Next iPhone: Taller, thinner, faster, stronger Video
Next iPhone: Taller, thinner, faster, stronger Video Transcript
KARYNE: Hey, I?m Karyne Levy. EMILY: And I'm Emily Dreyfuss. KARYNE: Welcome to Rumor Has It! This week rumors about about a new Nook, iPhone of course, and Windows 8. EMILY: And we?ll vote on what sounds likely, and what seems like a pipe dream. KARYNE: The best part is that you guys can vote too. EMILY: Our first rumor is that Barnes & Noble is prepping a 7-inch tablet with a revolutionary screen, according to trusted sources speaking to our very own tablet editor David Carnoy. KARYNE: So this next gen Nook would be Barnes & Noble?s way of competing with the Nexus 7 and the Kindle Fire, which the Nook Tablet really failed at. EMILY: Right, with a little jab at Apple a la ?the special screen.? The source tells CNET that the screen technology was developed in-house by Barnes & Noble and hasn?t been seen in any product before. KARYNE: We?ve been predicting Barnes & Noble would release a new tablet -- hell, everyone else is! It's like they HAVE to. EMILY: Right, so we both agree there?s a new tablet coming, but I don?t think it will be revolutionary. The Nooks are already great for reading books, but they need to be great for watching media was well if they want to compete and for that, the screen needs to be crisper and higher res. I think that is all this will be. KARYNE: I disagree. I think Barnes & Noble has shown innovation in the past, with the Nook Color screen, and could have something really different up its sleeve. Maybe it'll be 3D, or OLED. EMILY: If you?re watching on CNET, cast your vote now using the thumbs up, thumbs down right next to my head in the CNET Interactive player. KARYNE: See 'em? Right there! You have the next 30 seconds to vote. In the meantime, let?s go ask the streets of San Francisco what they think. KARYNE: Our next rumor is about fancy pants Windows 8: Microsoft is going to do away with full retail versions of the OS, and will instead only sell upgrade licenses at a promotional price of $40. EMILY: This is cool. It basically means that Microsoft doesn?t want to price gouge anymore. They figure if you want Windows 8, it?s either to upgrade or to build your own PC, and you shouldn?t have to pay with your first-born child, or $250. KARYNE: Right? Why is it so expensive? Sorry to bring this up, for all you Apple haters out there, but OS X upgrades are usually around $30. Way to join the rest of the universe, Microsoft. EMILY: Want to catch up with iPhone rumors real fast? There have been a ton. As we?re speaking, new ones are probably piling up. First, supposedly screen prototypes leak showing a longer screen case! KARYNE: Then, the Japanese blog Macotakara believes the iPhone is already in production! Sources? No one! EMILY: Then the Wall Street Journal chimes in, insisting the new phone will be even thinner! KARYNE: Whew! Do we believe any of that? Who knows! Another person says it won't even be called iPhone! EMILY: Wait, what? KARYNE: All?s fair in iPhone rumor-land. EMILY: OK, so let?s get back to the Barnes & Noble rumor. KARYNE: So we asked them: Will the screen in the rumored new Barnes & Noble tablet be revolutionary? EMILY: And the CNET verdict is nay, the council was 4 to one against the screen being Revolutionary. KARYNE: EMILY: Our comment of the week last week goes to flyguy29, who writes regarding the possibilty of an Amazon phone: They can do well if... 1) subsidized to the point of FREE and no contract 2) 6 months of free media 3) $599 in free Amazon credit to make you feel better about using a shopping cart as a phone instead a real phone from Samsung, HTC or Motorola KARYNE and EMILY: (blink blink blink.) KARYNE: That?s our show everyone, share your rumors at email@example.com or call us at 1-800-750-CNET. EMILY: Tune in next week for more tech rumors.
Barnes & Noble unveils a black-and-white, touch-capable Nook e-reader, Apple finally responds with a fix for MacDefender malware, and Microsoft shows off the next version of Windows Phone 7 code-named Mango.
Barnes & Noble has officially introduced the Nook Color, a $249, Android-based color e-reader with a 7-inch screen that will ship on November 19.
The Barnes & Noble Nook HD+ costs only $269. That's quite a deal for a quality 9-inch tablet.
Barnes & Noble is set to launch its Nook e-reader, Rock Band comes to the iPhone, and Google and Virgin plan to offer a gift for the holidays.
Barnes & Noble announces the new Nook Color, Apple delays shipment of the white iPhone 4, and why you should engrave something embarrassing on the iPad you gift this holiday season.
The Barnes & Noble Nook HD has a sharp screen and comfortable build, but some typical tablet features are missing.
India joins Saudi Arabia and the UAE in threatening to end BlackBerry service unless RIM allows government monitoring, China Unicom will get the iPhone 4 next month, and Barnes & Noble releases a Nook e-reader app for the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad.
Barnes & Noble is launching new boutique areas for its Nook e-reader; DXG releases the first pocket-size 3D camcorder; and the iPhone Dev Team makes jailbreaking as easy as swiping your finger.
Barnes & Noble plans to launch Nook Kids by year's end, Sharp stops making PCs while Sony finally stops making the cassette Walkman, and a very small, odd cell phone in India can do 3D without the glasses.
Germany says nein! to Facebook spamming non-Facebook users. Also, Amazon gets a patent on the Barnes & Noble Nook dual-screen concept, and Netflix begins closing the window on when new movies are available for streaming.
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- Barnes ,&, Noble has something up its sleeve
- Windows 8: The end of the full retail version?
- iPhone 5 leaked photos show tall white frame with center camera
- iPhone 5 'already in production,' says Japan-based blog
- Next iPhone 'will have thinner screen': WSJ
- What if iPhone 5 isn't called 'iPhone' at all?
- Barnes ,&, Noble has something up its sleeve
- Is Amazon crazy enough to make a smartphone?