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Qualcomm FLO TV Spotted in the Wild, Actually Made By HTC

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I don't know if you remember this, but back in late August we heard that Qualcomm would be coming out with the FLO TV. According to the latest news about the said device, it's actually being made by HTC - but it will likely be powered by Qualcomm. We still don't know any details, but this photo above show us what it will look like in the flesh.

[Crunch Gear]

Nvidia Ion-Packed HP Mini 311 Netbook Now Available For $400

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Right on time, the HP Mini 311 netbook is now available to order. This netbook comes with a couple of customizations, so just check out their official website for everything you need to know. Don't forget that this netbook does have Nvidia's Ion graphics as a standard. You can check it out on HP's official website here for a base price of $399.99 USD.


Toshiba Releasing 18.4-Inch Qosmio Notebook With Core i7 and 1GB Nvidia Graphics In October

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Toshiba has just announced their monstrous desktop replacement, the Qosmio X500. This notebook will be outed with: an 18.4-inch Full HD (1,920 x 1,080) display, an Intel Core i7 2.8GHz CPU, Nvidia GeForce GTX 250MNV 1GB graphics, up to 8GB of DDR3 RAM, a Blu-ray optical drive, twin 500GB HDDs, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n / Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR support, three USB 2.0 ports, an HDMI output, and an USB 2.0/eSATA port, just in case. These specs are pretty high, so the price tag will be as well. Unfortunately, we don't know exactly how much this will launch for, but it will be available by the end of next month (October).

[Slash Gear]

Full Spec Sheet of the LG BL20 Leaked

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LG has just unofficially unveiled their full spec sheet of their upcoming BL20 Chocolate. The specs are below, but the release details still have not been mentioned. Check out the speck sheet below, via Unwired View. By the way, it looks like the BL20 may not have GPS / WiFi support, which definitely sucks.

  • GSM/GPRS/EDGE 900/1800/1900 MHz
  • UMTS/HSDPA 900/2100 MHz
  • 2.4 inch TFT QVGA display with 262K colors
  • SMS and MMS 1.2
  • Email (SMTP, POP3, IMAP4)
  • WAP 2.0/HTML/XHTML web browser
  • Bluetooth 2.1
  • USB 2.0
  • PC Sync
  • 5MP camera with autofocus, flash and video recording
  • ARM9 processor (unknown frequency)
  • 256MB Flash memory
  • 128 MB RAM
  • MicroSD card support, up to 16GB
  • 106.9 x 50.8 x 12.3 mm
  • 115 grams

[Unwired View]

Microsoft Says Over 30 WinMo 6.5 Devices Expected By Year's End

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Windows Mobile 6.5 is going to be hitting the world in less than 2 weeks - October 6th - and Microsoft has just made an announcement. According to the senior director of the GCR Mobile Team Unit at Microsoft China, Benjamin Tan, at least 30 WinMo 6.5 handsets are going to launch by the end of the year. This is great news for WinMo lovers. If the HTC Leo launches this year, I could hop on-board.

[Slash Gear]

Sony Ericsson Satio Hitting Vodafone October, Samsung Genio Coming Soon Too

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We already know that Vodafone had the Nokia E72, the LG GM750 and the XPERIA X2 listed on their website, but now it looks like two more handsets have made their way to the "Coming Soon" page. The Sony Ericsson Satio - formerly called the Idou - which packs a 12.1MP camera and the less-exciting Samsung Genio - earlier named the Corby. Vodafone says that the Satio is coming as early as next month (October), but lists no possibly date for the Genio. Either way it's something to look forward to.

Vodafone has a couple of hansets on their "Coming Soon" list, so check them all out here.

[Engadget Mobile, Vodafone]

TRENDnet Unveil World's Smallest WiFi 802.11n USB Adapter, 150Mbps Included

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TRENDnet has unveiled their latest WiFi 802.11n USB adapter. The TEW-648UB is the world's smallest (just 1.3-inches long) of its kind, and can pump out 150Mbps. This is only half the speed of the 802.11n standard, but that's because it doesn't have MIMO since it's so small I'm assuming. But, 150Mbps could be enough for you. This device should be available for around $20 to $25 USD.

[Slash Gear]

iPhone Coming to China Unicom in October

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It looks like China Unicom and Apple have finally come to a deal on the iPhone. China Unicom will be offering the 8GB model for 1,999 CNY ($293 USD) and the 16GB model for 2,999 CNY ($439 USD) starting as early as next month (October). Of course, you'll have to agree to a contract where you have to pay at least 186 CNY ($27 USD). We'll see how much users sign up for the iPhone pretty soon, it should be interesting.

[Mac NN]

5-Inch eviGroup Android MID Hitting France This December

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Remember that mysterious 5-inch Android MID that we identified as an eviGroup device. Well, it is reportedly going to be available in France this December for about $300 to $400 USD. The eviGroup Wallet MID has: a 5-inch touchscreen display, 3G / WiFi / GPS support, a TNT TV tuner, 8GB of internal storage, a microSD card slot, a built-in camera, and two miniUSB OTG ports. It'll be available in France at first - like I said - but they're looking to release it to other places in the future as well. Still interested?

[Slash Gear]

Teclast Unofficially Reveal T58 PMP Running Android

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We recently heard about the Teclast T56 PMP and here's the T58. This PMP is going to be running the Android OS and the specs aren't clear at the moment. It could have: WiFi / GPS support, and 720p video playback. Everything else is unknown right now, so we'll just have to wait until Teclast makes this baby official.

[Akihabara News]

Alienware Make m15x Gaming Notebook With Core i7 and Area 51 / Aurora Desktop PCs Official!

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Looks like the tip from yesterday proved to be correct. Alienware has leaked out the m15x. This notebook is definitely packed with a bunch of goodies. In the Alienware m15x, you can expect: a 15.6-inch LED-backlit display with a 1,920 x 1,080 resolution, up to 8GB of DDR3 RAM, HDD / SSD options, a Core i7 CPU, a 2MP webcam, optional Blu-ray optical drive, FireWire, three USB 2.0 ports, an eSATA port, an ExpressCard / 8-in-1 card reader slot, an optional 9-cell battery, and a DisplayPort / VGA port. Unlike the m17x, it likely will not have a dual-GPU option, but if it does then it'll push the price that much more.

In the meantime, you can check it out on Alienware's support page. Look out for the official announcement later today from Alienware themselves.

Update: Alienware has just officially announced the gaming m15x notebook, the new Area 51 / Area 51 ALX, and the Aurora / Aurora ALX  desktop PCs. In case you wanted to know, the m15x has a Nvidia GeForce GTX 260M GPU. Since I'm living the University life now, I won't have time to talk about it today. It's a fairly lengthy post, but you can check it out on Engadget [here] now!

[Engadget, vg247]

HTC Looking At Broadcom For 3.5G Chipsets, Currently Developing Tegra-Based Handset?

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It looks like DigiTimes is back at it again. According to the latest rumour, HTC is looking at Broadcom for new 3.5G chipsets - even though HTC uses Qualcomm all the time. This would help HTC create more "mid to entry-level smartphones." The rumour mill also mentioned that HTC is currently developing handsets with 3.5G chips and Nvidia's Tegra. Talk about awesome.

[Unwired View]

Android-Based HTC Tattoo Gets FCC Approval

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As you already know, the HTC Tattoo will be a cheap handset supposedly running the Donut build of Android - 1.6. Well, it has just passed the FCC with Bluetooth / WiFi support, and quad-band GSM/EDGE with HSDPA 900 / 2100 MHz connectivity. Check out the official FCC listing here.

[Engadget Mobile]

More Samsung I5700 Galaxy Lite Images Pop Up, New Black With Red Colour -- Delayed Until 2010!?

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We've already seen the I5700 Galaxy Lite running Android in the white / lime green flavour, so the more interesting colour is on the right side which is a black / red colour which - I think - looks better. I like my devices black. More or less the full spec sheet is below, courtesy of Tmo Today. And yes, that does say TouchWiz, so we could be seeing a bit of Samsung manipulating on this handset - unlike the original I7500 Galaxy.

Update: According to Tech Radar, this handset could be delayed until early 2010. That would suck.

  • 3.0 inch WQVGA TFT touchscreen
  • 3.2 megapixel camera
  • Android OS 1.5
  • Google Apps and Android Market
  • Bluetooth 2.0
  • USB 2.0
  • Wi-Fi
  • 3G (HSDPA)
  • TouchWiz (!)
  • Accelerometer
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
  • 200MB internal memory and microSD up to 32GB
  • GPS

[Tmo Today]

IDF Spawns New Point Grey USB 3.0 1080p-Capable Webcam

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At IDF, Point Grey has just awesomely demonstrated their USB 3.0 webcam that will allow you to show off yourself in uncompressed 1080p video at 60fps. Talk about wicked stuff. Gizmodo said, "It's definitely the sharpest webcam image I've ever seen, giving crystal-clear picture even on the huge 42-inch demo monitor." So, yes, this is a big deal. Unfortunately, USB 3.0 is not entirely mainstream at this point, so you'll need a PCI-Express-to-USB-3.0 card if you're really interested. This webcam will be available late this year or early next year, but the price hasn't been mentioned yet.


Nintendo Wii Price Cut Apparently Starting On September 27th -- Document To Prove It

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Like we kept on hearing last week, the Wii price cuts looks like it will be in effect in a couple of days. On Sunday, September 27th, the Nintendo Wii will drop to $199.99 USD. There's not much left to mention here, but it does state that Nintendo will make this all official this Friday (my birthday), September 25th.