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Verizon Releases Another DROID Advertisement, This One Owns Face.

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Awesome special effect here. This is Verizon's latest DROID advertisement. This ad should start airing this week, since November 6th is this Friday. Quit reading and watch it below.

[Boy Genius]

BlackBerry Tour Now Available On US Cellular For $199

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It looks like US Cellular has just launched the BlackBerry Tour. That means for $199.95 USD after rebates you can get it now, even though it comes without WiFi. Of course, you'll also be able to get it for $499.95 USD contract-free. Get it now if you want! Check it out on their website here.


250GB PS3 Slim Now Available In North America For $349

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In case you forgot, the 250GB PS3 Slim is now available in North America for $349 -- in Canada and in the US. If you're interested you can check out Canada's Best Buy listing here and America's Best Buy listing here. It's legit.

[Joystiq - PlayStation]

Bell Cuts the Price of the Palm Pre To $99.95

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Just two weeks ago, Bell in Canada cut the price of the Palm Pre to $149.95 CAD on a 3-year contract and now we're hearing that it'll get cut again tomorrow to just $99.95. This is likely because of their new slew of phones and their faster HSPA network. I'd rather get the Omnia II, iPhone 3GS, or the Nokia N97... just saying.

Update on November 4th: Yup, it's officially official. Check out the price drop here - found thanks to Mobile Syrup.

[Mobile Syrup]

Nokia X3 Gets Approved By the FCC, Launch Imminent?

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It looks like something that we haven't heard about for a while has just passed the FCC and it's the Nokia X3. This handset is a slider that features: a 2.2-inch QVGA display, a 3.2MP camera with a flash, a microSD card slot (2GB card in the box), stereo speakers, an FM radio, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and Bluetooth 2.1 support.

This is the US FCC filing so maybe it'll launch with a carrier, but it might not. If it doesn't it shouldn't be too expensive since we heard that it'll launch for just €115 ($169 USD) in Europe. Check out the FCC filing here.

[Unwired View]

Verizon Stores Opening At 7 or 8 In the Morning On November 6th For DROIDs -- Opening At Midnight In New York

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Verizon has just announced that most of their in-store locations will be opening a little bit earlier on November 6th thanks to the Motorola DROID - and the HTC Droid Eris. We heard about this a couple of days ago, but it's official now. Their stores will be opening at either 7 or 8 in the morning to satisfy your DROID needs.

Update on November 4th: According to Mobile Crunch, a limited amount of Verizon Wireless stores will be opening at midnight until 2 a.m. (on November 6th) to sell the DROID as well.

As far as we’ve confirmed so far, there’s only one store doing the midnight sale, and it’s right in the heart of New York. If you’re anywhere near the store (located at 134 W 34TH St, New York), go get your camping gear ready; there’s nothing like getting the object of your desire at midnight, excitedly playing with it for 2 minutes, and then caving to the utter exhaustion that standing out in the freezing cold midnight air will cause.

[Engadget Mobile]

Clove UK Has the XPERIA X10 (X3) Available For £460 Pre-Orders

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It looks like Clove UK now has the XPERIA X10 (formerly the X3) available for pre-ordering. It's £400 ($656 USD) and £460 ($754 USD) including VAT which is actually a bit cheaper than what I was expecting. It comes with Android 1.6, but let's hope that Sony Ericsson ships it with their Rachael skin over Android 2.0. Check out the pre-order listing here, it states that it'll be available in February of next year.


Acer Definitely Working On New Ultraportables For Q1 2010

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Acer has just mentioned that they're working on new ultraportables for Q1 2010, which really isn't all that surprising. These could be a part of their Timeline series and will likely utilize Intel's ULV CPUs. The battery life for these notebooks are expected to be around 8 hours.

Unknown Lenovo ThinkPad Spotted Running Windows XP -- Still Have No Clue What It Is.

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Yesterday, Engadget had an interesting photo of a next-gen ThinkPad that supposedly was a netbook of some sort. That same Lenovo ThinkPad has surfaced again today, this time turned on and running Windows XP. It could be a China fake. We're hearing that this could be the ThinkPad x100e / x200e.

Google Already Working On Android 2.1?

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Even though Motorola DROID is scheduled to launch with Android 2.0 on November 6th, it looks like Google is already cooking up Android 2.1. However, it is just a rumour, but according to the Analytics picture above, there are definitely a small amount of people testing it out. Android 2.1 may just be a fix for Android 2.0 if anything goes wrong, and we're hearing that it'll actually be available by the end of the year. Damn, Google, you're too fast.

TwitterPeek Now Official, Tweet However Much You Want For $200 On-The-Go

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Even though we've seen it listed on a couple of online retailer's websites for the past week, it's just been made official. The TwitterPeek will use T-Mobile's EDGE network to keep up with all of your Twitter needs. This device, clearly, has a physical QWERTY keyboard and supposedly a 4-day battery life. The best deal is likely $200 for free use forever and ever - however, you can get it for $100 for 6 months of free Twitter and then it'll cost you $8 monthly after that. Check out Slash Gear's review of the TwitterPeek, they mentioned that it's "sluggish and poorly featured."


4th Generation iPhone Midboard Now Available From China?

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Well, this appears to be another piece to the next iPhone. The "iPhone 4 Generation Midboard" signals off that - if this is real - the next iPhone will be slimmer, but actually a tiny bit shorter. I doubt that Apple would decrease the size of the screen, so it'll get rid of some bezel space. The next iPhone should be available in the Summer of 2010, but maybe this is signalling an earlier release date? I doubt it but you never know.

Eston N97 MID Has Nothing To Do With Nokia, 7-Inch Android MID That Pumps HD Video

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Eston has just announced their N97 MID -- and no, I'm not talking about a Nokia flagship handset here. The Eston N97 MID features a 7-inch touchscreen display, a Marvell PXA303 CPU, Android, and WiFi / 3G / Flash support. This MID will supposedly be able to pump out HD video, but we'll see if that's true in the future.

Acer Aspire Revo 3600 Nettop Sports Dual-Core Atom and Nvidia Ion, Pre-Orders For $330

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It looks like the Acer Aspire Revo 3610 is now available for you to pre-order. If you remember, this nettop is equipped with a dual-core Intel Atom 330 1.6GHz CPU, Nvidia Ion graphics, 2GB of RAM, an Ethernet / VGA / HDMI / eSATA / six USB 2.0 ports, a card reader, audio jacks, WiFi 802.11 n, a 160GB HDD, a wireless keyboard / mouse, and Windows 7. Check it out on NewEgg and J&R for $330 USD.

Creative Releases Android 1.6 For the Zii EGG PMP

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Creative has just released the Android 1.6 installer for their Zii EGG media player. However, it doesn't work all that well since there seems to be problems with the camera. That's all I can really tell you but if you're interested you can check out the video below.

Dell Mini 3iX Smartphone Runs Android and Has 3G / WiFi Support!

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A variant of Dell's Mini 3i smartphone looks like it has just been spotted in Brazil, the Dell Mini 3iX. The good news here is that it comes with WiFi and 3G connectivity, which is definitely welcomed. Other than that the specs are the same so there aren't any other surprises. Let's hope that AT&T is getting this handset and not the one without 3G and WiFi.

Acer Announces 18.4-Inch Aspire 8940 With Core i7 and Blu-Ray For $1,350

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Acer has just announced their latest notebook, the Aspire 8940. This notebook will be a desktop replacement with its 18.4-inch 1080p display and an Intel Core 1.6GHz i7 CPU. Along with those specs you'll also find: Nvidia GeForce GTS 250M graphics, a 500GB HDD, 4GB of RAM, an integrated webcam / 5.1-channel speaker system, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n, a multi-card reader, an HDMI / eSATA port, Windows 7, and an 8-cell battery.

The base price looks like it will be around $1,350 USD and it'll come with a 4x Blu-ray burner. Acer is going to be shipping this in the next couple of weeks.

[Electronista, Engadget]

Cowon iAUDIO 9 PMP Is Slim, Launching Mid-November In Japan and Europe

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In Japan, Cowon has just unveiled the iAUDIO 9, which is their latest PMP. This PMP is pretty slim, measuring in at just 8.9mm. The spec sheet includes: a 2-inch display with a 240 x 320 resolution, support for various file formats, an FM tuner, a microphone, TV output, 8GB / 16GB of internal storage, and it weighs 40 grams. It'll be available in mid-November for (8GB) 14,800 Yen ($161 USD) and (16GB) 17,800 ($194 USD).

Update: According to Engadget, this PMP should be available in Europe pretty soon for €180 ($265 USD).

Rogers Releases BlackBerry Bold 9700 and Android LG Eve (GW620); Fido Releases the Sony Ericsson T715a

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This week is pretty big for Canadians. Bell is launching their HSPA network tomorrow along with their slew of phones and Telus is going to do the same thing in two days. Well, to protect themselves a little bit, both Rogers and Fido have introduced some new handsets.

Rogers is now selling the BlackBerry Bold 9700 for $299.99 CAD on a 3-year contract, $499.99 on a 2-year contract, $549.99 on a 1-year contract, and $599.99 contract-free. Check it out on Rogers' website here.

Rogers has gone on to retail their third Android handset and LG's first. The LG Eve (GW620) is now available for $49.99 CAD on a 3-year contract, $299.99 on a 2-year contract, $349.99 on a 1-year contract, and $399.99 contract-free. Check it out on Rogers' website here.

Fido has also released a new handset, the Sony Ericsson T715a. This handset is now available for $50 on a 2-year contract or for $200 contract-free or prepaid. Check it out on Fido's website here.

You can check out all of their specs at each link below or you can just go right on ahead and go to their respected websites.

Rogers Releases BlackBerry Bold 9700: Mobile Syrup
Rogers Releases LG Eve (GW620): Mobile Syrup
Fido Releases Sony Ericsson T715a: Mobile Syrup

Sony Ericsson XPERIA X10 Gets Officially Announced, Coming First Half of 2010.

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Late last night, Sony Ericsson officially announced the Sony Ericsson XPERIA X10 - formerly the XPERIA X3. It'll have everything we've heard of before: the awesome 4-inch capacitive WVGA toucshcreen OLED display, an 8.1MP camera with an underwhelming LED flash, and a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon CPU. Yup, no physical keyboard, but as you can see Rachael is looking sexy. Rachael is what they're calling their customized Android skin.

The sad part about all of this news is that it'll be available in the first half of 2010, which is slightly different from the Q1 2010 launch that I was hoping for. We'll have to wait quite a while for this, but there's always something you can do in the meantime. Check out this Engadget link to see their hands-on of the handset.

Update: There's now a video below of the XPERIA X10, courtesy of Phandroid. Below the video you'll find the complete spec sheet. It'll likely ship with Android 2.0 though.

The Sony Ericsson XPERIA X10 at a glance
  • 8.1 megapixel camera
  • Up to 16x digital zoom
  • Auto focus
  • Intelligent face recognition features
  • Geo tagging
  • Image and video stabilizer
  • Photo and video light
  • Send to web (photo and video upload)
  • Smile detection
  • Touch focus
  • Video recording
  • Recent shot tray
  • Album art
  • Bluetooth™ stereo (A2DP)
  • Media player
  • Music tones (MP3/AAC)
  • PlayNow™
  • TrackID™
  • Bookmarks
  • Google™ search (from standby)
  • Web feeds
  • WebKit web browser
  • Sony Ericsson Timescape™
  • Speakerphone
  • Vibrating alert
  • Conversations
  • Email
  • Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync®
  • Picture messaging (MMS)
  • Predictive text input
  • Text messaging (SMS)
  • Auto rotate
  • Gesture control
  • Picture wallpaper
  • Touchscreen
  • 3D games
  • Media browser
  • Infinite button
  • Video streaming
  • Video viewing
  • YouTube™
  • Alarm clock
  • Calculator
  • Calendar
  • Flight mode
  • Infinite button
  • Office suite
  • Phone book with dialer
  • World clock
Location-based services
  • A-GPS
  • Google Maps™
  • Wisepilot™ turn-by-turn navigation* (free trial version)
  • 3.5 mm audio jack
  • Bluetooth™ technology
  • Micro USB connector
  • Synchronisation
  • USB support
  • Wi-Fi™
Preloaded applications
  • Sony Ericsson Timescape™
  • Sony Ericsson Mediascape
  • Sony Ericsson Home with clock widget
  • Sony Ericsson Sync
  • Android Market™ Client
  • Gmail™
  • Google Calendar™
  • Google Maps™ with Street View
  • Google Media Uploader
  • Google phone-top search
  • Google search widget
  • Google Talk™
  • Google Voice Search™
  • Network Location Provider
  • Set-up Wizard
  • YouTube™
  • 262,144 colour TFT touchscreen
  • 4.0 inches
  • 480 x 854 pixels (WVGA)
  • Scratch-resistant

  • XPERIA™ X10
  • Battery
  • Stereo portable handsfree
  • 8 GB microSD™ card
  • Micro USB cable for charging, synchronisation and file transfer
  • User documentation
  • Hi-Fi Wireless Headset with FM Radio MW600
  • Car Charger AN300
  • Screen Protector ET902
Facts 1)2)
  • Size: 119 x 63 x 13 mm
  • Weight: 135 grams
  • Phone memory: Up to 1 GB
  • Memory card support: microSD™
  • Memory card included: 8 GB
  • Operating system: Google™ Android Donut, version 1.6
  • Processor: 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon™ QSD8250
Availability and versions
  • Networks
  • UMTS HSPA 900/1700/2100
  • GSM GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900
  • UMTS HSPA 800/1900/2100
  • GSM GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900
  • Available in selected markets in Q1 2010
  • Sensuous Black
  • Luster White
[Engadget, Slash Gear]