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Sony Unveils $1,300 Vaio L All-In-One PC and Vaio CW 14-Inch Notebook For $800; Both Windows 7 Equipped

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Sony has just announced the Vaio L Series which is of the all-in-one PC variant. The Vaio L will pack a touchscreen display, a TV tuner, and Blu-ray playback. This will be available with Windows 7 pre-installed and will have a $1,300 USD base price.

Sony has also announced the Vaio CW notebook with Windows 7 pre-insalled as well. This notebook has: a 14-inch display, an Intel Core 2 Duo 2.8GHz CPU, Nvidia GeForce GT210M / GT230M graphics, an optical drive, an optional Blu-ray drive, and VGA / HDMI outputs. Thankfully enough, it'll be launching with a base price of $799 USD, which is much cheaper than the Vaio X. However, it's not as portable as the Vaio X since it's 1.52-inches thick and weighs 5.3 pounds, which is actually normal.

Sony Vaio L: Engadget
Sony Vaio CW: Engadget

Kempler & Strauss Unveil 3.5G Smartphones, Now Available For $275

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A company I am unfamiliar with, Kempler & Strauss, have just unveiled their latest smartphone, as a part of their Billionair 7 handset. This smartphone has: a 3MP camera with digital zoom, WiFi / Bluetooth support, a 624MHz CPU, a full QWERTY keypad, a touchscreen display, a microSD card slot, quad-band 3.5G GSM connectivity, and WinMo 6.5. This handset is actually available now for around $275.

[Slash Gear]

Nokia Now Taking Pre-Orders For E72 In the UK

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We've seen it available for pre-orders online before so this shouldn't be all that surprising. The Nokia E72 has just made its way to Nokia's own website for £359 ($571 USD) unlocked. This smartphone will be the true successor to the E71. The official release date should be fairly soon. Check it out here.

AT&T Stocking On Tilt 2 On October 8th, Releasing It On the 18th

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According to the latest unconfirmed news, AT&T will begin to stock up on the HTC Tilt 2 (Touch Pro 2) as early as tomorrow (October 8th). This document above also tells us that this handset will be available in-stores starting on October 18th which is something that we've heard before.

Vodafone BlackBerry Storm II Ad Spotted At Carphone Warehouse

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At a Carphone Warehouse somewhere in Europe this ad has been spotted and it's the BlackBerry Storm 2. There's not much else to say here, but we're patiently waiting for this handset to launch. Yes, it'll be launching on Vodafone.

First Official Video Of the Twitter / Facebook / Zune / Last.fm Integration On the Xbox 360

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Although it's not available yet, Joystiq got a chance to try / look at Microsoft's Twitter / Facebook / Zune Video Marketplace / Last.fm integration on the Xbox 360. They liked the Facebook integration, but didn't really favour the Last.fm feature. Check out the video below.

Sony Shows Off 0.2mm Thin Flexible OLED Display, Caught On Video

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Sony has just demoed their flexible OLED display again. This technology is simply going to be amazing when it becomes mainstream. This display is just 0.2mm thin and was fully functional while displaying content. Check out the video below.

Windows 8 and Windows 9 Could Have 128-Bit Support

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According to the latest news, Microsoft is planning to ship Windows 8 with 128-bit capabilities. We've heard that Windows 8 - or whatever it's called - will be strictly 64-bit (no 32-bit), but it may include 128-bit support. Windows 9 is "definitely supporting" IA-128. Microsoft is still hard at work on Windows 8 so don't expect it to launch for another 2-3 years.

In related news, Windows 7 will be available in just over two weeks - October 22.

Nokia Booklet 3G Netbook Launching On October 22nd On O2 Germany

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Nokia has just spilled some more of the details on their netbook, the Booklet 3G. This netbook will be launching on O2 Germany on October 22nd for as low as €249 ($366 USD) on a 2-year contract where you'll have to pay €20 ($29 USD) monthly. Another option includes a "flat rate data tariff" which will cost €25 ($36) a month. If having a netbook on-contract isn't your thing then you'll reportedly be able to scoop one up for €699 ($1,029 USD), which definitely isn't cheap. It'll be launching with Windows 7 pre-installed.

Mitsubishi Unveils Eco-Friendly 23-Inch Full HD Monitor

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Mitsubishi has just unveiled their latest "green" LCD monitor. This monitor features a TN panel and has: a 23-inch Full HD (1,920 x 1,080) resolution, a 5ms response time, a 1,000:1 contrast ratio, HDMI / DVI inputs, and an "ECO Professional" model that will suck your power even less than usual. The release details haven't been mentioned yet, but Engadget expects it to be not-so expensive.

Extremely Thin - Under 1cm Thin - Dell Adamo XPS Shown Off; Also Unveil $5,000 Adamo Special Edition

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Dell has just shown off the Adamo XPS in the wild and it is damn thin. At just 9.99mm thin (0.4-inches), it explains why they purposely leaked the first side-profile photo of it back on September 9th (09 / 09 / 09). This notebook - that doubles as an expensive frisbee - will supposedly feature SSD options and an Intel ULV CPU of some sort, due to its thin nature.

Dell wasn't going to stop there. They also unveiled a new "special edition" of their original Adamo notebook (below). As you can somewhat see, the back of the Adamo 13 lid has a "Swarovski Crystal-embedded sterling silver snake." If that's your thing you might want to join the auction because I believe they're only making a few (possibly even just one) of these. The bidding will start at $5,000 USD.

Dell Adamo XPS: Electronista, Slash Gear
Dell Adamo "Special Edition": Engadget

World's Lightest Notebook the Sony Vaio X Launching For $1,300, Shipping With Intel Atom 2GHz CPU and THREE Batteries

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The latest leak involves the Sony Vaio X, which will be the world's lightest notebook. They were once bragging for world's thinnest rights, but that has been passed on to the Dell Adamo XPS. Anyways, it looks like the specs and the pricing have been somewhat leaked out.

This notebook is expected to have: an 11.6-inch LED-backlit display, SSD options, a multitouch trackpad, and an Intel Atom Z550 2.0GHz CPU. The standard battery will run for about 3.5 hours, while the larger battery is expected to last 14 hours somehow. This notebook weighs 1.6 pounds, is about 0.5-inches thin, and has some carbon fibre on it.

To crush your soul, it looks like the Sony Vaio X will have a base price of $1,499.99 supposedly Canadian currency.

Update: It looks like Engadget has just gotten word that the Vaio X will be launching for $1,299 USD. With the base price you'll be getting an Intel Atom CPU clocked at 2GHz, integrated GMA500 graphics, an integrated Verizon 3G card, and surprisingly enough the standard and the super long extended battery will be included. What you're getting definitely sweetens the deal, but I still feel that it's overpriced.

Update: Engadget just scooped up a photo of the long-lasting battery for the Vaio X. Take a look at the picture below, it is HUGE.

Update on September 8th: Netbooked just got the scoop on the three batteries of the Vaio X. Take a look at what they said below.

There are THREE batteries. First “S” battery is 655g and rated at 5 hours. Second “L” battery weighs 745g and rated at 10 hours. Last “X” battery is 1045g and rated at 20.5 hours. You can have a good look at the batteries here. Benchmarks (using BBench - visiting a website every minute with key input) reveal the S battery gets 2:57 hours, the L size gets 6:02 hours and the X battery gets 12:56 hours (50% brightness, balanced power mode, Wi-Fi ON).

Toshiba Pulls the Cover On K01, K02, and L01 at CEATEC

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In Japan today, Toshiba had a field day. During the CEATEC event, Toshiba unveiled the K01, the K02, and even the L01. Above is a photo of the K01 that should be getting launched by the end of the year. It has: a 4.1-inch WVGA capacitive touchscreen display, a slide-out QWERTY keyboard, and is going to be running WinMo 6.5. It's just 15mm thin, in case you were wondering.

The handset above is the Toshiba K02 that features two touchscreen displays with one of them having a WVGA display - supposedly 3.5-inches. This "smartphone" will also be running WinMo 6.5 and will feature a 10-key keyboard. I have no clue how this "smartphone" will work, so we'll have to wait for Toshiba to actually turn this on. This device is expected to get launched sometime next year.

Last, but not least, is what you see below - the Toshiba L01. This MID has a 7-inch touchscreen WVGA display, runs WinMo 6.5, and will reportedly be available in late 2010. This device has a separate QWERTY keyboard to give you a netbook-y experience.

Sony Ericsson Releases 12MP Satio (Idou) In Europe For €500 On Amazon

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Sony Ericsson has just released their 12MP cameraphone beast, the Satio - formerly called the Idou. This handset is running on S60 and also features: a 3.5-inch touchscreen display, a 12MP camera with xenon and LED flashes, and a 600MHz ARM Cortex CPU + PowerVR SGX graphics. This handset is now available in Europe unlocked for just €650 which comes out to about $954 USD. It's pretty damn expensive, but some people out there will think that it's worth it.

Update: Looks like it's only €499.97 ($734 USD) on Amazon in Europe, check it out here.

Android-Based Samsung InstinctQ M900 Launching as the Samsung Moment On Sprint On November 1st For $179

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The mystery is over. Samsung has just "accidentally" leaked out the Samsung Moment which we've actually been called the Samsung InstinctQ M900 for the longest time. This handset packs: a 3.2-inch AMOLED touchscreen display, an optical trackpad, a slide-out QWERTY keyboard, a 3.2MP camera, an 800MHz CPU, and their TouchWiz UI over Google's Android. We don't know when it will get launched right now, but we could know soon since Samsung is holding a press conference at around 2:00 EST today. This handset is expected to launch on Sprint though - clearly in the photo.

Update: According to Slash Gear, it's now official. The handset has all of the specs you see above plus: a 320 x 480 resolution, EV-DO Rev. A connectivity, WiFi b/g support, a 3.5mm headphone jack, a 3.2MP AF camera with a flash, a microSD card slot, GPS support, and this will be a "with Google" device. Sprint will be launching this handset on November 1st for $179.99 USD on a 2-year contract after a $100 mail-in rebate. Check out the official press release below.

Samsung Moment™
Power and Sophistication
Samsung Moment™, exclusively from Sprint, is Samsung’s first U.S. handset integrating the open and innovate Android™ platform with the high-speed connectivity of America’s most dependable 3G network (EVDO Rev. A.). Its slide-out QWERTY keyboard, optical joystick and brilliant 3.2-inch AMOLED touch-screen display, with wider viewing angles and crisper colors, will dazzle those who want the freedom to stay connected on the go and enjoy a PC-like experience. Samsung Moment provides access to built-in Google™ mobile services, including Google Search™, Google Maps™, Gmail™ and YouTube™, as well as thousands of applications, widgets and games available in Android Market™. It offers access to personal and corporate e-mail, WiFi capability, GPS navigation, accelerometer, full HTML Web browser, stereo Bluetooth®, 3.2-megapixel camera and camcorder, expandable memory up to 32GB and access to social networking sites, including Facebook®, Flickr® and TwitterTM.
• Full slide-out QWERTY keyboard
• Widescreen 3.2-inch AMOLED touch-screen display
• Android Market™
• Accelerometer and proximity sensor
• Outlook e-mail with Microsoft Direct Push Technology
and HTML support; E-mail (EAS), POP, IMAP
• Access e-mail from such well-known providers as AOL, Windows LiveTM including MSN®, Hotmail® and Yahoo!
• Easily view Word, Excel, PowerPoint on the go to maximize productivity
• Built-in WiFi 802.11 b/g
• Visual Voicemail for quick and easy access to voice mail messages
• Sprint Navigation with GPS-enabled, turn-by-turn driving directions, navigate with a 3D map that moves with you

• Android Market and access to such popular applications as Pandora®, ShopSavvyTM, Twitter, ShazamTM, amazon.com®, USA Today®, Flixster®, PacManTM, CraigslistCheckerTM, MySpaceTM Mobile and thousands of other applications
• 3.2-megapixel camera with flash and camcorder with auto-focus
• Advanced Stereo Bluetooth® wireless technology
• Sprint’s exclusive sports applications: NFL Mobile Live and NASCAR Sprint Cup Mobile
• Amazon MP3 Store and Media Player with 3.5-millimeter headphone jack
• Expandable Memory: 2GB MicroSD card included; supports up to 32GB MicroSD card

• Dimensions: 4.6 x 2.34 x 0.63 inches; weight 5.67 oz.
• Main Display: 3.2-inch AMOLED (320 x 480 pixels) 16M colors
• Standard 
Lithium (LiIon) battery: up to 5.5 hours continuous talk time*
Press Release:
Samsung’s First Android-Powered Phone, Samsung Moment™ with Google, Coming Soon to America’s Most Dependable 3G Network
Available Nov. 1, Samsung Moment from Sprint features a slide-out QWERTY keyboard, brilliant display screen and premium Web experience;
Pre-registration for Samsung Moment begins today at www.sprint.com/moment

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., and DALLAS – Oct. 7, 2009 – Sprint (NYSE: S) and Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile), the number one mobile phone provider in the United States1, today announced the upcoming availability of Samsung Moment, Samsung’s first U.S. handset integrating the open and innovative Android™ platform with the high-speed connectivity of America’s most dependable 3G network2 (EVDO Rev. A.) and the best value in wireless with the Any Mobile, AnytimeSM calling feature.
Samsung Moment represents a new generation of portable Internet access devices and provides access to built-in Google™ mobile services, including Google Search™, Google Maps™, Gmail™ and YouTube™, as well as thousands of applications available in Android Market™. Samsung Moment also offers the first Sprint 3.2-inch AMOLED touch-screen, creating crisper colors and wider viewing angles than other display screens. Samsung Moment is powered by an 800 MHz processor, making this device one of the fastest wireless phones available today.
Beginning Nov. 1, customers can purchase Samsung Moment through all Sprint channels including Web (www.sprint.com), Telesales (1-800-SPRINT1) and our national retail partners. Retail pricing will be $179.99 (excluding taxes) after a $50 instant savings and a $100 mail-in-rebate with a two-year service agreement. Pre-registration for this phone begins today at www.sprint.com/moment.
“Sprint is thrilled to add the powerful and sophisticated Samsung Moment to our growing portfolio of Android devices,” said Kevin Packingham, senior vice president of product development for Sprint. “This is the second Android product that will be available from Sprint this holiday season. With a full QWERTY keyboard, Samsung Moment allows customers to easily access the thousands of applications available in the Android Market. The excitement around Android products confirms Sprint’s decision several years ago to be a charter member of the Open Handset Alliance and lead the Open revolution.”
“The launch of Samsung Moment is an exciting realization of our commitment to providing consumers open, powerful and versatile devices,” said Omar Khan, senior vice president of strategy and product management for Samsung Mobile. “With the combination of the Android platform, applications, Web browser and a powerful 800 MHz processor, the user experience options are unlimited.”
Leveraging a library of applications
As charter members of the Open Handset Alliance™, Sprint and Samsung are closely aligned with the Android community. Through Android Market, Samsung Moment users can download thousands of applications, widgets and games on their phone. Pandora®, ShopSavvyTM, TwitterTM, ShazamTM, amazon.com®, USA Today®, Flixster®, PacManTM, CraigslistCheckerTM, and MySpaceTM Mobile are among the countless well-liked applications already available on Android Market. Additionally, customers can access Sprint Navigation and Sprint exclusive applications NFL Mobile Live and NASCAR Sprint Cup MobileSM already preinstalled on the device. Samsung Moment is a perfect solution for anyone who wants the freedom to stay connected on-the-go and enjoy a PC-like experience.

In addition, Sprint recently launched new tools on its developer Web site designed to make it easy for developers to create innovative applications for the Sprint Android-powered devices – http://developer.sprint.com/android. The enhancements will give developers access to Sprint products and services, including location-based services, messaging and geofencing through the Sprint Developer Sandbox. Developers using the site and tools will easily be able to create and test applications for the Android platform on the Sprint network.
Application developers will have a chance to learn more about Android at Sprint’s ninth annual developer conference this fall. The Sprint Open Developer Conference, Oct. 26-28 in Santa Clara, Calif., is open to all attendees and will feature information through speaker sessions and coding camps on developing applications for a range of platforms, including Android. For details, go to http://developer.sprint.com/devcon2009.
“The Samsung Moment and the Android platform are helping Sprint drive openness and innovation,” said Andy Rubin, vice president of mobile platforms at Google. “With the Samsung Moment’s built-in suite of Google mobile services, along with thousands of applications on Android Market, Sprint customers can enjoy a unique mobile experience.”
Samsung Moment offers simple device navigation through an optical joystick located just below the expansive display. It features Wi-Fi capability, integrated GPS navigation and accelerometer. Additional features include:
• 3.2-megapixel camera with flash and camcorder with auto-focus
• Stereo Bluetooth® 2.0 wireless technology
• Expandable memory up to 32GB
• 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 TwitterTM
• Media player with 3.5-millimeter headphone jack
• Visual voice mail for quick and easy access to specific voice mail messages
• Access to personal and corporate email through Active Sync

Customers who purchase the new Samsung Moment can also take advantage of Sprint’s newly announced Any Mobile, Anytime feature, which gives customers on the Sprint network unlimited calling to ANY wireless customer in the United States on any carrier anytime by selecting Sprint’s EverythingSM Data plans. This device requires activation on a pricing plan offering unlimited data, which includes the Everything Data and Simply Everything Plans.
The Simply Everything plan provides nationwide unlimited calling, unlimited text and unlimited data, including email, social networking, Web browsing, GPS navigation, Sprint TV, streaming music, NFL Mobile Live and NASCAR Sprint Cup Mobile, for only $99.99 per month. That’s a savings of $1,200 over two years vs. a comparable AT&T iPhone® plan3. 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 surcharges and taxes.)
Both Everything Data and Simply Everything plans are available to existing customers without extending the service agreement. New lines of service require a two-year service agreement.
The Sprint 3G Network is faster in more places than AT&T’s 3G network4, and Sprint has more than 20 times the coverage of T-Mobile’s current 3G network5, based on square miles. Since 2006, Sprint has invested almost $17 billion in capital to continue improving and expanding network performance.
Sprint is also the first national carrier to test, launch and market 4G technology. Separate from its 3G investment, Sprint has announced plans to extend its 4G leadership by launching the next-generation service in numerous markets in 2009, including the recently launched markets of Atlanta, Las Vegas and Portland, Ore.
Sprint is the only wireless carrier to offer Ready Now service with trained retail associates to work one-on-one with customers to personalize their Samsung Moment, set up features and demonstrate how it works before the customer leaves the store. Customers have the choice of sitting down with a Sprint retail associate at the time of purchase or they can schedule an appointment for a later time at www.sprint.com/storelocator


Palm Pre Headed To Sprint On October 14th Via Telefonica

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Like Germany via O2, Spain will also be getting the Palm Pre via Telefonica. This handset is expected to launch exactly a week from today - on October 14th. It'll be available for free if you're a new customer. You can check out more information about it here.

[Boy Genius]

Rogers Releasing HSPA Rocket Hub On Or Around November 3rd

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Okay, so Rogers has just announced that the Rocket Hub won't be launched this month, like they said a couple of days ago. They did mentioned that they will be launching it "around November 3rd" though, so that's definitely a good sign. Everything else you need to know is below.

2-year contract: $149.99 (there will be no 3-year contract)
No contract: $399.99
$50.00 up to 3GB of data
$60.00 3GB to 5GB
$75.00 5GB to 10GB

Data only (Flex Plan)
$35.00 0 to 3GB
$45.00 3GB to 5GB
$60.00 5GB to 10GB

- Data will also flex on your usage, voice won’t flex as it’s local UL
- You get unlimited voice minutes for local calls
- You can get unlimited Canadian Long Distance for $20.00
- The 
Sim card will be locked to the unit
- International roaming and voice minutes are disabled on these
- The hub needs juice, so it’s a fixed installation. If the power goes out the net/phone does not work.
- There will be a battery pack as an 
accessory coming
- the hub is cellular voice, not VoIP of the next UMA
- the Hub doesn’t require a cable / DSL connection
- the Hub has standard 
network jack so you can hook up non WiFi devices directly to it to have data access
- Device is optimized for 10 devices, but can and will take more as long as the connection and network can take it
- average usages during the test period was 3GB
- this is cellular so if you activate a Toronto CTN and take it to the cottage you can call out and around the cottage local but incoming calls are Long Distance. so you may want to activate a “cottage #”
- it’s a 7.2Meg compliant device

[Mobile Syrup]

Qualcomm Launching FLO TV PTV For $250, Monthly $9 Fee

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I'm sure you've seen this device before, it's the Qualcomm FLO TV. We have just gotten word that this will launch for $249.99 USD and there'll be a required $8.99 monthly charge - but you'll have to spend more to get more functionality of course. The device itself has a 3.5-inch capacitive touchscreen display and weighs just 5 ounces with a kickstand, stereo speakers, and a battery that can last around five hours. So... are you getting one, cause I know I won't be.

T-Mobile Launching myTouch 3G Fender Edition With 3.5mm Headphone Jack, T-Mobile Tap, and Nokia 3711 Later This Year

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T-Mobile has just announced three more handsets that they are planning to launch. First up is the most exiting of the three. A T-Mobile myTouch3G Fender Limited Edition (above)that features a 3.5mm headphone jack, a 16GB memory card, and some fake wood. This smartphone will be available later this year and keep in mind that it is a limited edition, so you'll have to act fast.

T-Mobile will also be releasing what appears to be a rebranded Huawei U7510 (above). They will be launching this handset as the T-Mobile Tap and it features: a 2MP camera, Stereo Bluetooth / GPS support, 3G connectivity, and TeleNav services. The release details haven't been mentioned yet.

Last, and possibly least, is the Nokia 3711 that has: a 2MP camera, an external / internal display, 3G, GPS / Bluetooth support, and Nokia Maps.

Update: Tmo Today has just scooped up a picture of the Fender Limited Edition T-Mobile myTouch 3G.

[Unwired Vew]

LBook Launching 8.9-Inch Tablet In March With Windows 7 For $350

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Although it won't get launched until March 2010, LBook has gone out to show off their tablet device anyway. Dubbed the LBook T9, it'll have: an 8.9-inch multi-touchscreen display, an Intel Atom Z530 1.6GHz CPU, 2GB of RAM, a 120GB HDD, WiFi / Bluetooth support, optional 3G connectivity, a couple of USB ports, an integrated webcam, Windows 7, and has a battery that should last around 4 hours. Like I said, it's expected to launch in March for around $350 to $375.

Foxconn Creating Apple "Tablet PC" With 10.6-Inch Display, Launching In Q1 2010?

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According to DigiTimes, Foxconn will be manufacturing the Apple "Tablet PC" and that it will be launching in Q1 2010. At launch, they'll have around 300,000 to 400,000 devices to sell. According to the rumour, their tablet PCs have a 10.6-inch multi-touchscreen display from Innolux Display - not WinTek.

Microsoft Working On Zune Software For Macs / WinMo Devices, Possibly Even iPhone / iPod; Zune Pass Could Join In

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Microsoft has just mentioned that they are working on getting their sexy Zune (4.0) software to Mac's and possibly even to the iPhone and / or iPods. They did mention that it's not a "high priority" right now, since they are focused on other stuff, like 1080p Zune Video Marketplace for the Xbox 360. The Zune Pass may also see the light of day on Apple hardware, but they're still going to have to work on it. Microsoft also mentioned that they're working on a version for WinMo devices.

Acer Aspire Timeline 1820P Caught With Multi-Touchscreen and Windows 7

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What you see above is an Acer Aspire Timeline 1820P and it looks like it will be outed with Windows 7 and is tipped off to have a touchscreen thanks to the swiveling display. The specs are as follows: an 11.6-inch multi-touchscreen display with a 1,366 x 768 resolution, an Intel Core 2 Solo SU3500 1.3GHz ULV CPU, and 2GB of RAM. Unfortunately, this is our first look at this tablet notebook, so the release details haven't been mentioned yet.

Gateway Unveils Two Multitouch All-In-One PCs With Windows 7, Launching This Fall

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Gateway has just unveiled two new all-in-one PCs that have touchscreen functionality and Windows 7 on-board. The lower-end of the two is the ZX4800 that has: a 20-inch multi-touchscreen display with a 1,600 x 900 resolution, an Intel Core 2 Duo T4300 2.1GHz CPU, integrated GMA X4500HD graphics, up to 4GB of DDR2 RAM, and up to a 750GB HDD.

The higher end PC is the ZX6800 series that features: a 23-inch multi-touchscreen display with a 1,920 x 1,080 resolution, an Intel Core 2 Quad Q8200S 2.33GHz CPU, discrete 1GB ATI Radeon HD 4670 graphics, up to 8GB of DDR3 RAM, up to a 1TB HDD / 64GB SSD, a DVD burner, an Ethernet port, WiFi support, six USB 2.0 ports, an eSATA port, an integrated "HD" webcam, a TV tuner, a wireless keyboard / mouse, and built-in speakers. Phew.

Both of these PCs should be available later this Fall for a starting price of $749.99 USD and $1,399.99 USD, respectively.

50-Inch 3D Panasonic Plasma TV Gets Shows Off AT CEATEC

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Just like we heard last week, at CEATEC Panasonic unveiled their 50-inch 3D plasma HDTV. Unfortunately, you'll still need to wear those dorky glasses to get the 3D effect. Engadget seemed to like the TV set and they mentioned that the G-Force demo "looked downright stunning, with depth being easily perceived and fast moving action whisking about seamlessly." I'm definitely excited to see more of this TV in the future.

Telus Samsung U450 Intensity Priced At $99 On Best Buy's Site -- Actually Now Available For $29 On Telus

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Although it's not available yet, the Telus Samsung U450 Intensity has just been priced on Best Buy's website here. As you can see in the above photo it will be prepaid for $99.99 CAD. As a refresher this handset has: a 2.1-inch display with a 176 x 220 resolution, a slide-out QWERTY keyboard, a 1.3MP camera, and a microSD card slot. It should be launching pretty soon.

Update: According to Mobile Syrup, Telus has just launched the Samsung Intensity. The Best Buy link has been pulled, since it's available for a lot cheaper. This handset is now available for $29.99 CAD on a 3-year contract, $129.99 on a 2-year contract, $179.99 on a 1-year contract, and $229.99 contract-free. Check it out here.

That Android-Based Dell Smartphone Is Launching In the USA As Well -- In 2010 On AT&T

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It looks like Dell's Android-based Mini 3i that his China already will actually be headed to the US as well - no word on a Canadian launch. Interestingly enough, the Mini 3i will be launching with a slightly beefier 5MP camera, although it will still feel plasticky. To make things even dumber - on Dell's part - they'll be launching this handset "with modified or missing Android libraries, making it a bit harder to program. The tipster reported that some apps won't work on this version." We don't know the release details, so we'll just have to wait for them to announce it.

Update: According to Engadget, it looks like AT&T will be the one launching the Android-based Dell handset in 2010.

[Crunch Gear]

Motorola Making Absolutely Zero Handsets Running WinMo 6.5

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It looks like Motorola could really be skipping over WinMo 6.5 since they have just made it official that they're going to be stepping out of the Windows Mobile game for now. I think they'll be back for WinMo 7, but don't be surprised if you see none of their phones running Windows Mobile 6.5 - since that's what they're planning on doing.

If they keep making devices like the Droid / Tao / Sholes, I don't think anyone will care if they make no WinMo phones ever again.