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

AT&T Pulls The Wraps Off Samsung Infuse 4G, Puts Nexus S To Death

This is the Samsung Infuse 4G for AT&T, on their  “4G” HSPA+ network (playing like T-Mobile’s 4G/HSPA+ approach), not the LTE one. It should blow your mind by now. It has a 4.5-inch Super AMOLED Plus display (for more awesomeness and color), premium build materials (no cheap Samsung stuff here folks), 8 megapixel camera on back and a 1.3 megapixel front-facing up front, and a 1.5 GHz dual-core processor (whoa). Touchwiz 3.0 comes along on Android 2.2, although Gingerbread would be quite nice. Did I mention this looks absolutely like it was designed like a pretty concept phone, except is real? Via: AT&T

LG Announces Optimus Black, And A Shiny NOVA Display Just For It

Heard of the NOVA display? No? Well, it’s another shiny display for smartphones, and this time, has 700 nits of brightness (my eyes!) and 15% less energy consumption on the 4-inch screen size. There’s also allegedly the title of “world’s thinnest smartphone” for the Optimus Black, measuring a scary 9.2mm thin (.1 of a mm less than the iPhone 4) and weighs 109 grams, a 1,500 mAh battery, 2 megapixel front-facing camera and 1080p HD recording main camera of unknown resolution, along with Android 2.2 (LG Optimus UI 2.0 overlay) and Gingerbread finding its way to the Black in the future. The Optimus Black will be launched in the first quarter of 2011, and more details are still coming in (about that and specs). Full presser after the break.