Apple iPhone retail price.

So the other day I took my cousin to his work, and since I had to stay with him for about an hour I decided to go to the Cingular store nearby his work. It was about 15 minutes to closing time. I went in there and looked around at some phones, there was no other customer so I talked to the two gentlemen there waiting for closing time. And I asked them about the iPhone.

They told me that the iPhone should be coming out mid-june and priced at $999 & $899 for the 8GB & 4GB models. This is the price Cingular will sell those phones if there is no contract purchased. But with a 2yr contract the price of the phones will be $599 & $499 respectively.

It’s amazingly insane to know that a phone would cost almost the price of a portable computer which can do 20x more things than a phone would ever get to. But hear this, this Phone will definitely have the most powerful cpu ever used on a cellphone. Reportedly it’ll be around 1.2Ghz… compare that to 400Mhz processors on most Windows Mobile devices.

Well I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait to get my hands on an iPhone, pre-orders anyone?

Electrifying New Tesla Roadster

Electrifying New Tesla Roadster
by Perry Stern

There are a number of sports cars on the market that can reach 60 mph in around 4 seconds -Ferraris, Lamborghinis, Porsches, Vipers, Corvettes´┐Żand all of these cars make this acceleration run with great fanfare. With their powerful V8s, V10s and V12s, roaring sounds come from the engine as the gas pedal goes down, and the waste from burning fuel is expelled out as exhaust.

Imagine a car that can provide that same acceleration and performance, yet there’s no powerful rumble from under the hood, no burning fuel and therefore no exhaust. This car is real and it’s called the Tesla Roadster.

“The dream behind this car was to build an electric car for people who like to drive,” Martin Eberhard, CEO of Tesla Motors told MSN Autos. “The result is a very high performance roadster that gets the equivalent of about 135 miles per gallon.”

The Tesla is quite different from the most recent U.S. production electric car, the EV1 from General Motors. That car went on sale in the late 1990s, could travel about 100 to 120 miles on a charge, reached 60 mph in around 8 seconds, and had a top speed of 80 mph. Special low-resistance tires made for a better economy, however they did not help in the car’s handling ability. But the EV1 was not built as a performance car, and while it was advanced for its time, it became too expensive for General Motors to support.