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Sony Unveils BRAVIA XBR10 Side-Lit LED HDTV

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Sony has just announced their latest Bravia HDTV, the XBR10. These side-lit LED TVs are going to be available in 42 and 52-inch models and they'll cost you $4,500 and $5,000 USD, respectively, when they launch in October. These TVs have: wireless HD streaming, a separate media box, BRAVIA Engine 3, Internet-powered TV guide, MotionFlow 240Hz technology, four HDMI inputs, Yahoo! widgets, and Amazon / YouTube / Netflix video streaming. Check out what Sony had to say below.

New XBR10 LCDs Feature 1080p Wireless High Definition Leaving the Cables Behind
ATLANTA (CEDIA Booth # 1409), Sept. 9, 2009 – Sony today introduced a new line of ultra-thin BRAVIA™ LCD HDTVs featuring an advanced edge-lit LED backlight and exceptional contrast ratio of over 1,000,000:1.
The XBR10-series models also deliver full 1080p wireless transmission of high definition signals from a separate media box to a receiver embedded in the TV, allowing source components to be placed out of sight.
"BRAVIA is on the cutting edge of television technology and the XBR10 series pushes the limits of industry-leading, innovative features," said Jeff Goldstein, vice president of the television business for Sony Electronics. "Not only will this TV look striking when hanging on a wall, the wireless feature clears the clutter of components and messy tangles of unsightly wires, allowing you to hide components away across the room."
The XBR10 models also feature an Ethernet connection allowing them to directly access Sony BRAVIA Internet Video content using an existing broadband network. The platform offers one of the largest selections of free and premium movies, TV shows, sports, music and more from an array of partners like, Amazon Video on Demand, YouTube®, Slacker Internet Radio, and, later this fall, Netflix.
Bravia Internet Widgets, powered by the Yahoo! Widget Engine, also expand and personalize the TV experience by adding on-screen applications that provide such information as weather reports, stock information, financial news, Twitter, and additional content.
The full HD 1920 x 1080 progressive (1080p) models also feature Sony's Motionflow™ 240Hz technology, which delivers exceptionally crisp and detailed images with natural motion. The Motionflow algorithm goes beyond traditional 120Hz technology by quadrupling the frame rate of conventional LCD TVs and interpolating three new frames.
The models are Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA®) compliant, enabling easy access to digital photos, music, and video stored on a PC or other DLNA server using the XMB® interface and the TV's remote control. They also offer a USB input for displaying digital photos or playing digital video and music files from a USB storage device.
Other notable features include:
BRAVIA Engine™ 3
24p True Cinema™
xross media bar™ (XMB)with enhanced 3D favorites Menu
Internet powered TV Guide Onscreen
4 HDMI inputs
Single PC, component, composite and component/composite selectable inputs

[Gizmodo, Engadget]

Google Chrome Extensions On the Way, Spotted In Dev Build -- To An Extent

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If you're on Google Chrome's dev channel, you may have noticed that extension support has been enabled by default. Basically, this means that Chrome is closer to ruling the web browser market. These few extensions can only be found on version 4.x right now, but since the beta is still 3.x, we're going to have to wait a little while for extensions to be available on the stable build.

[Lifehacker, Tech Crunch]

Apple Releases iTunes 9 With Social Integration and No Palm Pre Support; Also Release iPhone OS 3.1

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At their event earlier today, Apple released iTunes 9. Besides having no support for the Palm Pre, the new iTunes has Twitter and Facebook integration. They also cleaned up the App Store, so that things are easier to look at. There's also a new iTunes LP format, "which provides an interactive presentation with photos, liner notes, animated lyrics and performance videos." More changes are below. By the way, you can download it here.

iTunes 9 introduces Home Sharing, allowing transfer of music, movies and TV shows amongst up to five authorized computers in a home network. Family members can view up to five iTunes libraries, view only the portion of these libraries they do not have, import content directly to their own machines, and automatically add new purchases from other systems. New too are changes to Genius technology, such as Genius Mixes, which automatically generate endless playlists based on library analysis.

Apple has just released iPhone OS 3.1. Thanks to Mobile Syrup, here's what's included in the new OS - more or less.

- Genius recommendations for Applications
- iTunes 9 support includes Genius Mixes, Organize your apps directly in iTunes, Improved syncing options for music, movies, TV shows, podcasts and photos and iTunes U content organization
- Ability to redeem iTunes Gift cards, codes and certificates in the App Store
- Display available iTunes account 
credits in the App Store and iTunes Store
- Browse and download ringtones wirelessly from the iTunes Store
- Save video from Mail and MMS into Camera Roll
- Option to “Save as new clip” when trimming a video on iPhone 3GS
- Better iPhone 3G Wi-Fi performance when Bluetooth is turned on
- Remotely lock iPhone with a passcode via MobileMe
- Use Voice Control on iPhone 3GS with Bluetooth 
- Paste phone numbers into the Keypad
- Option to use Home button to turn on Accessibility features on iPhone 3GS
- Warn when visiting fraudulent websites in Safari (anti-phishing)
- Improved Exchange calendar syncing and 
invitation handling
- Fixes issue that caused some app icons to display incorrectly

iTunes 9: Mac NN, TUAW
iPhone OS 3.1: Engadget Mobile, Mobile Syrup

AMD Working On Affordable Notebook With AMD Athlon X2 CPU and ATI HD 4570 Graphics

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AMD and Clevo are talking to each other and they're planning to release a notebook with the Athlon 64 X2 CPU and ATI Radeon HD 4570 graphics. This notebook is expected to have a "budget price" with "exceptional video performance" and "long battery life." This Clevo notebook will supposedly have an AMD M690G chipset, a full-sized keyboard, an optical drive, and a webcam. That's all we know for now, we'll have to wait and see what happens.

[Slash Gear]

Philips Announces 16GB GoGear Muse PMP, Might Not Hit North America

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Philips has just announced the GoGear Muse which is a 16GB PMP. Other specs include: a 3-inch display, support for BMP, GIF, PNG, OGG, APE and those regular audio / video codecs as well. The battery supposedly lasts 25 hours of audio / 5 hours of video playback. Philips will be releasing this PMP in Singapore for S$349 ($244 USD), but we don't know if it will be hitting North America.


Sony Ericsson Ditching Windows Mobile, Sticking With Android and S60 in the Future

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According to the latest unconfirmed rumour, Sony Ericsson has "denied" to further support Microsoft's Windows Mobile OS. I don't know why, but maybe they'll change their minds when WinMo 6.5 / WinMo 7 comes out. Since they're reportedly going to ditch Windows Mobile, they'll be dishing out both Android and Symbian-based handsets in the future, since they don't think that devices will "sell well" running on Microsoft's mobile OS.

The last Windows Mobile phone Sony Ericsson will launch looks like it will be the XPERIA X2 (above); we already know about the S60-based Sony Ericsson Satio and the unconfirmed XPERIA X3 is going to be running Android. Maybe these handsets are a sign of a good future for Sony Ericsson.

[Unwired View]

Motorola Trademarks the Name "Milestone" For a New Cell Phone

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We heard about the MB200 and MB300 recently and now Motorola has just trademarked the name "Milestone" for a future cell phone. Motorola's holding an event tomorrow, so maybe we'll hear something about it tomorrow. That's all the news we have right now.

[Cell Passion]

Zero Creative Announces 71-Inch 3D HDTV, Opposite of "Going Green"


Zero Creative is definitely not going "eco-friendly" with their latest 3D HDTV. They have just announced a 71-inch TV as a part of their xyZ line-up. This 3D TV will suck 1 kilowatt of power - the average is 20 to 50 watts - and will cost 70,000 ($ USD). Unfortunately, you'll have to wear those funky glasses to see the 3D-ness. As of right now, the release date hasn't been mentioned yet.


LG SL80 HDTVs Now Available, SL90's Hitting Shelves This Fall

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LG has just announced that their LG SL90 LED-backlit HDTVs will be available for $2,099 USD for the 42-inch model and $2,599 USD for the 47-inch model. These HDTVs are expected to be available this Fall. In case you forgot, these TVs have a 3,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio, 1200Hz technology, and they're just 1.15-inches thick.

In related news, LG's SL80 HDTVs are now available. Check out everything LG had to say below.

Sleek SL Series Models Couple Advanced Display Technology, Single-Panel Design
ATLANTA, Sept. 9, 2009 – Breaking barriers in home entertainment, LG Electronics today introduced a "Full HD" LED LCD HDTV – that looks almost as thin as the single sheet of glass it resembles.
Introduced for the U.S. market here this week at the Custom Electronic Design and Installation Association (CEDIA) EXPO 2009 (Booth #2623), the new 47- and 42-inch class* SL90 series HDTVs feature LED lighting and other display technologies developed by LG Electronics.
"LG continues to break barriers in design and technology with its stylish high-definition televisions, like our SL80 and 90 series," said Peter Reiner, senior vice president, marketing, LG Electronics USA, Inc. "These new ultra-slim series of LCD HDTVs position LG at the forefront of providing a new entertainment experience to consumers – one that focuses as much on design as it does on creating a more immersive home entertainment experience."
Unlike conventional LCD TVs, where the panel is recessed slightly within a thick plastic frame, LG's new series of LCD HDTVs use a single-layer design and narrow bezel to create these stunning sets, designed to maximize the viewing experience as well as enhancing the home interior.
LG uses a special film lamination technology for better color tuning, gradation and reduction of glare – all in a sleek, minimalist package. The lamination process completes the flat surface, virtually eliminating the visible line between the screen and the bezel when the set is turned off.
LG's latest masterpiece, the SL90 series, sports a depth of just 1.15 inches, making it a beautiful window into a new world of home entertainment, according to Reiner. "Inside its glossy enclosure, LG's SL90 hides technology that produces a great picture and makes every program and movie even more entertaining," he said.
For example, the LED LCD screen helps produce an extremely high dynamic contrast ratio of 3,000,000:1 for truer blacks and finer gradations between grays. An additional benefit of the film lamination process is to provide anti-glare properties to the screen, reducing distracting reflections and to help ensure that everyone in the room has a cinema-quality experience.
The SL90 series also incorporates advanced display and calibration options, providing home theater enthusiasts and custom installers a sleek new approach to home entertainment. With TruMotion 120Hz technology, the SL90 reduces motion blur and creates more natural looking images for a better viewing experience. By responding quickly to color changes, LG's 120Hz technology provides superior picture quality at different viewing angles.
The SL90 series will be available later this Fall in 47- and 42-inch class* screen sizes at manufacturer's suggested retail prices of $2,599 and $2,099 respectively.
Expansive Entertainment Options
Also on display at CEDIA Expo this week is LG's SL80 series of LCD HDTVs, which shares a similar stunning single-layer design with the SL90, using a sleek edge-to-edge panel of glass over a slim bezel. This design makes the screen and bezel appear to blend seamlessly together.
"The SL80, with its slim style boasts a depth of just a mere 1.8 inches. The combination of this unique design with slim depth makes the screen appear larger and helps draw viewers in, for a more engaging viewing experience," Reiner explained.
The SL80 boasts TruMotion 240Hz technology to improve motion picture response time so consumers experience a smoother, more natural picture during fast-action scenes. Additionally, LG's anti-glare filter on both the SL80 and SL90 reduces glare to provide a more pleasant viewing experience even in brightly-lit rooms.
For a complete cinematic home experience, the SL80 has a dynamic contrast ratio of 150,000:1 for amazing clarity and color detail. The SL80 series utilizes slim CCFL technology to achieve its dramatically thin profile. Delivering a compelling visual experience, the SL80 series is less than 1.8 inches thick at its slimmest point.
The SL80 series is available now in 42-, 47-, and 55-inch class screen sizes* at MSRPs of $1,599, $1,899 and $2,799 respectively.
Advanced Calibration Options
For easy, self-calibration, the SL80 and SL90 both include LG's Picture Wizard technology. Picture Wizard provides consumers with on-screen reference points for key picture quality elements, such as black level, color, tint, sharpness and backlight levels. Now, consumers have the ability to calibrate their LG HDTV with an easy-to-use calibration process that takes the guesswork out of picture adjustments and eliminates the need to purchase separate calibration tools.
For consumers looking for advanced calibration, the SL series offers ISFccc calibration options to deliver superior picture quality to more closely represent what filmmakers intended viewers to see. Using the LG Expert Mode, an ISF-certified technician professionally calibrates the HDTV using ISF parameters based upon individual home theater environments and ambient lighting.
Once calibrated to the optimal setting, the calibrations are saved as ISF "Day" and ISF "Night" modes. With ISFccc, LG offers a superior 10-point white balance calibration capability, providing an extra level of precision for gray scale calibration for a more uniform picture.
Smart Energy Savings
As with all of LG's 2009 HDTVs, the SL90 and SL80 models feature Smart Energy Savings technology. These new sets meet the newest Energy Star® 3.0 ratings and come equipped with Intelligent Sensor, which senses the ambient light in the room and adjusts color and brightness accordingly and can also save energy. Additionally, a mechanical on/off switch eliminates standby power consumption completely, if desired.

[Gizmodo, Electronista]

Dell Teases 0.39-Inch Thin Adamo XPS Notebook

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The picture above may not look like anything big, but that's because it's a thin side profile of Dell's new upcoming Adamo XPS notebook. This seems to be the world's thinnest notebook to-date. It's thinner than the MacBook Air, it's thinner than their current Adamo, and it'll also be thinner than Sony's 0.5-inch thin Vaio X. This is the Dell Adamo XPS notebook that measures in at 9.99mm thin, which is just 0.39 inches. Since it's part of their Adamo line-up, it'll be quite expensive, especially since it has "XPS" in its name too. Thin is in.

[Engadget, Gizmodo]

Samsung Shows Off Red Special Edition N510 Netbook With Ion

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At IFA, Samsung decided to show off a new red Special Edition Samsung N510 netbook. This netbook model will be available in Korea soon, but we don't know the price and we also don't know if this edition will be hitting anywhere outside of Korea. The specs are the same, so you'll find: an 11.6-inch display, Nvidia Ion graphics, an Intel Atom N270 1.6GHz CPU, 1GB of RAM, a 160GB HDD, an integrated 1.3MP webcam, Windows XP and a 6-cell battery on-board.


Skype App For the iPhone Now Available In Canada!

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After about 5 months, the Skype app for the iPhone is now available in Canada! There's not much left to say here, but have fun with it.


Apple Announce the New iPod Shuffle, 64GB iPod Touch, 160GB iPod Classic and iPod Nano With a Camera

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Yes, I'm going to make this one long post of all of the iPods that Apple announced at their event today. First up, we have the new iPod Shuffle. The 2GB model will now go for $59 and the 4GB model will be available for just $79. They also added in a new Special Edition stainless steel model which is $99 for 4GB of storage. The iPod Shuffles are now available in pink, green, and blue models as well.

There were big rumours about the iPod Touch gaining a camera, but that turned out to be false. There is no camera on the new iPod Touches and that's definitely a sad thing for those who were looking forward to it. Nothing entirely too big here, basically. They announced a $199 8GB model, a $299 32GB model, and a $399 64GB model, which is seen above. The look is still the same, and I now hate it because it's been around for too long. Although there is no camera, the CPU did get an upgrade, the 64GB model is said to be "50% faster" and it supports OpenGL, which should make gaming even better.

Apple went on to announce a new iPod Classic that has 160GB of internal storage. Even though the storage was bumped up 40GB, it has the exact same dimensions as the old 120GB model. It's now available for $249.

Last, but definitely not least, it's the new iPod Nanos. These were definitely my favourite iPod announcement. Unlike the iPod Touches, the iPod Nanos do have a camera. The new iPod Nano has: a 2.2-inch display with a 240 x 376 resolution, an FM tuner, a microphone, a speaker, and VGA @ 30fps recording abilities. The dimensions are the exact same as the last Nano but it weighs 1.28 ounces, which is 0.02 ounces lighter than the last model. "Apple claims that the new nano can last up to 24 hours when playing back audio, while video playback should zap the rechargeable battery in just five hours." These Nanos are now available for $149 for the 8GB model and $179 for the 16GB model.

iPod Shuffle: Engadget
iPod Touch: Crunch Gear
iPod Classic: iPod NN, Slash Gear
iPod Nano: Engadget, G4 TV

Nokia 5230 Passes FCC Without US 3G Support

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Yes, the handset above did just pass the FCC. This is the Nokia 5230 that was announced two weeks ago. Unfortunately, this handset doesn't have 3G support, but that does mean that it will come at a cheap price. This handset does have 900 / 2100MHz WCDMA bands though. You can check out the official listing here.

[Engadget Mobile]

HP Mini 311 Seen on HP's Product Listings, First Official Picture Spotted, Rocking Nvidia Ion

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This looks to be the first picture of the upcoming HP Mini 311 netbook. This netbook looks like it will have: an 11.6-inch display, an Intel Atom N270 CPU, Nvidia Ion graphics, 1GB of RAM, a 160GB HDD, WiFi 802.11 b/g, Bluetooth, Windows XP, HDMI / VGA out, three USB 2.0 ports, and a 6-cell battery. Below there's also a shot of it on HP's official product listings. Check it out here on HP's website if you don't believe me.

[Engadget, Gizmodo, Netbooked]

Apple Slashes Price On Current iPods, Reresh Line-Up Incoming

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Obviously Apple is planning to release new iPods soon. And if you didn't realize that yet, they've just dropped the price of their current PMPs. The prices are above, so just take a look at the picture. The 8GB iPod Nano now costs $129 and the 16GB model is going for $149. The iPod Classic's price also dropped to $249 USD. You only have to wait about a half hour until Apple's event kicks in.

[9 to 5 Mac]

Palm Pixi Hitting Canada Via Telus In January?

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This morning, Palm showed us the Pixi and the latest rumour has it that this device will be hitting Canada early next year. According to the rumour, this handset will be hitting Telus in January 2010. It's set to hit Sprint in the upcoming holiday season, so we'll just have to see.

[Mobile Syrup]

Sprint Cuts Palm Pre Price To $149; Palm Pixi Is Official, And Looking Ugly

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Sprint has just cut the price of the Palm Pre to $149.99 after a $100 mail-in rebate on a 2-year contract. There's not much else to say here, but don't forget to read past the next picture.

The rumour was true, the ugly thing you above is the Palm Pixi and it's like the Palm Eos without the optical trackpad. That's right, it's official! This handset reportedly has: a 2.63-inch capacitive touchscreen display with a 320 x 400 resolution, a full QWERTY keypad, a 2MP camera with a flash, 8GB of internal memory, and EV-DO Rev. A connectivity. So, this handset does not have WiFi and we'll see how good the touchscreen does since HTC mentioned that capacitive touchscreens "aren't accurate" on smaller touchscreens - that's why they put a resistive touchscreen on the HTC Tattoo.

Anyways, this handset will be hitting Sprint this holiday season, but the exact release date and price hasn't been mentioned yet. Since it's cheap-looking and the specs aren't too flashy, it should probably launch under the $100 mark. You can check out this Engadget link for a couple of videos on the Pixi. I think it looks ugly, but Engadget thinks otherwise.

Palm Pre Price Cut: Engadget
Palm Pixi Official: Engadget

Bell, Telus, WIND Mobile, SaskTel, and DAVE Launches Updated

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The GSMA website has been updating their dates for a while now. The exciting launches on this list is definitely what Bell, Telus, and WIND Mobile have to offer. Could Telus really be serving up the iPhoneBlackBerry Bold 9700 (Onyx), HTC HeroLG BL40, and the Nokia E71? Could Bell really be launching the BlackBerry Bold 9000 / Bold 9700, the iPhone, and the Nokia N97? All of these handsets could give Rogers a run for its money. Just take a look at everything below.
Bell Mobility Inc.: Planned September 2009
Data & Audio-Visual Enterprises Wireless Inc. (DAVE): Planned January 2010
Globalive Wireless LP (WIND Mobile): Planned November 2009
Sasktel Mobility-Cellular/PCS: Planned December 2009
TELUS Communications: Planned October 2009

Bell Mobility:
BlackBerry Bold 9700, Blackberry Bold 9000, 
Apple iPhone, Nokia N97, Nokia 2730, Nokia 6350, LG Xenon, Samsung T746, Novatel HSPA Turbo Stick.
DAVE Wirleless (Name will change at launch):
Back in June we reported that Dave will offer BlackBerry devices and also handsets running Google’s Android platform”.In addition, on June 4th they announced “DAVE Wireless customers will be able to roam on T-Mobile USA’s growing 3G network and on T-Mobile USA’s GSM network throughout the United States. T-Mobile USA customers will be able to roam on DAVE Wireless’ UMTS network”
TELUS Mobility:
Apple iPhone, BlackBerry Bold 9700, HTC Hero, LG BL40, LG GB 255, Nokia E71
Globalive (WIND Mobile):
WIND Mobile recently announced 
on their site that “We will not have the iPhone at launch”, but did reveal through another post that “We will allow unlocked handsets onto our network… we are in discussions to source smart-phones from a number of vendors (including Android); and we are talking to both “brandname” manufacturers as well as some new manufacturers.”

Packard Bell Announces EasyNote ButterFly M Notebook, Releasing Next Month in Europe

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At IFA, Packard Bell wasn't going to be shut out. They announced a 13.4-inch EasyNote ButterFly M notebook that has: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4330 graphics, up to a 640GB HDD, up to 4GB of RAM, Bluetooth 2.1, WiFi 802.11n, and a multitouch trackpad. The outside of the body is a "shiny silver." This notebook is expected to launch in Europe next month (October) with a base price of €599 ($868 USD). A stateside launch hasn't been mentioned yet.


Polymer Vision Now Focusing on Flexible E-Book Readers, We Play the Waiting Game

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Remember Polymer Vision? No? Well, that's okay. They declared bankruptcy back in July, but they're back with a vengeance - sort of. "The company's focus will now shift, away from mobile phones to concentrate more on ebook readers." This could mean that we'll see flexible ebook readers soon. The first flexible e-book reader hasn't been priced or dated or probably not even created yet, but we'll just have to wait and see.

[Slash Gear]

BlackBerry Storm 9520 / Storm 2 Accessories Spotted In Vodafone's Inventory

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Above is a shot of Vodafone's internal systems. The BlackBerry Storm 9520 is set to become the Storm 2 on Vodafone - just in case you didn't know. The shot above shows off a couple of items that looks like it could be on the way to Vodafone very soon, which means that the smartphone itself is on the way too.

[Phone Arena]

Rogers Launching Android-Based Motorola Device in 2010 - Possibly the Iron Man / Heron

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Tomorrow, Motorola is planning their "big" Android event and hopefully they'll announce all of the Android devices from them that we've heard of so far - especially the Sholes, more specifically. Rogers has mentioned that "there will be a Motorola Android device in our portfolio in 2010." According to the rumours, this could unfortunately be the Motorola Iron Man aka Heron. I was hoping it would be the Sholes because that looks like it will be their flagship device. Rogers just mentioned 2010, so we have no clue when this so-called Android device will launch.

[Mobile Syrup]

Sprint Launches Samsung M240 For $19.99, Launching Eco-Friendly Charger Next Month

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Even though Sprint has released the HTC Touch Pro 2, we can't forget about the low-end handsets out there. The Samsung M240 is now available on Sprint for $19.99 USD on a 2-year contract. Check it out here.

Besides the handset you see above, Sprint has also launched a $39.99 "All-In-One Vehicle and Wall Charger" and an "Eco-Friendly Universal Case (made from cotton and linen)." Next month, Sprint plans to launch an eco-friendly SOLIO solar powered charger. For all of Sprint's future eco-friendly devices, just check out this link.

[Unwired View]

Samsung Announces It*Style SCH-W860 Clamshell Handset

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Samsung has just announced their latest handset, the It*Style SCH-W860. This clamshell design has: a 2.2-inch display, a 2MP camera, Bluetooth, and a microSD card slot. This phone is pretty customizable, the "LEDs that glow from SKT's logo" can be in six different colours: blue, red, pink, green, white, and light blue. The "user can even set different LEDs for different contacts so he [or she] knows who is calling without needing to open the device." For more photos, take a look at the link below.

[Samsung Hub]

Intel Atom N450 To Run at 1.66GHz, Atom N470 To Run at 1.83GHz

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You may or may not know this but Intel plans to launch their new Intel Atom CPUs early next year - codenamed Pine Trail. According to the latest unconfirmed rumour, Intel will be launching the Intel Atom N450 and N470 CPUs. The N450 CPU will reportedly have a clock speed of 1.66GHz and the N470 will reportedly have a clock speed of 1.83GHz. Just check out the rest of the possible information below.

The Atom N470 will reportedly run at 1.83GHz and have a 667MHz FSB. It will also have an integrated graphics controller and hyperthreading support. The chip will have a TDP of 6.5 watts, which is significantly higher than the 2.5 watt TDP of the Atom N270. But the Atom N270 chip requires a separate graphics controller, which also sucks power. In other words, the Intel Atom N470 will likely run faster than the Atom N270 while using even less energy overall.


PS3 Slim and Final Fantasy XIII Bundle Hitting Japan On December 17th

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Square Enix has just announced that they will be launching a new bundle on December 17th. It'll be a PS3 Slim with Final Fantasy XIII. Any other details are still unknown, like the price and if there will be a customized PS3 that will probably be a Japan exclusive.