Call Of Duty: Black Ops Available For Pre-Order On Steam…Now.

Just in case you were wondering, Steam is now offering Call Of Duty: Black Ops on Steam for the outrageous but-oh-so-normal $59.95 price tag. Keep in mind this is for PC, and not PS3 or Xbox 360. The game also uses Steamworks and Valve Anti-Cheat, which is a million times better than Punkbuster, but not any better at the same time. I’ll be pre-ordering the game soon, my Steam ID is Stef_LAPTOPMEMO.

Immediately expect that you will get pwned once I meet you in-game, because well, I’m just good at games (proof).

Via: Steam

Dell Venue Pro Listed On Pre-Order Page, I Can Confirm It Comes Out On The 8th

After speaking to my contacts at Dell I can independently confirm that the Dell Venue Pro, the sexiest upwards QWERTY slider in the history of smartphones yet in my humble opinion, is coming to T-Mobile on the 8th of November, much like the Samsung Focus on AT&T. The pricing isn’t official yet, but I can peg it at $199.99 on a usual 2-year contract with T-Mobile. Expansys is listing it also for a November 8th release for 499.99 British Pounds.

HP Slate 500 Goes The Route Of Official, Costs $799

The HP Slate 500? Its got the official badge now, readers. As usual with new product launches, LaptopMemo will cut striaght to the chase and tell you what the HP Slate 500 has to offer:  a 1.86GHz Intel Atom Z540 processor, 2GB of RAM, 64GB SSD and Broadcom’s Crystal HD accelerator for managing heavy 1080p video, an included dock which has an HDMI-out port to hook up to your big screen, and finally an 8.9-inch capacitive touch screen which runs Windows 7 Professional. The Slate 500 also has a bonus Wacom active digitizer (for leisure) and front-facing as well as 3 megapixel camera on the behind.

On one hand, I have to give it to HP for not producing something potentially crappy. But then charging $799 for it doesn’t quite make sense. Even the Galaxy Tab on Verizon is priced cheaper, and that’s saying something.
HP Slate 500 Press pics

Promo video after the jump/break/cut/bounce!

Phosphor World Time E-Ink Watch Review

It’s a watch and it’s a gadget. It’s an e-ink watch! That’s right; the same technology used in your Kindle, Nook, Alex, or what have you is in fact now in a decently priced digital watch with built-in date and day, world time, and a “night” mode. Jump on after the break to see what is good (or bad) about the Phosphor World Time E-Ink watch review unit that I’ve tested for a week.

Windows 7 Has Sold 240 Million Copies In One Year. That’s A Lot

Do you know what’s really selling? Windows 7. Within one year the new operating system representing Microsoft has sold 240 million copies, or licenses. While the Mac has 5% of market share, Windows 7 has 91% of it. While the execs at Microsoft jump in their seats with the outstanding success of Windows 7 and the release of Windows Phone 7 on November 8th, one thing comes to mind:  who doesn’t own a Windows PC? Via: Reuters

Dell’s New XPS Laptops Now On Sale With USB 3.0 And JBL Speakers

Talk about a premium computer. The new XPS line of laptops, have primarily Core i5 processors, 460M processors, Nvidia GeForce 420M graphics cards, 4GB of RAM and 500GB hard drives, which is the basic package. You can beef up the price to get Blu-Ray drives, Core i7 and such. Each lappy has a 720p HD recording webcam (zing!), USB 3.0 and 2.0 ports, JBL speakers, and HDMI 1.4.

The 14-incher weighs 5.35 pounds (2.4kg), and the 17-incher is 7.57 (3.4kg). The XPS 14 is $899, the 15-inch$849 and 17-inch $949. Not bad, Dell. Via: Dell

T-Mobile HTC HD7 Launches On November 8th For $199.99

Going ‘Back To Windows Phone 7’, the Microsoft-developed mobile OS with plenty of promise will have its flagship — the HTC HD7 — debut on T-Mobile this coming November 8th, for $199.99 on a 2 year agreement. This beast has a 1GHz Snapdragon processor, 4.3-inch screen, 16GB of onboard storage, 5 megapixel camera with 720p HD video recording, Netflix and T-Mobile TV support. Mmm.

Via: T-Mobile