Motorola And Sprint Holding A Joint NYC Press Event On June 9th

While strolling around New York City’s Chelsea area, I found this waiting on my news feed. Motorola and Sprint are holding a joint press conference on June 9th in NYC, where both Sprint’s CEO  Dan Hesse and Motorola CEO Sanjay Jha will be speaking. The reason for the event? For  “hands-on demonstrations of Sprint and Motorola’s latest collaborations.” Sounds like new product launches to me! Hopefully, with a little luck (and time on m up-and-down schedule) I’ll be liveblogging from the event.

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Minecraft Pocket Edition Demoed On Xperia Play, Will Get Demoed At E3 2011

Big news, Minecraft fans! The Pocket Edition of Minecraft, which is not yet complete although fully playable in the demo seen above, is headed to both iOS devices (including iPad) and Android later this year. The creator of Minecraft, Markus ‘Notch’ Persson, and his company Mojang AB will be demoing the mobile edition of the hit PC game at their own both at E3 2011, and as seen above, the Xperia Play gets special treatment as it has a full gamepad.

LG Revolution Landing For $249 On Contract, May 26th On Verizon

So here’s something that has long been delayed. The LG Revolution is headed to Verizon Wireless on May 26th for a beefy $249 on a 2-year contract. The Revolution has a 4.3-inch touchscreen with an 800×480 res, 4G LTE, 5 megapixel back facing camera with 720p HD visor recording, a 1.3 megapixel front-facing, Android 2.2 with LG skin and Netflix support, 16GB microSD card, HDMI-put, Bing Search and Maps coating (although Google Maps and Search is available the Market), WiFi b/g/n with Bluetooth 3.0, a 1,500 mAh battery, and finally 4G LTE hotspot sharing for up to 8 devices (5 on 3G). So will you be buying one? Seems like a great handset.

Via: Verizon

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Will Ship With Android 3.1 Honeycomb Update

Hey, it’s good news from a manufacturer that hardly is on time with its software updates.! The Samsung Galxy Tab 10.1, which is launching in a few days (but Samsung hasn’t clarified what a “few” means) will contain Android 3.1 from the start instead of the original 3.0 software version of Honeycomb. The 3.1 update will allow users to resize widgets, see better stability, and play with a more polished operating system as a whole.

Via: Samsung (Facebook page)

Almost Forgot: Dell’s XPS 15z, One Of The Thinnest 15-Inchers Around

Today has been a doozy of tech news, and Dell is just continuing the cycle. The XPS 15z is a .97-inch 15-inch machine that has taken extreme cues from the Macbook Pro design. Starting at a very reasonable $999, the entry-level XPS 15z has a 2nd-gen Core i5 processor clocked at 2.30 GHz with Turbo Boost 2.0 up to 2.90 GHz, 6GB of DDR3 RAM, NVIDIA GeForce GT 525M 1GB graphics with Optimus, a 15.6″ HD (at 720p, can be upgrade to 1080p) WLED Display with 1.3 megapixel webcam, a 500GB 7,200rpm hard drive, slot-loading DVD drive, WiFi and Bluetooth 3.0, a fully-backlit keyboard, and a purported 8 hours of battery life on a single charge.

For a $1000, that’s a lot of bang for your buck, but until I try one out for myself (or you do), then you can’t be too sure. Via: Dell

Dell Venue Pro Review

Another Windows Phone 7 device, this time, the Dell Venue Pro. It has one of the most beautiful designs of any WP7 device, users a 4.1-inch AMOLED touchscreen, 1GHz Snapdragon processor, 5 megapixel camera with 720pHD video recording, and the recent NoDo update which adds copy-and-paste. Check out the rest of the review after the break, where I figure out that Dell’s first great smartphone entry is a win in many areas, but a slight flop in others.

The New Barnes & Noble Nook Costs $139, Has E-Ink Touchscreen

The new Nook is here. Details? Well, it costs $139.99, starts shipping June 10th at Barnes & Noble, BestBuy, Walmart and others, contains a Pearl E-Ink touchscreen that is 6-inches, lasts 2 months on a single charge (a month longer than the Kindle), only has one button compared to the Kindle’s 38 buttons (is that really, actually good?), built-in WiFi with free access at all B&N stores and AT&T hotspots, social media features for sharing via Facebook, Twitter and others, weighs a mere 7.5 ounces, has a microSD card slot, and the all-new Nook Friends which allows you to follow other Nook users to see what they’re reading, and also the older feature which allows you to loan books to friends.

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