Official: Milestone 3 in China, Not Here… Yet

Motorola sucks at launches almost as much as Sony did with the Move for the PS3. You’re right, that’s not accurate. Sony did WAAAAY worse. But still, we’ve got more than enough press shots, leaked documents, and even some official Verizon employee tutorial videos to make our own launch. Still, the time must come when a new device is official. Well, today is that day. Thanks to Motorola’s own site, we have confirmation that the Droid 3 (Milestone 3 when oot and aboot) is now available (for reals) in China via China Telecom’s CDMA network. All the confirmed specs are there, but here’s the short list of the stuff you’re too lazy (really?) to look up yourself:

  • Dual Core at 1ghz (Confirmed Tegra 2)
  • 8MP Rear Camera with 720p (at least) Video Recording
  • 16GB Internal Memory
  • World phone (CDMA/GSM)
  • 4″ qHD Screen
  • FFC
  • And of course that gorgeous new 5-row keyboard

What I’m most interested in (being the kind of Android user I am) is whether or not Motorola is living up to its promise of unlocking those pesky bootloaders. Time will only tell, especially considering this phone will be on Verizon here in the states and they’re notorious for restricting their phones. Here’s to hoping you Motorola faithful!

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Theme: Android PS3 Wallpaper

Now this isn’t my own work and I can’t take credit for it, but I did put it together to make it work on a PS3. I have recently obtained said console and will be working on more themes for it in the future. For now I just really wanted a kinda grungy looking Android wallpaper and this fit the bill perfectly. I merely took a wallpaper from odamiean here and used a template by d33eniz that I took from here. d33eniz has a link in the description for a transparent .png file for those of you looking to make your own. And if you do, leave a link in the comments and I’ll update the post with any of your guys’ stuff! Cheers!

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Random: Is 3D really necessarily for GOLF???

I have nothing against golf, it holds some of my favorite club throwing memories of summers with my dad, but this seems like a serious misuse of technology. 3D has very limited useful applications, in my opinion. I didn’t plan on this being a rant post, but 3D seems like something that the TV and movie industy big wigs have decided is going to be next versus what consumers really want. Considering how long it took for HD to become the de facto standard for OTA broadcasting, let alone get some decent coverage in the satellite/cable realm, I do not see the need for the massive push that media producers are enforcing on the consumer market.

The main reason I would see to get a 3D TV would not be movies or TV. It would be video games. The entirety of a video game is already being rendered in 3D, the reference points for depth perception is already easy to access. This makes them a prime candidate for post-release 3D conversion as well. Wipeout HD on PS3 is one of the most visually exciting games I’ve played in a long time. In 3D the immersive experience was twofold. I was spoiled at the time when I had the chance to play that, and I look forward to visiting that friend again to pick up Killzone 3 with both PlayStation Move and 3D. This is what 3D should be used for.

Golf? Not so much. Football: perception of the field would be cool, but not worth putting glasses on for. Basketball: possibly useful because of the greater variance of camera angles. Overall, 3D not so worth it. What could be? Higher resolution. Anyone do the math on screen density for a 55″ 1080p versus my 4″ smartphone with a qHD screen? Yeah, we’ve got a ways to go in the large screen format realm. I think that should take priority over 3D gimmicks.

As always,

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