or on BlackBerry Beta Zone ( – for North American and UK users).

Source: CrackBerry

{Genius@Play}Steve Jobs: 450,000 iPads Sold, 3.5 Million Apps Downloaded

Steve Jobs has just taken the stage at Apple’s iPhone OS 4.0 press event. Before getting to the anticipated product announcements, Jobs took the opportunity to highlight the immediate success of the iPad, which launched on Saturday.

As of today, Apple has sold 450,000 iPads — 150,000 more than total sales on the first day. That’s a phenomenal figure on the hardware sales side, but Jobs wasted no time celebrating some the iPad’s software accomplishments as well.

Here are the stats that Jobs is touting:

– Since the iPad launch on Saturday there have been 600,000 iBooks downloaded

– Over one million apps were downloaded to iPads on day one

– A total of 3.5 million apps have been downloaded to iPads since launch

– There are now 3,500 iPad-specific apps available for download, with 185,000 total apps available across all devices

– Total app store downloads, across all platforms, have surpassed the 4 billion mark

[Img credit: Engadget]

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{Genius@Play} Sprint Evo 4G (First 4g Android Phone)

Source: Android Central

{Genius@Play} iPad launch day: 300,000 iPads, 250,000 iBooks sold, 1,000,000 apps downloaded

Apple has just announced that they sold 300,000 iPads on launch day, including pre-orders delivered straight to the door, and sales made at Apple Retail Stores and partners like Best Buy. In addition, over 250,000 iBooks were bought and over 1,000,000 App Store apps were downloaded to iPads. Says Steve Jobs:

“It feels great to have the iPad launched into the world—it’s going to be a game changer. iPad users, on average, downloaded more than three apps and close to one book within hours of unpacking their new iPad.”

Congratulations to Apple on the launch, and for successfully pushing the iPhone OS further than many thought possible. It will be interesting to watch what happens now, post-launch. We know one thing right now, however — we here at TiPb downloaded a truckload more apps than average, how about you?

Source: The Iphone Blog

{Genius@Play} New BlackBerry Messenger Available in Beta Zone