So it’s here. The Droid X2, that is. You’re greeted with almost the same looks, a 4.3-inch touchscreen display, a dual-core 1GHz processor, Android 2.3 (Gingerbread), an 8-megapixel camera with support for 720p HD video capture, an HDMI-out port, still uses 3G and has access to mobile hotspot up to 5 devices, and “double the does” (whatever that means, Verizon.). It launches May 26th for $199.99 on a 2-year agreement. Press release after the jump.
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This is totally awesome. Infinity Blade, one of the most iconic and graphically pleasing titles available for iOS is getting a major update on May 19th via the App Store — online multiplayer with Game Center. Players can take the roll of one of the many enemies you encounter in Infinity Blade and try to take you (the hero) down, or vice versa. Check out IGN’s piece at the source link for gameplay and a montage.
I’m totally gearing up for this on my iPad 2. Via: IGN
It’s about time! The Sony Ericsson Xperia Play (which hasn’t been in the happiest of daydreams, to be honest) is launching on Verizon May 26th with pre-orders beginning on May 19th for $199.99 on a 2-year 3G agreement. Specs include Android 2.3 Gingerbread with Sony Ericsson’s latest skin, PSP-style gamepad, 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon II processor with an Adreno 205 GPU, a 4-inch multi-touch display, front-facing VGA camera for video chat, 5 megapixel back-facing camera with 720p HD video capture, mobile hotspot for up to 5 devices via 3G, and fianlly comes with 7 free games: Madden NFL 11, Bruce Lee Dragon Warrior, Asphalt 6: Adrenaline, The Sims 3, Star Battalion, Crash Bandicoot, and Tetris. 50 more games will be available in the V CAST app store, which is Verizon’s own app store that resides on their current Android devices. Press release after the — break.
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This is now one of my personal favorite laptops to hit the market in recent months: the Lenovo X1. Launching tomorrow starting at $1,399, you get a 13.3-inch Gorilla Glass display with 1366×768 resolution, tough as nails construction which can survive several spills and falls, a fully-backlit keyboard, Intel’s WiDi 2.0, Dolby enhanced speakers, HD webcam, weighs 3.89 pounds, is .87 inches thin at its thickest point, and .67 at its thinnest. Processor options include a dual-core Core i7, Core i5, and Core i3.
Rapid Charge technology is also included, which recharges the battery to 80% in 30 minutes, has a great selection of ports, including a Mini DisplayPort, HDMI, Ethernet, USB 3.0, USB 2.0, eSATA / USB combo sockets, 4-in-1 card reader, and finally a 38.4Wh battery which purportedly provide up to 5 hours of charge whilst a $150 slice 35.5Wh battery can be attached to the bottom to add another 5 of battery life.
The Lenovo X1 launches tomorrow at a starting price of $1,399. Press release after the jump.
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Coming straight from Samsung is some rather confusing news: journalists/bloggers (including yours truly) invited to their May 24th event event in New York City has been “postponed until a later date.” It is unclear as to why this happened, but possible announcements included the Galaxy S II for United States carriers, the Galaxy Tab 10.1, and perhaps maybe even the Galaxy Tab 8.9.
So here’s what this is: A waterproof “vacuum-sealed” case/cover for you iPad, but can be used for just about any other tablet due to its size. It retails for $60 and comes with a neoprene strap to carry your iPad on-the-go, in fully waterproof and scratch-proof fashion. First of all, I have to praise DryCORP for this, really: Because it’s vacuum-sealed (read: it comes with a small handpump for extracting air from the case) it allows you to use the iPad while in the case. Which isn’t something new, but cool nonetheless. Read on for the full verdict and some iffy feelings I have for the DryCASE Tablet Waterpoof case as well.
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Sent in by my friend(s) at ThinkGeek for review come the BuckyBalls: rare earth magnetic balls that come in a cube which consist of 216 BuckyBalls. The magnetic grade of the BuckyBalls is N35 and measure 5mm in diameter, each. A standard set of balls costs $30 and their main purpose is being a time-waster — which they definitely are. I’ve had way too much fun building all sorts of things with the BuckyBalls, and since they’re rather difficult to use, can act as a form of light brain exercise as well, since you’re constantly trying to find ways to build something using little magnetic sphere that measure only 5mm, making it challenging, too. Totally worth it and super fun; just don’t lose any of them, since that seems rather easy. Other than that, there’s no real minuses to the BuckyBalls: they just work and are fun. Score: 10/10
BuckyBalls Hands-On Gallery
Available for purchase at ThinkGeek!
Ever wished you could use your tablet, phone, Android or iOS device to transfer data to a $200 500GB hard drive with WiFi data transfer? Well, now you can! The Seagate GoFlex Satellite hard drive uses an app for the transfers; an Android version is coming this summer, but can still be used on Android using via the browser, whilst an iOS version for the iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad already exists. The GoFlex Satellite is also battery powered and will last up to 25 hours on a single charge. It also comes with a USB 3.0 data cable for wired transfer.
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Hey, Galaxy S II! We all really like your design, dual-core prowess, and Android 2.3 with Touchwiz 4.0. But when are you coming to the States, which is across the pond? Well, at the very least, no one except the U.S. carriers and Samsung know of release dates, but now we know of the names. AT&T will be getting the Attain, Verizon the Function, and Sprint the Within. T-Mobile’s variant isn’t mentioned in the recent leak of a case by the guys at Pocketnow that contains the carrier names of the Galaxy S II, but you only hope it can be just as awesome as these. Also, just in case you’re doubting the authenticity of the names, keep in mind Samsung trademarked them not too long ago (seen at the source links).
Via: Pocketnow, USPTO (Galaxy Attain), (Galaxy Function), (Galaxy Within
Both of AT&T’s newest phones are officially now on sale. The HP Veer 4G, which most reviewers find to be an awful 2.63-inch touchscreen webOS handset whilst using fake “4G” HSPA+ and an 800MHz processor. The Samsung Infuse 4G on the other hand is a 1.2GHz single-core, Android 2.2 with Touchwiz 3.0 powerhouse, as well as a 4.5-inch Super AMOLED Plus touchscreen at WVGA resolution. It also uses AT&T’s phony 4G network, which is many times slower than the 20MBps download speeds capable on 4G LTE devices like the Samsung Droid Charge.
It’s your call. Links to both devices are next to the “via” text. Via: HP Veer 4G, Samsung Infuse 4G