Samsung’s Galaxy Note II Launching On All Major U.S. Carriers By November

Samsung’s Galaxy Note II, due with a 1.6GHz quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM, and 4G LTE networking, is going to be made a possibility by mid-November on  AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular, and Verizon Wireless. Included is the famous and large 5.5-inch Super AMOLED display with redesigned S-Pen, and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean pre-loaded from the start. And as usual, Samsung Public Relations allows the carriers to manage the rest of the information after the basics, so reporting becomes somewhat vague.

As for the expected price points? Anywhere between $249 and $299 seems quite reasonable considering the previous Galaxy Note went through similar pricing tiers, but one thing is for certain: Samsung wants a winning device on all four carriers again, and they don’t mind introducing the consumers to quad-core mobile processing power in a larger form factor.

Don’t Forget The HTC 8S, The 8X’s (Meager) Windows Phone 8 Sibling

It may be smaller than the 8S, but the HTC 8S is designed to pack a punch. Helped out by a (very meager) 4-inch, 800×400 Super LCD, a 1GHz Snapdragon S4 CPU, 512 megabytes of RAM, lack of LTE, a the 5-megapixel camera (with no front camera) and made of polycarbonate (perhaps one of the highest-end specs on the 8S). Colors available include blue, red, black, and white.

Much like HTC Public Relations had announced to the press earlier this morning, the 8S and 8X do not have official pricing or release dates, but did mention that their newest Windows Phone 8 offerings will be available on T-Mobile, AT&T, and Verizon later this year.

Via: HTC

HTC Announces The 8X To Help Bolster Up Windows Phone 8

This, is the HTC 8X. Really colorful, right? The 8X will come in blue, red, green, (a tech journalist spotted orange), and of course — black.

All models of the HTC 8X come with a 4.3-inch super LCD 2 display, a kick-butt 1.5 GHz, dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor, Beats Audio, and both the 2 megapixel front and 8 megapixel rear facing cameras will capture 1080p video, all on Microsoft’s new Windows Phone 8 operating system. To back all of that up, HTC included LTE, a gig (1GB) of RAM, NFC, (only) 16GB of storage, and a 1,800mAh battery.

As for availability? No exact date, but AT&T did mention they will carry the 8X as a 4G LTE head-of-class smartphone “in the coming months”.

Via: AT&T

Sony Debuts A Redesigned PS3, Due September 25th For $269

Not essentially a completely new PS3, the redesigned Fall 2012 system is thinner and lighter than before, available in two colors: in Charcoal Black and Classic White with a 250GB and 500GB version. The black console will be out in Japan on October 4th with the white console on November 22nd.

The American variants come out on September 25th and will be priced at $269.99 as a “limited edition” bundle that includes the “game of the year” edition ofUncharted 3: Drake’s Deception and a code for $30 worth of content for the game Dust 514. What’s more exciting is the 500GB version that will be available on October 30th for $299.99, and will also feature a limited bundle, coming packed with a copy of Assassin’s Creed 3.

And that’s all. Via: PlayStation Blog

Twitter Announces iPad And Profile Page Refresh On The TODAY Show

Twitter’s CEO, Dick Costolo, had some great things to say about Twitter recently, mathematically speaking: 140 million users, with 340 million tweets per day, currently. The company also has an $8B valuation with an army of 900 employees in San Francisco alone. New features announced on the TODAY show this morning include a refreshed Twitter for iPad app, which has a much more impressive design that before, along with a redesign of their profile pages for users that allows the user to show more of their personality, including a header photo.

And best of all, everything announced goes live today for all Twitter users. Via: Twitter Blog

Motorola RAZR i: It Has A 2GHz Intel Processor, For Glory

While Motorola took some time off with Google to display their newest handsets a few weeks ago in New York City, Motorola has saved the RAZR i for later. First off, the RAZR i is currently only planned for Latin America and Europe in October, so the rest of the North American continent will be left without the Razr i, at least for now.

Powered by a 2GHz Intel Atom “Medfield” processor, it’s Motorola’s first smartphone powered by Intel, along with a 4.3-inch “edge-to-edge” AMOLED display, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, 8-megapixel camera, Kevlar coating and large 2,000 mAh battery. Press release after the cut.