Notch Confirms Sky Dimension For Minecraft And Beta 1.6 Comes Out Next Week

It all started as a (accidental?) post by PCGamer, then because of it’s incredible positive input by the gaming community, will be made official. Pics of the sky dimension for Minecraft can be seen here. Also, Notch confirmed in another tweet that Mincraft Beta 1.6 will be released next week, which polishes the game by destroying several dozen bugs, as well as adding maps and a working Nether (AKA “Hell world”) in Survival Multiplayer.

HTC 7 Trophy Has Verizon Wireless In The Windows Phone 7 Arena

Welcome, Verizon to Windows Phone 7! The HTC Trophy is launching at the end of the month (isn’t everything launching at the end of the month now?). For $149.99 on a 2-year 3G agreement with VZW, you’ll get a 3.8-inch WVGA display powered by a 1GHz Snapdragon processor with 16GB of onboard storage and a 5 megapixel camera with 720pHD video recording to soak up all of that storage. Also included is 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, the Windows Phone 7 NoDo update (not Mango!), support for global roaming in more than 200 countries, as well as a free Xbox 360 game for those that purchase by July 15th; the games are: Halo: Reach, Kinect Sports, or Lode Runner. PR after the cut.

1.6 Million Windows Phone 7 Devices Have Been Sold, According To Gartner

As everyone might know by now, Microsoft has been very shady when it comes to disclosing Windows Phone 7 sales numbers. Well, according to research firm Gartner, Microsoft did indeed ship but did not sell 2 million Windows Phone 7 devices in Q4 of 2010, but they did sell 1.6 million devices to consumers in Q1 of 2011. Also, Gartner is projecting that by 2015, Windows Phone will see shipments in excess of 215 million units, with large thanks from Nokia. Via: Gartner

Motorola DROID X2 Made Official On Verizon, Debuts May 26th For $200

So it’s here. The Droid X2, that is. You’re greeted with almost the same looks, a 4.3-inch touchscreen display, a dual-core 1GHz processor, Android 2.3 (Gingerbread), an 8-megapixel camera with support for 720p HD video capture, an HDMI-out port, still uses 3G and has access to mobile hotspot up to 5 devices, and “double the does” (whatever that means, Verizon.). It launches May 26th for $199.99 on a 2-year agreement. Press release after the jump.

Infinity Blade For iOS Gets Online Multiplayer Via Free Update On May 19th

This is totally awesome. Infinity Blade, one of the most iconic and graphically pleasing titles available for iOS is getting a major update on May 19th via the App Store — online multiplayer with Game Center. Players can take the roll of one of the many enemies you encounter in Infinity Blade and try to take you (the hero) down, or vice versa. Check out IGN’s piece at the source link for gameplay and a montage.

I’m totally gearing up for this on my iPad 2. Via: IGN

Verizon: Sony Ericsson XPERIA Play Pre-Order May 19th, Release May 26th

It’s about time! The Sony Ericsson Xperia Play (which hasn’t been in the happiest of daydreams, to be honest) is launching on Verizon May 26th with pre-orders beginning on May 19th for $199.99 on a 2-year 3G agreement. Specs include Android 2.3 Gingerbread with Sony Ericsson’s latest skin, PSP-style gamepad, 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon II processor with an Adreno 205 GPU, a 4-inch multi-touch display, front-facing VGA camera for video chat, 5 megapixel back-facing camera with 720p HD video capture, mobile hotspot for up to 5 devices via 3G, and fianlly comes with 7 free games: Madden NFL 11, Bruce Lee Dragon Warrior, Asphalt 6: Adrenaline, The Sims 3, Star Battalion, Crash Bandicoot, and Tetris. 50 more games will be available in the V CAST app store, which is Verizon’s own app store that resides on their current Android devices. Press release after the — break.

Lenovo X1’s Aims To Be The Best And Thinnest Thinkpad, Ever

This is now one of my personal favorite laptops to hit the market in recent months: the Lenovo X1. Launching tomorrow starting at $1,399, you get a 13.3-inch Gorilla Glass display with 1366×768 resolution, tough as nails construction which can survive several spills and falls, a fully-backlit keyboard, Intel’s WiDi 2.0, Dolby enhanced speakers, HD webcam, weighs 3.89 pounds, is .87 inches thin at its thickest point, and .67 at its thinnest. Processor options include a dual-core Core i7, Core i5, and Core i3.

Rapid Charge technology is also included, which recharges the battery to 80% in 30 minutes, has a great selection of ports, including a Mini DisplayPort, HDMI, Ethernet, USB 3.0, USB 2.0, eSATA / USB combo sockets, 4-in-1 card reader, and finally a 38.4Wh battery which purportedly provide up to 5 hours of charge whilst a $150 slice 35.5Wh battery can be attached to the bottom to add another 5 of battery life.

The Lenovo X1 launches tomorrow at a starting price of $1,399. Press release after the jump.

Samsung’s May 24th Press Event Has Been Postponed

Coming straight from Samsung is some rather confusing news: journalists/bloggers (including yours truly) invited to their May 24th event event in New York City has been “postponed until a later date.” It is unclear as to why this happened, but possible announcements included the Galaxy S II for United States carriers, the Galaxy Tab 10.1, and perhaps maybe even the Galaxy Tab 8.9.