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Toshiba's Roadmap Leaks Future Devices: TG02, TG03, K01, K02, and L01

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Toshiba is pulling out all the stops with their future line-up - take a look at the roadmap above. The Toshiba TG01 is not even available yet and there are already talks about Toshiba's future devices, which is magnificent for us. It's no surprise that the TG01 will be a powerhouse (4.1-inch screen and 1GHz CPU on-board), but how could Toshiba top that device?

The TG (phone) line-up (TG01, TG02, and TG03) will all have the same: slim physical build (129 x 70 x 9.9mm), monstrous 4.1-inch touchscreen with a 800 x 480 resolution, and the 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon CPU. You can now basically check off the powerhouse section on your self-made checklist. The TG01 runs WinMo 6.1 while the TG02 and TG03 will run WinMo 6.5 and will be available by the end of Q3 2009. The Toshiba TG02: is splash-resistant (should've made it water-proof), has a 3.15MP camera, has GPS, and also has HSDPA support. The Toshiba TG03, on the other hand, will have a 5MP camera and 5.1-channel audio. Looks like the TG02 and TG03 don't disappoint feature-wise.
Moving right along, the Toshiba K01 and K02 will both run on WinMo 6.5 and will also have the Qualcomm Snapdragon 1GHz CPU which is just about amazing. The Toshiba K01 has a 4.1-inch capacitive touchscreen and has a slide-out QWERTY keyboard. I don't like the design but the fact that it has a slide-out QWERTY keyboard really turns me on. The Toshiba K02, on the other hand, has a clamshell design and sports a 3.5-inch resistive touchscreen display. "The Toshiba K02 has a secondary display and ten additional keys on its front - it's hard to tell but it may become Toshiba's Communicator." It also looks like the clamshell design reveals a QWERTY keyboard, but I'm not sure since the picture is fairly blurry. Both the K01 and K02 will have a 3.15MP camera and will also have HSPA support.
Last but not least it's the Toshiba L01. It is said to be a WinMo 6.5 device with the same 1GHz CPU that all of these Toshiba devices have. It has a 7-inch display, a detachable QWERTY keyboard, HSPA support, and what looks to be a stand of some sort. Since the L01 has such a large screen it could turn out to be an MID, so it's not a phone per say.

These devices look hot, so you can scroll up to double-check the roadmap to see when your favourite device will be available. I'm really excited that they all pack the same 1GHz CPU. The TG line-up looks amazing and I truly can't wait for all of these devices to be available. Thumbs up for Toshiba!!

[GSM Arena, Mobile Crunch]

Sanyo's 100-150-Inch 1080p Prototype DLP Projector

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This large DLP projector is a prototype from Sanyo. It is capable of displaying 1,920 x 1,080 (Full 1080p HD) resolution video. If you place the giant 93 x 20 x 25-inch (size-wise) projector 2 feet from the wall, you will be able to see 100-inches of HD video; if you back it up 1 more feet (from the wall), the projector will display 150-inches of goodness. This projector is supposed to have 7,000 lumens of brightness and it doesn't disappoint. There is no price on this DLP projector, but it shouldn't be in range for most of us.


New Windows Live SkyDrive Features

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Using Microsoft Silverlight, you will be able to arrange your Windows Live SkyDrive photos exactly how you went them by using the "Arrange Photos" option. I'm not a SkyDrive user, so I'm guessing that this is a new feature. I don't know why it wasn't a feature before because it sounds like something that should've been implemented already. Maybe that's just me?

[Windows Team Blog]

iPhone 3.0 OS Beta 3.0 Now Available

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For all of you iPhone users, the iPhone 3.0 Beta 3 is now available for download. Some visible updates are: "speed improvements, spotlight search saving, and minor MMS changes." Go check it out and give it a try!!


Samsung Propel Pro Now Available Through AT&T

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Just like AT&T announced, the Samsung Propel Pro is now available. It has a 2.55-inch screen, a slide-out QWERTY keypad, 3G, WiFi, aGPS, a 528MHz processor, 256MB of ROM, a microSD card slot (up to 8GB support), and runs on WinMo 6.1. It is now available through AT&T for $149.99 USD on a 2-year contract.

[Slash Gear]

Packard Bell 13.4-Inch EasyNote Butterfly Notebook

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A couple of days ago, Packard Bell showed off their Acer Aspire clones, the Dot S and Dot M netbooks. Today they are showing their fairly original 13.4-inch EasyNote Butterfly notebook. Along with the aforementioned screen, it will also have: Intel's ULV (Ultra Low-Voltage) CPU, an ATI Mobility Radeon HD4330 graphics card, a multitouch trackpad, optional 3G, your choice of either SSD or HDD storage, and a "promised" 8-hour battery life. I'm pretty sure that this notebook won't be able to give you 8-hours of battery life, but I'm hoping that it will be close to the 8-hour mark with the help of Intel's ULV processor. As of right now, there is no word on the price but it will be released solely to Europe, just like the netbooks are going to be.


First Non-Apple Monitor With Mini Display Port; The Collins America CinemaView

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Don't feel like paying Apple prices for their LCD monitors, well there's finally an alternative. Meet the world's first non-Apple monitor with Mini Display Port support. Collins America will have 3 CinemaView models available: a 19-inch display with a 1,440 x 900 resolution (priced at $299 USD), a 20.1-inch display with a 1,650 x 1,050 resolution ($399 USD), and a 24-inch display with a 1,920 x 1,080 resolution ($499 USD). The displays will all have 3 USB 2.0 ports, a stereo audio jack, but there are no signs of an integrated webcam. The monitors all have an aluminum body with a black finish, so it looks very Apple-like.

If you're interested, you can now reserve your own Collins America CinemaView LCD monitor at CinemaView.

[Slash Gear]

More Microsoft News; Windows Mobile Updates Will Be Easier And More Frequent

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"A new job listing for a Lead Software Development Engineer over at Microsoft seems to point to a much easier way for users to update their Windows Mobile devices." The new service will be called Device Update and it will unsurprisingly work like Windows Update does. Currently, Windows Mobile devices can only upgrade via firmware updates and apparently that's a slow process because it first has to be approved by carriers beforehand. As of right now, there has been no projected date of when Device Update will be available but Slash Gear points out that Windows Mobile 7 seems like a "likely time."

[Slash Gear]

Microsoft Cuts Off Windows XP Support Starting Today

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Luckily not entirely. Yes, Microsoft officially ends "mainstream support" for Windows XP - and Office 2003. Fortunately, Microsoft will still be distributing security updates until April 2014, so we all have lots of time. I'm definitely going to upgrade to Windows 7 so this doesn't matter to me.

[Tech Spot]

List of Companies Making Your Next iPhone

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DigiTimes has outlined the companies that are supposedly making the next iPhone. All of these companies are expected to begin shipping these parts by mid-May this year, for the supposed 5 million units by launch time.

While it may look like a solid list, it looks like most of this stuff is just so-outdated. A 3.2MP camera after 2-years? I think they should've upgraded it to at least a 5MP sensor. A lot of people on Engadget are currently bad-mouthing the iPhone's hardware specs because they seem to be out-dated. We'll just have to see if these hardware specs are in-line with the final device.


Wii MotionPlus Will Be Available on June 8 For $20

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Nintendo finally decided to unveil the release date and price of their upcoming Wiimote add-on, the Wii MotionPlus. The June 8 release date points out that it will be here just in time for a Canadian Summer. Although the Wii MotionPlus will be an extra $20 USD addition, Kotaku does make a good point. "With Wii Remotes pricing at $US39.99, $19.99 for a Nunchaku and now $19.99 for the Wii MotionPlus, that means it costs $80 for a full loaded Wii Remote." Looks like the Wii is not as cheap as you originally think it is.

On a side note, third party games for the Wii are just about awful, so everyone should go out and buy a PlayStation 3 now!

[Gizmodo, Kotaku]

Samsung S8000 Leaks Again; This Time Running Android!!!

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It's been a couple of weeks since we last saw the Samsung S8000 leak and today is a big, juicy day for this handset. Euroset.ru already has the S8000 up for pre-order for 470 euros, but the official release date or price has not been announced. Anyways, the Samsung S8000 has the same 5MP camera with autofocus and a dual LED flash from before, but this time we have a full spec sheet.

The 12mm thin Samsung S8000 will have a 3.1-inch AMOLED display with a WVGA resolution, FM radio, DivX playback, 2GB internal memory, a microSD slot, a standard 3.5mm headphone jack, 3G support, WiFi, aGPS, Bluetooth 2.1, and has USB connectivity. Possibly the best thing about this phone could be its OS. Android!! It will sport a new Android UI though, since it will have some 3D UI flavour to the mix.

I'm certainly excited for this device, but I wish it had a physical QWERTY keyboard. I'm willing to adapt as long as the touchscreen is on par with the iPhone's though. This looks like a sweet phone, I'm definitely putting this on my list for now.

[GSM Arena]

Samsung HMX-R10 is Tiny But Still Capable of HD Recording

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This tiny camcorder is the Samsung HMX-R10 that shoots HD video and will be available in Korea in the near future. The camcorder is just 12.5cm long and 4cm wide (4.9 x 1.5-inches) and uses an SDHC card slot (up to 32GB support) to store 1,920 x 1,080 video or 9MP still photos. The camcorder has 5x optical zoom and also has an electronical image stabilizer cause, let's face it, your hand isn't that steady. The 2.7-inch LCD touchscreen will allow you to tap on a certain portion you'd like to focus on - you can use your thumb if you're good enough. The handheld is also capable of shooting slow-motion (which is becoming a necessity) at 60, 300, and even 600 fps. Amazon currently has the camcorder up for $500 USD with an expected May 15th release date.


Sony's OLED Walkman Gets Dated and Priced

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Finally! We've seen it shown off at CES and we finally have the official news from Sony. So, the Sony NWZ-X1000 Walkman - with the OLED and all - will be available on April 25 in Japan. The 16GB model will be available for 40,000 yen ($400 USD) and the 32GB model will be 50,000 yen ($500 USD). Both of these models will be available in black or red, but unfortunately there still hasn't been an official announcement of when it will be available in US or Europe. For a so-called iPod Touch killer it seems too expensive. The spec sheet is decent, but that price tag is way too high.


MSI Wind U123 Notebook Line-Up; GX403 Gaming Laptop

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2 laptops from MSI have just been detailed. First off, the MSI Wind U123 will have 3 models: the U123, U123H, and U123T. The MSI Wind U123 netbook will have the same specs that were seen on April 1 (so it's no joke) and it will be seen as the "standard" model. The U123H, on the other hand, will have "a 3.5G (HSDPA) WWAN module." The U123T will have an integrated TV tuner, but as Engadget points out, it looks like there will be no way to get both the TV tuner and the 3.5G-ness. Don't forget to scroll down to read up on information regarding the MSI GX403 gaming laptop.

The MSI GX403 was also announced today and it is a gaming laptop. It has a 14-inch display (no word on if it will be HD though), a Centrino 2 Core 2 Duo processor, 4GB of RAM, a GeForce GT 130M graphics card, a 500GB HDD, an integrated 1.3MP webcam, a Blu-ray player, an HDMI port and WiFi. There is no word on when the laptop will be available and for what price. It'll probably have a US release, but no one knows when it will be. It has decent specs and a Blu-ray drive, so it could be a bit expensive.

[Engadget (Wind U123), Slash Gear (GX403)]

StumbleUpon Ditches eBay; Goes Back To Its Founder

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eBay bought StumbleUpon for $75 million USD 2 years ago and now they have split. StumbleUpon will now be standing on their own two feet without the help of eBay. StumbleUpon will now be under the power of Garrett Smith who is the founder of the service. I've never used StumbleUpon, but I plan to... soon. I don't really know what it's about so I can't really tell you much about it.

On a side note, I wonder if Skype will also be sold back to its original founders. Could this start a new trend for eBay?

[Tech Spot]

Android "Cupcake" Early-SDK Now Available

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Google has released an early look for their upcoming "Cupcake" version of Android. The cupcake version will have a couple of changes / upgrades, including the on-screen keyboard. Electronista writes:

Other changes are equally major and add video recording along with playback outside of YouTube, Bluetooth stereo audio and a much faster web browser with support for copying and pasting text. Many user interface elements have also received minor updates, and developers can now readily create their own widgets in addition to those that have already come with Android.

Keep in mind that this early-look SDK is not the final version and "Cupcake" could first be introduced at T-Mobile's special event on April 21, later this month.

Android is shaping up to be a competitor in the Mobile OS world, but I'm waiting for the netbook version because an Android phone has yet to come out here in Canada.


Nikon D5000 DSLR Is Real; And With A Swivel-Screen

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The Nikon D5000 DSLR looks like it will be the next big thing. Being at a sub-$1000 price point ($850 USD, to be exact), it's sure to pack a punch or two. The D5000 will be a 12.3MP shooter capable of shooting 720p video (24 fps), 4 fps stills, and has a 2.7-inch swivel LCD screen. This is actually a camera I'm interested in, I think it has really good specs for the price. I'm just waiting for DSLRs to be equipped with WiFi although that might add on a couple more dollars and we'll still have to wait a while for that to become a reality. WiFi is slowly creeping to cameras though, so I hope it gets widespread. Anyways, the Nikon D5000 looks to be a good camera for the price point. As of right now, there's no exact availability, so I'll have that information for you when it is available.

[Crunch Gear]