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Stories You May Have Missed – February 4, 2011

by Jack McGrath | February 4, 2011February 4, 2011 8:12 pm PST

Today was certainly a hectic day in the world of technology to say the least. We’ve compiled a list of TechnoBuffalo’s top headlines for today to help you make sense of it all.

1. Inspire 4G Unboxing

The first dedicated 4G-enabled handset is ready to hit AT&T, and Noah’s got the unboxing. The HTC Inspire 4G boasts a 4.3-inch Super LCD screen and runs on Android 2.2, putting it in direct competition with the Motorola Atrix 4G, which will hit store shelves on the same day. Are you looking forward to picking up this device?

HTC Inspire 4G Unboxing (Video)

2. The Samsung Galaxy Tab’s Waning Success

Despite the fact that sales of the Android-powered tablet have not been particularly worrisome, a recent survey revealed that 16% of the purchased Samsung Galaxy Tabs are being returned due to the stressed user experience one finds in using Froyo on a tablet, which has seen great success in the cellphone industry though Google pointed out that it was not made to satisfy tablet users.

Samsung Galaxy Tab Return Rate Reported To Be 16%

3. Xperia Neo Leaked

Set to be revealed at Mobile World Congress later this month, the Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo was shown off today with a picture, supposedly boasting a front-facing camera, 8.1 megapixel back camera, and HDMI out capabilities. Though details are scarce, this device looks promising. Are you looking forward to it?

Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo Leaked and Previewed

4. Original Halo to See Graphical Upgrades, 360 Release Later This Year

One of the most iconic shooters of a single console generation, Halo: Combat Evolved, is set to see a few graphical tweaks and an HD release later this year to commemorate the game’s 10 year anniversary. The project is set to be overseen by 343, the developer that the Halo series has been handed over to.

Halo: Combat Evolved To Receive A Remake

5. NGP Price Estimates

Though the impressive technical specifications of Sony’s Next Generation Portable are enough to make a hardcore gamer drool, the success of the handheld gaming platform may correlate to how much the company sells it for. EEDAR, an industry-leading analytics group, has said that the device will go for between $300 and $350. What are your predictions?

EEDAR Projects Sony NGP to Cost between $299 and $349


Jack McGrath

Rooted in his childhood obsession with dismantling and reassembling gizmos and gadgets around the house, Jack McGrath's knowledge of programming,...

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