Battlefield 3 Has Been Released In The United States

Want to play Battlefield 3? Well, you can buy it now, and start playing just as soon! I’ve told you that it is spectacular and I’ve  pre-loaded the files to my PC before launch, and now that I’m running the game on High settings, I can easily tell you that it is spectacular (a review will be up soon). So what are you waiting for? Get on the Battlefield.

Via: Battlefield 3 Official Blog, Battlefield (on Twitter)

Apple Macbook Pro Models Updated With New GPUs, CPUs, And More

Got a Macbook Pro this year? It’s time to feel bad already, because they’ve been slightly updated with new specs. To begin with, the AMD Radeon HD 6770M discrete GPU will be the gaming prowess in you 15-inch 17-inch versions. Even better yet, there are some CPU improvements to be examined: the 13-incher gets an with a 2.8GHz Core i7 or a 2.4GHz Core i5 dual-core processor, instead of the previous entry-level 2.3GHz Core i5 (and it also gets its HDD notched up to a minimum 500GB, or max 750GB). The 15-incher now goes up to a quad-core 2.4GHz Core i7 — the same speedy processor that comes in the updated 17-inch variant. And that is that.

Via: Apple

Galaxy Nexus Confirmed For Verizon Wireless Later This Year

With an impending announcement of availability in the United States, Verizon Wireless has made it clear that the 4.65-inch Super AMOLED display, a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 1GB RAM, support for NFC, a 5-megapixel camera capable of recording 1080p HD video, a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera for video chats and support for Verizon’s 4G LTE network — in other words, the Galaxy Nexus with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, will be available later this year, at an unknown date and price. The press release is available for viewing after the break.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Coming November 13th For $400 In 16GB Flavor

The Galaxy Tab? Yeah, there’s another version. This time, a 7-inch version of the 8.9-inch version, of which a 10.1-inch version exists. The Galxay Tab 7.0 will come in more than just a 16GB version, but in later this year or in 2012. However, during this coming Sunday, for those that want the tablet early, the Galaxy Tab 7.0 with a 1.2GHz dual-core CPU with 1GB of RAM, Android 3.2, 3MP camera with 720p HD video capture and a 7-inch LCD with 1024 x 600 resolution screen will go on sale for $400 at “specific outlets” (none of which were actually mentioned). PR after the break!

HTC Sensation 4G Review

The HTC Sensation 4G seems to be a favorite for HTC. It has been revised twice (or perhaps three times, with the Amaze 4G), first in a Beats Audio version, then a large version with Beats Audio software and headphones. However this is just a base model, and instead is clocked at 1.2GHz at dual-core instead of the 1.5GHz dual-core seen on the aforementioned devices. Moreover, a 960×540 Super LCD screen, “4G” HSPA+, and an 8 megapixel camera with 1080p HD video recording is all part of the snappy package. And despite newer handsets like the Amaze 4G, the Sensation 4G is a classic that still isn’t even a year-old with other OEMs just catching up to its specs. Check out the review after the break to check out what it still has going for it.

Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich Announced

 The new version of Android will power both tablets and phones and aims to have no fragmentation at all. The new user interface ill also be shared among both phones and tablets (with a base resolution of 720p), and the first device using it will be the Galaxy Nexus, which will support 4G LTE or HSPA+.

The new version of Android contains several new features, including an all-screen UI, meaning that the home, search, and back buttons will have no place on the device itself, and when not being used, hide. Gestures are used to control Android as well. There is full NFC support throughout the OS, Face Unlock, which uses your face in a facial recognition program to unlock the Galaxy Nexus. Second is the Android Beam, which is an NFC-based technology which allows you to share information like web pages, apps, YouTube videos and more by merely tapping two phones together. The new People app implements everything about a single person easily, and looks pretty clean.

Furthermore, as Google stated, “People like Android. People need Android. They don’t love Android.” Which is why Android is now very personalized, including its new font, Roboto. It only works on high resolution displays, and is sharp, clean, and easily understandable. Everything is changed, like unlocking the homescreen, and all 5 homescreens are easily customized, with dragging widgets like you do in Honeycomb. Or taking screenshots using the volume down and power buttons.

For example, to create a new folder just drag to apps on top of each other, and then creates a folder that organizes itself. Or the new Visual Voicemail. Or a notifications tray being available on the lock screen. Or easy copy-and-paste, where you can just drag-and-drop chunks of text anyway you like. And talk-to-text is instantaneous, with improved recognition. The list goes on and on: bookmarks being synced to Chrome, a new tab UI for the browser and offline reading, the new Gmail UI with features like offline searching and more, Action Bars that control most if not all of the apps, and including ways to manage data usage, and even to set how much you’d allow yourself to use.

And indeed, there’s more after the break.