Microsoft’s Xbox 360 250GB Plus Kinect Bundle Announced for $399 In The U.S

If you want a Kinect with that new shiny Xbox 3360 Slim of yours, then boy, does Microsoft have the deal for you!. Coming with a 250GBXbox 360, 2 controllers (and not the new one friends!), Kinect Adventures! (a Kinect-built game with its own punctuation).

And now –time for the PAIN! It’ll cost what Kotaku is reporting as a $399 figure for the US and Microsoft confirming a £300 sticker price for this “special edition” bundle in the UK. But hey, This is a complete package, right? Oh, and it launches on November 4 in the U.S, and November 10 in the UK.

Source: Kotaku

Google Voice now supports missed calls notifications via email

So what’s the buzz at the moment in a slow news day (but probably hot and steamy tomorrow when I probably will attend Dell’s exclusive NYC event). Well, Google has added email notifications if you don’t have an Android phone that uses Google Voice, so you’re always on top of things. If you’re using Gmail phone feature with GVoice, then this is only welcoming news. The setting is now live in the Calls section in Settings.

And yes, you’re welcome for this report.

Samsung Fascinate CONFIRMED for September 9th release on Verizon

So the Samsung Galaxy S Fascinate (I made it longer on purpose, I know that) is now confirmed for a release on the premier United States phone carrier, Verizon Wireless. For $199.99 on a 2-year agreement (and a prepaid version also available, much like the DROIDs), the Fascinate will hand you a 1GHzh Hummingbird processor, 4-inch Super AMOLED, Android2.1 with Touchwiz 3.0 interface, and a 5 megapixel camera with LED flash; something both the Captivate (AT&T), and Vibrant (T-Mobile) are both missing.

And with that, Samsung will have completed its U.S invasion of Galaxy S phones. Now to get down to reviewing one, eh?

Source: PhoneDog

HTC dual-mode CDMA/GSM Android slider sported in Verizon colors at the FCC

What have we here? The new king of Droids, actually. This report is coming to you at 12:21 AM Eastern time, so bear with me here. Essentially what’s going on is that the Android slider that made an EVO 4G look small is back, this time being tested by the FCC. The possible specs of the HTC PD42100 (it hasn’t gotten a “proper” codename) are CDMA 2000 and GSM 850 plus Bluetooth and 802.11b/g/n WiFi at 2.4GHz frequencies. And then a 1.2GHz processor or 4-inch display with removable battery. This thing is a monster, and I can’t wait to try it out for myself.

I mean, LaptopMemo, the site, the readers; my audience. Of course.

Source: FCC

Editor’s Column: Why I’m Going For An iPhone 4 Over Android. For Now.

Strangely, it has occurred to me that AT&T has approved a request of mine to be added to their network. In fact they told me, the 13-Year-Old Gadget Blogger, that I was eligible for 2 lines, no deposit. This left me with two choices: an iPhone 4, or a Samsung Captivate. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve covered the Captivate plenty of times here on the site, and I find it to be a great Android phone, albeit the least interesting of the Galaxy S line, mainly being that side loading of non-Market apps is a simple act of being idiotic by AT&T.

And this left me feeling utterly torn. Dare I say it, but I have a very mushy and soft spot for Android. And yet this recent turn of events tells me I’m getting an iPhone 4.

But I do have one excuse to those that may feel betrayed by my decision. I’m a gadget blogger, and as one (although being incredibly young), it’s my job to know what I’m talking about. If you asked me what Angry Birds was 48 hours ago before the Android beta release, I’d say you’re talking about a male duck that’s quacking at something. So by buying an iPhone 4, I get to have the best of both worlds I guess. And anyways people, it’s just a phone.

Well not any phone, it’s an iPhone 4. What have I gone and said now? Darn it.