HP Envy Spectre 14: NFC, Gorilla Glass Radiance Display, 3.9 Pounds, $1400, All On February 8

This is HP’s awesome 3.9 pound and 20mm thick ultraportable with a scratch-proof design: the Envy Spectre 14. Base specs include a 14-inch, 1600 x 900 Gorilla Glass Radiance Display (huzzah!), Core i5-2467M CPU, 4GB of RAM, a 9-hour battery, backlit keyboard, carrying case and — hold it for a second — an NFC chip built into the palm rest for transferring URLs from your phone’s browser, which HP says will work first with Android phones. Not only does the $1,400 get you all that, but an Intel Wireless Display chip, HP’s CoolSense technology, Beats, HP Wireless Audio, full copies of Photoshop and Premiere Elements and a two-year subscription to Norton Internet Security. That’s epic. Upgrade options include 256GB SSD and an extra 4GB of RAM, but that’s not even really important considering how awesome this hardware is already.

The Spectre goes sale in the United State starting on February 8, continuing towards Canada, the UK, Switzerland, Germany, Australia, Japan, Singapore, Chile and Mexico in March. Full PR after the break.

Sony announces the Xperia S at CES 2012

This is another Sony Xperia device. The Xperia S packs in a large 1280 x 720 4.3-inch display, a quick 1.5GHz CPU, 1GB of RAM, Android 2.3 (with Ice Cream Sandwich coming soon), and will be available in both 16GB and 32GB versions. There’s also a 12 megapixel camera featuring Sony’s Exmor R backlit sensor, NFC support, PlayStation certification, and a useable 1.3 megapixel cam up front for video chats. The Xperis S will launch sometimes in Q1 of this year in “select markets”.

Nokia Lumia 900 With 4G LTE Exclusive On AT&T Enters The US Market


This is the Nokia Lumia 900. It’s a 4G LTE smartphone exclusive on AT&T, runs on Windows Phone 7.5 Mango, comes in black or cyan, 1.4GHz CPU, 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Clear Black display, 512MB of RAM, has an 1830mAh battery, a main 8 megapixel camera that is Carl Zeiss with a wide 28mm f2.2/28 aperture, front-facing f/2.4 wide-angle camera for video chat, Nokia Drive for turn-by-turn navigation, and according to Nokia is “the first real Windows Phone designed for the American market.” According to Nokia, it is made out of a svelte polycarbonate and has a sleek profile. There are also app partnerships with ESPN, CNN, and EA for upcoming game titles. It will be available “in the coming months” with an “aggressive pricing scheme”. Interesting.

Via: Nokia Conversations

Motorola DROID RAZR Maxx is a thicker RAZR with 21 hour battery

So, this is just a DROID RAZR with a new name, battery, and is thicker. It’s the DROID RAZR Maxx, that measures 9mm instead of 7.1mm like the original, comes in a purple color option, has 32GB storage, has 4G LTE data service, and purportedly works for 21 hours on a single charge, although Verizon hasn’t clarified what you’d do in that 21 hours. It will retail for $299.99 on a new two-year agreement.

Galaxy Nexus and LG Viper on 4G LTE announced with Sprint

The Galaxy Nexus and LG Viper are Sprint’s first two 4G LTE devices. The LG Viper has a 4-inch WVGA display with a 1.2GHz dual-core processor and a 5-megapixel rear camera. The Viper comes with an NFC chip and will come with Google Wallet, while running Android 2.3 Gingerbread. The Galaxy Nexus remains the same as Verizon’s, however it does have access to Google Wallet, unlike Verizon’s. Sprint’s 4G LTE network is scheduled to launch in mid-2012 in San Antonio, Houston, Dallas, and Atlanta. Via: Sprint

Sony Xperia ion with 4G LTE revealed on AT&T

The Sony Xperia ion has a 4.6-inch 1280 x 720 HD Reality display with a 1.5GHz dual-core processor and a massive 12-megapixel Exmor-R rear camera that can capture 1080p video. Additionally, there’s 4G LTE connectivity, 16GB of internal storage, and a 1.3MP front-facing camera that can record 720p video, as well as being “Playstation-Certified” like the Xperia Play. The ion will be released running Android 2.3 Gingerbread, in the 2nd quarter of this year, with an Ice Cream Sandwich update in the coming future. Sony’s press release is seen after the cut.

HTC Titan II with 4G LTE, 16MP camera, and AT&T service announced

This is fantastic. The HTC Titan II has a 4.7-inch display, 4G LTE from AT&T, a 1.5GHz Snapdragon processor, a whopping 16 megapixel rear camera with  f/2.6 28mm lens and dual-LED flash, 1.3 megapixel front camera, and of course, Windows Phone 7.5 “Mango”. It will be available “in the coming months”. Full PR after the break.

Motorola DROID 4 with 4G LTE made official at CES 2012

This is the DROID 4. It is half an inch thick, but despite that, has allowed Motorola to cram a 1.2GHz dual-core CPU, 1GB of RAM, and 16GB of memory underneath its 4-inch qHD display, making a competitor to Verizon cell phones. There is also 4G LTE data service provided by Verizon Wireless, an 8 megapixel camera capable of 1080p HD video recording, Android 2.3.5 with a Motorola skin (the Ice Cream Sandwich update comes soon) and lastly a launch date of the coming week, without a price yet, however. Full press release after the break.