RAZR MAXX to have 3300 mAh Battery, Heavy Users Breathe Sigh of Relief

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Motorola had big news yesterday at CES with the addition of both a purple RAZR and the RAZR MAXX. The MAXX boasted a 21 hours of talktime which is unheard of on a 4G LTE device. Sadly it added a little bit more thickness and heft but not much as the phone is still just 1.8mm thicker than that of the original Droid RAZR. The one thing that was missing from the announcement though was the exact battery size. Well after some careful sleuthing it appears that the device will tote a 3300mAh battery which is almost double the 1780mAh battery the RAZR came with.

So for those of you that wanted the Droid RAZR but were worried about the lack of the ability to replace the battery during a long work day can now have your cake and eat it too as Motorola is bringing you this amazing device. Like all other RAZR’s the battery is not replaceable but who’s going to need to with the “extended” battery already built in. Look forward to our hands on video with the RAZR MAXX later today.Also, who of you out there is going to get one of these bad boys?

Huawei Tahiti Tablet Launches With Orange In UK

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Those living in the UK will soon get a taste of a new Huawei-flavored tablet. The Chinese manufacturer has announced the Tahiti, which appears to be the UK cousin of the T-Mobile Springboard already sold here in the States. The tablet features Honeycomb 3.2, a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 7-inch multitouch LCD screen. The tablet will launch with Orange UK and pricing will be £69.99 on a £25 per month, 24-month data plan. There’s also a bonus offer available with Orange offering a smartphone which includes both the Tahiti for free with the San Francisco II that would run you about £41 per month. Since I know those of you in the UK are interested in this cool tablet, why don’t you hit the break to see the full presser? Go on… you know you want to. » Read the rest

Action-RPG SoulCraft in Android Open Beta, Available in Android Market

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Nvidia continues to announce more and more awesomeness at CES this year. Fresh off Multiplayer Shadowgun, the 7-inch Transformer Prime and the release of ICS for the Transformer Prime today they announced yet another awesome game to play. SoulCraft THD is in open beta and your feedback will help shape the game. This game is free2play with in-app purchasing and has the following features: » Read the rest

Shadowgun: Deadzone Announced, Brings Shadowgun Multiplayer Goodness to Android

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Nvidia made some pretty big announcements today. For example, the 7-inch Transformer Prime tablet, or the fact that ICS is available for the 10.1-inch Transformer Prime today (seriously, download it now). Well that doesn’t mean that the news has stopped as Nvidia and Madfinger Games announced Shadowgun: Deadzone. Excited yet? No? Well, Deadzone is slated to bring multiplayer awesomeness to your mobile device. Imagine, playing console quality multiplayer action on your Nvidia Tegra 3 tablet. As the Madfinger team puts it:

“Each of us loves multiplayer games such as Battlefield or Modern Warfare 3, and we wanted to bring that same console gaming experience to mobile devices.”

The game is set to release quarter one of this year and sadly will be debuted exclusively on Tegra-3 devices. You can challenge up to seven friends in four different environments. There will be several game modes that include, deathmatch, team deathmatch and so on. Deadzone will also bring new control elements like sprint and roll, wider arsenals with the ability to be upgraded based on character’s rankings and it will support the use of game pads and voice chat.

So there you have it, if  you are looking for multiplayer goodness on your Tegra 3 device then you’ll only have to wait a little bit longer. If you aren’t excited yet then maybe you should check out the video of Shadowgun optimized for Tegra 3 here. Otherwise, hit the press release below to get the full details.  » Read the rest

Sony Introduces Walkman Z Portable Media Player

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CES is still alive and kicking on a blockbuster first day and Sony aims to close out the day with a bang. We already knew that the Walkman Z was possibly on its way, but we didn’t know how soon we’d see the device. Sony finally unveiled its sleek and sexy new portable media player and announced it is on its way to American soil. Sony plans to unleash 3 variations too: the 32G model at $329.99, the 16G model at $279.99 and the 8G at $249.99. Here’s some specifics of the Walkman Z series since you all care:

  • All 3 devices will feature the W button in order to quickly open the media player
  • Features a 4.3-inch WVGA display
  • Fully supports DLNA technology
  • Operated by Gingerbread 2.3

Attractive features for a PMP device, aren’t they? Hit the break for the full presser from Sony. » Read the rest

7-Inch Transformer Prime Announced by Nvidia, ICS and Tegra 3 Out of the Gate

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Fresh off of the announcement of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich coming today to the Transformer Prime today, Nvidia decided to announce a 7-inch Transformer Prime with Ice Cream Sandwich for the price of $249. There are no details but it will be a Tegra 3 device. I don’t know about you but I want one and I want it now. We will let you know as soon as we know and you will have to let us know what you think, and as always, stay here for your CES news.

Nvidia Introduces Direct Touch Technology For Tegra 3-Optimized Tablets

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We know that you all have been drooling over Nvidia’s quad-core Tegra 3 chip already, we get it. We have another reason for you all to drool more. Nvidia is making the best of its opportunity at CES to make waves for its SoC screamer. They’ve announced Direct Touch technology which is specifically meant to improve touch detection on tablet devices. The result you ask? Users of apps which utilize Direct Touch will then be able to gain a much more responsive screen and an overall streamlined experience on the special Tegra 3-based tablets. Further details are scarce for now, but we’ll be sure to provide more information for you all as we hear more details.

 

Transformer Prime to Get Ice Cream Sandwich Today!!

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During the Nvidia CES press event it was announced that the brand new Transformer Prime will be seeing Ice Cream Sandwich today! That’s a whole three days sooner than we thought. Before you go spam your system firmware update tab know that a friend of mine checked his and it’s not live yet, at least as far as we know. However you can hit the system firmware update under the about tablet section of the settings menu. If you are lucky enough to have it download and install please let us know how amazingly awesome it is in the comments section. Keep it here for more CES news.

**Update – For those of you wanting ICS no (and who doesn’t right) you’ll be happy to know that the update will be made available tonight. So there you go!

Verizon And Samsung Unleashes Galaxy Tab 7.7 With LTE, Gives Us Another Reason To Eat Up 4G Data Plans

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The news just keeps on coming at CES today. Verizon and Samsung have just unveiled a new Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7. Among the features you’ll find:

  • Super AMOLED 1280 x 800 display
  • 1.4GHz dual-core processor
  • Honeycomb 3.2 with TouchWiz
  • 3MP rear camera and 2MP front-facing camera
  • 7.9mm thin

Sounds like an interesting list of specs. Oh we forgot to mention one little tidbit– this tablet has LTE built-in… meaning it will run on Verizon’s 4G technology. That’s right Verizon customers, you’ll now have a bigger toy to use when you want to go on Verizon’s blazing fast 4G network. Some of the other noteworthy features are QuickOffice Pro HD, Samsung’s MediaHub and SocialHub being pre-installed. Be sure to keep an eye out for Verizon releasing the Galaxy Tab 7.7 along with a keyboard and multimedia dock in the upcoming weeks. Hit the break for the full press release.

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AT&T CES Announcements Show A Whole bunch of New Devices on the Way

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While we already touched upon both the Samsung Galaxy Note, Sony Xperia ion, and Pantech Element it appears that even more amazing devices are coming to AT&T’s 4G LTE network. Announced today by AT&T at CES, these devices include the Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket HD, Samsung Exhilarate, and the Pantech Burst. Hit the break below to find out some more information and each of these devices, to check out some videos on the Note, Burst and Element and to read the press release. While there isn’t a lot of details for each of these devices yet I’m sure there will be in the coming weeks. Stay tuned! » Read the rest