Here Comes Apple's iOS 4

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iOS4, the recently announced new version of Apple's mobile operating system is due out today. Users of devices that utilize this OS are no doubt anxious to get it, but they shouldn't have to wait much longer. Although as Brad McCarty at The Next Web points out, "Bear in mind, iPhone OS 3 (released last year) took the better part of the day to hit the public."

Speaking of Apple, you may recall Steve Jobs unveiling FaceTime at Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference a couple weeks ago. This is its video chat application for iOS. Today Silicon Alley Insider reports confirmation from Apple that FaceTime will not use up carrier minutes. This could make the feature a more attractive way of communicating.

Robert Scoble points to a "first look" at a new Toshiba touch netbook prototype:

Dell is reportedly in talks with Google that will likely see the utilization of Google operating systems on Dell products. Doug Caverly has more on this here.

Dell has also launched its new Inspiron R series of laptops. Laptop Mag has a detailed write-up of it here(via TechMeme).

Barnes and Noble introduced a new, lower priced version of its Nook eBook reader. This one is a Wi-Fi-only version, priced at $149. In addition, they lowered the price on the 3G version to under $200.

Android Central has uncovered some specs for the Samsung Galaxy S Pro. The publication says it "may well end up being the hottest phone of the year."

Digitimes Research claims that Nokia will launch an ARM-based tablet PC, most likely in the fourth quarter of this year. Nokia  is expected to go with MeeGo as the operating system.

Microsoft recently unveiled Kinect (previously known as Project Natal). Kotaku is reporting that the company has now confirmed Kinect will be bundled with Xbox consoles, and "a $199 configuration of its new Xbox 360 will be available this fall."

Chris Crum
Chris Crum has been a part of the WebProNews team and the iEntry Network of B2B Publications since 2003. Follow Chris on Twitter, on StumbleUpon, on Pinterest and/or on Google: +Chris Crum.

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