Walmart Publishes HTC EVO Shift 4G Specs Before Announcement, Pisses Someone Off

The employees at Walmart? They just earned a place in our hearts for publishing a page with all the press shots and final specs of the EVO Shift 4G you could ever possibly imagine. First off, the specs of the second slide-out QWERTY 4G WiMAX handset on a little network we like to call Sprint:

  • 3.7-inch 800 x 480-pixel touchscreen display
  • Slide-out QWERTY keyboard
  • Android 2.2 OS with Sense UI
  • 8-megapixel camera, dual-LED flash, digital zoon, video capture support
  • Sprint 3G/4G compatibility
  • MicroSDHC support (up to 32 GB)
  • Up to 312 minutes of talk time, up to 146 hours of standby per charge
  • 4.63 x 2.3 x .47 in
  • 4.6 oz

Besides Verizon definitely getting ready to unleash 4G LTE handsets at CES this year, Sprint seems to have a good agenda as well. More shots of the EVO Shift 4G at the ‘via’ link. Via: Walmart

Vizio’s VIA Phone and Tablet combo are their new entries

Vizio, maker of all things TV, have entered the tablet and smartphone market. The 4-inch display phone and the 8-inch tablet both contain 1GHz processors, unknown versions of Android (and the Android Market), WiFi N, GPS, MicroSD slot, dual cameras and HDMI output, and an unknown spec if whether or not the phone is CDMA or GSM. Also, the name “VIA” may have not been finalized (uh, okay). They’ll both be released to the general public in the summer of 2011. PR after the short break.

Oh, Hello: Nintendo 3DS Seen In Live Photos Again, And Video

The Nintendo 3DS has been seen with actual photographs plenty of times before at E3 2010, but not recently. Some new spy shots (one seen above and more at the source link) also leaks out some specs, like 96MB of RAM and a 1300mAh battery. Otherwise, the Chinese video after the break on YouTube will show you a black 3DS, on video (obviously!), with some Mario-esque music to accompany you. Via: SlashGear

Verizon Reduces The Galaxy Tab Pricing By A Full $100, Offers $60 In Movie Rentals

In other words, Samsung is scared crapless for CES, and the barrage of tablets (both fake-ish and real) that will launch there. Most prominently, the Motorola Xoom with Android version Honeycomb, and the never-ending dominance of the iPad. From the $599 price tag, Verizon will be lowering it to $499, and anyone who purchased one in the last two weeks receives a $100 refund, and new purchases get $60 in Blockbuster rental movie credits. At the very least, Verizon is smart enough to succumb to what will be better devices running a full-blown tablet OS (i.e Xoom), and not Android 2.2 Touchwiz-skinned Galaxy Tabs. Via: Droid-Life, Electronista

Mac OS X Ported To Cr-48, Some Dude Started Off The Year Perfectly

What do we have here on this slow news evening? A Cr-48 Chrome laptop running Mac OS X. That’s right, all hell breaks loose, and this is a true show of the awesome jailbreak mode that Google endorses that you use on a Cr-48. While there were some issues with the OS running on the Cr-48, it seems close to flawless when starting up and performing tasks. I’d give super props to YouTuber Damis648, but only until he releases his recipe to the masses, until then, it’s only “congrats”. Check out the video by clicking the more link. Y’know, finish reading this story. Via: Damis628 (on YouTube)

Have An iPhone? Don’t Trust The Alarm On New Year’s Day, Fools

There’s a bit of bad news floating about just before the New Year of 2011, and that is that the iPhone’s alarm clock app will have ceased ringing on-time coming midnight, much like the Daylight Savings Time fiasco, where tons of people missed work. In the meantime, the only way to bypass this issue is that Apple’s undercover coders will release an update to iOS 4.2.1, otherwise create a never-ending alarm close to the time you should be awoken, or just go out and buy a rooster, like the old days.

Otherwise, happy New Years guys — that is of course, if you’re still awake. Via: John & Eng