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Palm Pre Launching in Mid-March [or May or June]?, USB-Based MIMO Monitors, Mission One To Be The World's Fastest Electric Motorcycle, Samsung T929 Memoir, 17-inch MacBook Pro Delayed

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There is no confirmed launch date for the Palm Pre, but someone has decided to step up and mention that we may see a March 15 release date. But, this is just a rumour. Boy Genius Report said that "they wouldn't bet on it [the release date]" and that they expect a May or early June launch date.

So, using DisplayLink technology you can use these 7-inch monitors using USB 2.0. These MIMO monitors have a contrast ratio of 400:1 and a resolution of up to 800 x 480. There will be 2 models: the UM-710 and the UM-740, which will go for retail prices of $129.99 USD and $199.99 USD, respectively. The models look the exact same, but the difference is that the UM-740 will have a microphone and also webcam and touchscreen capabilities. These monitors weigh a mere 1.3 pounds and will have the ability to be tilted into portrait or landscape mode, whichever one you want.

This motorcycle, dubbed the name Mission One is claiming to be the world's fastest 100% electric motorcycle. It will reach speeds of up to 150mph. The lithium ion battery recharges in only 2 hours and on one recharge, you will be able to travel for up to 150 miles. The motorcycle itself looks really good. Unfortunately, the availability or the price has not been mentioned yet.

The Samsung T929 Memoir is the American sibling to the Samsung M8800 Pixon. The Memoir's features include: an 8MP camera with xenon flash, a 3-inch touchscreen with a 720 x 480 resolution, 3G and Bluetooth support. This is the first 8 megapixel camera to hit the USA. It even comes with a decent price of $299.99 USD with a 2-year contract at T-Mobile. Awesome-ness, right?

The new 17-inch MacBook Pro will be delayed at least 2 more weeks; it's been delayed until February 19, at this point. Looks like Apple fans worldwide will have to wait for their extra-long [and non-removable] battery life. The MacBook Pro is not for me, as of right now. I have two laptops that i can alternate through, whenever i feel like, so there's no need for a third one.

Palm Pre Launching in Mid-March (and picture): http://www.engadget.com/2009/02/04/palm-pre-landing-mid-march/
USB-Based MIMO Monitors (and picture): http://www.macworld.com/article/138626/2009/02/mimo.html?lsrc=rss_main
Mission One Will Be The World's Fastest Electric Motorcycle (and picture): http://i.gizmodo.com/5146464/mission-one-to-be-worlds-fastest-electric-motorcycle
Samsung T929 Memoir (and picture): http://www.gsmarena.com/samsung_t929_memoir_appears_again_almost_official-news-772.php
17-inch MacBook Pro (and picture): http://www.engadget.com/2009/02/04/17-inch-macbook-pro-delayed-two-weeks/

Facebook Turns 5, Google Latitude and Chrome, Acer Smartphone, ASUS Nuviphone G60

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I've been using Facebook for about a year and a half now and it is hard to believe that it's already its 5th birthday today. Facebook will allow you to give a free virtual 'Thank You' gift to your friends. Facebook is now half a decade old with over 150 million members worldwide. In the above picture you will see how Facebook has evolved from its launch date's interface, to the current interface.

Google Latitude has just been released. It is an addition that you can have on your iGoogle page or also on your mobile phone. Although, some old mobile phones may not be supported, the vast majority of the mobile phone world are on this list: Windows Mobile, iPhone, Android, S60, Blackberry, etc. Google Latitude will let you share where you are and what you are doing with your friends. It looks pretty neat. I added it on my iGoogle, but i don't really know who i can share my information with, so it's not of much use to me. If you like to stalk your friends then this could be of use to you. This is a product that i believe has lots of potential. On a side note, Google has updated Chrome to version, which probably fixes very minor issues, since i haven't heard anything about it yet. I just came across it on Filehippo, since i'm going to download Firefox 3.0.6.

There have been some new leaked Acer smartphone pictures. The phone seems to have a portrait slide out QWERTY keyboard (see left picture). It looks like this phone has some weird swivel technology for this to be possible. Engadget points out that this design does have potential if you are also able to use the slide out QWERTY keyboard in portrait and landscape mode. It will be interesting to see what else this Acer touchscreen smartphone can do, since only the pictures were leaked to the Internet. Look forward to seeing more of this phone at MWC.

Garmin and Asus have formed the Garmin-Asus alliance to form all different kinds of smartphones. This includes the one you see in the picture on the left, dubbed the Asus Nuviphone G60. The G60's OS has not been finalized yet, but it looks like it will be a toss-up between Android, WinMo and Linux[?]. The Garmin-Asus alliance will be putting out several phones during the course of the 2009 year. We should also be expecting more than one model of a Garmin-Asus phone at MWC.

Facebook Turns 5 (and picture): http://mashable.com/2009/02/03/facebook-turns-5/
Google Latitude (and picture): http://blogoscoped.com/archive/2009-02-04-n78.html
Google Chrome Download Link: http://filehippo.com/download_google_chrome/
Firefox 3.0.6 Download Link: http://filehippo.com/download_firefox/
Acer Smartphone (and picture): http://i.gizmodo.com/5146003/acers-first-smartphone-has-awkward-style-solid-potential
Asus Nuviphone G60 (and picture): http://www.engadget.com/2009/02/04/garmin-asus-form-partnership-for-phones-nuvifone-g60-first-mo/