Shhh: The Nexus 4 Is In Stock At T-Mobile

Nexus 4 on t-moArguably, the LG Nexus 4 is the coolest and hottest Android phone. Of course, that’s against Samsung’s own Galaxy Note II and Galaxy S III smartphones, who are also selling like hotcakes. But, back to the topic: the Nexus 4 is very much coveted on Google’s own Play store, but worry not: T-Mobile has the device in stock.

So if you don’t mind T-Mobile’s 4G HSPA+ network and the LG Nexus 4, now is a good time to shell two Benjamins on contract to snag one for yourself, before it’s too late.

Via: T-Mobile

Google And Motorola Rake In $15.24 Billion During Q4 2012


Boom. It’s time for Google’s usual outstanding quarterly report. For Q4 of 2012, on the 3 month period ending on December 31st, 2012, Google generated $14.42 billion in revenue — an outstanding 36 percent increase year-over-year. Keep in mind, all the revenue generated was by Google alone, not by Motorola, which would have pushed the total to $15.24 billion. Motorola alone generated $1.51 billion in revenue during the same time span.

Going back to Google’s own profits: $5.99 billion of total revenue came from the US, with the remaining from international markets. That worked out to be $2.89 billion in net income on American soil. No doubt it’s a solid quarter for Google, considering the fact that there are billions in reserves.

Via: Google

Microsoft Surface Pro Debuting February 9th For $899

Surface ProStarting February 9th, the long-awaited Microsoft Surface Pro (none of that Windows RT business) will debut for $899 for the 64GB model, and $999 for the 128GB version. Both come with pressure-sensitive pens in the box, the full Windows 8 Pro experience, and no keyboard (that will go for $120 or $130, depending on whether you get the Touch or Type Cover). On the flipside, a 64GB standalone version of Surface for Windows RT for $599 will also debut, except it’s the one you really should be weary of (the Windows RT experience is much more limited than Windows 8 Pro).

And also to be included on February 9th? A ton of Surface Pro and RT accessories. And that’s about it from Microsoft, for now.  PR after the break.

Via: Microsoft Surface

Mozilla Releases The First Firefox OS Developer Phone (It’s Orange)

geeksphoneDevelopers who love Firefox will be keen to know that Mozilla has just announced a very basic phone to test their ideas on. Using Firefox OS, this Developer Preview Phone has a  3.5-inch HVGA touchscreen, 1GHz Snapdragon S1 CPU, 512MB of RAM, 4GB of storage, WiFi, and a 3-megapixel camera. Definitely it’s a basic configuration  It will be continually updated with over-the-air OS updates, and will be carrier-unlocked (2G and 3G only), so devs can go anywhere with it.

No word on price, but it comes out next month — in white as well as orange, interestingly.

Via: Geeksphone

Samsung Mobile Chief Confirms An 8-Inch Galaxy Note For Barcelona’s MWC

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There’s always something wrong with an announcement about an announcement when it comes to consumer technology.  In this particular case, it’s the Samsung Mobile Chief, JK Shin, who spoke with the Korean iNews24. He confirmed an 8-inch Galaxy Note device that would be unveiled at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona next month. Other than that, there are rumored hardware changes, like a screen resolution at 1280 x 800 pixels, 2GB of RAM, a 5-megapixel rear camera and Android 4.2 Jelly Bean.

Other than all that? Not much.

Via: Eng, iNews24

Sony’s XPERIA Tablet Z Is The Coolest Tablet In A While: 6.9mm Thin, 1.5GHz Quad-Core And Android 4.1

XPERIA TABLET ZThis is a tablet we’d actually want — that’s right, consumers could really want this. It’s Sony’s just-announced XPERIA Tablet Z, a 6.9mm thin, dustproof and waterproof at 495g heavy Android 4.1 tablet with Sony’s own design customizations.

On top of that, there’s the latest hardware around:  a Qualcomm 1.5GHz quad-core APQ8064 processor, 2GB RAM, 32GB storage, a 10.1-inch 1,920 x 1,200 screen (with Mobile Bravia Engine 2), a sweet 8.1-megapixel Exmor R camera, NFC, 4G LTE (on a MDM9215M radio), microSD expansion and Sony’s very own “S-Force” virtual surround sound technology tags along for the ride.

It’ll come in black and white, with an as of yet unannounced price or release date. But hey, it’s thinner than the iPad mini at 7.2mm. That’s one hot talbet, Sony!

Via: Sony (JP), Eng