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Nokia N900 Now Available For Pre-Orders On Nokia USA For $649

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The Nokia handset that was unveiled last week is now available for pre-orders in the US. The Nokia N900 is now available for pre-orders on Nokia USA's official website here for $649 USD. This Maemo-based device is probably Nokia's best device to-date.


US Cellular Releases the LG Bliss For $80

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It's already available in Canada, but US Cellular has just launched the LG Bliss UX700. This handset has: a 3-inch touchscreen display with a 240 x 400 resolution, a 2MP camera with video capabilities, Stereo Bluetooth, and a microSD card slot. This CDMA handset is now available on US Cellular for $80 after a mail-in rebate on a 2-year contract.
[Mac NN]

New Android App Market Caught on Video, Coming With Android 1.6

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Remember the revamped / white Android App Market that we saw a couple of days ago? Well, below is a video of it in action. There's not much left to say here, but you can check out the video below and the link below for a bit more information. This new Android App Market definitely looks better than the current one.

Update: According to Engadget Mobile, this new Market will be included in Android 1.6.

[Tech Crunch]

Gran Turismo Coming To PSP October 1st For $40, Limited Edition Entertainment Pack Coming October 20th For $200

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Sony has just announced that the Limited Edition Gran Turismo PSP Entertainment Pack will be available on October 20th for $199.99 USD. This edition will feature what you see above: a Mystic Silver PSP-3000 system, the Gran Turismo UMD game, a "PlayStation Network downloadable movie voucher (title to be announced), a 2GB Memory Stick PRO Duo, "and a music voucher good for 10 downloadable songs from Sony Music Pass." In case you're interested in getting the game alone, it will be available on October 1st for $39.99 USD.

[Sony Insider]

Hercules Unveils eCafe-EC-1000W Netbook Running Windows 7 Starter Edition

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Just like the title says Hercules has shown off their latest netbook, the eCafe-EC-1000W and it will be running Windows 7 Starter Edition. Other than that the netbook has traditional specs, such as: a 10-inch display, an Intel Atom 1.6GHz N270 CPU, 1GB of RAM, a 160GB HDD, and a 6-cell battery (4,400 mAh capacity). This netbook will also come with 40GB of online storage, courtesy of Hercules. This netbook will be launching later this year in Europe for €349 (497 USD).


LG Unveils the W63, Best Ever Gaming Monitor -- Or So They Say

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Earlier today, LG unveiled their latest gaming monitor, the LG W63. This monitor has: a 23-inch Full HD display, a 1,000:1 contrast ratio (70,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio), a 2ms response time, 300 nits of brightness, two HDMI inputs, PIP (icture-in-picture) functionality, a TRU Light equalizer at the bottom of the screen (the black bar), and a "Thru Mode, which removes image processing to deliver 'zero-delay' visuals." I don't know how good this monitor will be, but LG says it will be the best. The price and release date hasn't been mentioned yet. In the meantime, you can check out LG's official website for the listing.


Windows Mobile 7 Beta Starting In November This Year?

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According to the latest unconfirmed news, the beta for Windows Mobile 7 could start as early as November of this year. A couple of people out there are expecting to see some WinMo 7 goodness at November's PDC (Professional Developers Conference) this year. I'm no analyst or whatever, but I think that since WinMo 7 has been delayed until Q4 2010 the first time we'll see a WinMo 7 beta will be next year at CES or MWC. I'd like to see a WinMo 7 beta this year, so hopefully Microsoft will at least show us something.


Sony Ericsson XPERIA X2 Hitting Italy In Late October; XPERIA X2 Panels SDK Now Available

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According to the latest unconfirmed news, the Sony Ericsson XPERIA X2 will be coming to Italy between October 19th and October 31st this year for €500 ($714 USD) to €600 ($855 USD). The XPERIA X2 will come with a TV out cable, a 4GB microSD card in the box, and Gokio GPS navigation application pre-installed, which is pretty surprising.

Along with the news, Sony Ericsson has announced that the Panels SDK for the XPERIA X2 is now available. "The Panelizer can transform existing Java, Windows Mobile and Flash applications into Xperia X2 panels. You can download the Panels SDK from here. After you've created your X2 panels, you can upload them here. If your panels/applications are accepted, they will appear in Sony Ericsson's PlayNow arena (currently available in 18 countries)."

XPERIA X2 Coming to Italy: WMPowerUser
XPERIA X2 Panels SDK Now Available: Unwired View

Sony Ericsson Shows Off Kiki, Launching it as the XPERIA Pureness This November

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Remember the Sony Ericsson Kiki handset? Well, Sony decided to show it off again at IFA this year. Instead of showing off the XPERIA X3, they decided to show off this handset. They will be launching it as the XPERIA Pureness. The details on this handset are scarce, but we do know that the display is transparent. I don't know whether this will prove to be a good or bad thing. Maybe this phone will be legal to use while driving, since you can text and pay attention to your driving at the same time - I mean, if you're good enough.

This handset will be available in November 2009 and they've mentioned that this is "a work of art rather than technology." I'm going to guess that means it will be expensive - kind of like a luxury handset. Underneath the video is Engadget's hands-on photo of the XPERIA Pureness.

[Engadget, Unwired View, GSM Arena]
Sony Ericsson XPERIA Pureness Hands-On: Engadget

Sprint Now Taking Pre-Orders For the HTC Touch Pro 2

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According to a couple of sources out there, Sprint is now taking pre-orders for the HTC Touch Pro 2. It's set to be released in five days (on September 8th), so this is expected. "All sorts of prices are being thrown around, depending on your current contract-status. There is a $100 MIR and you should be able to get the fee for over-night shipping waived. Some SERO users though are getting denied, so be careful." Apparently, it'll start shipping in 3-5 days.


Shuttle Releases X500V All-In-One PC With Linux In the UK

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Shuttle has just announced their latest all-in-one PC, the X500V. This PC will come "preloaded with Linux or openSUSE 11.1 to be exact." Other specs include: a 15.6-inch display with a 1,366 x 768 resolution, an Intel Dual-Core Atom 1.6GHz 330 CPU, 1GB of DDR2 RAM, a 160GB HDD, a microphone, stereo speakers, a 1.3MP webcam, gigabit Ethernet, WiFi 802.11 n, five USB 2.0 ports, and a VGA output. This PC is now available in the UK in black and white for €511 ($752 USD). As of right now, there has been no mention of a US release.

[Slash Gear]

Philips Shows Off Cinema 21:9 HDTV With 3D Capabilities

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Although Philips won't be releasing a 3D HDTV anytime soon, they showed off that they have the technology at IFA this year. Their 3D technology was shown off on their Cinema 21:9 HDTV with a prototype of their 3D Blu-ray player. We don't know when Philips will release their first 3D TV, but they're waiting for a higher consumer demand.

[Engadget HD]

LG Introduces Three HDTVs With "Borderless" Design

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LG has just unveiled three more LED-backlit HDTVs at IFA today. All three of these models will feature a "borderless" design which means that the bezel and display are made of one sheet of glass; this means the bezel doesn't stick out. First up is the LG LH9000 that will come in 42 and 47-inch models and they have a 5,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio and a 200Hz refresh rate.

Next up is the LG SL8000 HDTV that will come in 32, 37, 42, and 47-inch models and they're just 4.5cm thick. These have the borderless design as well and it features 100Hz technology, but the 42-inch model has 200Hz technology. Last, but not least, is the SL9000 HDTV that will come in 42 and 47-inch models and they're just 3cm thick. These, of course, rock the borderless design and it features a 3,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio, and 100Hz technology.

"All three series are, of course, Full HD coming with the LG intelligent light sensor for power saving whilst the SL8000 and LH9000 have the invisible speaker set up too." I don't know when or how much these will launch for.


LG Unveils 18.5 and 21.5-Inch W30 Color Pop LCD TVs For Your Little Girl

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LG has just unveiled their latest bedroom TVs for your daughter, it's the LG W30 Color Pop. The W30 monitors are 37mm thick and will come in Oreo Black, Jelly Pink, Blueberry Purple, Applemint Green, and Hawaiian Blue. These will come in two models, an 18.5-inch model with a 1,366 x768 resolution and a 21.5-inch model with a 1,920 x 1,080 resolution. These monitors are going to ship in the US starting later this month, but the price hasn't been mentioned yet.


Philips Updates Their 42-Inch Aurea HDTV

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Philips has just updated their Aurea TV that has LED edge-lighting, which has a "transparent Active Frame now sporting 250 LEDs with a promise of 'exact' Ambilight color matching with what you see on the screen." This TV looks amazing and also has: a 42-inch Full HD (1,920 x 1,080) resolution display, a 100Hz refresh rate, a 2ms response time, five HDMI 1.3a EasyLink inputs, WiFi support, an Ethernet port, DLNA support, and an integrated DVB-T/DVB-C/CI+ HDTV receiver. As of right now we don't know how much and when it will launch.

[Engadget HD]

Mitsubishi Shipping VUDU-Equipped 46 and 52-Inch Diamond Unisen HDTVs

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Mitsubishi is now shipping their latest Diamond Unisen HDTVs with "VUDU 1080p streaming capability built in, plus out of the box ability to handle the service's Dolby Digital Plus 5.1 surround audio, thanks to the 18 speakers peeking out of the bottom of the frame." This TV will be available in 46 and 52-inch models and will be priced at $2,599 and $3,099 USD, respectively. Check out what Mitsubishi had to say below.

Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America Ships VUDU Integrated 1080p Flat Panel LCD Televisions 

Unisen™ Diamond Line of Immersive Sound TVs Deliver VUDU's Extensive HD Library In Full 1080p and 5.1 Dolby® Digital Surround Sound

IRVINE, Calif - September 3, 2009 --- Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America, Inc. (MDEA) today announced it has begun shipping VUDU integrated 1080p flat panel TVs in its Diamond models of Unisen™ Immersive Sound LCD Televisions. MDEA will provide the consumer the opportunity to experience the seamless delivery of thousands of high definition movies and TV shows.

Consumers will now be able to enjoy VUDU HD movie content through the unparalleled sensory experience that is delivered by Unisen's superior 1080p picture performance and built-in Dolby Digital® 5.1 surround sound. The Diamond Unisen models, LT-46249 and LT-52249, come equipped with an Ethernet port, which allows for direct connection to the Internet. With the addition of the optional VUDU wireless accessory bridge, consumers can simply link their Diamond Unisen model to their wireless home network to watch the latest in entertainment programming.

"We are always looking to elevate the large screen experience for consumers, and the Mitsubishi VUDU-integrated TVs will combine unprecedented HD program choice with unparalleled picture performance," said Frank DeMartin, vice president of marketing, Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America. "Owners of Diamond Unisen Immersive Sound TV's will now have convenient access to high quality entertainment content." 

With over 2,200 HD titles and 16,000 titles overall, VUDU offers the most extensive HD movie library available today. In addition, starting later this month, the VUDU service on Diamond Unisen Immersive Sound TVs will offer popular internet services such as YouTube, Flickr, Picasa and Pandora®, as well as an "On Demand TV" area with more than 80 channels to choose from. 

"VUDU's extensive HD library of recently released Hollywood titles provides the perfect entertainment solution for Mitsubishi's Diamond Unisen TVs," said Alain Rossmann, CEO of VUDU. "Through this collaboration with Mitsubishi, we are expanding the reach of the VUDU Service to a broad new segment of consumers, providing an outstanding movie watching experience with true 1080p and Dolby Digital Plus 5.1 surround sound."

For a limited time, owners of Mitsubishi's VUDU integrated Diamond Unisen TVs will receive two months worth of free movie rentals or purchases (up to $50.00)*, including SD, HD, and HDX movies, allowing them to experience the extraordinary 1080p image quality and immersive Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound of the VUDU Service running on Mitsubishi Diamond Unisen TVs.

Diamond Unisen Features 
In addition to the VUDU streaming capabilities, the Diamond Unisen line of premium flat panel TVs combine ultra compact design, immersive sound technology and advanced video performance to deliver a complete sensory experience without the hassle of complex setup. Each model features an UltraThin Frame™ design delivering a frame measuring less than one inch, fully integrated 18-speaker Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound system featuring Dual Driver Extended Range Sound, and Variable Smooth 240 Film Motion for viewing of fast and slow moving programs. Diamond Unisen TVs feature wide color gamut backlight technology to reproduce approximately 25 percent more color than most LCD-TVs and both 249 Series models are EnergyStar™ 3.0 qualified.

Availability and Pricing 
MDEA has commenced shipping Diamond Unisen models to authorized retailers in the United States. MSRP for the Diamond Unisen products will be $2,599 for the 46" model, LT-46249 and $3,099 for the 52" model, LT-52249.

[Engadget HD]

First Look at Telus' HSPA SIM Cards

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Talk about exciting stuff! What you see above is the picture of Canada's Telus SIM cards, which should be hitting handsets in the near future. Telus is almost set to unveil their new HSPA network so, of course, SIM cards are already being made. I'd advise you not to buy a Telus handset right now because their current handsets won't work on their new network. Just wait until Telus releases their HSPA network.

[Mobile Syrup]

First Leaked Picture of the Verizon LG Chocolate Touch? -- Hopes and Dreams Go Down the Drain

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After much debate on what exactly the LG Chocolate Touch VX8575 hitting Verizon will be, this appears and is supposedly the first leaked picture of the said handset. It's not confirmed at the time, but it's definitely not the LG BL40, that's for sure. The back of the handset (below) definitely looks weird, cracked, shiny, etc. Well, way to shatter our dreams LG and Verizon. We'll definitely have to wait for the launch of the BL40 now.

[Engadget Mobile]

LG Unveils LU7000 19 and 22-Inch TV With Built-In DVD Player

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At IFA, LG has released their latest TV for the bedroom, the LU7000. This TV has a built-in DVD player and has a glossy look to it. These TVs have: two HDMI ports, invisible built-in speakers, Freeview integration, and a USB 2.0 port. The LU7000 is also quite eco-friendly as it sucks less power than usual TVs in the same size range.

These TV will come in 19 and 22-inch models and will be hitting the UK later this month, but the price hasn't been mentioned yet.

[Slash Gear]

Toshiba Announces LED-Backlit REGZA SV Series HDTVs, Hitting Shelves This Month

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Toshiba has just announced LED-backlit HDTVs as a part of their REGZA SV Series of HDTVs. These TV sets have: a 2,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio, 200Hz technology, an intelligent light sensor, DLNA support, Dolby Volume which will level out inconsistent sound, four HDMI ports, and SD / USB slots. These TVs will also feature Resolution+ technology which will upgrade SD quality TV to a Full HD 1080p resolution as much as possible. These TVs will come in 46 and 55-inch models and will be available later this month for an unspecified price.


Toshiba Unveil 18.4-Inch P500 Notebook With Blu-Ray Drive

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Toshiba has just announced a new Satellite that you wouldn't want to lug around anywhere. They have just announced the Satellite P500 notebook that sports an integrated Blu-ray drive. Other than that it also has: a huge 18.4-inch display with a 1,920 x 1,080 resolution, an Intel Core 2 Duo CPU, 4GB of RAM, a 500GB HDD, Nvidia graphics, three USB 2.0 ports, an eSATA port, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n support, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, an HDMI REGZA link, a 5-in-1 media port, and an ExpressCard / FireWire port. This laptop will be available late next month (October), but the price hasn't been mentioned yet.

[Pocket-Lint, Tech Radar]

Adesso AKB-440 Keyboard Has An Integrated Trackpad

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Look above and you'll notice that this keyboard has an integrated trackpad, which - I think - is an awesome idea. The arrow keys have been moved to underneath the right Shift key to make room for the trackpad. This keyboard is Adesso's AKB-440 and you can actually get one now for around $59.99 USD.


Toshiba Unveils 7-Inch JournE Tablet At IFA, Launching In Q4

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What you see above has just been shown off by Toshiba at IFA this year. Introducing to you the Toshiba JournE tablet / MID. This device is still a prototype but it has: a 7-inch resistive touchscreen display, WiFi 802.11 b/g, only 1GB of internal storage, an SD card slot, an HDMI port, and it runs Windows CE 6.0 Pro.

This device is only 14mm thick, weighs under a pound, and is supposedly launching in Europe in Q4 of this year for around €250 ($356 USD). Check out the video below, courtesy of Engadget.


BlackBerry Storm 2 to Feature Option to Turn Off SurePress?

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According to a video that has now been pulled from YouTube, the BlackBerry Storm 2 will have an option for the user to turn off the SurePress clicking keyboard system. This touchscreen handset from RIM is set to hit Verizon sometime this year, so we'll just have to wait and see if this feature is really implemented or not.

[Phone Arena]

LG GM750 Hitting Vodafone Exclusively With WinMo 6.5; Launching 13 Phones By the End of the Year

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Vodafone and LG have just announced that the LG GM750 will be hitting Vodafone exclusively starting on October 6th - the same day that WinMo 6.5 / Windows Phone will be released. This WinMo 6.5  / Windows Phone handset has: a 3-inch touchscreen display with a 480 x 800 resolution, a 5MP camera, and WiFi / 3G support. Unfortunately, the price hasn't been mentioned yet. The LG GW550 will also be released soon with WinMo 6.5, it'll probably launch on October 6th as well.

LG also stated that they will be launching 13 more handsets by the end of the year. Three of these handsets will be running WinMo 6.5 and the other 10 will be announced later this year. We'll just have to wait until later to see exactly what LG has up their sleeves.

LG GW750: Unwired View, WMPowerUser
LG GW550: WMPowerUser, Engadget
LG Launching 13 Phones By the End of the Year: Gizmodo, Tech Tree

T-Mobile UK Launching Android-Based Pulse Next Month

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T-Mobile UK has just officially announced that they will be launching the Huawei U8220 as the T-Mobile Pulse. This is an Android-based handset and it will be launching exclusively to T-Mobile UK next month for £180 ($294 USD). This handset has: a 3.5-inch touchscreen display with a 320 x 480 resolution, a 3.2MP AF camera, HSDPA connectivity, a Qualcomm MSM7200A 528MHz CPU, Bluetooth / WiFi / GPS support, 2GB of internal storage, and a microSD card slot. This handset will be available on a pay-as-you-go plan.

[Engadget Mobile, Tech Crunch UK]

ViewSonic Releases VNB100 and VNB101 Netbooks

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In late July we heard about ViewSonic offering new netbooks in the future, more specifically the VNB100 and the VNB101. As a refresher, both of these models have: a 10.2-inch display with a 1,024 x 600 resolution, 1GB of RAM, a 160GB HDD, WiFi, and a card reader. The differences? The VNB100 has: an Intel Atom N270 1.6GHz CPU, a 1.3MP webcam, and three USB 2.0 ports; meanwhile, the VNB101 has: an Intel Atom N280 1.66GHz CPU, a 0.3MP webcam, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, and two USB 2.0 ports.

These two notebooks are now available. The VNB100 weighs 1.4kg and costs £299 ($488 USD); the VNB101 weighs 1.1kg and costs £329 ($537 USD).


Toshiba TG01 Upgradeable to Windows Phone / WinMo 6.5

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Toshiba had pretty underwhelming reviews when it launched, thanks to its resistive touchscreen, WinMo 6.1, and customized UI, despite having a 1GHz CPU. Well, Toshiba has just announced that the TG01 will be upgradeable to WinMo 6.5 / Windows Phone when it comes out on October 6th. Check out what Toshiba had to say in their press release below.

· Windows Mobile® 6.5 update propels the Toshiba TG01 to full Windows phone® status
· Intuitive Windows Mobile® 6.5 platform complements impressive hardware specification, with full support for Windows Marketplace for Mobile
· Superb 4.1” Wide-VGA high-resolution screen combines with Snapdragon™ processor to deliver a premium multimedia experience in a super slim 9.9mm package
Toshiba Information Systems (UK) Ltd, Mobile Communications Division, today announced the launch of the TG01 Windows® phone, a variant of its groundbreaking TG01 featuring the new Windows Mobile® 6.5 operating system.
The arrival of Windows Mobile® 6.5 and Toshiba’s immediate adoption of the platform for the TG01 sees the handset become a fully-certified Windows® phone; the updated TG01 Windows® phone will start to appear in stores across Europe from 6th October 2009. Toshiba customers who have previously purchased the TG01 will also be entitled to an upgrade to the new Windows Mobile® 6.5, free of charge.
The launch of the TG01 Windows® phone means users will be able to enjoy all the benefits of Windows Mobile® 6.5, including a new Home screen and a finger-friendly start menu. Designed to offer fun and interactive navigation between applications, Windows Mobile® 6.5 provides users with faster access to the handset’s plethora of features.
Windows Marketplace for Mobile enables users to download and install Windows Mobile® applications, including Games, Social Networking functions and office-tools, meaning each handset can be personalised to suit the tastes and needs of each individual user. Support for the latest version of Internet Explorer® makes it faster and easier to browse the Internet, and the free Microsoft My Phone enables users to protect their phone by backing up data and securely share photos with families and friends across PC, phone and the web-based platforms.
The TG01 Windows® phone also comes with the high-power Snapdragon™ 1GHz processor, as found on the Toshiba TG01, to deliver smooth video playback, super-fast gaming and detail-rich browsing. The same superb, high-resolution 4.1” Wide-VGA (800 x 480) touchscreen is also present, with on-board Coreplayer providing support for a wide variety of video formats.
Despite all this power, the TG01 Windows® phone comes in the same sleek 9.9mm body as the previously-launched Toshiba TG01. It also features the same rich multimedia features, but with the added benefit of the new Windows® phone experience provided by the Windows Mobile® 6.5 operating system.
Expandable SDHC memory up to 32GB provides the facility for users to keep a large multimedia library on the move if required, with an 8GB microSD card bundled as standard, enabling users to store multimedia content and take advantage of the the handset’s cinematic mobile performance out of the box. Integrated GPS and A-GPS technology allows the TG01 Windows® phone to double up as a satellite navigation system, providing rich graphics and detail.
“Windows® phones bring together the best of the Web, the PC and the phone so you can connect instantly to the people and information you care about, no matter where you are,” said from Stephanie Ferguson, general manager, product management, Microsoft Corp. “The new TG01 Windows® phone provides a great end-to-end experience that spans your entire life, at work and at home.”
“Our new TG01 Windows® phone is quite simply the next step in cutting edge mobile technology. We’ve been thrilled with the market’s response to the TG01 handset so far and worked closely with Microsoft to launch one of the first Windows® phones to the market. Toshiba is constantly striving to deliver the very best mobile experience and we are excited what this new Windows® phone update will bring our customers, with an improved user interface and access to a multitude of applications through Windows Marketplace.“ said Hidehito Koka, Deputy Managing Director, Toshiba Information Systems UK Ltd, Mobile Communications Division
An update to the new Windows Mobile® 6.5 operating system for existing owners of TG01 will be available for download from Toshiba’s website: www.toshiba-europe.com/mobile
Toshiba TG01 Windows® phone – specification overview
Size: 70mm x130mm x 9.9mm
Weight: 129g
Display: Wide-VGA (800 x 480), 4.1”
Camera: 3.2 mega-pixel, autofocus
Memory: 512MB ROM / 256MB RAM, micro SDHC slot up to 32GB
Interface: Bluetooth v2.0, USB v2.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g
Battery: 1,000mAh, Standby: up to 220 hours (3G), Talktime: up to 4 hours (3G)*
Band: 850/900/1800/1900 for GSM/GPRS/EDGE
2100 for UMTS/HSDPA (7.2Mbps)/HSUPA (2Mbps)
Navigation: Built-in GPS & A-GPS
Video service: Core Codec CorePlayer
Browser: Internet Explorer®
Messaging: SMS, MMS, E-mail, Microsoft Direct Push e-mail, Windows Live™ Messenger
Sound: MP3, AAC, AAC+,eAAC+, AMR-NB, WMA
Video: H.263, H.264, MPEG4, WMV, ASF
Java: MIDP 2.0
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon Chipset QSD8250 (1GHz Processor)
OS: Windows Mobile® 6.5
* Dependent on network conditions and usage
Specifications are correct at the time of this press release. Product design and specifications are subject to change without notice. Ó 2009 Toshiba Information Systems UK Ltd. Toshiba is a trademark of Toshiba Corporation in Japan
Microsoft, Windows, Microsoft Direct Push e-mail, Internet Explorer, Windows Mobile, Windows Mobile 6.5 and Windows Live Messenger are trademarks of the Microsoft group of companies.

[Slash Gear, WMPowerUser]

LG Releasing 15-Inch OLED TV This Year, Next Year in the US For $2,500; 32-Inch Model Expected Next Year

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Engadget just got their first look at the 15-inch LG OLED TV at this year's IFA and boy were the impressed. This OLED TV is expected to launch this year in Korea and in the US in February or March of next year for around $2,500 USD - and it's Wireless TV-capable, which is a great thing to have. For more photos, check out the Engadget link below.

LG also showed off and mentioned that their 32 and 40-inch OLED TVs are set for a release in as early as 2010 for Europe, which could mean 2011 for the 40-inch model.

[Engadget, Tech Radar]

Inspiron Mini 10 Disappears From Dell Europe's Website, Mini 10v Still Available

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On Dell Europe's official website, the Dell Inspiron Mini 10 is now nowhere to be found. This leaves only the Mini 10v which has an Intel Atom 1.6GHz N270 CPU. Maybe we'll see the Mini 10 again, but for now you'll have to just get the Mini 10v. While the Mini 10v has the faster CPU, the Mini 10 was extremely customizable.


Samsung Intensity U450 Spotted Then Pulled From Verizon's Website; T-Mobile Samsung Scarlet T659 Launching On September 9th

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Earlier this morning the Samsung Intensity U450 was spotted on Verizon's website for $29.99 USD after a $50 rebate on a 2-year contract. The U450 has: a 2.1-inch display with a 176 x 220 resolution, a 1.3MP camera, a 2.5mm headphone jack, and a microSDHC card slot. Unfortunately, the listing on Verizon's website has now been pulled.

The T-Mobile Samsung T659 has been seen before, but this is now official. The T659 Scarlet has: a 2.2-inch QVGA display, a 2MP camera, Stereo Bluetooth, quad-band HSDPA connectivity, and a microSD card slot. This handset is going to launch on T-Mobile on September 9th, but the price hasn't been mentioned yet.

Samsung Intensity U450: Phone Arena
T-Mobile Samsung T659: Phone Arena

iPhone 3GS Now In Stock At Rogers -- Nevermind; MMS Support Coming To iPhone's On September 25th!

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After the iPhone 3GS hit both Rogers and Fido on June 19th it quickly went out of stock, thanks to the overwhelming Canadian demand. Well, the iPhone 3GS seems to now be in stock, so expect to dish out $199.99 CAD on a 3-year contract for the 16GB iPhone 3GS and $299.99 CAD on a 3-year contract for the 32GB iPhone 3GS. If you live in Canada, you better buy one quick before the rest of the country gets one. Check it out here.

Update: Nevermind, it looks like it's out of stock again. I'll keep checking back to see if it comes up again.

According to the latest rumour, Apple will be launching iPhone OS 3.1 next week. This is heating up the rumour mill since Apple's event is next week. The good thing about iPhone OS 3.1 is the fact that it could bring MMS and Bluetooth file-sharing to the iPhone! Finally! We'll just have to see what happens next week.

Update: According to Engadget Mobile, it's now official! However, it won't be coming next week. AT&T has just announced that MMS support will be coming on September 25th. Unfortunately, tethering will coming "in the future."

iPhone 3GS In Stock at Rogers: Mobile Syrup
iPhone 3GS To Get MMS: Mobile Crunch

Samsung Unveils X3 Notebook With 9 Hours of Battery Life

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Samsung has just made another announcement, it's the Samsung X3 notebook that will come in 15.6-inch and 11.6-inch models. Samsung kept their mouth shut about all of the details about these new notebooks, but they did reveal some information. This new notebook has: an unspecified Intel Dual-Core CPU, a 3-in-1 card reader, HSPA wireless connectivity, three USB 2.0 ports, a VGA / HDMI port, and a 6-cell battery long enough to last 9 hours / 6 hours while playing video. The notebook will have a matte body and will come in pearl white, titanium silver, and pearl black. According to Samsung, these notebooks will be in between the €699 ($997 USD) and €899 ($1,282 USD) price range.

There's a security feature that takes a photo each time it starts up. If the picture is not the rightful owner, the computer will be disabled. The software also allows stolen computers to be locked down or data erased remotely.

[CNet News]

MSI X-Slim X600 Notebook Coming to UK This Month

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If you're following this notebook you should know that it has already been up on Amazon for pre-orders in the US. Well, MSI has just announced that the X-Slim X600 notebook will be hitting the UK this month. In case you forgot, the X600 has: a 15.6-inch display with a 16:9 aspect ratio, 4GB of RAM, an Intel ULV Core 2 Duo CPU, and ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4330 graphics. This laptop will be available in the UK in either black or silver and the laptop itself is just 2.1kg and just 25mm thin.

The X600-055UK will be available for £799 ($1,305 USD) with: an Intel SU9600 1.6GHz CPU, an external optical drive, and a 500GB HDD. The X600-067UK will be available for £599 ($979 USD) with a 320GB HDD, an Intel ULV SU2700 1.3GHz CPU, and no external optical drive.

[Tech Radar, Pocket-Lint]

Nokia Not Attending MWC 2010 Because They Can't Manage Their Money

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Even though Nokia is announcing a bunch of items and devices at Nokia World at this very moment, they have gone out to mention that they will not be attending MWC 2010. Nokia mentioned that they "can't support the expenses of attending the large Barcelona trade show" because of their "direct marketing." Maybe they'll crash the party by announcing new phones with or without MWC. I think it's a dumb idea Nokia, you better change your minds.


Sprint Launching Redesigned HTC Hero On October 11th For $180

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Sprint has finally announced that they will be launching the HTC Hero. The launch will take place on October 11 and the price will be $179.99 USD after a $50 mail-in rebate on a 2-year contract. They will be launching the redesigned HTC Hero that we saw two days ago, but this colour above is definitely sexier than the one we saw. By the way, check it out on Sprint's official website.

Sprint’s first device with the Android™ platform available Oct. 11;
Pre-register for HTC Hero today at www.sprint.com/hero
OVERLAND PARK, Kan., and BELLEVUE, Wash. – Sept. 3, 2009 – Sprint (NYSE: S) and HTC Corporation today announced the upcoming arrival of the first wireless device offering the combination of the open and innovative Android platform with the high-speed connectivity of America’s most dependable 3G network1 (EVDO Rev. A), HTC Hero™ with Google™. Offering a rich mobile Internet experience, the much-anticipated HTC Hero offers synchronization for built-in Google mobile services, including Google Search™, Google Maps™, Gmail™, and YouTube™ as well as access to thousands of applications built on the Android platform.
Beginning on Oct. 11, customers will be able to purchase HTC Hero through all Sprint retail channels including Web (www.sprint.com), Telesales (1-800-SPRINT1) and our national retail partner Best Buy for $179.99 (excluding taxes) after a $50 instant savings and a $100 mail-in rebate with a two-year service agreement. Pre-registration begins today at www.sprint.com/hero.
Access to countless applications
As a charter member of the Open Handset Alliance™, Sprint is actively engaged with the Android community. Through Android Market™, HTC Hero users have access to more than 8,000 useful applications, widgets and fun games to download and install on their phone, with many more to come. Thousands of developers are working to introduce new Android applications every day.
Intuitive, user-focused and fun
HTC Hero is the first U.S. device to feature HTC Sense, an intuitive experience that was built with a guiding philosophy to put people at the center and allows the device to be completely customized to the wants and needs of the user. The device’s seven-panel wide home screen can be populated with customizable widgets that bring information to the surface.
HTC Hero users can easily create and switch between Scenes to reflect different moments or roles in their lives, such as work, social, travel and play. For example, a work Scene can be easily set up to include stock updates, work email and calendar, a play Scene could have music, weather, and a Twitter feed or a travel Scene could offer instant access to the local time, weather and maps.
Industry-leading features
HTC Hero features an integrated 5.0 MP camera and camcorder. It also offers easy access to personal and business e-mail, instant messaging and text messaging through POP, IMAP, and Exchange Active Sync accounts.
HTC Hero is a full-featured smartphone with Wi-Fi capability, a 3.2-inch capacitive touchscreen with pinch-to-zoom capability and a fingerprint resistant coating, integrated GPS navigation, and trackball navigation. Additional features include:
Stereo Bluetooth® 2.0 Wireless technology
accelerometer, light sensor and home screen widgets for improved usability
multimedia capable with microSD slot (32GB capable, 2GB included)
Sprint TV® with live and on-demand programming
NFL Mobile Live and NASCAR Sprint Cup MobileSM
easy access to social networking sites, including Facebook®, Flickr® and Twitter
visual voice mail for quick and easy access to specific voice mail messages
HTC Hero requires activation on a pricing plan offering unlimited data. Sprint’s Simply EverythingSM plan provides unlimited nationwide calling, texting, e-mail, social networking, Web browsing, GPS navigation, Sprint TV, streaming music, NFL Mobile Live, NASCAR Sprint Cup Mobile and much more for only $99.99 per month. That’s a savings of $1,200 over two years vs. a comparable AT&T iPhone® plan2. Sprint Everything Data plans with unlimited messaging and data start at just $69.99 for 450 minutes with unlimited night and weekend calling starting at 7 p.m. (All price plans exclude Sprint surcharges and taxes.)

[Engadget, Mobile Crunch]

Samsung Announces N130 and N140 Netbooks, Mum On Pricing

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Samsung Russia has just announced two new 10.1-inch netbooks, the N130 and N140. Both of these netbooks will have: a 10.1-inch display with a 1,024 x 600 resolution, integrated Intel GMA 950 graphics, 1GB of RAM, a 160GB HDD, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, an integrated 0.3MP webcam, three USB 2.0 ports, VGA output, and a card reader.

The differences between the two netbooks is that the N130 has: an Intel Atom 1.6GHz N270 CPU, a 1.5W moono speaker, and a 3-cell (2,300 mAh) / 6-cell (4,000 mAh) battery. The Samsung N120 netbook and this netbook are pretty darn similar... The N140 netbook, on the other hand, has: an Intel Atom 1.66GHz N280 CPU, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, 3W stereo speakers, and 6-cell batteries with both 5,200 and 5,900 mAh capacities.

The price hasn't been mentioned, but they should be available pretty soon.

Update: According to CNet News, the N140 netbook will have an estimated 11-hour battery life.