Microsoft Touch Mouse Is A Touch Mouse For $80

This is Microsoft’s newest mouse, called Touch Mouse (not to be confused with Arc Touch, in any way, shape, or form for that matter). It supports flicks, zooming, panning, as well as other gestures, costs $79.95, and will be released sometimes in June. BlueTrack tech is also being used here, so it can track on carpets, wood, and other surfaces. Besides the simple naming and marketing, I definitely think the Touch Mouse looks like a stealth fighter. Or Darth Vader’s mouse, if you’re looking for an old-age reference. Press release embedded after the jump.

Microsoft’s Kinect Sold 8 Million In 2 Months (update: was the number shipped to retailers)

Going far, far ahead of the projected 5 million Kinect units projected by year’s end by Microsoft, Microsoft sold 8 million Kinects (or just Kinect?) in two month’s time. It’s true — motion-gaming is really here, and is selling in large numbers for the Xbox 360.

Update: Microsoft just clarified that the 8 million Kinects sold statement was the amount shipped to retailers, although they have surpassed 5 million in sales.

Via: Microsoft Live Stream

Motorola Xoom With Android 3.0 Honeycomb Made Official At CES 2011

It’s a done deal guys. The Motorola Xoom is live on Motorola’s site, and is their first Android tablet — and the truest Android tablet there has ever been at that. Android 3.0 “Honeycomb” is dedicated to the race of Android tablets, and the refined UI, apps, and everything in between is better-looking than any of the Android offerings, including Android 2.3 Gingerbread. And now, on to the specs and release times.

  • Android 3.0 Honeycomb tablet OS
  • 10.1-inch multitouch capacitive screen at 1280x 800 resolution
  • Optional portfolio case, keyboard, and dock
  • 1GHz dual-core Tegra 2 processor
  • 4G connectivity will be available as an update in Q4 following a the official Q1 launch on Verizon
  • 5 megapixel camera, 720p video recording
  • 2 megapixel front-facing camera
  • 1080p HD video playback
  • 802.11n WiFi,
  • Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
  • 32GB of onboard storage.
  • 10 hours of battery life

This looks totally awesome, doesn’t it? Presser after the cut.

Motorola DROID BIONIC Announced On Verizon

It’s 4G on Verizon by Motorola. It’s a dual-core smartphone with 1GHz cores (meaning 2GHz of power), 512MB of RAM, Wi-fi/Bluetooth, front-facing VGA camera and 8 megapixel back-facing camera with 1080p HD video recording, 4.3-inch qHD high quality screen, and HDMI-out. The DROID Bionic can also view full 1080p HD video, and has what seems to be a refreshed version of MOTOBLUR on an unknown version of Android. PR after the break.

Hands-On With Kindle For Windows Phone 7

Ah, the Kindle and its apps. Very recently Amazon took to itself to finally release its Kindle app for Windows Phone 7 in a glorious UI and fashion — and it is. Starting off, a simple search for “kindle” in the Marketplace renders the app, where it can be downloaded, for free. The experience is mostly the same: log in or register, touch your archived books and download them to your device, then enjoy. The Kindle Store also can suggest books to you (a few of which I actually didn’t want), which you can then pay for, download, and read. As you can tell, it’s pretty straightforward, and a must-download if you’re a proud Windows Phone 7 owner.

Check the gallery out below for shots of Kindle in action. And sorry for the poor lighting in a few of the shots. Won’t happen again, we promise.

Kindle App For WP7 Gallery

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Google Previews Android 3.0 Honeycomb (video)

Hello, Honeycomb. It seems as if Android has truly entered the tablet world, in an extremly polished way. Everything in the Android 3.0 user interface seems completely original, Tron:Legacy-like, and tablet-oriented, including a web browser with heavy resemblance to Chrome, except that still, everything in the OS is tablet-oriented. Except that now Google has gone and blocked the video. Image credit: BGR

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Motorola ATRIX 4G has dual-core CPU, smartbook accessory

This is Motorola’s entry into the “4G” (HSPA+/fake 4G) market, and the ATRIX is perfectly fit for that. This seems to be the Motorola Olympus that we all knew and loved, and contains a dual-core 1GHz processor paired with 1GB of RAM, qHD high-res display, HSPA+ (4G) radio from AT&T, 1930 mAh battery, and Android 2.2 with MOTOBLUR. There’s also an accessory that contains a keyboard, laptop battery, and display that allows the ATRIX 4G to dock into and be used like a laptop. So, who’s ready to rock on with this, the HTC Inspire 4G, or a certain Samsung Infuse 4G (the awesome one)?

Via: AT&T