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!

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 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