Motorola Defy On T-Mobile Launches Today — On Oprah

If any of you were paying attention to Motorola’s onslaught of Android devices, then somewhere in the mist you’ll remember the Motorola Defy from late, last month. With Android 2.1 and MOTOBLUR , 3.7-inch WVGA scratch-resistant touchpanel, can “defy” dust and water, has a 5 megapixel shooter with AF and flash, T-Mobile exclusivity, and DLNA support. According to the long press release I just read, the Defy will “be available exclusively to T-Mobile USA customers in time for the holidays.”

And if you want to see it announced, you’ll have to tune into today’s farewell season premiere of “The Oprah Winfrey Show” to find out.

I know, pretty strange, right? But hey, it’s a pretty nice “mid-range” Android smartphone. And maybe everyone in the audience will get a free Defy, and then — no one else gets one. Oh, phooey.

Motorola DEFY press shots

Sources: Oprah, Motorola

Boxee Box Goes On Pre-Order Starting Today

The Boxee Box, that all-in-one media central for your TV? Well, it’s ditched the NVIDIA Tegra 2 setup (gasp!), and went for an Intel CE4100 processor, which means you can playback 1080p HD video at 60 frames-per-second (FPS). The Boxee Box is expected to ship in November—for Canada, Australia, and the European Union in addition to the U.S.

And you can pre-order one now at Amazon for $220.

Sources: Amazon, Boxee

myTouch HD Is Another Example Of T-Mobile’s Love Of Android

That’s right. What I hear is that the myTouch HD, a new Android handset by HTC and T-Mobile, has had a recent outing of specs. That is to say that I know what’s going to be in it software -wise, and hard-wise.

The myTouch HD has a 3.8-inch screen, HSPA+ radio, Wi-Fi, 4 GB internal memory, micro-SD card slot ( 8 GB card included), 5 megapixel rear-facing camera, front-facing VGA camera, Android 2.2, and SWYPE keyboard. There’s also mentioning of a 1GHz processor in the leaked doc found by TMoNews.

Review: Sony Ericsson Xperia X10

It’s Sony Ericsson’s first entry into the Android marketplace here in the United States, and they weren’t fooling around when doing so. If your brain can remember, but last year SE showed us all the first 1GHz Snapdragon in an Android smartphone: the XPERIA X10. But with a release delayed by nearly a year, tons of other Androids took the lead in the Snapdragon race. Here, I tested, annoyed, scrutinized, and tortured the AT&T Xperia X10 for the two weeks I’ve had this loaner.

That could only mean the 13-Year-Old Gadget Blogger’s take on it is after the break.

Apple Ending iPhone 4 Free Bumper Program September 30th.

According to Apple, “giving you free bumpers for that ‘antennagate’ issue that doesn’t exist had to end sometimes”.  But, they didn’t say that. What they actually said, officially, is in the quote below:

We now know that the iPhone 4 antenna attenuation issue is even smaller than we originally thought. A small percentage of iPhone 4 users need a case, and we want to continue providing them a Bumper case for free. For everyone else, we are discontinuing the free case program on all iPhone 4s sold after September 30, 2010. We are also returning to our normal returns policy for all iPhone 4s sold after September 30. Users experiencing antenna issues should call AppleCare to request a free Bumper case.

So essentially since Apple doesn’t think this is really a problem, they’re ending the program. Which was expected anyways, and they’ll still give you one if you complain to AppleCare, but otherwise, Johnny Ive has some antenna designing to do, no matter what.

Source: Apple Bumper Case Program

BestBuy Starts Taking Pre-Orders For T-Mobile G2

Yes, this is an exclusive press shot of the T-Mobile G2.

Moving on, BestBuy Mobile is now willing and ready to let you pre-order the G2 from T-Mobile for $199.99 on a 2-year contract which will launch in stores on October 6. Many of you have written to express their concerns about how awesome the G2 is, but also how you hate the idea of an 800MHz Qualcomm processor.

Well, don’t be. This is a new series of Snapdragon built on the 45nm process, much like what’s in your laptop now. This meaning the new Snapdragon saves more energy, is cooler, and despite being clocked at 800MHz, runs faster that an older 1GHz Snapdragon.

Awesome facts save the day!

Source: BestBuy Mobile

Dell Home Is Taunting You By Selling The New Xbox 360 For $170

That’s right boys and girls! There is no reason (even if you’re an adult) to act like a little kid on Christmas morning and go buy a new Xbox 360 slim with a wireless controller, 802.11n built-in Wi-Fi, and 4GB of storage from Dell Home. That’ll be $169. I’ll have one now, thanks.

Pssst, don’t forget to go outside and have fun though, too!

Source: Dell Home

Pentax K-r DSLR, Successor To The K-x Is Coming Out In October

Remember the Pentax K-x? By far and wide, the most colorful 12-megapixel DSLR in the world? I reviewed it, and I liked it. Well, Pentax has just come out with the Pentax K-r, the direct successor to the K-x and boy, is it nothing like the Canon Rebel T2i and Nikon D3100.

It’s in its own class of “I’m just a cool Stormtrooper  DSLR”.

It has a new improved ISO range (up to 25600 expanded), better burst rate of 6 FPS, improved LCD (3″ at 640×480, a godsend), and the same 12 megapixels and the 720p video that is limited to 25 FPS. The Pentax K-r launches in October (my birth month!) for $800; adding an 18-55mm kit lens will put it at 850 Benjamins. PR after the jump!