This. Is. Awesome. Say what you want about Battlefield 3 (it looks amazing), but Modern Warfare 3 has the looks of a true best-seller. Coming out November 8th, Modern Warfare 3 will give DICE’s Battlefield 3 a run for its money, and vice versa. Go ahead and put that video on HD, I might add.
According to WMPoweruser, Microsoft’s Steve Ballmer will be showcasing over 500 new features for Windows Phone 7 “Mango”, alongside new hardware, at the May 24th press event in NYC. While I may not be able to attend (Microsoft would love to have me there; they’re just short on seats), I will be covering the event live when its livestream starts.
It is nearly 10 years since the first Apple Store opened, so according to much rumor and speculation, Apple was planning something special for the anniversary. Turns out it is a smart move: Using the iPad 2 as an information device rather than numerous placards and stands for other Apple products (including specs, pricing, features, etc.), as well as calling an Apple Specialist to your aid without even going near the employee and kindly asking for help. It’s an amazing addition with a smart execution, as every iPad 2 is enclosed with a thick, sold layer of protection by what seems to be plastic. Via: 9to5Mac
Looks like it. Turns out a few applicants who applied over 4-5 months ago are getting their Cr-48 units now when the official Samsung and Acer Chromebooks have already been announced, priced, and dated for release early next month. However, it may just be that Google is clearing out the last few units they have left. Who knows? Via: Chrome OS Site, Reddit
I’m not a car blogger. I’m a tech blogger. But I like amazing cars and I like TopGear (heck, they follow me on Twitter). But you know what? It wouldn’t hurt to post such an awesome-looking hand-built marvel like the Aston Martin V12 Zagato. It looks so cool. Its specs are a 6.0-litre V12 510bhp engine, a steel roll cage, front and rear double wishbone suspension with fully adjustable Multimatic DSSV Dampers, and a 120ltr endurance racing fuel tank which will be tested at the Nürburgring in Germany ahead of the famous 24 hour race coming in June.
Fun fact: By changing the PPI (pixel-density) to higher than 170 or so to emulate a smaller screen, you can find that an Android 3.x device will change the default UI to that of a stock (read: Vanilla) Gingerbread UI. It can be done via the LCDDensity for Root app as demonstrated in the video after the break, and if rolled back to 160 pixels-per-inch, reverts back to the default Honeycomb UI. Via: Pocketables
Remember the HTC HD7? Think of the same device (with the same WP NoDo update), except without a 4.3-inch WVGA Super LCD screen with AT&T connectivity, and otherwise the same specs which included 16GB of onboard memory, 5 megapixel back-facing camera with 720pHD, 1GHz Snapdragon processor, and a 2-year agreement. The HTC HD7S launches June 5th on AT&T.
This was totally unexpected, but in an interview with Reuters, Verizon Communications’ chief financial officer, Fran Shammo, confirmed several details on the upcoming iPhone. First of all, it would be a global device :“Verizon’s [next iPhone] version will also work in as many countries as AT&T’s iPhone, which has global coverage,” stated the CFO.The exec also made clear that 4G LTE isn’t a sure inclusion in the upcoming iPhone: “I think it’s a bigger issue for Apple than it is for us,” said Shammo speaking about the need for an LTE iPhone. “Depending on where Apple plays, that’s where we’ll sell.” So, how about someone from AT&T give us the rest of the details about the upcoming iPhone, as it seems to be on a great start so far.
Welcome, Verizon to Windows Phone 7! The HTC Trophy is launching at the end of the month (isn’t everything launching at the end of the month now?). For $149.99 on a 2-year 3G agreement with VZW, you’ll get a 3.8-inch WVGA display powered by a 1GHz Snapdragon processor with 16GB of onboard storage and a 5 megapixel camera with 720pHD video recording to soak up all of that storage. Also included is 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, the Windows Phone 7 NoDo update (not Mango!), support for global roaming in more than 200 countries, as well as a free Xbox 360 game for those that purchase by July 15th; the games are: Halo: Reach, Kinect Sports, or Lode Runner. PR after the cut.