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Google Nexus One Bluetooth Dock Now Available For $45

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It looks like that Google Nexus One dock is actually available now. It's going for $45 and is, of course, sold separately. The dock itself has a 3.5mm headphone jack that you can connect to your stereo system, but it also has integrated Bluetooth so that you can play your music to some speakers wirelessly. Awesome stuff.

[Google Nexus One Blog, Engadget]

Sony Ericsson's Product Manager Shows Off the Rogers-Bound XPERIA X10 For 11 Minutes

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The Sony Ericsson XPERIA X10 is going to hit Canada via Rogers and it'll be one of the best Android handsets that will grace us Canadians. This smartphone will feature a 4-inch WVGA touchscreen display with a 480 x 854 resolution, an 8.1MP AF camera, a 1GHz Snapdragon CPU, GPS / WiFi / Bluetooth support, a 3.5mm headphone jack, Mediascape and Timescape, and Android 1.6 (please upgrade it before it launches SE). I think it's really, really sad that Sony Ericsson plans to launch this with Android 1.6, they just don't get anything done right. Anyways, the whole point of this post was for the video. The video is below and it's quite lengthy at over 11 minutes long. Enjoy.

Windows Mobile 7 Minimal Specs Leaked By Eldar Murtazin?

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Can you believe what Eldar Murtazin says anymore? Well, he has just tweeted what WinMo 7's minimal requirements will be: a 3.6-inch WVGA touchscreen display, 8GB of internal memory, a 1GHz Snapdragon CPU, an FM radio, a 5MP camera, and a G-Sensor. That's not it though. He's also mentioned that he's actually playing with a WinMo 7 device that has an 1,850mAh battery, but it only lasts 6 to 7 hours right now. Microsoft will likely improve the battery efficiency before launch because we can't fit 3,000mAh batteries into phones right now. Either way, we'll likely see WinMo 7 demoed at MWC 2010 which is a couple of weeks away.

Six New Archos Products Leak Out, For Your Audio / Video Needs

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Along with the Archos 7 leak this morning, they've unveiled a couple of upcoming products. The Archos Key (above) will be a cheap €20 ($28 USD) mp3 player with 4GB of storage and a microSD card slot. The Archos 1 Vision Slim will be packing 4GB of storage and is a thinner and "button-free" model of the original Vision. The Vision Slim will be going for €40 ($56 USD). The Archos Yamaha Vision 2 features some integrated speakers and an internal amp. Unfortunately, the price for this one wasn't mentioned.

Don't worry it starts to get a bit interesting with the Archos 4 Vision (above). This PMP features a 4.3-inch touchscreen display, TV output, 16GB / 32GB of internal memory, and a microSD card slot. The Archos 3 Vision Camera (below) will have 8GB of internal storage and will actually have an integrated camera.

Apple Tablet Gets Officially Unveiled as the iPad! Almost Everything You Need To Know

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Apple has just confirmed the Apple tablet and they're calling it the iPad. They decided to work on a tablet instead of a netbook because a netbook, basically, doesn't do anything better than a notebook. Steve Jobs actually demoed this iPad on stage and Engadget actually called it "odd" since they were just watching him browse the web. Jobs clicked on a page and there was actually a missing Flash plug-in, so let's hope they get some Flash support before this launches or else that'll be a real big let down. The UI is like a big iPhone and everything else works just like an iPhone does with some new UI changes.

The iPad itself features a 9.7-inch IPS capacitive multi-touchscreen LED-backlit display with a 1,024 x 768 resolution (132 ppi), it weighs 1.5 pounds, and it's just 0.5-inches thin which is already impressive. Inside it's packing an Apple A4 CPU which is clocked at 1GHz. It'll be available in 16GB / 32GB / 64GB models and they'll all, of course, be packing a 3.5mm headphone jack, 3G, WiFi 802.11n and Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR. It'll also have a speaker, a microphone, an accelerometer, and a digital compass in case you didn't know. The battery life is good enough for a month of standby time and 10 hours while watching a movie (possibly with WiFi turned off). Since Apple is one of the greenest companies out there it's an eco-friendly product.

The iPad doesn't have a front-facing webcam or a camera on the back - just in case you're wondering. Like I said earlier, the iPad also appears to be missing Flash support. There's no multi-tasking, no phone calls (Google Voice could work though, I believe), and no notifications. Apple showed off a regular dock, a keyboard dock, and a case that doubles as a stand as well. The prices - I believe - were not mentioned though.

With the iPad you'll be able to use "almost all" of the apps on the App Store. It'll connect to your Mac / PC the same way your iPhone / iPod does. Apple - more specifically Steve Jobs - mentioned that this is "our most advanced technology in a magical & revolutionary device at an unbelievable price." The iPad is running a customized iPhone OS.

The iPad will be available contract-free (pre-paid) on AT&T. For $14.99 monthly you'll get 250MB of data and for just $30 monthly you'll get unlimited data (which costs $60 for mobile phones). All models will be unlocked and use GSM microSIMs. The best part is that it will only cost you $499! Amazing, even I'm impressed. Of course, that's the 16GB model. The 32GB and 64GB model will cost $599 and $699, respectively. Unfortunately, those are the models without 3G. The iPad 3G models will add another $130 to the price tags, so $629, $729, and $829, respectively. You can order them now and the WiFi-only models will be shipping in 60 days. The iPad with 3G will be shipping in 90 days.

Just thought I'd mention one more thing: what a terrible name. I also think that this was overhyped - as usual.

[Engadget, Gizmodo]

Asus Confirms That They're Working On An Eee Pad Tablet

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Asus' exec, Eric Chen, has finally confirmed what we already know. He has confirmed that they're working on an Asus Eee Pad and it'll be sporting an ARM CPU and 3G connectivity. As Engadget points out this could possibly be the worst day to announce something like this. Apple's conference for the tablet is scheduled to start in 30 minutes so let's hope they [Asus] really work on that UI like they said.


Motorola Zeppelin Gets Caught In a Photo, Bring Android [and MOTOBLUR] To MWC

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It looks like someone has managed to snap a photo of this Motorola handset and this is reportedly the Zeppelin. Of course, this handset will be sporting the Android OS and will also feature: a 3.2-inch HVGA touchscreen display, a 5MP camera, GPS support, MOTOBLUR, and touch-sensitive buttons on the bottom. We don't know what version of Android this thing will be running on, but it should be 2.0 or 2.1. We'll likely see it at MWC 2010 since it's already been leaked early. Let's just wait.


Delta Electronics Looking To Launch 13.1-Inch Coloured E-Book Reader In Q2

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Apparently a small Taiwanese company, Delta Electronics, is planning to enter the e-book reader game. They're reportedly set to launch their 13.1-inch e-book reader in Q2 / Q3 of this year and this model will feature a coloured display. These displays will be courtesy of Bridgestone which we saw way back in April. They're also planning to launch a smaller 8.1-inch e-book reader but it'll be stuck with the traditional black and white display.


Archos 7 Android Tablet Leaks Out, Pretty Standard Spec Sheet

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It looks like Archos has just let their latest tablet slip out. The Archos 7 seems to be another Android handset and it'll be bringing some standard specs to the tablet. It's got a 7-inch touchscreen display with an 800 x 480 resolution, 8GB of internal memory, support for a bunch of audio / video / photo file formats, an integrated webcam on the front, and a video recorder. Let's just hope this model doesn't come with the problems that the Archos 5 ran into; let's also hope that they push Android 2.0 on this tablet. Anyways, this tablet is expected to launch in March for around L150 ($242 USD).

[Slash Gear, jkk mobile]

T-Mobile UK Exclusively Launches the Samsung I5700 As the Galaxy Portal

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It's got Android on-board and it's a Samsung phone. Well, it's the I5700 Galaxy Spica and it's just been launched on T-Mobile UK [exclusively] as the Galaxy Portal. In case you forgot, the I5700 comes with a 3.2-inch HVGA touchscreen display, a 3.2MP camera, and HSPA support. T-Mobile UK has released this handset for free on 18 / 24-month contracts. Check this handset out on T-Mobile's site here if you want to scoop it up, or to just look at it.

[Engadget Mobile]

Windows Mobile 7 Roadmap Briefly Mentioned, Launching This Year

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We already heard Digitimes reporting that Windows Mobile 7 would be making a launch this year, but CNet is doing the same thing. They are reporting that WinMo 7 will be available this year and it'll be showing up at MWC 2010. It'll also be making an appearance at MIX 2010 but it'll be focusing on the gaming aspect of the mobile OS. It looks like the LG Apollo and HTC Obsession (Diamond 3?) could really be getting launched later this year - with Snapdragon on-board.

Google Nexus One Dock Sports Integrated Bluetooth For External Speakers

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Remember that Google Nexus One dock that passed the FCC a while ago. This dock should have integrated Bluetooth - separate from the phone - and could be used to wirelessly connect to some external speakers. It should cost around $45, so it could be worth it if you have the Nexus One.

Apple Tablet (iPad?) Possibly Pictured (Twice!), Bringing OLED, Webcam and More For $600?

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Everything's going to be official in a couple of hours (13:00 EST / 10:00 PST), but there's been word of Jason Calacanis being one of those beta testers for the glorified Apple tablet. These photos above and below are unconfirmed but they're looking pretty legit. Apparently, this tablet will be going for $599, $699, and $799 on contract [with Verizon and AT&T] and it'll go for $1,000 contract-free. This tablet will reportedly feature a 9 to 10-inch OLED display and will have an aluminum back - similar to their MacBook Pros. There appears to be a front-facing webcam for those video conferencing needs of yours - and Jason actually "confirmed" this. The battery like is reportedly "great" when reading but only lasts 2 to 3 hours with WiFi gaming which is a big let down. Everything you need to know is below - it's what Calacanis said. Check out Jason's Twitter here. Overhyped?

  • It's "the most amazing device ever"
  • It's "really amazing for newspapers"
  • Video conferencing is "super stable"
  • Battery life is "great" when it comes to reading ebooks but not so great (2-3 hours) in Wi-Fi mode or when playing games
  • Tailor-made games are "sick", on Wii level
  • The customised Farmville app (which Jobs is going to demo tomorrow with the CEO of the company behind it) is "insane"
  • The tablet will be offered by Verizon and ATT
  • It will cost $599, $699 or $799, depending on the screen size and internal memory

Update: According to Fone Arena, the tablet actually made a brief appearance on Apple Canada's website. It's been caught named the iPad - now is this what it will be called?

Update: Crunch Gear is calling fake on this one (some of the rumours and pictures) so I guess we'll have to take a wait and see approach.

Motorola (A853) Milestone Gets Bluetooth SIG Certificate, Likely Headed To Canada's Telus

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It looks like something pretty juicy has just been spotted at the Bluetooth SIG, it's the Motorola Milestone. The DROID has been out for a while now (in the US on Verizon) and it's the A855. Well, this Motorola device is the A853 and has support for UMTS-based 3G networks, like Telus' up in Canada. This is great news because this is definitely the best Android device to hit Canada so far. The launch should only be a couple of weeks away.


Atom N450 MSI Wind U135 Netbook Now On Amazon For $317

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It looks like MSI has just released their Intel Atom N450-packing Wind U135 netbook in the US. They have mentioned that you shouldn't see it sold anywhere for over $330. That's pretty great news since this is the start of the next batch of netbooks that'll hit the market.

Other specs include a 10.1-inch display, 1GB of RAM, a 160GB HDD, WiFi 802.11n support, a 3-call battery, and Windows 7 Starter Edition. Check it out on Amazon here for $316.99.