LG Optimus Big Is A 4.3-Inch NOVA Display Smartphone That’s — Big

Big FTW! It’s the LG Optimus Big folks, and it’s a freakin’ big 4.3-inch NOVA display with 700 nits of brightness, a 1GHz dual-core processor, Android 2.2 with a light skin, HDMI output, a 5 megapixel camera, Bluetooth 3.0, 802.11 b/g/n WiFi, and 16GB of built-in storage. It launches April 28th in Korea, while worldwide availability is hopefully going to be announced — soon. Via: The Vlad At Engadget

Google Chrome 11 Stable Launches, New Logo In Tow

Not interested in being an uber geek and going for the latest Chrome Dev or Beta releases? Well, the stable (read: regular) version just got updated to 11, and along with it brings the new Chrome logo that has been in the Beta and Dev releases for a while now. New features include security and bug fixes, some of which “may be kept private until a majority of our users are up to date with the fix.” There’s also a speech-to-text API ready for devs to take advantage of, and even text-to-speech.

Via: Google Chrome Releases Blog

Google Docs For Android App Finally — And Officially — Released

It’s about freaking time, Google! This official Google Docs app has been developed for all Android phones running Android 2.1+ and is English only. Documents can be edited, created (as well as from photos), multiple sharing solutions, cloud syncing of docs, and more. The app is free, and the QR code or Android Market link below can bring you to the download page for the app.
Via: Android Market, Google Mobile Blog

The White iPhone 4 Is Hitting Apple Stores Tomorrow


It’s finally getting released — the white iPhone 4. I have no idea how a different color makes the world’s most popular smartphone reach the top of the news cycles, but hey, that’s how it is. Specs haven’t changed a bit, and the iPhone 4 with the latest iterations of iOS still kicks butt in the App Store. Pricing also remains the same $199 on contract for the 16GB model, $299 for 32GB and comes on both AT&T and Verizon. You’ll be able to find the white iPhone 4 online, via Apple retail stores, and in the following countries: Austria, Australia, Belgium, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Macau, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand, UK and the US.

Press release after the cut.

Sony Updates PSN Ongoing Crisis, Says Hackers May Have Stolen Personal Data


The PlayStation network downtime? It’s gotten worse. While previously Sony stated that an “external intrusion” was affecting the PSN servers and further analyzation would be required, a new update states that PSN was knocked down by “malicious actions” as well as the worst thing you could possibly ever hear: “a compromise of personal information.” Sony does say that certain bits of personal information have been stolen, including “Your credit card number (excluding security code) and expiration date may have been obtained”, and that, “While there is no evidence at this time that credit card data was taken,” states Patrick Seybold, senior director of corporate communications for Sony Computer Entertainment of America, “we cannot rule out the possibility.” Furthermore, your name, address (city, state, zip), country, email address, birthdate, and PlayStation Network/Qriocity password and login with handle/PSN online ID may have all been compromised, although Sony isn’t sure.

Check out the source link for the full blog post and a support line for customers who have questions. More on this as it develops. Via: PlayStation Blog

Sony’s S1 And S2 Android Honeycomb Tablets Will Launch In The Fall


Fresh from a press conference in Tokyo (where else?) Sony announced two Android 3.0 Honeycomb tablets that may be subject to design changes, however here are their specs anyway: the Sony S1 tablet is a 9.4-inch device with a Tegra 2 SoC processor that has an “off-center of gravity design,” the while S2 sports has a folding form factor (a la Microsoft Courier) with dual 5.5-inch displays at a resolution of 1,024 x 480. Both will have access to an eBooks store, PlayStation Network (get it back online, Sony!) with Qriocity music services, have DLNA, are PlayStation Certified, have access to WiFi and 3G/4G radios, and their own UI enhancements/skins. They are expected to launch sometimes in the fall of 2011, globally. Press release at the end of the post.

HTC DROID Incredible 2: April 28th For $200

There’s not much (really?) to talk about here?!? The HTC Droid Incredible 2 is the obvious successor to the Incredible, and launches on April 28th for $200 on a 2-year agreement which gets you a 3G smartphone, 4-inch Super LCD display, a 1GHZ Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 768MB of RAM, one 8-megapixel rear-facing camera, a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera for video chats over Qik, and Android 2.2 running Sense UI, global roaming in up to 200 countries, and an optional 3G mobile hotspot addition. PR after the cut.

Sprint Nexus S 4G Releasing On May 8th For $200

Remember the Nexus S? It’s Google’s flagship Android phone and always runs the latest version of Android before any other phone on the market, starting with Android 2.3 Gingerbread. Sprint was scheduled to receive the device in its full glory, but with the addition of 4G WiMAX service and Google Voice carrier integration. Now onto the good news: it’s release is May 8th, for $200 on a 2-year agreement. Press release after the break.