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Acer Aspire Revo Set to Release On May 18 In the UK

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The Acer Aspire Revo looks like it is set for a May 18th release date, at least in the UK on Play.com. All of the above models have the Intel N230 1.6GHz Atom and will have a couple of differences. The £180 ($267 USD) model is the cheapest and has 1GB of RAM, an 8GB SSD, and will run on Linux. The £300 model, on the other hand, has 2GB of RAM, a 160GB HDD, and will run on Windows Vista Home Premium. For £50 more, you will bring in the Wii-features, like a 3D controller including 10 games. The most expensive £330 ($440 USD) model has the best features and includes everything, including a wireless mouse and keyboard. Hopefully us North Americans will receive this nettop on the same date as the UK, we all want the love too.


Pictures of HPs New External Blu-ray Drive; Looks Awesome

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A large picture above and a couple of them below. This is HPs new external Blu-ray drive that will be shipping with the HP Pavilion Dv2 notebook. All you have to do is look at it to tell that it is slim, sleek, and just plain awesome. One of the sexiest external Blu-ray drives I've ever seen.

[Crunch Gear]

Advent Children Complete To Be Released On June 2

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Expect Advent Children Complete to be available in North America starting on June 2nd of this year. Advent Children Complete will: be in 1080p Blu-ray video, have Dolby TrueHD 5.1 audio, be in English / Japanese / French and will have a bunch of subtitle options, including: English, French, Portuguese, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Thai, Arabic, and Dutch. Advent Children Complete will have a bunch of Final Fantasy VII features, a sneak peek at Denzel's animated film, complete trailers, and also a sneak peek at Final Fantasy XIII. I'm hoping that this sneak peek will be a playable demo and not just a bunch of cinematics, but we'll just have to see on June 2nd.

[Joystiq Playstation]

Palm Pre Touchstone Battery Charger to Cost $70?

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The latest leak has it that the "revolutionary" Touchstone dock charger for the Palm Pre will cost $69.99 USD. Recently, we heard that the Touchstone could be the first product of a whole line-up, but that's all we know. $70 USD seems kind of expensive for a charging dock, but that's probably how much Apple would sell it for if they had their own inductive charger.


Circuit City Could Be Owned By Systemax

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Systemax also owns TigerDirect and CompUSA, so Circuit City fans don't have to pout. Looks like the resurrection of the Circuit City website will be a reality soon. Apparently, Systemax will buy the Circuit City brand name and website for $6.5 million USD. Another company can outbid Systemax if they like, but they must do so before the May 11 close date.

[Crunch Gear]

Dell Smartphones to Hit China By the End of the Year?

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Although mobile carriers on this side of the world thought that Dell's smartphones were indifferent, that doesn't look to be the case overseas. Apparently, China Mobile has been "impressed" by Dell's efforts and they are really considering to release Dell's smartphones by the end of this year. We'll see how this turns out. I think it would be a great start for Dell if they could start in China and expand from there. As of right now, nothing has been confirmed for the future of Dell's smartphones, so we'll just have to sit here and wait.

[Tech Tree]

Palm Pre Spotted In The Wild

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Yes, you're looking at two teenagers that some of us on the Internet are envying. They are clearly holding the Palm Pre, in public!! No one knows how these two teenagers got it, but damn are they lucky - if it's real that is. They could either be Sprint employees or sons of Palm / Sprint employees or some other reason that I can't come up with, but no one knows. It just makes me mad and now I want one!!! Damn Canada!


The Legend of Spyro 3D; Spyro The Dragon Movie!!

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Ahh, good ol' Spyro the Dragon. I haven't played a Spyro the Dragon game for about 8 years or so and those were the fun old days. I miss Spyro, but I always preferred Crash Bandicoot over him. Anyways, it looks like Spyro will be making its way to the big screen with a movie called The Legend of Spyro 3D. It'll probably be one of those movies where you have to put those dorky 3D glasses on, y'know, for little kids. We'll see how this turns out, but to be honest, I'm actually interested in watching it. That is, if I find a job and have money to waste.


Sprint Launches Camera-Less BlackBerry 8350i

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Yes, Sprint has finally launched that camera-less BlackBerry that has been talked about for a while now. The BlackBerry 8350i drops the measly little 2 megapixel from the old Curve model. Other than that the specs are really the same, so it's more of a phone made for businesses rather than everyday consumers. It's also the same price as the old Curve, being $149.99 after a $100 mail-in rebate on a 2-year contract. Don't forget that it also has WiFi, so it's good that they didn't decide to pull that too.

[Boy Genius]

46-Inch JVC 3D HDTV For $7,000

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Yes, 3D-technology is expensive. This TV set, the JVC GD-463D10, will cost around $7,000 USD. The HDTV uses Xpol technology for it's 3D-ness and it requires you to wear those funky glasses, which I don't think is good at all. There are only 2 glasses included in the box, so that could be a bad thing if you're looking to deliver 3D to your whole family. Anyways, the HDTV has a 2,000:1 contrast ratio, 10,000:1 dynamic ratio, 3 HDMI ports, "10Wx2ch speakers and 1080/24, 50p, 60p, 50i and 60i support." The TV will first make its debut in Japan - no surprise - in the beginning of July for the aforementioned price of around $7,000 USD. The 3D HDTV is said to be released worldwide afterwards, but there are no release dates for when that will be. If you want to check it out head over to the NAB Show, which is taking place from April 18 - 23 in Las Vegas.

[Crunch Gear]

Apple Orders 4 Million Next-Gen iPhones?

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Off to the rumour mill we go and what do we find? Why, of course, new Apple rumours!! Apparently, they have placed an order for 4 million next-gen iPhones. In these orders there are 3 different / new models: one with EDGE, one with 3G, and one for the Chinese market. The report also states that "There will not be iPhone Nano and the new iPhone 2009 will be similar to the current iPhone 3G." Although it's not exactly grammatically correct, I think that this would be a huge let-down for some people. The same design for the next iPhone? If that is true, it looks like Apple ran out of designs for their next iPhone; they're going to have to do some explaining for that. Anyways, these next-gen iPhones are expected to be released by the end of this second quarter. We'll see how accurate this speculation is.

[Mac Rumors]

Windows 7 Leak Again; Build 7106

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It wasn't that long ago when we first heard that Build 7077 of Windows 7 was leaked onto torrents. The latest leak is from Build 7106 of Windows 7. Unfortunately, it's only in Simplified Chinese, but the English versions should be making their own leak shortly. So much for the Windows 7 RC being a 7100 build. It looks like it will be at least a  7200+ Build, but that's just my best guesses. We'll see, but I don't think the RC will be under 7150. Microsoft is really pushing their numbers here.

[Tech Spot]

The ZuneHD Could Be Real; Website For Proof

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The ZuneHD leak we saw a couple of days ago could very well be the real thing. If you go to ZuneHD.net you will see the nice logo above. It's unknown whether the site is real or not, but it could be. We'll just have to wait it out and see if it is.


Silver PS3 Controller This June?

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That's the latest rumour on the streets. It all originated from a certain GameStop employee who said that they will be receiving a shipment of PS3 DualShock controllers this June. Since the silver controller is coming this June, could it also mean that a silver PlayStation 3 could be on the way soon after that? It's a possibility. The silver PlayStation 3 is said to make a debut this year at E3, but we'll just have to see if that really happens.

[PS3 QJ]