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Samsung's MID Has WiMAX, Nintendo DSi, Capcom Could Add More SFIV Characters, New Final Fantasy XIII Chracters, TI and Wind River Create Something

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We've already seen NVIDIA's attempts at the MID and now it's time to head over to Samsung. The SWD-M100D looks decent, boasting a slide-out QWERTY keyboard, 3MP camera, Bluetooth, microSD card slot and a TV out. This MID also has a 4.3-inch touchscreen, but was seen running WinMo 6.1, which is torture to use. It does have WiMAX, so i guess we can give it some kudos for that.

IGN released a statement before that the Nintendo DSi was going to be released on April 4 for $179.99 USD on this side of the world. Well, the real release date and price have just been announced. Oh, and did i mention a new colour? So, look out for the DSi on April 5 for $169.99 USD. In Japan, they released a black and white version of the DSi. Well in the US, there will also be 2 versions, it will be the normal black and a new blue model. It will be bundled with a "DS rhythm game" called Rhythm Heaven.

Apparently, a new statement from the Street Fighter IV development team said that they have already done the pre-texturing to a few more characters and that if the voice of the gamer is heard, they could add more characters, via patches. This is exciting news. Imagine getting some SFII characters into the mix, like T. Hawk or Dee Jay. Street Fighter IV looks like it will be a big game, so gamers let your voice be heard. Request more characters and Capcom will try their best to meet your demands.

3 more Final Fantasy characters have leaked: Gabo (Gabou), Lebro (Rebro) and Markie (Marquis). These names may not carry over to the English version. But, at least now you know that there were 3 new characters that were leaked. If you want to see the characters, go to this link, via ps3.qj.net.

TI as in Texas Instruments, not the rapper. And "something" refers to the device that you see on the left side and in the video below. I'm not sure what this device is and i don't really want to call it an MID, but that is what it looks like. Texas Instruments and Wind River have worked together to fuse this device together, the Zoom OMAP34x-II. This device has a solid 4.1-inch touchscreen, HDMI out, 16GB of memory, an 8MP camera, an SD card clot, and has a large QWERTY keypad. This Android-running device will have 2 models; One model will have Wi-Fi only and the other one has 3G, they will go for $1150 USD and $1399 USD, respectively. The high pricing of this device is where i question it. With $1000 USD you can get a laptop that is a much better device than this, but the video is definitely worth a look. The Android UI that it runs is amazing. Reminded me of Pre's innovative UI. Maybe the UI is a bit overdo-ing it though. The video is below, via Gizmodo.

Samsung's MID Has WiMAX (and picture): http://www.engadget.com/2009/02/18/wimax-equipped-samsung-swd-m100d-mid-spotted-at-mwc/
Nintendo DSi (and picture): http://kotaku.com/5155614/nintendo-dsi-dated-for-united-states-new-color-announced
Capcom Could Add More SFIV Characters (and picture): http://kotaku.com/5155560/if-theres-demand-capcom-could-add-more-sfiv-characters
New Final Fantasy XIII Characters (and picture): http://ps3.qj.net/Final-Fantasy-XIII-Team-Nora-s-three-new-members-introduced/pg/49/aid/128957
TI and Wind River Create Something (and picture): http://www.engadget.com/2009/02/18/texas-instruments-and-wind-river-do-up-android-right/
TI and Wind River's "Something" video: http://i.gizmodo.com/5155597/coolest-cellphone-interface-ever-is-also-absolutely-useless

Street Fighter IV, Samsung To Release At Least 3 Android Phones This Year, Samsung's Watch Phone, 3 INQ1 Is The Best Handset Of 2009

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The long-awaited sequel to Street Fighter III is finally here. Street Fighter IV has hit the shelves today. All the Street Fighter fans need to get this so that they can Hadouken and Shoryuken all of their friends. It makes me sad that i don't have a Playstation 3. I'm missing out on Street Fighter IV and Killzone 2, damn.

Unfortunately, Samsung didn't get to show their Android phones at MWC, but this was anticipated. Fortunately, fans everywhere are now rejoicing because Samsung says that "more than three" Android handsets will be coming by the end of the year. If they're Android handsets are touchscreen, i hope Samsung fixes the touch-y problems, like the ones on the OmniaHD.

You probably already know about LG's watch phone and may be looking to purchase it. Well, it's not going to be the only watch phone out because Samsung is showing off their own. The GT S-1100 looks like it'll have your standard touchscreen, Bluetooth and speakerphone, which is similar to LG's watch phone. There is no word on the price or when it will be released. But it could be a while, maybe you'll see it around next year.

3 UK's INQ1 was named the best handset of 2009. How they gave the award to this phone, i don't know. Wait, you've never heard of this phone? It's okay, me neither. At the GSMA awards, this phone (somehow) came out on top, beating out the likes of: LG KS360, T-Mobile G1, Blackberry Storm and the Nokia E71. Apparently, the phone won because it was tightly integrated with Facebook and last.fm and also supported Skype and Windows Live Messenger. All of that being said, i don't think this handset should've won. Terrible call.

Street Fighter IV (and picture): http://g4tv.com/thefeed/blog/post/693300/Street-Fighter-IV-In-Stores-Now.html?utm_source=g4tv&utm_medium=rssfeeds&utm_campaign=TheFeed
Samsung To Release At Least 3 Android Phones This Year: http://i.gizmodo.com/5155599/samsung-promises-more-than-three-android-handsets-by-end-of-year
Samsung's Watch Phone (and picture): http://www.engadget.com/2009/02/18/samsung-teases-wrists-with-gt-s1100-watch-at-mwc/
3 INQ1 Is The Best Handset (and picture): http://www.gsmarena.com/3_inq1_is_the_best_handset_for_2009_gsma_awards_announced-news-807.php