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Nintendo Wii To Get a Price Cut To $199 In Two Weeks!

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It looks like all of the "next-gen" consoles will go through a price drop soon. According to this Toys R Us ad, the Nintendo Wii will be dropping in price to $199 USD. The ad also mentioned that the Wii price cut will be in effect starting on the week of September 27th, which is two weeks from today. We'll see what happens when that day comes.


Palm Pixi Packs a 600MHz CPU, Plus a Bit More

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Last week we heard about the Palm Pixi and it was finally made official. Unfortunately, we didn't know the CPU, until now. I'll save you the harm of checking out the link below. Here's what Engadget had to say.

Thankfully, Qualcomm has now come out and clarified that situation so Palm doesn't have to, and detailed the complete specs for the MSM7627 chipset that powers the Pixi. The big news there is that the chipset packs two ARM cores on a single chip, including one dedicated 600MHz applications processor, and a separate 400MHz modem processor to offload some of the heavy lifting. Otherwise, the phone is said to pack a 200MHz, OpenGL 2.0-supporting GPU for some decent gaming capabilities, and a 320MHz application DSP to handle multimedia on the device, including full 30 fps WVGA video encoding and decoding.


Gaming on the Nokia N900 Using the TV Output, Shown on Video

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Did you remember that the Nokia N900 had a TV output? No? Okay, well I didn't either. Below is - I believe - the first video of the N900 using its TV output to display gaming on your large TV at home. Unfortunately, the N900 only has 2 pre-installed games and Nokia's N-Gage game download service will not be available for the N900, so that is a big let down. The N900 may not pack the same graphics power as the 3G iPod Touch or the iPhone 3GS, but it does have a native resolution of 480 x 800.

[Slash Gear]

New Palm App Catalog Pictured, Rollout Imminent

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What you see above could be the first look at the revamped Palm App Catalog. There's not much to say here, because Engadget Mobile summed it up best. By the way, this new App Catalog should be rolling out to users very soon, since Palm did mentioned a "mid-September" release date for this.

Major new features include the aforementioned support for credit card payments, some sort of tag cloud that appears to show up when searching, and integrated app management, while many other screens have been gently tweaked from the early release Pre owners are using today.

[Engadget Mobile]

LG Unveils 22 and 24-Inch W86 Series Monitors, Launching Next Month

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LG has just unveiled two new LED-backlit monitors. The W86 Series have: a 2ms response time, a 700,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio, "smart controls," auto brightness, and EZ Zooming. If you're interested, I should tell you that the 22 and 24-inch models will be available next month (October) for £249 ($413 USD) and £299 ($496 USD), respectively.

[Tech Digest]

LG GB270's Looks Are Completely Customizable and Cheap

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Believe it or not but these two handsets are actually the same phone. It really is. It's the LG GB270. You can swap the covers of this phone and it will change the colour, the d-pad, the bezel shape, the external lanyard in the top right corner, and even the keypad. Unfortunately, that's the best thing about this handset.

Other specs include: tri-band GPRS connectivity, a VGA camera, Bluetooth 1.2 support, and a microSD card slot. This handset is already available if you look hard enough and it should be pretty cheap.

[Engadget Mobile]

INQ Creating Touchscreen Phones in the Future With Android-On-Board

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INQ has mentioned that they are going to make touchscreen phones in the future and these said phones will be running Android. Like the INQ Mini 3G and the INQ Chat 3G, these handsets will likely implement social networking features into the OS itself - similar to Motorola's MOTOBLUR. We'll just have to see exactly what INQ has in store for us since they are promising "cool things."

[Engadget Mobile]

JVC HD Everio GZ-HM400 Camcorder Now Shipping in the US For $999.95

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Interested in a new camcorder at this very moment? Well, it's your lucky day because the JVC HD Everio GZ-HM400 is available and is now shipping in the US of A. This camcorder has: a 10.3MP sensor that will record Full HD resolution, 32GB of internal storage, an SD / SDHC card slot, and it can also take 9MP pictures. Fortunately, you'll also be able to record video in three slow-motion modes: at 120fps, at 300fps, and at 600fps. It uses AVCHD format, and I'm pretty sure that's a good thing.

This camcorder is now available for $999.95 USD.

[Engadget HD]

DosPara Releases Desktop PC With Intel Core i7 860 CPU

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Although it's not a flashy desktop PC, it's the new DosPara Prime Galleria HX. This desktop PC features: an Intel Core i7 860 2.8GHz CPU, 4GB of RAM, a 1TB HDD, GeForce GTX260 graphics, a DVD SuperMulti SATA, and Windows Vista Home Premium. This is reportedly available in Japan for 119,980 yen ($1,327 USD).

[Akihabara News]

Dell Selling the Zune HD Now, 15% Off Too!

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You should know that the Microsoft Zune HD will be available tomorrow, but only in the USA. Well, if you're really interested in this Nvidia Tegra-packing PMP, you should head over to Dell's website. They are selling the Zune HD now and they are also slashing 15% off of the price tag they have.

Use 6FWJ247J1P44CK to bring the 32GB model down to $246.49 and 6FWJ247J1P44CK to drop the 16GB down to $186.99. The Zune HD might not have the gaming capabilities of the iPod touch or the vast app store, but it’s a solid multimedia device with a built-in FM/HD radio, 720p output, wireless sync and an Internet browser. Think different.

Both of the links are in the above quote.

[Crunch Gear]

Pantech C790 Handset Hitting AT&T On October 1st?

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According to a tipster, AT&T will be launching the Pantech C790 on October 1st for around $30 on a 2-year contract. This handset is expected to have a slide-out QWERTY keyboard, a 2MP camera, and 3G / Bluetooth support. It will also be available in two colours: red with a black keypad and blue with a blue keypad. Unfortunately, I don't know what this phone looks like since I believe this is the first time we're hearing about it.

[Phone Arena]

HP Envy 15 Notebook Spotted Online

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Here's another HP notebook that looks like a MacBook Pro. This morning we saw the HP Envy 13 and this is the HP Envy 15. This notebook has: a 15-inch display, a 1.6GHz Intel Core i7 720QM CPU, a 320GB HDD, 4GB of RAM, ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4830 graphics, a chiclet keyboard, a night vision webcam, WiFi 802.11 a/g/n, three USB 2.0 ports, an HDMI / eSATA port, audio jacks, Bluetooth support, Windows 7 Home Premium, and a 6-cell battery. You can check it out at this link here.

Update on September 15th: According to Gizmodo, this notebook will be available for $1,799 USD.


HTC Leo / Firestone Pictured in the Wild Beside a Touch Pro 2 -- HTC Pro Three On Back

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There's not much to say here, you have the HTC Leo / Firestone on the left side and the Touch Pro 2 on the right side. The HTC Leo has: a 4.3-inch touchscreen display with a 480 x 800 resolution, a 1GHz Snapdragon CPU, a 5MP camera with an LED flash, 320MB of RAM, 512MB of ROM, a microSD card slot, and it's clearly running Windows Mobile 6.5.

Update: GSM Arena scooped up a bit more photos of the HTC Leo / Firestone. Just like we heard back saw in mid-August this real unit has "HTC Pro Three" on the back. Keep in mind that this could be just a codename. The 5MP camera is also unconfirmed at the time.

[Engadget Mobile, Slash Gear]

Samsung Releases Their App Store For the i900 Omnia

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The world's second phone maker - in terms of market share - have just released their new App Store in France, Italy, and in the UK. Right now there are 300 apps available for a user to download, but Samsung has mentioned that they are planning to have 2,000 apps on the store by the end of this year. Unfortunately, the App Store is only available on the Samsung i900 Omnia right now.

[Samsung Hub, WMPowerUSer]

Rogers HSPA+ Network To Be Available on September 28th in 5 Canadian Cities

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For the past couple of months, we've been hearing about Rogers launching their new HSPA+ network. Well, Rogers is now the first company in North America to push out this new network that is capable ot pumping out 21Mbps speeds. Rogers' new HSPA+ network is going to be available starting on September 28th in 5 cities: Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Ottawa, and Montreal. This new Internet stick is available for pre-orders and will cost $74.99 CAD monthly or $200 contract-free and, unfortunately, there are no devices that can take full advantage of this speed right now. However, Rogers has mentioned that devices will be rolling out slowly over the next couple of months.

So, Canadians, you should probably wait just a little bit longer to get this new stick - unless you really want to get the fastest network in North America.

Update: Mobile Syrup has just got their hands on Rogers announcing their new HSPA+ launch party. Check out the 8 minute video below.

[Mobile Syrup, Electronista, Boy Genius]

Nokia Selling 72 E72's in Jakarta Tomorrow

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Yes, that's right. Tomorrow Nokia will be releasing 72 Nokia E72's in Jakarta - yes, a pre-sale event. Apparently though, you have to already own an E-Series Nokia device to attend this event. The E72 is the successor to the Nokia E71 and it has: a 2.4-inch QVGA display, a 5MP camera, a microSD card slot, an FM radio, quad-band GSM / HSUPA/HSDPA connectivity, an optical trackpad, WiFi / aGPS / Bluetooth support, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and USB 2.0 connectivity. We don't know the price tag right now, but we're hearing that it'll launch for 350 euros ($500 USD). We'll know all the details soon, since the pre-release starts and ends tomorrow.

[GSM Arena]

Asus Eee Keyboard PC Launching Next Month in North America and Europe

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The rumour proved to be true, Asus have just confirmed that their Eee Keyboard PC will be available next month (October) in North America and Europe. The price hasn't been mentioned yet, but we've heard it'll be in the $400 to $500 price range. In case you're interested - because you should be - the Asus Eee Keyboard PC has: a 5-inch touchscreen display, an Intel Atom 1.6GHz CPU, 1GB of RAM, a 16GB / 32GB SSD, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth support, HDMI output, and wireless UWB HDMI. The OS hasn't been completely confirmed, so we could see Windows 7 as well an Moblin on here.


Android-Based General Mobile DSTL1 Caught on Video

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We've seen this Android-based handset before, so don't be too surprised. The General Mobile DSTL1 has: a 3-inch resistive touchscreen display, an Intel Marvell 628MHz CPU, a 5MP AF camera with an LED flash, a microSD card slot (4GB card in the box), and dual SIM card slots. Unfortunately, we still don't know the price or when it will be released.

[Slash Gear]

HP Envy 13 Notebook is Sexy, Looks Like a MacBook Pro

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If I didn't know any better I would've thought this was another 13-inch MacBook Pro, but it's not. This right here is the HP Envy 13 and it looks damn sexy - like Apple's MacBook Pro line-up is. This notebook is expected to have: a 13.1-inch display, an Intel CPU, two USB 2.0 ports, an HDMI output, and Windows 7. We don't know the full spec sheet right now, but we should find out soon since it's expected to launch next month (October). Once again, this notebook looks hot; take a look at another photo below.

Update: According to Gizmodo, this notebook will be available for $1,699 USD.


Dell Releases Two 24-Inch Monitors, the U2410 and ST2410

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This monitor is already available in Japan, but now it's available on Dell USA's website. The UltraSharp U2410 is an IPS monitor that has: a 24-inch display with a Full HD (1,920 x 1,080) resolution, a 6ms response time, a 178-degree viewing angle, a 1,000:1 contrast ratio, and it covers 100% of sRGB color space / 96% of AdobeRGB's. This monitor also comes with a variety of ports, such as DisplayPort, DVI, HDMI, component, composite, and VGA. This display is now available on Dell's website here for $599 USD.

Update: Another monitor is also available, it's the Dell ST2410. This is another 24-inch monitor from Dell that also comes packed with a 50,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio, and has DVI / HDMI / VGA inputs. You can check it out on Dell's website here for only $259 USD.

[Electronista, Engadget]

Tainell T500 MID To Be Released This October

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Tainell is working on getting their new MID out this October. The T500 MID seems to feature: a 5-inch touchscreen display with a 1,024 x 600 resolution, an Intel Atom Z510 / Z520 / Z530 CPU, 1GB of RAM, a 32GB SSD, a 1.3MP webcam, WiFi / Bluetooth / GPS support, optional 3G, and a 4-cell (2,400 mAh) battery big enough to give you above 6 hours of touch-time. When it gets released, you'll have a choice of choosing Windows XP, Moblin or even Windows 7. We don't know how much Tainell will release this MID for though.


LG Announces First Android-Based Handset, the LG GW620; Launching in Q4

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Finally, LG has revealed their first handset running Android. The LG "Etna" has just been revealed to be the LG GW620! At IFA 2009 last week, we did hear that this handset does have: a 3-inch touchscreen display, a 5MP camera, Bluetooth / USB 2.0 support, and a slide-out QWERTY keyboard. Judging from the picture above, LG has toyed with Android a little bit and they implemented their own S-Class UI flavour to it. This handset is expected to launch in "select European markets" in Q4 of this year, but the price hasn't been mentioned yet. Check out what LG had to say here.

MMS Hitting AT&T iPhones Already!

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Two weeks ago we heard that MMS would be coming to the iPhone - on AT&T - on September 25th. Well, the good news is that it has apparently been rolling out to a few customers already. There's not much left to say, but it's been spotted almost two weeks earlier than the scheduled date.