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Lenovo Teases a New ThinkCentre All In One PC On Flickr

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On Lenovo's Flickr account, they've teased a picture of an even newer all in one PC. I recently talked about the B500 and, clearly, this is something new. From the picture we can conclude that this all in one PC will have an integrated webcam / speakers, and will hopefully ship with a wireless keyboard and mouse. Electronista points out that we'll likely see a couple of Intel Core 2 CPUs since it'll be part of their ThinkCentre line-up.

Nokia N97 Mini Starts To Ship For €450

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Nokia has just announced that they are going to start shipping their N97 Minis now. So, if you're interested it'll cost you €450 ($667 USD), which I think is a bit expensive considering all of the Android news we've been hearing about recently.

GSM Variant of the Motorola Droid Spotted In the Wild, Video and All

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We saw the GSM variant of the Motorola Droid pass the FCC just two days ago and these are the first photos of the said handset. Surprisingly enough it looks the exact same as the CDMA version launching on Verizon next week (it's a joke, of course it looks the same). We already know that the bands are compatible with AT&T in the US and Rogers (I believe also Bell and Telus) in Canada. I doubt AT&T is planning to launch this Android-based handset, so I'm praying and crossing my fingers that this handset hits Rogers up here in Canada! Enjoy the video below with its old friend, the HTC Magic.

Samsung Shows Off More AMOLED Displays, Perfect For Mobile Phones and the Bedroom

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This morning we heard that Samsung unveiled a couple (here and here) of new AMOLED panels and here are a couple more for you. They've gone on to show off a 3.3-inch AMOLED WVGA 3D display (above) which looks like it'll be perfect for cell phones. What you see below is a 3.5-inch WVGA display that has a slight curve to it which is pretty awesome. Below that is another one of their AMOLED 3D displays, but this one is just 14-inches - the one we saw this morning was 30-inches. The full list of what Samsung showed off is at the link below.

Albatron Unveils Their 42-Inch Mutlitouch Monitor; Releases Smaller 21.5-Inch Model For $450

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Albatron has just unveiled their Windows 7-capable 42-inch Optical Touch Monitor (OTM).

Albatron's OTM uses two CMOS cameras, one located in each of the top corners of the display and the sides, whhilst the bottom of the display is outfitted with reflectors. The OTM interfaces with a computer with a standard USB interface and no special drivers are needed in Windows 7.
The cameras and reflectors are mounted on a tempered glass sheet in front of the actual LCD display. The cameras then pinpoint where your finger is located to an accuracy of about 2mm and the tech means you don't even have to touch the display to be able to move the mouse cursor.

The good news here is that it does support multi-touch and gestures, the works. Although the 42-inch display was widely shown off there's also a smaller 21.5-inch sibling which is the exact same as this display and it's now available for $450 USD. If you're really interested you can check out Engadget here for a video.

Vizio Unveils 19 and 23-Inch LED-Backlit LCD HDTVs

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Vizio has just announced two more LCD HDTVs, a 19 and a 23-inch model. Both of these models are LED-backlit and can actually be used as a pretty damn large picture frame. The 23-inch has a 1080p resolution, but the 19-inch doesn't. The 19 and 23-inch models are now available for $349 USD and $399 USD, respectively.

Asus Eee PC 1008PGO Netbook Passes FCC With Atom N450 and Integrated 3G

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The FCC has just unveiled a new netbook from Asus, the Eee PC 1008PGO. This netbook looks like it has: a 10.1-inch display with a 1,024 x 600 resolution, integrated 3G connectivity, an Intel Atom N450 CPU, 1GB of RAM, a 160GB HDD, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n / Bluetooth 2.1 support, and an integrated 1.3MP webcam. The release details haven't been mentioned but we should hear about it later this year, since it is running on Intel's latest Atom CPUs. Anyways, you can check out the FCC listing here.


Amazon Now Taking Pre-Orders For the MSI Wind Top AE2220 All In One PC For $659

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Last week, we heard about this exact all in one PC from MSI and now we've got confirmation that it's headed to the US, since it's now available on Amazon's website. The Wind Top AE2220 PC features: an Intel Core 2 Duo T6600 2.2GHz / Pentium T4300 2.1GHz CPU options, a 21.6-inch multi-touchscreen display with a 1,920 x 1,080 resolution, 4GB of DDR2 RAM, a 640GB HDD, Nvidia GeForce 9300 graphics, an HDMI port, a bundled wireless keyboard and mouse, an eSATA port, a 6-in-1 card reader, a 1.3MP webcam, WiFi, and Windows 7 Home Premium. Quite a lengthy list, and it's available for pre-orders on Amazon here, starting at $659.99 USD.


T-Mobile Delaying the BlackBerry Bold 9700? Launching For $199? Samsung Behold II Coming For $249 On November 18th

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According to Boy Genius, they're hearing that T-Mobile is delaying the launch of the BlackBerry Bold 9700 a little bit. They're also hearing that when it does launch it'll be available for $199 on a 2-year contract and $449 contract-free. On the other hand, the Samsung Behold II - with Android and its 3.2-inch AMOLED touchscreen display - will, supposedly, be launching on November 18th with an overpriced $249.99 price tag on a 2-year contract.

[Boy Genius]
Picture Source: Phandroid

Sony Ericsson Aino Now Available Unlocked In the US For $600

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According to Sony Ericsson themselves, the Sony Ericsson Aino is now available in the US unlocked for $599.99. This handset has: a 3-inch touchscreen display with a 240 x 432 resolution, an 8.1MP camera, WiFi / 3G / Bluetooth support, tri-band HSPA connectivity, an 8GB memory card in the box, a microSD card slot, and the desk stand / charger that you see in the picture above. Oh yes, don't forget that it has PS3 integration although it may seem limited at the time.

Update: Below is a photo of the Aino in black which has been rare to come across.

Sony Ericsson Launches Aino™ Multimedia Unlocked Mobile Phone with Enhanced Entertainment Features and Touch Screen Technology
What: Sony Electronics announced today the new Sony Ericsson Aino™ unlocked handset, now available at Sony Style stores nationwide and SonyStyle.com for about $600.
For unlocked purists and style seekers, the Sony Ericsson Aino™ phone is a 3G-enabled mobile phone that offers on-the-go entertainment and rich multimedia features. Entertainment options are nearly limitless – capture photos, listen to music, view videos and access content from your PlayStation®3 console and home PC with its unique Remote Play, Media Home, and Media Go™ features. Providing a superior user experience, the Aino™ phone offers integrated Wi-Fi® connection, an intuitive touch screen display and a dazzling 8.1 Megapixel camera. To complete the entertainment package, the Aino™ phone includes Stereo Bluetooth® headphones, charging base, 8GB microSD™ memory card and a USB connector cable in the box.
· TOUCH: Access and capture all of life’s moments with the Aino™ phone’s 3-inch, crisp 432 x 240 touch screen display. With a unique and interactive user-interface, the Aino™ phone gives users an exceptional listening, watching and communicating experience by simply tapping or sliding a fingertip across the screen. The Aino™ phone’s media browser with 3D navigation offers an intuitive understanding of where users are at all times, making it simple to navigate through the phone’s suite of media features and personal multimedia content. Additionally, the Aino™ phone includes a traditional key pad for quick and easy dialing.
· DOWNLOAD: Gain the freedom to wirelessly download content with an established Wi-Fi® connection using the Aino™ phone’s Media Home functionality. When set on Automatic Download, Media Home will check every 30 minutes for all of your latest podcasts, photos, videos and music, and instantly upload them from your PC to the Aino™ phone. The Media Go™ application is the easiest way to organize media stored on a PC and transfer it to the Aino™ phone, transcoding movies to the best format for your mobile phone.
· CONNECT: Use PlayStation®3 Remote Play to seamlessly access music, videos and photos stored on your PS3 at home as well as remotely control your PS3 from anywhere in the world. By logging on to the PlayStation®Network, users can chat with PSN friends and even purchase items from the PlayStation®Store.
· CAPTURE: Catch crystal clear photos with the Aino™ phone’s 8.1 Megapixel camera that displays images in up to 16.7 million colors. The Aino™ phone is loaded with imaging features, such as dedicated camera buttons, Auto/touch Focus, photo flash, image stabilization, a 16x digital zoom, Face Detection and BestPic™ technologies and auto-rotation of images. The Geo-Tag™ application and the pre-installed Google Maps™ application allow users to view the location where photos are taken and the Aino™ phone’s wireless functionality allows users to share and view photos between their phone, PC and even their TV.

[Slash Gear, Engadget]

LG Shows Off 15-Inch Transparent AMOLED Display!

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Yeah, you're seeing what you're seeing. That's a [somewhat] transparent AMOLED display from LG. Right now, we don't know how useful this would be - it looks more distracting than normal - but it's definitely pretty sweet! In case you're interested this is LG's 15-inch display. You gotta love FPD 2009 so far!

[Engadget, Slash Gear]

Samsung Shows Off New AMOLED 7-Inch Netbook and 14-Inch Notebook Prototypes

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At FPD International 2009, there are a bunch of prototypes getting shown off. This post is focused on what Samsung is showing off. What you see above is their 7-inch prototype of a netbook with an AMOLED display. The display itself features: a 1,024 x 600 resolution, 300 nits of brightness and, supposedly, a 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio.

Below are two photos of Samsung's new notebook concepts. What looks like a digital picture frame is actually the notebook's 14-inch AMOLED display that features a 1,366 x 768 resolution, 300 nits of brightness, and a 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio. The keyboard looks pretty awesome too, it looks touch-sensitive to me. It'll take some getting used to in the real world.

Update: According to Electronista, Samsung has also shown off a transparent AMOLED display of their own, but it only measures 2-inches. The picture is below.

7-Inch Samsung OLED Netbook Prototype: Liliputing
Samsung Shows Off 14-Inch AMOLED Notebook Concept: Gizmodo

Verizon Launching Motorola DROID On November 6th For $199; Android 2.0 and New Google Maps Navigation On-Board

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After all of the teasing it's finally official. The Motorola DROID will be available on Verizon starting on November 6th for $199.99 USD on a 2-year contract after a $100 mail-in rebate. The spec sheet is also official. The Droid has: a 3.7-inch touchscreen display with a 480 x 854 resolution, a 5MP camera with a dual-LED flash, a microSD card slot, a 16GB card in the box, a slide-out QWERTY keyboard, 3G / WiFi support, Android 2.0 "Eclair" OS, and the new Google Maps Navigation (which you can read and watch about on Engadget here)! Visit the Engadget link below to see a video of the new Droid.

Update: Check out this new Engadget link for their hands-on with the DROID.

[Engadget, Phandroid]

Rogers Releases the Nokia Surge For $29

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It looks like Rogers has just released the Nokia Surge in their stores. This handset comes packed with: a 2.4-inch display, a slide-out QWERTY keyboard, a 2MP camera with 4x digital zoom, GPS / Bluetooth 2.0 support, and a microSD card slot. The pricing details are below, courtesy of Mobile Syrup.

$29.99 on a 3-year contract
$99.99 on a 2-year contract
$199.99 on a 1-year contract
$279.99 with no contract

[Mobile Syrup]
Picture Source: Mobile Syrup

Samsung Announces Two New Desktop Monitors, A 19 and 23-Inch Variant

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Samsung has just announced two new desktops monitors that have built-in TV tuners. The 19-inch 933HD+ and 23-inch 2333HD both have: 16:9 aspect ratios, a 10,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio, a 5ms response time, component / VGA / HDMI inputs, and integrated speakers. The 933HD+ is stuck with 720p (1,366 x 768) resolution, while the 2333HD has 1080p (1,920 x 1,080) resolution, a second HDMI input, and Dolby Digital sound system. The 933HD+ and 2333HD are going to be available soon for $250 USD and $330 USD, respectively.

[Electronista, Samsung Hub]

Samsung Shows Off 30-Inch 3D AMOLED Panel Prototype; Boasts 1mil to 1 Contrast Ratio

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Look how much fun 3D displays are! Well, this new display from Samsung is a 3D display and it's AMOLED. According to them, this 30-inch 3D display is just 2.5mm thin, has a Full HD resolution, and has a 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio. Samsung has also mention that this display has shutter-glasses technology which will be sure to eliminate the dizziness that the weak folk get when watching objects in 3D fly out at you. Keep in mine that it's just a prototype for now, so don't expect to see them on the shelves anytime soon.

Intel Unveils Some Upcoming Minimum Specs On Their Upcoming Atom CPUs; Nvidia Talks Ion 2

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Here's some important Intel and Nvidia news for you today. For the Intel news just look below because Netbooked did a great job summarizing exactly what Intel had to say. Don't miss the part about the Nvidia Ion 2 below though!

First, nettops with an Atom dual-core 510 processor which will come with GMA 3150 integrated graphics should come with 160GB HDD, 1GB RAM and Windows 7 or Linux for the OS. This can include an optical drive. All this, Intel suggests, for $299 though customers can set a higher price if they want.
For netbooks with an Atom N450 processor, Intel suggests 512MB - 1GB DDR2 RAM, Condor Peak WLAN, 16-32GB SSD or 120GB HDD. For these specs, Intel suggests a price of $249. Max screen size of 10.2-inches and a 4-cell battery. Again Intel wants to push it’s Moblin OS but customers can choose Windows 7, Linux or Windows XP.
If these are the suggested specs for the next generation netbooks, I would have liked to see what they offered for the first generation, heh.

Nvidia has mentioned that their Ion 2 graphics will deliver 2x the power that the original Ion currently offers. The good news here is that netbooks with the Ion 2 will likely be able to switch between using the Ion or the integrated graphics to save power and battery life, so that's definitely great news. Yes, I believe MacBook Pros and some Windows notebooks can do this as well.

Bridgestone Shows Off Flexible E-Book Reader Prototype, Hoping For a 2010 Launch In Japan

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Bridgestone - the same company who makes tires - has just revealed a pretty interesting e-book reader. Their latest e-book reader prototype features a 13-inch [somewhat] flexible touchscreen display that sports 4,096 colours. "The panel works by using "liquid powder" that achieves the same easy-to-read, extremely low-power effect of grayscale e-paper." Thankfully, this new technology is still capable of refreshing evey 0.8 seconds, which is awfully close to current e-ink technology.

This e-book reader is hoping to hit the shelves sometime in 2010 - albeit in Japan.

Verizon Still Interested In Selling the iPhone; CEO Mentions That It's Apple's Decision Now

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Although Verizon has been spending much of their time bashing the iPhone lately, we're still curious to know if they're planning to launch the iPhone sometime next year - since AT&T's exclusivity will end. Well, Verizon's CEO, Ivan Seidenberg, has just mentioned that they are interested in selling the iPhone, but they said that the final call is Apple's.

We've already heard a rumour that Apple is testing a 4G iPhone on Verizon's new LTE network, but I guess, for now, Verizon users will have to stick to getting the Motorola Droid.

BlackBerry Storm 2 Now Available On Verizon For $179; Buy One, Get One Free!

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It looks like that deal proved to be true. The BlackBerry Storm 2 is now available on Verizon's website for $179.99 USD on a 2-year contract after a $100 mail-in rebate and to make things a bit better they're offering a buy one, get one deal. Yup, you can go out right now and get two BlackBerry Storm 2's if you really feel like. Go get it here!

Motorola CLIQ Gets a TV Commercial

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There's not much to say here, but what you see above is a Motorola CLIQ commercial for the TV. It doesn't look like a TV commercial but, yes, it is. Anyways, check it out for yourself above.

Canada's Bell Mobility Launching HSPA+ Turbo Stick and MiFi Next Month

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In Canada, Rogers has their HSPA+ Rocket Stick (although I believe it is still sold out) and now Bell has just announced their own HSPA+ Turbo Stick, which is set to launch with their new network. This USB stick will, of course, deliver some 21Mbps speeds to whichever device you plug them into. You better line-up / pre-order one quick - when it goes up of course because these will likely sell out pretty fast. Bell will also be launching the MiFi 2372 from Novatel, which will give you some North American 3G. Both of these devices are set to launch sometime next month (November).

NEC Planning To Launch Android Tablet In Japan Soon

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What you above appears to be an NEC tablet running on Google's Android OS. This tablet supposedly has a 7 to 8-inch touchscreen display and the company has mentioned that they plan to sell around 100,000 - 200,000 units when it initially launches. The release details and full spec sheet hasn't been announced yet, but I'm sure we'll hear them over the next couple of weeks. This is expected to launch in Japan.

[Slash Gear]

New Super Mario Bros. For Wii Getting Released In North America On November 15th?

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Although the New Super Mario Bros. for Wii is rumoured for a release on December 3rd in Japan. Well, North American Wii owners may be glad to hear that the latest rumour states that the new Super Mario Bros. for Wii game is set for a November 15th release. Like I said, it's still a rumour, so we'll have to wait it out and see what happens from here.