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Xaiomi releases Millet Bluetooth gamepad controller for only 99 Yuan


Xaiomi is on an ambitious path as a major manufacturer in a variety of electronics categories. Part of their success has been due to the low price points they set for solid hardware. Their latest release is no different as they are now selling a game controller for only 99 Yuan ($16 USD). The Millet Bluetooth handset has a classic Sony PS4 shape to it and supports the usually array of buttons, 4-way rocker switches, and 360-degree sticks. Read more

Verizon Wireless to launch Sony Ericsson Xperia Play (Playstation Phone)

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Wirefly, an online wireless dealer, is reporting that they have information suggesting that the Xperia Play phone we just heard officially announced at the superbowl will be landing on Verizon Wireless. Sony is expected to make an announcement for this at MWC 2011 starting on Feb 13th 2011. Until then, we’ll have to sit and wait a bit more.

Here’s a reminder on the specs;

  • Gingerbread OS (2.3)
  • HSDPA Technology
  • 4-Inch Multitouch 854 x 480 LCD
  • Screen is powered by a Bravia engine for improved video playback (unconfirmed)
  • Qualcomm MSM8655 Chipset (unconfirmed)
  • Adreno 205 GPU
  • 512MB of RAM
  • 802.11n WiFi
  • Bluetooth 2.1 With EDR
  • FM Receiver and Transmitter
  • 3.5 mm Head Phone Jack
  • 5 Meg Camera With LED Flash
  • VGA Front Facing Camera
  • Proximity Sensor
  • Micro USB Port
  • External Stereo Speakers

[via BGR, Wirefly]

Get Ready for the Ultimate Android Throwdown: You Choose the Best Android Phone in the U.S.

Android. It’s the best. It rocks. We love it. There’s no question about that. But there is a question that still lingers around: what is the best Android phone available right now? You can get hundreds of answers from millions of people, but who has the time for that? What on earth is an Android loving phone shopper to do?

That’s where we come in.

Starting Monday, Nov. 13th 2010 at 10AM CST, we’re putting the argument to rest in a knock-down, drag-out, no-holds-barred, all-around Android brawl. No retreat, no surrender. We’re going to be running a 4-part tournament where you, the readers and fans, decide what device reigns supreme, and which ones go home to Google to cry. Hit the break for all the official rules and dates, and be sure to get your votes in each round for your favorite device! You will only be allowed to get your vote in once per round, but you can vote in each category every round. In other words, the first round will involve each carrier, so you can vote for your favorite device on each individual provider.

EDIT: The first round of voting is now live, go check it out!

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Open Handset Alliance adds VisualOn to team in time for Gingerbread

VisualOn, a company that specializes in bringing rich mutimedia experiences to handsets, has just joined the Open Handset Alliance. Just in time, too, with Gingerbread poking its head out over the horizon. The company will now start contributing to Android with the new release, and we can start looking forward to a new and better slew of features in the area of music and video, streaming, mobile TV and more.

VisualOn’s Android solution comes courtesy of VOME (VisualOn Media Engine), an “OpenMAX compliant media framework that is capable of working directly with hardware and/or software multimedia components.”

We can also expect faster market releases with the new partnership. Be sure to let us know what you think in the comments!

[via androidguys]