Galaxy Note II Now Available For Pre-Order On Verizon And AT&T

Last night, press and public partied together for the Note II NYC city tour. From that event, I scored a Galaxy Note IIs handset on AT&T that we’ll review in the coming days, but fast-forward, Verizon is hosting the Note II for pre-order alongside AT&T, starting this Thursday morning for $299.99 on a two-year contract. It has the same specs as the other versions that make the Note II so special: 5.5-inch Super AMOLED display and is powered by a quad-core processor, with LTE-enabled Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and is available in both grey and white variants. AT&T’s models ship November 9th; Verizon’s on the 27th of that same month.

Via: AT&T, Verizon

Samsung Galaxy Note II Debuting For $300 On AT&T, Starting November 9th

The Samsung Galaxy Note II — a 5.5-inch, Super AMOLED HD, quad-core processor, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, 8MP camera with 1080p HD video recording, and larger battery than before — phablet, will debut with AT&T’s fantastic 4G LTE data service (it really is awesome, especially in New York), starting on November 9th for $299.99 on a new 2-year agreement. Pre-orders start online on October 25th. Press release after the break!

Apple Announces New 9.7-inch iPad With FaceTime HD, A6X Processor, And Lightning

This is Apple’s brand new, especially well-designed iPad (4th generation). Once again called the new iPad, this one features FaceTime HD, a Lightning port (for Apple’s new port standard), the new image processing chip from the iPhone 5, and with a 16GB WiFi version for $499 and a 16GB model with cellular data on board for $629 — on Sprint, Verizon, or AT&T 4G LTE . You’ll be able to pick one up through Apple’s online and brick and mortar stores soon — as listed in the PR after the break — on November 2nd.

iPad mini announced with A5 CPU, 1024 x 768 display, and 7.9-inch screen for $329

With the internals of an iPad 2, the iPad mini is an inexpensive, 1,024 x 768 display, Apple A5, Lightning port, Siri, 16GB of internal storage and 7.9-inch screened tablet starting at $329. 4G LTE models start at $429 on Sprint, AT&T, or Verizon. Built using the same detailed manufacturing process as the iPhone 5, it measures 7.2mm thick, .68 pounds heavy (or light) device. Pre-orders start Friday (October 26th) and will begin shipping on November 2nd. It comes in black or silver/white, in 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB storage sizes. Press release after the break.

And with Apple’s new 7-inch entry against the Nexus 7 and Kindle Fire HD, there’s an entirely new market open — one of which, with older specs, the iPad mini may or may not completely conquer.

LG Announces Two New Windows 8 PCs, Including A Sliding Tablet

The LG H160 sliding tablet is one of two new Windows 8 PCs announced by LG this morning. The H160 has a 11.6-inch IPS display of unknown resolution that’s compatible with LG’s Smart Touch Pen, whiLG says it allows for “precision-required” work, however the technology it uses is actually unknown. Thanks to the built-in keyboard the H160 weighs just over 2.3 lbs and is 15.9mm (0.63 inches) thick, but it does offer up full-size USB, HDMI, and microSD ports — all with 10 hours of battery life promised, hinting that it uses Intel’s new Clover Trail family of processors.

As for the second PC, it’s an all-in-one called the V532. It gets to sport a 23-inch 1080p multitouch display, Ivy Bridge Core i5 processor and NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M graphics card. There’s built-in tuner and functions as a TV when the PC is switched off. Both machines will be released in Korea on October 26th to coincide with Microsoft’s Windows 8 launch; US launches from LG are rather rare, so don’t actually plan on seeing this in the states anytime soon.

Via: SlashGear

Best Buy Prices The Lumia 920 And 8X On AT&T At $149 And $99, Respectively

Are you curious as to how the two best Windows Phone 8 smartphones will be priced on AT&T’s 4G LTE network? The Nokia Lumia 920 will retail for $149 on a 2-year contract at Best Buy, and the HTC 8X at $99 for an 8GB variant — all of which are currently available for pre-order. Oddly enough, there are not release dates, other than “will ship when available”. Considering Microsoft will hold a press event for Windows Phone 8 on the 29th, details should be revealed in a week’s time.

Via: Best Buy