T-Mobile G2 Is Official And It’s Coming Later This Month

I just got hit up that the HTC-built T-Mobile G2 is headed to consumers for pre-sale later this month without a precise release date or price. The handset, powered by stock Android 2.2 and a Snapdragon MSM7230 CPU clocked at exactly 800Mhz, has a 3.7-inch screen, slide-out QWERTY, a 5 megapixel camera with AF/Flash/720p HD video recording, HSPA+ ‘4G -like’ connectivity, the famous Swype keyboard, and finally 4GB of internal memory with an 8 GB microSD memory card with support for up to 32 GB of storage. Keeping up with the G2 is simple, just visit http://g2.t-mobile.com to sign up for updates.

The official T-Mobile press release is after the break!

[Thanks, D1337]

Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Vietnam will be showed off at TGS in Tokyo next week

So, if you’ve been waiting on Electronic Arts and Dice to get Bad Company 2 Vietnam going — a multiplayer expansion pack that brings the Vietnam era to the 5 million+ copy selling base game Battlefield: Bad Company 2, owned by yours truly — then you’re in a lot of luck.

According to Battlefield Community Manager zh1nt0, “I am going to Tokyo Game Show to showcase Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Vietnam for the first time,” and went back and remarked the contents of this new expansion: “4 brand new maps built in Frostbite, as well as Vietnam specific weapons, vehicles, persistence, unlocks, and achievements/trophies”.

Gameplay videos and whatever is interesting at TGS 2010 will get a post here (or a clean roundup) for all the gamers out there in the LM audience.

Source: BF Blog, JoyStiq

Google Instant Is Freaking Awesome, And Here’s Why To Prove It

Say you wanted to search something? You Google it of course. And you hit enter on your keyboard. Apparently, Google thinks that is evil, since it is their motto not to be.

Anyways (pushing that delicate subject aside), Google has revealed Google Instant. It makes your enter key useless. Type the words for something, and it’ll predict it at the same time showing you the search results for it. It’s just uncanny. A quick search for ‘LaptopMemo’ was immediately picked up before the whole word was typed, and the search results came right underneath.

Supported browsers are Chrome, FireFox, Internet Explorer 8, and Safari. Google Instant will begin to appear internationally in the U.K., France, Italy, Germany, and Spain beginning next week, while an U.S rollout begins now. Oh, and it’ll be implemented into browsers natively in the coming months, with a mobile version coming this fall.

Source: Google Instant

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