Featured in "Skyfall," Sony's Xperia TL smartphone lands in AT&T's holiday lineup; Microsoft sets the date for Windows Phone 8; and 3M introduces the Streaming Projector with Roku.
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In today's tech news roundup, we're trying to not feel overwhelmed with the number of smartphone choices at AT&T this holiday season. AT&T showcased its upcoming gadgets at a New York event Thursday night, which included
Sony's Xperia TL
. You'll find the Xperia on the big screen this November in "Skyfall." Other high-end phones to keep an eye on include the
HTC One X+
LG Optimus G
, and the Nokia Lumia 920. If you're looking for something with trendy features (like NFC) for a lower price, check out my first look
video of the Samsung Galaxy Express
. If you need a smartphone that can take tough love, keep an eye out for the
Samsung Galaxy Rugby Pro
Looking ahead, Microsoft will launch the
Windows Phone 8 operating system on Oct. 29
. Read up on all the new features in our
Windows Phone 8 FAQ
We're keeping our eye on a new
Angry Birds and Star Wars mash-up
being announced Monday in New York.
Tumblr sites will be
down for maintenance on Saturday
, and its not clear how long sites may be affected.
Friday marks the one year anniversary of Steve Jobs' death. Be sure to
check out CNET's coverage
that looks at Apple's record success in the past year, as well as the challenges it faces ahead.
And we end the weekend with a look at a unique gadget being tested in the CNET Labs, the
3M Streaming Projector
with a Roku Streaming Stick. It's a handy traveling media player, just as long as you have a Wi-Fi signal and a flat wall. It's selling on Amazon for $300 and shipping Oct. 22.
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