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New TI OMAP Coprocessor To Support 20MP Cameraphones With 720p Video Recording Capabilities

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Although there are only a few 12MP cameraphones available now (thanks to the TI OMAP-DM515 coprocessor), we're already hearing about the successor, the TI OMAP-DM525 coprocessor which could deliver cameraphones with up to a 20MP sensor and 720p HD video recording. Technology evolves way too fast and we should see these in some phones sometime in 2010 - probably the last half. Hopefully we'll see something at CES though.

Acer Aspire Revo 3610 Nettop Now Available With Windows 7 and Nvidia Ion For Just $330

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Acer's R3610-U9012 is about to get updated in style. The new model will be rocking: an Intel Dual-Core Atom 330 CPU, 2GB of RAM, Nvidia Ion graphics, a 160GB HDD, six USB 2.0 ports, HDMI / VGA / eSATA ports, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, a multicard reader, an Ethernet port, a VESA mount, and Windows 7. This nettop should be available now for around $330 USD.

T-Mobile Ad Leaks Project Black / Project Dark Announcement -- Still Unclear Exactly What It Is

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This T-Mobile ad above has just leaked out and it appears to be the Project Dark / Project Black announcement. Nothing's confirmed but Boy Genius suggests that it could be that $50 unlimited plan plus some other goodies like a 21Mbps HSPA network. We'll have to see when it all unfolds either this Sunday or next Sunday.

Apple Pulls Blu-Ray From Next iMacs, Still Being Powered By Mobile Core i7's Though

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If you recall, the upcoming iMac's should have a Blu-ray option. Well, it looks like Apple decided to pull the Blu-ray option "at the last minute." Likely because Apple figured that it wouldn't benefit their profits as much as they'd like. The good news here is that the mobile Intel Core i7 CPU should be powering this bad boy.

Boy Genius Gives Us a Glimpse Of Android 2.0 "Eclair"

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Ever since Boy Genius got their hands on the Motorola Droid headed to Verizon they've been teasing us. This morning they showed us a 35 second clip of them turning it on and now they're showing us exactly what Android 2.0 "Eclair" has in-store for us. And yes, this is great news. They have a ton of information so check out the link below. It's a must read for Android and non-Android fans! Oh yeah, it looks like the Droid will really be outed with Android 2.0, so forget about that Q2 2010 rumour we heard about.

[Boy Genius]

Vodafone Now Taking Pre-Orders For the Nokia N97 Mini, Launching On October 29th

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It looks like Vodafone is now taking pre-orders for the Nokia N97 Mini! According to their website here, they'll be launching it on October 29th for free on an 18-month / 2-year contract. Of course, you'll have to pay more monthly on the 18-month contract - around £40 ($65 USD) monthly. Check it out here.

On Nokia's own website they have the N97 Mini listed for £429 ($700 USD) and the original N97 is listed for £449 ($732 USD), which really isn't much of a difference.

Picture Source: Vodafone

Verizon To Launch the Samsung Omnia II On November 1st?

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Although it's not confirmed, the latest rumours state that Verizon will be launching the Samsung Omnia II on November 1st. This is the first report I've heard about this, so don't be upset when November 1st passes and it still hasn't hit the shelves. According to the reports it's being delayed until November so that they can release the handset with WinMo 6.5 pre-installed. Could it really be true?

[Phone Arena]

GSM Arena Gets Up Close and Personal With the Sony Ericsson XPERIA X3 -- To Be Announced This November?

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Even though Sony Ericsson lost a ton of money this quarter, they're still planning to launch one of the best handsets all time, the XPERIA X3. It's been almost a month since we've heard anything about the X3, and that's a bad thing. Thankfully, GSM Arena has saved the day by showing us the very first live shot of this amazing handset.

The XPERIA X3 has been confirmed to feature: a 4-inch capacitive touchscreen display with a 480 x 852 resolution, a Qualcomm QSD8250 Snapdragon 1GHz CPU, GPS / WiFi / HSDPA support, an 8MP AF camera, and Google's Android OS. Those are definitely one of the best specs on a phone I've ever seen.

Update: According to SEMC Blog, the XPERIA X3 will be announced early next month - November - and will be available later on in Sensuous Black and Luster White. We'll believe it when we see it, since it's just a rumour.

[GSM Arena]

Intel Pricing On "Pine Trail" Atoms Leak Out, 1.86GHz Atom N470 Expected To Launch In March 2010

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Yesterday we heard that the Intel Atom N450 1.66GHz CPU will be launching on January 3rd, 2010 and now we're hearing that the 1.86GHz Atom N470 CPU will be available starting sometime in March 2010. The N470 CPU will cost $75 USD and the lower-end N450 will be available for $64 USD. The reports also state that the Dual-Core D510 CPU will be available for $63 USD and the Single-Core D410 will be available for $43 USD.

In comparison, the current Dual-Core Atom 330 CPU is available for $43 USD and the Single-Core Atom 230 CPU is available for just $29 USD.


Boy Genius Has a Motorola Droid! Teases Us Big Time.

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Boy Genius looks like they've got their hands on the Motorola Droid (Sholes / Tao) and they're doing a great job teasing us. Just take a look at the 35 second video clip below.

[Boy Genius]

Android Coming to the Creative Zii EGG Next Week

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For a while now the Creative Zii EGG has been available (to developers), but it's been running a custom OS for the time being and not Google's Android. Fortunately, we've just gotten word via Twitter that the Android installer will be coming as early as next week. The Zii EGG is a pretty good device, it just sucks that it was fairly crippled at launch.

The Zii EGG features: a 3.5-inch 10 point multi-touchscreen display with a 320 x 480 resolution, WiFi / Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR support, 1080p video output, OpenGL ES support, and HD playback. We're still waiting for this device to launch for the everyday user and it looks we're going to have to keep on waiting.

O2 UK and Ireland Release the Palm Pre For Free!

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Today's the day! O2 has just released the Palm Pre overseas in the UK - and last we heard the demand for this handset over there were more than that of the iPhone. Even though you're probably too late at this point, the first 10 people that show up to buy a Pre at your local O2 store will receive a free Touchstone charger. O2 is now selling the Pre (here) for free on an 18-month contract where you'll have to pay at least £44.05 ($72 USD) and for free on a 2-year contract for as low as £34.26 ($59 USD) monthly.

O2 Ireland (here) is also offering the Pre, but the prices are higher and you only get 1GB of data. They are offering it for free on a lengthy plan or prepaid for €419 ($627 USD).

Nokia N900 Reportedly Coming By the End of October

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We've just got word - via Nokia's own official US store - that the Nokia N900 running Maemo 5 will be available by the end of this month which is great news. I know a lot of people have been looking forward to this handset, especially since it's their flagship device. It's available on Nokia's own website (here) for $649 USD, but I'm sure that you can find a slightly better deal somewhere else.

On Amazon US' website here they're selling the N900 for $582.99 USD, but the release date hasn't been posted yet.

Microsoft Stores Set To Launch Same Day As Windows 7? October 22nd.

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According to various reports, Microsoft could be planning to open their first set of stores on their Windows 7 launch day, which is October 22nd if you didn't know that already. "According to Wall Street Journal, the stores will sell Windows-based laptops and cellphones and allow consumers to play Xbox 360 games on a 94-inch in-store screen. It'll even have a "counter" where people can bring their Microsoft gear for help." The Microsoft stores appear to be a "nearly exact replica" of Apple's stores, so we'll just have to see how this works out - if it launches on the expected date.

HTC HD2 Gets Two Short Videos, One Shows HTC's Twitter App: Peep

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Above and below are two videos regarding the HTC HD2. In the first video we get a glimpse of the weather animations and in the second video we get a glimpse of HTC's Twitter app, called Peep. There's not much left to say here, but be sure not to miss these two videos!

Samsung I5700 Galaxy Lite To Be Launched As the Spica

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It looks like today we've gotten another look at the Samsung I5700 that was once named the Galaxy Lite. This time it's being touted as the Samsung Spica - which isn't entirely all that new. The specs are identical to what we've heard before: a 3-inch AMOLED touchscreen display with a 240 x 384 resolution, a 3.2MP AF camera, GPS support, FM radio, an old-school Qualcomm 528MHz CPU, Android, and a 1500 mAh battery. There should also be a microSD card slot on-board somewhere. The release details haven't been mentioned yet, but Engadget suggests that it likely won't see the light of day in the US.

Fido Launching Nokia 2720 Fold an Sony Ericsson T715a By the End of November

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Fido has just announced that they'll be launching the Nokia 2720 Fold and the Sony Ericsson T715a by the end of November. As a refresher, the 2720 Fold has: a 1.3MP camera with video capabilities, an FM radio with RDS, Bluetooth support, and a 2.5mm headphone jack. It's expected to launch for free on a 2-year contract and $125 CAD contract-free or prepaid.

The T715a is a slider handset that features a 2.2-inch display with a 240 x 320 resolution and a 3.2MP camera. This handset is expected to launch for $50 CAD on a 2-year contract and $175 CAD contract-free or prepaid.

Verizon Now Has HTC Touch Pro 2 In Stock, Still $199! -- Out of Stock Again.

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There's not much to say here, but Verizon finally has the HTC Touch Pro 2 in stock again. Check it out on their website to get one for $199.99 USD on a 2-year contract now.

Update: As of right now, I don't know if they have WinMo 6.5 pre-installed.

Update: It looks like it's already out of stock. Sorry guys.

Un-Jailbreakable iPhone 3GS' Get Jailbroken -- Surprise, Surprise!

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Two days ago we heard that Apple was starting to ship "un-jailbreakable" iPhone 3GS' and, well, they've just been jailbroken, but it is a bit harder. In a couple of weeks though, we should see the iPhone 3GS properly jailbroken and the whole world will be in peace again.

It turns out the new boot ROM doesn't totally prevent the 24kpwn exploit employed by the Dev Team hackers, but instead just kind of interferes with it. The result? You can still jailbreakyour late-model 3GS, but the device needs to be tethered to your computer in order to boot up. It's a major annoyance, especially given how crash-happy 3.1 phones—especially jailbroken ones—can be, but not necessarily a dealbreaker.

Vodafone UK Will Have Short Exclusivity On the Storm 2, Possibly Launching On O2, Orange, and T-Mobile UK

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We already know that the Storm 2 (with WiFi) will be hitting Vodafone UK on or around the October 26th date and now we're also hearing that Vodafone will have a short exclusivity on the said handset. The Storm 2 could also be headed to O2, Orange, and T-Mobile UK after a couple of weeks. Exciting stuff.

Acer Officially Announce and Release beTouch E100 / E101 / E200 and neoTouch S200 Handsets

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We heard about Acer making their name changes on four of their upcoming smartphones and that turned out to be true. They have just announced the beTouch E100 (C1), beTouch E101 (E1), beTouch E200 (L1), and the neoTouch S200 (F1). The specs are what we already know though.

The beTouch E100 and E101 have: a 3.2-inch WQVGA touchscreen display, a Qualcomm 7225 528MHz CPU, a 2MP camera, WinMo 6.5, and Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR. The main difference between the two is that the E100 has quad-band GSM / dual-band HSDPA support and the E101 has quad-band GSM / EDGE support. The E100 and E101 is available in the UK for £210 ($342 USD) and £159 ($260 USD), respectively.

The beTouch E200 has: HSDPA connectivity, a 3MP camera, GPS / Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR support and this is available for £225 ($366 USD).

The neoTouch S200 has: a Qualcomm Snapdragon 1GHz CPU, a 3.8-inch WVGA touchscreen display, quad-band GSM / tri-band HSPA connectivity, a 5MP AF camera with an LED flash, WiFi 802.11 b/g / Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR / GPS support, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. This is available for £295 ($480 USD), which is pretty cheap taking into consideration that spec sheet.

MSI Announces Three New Wind Top All In One PCs, Set For Windows 7

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MSI has just announced three of their Wind Top all-in-one PCs that will be available with Windows 7. According to DigiTimes, all three of these will feature Nvidia Ion graphics and they share similar features. There'll be the 21.5-inch AE2220 / AE2220 Hi-Fi and the 20-inch AE2020. The AE2220 models will feature HDMI / VGA ports so that you can "hook up game consoles" if you really feel like. They'll be available starting at around $1,000 USD.

HP Officially Announces MS200 All In One PC, Elite HPE Desktop PC and 2509m Desktop Monitor

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HP has announced the Pavilion MS200 (we saw this in mid-September) and the Pavilion Elite HPE PCs. The MS200 is an all-in-one PC that comes packed with: an 18.5-inch display, an AMD dual-core CPU, optional discrete Nvidia graphics, an HP Media Smart software, stereo speakers, an integrated webcam / microphone, and WiFi support. This will be available in November for £499 and I believe it'll be available on October 22nd in the US for $599.99 USD with Windows 7.

The Pavilion HPE PC is a desktop PC that has Intel Core i5 / i7 CPU options, Nvidia GTX 260 graphics, and it'll be available on October 22nd for £799.99 ($1,301 USD).

HP has also announced a new monitor, the 2509m. This monitor has: a 25-inch display with a 1,920 x 1,080 resolution, a 60,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio, a 3ms response time, a swiveling "Helium"stand, and VGA / DVI-D / HDMI inputs. This will be available this December for £249.99 ($407 USD).

Google Launching E-Book Store In Early 2010, More Than Half a Million Books At Launch

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Google has just quietly announced that they will be launching their e-book store in early 2010. They mentioned that "any device with a browser" will be able to view e-books directly or there'll be links to other websites like Amazon. Look out for the half a million e-books starting early next year.

Logitech Announces G110 Gaming Keyboard

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Logitech has just announced their latest gaming keyboard, the G110, which is the successor to the G11. This keyboard has "customizable red and blue backlighting LEDs, 12 programmable G keys, three M keys, automatic game detection which allows you to create custom profiles for each game, plus integrated headset support, and a USB 2.0 port." Unfortunately, the release details haven't been mentioned yet.

AMD Launching Their Low-Voltage Congo Platform In the Next Couple of Weeks

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AMD's own low-voltage CPUs are expected to start shipping soon, so that's late October / early November. According to DigiTimes, the AMD Single-Core Athlon Neo MV-40 / Dual-Core Turion Neo / Athlon Neo X2 are expected to be available very soon. Yes, some Congo platforms are available, but this is a launch for all of them. Finally.

Another Variant of the Samsung Omnia II Headed To China Mobile

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Since one version of the Samsung I8000 Omnia II just couldn't cut it, this is the third model of the handset and it's headed to China Mobile - there's also the original model that launched overseas and the Verizon Omnia II. Anyways, the Samsung i8180 Chai has exactly what you'd expect and that's a 3.7-inch AMOLED resistive touchscreen display, but it also comes with some important Chinese features like: WAPI, TD-SCDMA connectivity, and CMMB (China Multimedia Mobile Broadcasting). We don't know the release details right now, but it should be launching in the next couple of months.