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Creative Zii EGG Shipping By the End of the Month

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The Creative Zii EGG looks like it is on the way soon. Apparently, the customers who have pre-ordered this sexy device are now getting billed; they are also getting told that these will be shipping by the end of the month. "As an added bonus, Creative is apparently including a free HD-out cable in these early deliveries, but we don't know if these are being pre-loaded with Android or that Plazma OS." If you're looking for more information about this device, check out this link for the spec sheet.


Mediocre Sony Ericsson XPERIA X5 Concept Photos

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On the right side is a concept photo of the Sony Ericsson XPERIA X5, codenamed "Nadime." The concept isn't that great, but the "specs" of the concept are great. So, this concept outlines that the XPERIA X5 has: a 3.5-inch touchscreen display, a 12MP AF camera with HD video recording, a touch-sensitive keyboard, the Sony Ericsson "AppStore", and Android. Let's hope that the artist is placing an AMOLED display on this bad boy. Yeah, nothing is confirmed at the time, but the XPERIA X3 will have to do for now.


China Mobile Releasing HTC Qilin By the End of the Year

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China Mobile has just announced another Windows Mobile handset that they will release. They're calling it - possibly just a codename - the HTC Qilin, which looks surprisingly like the HTC Whitestone that we know and love. It almost looks the same, but the specs are almost identical. The HTC Qilin is reportedly going to have: a 3.6-inch touchscreen WVGA display with a 480 x 800 resolution, a 5MP AF camera, 512MB of ROM, 256MB of RAM, a TI OMAP 3430 600MHz CPU, GSM/EDGE/GPRS TD-SCDMA connectivity, WiFi 802.11 g, and aGPS support.

I don't know what's with the WiFi support, since it is being launch in China. This handset will be running Windows Mobile 6.5 and will be available by the end of the year - possibly a December launch.

Update on August 25th: According to The Unwired, the HTC Qilin will be released as the Dopod T8388


Another Touched-Up Shot of the Nokia N900 / Rover Internet Tablet

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The Nokia N900 / RX51 / Rover internet tablet has just posed for some press shots. This smartphone / MID device has been seen many times and is probably going to be officially unveiled by Nokia next week at Nokia World. We'll probably see their sexy netbook there too.

[Engadget Mobile]

MSI X-Slim X600 On Sale On Amazon For $800

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So, the MSI X-Slim X600 is now on sale on Amazon for $799.99 USD; check out the silver and black model on Amazon's official website here. This notebook has: a 15.6-inch display with a 1,366 x 768 resolution, ATI HD 4330 graphics, 4GB of DDR2 RAM, an Intel ULV 1.4GHz SU3500 CPU, a 320GB HDD, a 6-cell battery, and Windows Vista Home Premium. Interested? Check out Amazon then. We still have no word on when the X610 will be available.

[Slash Gear, Pocket-Lint]

Samsung I5700 Galaxy Lite Passes FCC

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Last month, the Samsung Galaxy Lite aka I5700 got the WiFi Alliance certificate and now we have word that it just passed the FCC. Right now the details on this device are scarce, but we know that it has GSM support, so it could launch on either T-Mobile of AT&T. Let's also hope it retains Android from the I7500 Galaxy. You can check out the official FCC filing here - warning, it's a PDF.


Sony Ericsson XPERIA X2 to Be Officially Announced Next Week?

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According to the latest rumours, the Sony Ericsson XPERIA X2 will be officially announced next week at Sony Ericsson's press event. This handset is definitely an improvement over the XPERIA X1, but will it be enough? This handset is supposed to run WinMo 6.5 and we heard that it's going to be upgradeable to WinMo 7, but with WinMo 7 being delayed, it's not certain yet.

[WMPowerUser, Boy Genius]

Nvidia Tegra Hitting "Media Pads" Soon, iTablet Included?

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This is interesting. The GM of Nvidia's mobile unit, Mike Rayfield, has just mentioned that the Nvidia Tegra chipset will be coming to "media pads" later this year. The "media pad" will be 3G-capable and will range from 7 to 13-inches in size. I'm sure you remember that the iTablet was being purported as a gaming device earlier this month. So, could the iTablet have the Nvidia Tegra? We'll just have to wait and see. Check out the link below for the video.


RIM Buys Torch Mobile; Webkit Browser On Its Way

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Last week, we heard rumours that BlackBerry would be launching a browser next Summer with Flash and Silverlight support. To add fuel to the fire, RIM has just bought Toronto-based Torch Mobile. This, in turn, will help them with their upcoming browser - since Torch Mobile has their own Iris Webkit browser. With this new acquisition, maybe RIM could deliver their new browser sooner rather than next Summer. Torch Mobile has also mentioned that they will no longer be "developing for Windows Mobile or Windows CE" so they're committed to RIM.

[Mobile Syrup, CrackBerry]

Pictures of the Samsung S3650 Corby and M2520 in the Wild

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The Samsung S3650 Corby is above and the M2520 is below; these are both mid-end handsets. The Corby (specs here) will launch sometime this year for just $150 - $200, so it is in contention for being one of the cheapest touchscreen handsets to-date. Not much is known about the Samsung M2520, but it does have quad-band GSM connectivity and Bluetooth support. We don't know when or how much it will launch for, but it should be later this year. You can check out the link below for more photos.

[Unwired View]

Apple Releasing Snow Leopard This Friday August 28th, Pre-Order Yours Now!

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The rumoured date was true, Apple will be releasing Snow Leopard this Friday, August 28th. The best part is that you can now pre-order it for as low as $29.99 USD. Check it out what Apple had to say here and you can pre-order it on Apple's website here.

[Mac Rumors, Tech Crunch]

Mysterious Android MID-560 is the eviGroup Wallet MID

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The mysterious and still quite unknown Android MID-560 is eviGroup's Wallet MID. It could launch by the end of the year for just €200 ($286 USD) which is pretty darn cheap. They've described this device as a "unit halfway between a cellphone and a TabletPC with a 5-inch screen." We still don't know the complete specs of this device, but it does have: a camera, a 5-inch touchscreen display, GPS support, and a card slot. Let's hope that this hits the US because this looks like it could be pretty solid.

[Slash Gear]

Nokia Shocks the World, Unveils Their Sexy Netbook, the Booklet 3G

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It was just a couple of days ago when Nokia confirmed that they are definitely "looking" to enter the netbook market and it's been months since we've heard rumours about a Nokia netbook. Today, it's official! Nokia has unveiled the Booklet 3G, it has: a 10.1-inch display, an Intel Atom CPU, integrated 3G, a SIM card slot, aGPS support, HDMI output, Bluetooth / WiFi support, and a battery long enough to reportedly last 12 hours. The design definitely looks pretty nice. It weighs 2.75 pounds, it's just 2cm thick, and I'm loving the chiclet keyboard layout - don't forget it's aluminum body. It's like Apple helped them design this thing. This is sexy.

It looks like it will be available this year because it is running Windows 7 in the video below - hopefully there'll be an Intel Moblin OS option. This netbook will be officially unveiled on September 2nd by Nokia themselves - y'know Nokia World.

[Engadget, Liliputing, Crunch Gear, Unwired View, Beta News]

Red Fox WizBook 890i Netbooks Specs Leak Out, WizBook N1020i Gets Price Drop

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This photo above, shows off the specs of another upcoming netbook from Red Fox, the WizBook 890i. This netbook will have: an 8.9-inch XGA display, a 120GB / 250GB HDD, 1GB / 2GB of RAM, an Intel Atom 1.6GHz N270 CPU, WiFi b/g, a 3-in-1 (SD/MMC/MS) card reader, an integrated webcam, a 3-cell battery which should last up to 4 hours, and Windows XP. We don't know when this will be available, but it should be cheap. Unfortunately, it will only be available in red.

According to another Electronic Pulp post, the Red Fox WizBook N1020i has dropped to 18,900 pesos in the Philippines. The N1020i is your traditional netbook with Bluetooth 3.0 support, but this model only has a 3-cell battery.

[Electronic Pulp]

Zune HD Official Box Photos, Located at Best Buy, Apps Sub-Menu on Video

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Like I reported on Friday, the Zune HD was available at select Best Buy's this weekend. What you see above appears to be the official Microsoft Zune HD box. While the Zune HD was at some of the listed Best Buy locations, it was strictly just on display so you weren't allowed to touch it. Below, there's two links with videos, so you might want to check it out. The Zune HD's apps sub-menus are also there.

Zune HD Box: Engadget, Gizmodo
Zune HD Apps Preview (Video): WMPowerUser
Zune HD at Best Buy (Video): WMPowerUser

Weibu N10A Netbook Rocking Intel Dual-Core Atom 330 CPU and Nvidia Ion

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According to a Japanese website, Akiba Hotline, Shenzhen Weibu Electonics is going to shock the world with their latest netbook. Their new netbook, dubbed the Weibu N10A, will have: an Intel Dual-Core 330 Atom CPU, Nvidia 9400M "Ion" graphics, 1GB of RAM, a 150GB HDD, an integrated webcam, and WiFi b/g. The OS is up to you because it won't have a pre-installed OS. This netbook will go on sale "soon" for ¥49,800 (under $530 USD).

[CNet News]

Intel ULV-Packed Gateway Notebook Now Available in Canada For $600

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If you don't already know, Gateway is owned by Acer. A new Gateway Intel ULV-packed notebook is now available in Canada, the Gateway EC1803h. It's similar to Acer's Timeline 1810T, but the design is more like the LT3100. What you will find inside of this notebook is: an Intel ULV 1.4GHz Core 2 Colo CPU, integrated Intel GMA 4500 graphics, 3GB of RAM, and a 250GB HDD. It also has an HDMI output, a 5-in-1 card reader, and a 6-cell battery which should last quite long - thanks to the CPU.

It's available in-stores at Future Shop in Canada for $599.99 CAD ($555 USD), but it's nowhere to be found on the website. We don't know if this will hit the US at the time.

[Engadget, Electronista]

Samsung Omnia II With WinMo 6.5 and TouchWiz 2.0 Photos

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We already know the Samsung Omnia II is shipping with WinMo 6.5 in Germany, so this should be no surprise. In the pictures below, it shows Windows Mobile 6.5 customized with Samsung's own TouchWiz 2.0 UI. It looks pretty damn good. Take a look at the Boy Genius link below for a bunch of photos. If that's not enough for you, check out this Ai.rs link for 37 photos.

[WMPowerUser, Boy Genius]

Samsung Showing Off 400 / 480Hz Technology on HDTVs at IFA Next Month

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Even though 240Hz technology (above) isn't exactly mainstream yet, Samsung plans to show off their new 400 / 480Hz LCD HDTVs at IFA, which takes place next month. With new technology comes more expensive prices. We'll have to see if it's worth it when we see Samsung's TV next month.


Nvidia Ion-Packed Samsung N510 Now Shipping in Europe, First Customer Pictures

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These are the first pictures of a customer's new Samsung N510 netbook. In the picture above it's on the left side, the one on the right is the Samsung NC10. In case you forgot, the N510 has: an 11.6-inch display with a 1,366 x 768 resolution, an Intel Atom 1.6GHz N270 CPU, Nvidia Ion graphics, and Windows XP. Thankfully, it has a matte display, which means no glossiness! Trust me, that's always good.

[Netbooked, Liliputing]

HTC Mega Pictured in Non-Render Form, WinMo 6.5 and All

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Another picture of the HTC Mega has just popped up. A couple of weeks ago, we saw a rendered version and we also found out the specs of this upcoming Windows Mobile 6.5 handset. Below the spec sheet, there are two shots of the new TouchFLO2D UI that'll be found on the HTC Mega. Unfortunately, the real name is still unknown and we saw the UI a month ago.
[WMPowerUser, Boy Genius]

Big Verizon Leak: BlackBerry Storm 2 / Curve 2 (8530), LG Chocolate Touch, Samsung Rogue, Motorola Sholes

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Well, looky here, it's a new leak from Verizon and this one is huge. This screenshot above, tells us that the Samsung Rogue could be available sometime this month for $370 USD subsidized - Engadget says that it might not happen. The Nokia Twist 7705 - which could be the swiveling handset from a while ago - is expected to hit Verizon in late September for $230 and the Samsung Intensity should be available for $160 next month as well. The LG Chocolate Touch, BlackBerry Storm 2, HTC Razzle / Blitz 2, and the Android-based Motorola Sholes should be available in October. In late November we should be expecting the BlackBerry Curve 2, which could be the Curve 8530 - basically a CDMA version of the Curve 8520.

These dates may not be entirely accurate, but at least you have a slight clue as to when they'll be available.

[Unwired View, Engadget Mobile, CrackBerry]