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No iPad in Benelux yet

The new Apple iPad will hit American stores on April 3rd.  This will be the model without WiFi.
By the end of April, the WiFi and 3G enhanced model will be available too.  By that time, the distribution will start in other countries, including Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, Switserland and the UK. For the Benelux countries however, no release date has been set yet.  Other countries are supposed to follow later this year.

The cheapest model (with a memory of 16 Gb) will cost $ 499.  For the 32 Gb and 64 Gb, American consumers will have to pay $599 and $699.  If you want the model that features WiFi and 3G, the price becomes $629, $729 or $829.

1 out of 4 Americans gets news via mobile

26% of American adults now reads news on their mobile handsets, says a new survey by the Pew Research Center.

Of all the users using the mobile internet for information, there is
– 72% checking for weather forecasts
– 68% checking news headlines and current events
– 44% checking sport results and news
– 35% checking traffic reports
– 32% checking financial info and updates

Also interesting to know is that almost 1 out of 2 smartphone users (49%) has downloaded a mobile app to access headlines, weather, sports or other information.  Almost 1 out of 3 (31%) gets news alerts via SMS or e-mail.


The study also finds that a person younger than 50 years is 3 times more likely to access news via their mobile than a person above 50.  The average mobile news consumer is a white male, age 34, with a college degree and a full-time job.

More details here

Apple counts down 2009’s top-selling iPhone apps

Apple unveiled iTunes Rewind 2009, a new iTunes storefront feature spotlighting the year’s top-selling iPhone applications and media downloads as well as editors’ selections for the Best of 2009.
According to iTunes Rewind 2009, which encompasses only premium applications for iPhone and iPod touch, Electronic Arts’ The Sims 3 was the App Store’s bestselling game over the past year – Gameloft’s The Oregon Trail followed in second, with EA’s Need for Speed Undercover, Madden NFL 10 and Tiger Woods PGA Tour rounding out the top five.
Navigon AG’s MobileNavigator North America, priced at $89.99, is the top-selling app of 2009, trailed in descending order by At Bat, Pinger’s Textfree Unlimited, TomTom U.S. and Canada and Shotzoom Software’s Golfshot: Golf GPS.

More info here