The new HTC EVO 3D. A 4-inch qHD 3D screen at a resolution of 960×540 pixels (no glasses needed), 1.2GHz dual-core processors, dual 5 megapixel back-facing cameras for 720p HD 3D shooting (full 1080p on 2D), front-facing 1.3 megapixel camera, 4G WiMAX, Android 2.3 with the new Sense UI, HDMI-out and DLNA capabilities and will be available this Summer. Press release in the usual place.
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It’s Samsung time! Apple released an iPad 2, and as Samsung famously took it, they wanted to make their Galaxy Tab 10.1 running Android 3.0 slimmer as well, which is exactly what they did: they made it thinner than the iPad 2. Alongside the Galaxy Tab 10.1. is the Galaxy Tab 8.9, which is an obviously smaller version, and is in between the original Galaxy Tab and the 10.1-inch variant. Both use Android 3.0 Honeycomb, but not stock — Touchwiz UX has made a comeback, interestingly, via an update that will be sent to users.
In terms of power, both have 1GHz dual-core processors, have 1280 x 600 pixel resolutions, are 8.6mm thick, and support 4G ad WiFi. A 10.1-inch WiFi model gets released June 8th — the 16GB version costs $499 and the 32GB $599. Whilst the 8.9 is $469 and $569 for 16GB and 32GB, respectively. Press release when you click the ‘more’ link.
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It’s out and about, and that only means it’s here. Firefox 4, the successor to the wildly successful Firefox 3, 3.5 and 3.6, is live for PC and Mac, as well as Linux. Its new rivals are still the same names, albeit with more numbers: Internet Explorer 9, Google Chrome 10, and Safari 5. Hit up the ‘via’ link for the official download page, and get cracking at Firefox 4, if you want it. Via: Mozilla
At least one manufacturer hit the sweet-spot by pricing their tablet at a price that people would actually buy it for (I’m looking at you, Xoom, G-Slate, etc.). The BlackBerry PlayBook is currently available for pre-order now, and the WiFi versions are priced at 16GB for $500, 32GB for $600 and 64GB for $700. RIM also has bigger plans than just WiFi for its 7-inch tablet: Availability on AT&T, Sprint (confirmed as a 4G model) and Verizon. Go ahead and pre-order a PlayBook at BestBuy if you want — or buy the iPad 2, which starts at the same price. Your call. Via: BestBuy
Press release after the chop.
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Adobe has fixed the security hole that Google already patched for its Chrome browser. The Flash fix for Adobe Reader/Acrobat has been issued. That is all to report here, really. Via: Adobe
It’s T-Mobile Hour, it seems. First off is the T-Mobile G2X, a new handset built by LG, which comes with a 1GHz NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual-core processor, 4-inch capacitive touch screen display, 8 megapixel main camera with 1080p HD video recording, a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera (with Qik video chat built-in), Android 2.2 Vanilla (no crappy UIs here folks) and a preloaded video game — Need For Speed SHIFT HD. It comes out later this Spring.
In terms of 4G, new speeds will be rolled out over the course of months — 42MBps speeds, which doubles their current speeds, starting off in cities like Las Vegas, New York and Orlando, with Long Island, Northern New Jersey and Chicago coming last.
And lastly, the LG G-Slate tablet pricing has been announced — $529.99 on a 2-year agreement for this 8.9-inch, 3D shooting and viewing, Android 3.0 powerhouse tablet. Exciting stuff going on here.
Via: T-Mobile Media Room
It’s genius. Keep in mind the text is so small because I limit the size of photos (650 pixels is max), so don’t fret. In order to see this glorious infographic, please direct your sorry brain towards the source link, where XKCD has painstakingly made the best chart, ever. However, I’m warning you that it may be too awesome. Via: XKCD
There are more Android and Windows Phone 7 devices making the rounds now, debuted at CTIA 2011. This time, it’s the LG Thrill 4G (a rebranded LG Optimus 3D) complete with 4.3-inch glasses-free 3D screen, dual 5-megapixel stereoscopic camera for 3D shots and video, 1GHz dual-core processor, Android 2.2 (upgraded soon to 2.3) with LG’s skin, the LG 3D Space for downloadable 3D content, 8GB of onboard storage and a pre-loaded 8GB microSD card slot.
Next is the HTC HD7S, the same HD7 seen on T-Mobile, but the “S” stands for Super LCD, a trait which the original HD7 lacked — an awesome display. Both will be available in the coming weeks; prices have yet to be announced. Press release, after the break.
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Remember the security scare that Adobe revealed about Flash not too long ago, and has yet to patch? Well, Google just did it for itself, for CHrome specifically. Those using Internet Explorer and Firefox be damned, it seems. Via: Guardian
It’s Google Voice with WiMAX time. The Nexus S 4G stays true to the original Nexus S 3G with T-Mobile — that is, a 4-inch “contour” display, 1GHz Snapdragon processor, 5 megapixel back-facing camera, front-facing VGA, and always the latest and greatest Android updates (Android 2.3 Gingerbread). The only difference here are new WiMAX and CDMA/EV-DO radios, and that if you own a Nexus S 4G and activate Google Voice on it, your Sprint number is also your Google Voice number, with all famous Google Voice features, for free.
This is a major step for Voice in particular, and an awesome one. Scratch that — it’s genius. Google’s Nexus S 4G launches this Spring, on Sprint for $199.99 on a 2-year agreement. Press release and promo video below.
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