Coming September 18th, the Acer Iconia A501 is coming to AT&T using HSPA+ data connectivity (sigh), a 10.1-inch 1280 x 800-pixel resolution screen, a dual-core 1GHz NVIDIA Tegra2 processor, a full size USB port, a microSD card slot, 5-megapixel rear-facing camera and a 2-megapixel front-facing camera for video chats. The tablet will be priced at $479.99, but a $330 price can be achieved if new customers get a 2-year contract with a 3GB monthly data plan. Full PR from AT&T after the break.
There are three phones that AT&T has announced. All three use Windows Phone 7 “Mango” as their main OS meaning that just about everything is up to date and with specifications that are top-notch. Let’s take a look:
The Focus S has a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED display (thought to be at 480 x 800 resolution), a 1.4GHz CPU, “4G-capable” network speeds, 1.3-megapixel front facing camera, as well as an 8-megapixel sensor on the back. The Focus Flash however, seems to be more of a refresh. The smartphone has a 3.7-inch Super AMOLED display, 1.4GHz CPU (Samsung hasn’t said which), and a 5-megapixel camera with what may be a cheaper pricetag.
As for the HTC Titan? It’s a 4.7-inch screened monster, with a single-core 1.5 GHz processor, 512 MB of RAM, 8-megapixel camera, and about 16GB of internal storage, and will debut in the 4th quarter of 2011.
This is one of the most beautiful smartphones I’ve ever seen. It’s sleek, it’s well sculpted, and for some reason unbeknownst to me (and nearly every other blogger/journalist), it’s a BlackBerry “9980″. It contains most of the specs seen in BlackBerry devices like the Bold 9900, which just recently went on sale in the United Sates. This device (and its design) seems to have originated in Beijing, and its creator reportedly has already sold three of these prototypes, which is interesting.
On top of all of this mystery, it may come to the market as a limited edition or luxury version of the Bold 9900. However or wherever it will debut, it’s so awesome looking. Via: CrackBerry
Well, it was about time, Netflix. The official Android app is now fully functional for all 2.2 and 2.3 devices. While Netflix continues to iron out bugs here and there, Android fragmentation is still around for the app — Honeycomb tablets mostly do not have support for it. Hopefully that will be taken care of soon enough.
In the meantime, get streaming on your modern Android phone. Via: Android Market
It turns out one of the many beta testers Mojang AB entrusted with Minecraft Beta 1.8 has let loose the .jar file on the interwebs! So naturally, since Notch and Co. are extremely cool with it (at least this time), and Minecraft.net now hosts the pre-release 1.8 .jar file for anyone to add to a fresh install of Minecraft. Despite there still being bugs (a pre-release version of a beta, almost like an alpha), I’m loving every second of it. New items, combat moves, sprinting, new biomes and ravines, items, Endermen — you name it!
Despite only having my just-purchased Razer Onza Tournament Edition for only a few days, I’ve fallen in love with its many perfections and few flaws. The Razer Onza TE is from the well-respected PC gaming keyboard and mouse manufacturer, Razer. For the first time they have ventured to home consoles, and with a bang. The Onza TE has several features that the original Xbox 360 controller doesn’t have, like adjustable analog sticks (increased or decreased tensions), an improved D-pad, two programmable shoulder buttons (which can replace almost any button on the controller), “Hyper Response” ABYX buttons that also have built-in LEDs, a 15-foot braided USB cable, and finally a rubber texture.
Check out the full Onza TE review after the break to see if it really bests the competition!
EA/DICE just can’t stop, can they? Battlefield 3 has another teaser trailer out and this time you get to check out an awesome firefight followed by a brutal but awesome knife kill. I just can’t wait for it and all the pwnage that will follow. The future of gaming and graphics right now can be found in Battlefield 3, my friends.
Wouldn’t be cool if Windows 8 booted up in 8 seconds from hibernation? Well, that’s exactly what Microsoft is planing, due to a new form of hibernation for computers — the process of saving the current state on the hard drive, then resuming by performing a full start. Well it turns out that Windows 8 hibernation would pre-load the kernel of the OS, rather than all of your open apps, meaning that boot time from such a small file takes literally no time at all (especially using a solid state drive), so the new boot time from hibernation is 8 seconds. Pretty boss, I know. Video of it in action after the break. Via: Building Windows 8 Read More →
Well, huzzah for the Xbox 360, the leading home games console for the past few months! Jumping up from a July decrease, the Xbox 360 from Microsoft managed to sell 306,000 units, despite the low amount of blockbuster games, however with some promise as September and November being months that three major games launch for the Xbox 360 — Minecraft, Battlefield 3, and Modern Warfare 3. And keep in mind the Xbox 360 will soon have a slurry of limited edition systems, so demand may very well increase again. Via: GameSpot
It’s final! The DROID BIONIC is officially coming out tomorrow, for an unexpected price of $299.99 on contract with 4G LTE provided by Verizon Wireless. Specs include: a dual-core 1GHz TI OMAP processor, 1GB of RAM a 4.3-inch qHD display, the Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread OS with Motorola’s custom UI skin, has Webtop support (like the Atrix 4G and Photon), 1735mAh battery, and finally an 8 megapixel camera with autofocus, LED Flash, and 1080p HD recording with a 2MP front-facing camera for video chats. Full PR after the break.