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

There’s A Steam Sale! I Repeat, There Is A Steam Sale!!

I love Steam. I’ve probably given them more than I should, but only because I buy great games (DiRT 2, Bad Company 2, Team Fortress 2, Osmos, IL2 9146, GRID, and Portal is what makes my library). Turns out Counter Strike: Source is $5. Now it’s time to go pwn me some n00bs, all while saying “thank you” in French, Italian, English, and Spanish.

Via: Steam, CG

Gran Turismo 5 Has Been Released

It’s done. It’s official. It’s finally over. The masterpiece that is Gan Turismo 5 is 1000+ cars, the most realistic physics and graphics of all time, 26 track locations with 71 layouts, the photo mode, the tuning and parts shops which change everything from oil to rims, and of course the music. It’s available now for PlayStation 3, and it’s downright awesome.

Via: Gran Turismo 5