The Galaxy Note II has been one of the most anticipated phones of the year. It brings all the best of the hit Galaxy S III with an even larger screen and a pen allowing for all kinds of new possibilities. For the last few of weeks we’ve put the Galaxy Note II through its paces and well, lets just say it lives up to all that hype, and if you’re looking for a new phone to buy with those holiday gift cards this looks to be an excellent choice.
Read on for our full teen review of the Note II.
If you were looking forward to picking Sony’s super-powered next-gen PSP, the PlayStation Vita, this holiday season we’ve got some bad news for you. Sony has announced that unless you live in Japan you won’t be able to pick up the Vita this year. In other words, all of us here in the US or in Europe will have to wait until “early next year” (when exactly is this “early next year” Sony didn’t say).
For those who don’t know, the Vita is Sony’s next-gen PSP that looks to let you take all the power of the PS3 and take it wherever you go. It’s got some of the most insane specs we’ve seen on a portable device yet, with its 5 inch OLED touchscreen with a crazy 960×544 resolution (or a pretty amazing screen), quad-core ARM Cortex-A9 processor (think of this as all the power of your computer in your pocket, or games that look like you were playing them at home on your PS3), full array of buttons with dual analog sticks (so you also get the full PlaySation controller to go along with those PS3-like graphics), front and rear cameras (for things like augmented reality games and video chat), and a touch sensitive pad on the front and back (so you can have more control of the games without having to put your fingers on the screen. The touch sensitive panel on the back spans the length of the front’s 5 inch screen– so you can control from the back by touching where you would want on the screen). Yeah, we wish it was coming this year too.
Sony also said that there would be no price cuts on the Vita’s $249 price (or the $299 AT&T 3G version), but who knows, maybe the delay will change their minds.
Sure summer is just getting started but that hasn’t stopped AT&T from hosting an event tonight to show off some of their upcoming phones and tablets for the rest of the year at today’s AT&T Unwrapped event in New York.
According to the official invite we’re gonna see some of the “hottest wireless products for the upcoming holiday season” but what these exact devices are we don’t yet know (hopefully one of them will be an AT&T version of the new BlackBerry Bold Touch 9900!)
If you have an upgrade on AT&T any time soon you’re not gonna wanna miss this. So make sure to check back here later tonight for all the info on whatever new devices AT&T shows off.
So with all the holiday unfortunately behind us now, we wanna know– you get any new gadget gifts this holiday season? Get any new games, iPod, or cell phone like a Droid or BlackBerry, or maybe a pancake maker? You like what you got or are you wishing you got cash or something else instead? Are you as happy (crazy?) about your gifts as the kid in the video above? Let us know in the comments.
(Oh, and just because the holidays are over doesn’t mean the gift giving ends– we’re giving away a 3 year premium subscription to LoJack, all the details here).
So Verizon has announced their loaded holiday phone lineup a few days ago, but what about AT&T and T-Mobile? For sure they got some new phones ready to spend some holiday cheer with right? Of course they do, and we’re talking some really nice ones– like new BlackBerrys, and even a new Samsung Behold 2 and LG Shine 2. What you waiting for, hit the link and get to it!