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Acer Announces the Android-Based 3.2-Inch Liquid Mini

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Acer has just revealed their second Android phone of the day and it's the Android 2.2 powered Liquid Mini. This one features a 3.2-inch display with a 320 x 480 resolution, a 600MHz Qualcomm 7227 CPU, 512MB of RAM / ROM, a 5MP camera, DLNA, 3G, a microSD card slot, WiFi / Bluetooth / GPS support, and an FM radio. This handset will be available in April for an undisclosed price in five colours: blue, white, pink, yellow, and black.

[Tech Radar]

Samsung Canada Says the Nexus S and WiFi-Only Galaxy Tab Are On the Way

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Samsung Canada has reportedly announced that they'll be launching two devices in the coming months. It's going to be the Google Nexus S, which should be hitting Best Buy's across the nation, and the WiFi-only Galaxy Tab. Of course, the Galaxy Tab is already available on Rogers but this one will be an unsubsidized model. About the Nexus S, this will be the first Android handset in Canada running on "Gingerbread" but we still have no clue which carrier it will be hitting. The device doesn't even have support for HSPA+ so it doesn't really matter. Launch dates are still unknown but the Galaxy Tab will be here in late Q1 / early Q2.

Samsung Nexus S Coming To Canada: Mobile Syrup
WiFi-Only Galaxy Tab Coming To Canada: Mobile Syrup

Dell Updates Alienware M17x and XPS 17 Notebooks With Full HD 3D 120Hz Displays and Intel Core 2011 CPUs

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Of course, Dell has updated their own share of their notebooks. This includes the Alienware M17x and XPS 17 notebooks which can now be upgraded to have 3D displays. Of course, they have options for Intel's new Core 2011 CPUs and they also pack 17-inch Full HD displays with a 120Hz refresh rate and Nvidia's GeForce GT 555M graphics. If you get the 3D model, then you'll need to get a pair of Nvidia's shutter glasses as well - right now we don't know if Dell will be nice enough to include one pair. The M17x will be available for as little as $1,499 on January 10th, while the XPS 17 will cost yo $1,449 and will arrive on February 1st.


Verizon Officially Announces the Samsung SCH-i520, LG Revolution, HTC Thunderbolt, and Samsung Galaxy Tab 4G

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Verizon announced a bunch of 4G devices at their press conference today and they include the Samsung SCH-i520 (which doesn't have a name yet), the LG Revolution, HTC Thunderbolt, and the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4G. First up is the SCH-i520 from Samsung which features a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED+ display, an 8MP rear-facing camera with a flash, a 1.3MP front-facing camera, a 1GHz CPU, and Android 2.2 with the Touchwiz UI. Price and release date is still unknown for this one.

The second new smartphone the carrier revealed is the LG Revolution (above on the right). This one features a 4.3-inch display along with Android 2.2 with support for video chat, and you'll be able to use it as a mobile hotspot as well. Clearly, the complete spec sheet wasn't announced but we should know it before the event closes.

The third smartphone that has been made official today is the HTC Thunderbolt (above on the left). This features a 4.3-inch WVGA display, an 8MP camera with HD video recording, DLNA, WiFi / Bluetooth support, a 1GHz Snapdragon CPU, video chat, and Android with the new Sense UI.

Update: Android Central has just mentioned the full spec sheet for the Thunderbolt. Other specs I missed include: a 32GB microSD card in the box, integrated Skype, a built-in keyboard, Dolby / SRS surround sound, and you'll be able to use it as a mobile hotspot.

Verizon has announced another device and this time it's a tablet. This one's the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4G which obviously has LTE connectivity for the carrier. It's basically a slightly improved Galaxy Tab. It features the same 7-inch display and also has a 1.2GHz Hummingbird CPU along with a 5MP rear-facing camera (up from 3.2MP on the original model). Price and release date for this one is also unknown which is a common thing at CES.

Samsung SCH-i520 Now Official: Engadget
HTC Thunderbolt and LG Revolution Now Official: Engadget
Samsung Galaxy Tab 4G Now Official: Engadget

Dell Announces the Venue; 4.1-Inch AMOLED, 8MP Camera, and Android 2.2

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Yes, that's right folks! Dell has officially announced the Android-based Venue - not to be confused with the Windows Phone 7 powered Venue Pro. This features a 4.1-inch Gorilla Glass AMOLED display, a 1GHz CPU, an 8MP camera, Flash 10.1 support, and Android 2.2 with the Stage UI. Dell has promised that they'll give us more details in a few weeks so maybe we'll be seeing this one again at MWC.


Dell Streak 7 Gets Official With Tegra 2 and HSPA+, Headed To T-Mobile USA; Streak 10 Teased Too

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Dell and T-Mobile have officially announced the Streak 7 tablet. This one's running Android 2.2 on a 7-inch Gorilla Glass display and will be available in a few weeks. Specs include a 1.3MP front-facing camera, 16GB of internal storage, a dual-core Tegra 2 chipset, and HSPA+ connectivity which should give you 42Mbps speeds since the carrier is planning to double their speeds by the end of the year. This is just one of the 25 HSPA+ aka 4G devices that T-Mobile USA plans to launch this year.

Update: According to another Engadget post, Dell actually pulled out a 10-inch Android tablet called the Streak 10. This one is going to be sporting the Stage UI as well. No details right now but it'll apparently launch next year which is a long time from now. It should have standard specs like a docking port, a front-facing camera, and a headphone jack whenever it does launch. Hopefully, it'll actually be this year.


Lenovo's Android Phone Spotted At CES, Should Be Announced Shortly

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Lenovo has already officially unveiled their LePad / U1 Hybrid tablet notebook device and it looks like they also have an Android phone in the works which is expected. This handset reportedly features a 3.6-inch WVGA display, a 5MP AF camera, a microSD card slot, 8GB of internal storage, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and a 1,500mAh battery. Lenovo has mentioned that they're trying to get this one to the US but no carrier has agreed to release it yet so I wish them all the best.

Huawei Announces the IDEOS X5 Android Smartphone; Hitting Hong Kong, Singapore, New Zealand, and US

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Huawei has just unveiled one of their best Android phones to date. Dubbed the IDEOS X5, this handset features a 3.8-inch WVGA capacitive display, a Qualcomm 800MHz MSM7230 CPU, a 5MP camera with HD video recording, a VGA front-facing camera, 4GB of internal storage, HSPA / WiFi support, Bluetooth, GPS, an FM radio, Flash 10.1 support, Swype, a 1,500mAh battery, and Android 2.2 "Froyo". This handset will reportedly be hitting Hong Kong in about a week and you can also expect it in Singapore and New Zealand by the end of the month so you can look out for someone to get their hands-on this one soon. Yes, this one will be hitting the US, we just don't know when.

Velocity Micro Unveils 7, 8, and 10-Inch Android Tablets At CES

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Velocity Micro was another company that brought their fair share of tablets to CES. They've introduced the 7-inch Cruz Tablet L37, 8-inch P38, and the 10.1-inch L510 and they're all running Google's Android OS. Differences? Starting with the L37, it features a 1,024 x 600 resolution, WiFi 802.11n support, 4GB of internal storage, dual-cameras, GPS, Bluetooth 2.1 support, a microHDMI port, and optional 3G. The P38 is pretty much the exact same tablet but actually features a slightly better 1,024 x 768 resolution display.

Last, but not least, there's the Cruz Tablet L510. This one's the best of the trio. It features a much better 1,366 x 768 resolution display along with Nvidia's Tegra 2 chipset. The sad part about all of this is that the company has decided that they'll be launching these tablets pre-installed with Android 2.2 / 2.3 and not "Honeycomb" which is a bit sad. Price and release dates are still unknown as well.

Sony Unveils VAIO YA, YB, and S Series Notebooks At CES Presser

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Sony unveiled a bunch of new products last night and we'll talk about their various notebooks here. The first one is an 11.6-inch VAIO YB Series notebook which will feature a new AMD E-350 APU, 320GB / 500GB HDD options, up to 4GB of RAM, and Windows 7 Home Premium. The base model will be going for $549 but it only features 2GB of RAM and just the 320GB HDD. The company has also revealed the new VAIO YA Series notebook which features an Intel Core i5 CPU and will be available for $749.

That's not all though. Sony also revealed a new 13.3-inch VAIO S notebook. This one features a new Core i3 CPU, WiDi, and it's all wrapped in a nice magnesium body. Price and release date for this one are unknown right now.

Amazon Taking Pre-Orders For the Eee Slate EP121 Windows 7 Tablet

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The just-announced Asus Eee Slate EP121 has just found its way onto Amazon for pre-orders. As expected, it's going for $999 and that's quite a bit to pay for a tablet. Luckily, beneath the 12.1-inch display you'll find an Intel Core i5-470UM CPU, 4GB of RAM, a 32GB SSD, and Windows 7. The 64GB model will cost you $1,099 so it is $100 cheaper. At this price, you might as well get a full-fledged notebook - at least, that's my opinion. Check it out on Amazon if you're still interested.

Acer beTouch E210 Brings QWERTY Keyboard and Android 2.2 Together

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At CES, Acer has announced a bunch of devices so far and you can add another one to that list. Their first smartphone of the event is the beTouch E210 which is running Android 2.2. This features a 2.6-inch touchscreen display, a QWERTY keyboard, HSDPA/HSUPA connectivity, a 416MHz ST Ericsson PNX6715 CPU, 512MB of ROM, 256MB of RAM, a 3.2MP camera, WiFi / Bluetooth / GPS support, a microSD card slot, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and an FM tuner. Apparently, this one will be hitting the UK on March 11th but the price hasn't been mentioned yet.

[Slash Gear]

Panasonic Unveils Android-Based 4, 7, and 10-Inch Viera Tablets At CES

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Panasonic has just unveiled three of their new Viera tablets at CES and they're actually set to be a TV companion. They're all Android-based and hook up wirelessly to the TV [and other devices] using Viera Connect. These tablets will come in 4, 7, and 10-inch models but the rest of the hardware is the same. Pricing and the release date are still unannounced so we'll have to wait for that.


Microsoft Reveals the Touch Mouse, Launching This June For $79.95

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Microsoft didn't announce much at CES last night but they have unveiled their latest mouse. Dubbed the Touch Mouse, this one will be battling against Apple's Magic Mouse in the world of mice. This mouse reportedly supports a bunch of different multitouch gestures like flicks, pinch-to-zoom, and panning. This will be available this June for $79.95.


Toshiba Gearing Up 40 and 50-Inch Glasses-Free 3DTVs For the US This Year

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Toshiba may already have their glasses-free 3D TV, the 20GL1, on the market right now in some places in the world but it looks like it will also be hitting the US sometime this year. We don't know exactly what it will look like but these glasses-free 3DTVs will reportedly be available in 40 and 50-inch models. They should be expensive so you better start saving up.


BlackBerry 4G Playbook Exclusively Hitting Sprint This Summer

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At CES, RIM showed off their BlackBerry Playbook a bit more. This time they announced that the BlackBerry 4G Playbook will be hitting Sprint in the Summer. Obviously, this will have 4G capabilities so it'll likely feautre WiMAX unless Sprint rolls out some new network which likely won't happen. Look out for it in a few months!