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The official announcement/press conference from Apple is scheduled for 10am tomorrow. There hasn’t been much in the way of “leaks” yet, although it’s expected that official word on the iPhone 5 will be part of that conference. So, here’s a quick round-up of rumors and possible facts that have been flying around about this highly anticipated update:

- Supposedly the new iPhone will go on sale either September 21st or sometime in October. While the October date makes sense, given the fact that the last update was released in October of last year, it wouldn’t surprise me to have them release the phone sooner. Some media outlets are reporting that the phone will go on sale tomorrow, the same day as the press conference. It seems more likely that pre-orders will start tomorrow.

- The price will be the same. Expect to pay between $399 and $199 for the new iPhone 5, unless you want a non-contract phone, in which case, you could pay as much as $700.

- Micro USB plugs are rumored to be on either the sides or the bottom (or both!) of it. This is an upgrade over the standard USB-sized plugs included on previous iPhones.

- It will be 4G LTE, although the “LTE” is trademarked by Samsung, who are already planning a lawsuit over the use of the term.

- One of the more absurd rumors involves the “fact” that the new iPhone will be bendable in order for it to fit into pockets and handbags better. While one of the supposed pictures of it shows a slightly curved phone rather than the flat rectangle of prior models, it’s highly doubtful that it will actually bend.

- Other pictures show a slightly narrower and wider “iPhone” next to it’s predecessor, the iPhone 4S. It’s also supposed to have a two-tone back, unlike previous models that are all the same color.

As to what the new iPhone 5 will actually look like, which features and software it will include, and when it will actually be released, the world will have to wait until the official announcement tomorrow.

One of the perks of a phone plan expiring is the chance to upgrade our phones. It might not be too bold a statement to say that in some ways a Realtors’ business revolves around their phone. So this article is dedicated to the Realtor’s cell phone, a toast to what’s coming.

iPhone 5

iPhone 5

iPhone 5 Anybody?

If history plays out Apple will be releasing their new iphone around June/July. Each year since 2007 Apple has released their new iPhones around then.

Rumors are swirling around about network changes being made by major communication companies to bring the new iPhone 5 to their networks. We are still not 100% sure what it will look like yet, but given that it’s made by Apple, it will likely be very sexy.

A few features of the iPhone 5 – What make’s it so cool?

Thinner! With shiny glass back piece – 9.3 mm thick.

Face Recognition Security

Face Time (Video Chat) access on 3G AND 4G (available currently but only on 3G)

Custom SMS tones

Custom E-mail alerts with ability to assign different tones to each email address

A new, sleeker body design.

OLED screen.

Scratch proof and shatter proof screen

Wireless sync with iTunes

32G (basic) and 64G of memory. You’re sure to never run out.

Extended battery life = 14 hours talk time on 3G and 7 hours on 4G. Standby 600 hours.

Hi Definition audio.

Messaging indicator light.

True GPS built in.

White iPhone 4

White iPhone 4

A white iPhone? That does sound nice.

The white iPhone 4 is one of the most anticipated iPhones of 2010/2011. Rumors of it began surfacing early last year, but Apple is making us wait until the Spring of 2011.

What’s new?

A front-facing camera

The back sports a microphone

30pin connector for docking

A speaker

The top sports a second microphone for noise cancellation

Sleep/wake button

A headset input

Blackberry 4G (Triton)

Blackberry 4G (Triton)

Blackberry 4G (Triton)

Rather than reinventing the wheel, Blackberry is getting very good at refining it. Blackberry’s have become iconic for the mobile phone industry, much in the way that Porsche is for the automobile industry. Why change the design when you can improve it?

The new Blackberry 4G looks like they have succeeded again. It is expected to be 4 to 8 times faster than 3G speeds. Also, it will include a new Blackberry App’s store right within the phone, no more downloading apps from websites.

It’s rumored to be lighting fast and have a multi-touch navigation that makes it nearly impossible to make the wrong selection.

List of possible features:

Mini Camera on front for Video Chat

High Definition 5.0 Mega Pixel Camera

High Definition Camcorder

High Definition Audio

HD Memory Card

OLED Screen

Multi-Touch Navigation

True GPS


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