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Acer F1 Launching On October 6th With WinMo 6.5, 3.8-Inch Touchscreen and 1GHz Qualcomm CPU - Expected to Be Pretty Cheap

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This handset was good enough to make my top 10 phone list of 2009 and it looks like it will be launched soon. According to the latest unconfirmed new, the Acer F1 will be launching on October 6th with WinMo 6.5 pre-installed. Other specs include: a 3.8-inch touchscreen display with a 480 x 800 resolution, a 1GHz Qualcomm CPU, quad-band GSM / tri-band HSDPA connectivity, a 5MP AF camera, a 3.5mm headphone jack, 512MB of ROM, 256MB of RAM, and GPS support. Although it's not mentioned, I'm pretty sure this handset has a microSD card slot.

The Acer F1 will supposedly launch for just 295 pounds (about $482 USD), which is pretty amazing considering the spec sheet. I think Acer is serious about being one of the top smartphone leaders of the world. It doesn't look like this phone will be launching as the Acer S200 like the rumour stated before.

[Unwired View]

Caszh 11.6-Inch Netbook Launching in China On the Cheap

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Over in China, Caszh has just revealed a new 11.6-inch netbook that will be pretty damn cheap. Although it's not the thinnest netbook out there, it has a nice design to it. It's got a large chiclet keyboard to love and a pretty large touchpad - compared to the HP Mini's I see all over the place at my University. Specs include: a 1,366 x 768 resolution display, an Intel Atom 1.6GHz N270 CPU, a 160GB HDD, 1GB of RAM, a card reader, VGA / Ethernet ports, audio jacks, and a couple of USB ports. To make this netbook even more attractive, it's launching in China for just around $280 USD.


Samsung N140 Launching in the US This November With Windows 7

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It may not have a Nvidia Ion chipset, but the Samsung N140 netbook seems to be pretty desirable. Samsung plans to release the N140 netbook to the US this November with Windows 7 Starter Edition pre-installed. It'll be available for $399 USD. And yes, this netbook has an 11.6-inch matte display - thankfully no glossiness - and could have a 250GB HDD. We'll just have to see what happens as the launch date draws closer and closer.


Dell Releases ST2210 and ST2310 Monitors, Larger One Is Cheaper For Some Reason

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Although we saw its larger sibling a couple of days ago, the ST2210 and ST2310 have just been officially launched by Dell. The Dell ST2210 monitor has: a 21.5-inch display with a Full HD (1,920 x 1,080) resolution, a 50,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio, 250 nits of brightness, a 5ms response time, and VGA / DVI / HDMI inputs. The Dell ST2310 appears to be the exact same thing, except for the fact that it has a 23-inch display. You can get them now for $259 and $229, respectively, which doesn't make sense but it's true.

You can check out Dell's website here for the ST2210 and here for the ST2310. If you 38 seconds to spare you can also take a look at the video below.


AT&T Launching Tilt 2 aka Touch Pro 2 On October 18th?

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This morning it was reported that the AT&T Tilt 2 would be launched on October 6th, but that turned out to be false. The Tilt 2 aka Touch Pro 2 is actually expected to hit AT&T on October 18th, since they still have to fix some bugs. The price hasn't been mentioned, but it will have Windows Mobile 6.5 pre-installed which will be sweet! HTC is my saviour.

[Boy Genius]

Verizon Launching HTC Whitestone as HTC Imagio on October 6th With WinMo 6.5

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According to the latest news, Verizon is set to launch a sexilicious handset. The HTC Whitestone - originally thought to be the Touch Diamond 2 way back when - will actually be launching as the HTC Imagio - one of the names that were trademarked in July. It's scheduled to hit Verizon on October 6th - the same day Windows Mobile 6.5 gets released. The Imagio is set to have: a 3.6-inch WVGA touchscreen display, a 528MHz Qualcomm CPU, 512MB of ROM, a 5MP AF camera, aGPS support, and 256MB of RAM. Although it's not mentioned this handset should have a microSD card slot.

On a side note, Verizon looks like they will also be releasing another handset in October. The HTC Predator looks like it will be running Android and will be available sometime next month (October).

[WMExperts, WMPowerUser, Boy Genius]

Netbook Running Moblin v2 Could Be Shown Off At IDF This Month

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According to Intel's Open Source Technology director, Imad Sousou, we could see a netbook running Moblin v2 as early as this month at IDF 2009. We don't know when this is going to be released, but if version 2 is on the way then why not just wait for it.

In related news, Asus will be launching an Eee PC with Moblin next month (October).


Dell Latitude Z Notebook To Be Expensive and Feature Wireless Charging

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According to the latest unconfirmed news, Dell is working on a new notebook that will have wireless charging. Gizmodo suggests that it could be inductive - similar to Palm's Touchstone - but it's not confirmed at the time. This Dell Latitude Z will have: a 16-inch display, an Intel CPU, and a not-so-cheap price tag. This wireless charging notebook is expected to hit the market in a few weeks.

[Gizmodo, Slash Gear]

HTC Leo Confirmed To Have 4.3-Inch Multi-Touch Capacitive Display, Makes Touch Diamond 2 Look Small

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There's not much left to say here, but the HTC Leo really does make the HTC Touch Diamond 2 look puny to say the least. The Leo has a simplistic design on the front since the 4.3-inch multi-touchscreen capacitive WVGA display takes up almost all of the room on the front - it's almost borderless. Anyways, check out the Ai.rs blog here, because they have the phone in their possession right now. Looks like WinMo 6.5 will really have multitouch support built-in which is amazing.

Update: Make sure to scroll down just a bit more because there's now a video preview of the HTC Leo - thanks to Ai.rs blog and WMPowerUser.


RAmos Set To Announce 1080p-Capable Rockchip MID Running Android on September 25th

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According to the latest rumour, RAmos is going to be releasing an MID with a chipset which capable of pumping out 1080p-capable videos. This MID could also be running Android  - the same one we've been seeing for a while - so that's definitely something to look foward to. This MID is expected to be announced at their event on September 25th (my birthday), so we'll have to wait and see what happens.

[Slash Gear]

Asus UL80 and N61Vg Notebooks Fondled

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Asus has just unveiled two more notebooks, the UL80 and the N61Vg. The UL80 will feature: a 14-inch display, an Intel ULV SU7300 CPU, "Asus Turbo33 tech to provide 30% or more processor speed improvement", and Nvidia GeForce G210M graphics. The N61Vg will be a multimedia notebook and will have: a 16-inch HD display, Altec Lansing speakers with SRS Premium surround sound, a 500GB HDD, a multitouch trackpad that supports gestures, and Nvidia GeForce G240 graphics. Check out Engadget's hands-on with these notebooks here.

Asus UL80 and N61Vg: Slash Gear

Alltel Now Selling LG AX310 Flip Phone For $30

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There's nothing too interesting about this handset, but the LG AX310 flip phone is now available on Alltel for $30 USD after a $30 mail-in rebate on a 1-year contract. This is your fairly standard flip phone, so it has a 1.3MP camera and is now available in black and red.


Nokia N86 Now Available In US on Amazon For $469 -- Flagship Stores For $499

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Finally! The Nokia N86 with an 8MP camera is now available in the US. You already know about this handset, so I probably don't need to mention that it has a 2.6-inch OLED display. Anyways, Amazon has this handset up for $469 USD and Nokia's flagship stores have them up for $499. Check out the cheaper Amazon listing here.


HP and Dr. Dre Create Black Limited Edition Envy 15 Notebook

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It was only a couple of days ago that we got our first look at the MacBook Pro-like HP Envy 15. Well now we're hearing that Dr. Dre and HP are teaming up to make a limited edition black model to this notebook and I think it looks sexy. There's not much to say here, so just enjoy the picture above and check out the link below if you want to see a couple more pictures.


Bell Canada's Palm Pre Drops To $150 At Best Buy

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Boasted to be the "best phone available right now" the Palm Pre's price has just been dropped on Best Buy. Right now, it's only $149.99 CAD on a 3-year contract on Best Buy's website, so check it out here. By the way, it looks like you're going to have to sign up for a plan in which you have to pay $45 monthly - Voice and Data Plan.

[Mobile Syrup]

Fido LG GB250 Appears To Be Available Now -- According to Best Buy

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Although it's not available yet, Best Buy has an interesting new handset on their website. This is the LG GB250 that looks like it will be released on Fido pretty soon. This flip phone has a 1.3MP camera with video capabilities and an FM radio. This handset appears to be available for $34.99 CAD on a 2-year contract and $174.99 off-contract. This handset doesn't look like it's available online, so if you're interested you should call your local Best Buy and confirm that they have it. However, you can always check the Best Buy listing online here.

[Mobile Syrup]

LG BL20 Shows Up In a Couple of Colours; LG GW300 Reveals Itself

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This news may not be all that exciting, but the LG BL20 has just been seen sporting a couple of new colours - seen above. This handset is part of the New Chocolate line-up, but appears to be targeting mid-end users.

The other handset that appeared is the LG GW300. This handset will have: a QVGA display, a QWERTY keypad, a 2MP camera, a 3.5mm headphone jack, a microSD card slot, but no 3G support. The good news here is that it will cost only 100 euros (about $147 USD), so it'll be one of the cheapest smartphones available.

[GSM Arena]

mintpass mintpad PMP Now Available For About $230

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mintpass is working on mintpad and I've talked about it before, but it looks like you can now order it. With this PMP, you'll be getting: a 2.86-inch touchscreen display, 4GB of internal storage, a microSD card slot, WiFi, a 1.3MP camera, Windows CE 5.0 Professional, and a battery long enough to last 30 hours of audio / 5 hours of video playback. You can now order this PMP here for 139 pounds ($227 USD).

[Slash Gear]