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New Acer Tablet Hits U.S. Shelves

Acer’s Iconia tablet has just hit shelves for many US retailers with a price tag of $329.99 (8GB) and $349.99 (16GB).  The tablet will be running on Android 3.2 Honeycomb.  Although it hit US shelves, consumers in Canda will unfortunatly have to wait until next month.  Sorry guys.

The new tablet from Acer packs a punch with a 1GHz Nvidia dual-core processor, 1 GB RAM, and a 7 inch touch screen display (1024×600 resolution).  The Iconia also has a 2 megapixel front facing camera along with a 5 megapixel rear facing camera with an LED flash and support for video calls.  The cameras also support 720p HD video recording. Other features on the device include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, microHDMI, and even a port for a docking station.  Physical features include the standard 3.5mm headphone jack,  a microUSB 2.0 port, and an auto rotate sensor.

The device will be available in two different sizes (8GB and 16GB) but it will be expandable to 32GB with use of a microSD card.

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HTC Tablet leaked!

Earlier today, some specs from HTC’s upcoming tablet known to be the “Flyer” were leaked to the public including the screen size, resolution and, processor.

To start off, the HTC Flyer looks oddly similar to the Samsung Galaxy Tab with it having a 7 inch touch screen and 1024×600 screen resolution that will all be controlled by using a stylus.  The Flyer will also be running on a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and will have 1GB of RAM.  It will also be running on Android 2.3 rather than Honeycomb (Android 2.3).

Physical features look decent on the device. It will have HDMI capabilities and also both a front and rear facing camera.  The front is 1.3mp while the rear is 3mp but has a flash.

That’s the end to the leaked specs.  Doesn’t look like this device will be much of a “threat” to other company’s upcoming tablets but still always nice to have options to choose from.

Samsung’s iPod Competition

It has been announced that Samsung will be revealing their own mp3 player based on their Galaxy S phones in order to compete with Apple’s iPod touch at CES next week. The mp3 player looks very similar to the Galaxy S phone but of course will not actually have the phone capabilities. However, it will be running on Android 2.2.

Not much is known about the device yet but reports say that it will be 9.9mm wide with a 4 inch LCD touch screen display.  Besides running on Android 2.2, the device will have a 1GHz processor, 3.2 megapixel camera with HD video playback.  It of course will have         Wi-Fi, bluetooth, and GPS capabilities and an expandable MicroSD card slot.  And like all Android devices, you will be able to purchase and download apps from the market.

So not much is know yet, but from what is, it looks to be a great competitor to the iPod Touch and the Zune HD.  In my mind, it looks like Samsung is catching on to Apple’s selling techniques with a competitor to the iPhone, iPad, and now iPod.  What are your thoughts? Leave a comment below.

New affordable smartphone for only $30?!?!

Word out on the street now is that T-Mobile will be announcing a new smartphone to their lineup.  The phone is called the LG Optimus T and will only cost $30!

The phone itself has an incredibly slick design considering the cheap price. What makes it awesome is that it runs on Android 2.2, has a 3 megapixel camera and also has a 3.2 inch touch screen. Besides all of this, the phone also includes the newest texting method called swype. Not bad for $30!

The phone goes on sale Wednesday, November 3rd for $29.99 with your choice of color (black or burgundy).  Of course to get this price you will need to sign up for a two year contract and there will be a $50 mail in rebate.

This phone looks pretty sick considering the cheap price.  Besides the slick design, it also runs on the latest Android software and has a 3.2 inch touch screen.  If you have a low budget and need a new phone, I would definitely recommend this one.

Newest iPad Competition, RIM’s Playbook

A couple of days ago, RIMM announced their newest tablet computer in San Francisco. The tablet is said to be a strong competition against Apple’s iPad because of the Playbook including some features the iPad lacks.

These features that are missing on the iPad would be both front and rear facing cameras, making telephone confrences that much better.  Also, Adobe Flash will be included with the Playbook which will bring the user’s online experience to a whole new level.  Besides that, the Playbook will include traditional Blackberry security features and it will also be smaller as well as lighter than the iPad. And to top it all off, the Playbook will be able to access the internet through Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.

As for now, no prices have been set.  The tablet isn’t said to be released till early in 2011 but so far, it looks like it will be giving Apple’s iPad a run for its money.

What do you think?

Limited Droid R2-D2 Special Edition!

For a limited time in selected stores, a special version of the Motorola Droid 2 will be available for the public.  The limited edition will be based on the robot from star wars (R2-D2).

The R2-D2 phone will include the slide out QWERTY keyboard that everyone loves along with the great 3.5mm headphone jack to make your music playing that much easier. It will include a 3.7 inch touch screen display with a 854 x 480 screen resolution and the phone itself will weigh around 6 ounces. Besides that, the phone will come with a 8GB micro SD card as well as 8GB of internal storage.

Besides all of that, the R2-D2 will have a 5 megapixel camera and will be able to shoot video in 720p HD. Furthermore, the phone will run on Android 2.2 and a 1GHz processor.

The design of the phone looks great to me but there isn’t much different than the regular Droid 2.  If interested, go pick one up while you can!

Samsung Fascinate Unboxing with review

Hey guys, this is just an update to my Samsung Fascinate post because last week, I received the phone and I will be doing a unboxing video and a full review on my youtube channel.  The videos will be below, check them out!

Motorola launches its newest phone this winter

Earlier this year, Motorola announced their new phone, the Motorola Defy.  They recently announced that it will be released to the public this winter for T-Mobile users.

The main appearence of the phone is the shell-like structure built on it in order to make it “life proof”.  Motorola says that it can resist impact, waterproof, and dust proof.  This is the first phone that will actually be able to resist water.  Motorola also stated that you would be able to take the phone in the shower and it would not be affected at all.  If this is all true, the phone will be a great option to those people who are clumbsy or just not careful with their cell phones.

The phone itself has a 3.7 inch touch screen with 480×854 resolution.  It also includes a 5 megapixel camera along with flash on the back of the phone. The Defy also includes a QWERTY touch screen keyboard that many reviewers have said it to be fast and accurate. Also, the new form of typing, swype, will be installed on the phone for all of you who like to text or type faster.

On the down side, the Defy still runs on the outdated Android 2.1 software and has only a 800MHz processor compared to most other smartphones that run on Android 2.2 and 1GHz processor.  It doesn’t support 3G networking yet but that is likely to change not too long after it is released this winter.  On the bright side, the Defy is one of the few smart phones that can run Adobe Flash 10.1 so you can fully enjoy the features of the internet right on your phone.

I think this phone will be a great addition to the smartphone “family”.  Besides being able to run Adobe flash and having a 5 megapixel camera, the fact that the phone is waterproof is just amazing.

What are you thoughts?

T-Mobile G2 unveiled, more surprises coming our way

Earlier today, T-Mobile announced their newest phone, the G2, which will be available for purchase later this month. Many reviewers have given this phone high reviews which can be a very good sign for the brand new HSPA+ high speed network the G2 runs on (this is the first phone to ever use HSPA+).  No price has been announced yet but rumors say that it will be around $200 with a two year contract, and $500 without one.

The phone is considered to be a direct competition to the iPhone(s) itself.  The G2 will come with Android 2.2 making it completely up to date.  The phone will also have a 5 megapixel camera with a very bright LED flash and autofocus.  The large memory on the G2 also allows the user to record videos in 720p HD.  Also, the G2 comes with 4GB of internal storage as well as an 8GB memory card, giving the user the option of upgrading it to 32GB.  The processor on the phone is an 800MHz Snapdragon giving you quick speeds while navigating through the phone.

I am looking forward to this phone a lot.  The G1 provided a great competition to the iPhone as well as making it the first Android device but now with upgrades, more apps, and a better phone all around, it will be very interesting to see what this new G2 is going to be like.

What do you think of the T-Mobile G2?  Are you for Android or iPhone?

Boost Mobile steps up to the plate with the Samsung Sleek…or does it

Samsung and Boost Mobile has recently announced the release their newest phone, the Samsung Seek.  This is something new for Boost Mobile.  It is their first touch screen and slide out phone (slide out QWERTY keboard).  It became available on Boost Mobile’s website and selected stores on August 25th for $149.

The Seek has a 2.6 inch touch screen with a 240 x 320 pixel resolution.  The phone also includes Bluetooth, GPS, social networking sites, and email/instant messaging.  The part of the Seek the seems to drive customers away is the pathetic camera built in.  The Seek has a 1.3 megapixel camera.  To be some what nice, I give props to Samsung because it is pretty hard to find any phone on the market that has less than a 2 megapixel camera.  Besides that, the phone also supports up to 32GB of internal storage which is a must for the built in music player.

In my opinion, this phone is a little bit caught in the past.  Besides the touch screen and the ability to access internet, there are not too many things about the phone that seem to compare with other phones that recently came out, even the failure of a phone Dell Aero seems to beat it in a contest. The main things that turned me away from the Seek is the small screen and the extremely low quality camera.

Share your thoughts in the comment section below.