Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner

feedburner count

Sprint Holding Training Events For BlackBerry Tour, Launching New Curve Colours Soon?

Labels: , , , , ,

According to an e-mail, Sprint will be holding training events for the BlackBerry Tour. This is solely because Sprint is launching the BlackBerry Tour in 2 days. Along with the Tour, it looks like Sprint will also be launching a new BlackBerry "Inferno" 8330 and a new red Curve 8350i. The new colour lines up with what I talked about 2 days ago.


BlackBerry Onyx Does Have an Optical Trackpad, See!

Labels: , ,

According to this photo of the long-awaited BlackBerry Onyx aka BlackBerry 9020, it's got an optical trackpad. Clearly, they've subbed out last year's trackball for optical goodness. A good move for BlackBerry, they'll probably push more optical trackpad BlackBerries in the future. The release date for this BlackBerry is still not available.

[Boy Genius]

HP Mini 110 Gets New Display Option; Rogers Launching Mini 110 Netbook Today For $299

Labels: , , , ,

HP has already added upgrades to their Mini 110 netbook before, so here's another one for you all. HP has just added a new display option to the netbook. The new 1,366 x 768 resolution display will also have anti-glare, so that's always good. It will cost an extra $30 USD, but it's worth it - especially when there's a $30 USD off coupon if you click on this Portable Monkey link.

In Canada, Rogers will be offering the HP Mini 110 netbook for $299.99 CAD ($258 USD) on a 2-year contract. The Mini 110 netbook will have regular specs - that is, an Intel Atom 1.6GHz N270 CPU, 1GB of RAM, a 160GB HDD - but will be outed with 7.2Mbps HSPA support aka 3.5G. The data plan will start at $25 CAD a month and will include only 500MB per month. Boy Genius suggests that if you do take this deal, you might as well choose something more expensive than that.


Hey Japan, WiMAX Option For the Sony Vaio P [and Vaio Z] Will Be Available on July 30

Labels: , , , , , , ,

It's been delayed, but it's here. The painfully slow, but sexy Sony Vaio P will be getting a WiMAX option in Japan for an extra 10,000 yen ($106 USD). The WiMAX option will be available on Vaio P's starting on July 27th for pre-orders and it will be shipping 3 days later on the 30th of the month.

The Sony Vaio Z will also be getting the WiMAX option too. The release date for the WiMAX option on the Vaio Z will be available at "roughly the same time."

[Slash Gear]

Palm Pre Now Available in the Philippines!! -- Actually Not

Labels: , , ,

That's right filipinos! The Palm Pre is now available in the Philippines for as low as 29,000 pesos ($600 USD) if you pay by cash. If you wish to purchase the Pre with your card, you're going to have to fork over a little bit more - 30,200 pesos - according to the seller, which is Gadget Grocery. The full specs of the Palm Pre are covered on Gadget Grocery here, so just go and check it out now!

Update of July 27th: According to the latest Electronic Pulp post, the Palm Pre is actually not available in the Philippines. It was recently pulled off of Gadget Grocery's website and actually may not see a release in the Philippines for a while. Sorry about the confusion, but hopefully it'll pop up again for all of you filipinos out there.

[Electronic Pulp]

Packard Bell Releasing ixtreme Maestro Desktop PC This Month, Slew of Options

Labels: ,

What you see above is Packard Bell's latest desktop PC offering, the ixtreme Maestro. It's got a ton of customizability, so bear with me here. The Packard Bell ixtreme Maestro has: up to a 3TB HDD, your choice of AMD Phenom II X4 quad-core / Intel Core 2 Quad / Core i7 CPUs, up to a 1GB GeForce GTS250 graphics card, up to 12GB of DDR3 RAM, a possible Blu-ray optical drive, 10 USB 2.0 slots, 3 FireWire / 2 eSATA / HDMI ports, and a multicard reader. It's not finished there. It's also got support for 7.1 surround sound, an optional DVB-T tuner, and an SPDIF connector. This desktop PC - running Vista, of course - will be available later this month with a base price of £599 ($980 USD). The price is sure to rack up if you want to upgrade the base specifications.

[Tech Digest]

Rugged Nokia 3720 Classic Now Official, Specs Too!

Labels: , ,

Most of the rumoured specs about the rugged Nokia 3720 Classic were true. Officially, the Nokia 3720 Classic has: a 2.2-inch QVGA display, a 2MP camera with a flash, an LED flashlight, a microSD card slot (1GB card installed), and an "extended battery life." This rugged handset is water, dust, and shock resistant and has an IP54 certificate. The Nokia 3720 Classic will be available later this Summer in a slew of different colours for €125 ($174 USD).
[Boy Genius]

Marvel vs Capcom 2 Hitting XBLA on July 29th, PSN Date Coming Soon

Labels: , , , , , , , , ,

Instead of the rumoured June 29th release date, it looks like XBLA will get Marvel vs Capcom 2 a month later - on July 29th. The PSN release date is still MIA, but Capcom has promised that the announcement for that will be soon. On XBLA, this classic will be priced at $15 USD, so let's hope PSN gets the same - or lower - price.


Sony Planning Vaio P "Mark 2" For This Fall

Labels: , , , , ,

While the Sony Vaio P is sexy, it fails performance-wise. A Sony rep has mentioned that the sales of the first Vaio P haven't gone "through the roof", but they are, in fact, selling. The rep also mentioned that they are releasing a new Vaio P "mark 2" ultraportable later this year - October or November. Hopefully the second time around, the Vaio P will be cheaper and will be better in terms of performance. Nothing is known about this new Vaio P scheduled to be available in late Fall.

[Tech Radar]

Getac Releases Rugged Business Notebook, the 9213

Labels: ,

I haven't heard about this company before, but Getac has just released their latest rugged notebook with a business-style look. The Getac 9213 notebook has a full magnesium alloy chassis and a spill-resistant keyboard and touchpad. Besides that, it's got: a 13.3-inch WXGA display, an Intel Core 2 Duo Penryn-class ULV CPU, 3GB of RAM, up to a 250GB shock-mounted HDD, Draft-N WiFi, Bluetooth 2.1, an optional 3.75G HSUPA module, and has a battery long enough to last 8 hours. Just in case you want more battery life, you can sub out the optical drive for a second battery that will give you around 50% more battery life. Goodness gracious! This rugged notebook is available now and has an MSRP of $1,799 USD.


Sony Ericsson C905a Launching on AT&T July 19th?

Labels: , ,

According to some people at AT&T, the Sony Ericsson C905a will be launched on July 19th. I've never covered the specs of the C905a, but I might as well, since it is apparently going to launch in just over a week. The C905a has: an 8MP AF camera with a xenon flash and 30fps QVGA video recording, a 2.4-inch display with a 240 x 320 resolution, a Memory Stick Micro card slot, 3G, WiFi, Bluetooth 2.0 + A2DP, and USB 2.0 connectivity. Unfortunately, the price still hasn't been mentioned.

[Boy Genius, GSM Arena]

"Call of Duty" Shows Up On A Modern Warfare 2 Box Shot

Labels: , , , ,

You may or may not remember, but the sequel to Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare has gotten its name changed a bunch of times. After reportedly dropping the "Call of Duty" name, Infinity Ward mentioned that the game will strictly be called Modern Warfare 2. Well, it looks like Infinity Ward has decided to place the "Call of Duty" name back into the title. This is probably because they don't want to confuse any consumers - because y'know, it could. Anyways, I guess that's what the box cover will look like when it launches later this year - November 10 to be exact.