New Xbox 360 Controller Details, Press Pics, And Some Exclusive Details

The new Xbox 360 controller which has an improved D-pad and better analog sticks — a newer and better controller all around — is in freaky awesome metallic silver and such, and makes all new owners of the Xbox 360 (sometimes called the Stealthbox) a little sad.

After speaking to one of Microsoft’s Xbox agents, I can directly say that Microsoft hasn’t outed the availability of the controller in Xbox retail units, as the new controller is only coming in a Play and Charge kit for $64.99 when it launches on November 9 in the States. Interestingly, I did learn that the older controller will still be sold, and then other than that, Microsoft doesn’t have any plans for displaying the controller in public (i.e a press event), for now.

That’s that folks. Shiny press images below.

Xbox 360 with nicer D-pad press pics

T-Mobile G2 Now Pictured In Press Photos, Looks Nice

So the T-Mobile G2 will ‘officially’ have the following specs:

  • 3.7″ Active Matrix OLED display
  • 1 GHz Snapdragon Processor
  • Landscape slide-out QWERTY keyboard
  • 5MP camera with autofocus.
  • 3G HSPA+
  • WiFi + Hotspot capabilities
  • aGPS
  • Bluetooth 2.1 + Enhanced Data Rate

And then the leaked press shot above was recently found by Cell Phone Signal. The G2 will be known as the Desire Z or Vision overseas. But who gives a tweet about that? *Shiny high-end Android slidey phone, oohhh*

Source: Cell Phone Signal

Sony Ericsson XPERIA X10 First Impressions (and then some)

So the XPERIA X10 gets a look, here on LaptopMemo!

In other words this is was supposed to be my first video unboxing, which I think was pretty damn good, but due to some pesky encoding error, the video cannot be uploaded to YouTube or Vimeo. It’s quite sad actually, it was recorded so well and as I said before, was a true unboxing. Thanks to the great guys and gals at Sony Ericsson for lending us this X10, and providing an AT&T SIM card, which other bloggers alike haven’t actually found in the box. Onto the first impressions!

  • It’s very light.
  • Is very snappy.
  • Uses Android 1.6 but feels very much like Android 2.x.
  • Has a terrible speakerphone.
  • Has a solid 8.1 megapixel camera.
  • Is very sexy.

Later on, next week I’ll have the full review up, and with video that isn’t impossible to upload. One more shot of the X10 is after the break.

Samsung Epic 4G Now On Sale: 2-Year Contract, For $249 Bucks

So Samsung’s Epic 4G was due for a release today, online at Sprint’s website, and at 8AM at their retail stores. For $249.99 you get one of the best Android sliders to date, with a 4-inch Super AMOLED screen, 8 megapixel 720p HD recording camera and front-facing, 1GHz Hummingbird processor, Android 2.1 with Touchwiz 3.0 (Froyo inbound), and finally a super awesome slide-out QWERTY keyboard.

Or you can just buy it for $50 less at Amazon with a new contract.

Source: Sprint, Amazon

Sony Ericsson’s UK Twitter Account Mentions Android 2.1 Coming To XPERIA X10 At End-Of-Month

Good news! The Sony Ericsson UK Twitter account today released a short @ reply, saying that Androdi 2.1 is pegged for a release on the Xperia X10 later this month. With a review unit inbound to the LaptopMemo office as we speak, I’d say it’s a pretty good thing.

One problem: is Sony Ericsson talking about the UK Xperia X10, or the AT&T one?

Questions, questions, questions. It’s more like superb annoyance.

Source: Twitter

Jacked Up: Microsoft Makes Xbox LIVE A Little More Expensive

So Microsoft jacked up the XBOX LIVE subscriptions costs you say? Well, yes. On November 1st in the US, Canada, and Mexico, the 1-month charge is increasing to $9.99 from $7.99, three months will cost $24.99 from $19.99 while the yearly plan is increasing to $59.99 from $49.99. Yes, it sucks, and it nags me because I was going to buy an Xbox 360 S (I still am, btw).

Reasons for the price increase could be that Windows Phone 7 phones will have integration with your Xbox 360 and LIVE, as well as cross-platform gaming and a ton of other “nice” stuff.

The ATI Brand Is Dead, And AMD Killed It. But The Radeons Live?

Today is a very sad day for those of you PC gamers (and people who just know about computers). The ATI brand, the main opposition to NVIDIA’s graphics cards is now dead. AMD, the current company who owned ATI, had decided that ATI Radeon graphics cards (and everything else under their name will be re-branded with “AMD”. The first ATI (excuse me) video cards which will have AMD branding ship out later this year. It’s unfortunate, but AMD is promising to bringing along the Fusion series which packs a GPU and CPU in the same chip.

Source: TechReport

Samsung Galaxy Tab teased again, this time with CDMA

Is this absurd now? Yes, yes it is. For leaked shots of an upcoming device to be so clear and so pretty it is. For the Samsung Galaxy Tab to have a label in the above photo that says “CDMA”, that also is too. So technically, the iAndroid team mentioned that the Galaxy Tab’s strong speakers, call quality, and ability the to run Flash 10.1 on Android 2.2 is a good thing. They also supposedly took the photos, and also mentioned that GPS can be a bit slow. Anywho, I want this thing bad Samsung.

Via: Engadget