Amazon is stating they’ve sold “millions” of Kindles and that — you know what? Here’s the statement below. Just read it yourself:
Thanks to you, in just the first 73 days of this holiday quarter, we’ve already sold millions of our all-new Kindles with the latest E Ink Pearl display. In fact, in the last 73 days, readers have purchased more Kindles than we sold during all of 2009. We’re grateful for and energized by the overwhelming customer response.
“Millions” means more than 1 million, so I guess they’ve sold millions of new Kindle 3s. Supposedly.
Razer has the rights to produce some official Tron: Legacy gaming gear. Perhaps what is the crown of the series is the gaming mouse, complete with a 5600dpi sensor and 7 buttons (the usual 2 on top with scroll, two on the right, and two on the left). It’s a wired-only mouse, which is unfortunate, and is entirely built out of plastics. But it lights up and has a speaker for some “special” sounds when it’s plugged in. Oh, and it’s $100 (thanks to Razer for letting me test it for days). Now just jump past the break for the full review.
I didn’t expect this (neither did you, ha!). The Motorola MOTOPAD prototype we see above (which measures 10-inches in screen size to be precise), has a Verizon logo, speculated specs of 1GHz Tegra 2 processor, gyroscope, 1280 x 800 screen resolution, 32GB built in storage with microSD card slot (with support for up to 32GB), micro-USB port, mini-HDMI port, 3.5mm headphone jack, and dock contact connectors. As for a naming scheme, it might not be MotoPad; other names possibly being considered are Stingray, Everest or even the weird one — “Trygon.” Good work from user User wnrussell from Howard Forums on this one. Via: HowardForums
It’s another slow weekend, which I never like to admit. Yesterday’s Forza Motorsport 4, Mass Effect 3, and Portal 2 trailers were release for the Spike TV Video Game Awards. What’s especially interesting here is Mass Effect 3 (which I won’t spoil for you until you watch the trailer), Forza 4 (they don’t really show any gameplay), and Portal 2 from Valve (this trailer sucks because — well — it just does). Enjoy them all after clicking the “more” link!
Turns out while playing a game of Team Fortress 2 as the Engineer classat the headquarters, we stumbled upon this bit of news via the Steam built-in browser. Weta Workshop has done something awesome and simple: making a real-life level 1 Team Fortress 2 Engineer’s sentry gun. And it works, except it doesn’t fire live rounds, but does have a motion sensor to track you and shake your bits, at least. The sentry gun will be in Valve’s awesome headquarters in Bellevue, Washington. Check out the video for awesomeness’ sake.
Not too long ago Android 2.2 users and iOS 3.0+ got access to an official mobile editor for Google Docs. Now the desktop version is completely usable and supported for the iPad (only the iPad, it seems). Google does mention that mobile browsers still aren’t as powerful as desktop variants — say Chrome — so if there’s lag, you may want to switch to the new mobile editor. It’s good news for a slow weekend, supposedly. Via: Google Docs Blog
I’m all for Android advancement. There needs to be competition other than the iPhone 4 (which is a device more polished than most) and it’s a perfect time for Android to start making crucial changes (not now, Windows Phone 7!). Google just announced the new Android Market that will be rolling out to devices using Android 1.6 and up over the next few weeks. If you look at the picture above, it’s great. More polished, more green, a new 50MB maximum size for apps (meaning better games), and better featuring of relevant apps.
But returns for apps that you’ve purchased and do not like has been decreased – from 24 hours to 15 minutes. That’s fudge if you ask me. It definetely won’t ring any bells with the fanbase and regular customers, but it’s the way it’s going to be. In the meantime, remember whenever you purchase an Android app, make sure you really, really like it before you spend 15 minutes with it.
When Andy Rubin dropped the bomb on Android 3.0 Honeycomb with a Motorola MOTOPAD prototype, some lucky dude on the other side of the planet (read: Taiwan) had a glimpse at the MOTOPAD in action — and took this blurry shot for the Internet to see. Specs mentioned were an Nvidia Tegra 2 T20 dual-core chip, gyroscope, 5 megapixel main camera, 2 megapixel front-facing, 7-inch and 10-inch versions with 1280×800 resolution (the one seen above), UMTS/CDMA/LTE connectivity, and lastly 32GB embedded MMC and the Android-lovers microSD slot.
Now we’ll have to see and wait to figure out that this guy wasn’t drinking any Four Loko (can you get Four Loko in Taiwan?), and that he has some legit data. Via: Eng, Mobile01
So, there’s this little company in Redmond called Microsoft. They make the Xbox 360 and Microsoft Kinect. Cut to the terrible post introduction, they’ve sold 1.37 million Xbox 360 units, a 68% rise in sales from the year beforehand. Kinect was a major player in providing that number as well, trumping the Nintendo Wii’s 1.2 million units (Sony hasn’t released any numbers, weird). Via: TNW
With the end of the year (and Christmas) nigh, it’s time for a new iPad 2 report — courtesy of Reuters. Citing many sources, Reuters has come to believe that the upcoming iPad 2 will contain both front-facing and back-facing cameras that work with FaceTime, a higher resolution display to stay in play with the iPhone 4 Retina display, and lastly a manufactururing date of early next year, for a release between March and April.
It’s pretty much what everyone expects from Apple; renewing the feature-set of a product every year when it was supposed to have said features in the first year, along with any other surprises that Steve Jobs wants to throw under. Time to start saving for the pre-orders I suppose. Via: Reuters