Battlefield 3 Open Beta Now Available!

It’s here people! Those of you who aren’t like me and the million (and counting) that pre-ordered Battlefield 3 and got exclusive access to the beta 48 hours earlier than you did will be able to start playing until October 10th, today. PC users can download the files through Origin, Xbox 360 users can find it on the Xbox Live marketplace, and PS3 users will find it in PSN. So far the game is amazing, and I’ve reached rank 12, with an M16A3 customized to use a holographic sight, ACOG, red dot sight, heavy barrel, laser sight, suppressor, foregrip, or flashlight and a M9 tactical pistol as a sidearm. Watch out for me as Stef_LAPTOPMEMO.

In the meantime, what are you waiting for? Get on the battlefield! Via: Battlefield

Next Up: The Successor To The Kindle 3 Is Only $79

There are three types of Kindle now (all seen above). The first is the successor to the main line — this $79 model, seen center. Then there’s the fancy new Kindle Fire color Android tablet, and then the E-Ink touchscreen Kindle Touch, which comes in WiFi or 3G models Let’s take a look at the least expensive of the bunch, eh? First of all it has some very classy ads that only appear as screensavers. As for specs, it is 30% lighter than previous generations, is 5.98 ounces, has no keyboard, and ships today. Press release for all the new Kindles after the break.

Amazon To Also Launch $99 Kindle Touch, A Touchscreen E-Reader

The Kindle Fire isn’t all Jeff Bezos is launching today as CEO of Amazon. He’d also like to let us know of the Kindle Touch, a touchscreen e-reader. Now you may think the touchscreen really is there, but it isn’t. It’s a normal E-Ink display but with 3 infared (IR) touch sensors at three parts of its body for you to actually use the touchscreen, rather than capacitive multitouch or resistive tech. It also uses a new menue system called EasyReach, and on top of that costs only $99, with a 3G (no payments for the 3G and has free global roaming) version that costs $149. It starts shipping November 11th. Via: TiMN

Amazon Kindle Fire Tablet Announced For $199: No 3G, No Camera, 1GHz Dual-Core

Whoa. The Amazon Kidnle Fire tablet is using Android, but in the most minimal way possible. You’d never guess it’s Android, and Amazon would probably never remind you. It has no microphone, no camera, no 3G, and certainly no high price tag — it’s $199 and has Wi-Fi. The screen is 7-inches and has a Gorilla Glass 1024×600 IPS resolution at 161DPI, the processor is a 1GHz TI OMAP dual-core setup, the Amazon App Store is included with over 10,00 apps, and there only is 8GB of onboard storage. Also, new owners of the Kindle Fire ill have a 30-day trial of Amazon Prime free, which will works for streaming multimedia like movies and TV shows, a fast web browser based off of Amazon Silk, which is cloud browsing that is incredibly quick, and the whole thing weighs only 14.6 ounces. The expected launch date is mid-November and is on pre-order today. Also interesting to note is that is comes pre-configured just like the original Kindle and requies no syncing, just OTA updates.

HTC Radar 4G On T-Mobile Is Bringing Mango For The Holidays

The HTC Radar 4G is a Windows Phone 7.5 Mango handset, complete with 4G HSPA+ data connectivity. What makes the Radar 4G quite interesting however is the white exterior, and besides the aforementioned a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 3.7-inch display, a 5-megapixel camera with a single LED flash, and finally 512MB of RAM for multitasking during use of Mango. As for a release date and price, the time frame is during the holidays, but a price is not mentioned anywhere in the press release, seen after the break.

Apple Media Event “Let’s Talk iPhone” Booked For October 4th

It’s official. If there are any chances of a new iPhone debuting with Tim Cook presenting it, then it will be on October 4th at 10:00 a.m. Pacific, 1:00 p.m Eastern. Apple PR has just sent out media invites to the press, and it is quite obvious that Tim Cook and Co. want to talk about the iPhone, because the invitation itself is dubbed “Let’s talk iPhone”. This should be exciting, but considering the why Apple handles product launches, a number of surprises could be expected, not just one.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 Unveiled In The United States (updated: hands-on!)

The Galaxy Tab 8.9 will be the obvious smaller sibling to the Galaxy Tab 10.1. It weighs less than a pound, is 8.6 millimeters thin (the world’s thinnest tablet), an 8.9-inch touchscreen with Gorilla Glass and a 1280×800, a dual-core 1GHz dual-core Tegra 2 processor, Android 3.1 Honeycomb with the Touchw

iz UX pre-loaded (including all of the Samsung Hubs), a back-facing 3 megapixel camera with 720pHD video recording, a front-facing 1.3 megapixel camera, and finally 802.11n/b/g WiFi. The usual mobile security features, enterprise, and home office user apps and settings are all included, including Find My Mobile, which per-usual, tracks and details the location of the Galaxy Tab 8.9.

It will be available on October 2 (your’s truly birthday) at $469.99 for the 16GB model. Hands-on impressions coming soon.

Update: We’ve got hands-on! The Galaxy Tab 8.9 is just about everything I loved about the original 10.1, in both WiFi and 4G LTE flavors, but this time the WiFi 8.9 is lighter and just as capable as the latter, because the specs are just the same, sans the screen size of course. All in all, expect a review in the next couple of days, but in the meantime, check out the gallery below.

Galaxy Tab 8.9 Unboxing And Hands-On

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