Wal-Mart will offer the 8GB iPhone 3G for $197 and the 16GB model for $297. That’s a whopping $2 off AT&T’s iPhone prices and includes the same two-year service contract. Best Buy, in contrast, is currently offering the iPhone 3G models for $189.99 and $289.99 — seven bucks less than Wal-Mart’s “always low prices.”
10 new best iphone apps of 2008 from Gizmodo
1. Easywriter: type URLs in landscape mode with its larger, more luxuriously spaced keyboard. Free version and $2.99 for Pro edition
2. Facebook App. Free
3. Evernote. Geotagged photos
4. Google mobile with voice search. Free
5. RjDj. Processes sound from your environment and replays it according to a set program. Free to try; $2.99 expanded version
6. VLC Remote. Swiss army knife of media players VLC has one of its very own. Free ad-supported simple version; $1.99 for more controls and no ads.
7. Wikipedia Remote. $2.99
8. Night Camera uses accelerometer data to make your low-light picture clearer. $0.99
9. Tweetie. Gives the closest approximation of the Twitter desktop experience. $2.99
10. Recorder: A good solid voice recorder can be incredibly handy. $0.99
Below are 9 of the 20:
1. Pageonce Personal Assistant: Combines myriad online accounts, from banking and investing to bill paying to airline frequent fliers. Rather than hit 15 different sites for your montly bill pay/pain time, use this single app.
2. AOL Radio: Four letters: KCRW. AOL Radio pipes in the legendary LA station and for this we are thankful.
3. Fring: The only IM/messaing client you need. Covers Google Talk, AIM, Skype, MSN, Yahoo, ICQ, Twitter, plus VoIP calls over Wi-Fi if you’re low on minutes at home or in the coffee shop.
4. AirSharing: Our favorite file storage app—shoots files to the iPhone’s flash memory via Wi-Fi for storage, transport, and easy retrieval.
5. Yelp: Taps into Yelp’s community reviews to find good bars and restaurants based on your location.
6. Routesy: Easy lookup of when trains / busses are coming in San Francisco.
7. City Transit: NYC subway map with live updates of service outages
8. Pandora: Best internet radio app, hands down.
9. VNC Lite: View and fully control my computer from anywhere, as long as I am on the same network
Brian Wang is a Futurist Thought Leader and a popular Science blogger with 1 million readers per month. His blog Nextbigfuture.com is ranked #1 Science News Blog. It covers many disruptive technology and trends including Space, Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, Medicine, Anti-aging Biotechnology, and Nanotechnology.
Known for identifying cutting edge technologies, he is currently a Co-Founder of a startup and fundraiser for high potential early-stage companies. He is the Head of Research for Allocations for deep technology investments and an Angel Investor at Space Angels.
A frequent speaker at corporations, he has been a TEDx speaker, a Singularity University speaker and guest at numerous interviews for radio and podcasts. He is open to public speaking and advising engagements.