Motorola XOOM Family Edition Tablet Going On Sale For $379 On October 16th

The Motorola XOOM Family Edition tablet runs Android 32 Honeycomb, has a 10.1-inch screen, and a 5 megapixel camera with 720p HD video recording. What makes it so different from the original Xoom is that one, it contains $40 worth of apps, including Kid Zone, Asphalt 6, Sim City Deluxe, Netflix, and Quickoffice Pro HD. Secondly, it has the low price tag of $379 for the one and only 16GB storage model, and otherwise looks a lot like the first XOOM. The press release from Motorola published on Friday is seen after the break.

iPhone 4S Goes On Sale In The United States — Did You Buy One?

It’s finally here. The new iPhone. As usual, it’s better than ever, has a new Apple A5 dual-core processor, 8 megapixel camera with 1080p HD video recording, the classic 3.5-inch Retina display, HSPA+data speeds of up to 14.4MBps on AT&T, Sprint, or Verizon (and works as a global phone), and finally has just about every latest enhancement in the current market of smartphones, including its own personal AI system, Siri, built into the also new iOS 5. So the question is: did you buy an iPhone 4S today?

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 Review

What Samsung has been able to accomplish for the past few months is nothing less than great. They’ve made an Android tablet so good, it doesn’t matter what version of it you have (and how many times it gets banned for sale in foreign countries because it’s too much like its rivals). And now they’re only extending their catalog of Honeycomb tablets, this time with the Galaxy Tab 8.9, a spec-by-spec equivalent of the Tab 10.1, with the sole exceptions with a smaller screen and battery. And so the review begins, after the break.

iPhone 4S Teardown by iFixit — ‘Tis Glorious

iFixit has took the time per usual to make a full teardown of the iPhone 4S, which is still going on actually due to the amount of time it takes to make sure everything is done perfectly (they usual put everything they take apart back together). The teardown– as is all iFixit teardowns — shows you every single bit of silicon and metal that every gadget has  that keeps it humming and being as “magical”as it is perceived to be. So move along to the source link to see the iPhone 4S in tiny pieces, and then come back here to read other posts. Via: iFixit

iOS 5 Now Available To The Public

It’s done. Via an iTunes update, you can get a hold of iOS 5, which among several of its amazing features include OTA updating. The update is available for iTunes 10.5 users with an iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPod touch 3rd / 4th generations, and both iPads (1 and 2). Get busy downloading and enjoying the new version of the world’s most popular mobile operating system — iOS 5.

ASUS’ Zenbook UX21 And UX31 Come Out Tomorrow From $999

With the exact same starting price-point of the Macbook Air, the Zenbooks by ASUS are also designed to function and look like the Macbook Air, specifically in weight, thinness, and with speed. The system recovers from sleep in 2 seconds and is .11 to .67-inches in thickness and weighs 2.9 pounds (the 11.6 model weighs a feather-like 2.4) all with a brushed aluminum exterior. Now, for pricing: the first, Core i5-powered, 11.6-inch UX21 with a 128GB SSD will come up at $999, while the 13.3-inch UX31 with a Core i5-2557M processor and the same 128GB SSD drive will reach $1,099, with the only real “bummer” about these laptops being that they do not have backlit keyboards, unlike all the other Macbook Airs, and that the 11.6-inch version has no SD card slot, just like the 11.6-inch Air, whereas the 13-inch models (both the ASUS Zenbook and the Macbook Air) do have one. The new Zenbooks debut in the States tomorrow. Via: ASUS

AT&T Boasts 5 New Android Devices For Its Holiday Lineup

AT&T has five new devices to begin the holidays, and the crown jewels comes from Samsung and Motorola. The first being the ATRIX 2 with 21Mbps HSPA+ capability, 1080p video capture from an 8-megapixel camera promising “faster viewfinder start-up and shutter speeds than a digital camera,” 4.3-inch qHD display, 8GB of internal storage, 1GB of RAM, a 1GHz dual-core processor (perhaps a TI OMAP 4?), a few tweaks to the design, and a release date of October 16th for $99 on a 2-year contract, no rebates. The new Webtop 100 Lapdock accessory is also available, although for obviously more money.

Second is the Captivate Glide, a Galaxy S II with a QWERTY slide-out keyboard, basically. There’s 21Mbps HSPA+ data, 1GB of RAM, an 8-megapixel camera with 1080p capture and HDMI playback, a WVGA 4-inch Super AMOLED display, and a 1GHz Tegra 2 processor.

Then there’s the Samsung Doubletime, an entry-level device: 600MHz processor, 3.2-megapixel camera, Android 2.2 (yup, 2.2), and a 3.2-inch display at HVGA resolution and certainly with a low price that reflects its qualities with a clamshell QWERTY keyboard.

The other two devices, built by Pantech and ZTE, are also of entry-level, and can be seen at the source link along with all of the other devices in the post.

Via: AT&T Press Release