Samsung's new Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus has hit U.S. shores ahead of schedule, at least among some of the larger retailers.
Amazon is now selling the new 16 gigabyte 7-inch Tab with a note that the tablet is in stock and available with the usual one-day shipping option.
But when Samsung announced the new Tab 7.0 Plus at the end of September, it said the tablet wouldn't reach U.S. consumers until November 13.
A Samsung spokeswoman told CNET that the new tablet is now available with larger retailers that have already received the product, … Read more
Verizon Wireless has really been churning out the Android phones lately, what with the Motorola Droid Razr and the Samsung Galaxy Nexus a few weeks ago and now the HTC Rezound, which is one of a few HTC phones to come with Beats Audio integration.
Naturally, we wanted to see how the Rezound stacks up compared with the other two, so we created this chart for your perusal.… Read more
Originally known as the Vigor, the Rezound is HTC's stateside answer to Europe and Asia's HTC Sensation XL with Beats Audio, which CNET got a chance to see in early October at CTIA.
The Rezound, which features the same integration with the Beats headphones as the Sensation XL, will run on Verizon's ultrafast 4G LTE network. In addition, it's packing a 4.3-inch 720p HD display, which should make mincemeat out of … Read more
HTC was planning a surprise party, but Verizon just couldn't keep the secret. Early ads posted at Verizon stores had already tipped us off that today's HTC announcement would be about the Android-powered Rezound smartphone.
We now have some official details to fill in the space between all the speculation. CNET's onsite team is live-blogging the press conference and getting a hands-on look at the new phone.
Rezound run-down The Rezound (formerly known as the HTC Vigor) is an Android smartphone that runs over Verizon's 4G LTE network. It's aimed at the high end of the market will be available on Nov. 14 for $299.99 with a new 2-year contract.
Tech specs The Rezound has some hefty tech specs to back up its positioning as a top-end Android competitor. The phone sports a 4.3-inch 720p HD touch display, 1.5 GHz dual-core processor, 32 GB of internal storage (including SD), and 1 GB of RAM.
The rear 8MP camera also shoots 1080p HD video with instant capture, panorama, and action burst features.
The Rezound will ship with the Gingerbread OS and HTC Sense 3.5 UI rather than the latest Android OS Ice Cream Sandwich. That's a little disappointing, but not terribly surprising. HTC does say the Rezound will ship "ICS-ready" with an update likely coming in early 2012.… Read more
NEW YORK--HTC is expected to launch its latest 4G LTE handset with integrated Beats Audio technology at an event here today.
The company hasn't been too secretive about the new device, which is called the HTC Rezound and is expected to operate on Verizon's network. Advertising has already been spotted in Verizon Wireless stores. The new HTC Rezound (aka HTC Vigor) is expected to have a 4.3-inch 720p HD touch screen, a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, and an 8-megapixel camera.
But the big draw for the new device could be the integrated Beats Audio technology. The new audio technology comes from HTC's acquisition of Dr. Dre's Beats Electronics. There are already a couple of devices on the market that use the technology.
Motorola is hitting the market with all new Xoom tablets.
Dubbed the Xoom 2, the new Android tablets will make their debut this month for consumers in the U.K. and Ireland. The tablets come in two flavors--a traditional 10-inch Xoom 2 with built-in options for business users and an 8.2-inch Xoom 2 Media Edition.
Both tablets are powered by dual-core 1.2 GHz processors, run Android 3.2 Honeycomb, and offer Wi-Fi connectivity. The displays are strengthened with Corning's Gorilla glass and come with a special splash-guard coating designed to make them more durable and stain resistant.
Motorola is certainly crossing its fingers with the Xoom 2, hoping for better results than the original Xoom has delivered. Launched in February, the Xoom got off to a slow start, with some analysts estimating that the company likely sold around 100,000 tablets during the initial couple of months.
The situation certainly hasn't improved over time.… Read more
GameStop is now in the Android tablet business.
The retail gaming vendor is starting to sell three Android tablets outfitted and accessorized as gaming devices.
GameStop is offering gamers a choice among the 7-inch Acer Iconia Tab A100 for $329, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 for $499, and the $399 Asus Eee Pad Transformer. To transform them into gaming machines, the retailer is bundling six titles with each tablet--Dead Space, Monster Madness, Sonic CD, Cordy, Riptide GP, and Re-Load.
To further cement the deal, the company is including the Kongregate Arcade Android app, which gives gamers an online portal with access to more than 500 free games, the ability to compete against others, and a place where they can share reviews and comments about different titles with fellow users.… Read more
Don't look now, but we're in that all-important final stretch of the year where retailers begin to pull out the big guns. Verizon, for its part, plans to overwhelm consumers with three of the top Android smartphones this November in the form of the HTC Rezound, Droid Razr, and Galaxy Nexus.
Glancing at the specs, any one of these devices could be considered a contender for top phone of the year, and as if these three weren't enough to induce decision paralysis, Verizon looks to have even more in store for the last two months of the … Read more
In a nod to the success of the Jawbone Jambox mini Blueooth speaker, Logitech has just announced the Mini Boombox, a $99.99 portable Bluetooth speaker with a built-in rechargeable battery and speakerphone capabilities.
While the speaker is compact, it appears to be larger than the Jambox (we're still waiting for weight and dimensions). Battery life is rated at 10 hours, which seems decent enough, and Logitech is touting the touch controls on the top of the unit and a "specially designed acoustic chamber that delivers great sound with enhanced bass."
The speaker is obviously a good deal cheaper than the Jambox, which runs around $180, so we're curious to know how it sounds and just how compact it really is. … Read more