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Apple's Codenames For the Next-Generation iPod Touch and iPhone Get Revealed

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It looks like some hard diligent worker has just spotted the possible future iPhone and iPod Touch "codenames." Reportedly, the iPhone's codename is the N89 and the iPod Touch's is the N80. What does this tell us so far? Absolutely nothing, but I guess it's worth noting.

The K48 you see above is reportedly the iPad's internal name, just in case you were wondering.

[Engadget, Electronista]

LG Reveals EX Series LED-Backlit Monitors, Set For Korean Launch

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LG has just revealed their latest set of LED-backlit monitors and they'll be part of their EX Series. There are 3 models, the 20-inch EX205, the 21.5-inch EX225, and the 23-inch EX235. These monitors will be initially launched in Korea. All of these monitors features a 17.5mm bezel, a 1,500,000:1 dynamic contract ratio, and a 5ms response time. The prices for all of these monitors weren't mentioned.


Fujitsu LifeBook T900 Notebook Tablet Now Official and Available For $1,889

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We heard about it back in December and it looks like Fujitsu has just made it official. They made their LifeBook UH900 official earlier this afternoon, but they've also made a new notebook tablet official as well. I'm talking about the Fujitsu LifeBook T900. This notebook tablet features a 13.3-inch multitouch display, Intel Core i5-520M / 540M / Core i7-620M CPU options, 2GB of RAM, a 160GB HDD, integrated Intel graphics, a fingerprint scanner, a DVD burner, and Windows 7. You can actually head over to Fujitsu right now (here) and get it for a whopping $1,889.


Amazon and Newegg Cuts $30-$40 Off of the Microsoft Zune HD

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It looks like you can now find a black 16GB Zune HD for $189.99, which is $30 off the original price, thanks to both Newegg and Amazon. You can also get a Platinum 32GB Zune HD for $249.99, which is $40 off the original price. If you're interested you can get one now or maybe you want to wait for the rumoured Zune Phone. Check out the Amazon link here and the Newegg link here.


Fujitsu's LifeBook UH900 UMPC Now Available For $850

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Interested in the Fujitsu LifeBook UH900 UMPC? Well, the good news is that you can scoop it up now for as low as $850 USD. In case you forgot the UH900 features a 5.6-inch multi-touchscreen display, an Intel Atom 1.6GHz Z530 CPU, 2GB of RAM, a 62GB SSD, WiFi b/g/n / Bluetooth / GPS support, and Windows 7. Get it now because the MSRP is supposedly $999 and they're offering it for just $850 right now. Check it out on Fujitsu's own site here.


Sony Reveals Vaio W Netbook Series, Colourful and Core i5-Packing Vaio E Series Of Notebooks

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It looks like Sony has just revealed the Vaio E and Vaio W Series. The Vaio E Series looks like it will be a (customizable) colourful bunch of notebooks featuring a 15.5-inch display, 4GB of DDR3 RAM, Intel Core i3 / i5 CPU options, a chiclet keyboard, and an HDMI output. For $800 you can get this notebook with a 2.13GHz Intel Core i3 CPU and a 500GB HDD. You can upgrade it to fit an Intel Core i5 2.4GHz CPU and a Blu-ray drive into this notebook if you want. The pre-orders start right now, but it won't ship until March. Keep in mind that there'll be a $700 model in the future.

The Vaio W Series is nothing to brag about since it's your regular netbook. It features a 10.1-inch display, an Intel Atom N450 1.66GHz CPU, a 250GB HDD, 1GB of RAM, an integrated webcam, a microphone, and Windows 7 Starter Edition. The price for this netbook hasn't been mentioned yet but it should be available later this month.

Apple Secretly Launching the iPad With Front-Facing Webcam?

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At Apple's conference last week the iPad was unveiled. It doesn't look like it'll be a desirable device (although it will still sell), but maybe Apple has some tricks up their sleeve. The iPad isn't up for pre-order yet, but there are new rumours going around that the iPad actually has a front-facing camera. They just didn't show it off. This is unconfirmed at the time, but hopefully Apple will tell us sooner or later. The evidence is piling up.

Leaked Photo of the 4th-Generation iPhone? Is That a Front-Facing Camera?

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Could this be for real? Last week we saw the unveiling of the iPad, but we saw this picture pop up right before the official launch. Some people are starting to think that the iPhone on the iPad (in the picture above) could actually be the 4th-generation iPhone prototype. It's, basically, got the same look as the old models that's why this rumour didn't start up right away. In the close-up (below) you can see that this "prototype" looks like it could have a front-facing camera, but it could be something else of course. This iPhone also doesn't sport an aluminum bezel, but instead has some sort of plastic around it. When I first looked at it I figured that it was just a regular iPhone case, but that might not be the case.

Keep in mind that this is just a rumour right now, but if the next iPhone doesn't have a front-facing camera then the whole world will be surprised.

Intel Launching Atom N455 and N475 CPUs In Q3 With DDR3 RAM Support

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It looks like Pine Trail isn't done their Intel Atom line-up yet. Later this year, Intel will be launching the Atom N455 and the N475 which will be the same as the new Atom N450 and N470 CPUs except they'll have support for DDR3 RAM. The clock speeds will be the same, but you'll receive a significant boost in speed since DDR3 RAM is faster than DDR2. These two CPUs will launch in Q3 of this year.

Lenovo Roadmap Leaks Out; X201 Notebook Tablet and X201 / X201s / L400 / L500 / W701 Notebooks On the Way

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It looks like a new leakage has just been spotted and it's regarding Lenovo. In the roadmap you can see that they plan to launch a 12-inch X201 notebook tablet and the X201 / X201s ultraportables. There's also a 14-inch L400, a 15-inch L500, and a 17-inch W701 notebook in the works. All of these models are expected to run on Intel Core i3 / i5 CPUs. However, the 17-inch W701 will be using an Intel Core i7 CPU since we saw it hit the FCC way back in November.

Apple Refreshing Mac Pro Desktop Line-Up With Six-Core Intel "Gulftown" Core i7 CPUs?

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Hopefully you haven't bought a Mac Pro earlier this year because the latest rumour states that Apple will be updating their desktop Mac Pros this very month. Intel is set to launch the Intel Core i7-970 / i7-980X in the very near future (March), but Apple could have a short exclusivity on these new 32nm chips. These chips could reach speeds of 3.33GHz (more with overclocking) and feature six-cores with 12 threads and 12MB of L3 cache. If the refresh doesn't happen this month it'll happen next month - before the end of the quarter basically.

Toshiba Unveils Portege M780 Notebook Tablet With 12.1-Inch Multi-Touchscreen Display

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Toshiba has unveiled their latest notebook tablet, the Portege M780. It's got a 12.1-inch multitouch LED-backlit display with a 1,280 x 800 resolution and, as you can see in the image above, it can swivel around. The Portege M780 also comes equipped with Intel Core i3 / i5 CPU options, up to 8GB of DDR3 RAM, various HDD / SSD options, WiFi b/g/n / Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR support, two USB 2.0 ports, audio jacks, an integrated webcam, a microphone, and a fingerprint scanner. Of course, the OS is Windows 7 (although it doesn't look like it in the picture) and it comes with a DVD burner and a semi-rugged case that can withstand some spillage. The price hasn't been mentioned, but it should be available shortly.

Dell Announces Ultraportable Latitude 13 Notebook, Launching In a Couple Of Weeks

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Dell has just announced and unveiled their latest Latitude notebook. This one is the Latitude 13 which has a 13.3-inch LED-backlit display, an aluminum casing, your choice of a couple of ULV CPUs (Core 2 Duo, Pentium, and Celeron), and a 0.65-inch thin body. This notebook weighs 3.5 pounds so it's fairly light. Other features include WiFi 802.11n / 3G support, and even SSD options. This notebook will be available to order in a couple of weeks, but Dell didn't mention what the price tag will be.

RIM Launching BB OS 5.2 This Year, Working On BB OS 6.0 Already

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There's a new rumour going around that RIM is planning to launch BB OS 5.2 by the end of this year. Let's hope that includes their new mobile browser that should be on the way in a couple of months. RIM is also reportedly working on BB OS 6.0, but my guess is that it'll launch next year.


Microsoft Confirms Windows Mobile 6.5.3 With Sony Ericsson Aspen (Formerly the Faith)

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Remember the Sony Ericsson Faith? Well, that's exactly what you see above, except that Sony Ericsson has changed the named of this Greenheart QWERTY-packing handset to the Aspen. It's got Windows Mobile 6.5.3 on-board and is the first handset to do so - don't worry we'll see more at MWC. Other specs include: a 2.4-inch QVGA display, a 3.2MP camera, a 3.5mm headphone jack, a microSD card slot, WiFi / aGPS support, and 850MHz HSPA connectivity for AT&T 3G support.

This handset is scheduled to launch in Q2 of this year but the price wasn't mentioned. It'll be available in black and white.

Update: Fone Arena has just spotted the promo video for this handset so I'm embedded it below.

[Boy Genius]

Canada's Rogers Set To Launch Samsung CorbyPRO, LG KM555, and LG Pop

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It looks like Rogers is looking to launch a couple more phones in the future and they'll be priced under $50 on a 3-year contract which is great news. All three of these mid-end handsets should be launching soon. From left to right we have the Samsung CorbyPRO (B5310), the LG KM555, and the LG Pop (GD510).

The CorbyPRO features a 2.8-inch WVGA touchscreen display, a 3MP camera with video capabilities, WiFi / GPS support, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and a microSD card slot.

The LG KM555 features a 3-inch touchscreen display with a 240 x 400 resolution, a 3.2MP camera with video capabilities, 40MB of internal memory, a microSD card slot, WiFi / Bluetooth 2.1 + A2DP support, and a Stereo FM radio with RDS support.

The LG Pop features a 3-inch touchscreen display with a 240 x 400 resolution, a 3MP camera with video capabilities, and a microSD card slot.

[Mobile Syrup]

Samsung GT-S8500 To Be the World's First Bluetooth 3.0 Handset

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It's rare to find anything with Bluetooth 3.0 support these days, but it will be a normal thing in the future. For now, the first handset that looks like it will be getting the Bluetooth 3.0 treatment is the Samsung GT-S8500. Unfortunately that seems to be the only thing that seems to be desirable right now. We do know that this handset will feature EDGE / GPRS connectivity, a 3.1-inch OLED (probably touchscreen) display, and the TouchWiz UI. We don't know if this will be one of Samsung's first handsets running Bada but we'll hopefully see it at MWC in two weeks. Check out the Bluetooth SIG here.

[Engadget, Tech Tree]

Nokia Skipping Symbian^2; Symbian^3 In Q3, Symbian^4 In Q4 2010 Or Q1 2011, Maemo 6 H2 2010

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If you believe what Digitimes has to say then keep on reading. Apparently, Nokia is looking to skip Symbian^2 and they're planning to go straight into Symbian^3. This is great news because Symbian^3 will be coming in Q3 of this year and it will bring multitouch gestures to a handset near you. Along with that news, Symbian^4 is expected to launch at the end of this year or at the beginning of next year. Version 4 will likely be based on Qt so that the software will support both Symbian and Maemo simultaneously.

If you're still in love with the current Symbian there's no need to worry because Symbian S60 and S40 is here to stay but they'll be owning the cheap-end of the spectrum for Nokia. We all love Maemo 5 on the Nokia N900 and the good news is that we'll see Maemo 6 by the end of this year as well - hopefully on the successor to the N900. That's some pretty good Nokia news for the week.


Telus Rumoured To Be Launching the Motorola Milestone On February 15th

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It's unconfirmed at this time, but if you believe Mobile Magazine's tipster then February 15th is the date to mark on your calendar. The latest rumour has is that the 15th of this month will be when Telus releases the Motorola Milestone. It'll be running Android 2.0 so that's great news since all of the Android handsets in Canada still run 1.5 and 1.6. The price is said to be $199.99 CAD on a 3-year contract and $549 contract-free.

[Mobile Magazine]

BlackBerry Pearl 9100 "Striker" Spotted With T-Mobile / WIND Mobile 3G

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At this point we know that RIM is working on a successor to their Pearl line-up. Next up is the "Striker" 9100 handset and it looks like it has just been spotted with T-Mobile 3G connectivity in the US which is equivalent to WIND Mobile's 3G spectrum in Canada. Earlier rumours told us that it could be the first BB with WiFi 802.11n so this is shaping up to be a pretty good BB if you can put up with that keyboard.