HTC Flyer: Android 2.4 And 1.5GHz Of Tablet

This is HTC’s first tablet — the Flyer. It runs a very tablet-optimized UI, but on Android 2.4. That’s right. Not much has been detailed on the 2.4 release, but that’s what it runs. There’s a 1.5GHz Qualcomm chip, 4,000mAh battery, 1GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage, 5 megapixel rear-facing camera, 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera, Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0, micro-SD card slot, HDMI-out, DLNA support, and 7-inch screen. It will launch globally in Q2 of 2011 for an unknown price. The press release is where it always is, which is after the line-break. Via: HTC

HTC Announces The Newer And Polished Incredible S And Desire S

The old HTC Incredible that was extremely successful has been rehashes and turned into the Incredible S. It uses the same 800×480 WVGA resolution, but on a larger 4-inch screen, a 1GHz processor, 768MB of RAM, 1.1GB of internal storage (but microSD card storage), an 8 megapixel camera that records 720p HD, a 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera, and finally a bigger 1,450mAh battery.

The Desire S is the successor to the Desire, obviously. It still uses a 1GHz processor with 768MB RAM, 1.1GB of internal storage, weighs 130 grams, and the same 3.7-inch touchscreen with 480 x 800 resolution. So in terms of high-end phones, that’s all HTC has to offer, except the new Wildfire S, seen in the press release with a shot of the Desire S after the break. Via: HTC

Netflix Is On The Boxee Box Now. Whew.

The time hath cometh. Netflix is on the Boxee Box now, and the only thing stopping you from enjoying it is not having a Boxee Box or a Netflix subscription. The user interface is exactly that of the PlayStation 3 and Google TV versions, and allows you to search, watch instantly, and (perhaps?) manage your queue.

In order to have access to the long-awaited and frequently delayed software update for the Boxee Box, just manually update it from the interface (or wait for the automatic update due in a few days).

Now where’s my Hulu Plus app?

Via: GigaOM

Windows Phone 7 Twitter Integration, Copy/Paste, IE9, And CDMA All Coming In 2011

This is news for Windows Phone 7, for once. Twitter integration (and into the People Hub), copy-and-paste, Internet Explorer 9 with hardware acceleration and graphical improvements, heavy performance improvements, and finally CDMA support. The copy/paste, Twitter integration, and speed improvements come as part of an update in early March, while the rest of the features come later this year.  Also: a form of multitasking, including apps that support it.

Hey, don’t fret dudes, March is only a few weeks away (a long time in Gadget Land).

Via: Another Press Release After The Jump

LG Optimus 3D: A Smartphone You May Not Have Been Expecting

Inside of the almighty Optimus 3D is a Texas Instruments 1GHz OMAP4 dual-core processor, with 4GB LG DDR2, 8GB of memory, while twin 5MP lenses on the back can take photos and video in 3D (with a 3D YouTube app for video sharing in 3D as well), which can either be viewed on the 4.3-inch WVGA 3D screen (without the need of goofy glasses), or spat out to a 3DTV or computer monitor via HDMI or DLNA. And if 3D isn’t your fancy, the Optimus 3D can work in 2D, too. Oh, and when it’s released, it will include Android 2.2 Froyo instead of Gingerbread (it will require an update), so that’s really the only major con here, at the moment.

Press release that sadly isn’t in 3D is after the break for your lousy 2D viewing.

Sony Ericsson Xperia Play As Official As Stone, Launches In March On Verizon

So the entertaining journey for the Xperia Play ends right here. The PSP Phone (don’t let SE hear you say that) has the full PSP gamepad layout, Android 2.3 Gingerbread with a Sony Ericsson UI coating, a decent 1GHz Snapdragon CPU and Qualcomm Adreno 205 graphics for 60 frames-per-second performance, and a 4-inch 480×854 resolution display. Other specifications to make note of are a front facing camera, a 5 megapixel rear camera, 512MB of RAM, and a microSD card slot.

It’ll launch sometimes in March on Verizon Wireless. 50 PlayStation titles will be available at launch, and a “legendary” PS One game will be pre-installed on every unit. Complete PR details and video below.

Via: Sony Ericsson FB

Samsung Galaxy S II: This Is A Tasty Gingerbread Phone

Here’s the Galaxy S II that you wanted. Succeeding the older Galaxy S series, the Galaxy S II is one of the best phones, on paper. A 4.27-inch Super AMOLED Plus display, a Samsung dual-core Orion CPU, 8 megapixel camera with 1080p video capture, HSPA+ network data speeds, and happily runs with Android 2.3 Gingerbread and TouchWiz 4.0. Oh, and it measures 8.49mm thin and has an NFC model that will become available. Availability and pricing are not known as of yet.

Press release after the cut.

Crysis 2 For PC Is Leaked, And In A Big Way

This is terrible. Things leak all the time. Some intentionally, some not. This one wasn’t intended. Crysis 2 just got leaked to about every pirating site available, and includes the full game, multiplayer, and a master multiplayer online key. While the game is not completely finished, the game is fully playable. It’s pretty bad for Crytek and EA, and will have an effect on sales for sure.

Via: Kotaku, FacePunch Forums