Samsung Mesmerize Review

The fifth out of 6 Galaxy S phones (or is it seven) is the Samsung Mesmerize, a re-named and completely identical version of the Samsung Fascinate on Verizon Wireless, which is also the first true “Bingifed” Android smartphone. The only difference for the Mesmerize is that it’s on the 5th largest carrier in the United States, U.S. Cellular. Keep in mind they only offer CDMA service in 26 states (excluding Florida, for one), so I’ll consider this review just something for the heck of reviewing it.

Nokia’s X7-00 handset chasing cars in Need for Speed, uses a buggy Symbian build

So Nokia. it’s a company not exactly favored by smartphone-goers right now, but still, they’re resilient enough to go ahead and launch the XSeries set of phones that focus on multimedia. Specs of the X7-00 will roughly match that of the Nokia N8 Failure Edition, except the X7-00, being the media smartphone that it is, has 4 Dolby speakers, and a buggy-looking, early build of Symbian running on it. You can see it in action above, if another Nokia device interests you. Via: Nokiasaga

Update: The video’s gone private. Oh well.

Windows Phone 7 Reaches 3,000 Apps And 15k Devs With More Inbound

It’s time to see how far Windows Phone 7 has come since its November 8th launch, and that’s 3,000 apps and games, with 15,000 developers and counting. These numbers of course please the Windows Team Blog who announced the new milestone, but until we can get to review one of those bad guys, I’ll be staying very expecting of Windows Phone 7. And yes, I’m still waiting on my review unit from AT&T.

In the meantime for you Black Friday buyers/maniacs/bargain-hunters, you can buy any WP7 device and get another one free, providing that you sign 2 contracts, each worth the usual two years of agony.

Gingerbread Chilling Out On Samsung Nexus S

Hey, and Happy Thanksgiving to all the U.S. readers! Also, looks like with have the Samsung Nexus S running Gingerbread, and it’s definetely using a 4-inch screen (Super AMOLED or even its successor, SA 2), with 800 x 480 resolution (sigh), an ARMV7 CPU, and the ability to shoot video in 720p (a given on any high-end Android device). More shots are at the always-sneaky and helpful XDA-Developers.

Via: Giz

Google Me Won’t Feel “Engineered”, And Sort Of Will Feel Natural

Turns out while on this week’s as usually awesome Diggnation, Kevin Rose had a hard time explaining the Google Me project that Google is working on. To cut the long story short, the explanation starts at the 30:00 mark, and Rose paraphrases that he was told (obviously under NDA) that Google Me won’t feel as heavily engineered and restricted as the rest of the other Google apps. Reason being that he didn’t feel comfortable talking about a few light Google Me details is because that could inevitably hurt his relationship with Google (which, duh, makes sense). Via: Diggnation

Note: I intend no hurt done here, Kevin. And I hope you don’t hold a grudge against me, either.

Acer Releases Its First Ever 3D Laptop That No One Will Buy

You want a 3D laptop from Acer? Here’s a 3D laptop from Acer, it’s called the Acer AS5745DG-A54E/L. Whatever that string of numbers and letters might mean, I don’t know, but for a media-based PC (what else would you use 3D for anyway?) it can grind through it all: a 15.6-inch screen, NVIDIA’s GeForce GT 425M graphics with NVIDIA’s 3D VISION at 120Hz, a 2.53GHz Intel Core i5-460M processor, 4GB of RAM, a massive 640GB hard drive, HDMI, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi b/g/n and a 1.3-megapixel webcam with of course, a pair of the 3D Vision glasses.

Unfortunately for you U.S. folk, Acer has only announced availability for Japan so far, which is on December 3rd for “less than” 100,000 yen (essentially what is $1,200 US dollars).  Via: Acer JP