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Alienware M17x R3 Notebook Leaks With Unannounced ATI Radeon HD 6970 GPU

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A new leak has just outlined Alienware's latest notebook, the M17x R3. Apparently, this notebook will be a 17-inch model, ATI Mobility Radeon 6870 / 6970 GPU options, and even Wireless HD which is pretty awesome. Other specs are said to be an optional 3D display along with a 9-cell battery. CPU is unknown right now but you can expect a Core i7 of some kind inside of this. The release date is still unknown right now, but if it doesn't launch this year then you can expect it at CES 2011.


Sony Ericsson "Anzu" Gets Pictured, Packs 4.3-Inch Display and Gingerbread; Launching Q1 2011

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There's a few companies out there that are back in the game thanks to Google's Android OS. One of them is Sony Ericsson and, apparently, they have a new smartphone in the pipe for Q1 2011. The smartphone (pictured above) is said to be the "Anzu" and it reportedly features a 4.3-inch display (a bit bigger than the 4.1-inch display on their X10), an HDMI output, a "very, very slim" body, and Android "Gingerbread". As you can see, it looks quite similar to the XPERIA X10 and that's not that much of a big deal. Let's really just cross our fingers and hope that the software is on point.

Update: Yes, the photo above is the "Anzu" but it's just running Eclair at this point. The rumour mill is swirling around and mentions that this new flagship device could be launching as the X12 - they really like to skip numbers. Apparently, this could also launch with Honeycomb but knowing Sony Ericsson my bet's on it shipping with Gingerbread still.

[Android Central]

Telus Releases the Samsung Evergreen For $29, It's Eco-Friendly

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Telus looks like they're going the eco-friendly route with their latest handset. The Canadian carrier has just released the Samsung Evergreen for $29.99 on a 3-year contract, $49.99 on a 2-year contract, $99.99 on a 1-year contract, and $149.99 contract-free. This handset is packed with a box made up of 80% recycled materials, while the phone itself is made of 70% recycled plastic.

The Evergreen features a 2.4-inch QVGA display, a slide-out QWERTY keyboard, a 2MP camera, and a microSD card slot.

[Mobile Syrup]

Virgin Mobile Canada Getting the White BlackBerry Bold 9780 Soon

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Virgin Mobile, of course, is going to launch the BlackBerry Bold 9780 smartphone in Canada too and it looks like they'll be getting the [sexy] white model that people love. This will be available through Best Buy for $124.99 on a 3-year contract and $499.99 contract-free. That's some pretty sweet news! Check it out on Best Buy Canada right now.


BlackBerry Playbook Rumoured To Be Making a Splash In February 2011, Cost Under $500

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There's a new rumour going around about the launch of the BlackBerry Playbook tablet. Trinidad & Tobago's TSTT's Jay Alvi has mentioned that RIM intends to launch the Playbook in February 2011, which qualifies as early 2011. This tablet should give the others a run for their money, at least, that's how it stands on paper. The Playbook features a 7-inch capacitive touchscreen display with a 1,024 x 600 resolution, a 3MP front-facing camera, a 5MP camera on the back, 1GB of RAM, a dual-core 1GHz CPU, and a new OS made by QNX.

Update: Business Week has actually pointed out that that RIM's Playbook tablet will be hitting the market for less than $500 to challenge the iPad head-on. Of course, that could mean a $499 price tag (unlikely though) so we'll just have to wait and see.

Update: According to The Next Web, RIM plans to ship the Playbook in Q1 in North America and in other regions in the second half of the year. Price is said to be $499.


LG Breeze Hitting Koodo Mobile On November 15th, Pearl 9100 Delayed Until January

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It looks like Koodo Mobile is almost ready to release their next handset, the LG Breeze (GW520). This handset will reportedly be hitting the carrier on November 15th for $200 contract-free or $50 on the Tab. This handset sports a 2.8-inch display, a slide-out QWERTY keyboard, a 3MP camera, a microSD card slot, and Bluetooth support.

In addition to this news, Mobile Syrup has pointed out that the BlackBerry Pearl 9100 actually won't be hitting the carrier until January 2011, which is sad to hear.

[Mobile Syrup]

Palm Pre 2 Hitting the UK Unlocked On November 12th

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HP was rumoured to be launching the pre-orders for the WebOS 2.0 based Palm Pre 2 on November 8th on their website but that hasn't happened yet. Fortunately, for folks in the UK, HP has just announced that an unlocked model will be available in the UK this Friday, November 12th. This smartphone is a step up from the original Pre with a 1GHz CPU and the upgraded OS, but it was kind of sad that the Pre 2's hardware wasn't upgraded all that much..


12.5-Inch Lenovo IdeaPad U260 Ultraportable Leaks With Core i3 / i5 ULV CPU

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A new notebook from Lenovo has just leaked - but it was quickly pulled. This is the IdeaPad U260, which is a 12.5-inch ultraportable notebook. It's said to feature an Intel Core i3 / i5 ULV CPU, WiFi / Bluetooth 2.1 support, 4GB of RAM, VGA / HDMI outputs, a 320GB HDD, and a 4-cell battery. The body is quite thin at 0.71-inches and it reportedly weighs just 3.04 pounds. The price and release date is still unknown but if you're into Lenovo's style of notebooks then you might want to give this one a wait.

Rogers Releases the BlackBerry Bold 9780 For $149

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In case you're on Rogers you might want to know that the BlackBerry Bold 9780 is now available for you to purchase. This smartphone has finally hit Rogers for $149.99 on a 3-year contract and $499.99 contract-free. Of course, Telus already released this yesterday for $50 cheaper but I won't judge. Anyways, check it out on Rogers whenever you're ready.

AT&T Now Taking Pre-Orders For the WP7 LG Quantum

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If you love LG and Windows Phone 7 then you might want to take a look at the Quantum which you can now pre-order through AT&T. This handset will cost you $199.99 on a 2-year contract and $499.99 contract-free, which means that you definitely have other options being priced so high. As usual, the decision is yours!

Verizon Delaying the Launch Of the Samsung Continuum Until Nov. 18th

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Officially announced yesterday it looks like the Samsung Continuum on Verizon has been delayed for a week. Phone Arena has just mentioned that this dual-display packing smartphone might not launch until November 18th, says internal documents. This isn't the worst news in the world, but you might have to wait a bit longer for this sweet Galaxy S variant.

Samsung Zeal Now Official, Hitting Verizon On Nov. 11th For $79; Just a Black Alias 2

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Verizon has just made their latest handset official and it's the Samsung Zeal which actually hit the website a bit prematurely this morning (here). Like I said, since then they've made it official and it'll be launching on Thursday, November 11th for $79.99 on a 2-year contract. The bad news about this handset is it's just a black Samsung Alias 2 - that's what Engadget says. If you're interested in the e-ink action then your wait is only two days.

Bell Getting the Red BlackBerry Torch and the BlackBerry Style (9670) On Nov. 23rd

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Coming from Berry Review, is word on two upcoming RIM smartphones coming North of the border. The leaked image above says that the red BlackBerry Torch and the BlackBerry Style (9670) will be hitting Bell in Canada on November 23rd - after shipping to stores on November 15th. Both smartphones are launching on the same day so if you like the different colour or the new "style" then you should wait for them. The Torch will be available for $179.95 on a 3-year contract while the Style will cost you $399.95 contract-free. The Style will be shipping with a 8GB microSD card in the box, which is a bit more good news.

I guess this just about confirms that the white Torch should be exclusively hitting Rogers.

Rogers Stores Start To Get Their Nokia N8 Shipments, Now Official and the Launch Is Coming Up

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In case you're interested in the Nokia N8 then you should know that its launch should be right around the corner. Mobile Syrup has just pointed out that a couple of Rogers stores have started to receive their shipments of this handset. Rogers should be launching it very soon for $79.99 on a 3-year contract, $349.99 on a 2-year contract, $399.99 on 1-year contract, and $449.99 contract-free.

In case you forgot, the Nokia N8 features a 3.5-inch AMOLED display, a 680MHz CPU, 16GB of internal storage, a microSD card slot, WiFi / Bluetooth support, a 3.5mm headphone jack, a 12MP AF camera with a xenon flash (Carl Zeiss lens) and 720p HD video recording, and the Symbian^3 OS.

Update: According to BGR, the Nokia N8 has been officially announced by Rogers in Canada. Prices have been confirmed and they're exactly what is listed above. Check out the official word from RedBoard.

Android-Based Streak MID Now Available For $549 Unsubsidized On Dell Canada

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Rogers should be offering it soon but if you're interested then you can now get the Android-based Streak MID on Dell's own website unsubsidized. Check it out on Dell where you can now get one for $549.99 contract-free. Rogers should launch this one soon so you should see it in their stores and on their website for $149.99 on a 3-year contract.


BlackBerry Storm 3 Codenamed Monaco, Montana To Be the Touchscreen Bold (aka 99xx "Pluto")?

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There's a couple of new rumours going around regarding some future smartphones from RIM. First off, there's said to be a BlackBerry Storm 3 which is being codenamed as the Monaco internally. Specs are still unknown right now so you'll have to wait around for that important information. All that you can take out of the rumour right now is that there will be a Storm 3 - if this rumour turns out to be true. Keep in mind that the supposed Storm 3 image that leaked in September did have a sticker of a giant "M" on it - this could be reaching a bit.

What could be the more exciting smartphone is what's being rumoured as the BlackBerry Montana. This smartphone is said to be a touchscreen Bold so you can think of this as the 99xx or the Pluto. You should definitely take these with a grain of salt because neither rumour has been confirmed at this point - not even by CrackBerry or BBLeaks.


Verizon's Motorola DROID Pro Up For Pre-Sale, DROID 2 Global Available For $199

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Continuing the DROID onslaught is Verizon putting up a few smartphones on their website. This includes the Motorola DROID Pro and the DROID 2 Global. The former is on pre-sale until the 18th which is when it'll be available and the latter is available right now for $199.99 on a 2-year contract. Both of these smartphones are world phones so you can use them where ever you want thanks to the quad-band GSM connectivity that they also feature. And yes, the DROID 2 Global does have a CPU clocked at 1.2GHz! Check out the DROID Pro on Verizon's website (here), while the DROID 2 Global is up in white (here) and black (here).

[Engadget, Phone Arena]

LG Cookie Plus Hits Koodo Mobile In Canada For $25 On the Tab

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With all of the announcements yesterday you may have missed something. Well, we definitely did. Koodo Mobile actually released a handset yesterday, the LG Cookie Plus. This is available for $25 on the Tab and $175 contract-free. This isn't their best handset, but it's a decent mid-level one that they have now. Good enough for the teens unless they're into the while BlackBerry craze.

[Mobile Syrup]