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Alienware M11x Gaming Netbook To Start At $799, M15x and M17x Available With Core i7 CPU Options

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We already knew that the Alienware M11x would be launching for less than $1,000 so many assumed - including me - that the base model would cost $999. Thankfully, Dell has managed to mention the official price and it will start at $799 USD. It's got the netbook look to it (sort of), but it blows other netbooks out of the water since it's a gaming netbook. It's sporting an 11-inch display, an Intel Core 2 Duo ULV CPU, swappable Nvidia GeForce GT335M graphics, and a battery life that should last 6.5 hours (only 2 hours of gaming though). It's pretty impressive and it'll weigh 4.5 pounds. The exact release date wasn't mentioned so you'll have to wait a little bit longer.

Update: According to Engadget, it looks like the Alienware M15x and M17x notebooks are now available with Intel's new Core i7 CPUs. The're available for $1,199 and $1,799, respectively; check out the M15x here and M17x here.


Samsung S5620 (Monte) Pictures Pop Up, Launching In March For $200

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Another Samsung phone has just been brought up from the ashes, this time it's the Samsung S5620 (Monte). Unfortunately it won't be running Android and it won't be running their upcoming Bada OS either. The S5620 will feature a 3-inch touchscreen display, Bluetooth 2.1 / WiFi / 3G / GPS support, 200MB of internal storage, a microSD card slot, HSDPA connectivity, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and the Touchwiz UI. We'll likely see it at MWC but this looks like it'll be a phone that will be overshadowed by everything else there.

Update: According to Samsung Hub, they've scooped up a bit more information on this handset. This will be available sometime in March for around $200.

[Daily Mobile]

T-Mobile Germany Confirms That They're Launching the XPERIA X10 In April

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T-Mobile Germany has just confirmed that they will be launching the Sony Ericsson XPERIA X10 in April. The price wasn't mentioned but we already know how powerful this smartphone will be. It looks like SE is sticking to Android 1.6 on this handset which is a let down.

[The Unwired]

Samsung Galaxy 2 Pictured; 1GHz Snapdragon, 32GB of Internal Memory, and Android 2.1

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Apparently what you see above is the Samsung Galaxy 2 and it'll be their next Android phone. The specs are reportedly going to be a 3.7-inch AMOLED touchscreen display, a 1GHz Snapdragon CPU, 32GB of internal storage, a 5MP camera, WiFi / Bluetooth / GPS support, a 3.5mm headphone jack, a microSD card slot, and Android 2.1. The spec sheet is pretty impressive - considering that it'll reportedly have 32GB of internal memory plus a microSD card slot. The 3.7-inch display also tells us that Eldar Murtazin from Mobile-Review was wrong. I'm just hoping that they show it off at MWC in a couple of weeks.

To me it actually looks like a Nexus One without the trackball, so let's see if this is a real picture.

[Samsung Hub]

Dell Mini 5 MID Shown Off By Michael Dell, Launching For $1,100 Pre-Subsidies?

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Not much is revealed in the video below but Michael Dell did go on and confirm that their Streak MID will be launching as the Dell Mini 5 "in a couple of months." He didn't confirm the Snapdragon, but it's looking really smooth so that could really be the case. It's also reportedly launching with Android 1.6 which is bad news.

Off camera he apparently revealed that this MID will cost a whopping $1,100 USD before subsidies, so there goes everyone's hopes and dreams.

[Crunch Gear]

Dell Mini 5 / Streak MID Prototype Now On Sale On the Shenzhen Black Market

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It looks like the Dell Mini 5 / Streak MID has made it to Shenzhen in China. Unfortunately, this model is actually the protoype and it's being named the M01M deep in the black market. The specs should be the exact same as the Mini 5 when it actually launches - except they better update the version of Android to 2.0. The specs are as follows: a 5-inch touchscreen display with a 480 x 800 resolution, a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon CPU, WiFi / Bluetooth / 3G support, a 5MP camera with a dual-LED flash, a front-facing camera, a 1,530mAh battery, and Android 1.6. If you want to get one of these it's 7,500 Yuan, which is about $1,100 USD. It should launch for more cheaper than that, so we'll have to wait and see what the final price will be.

OLPC XO 1.5 Netbook Passes FCC, Good For Developing Countries

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Okay so it's not the awesome OLPC 3.0 that we hope for in the future but something did pass the FCC. It's the OLPC XO 1.5 which will be a netbook. It's got some basic specs like a VIA C7-M CPU, WiFi b/g support, 1GB of RAM, and 4GB of flash storage on-board. This isn't intended to be a mainstream netbook since it's designed to be cheap and directed for the developing countries. Check out the FCC filing here.

Firefox For Android Possibly Making Its Debut Next Month

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These reports are unconfirmed but the latest rumour is that Firefox for Android could be available as soon as this February. Of course, it'll still be in beta form but at least it'll be usable. This would be a great boost for Android but we'll see how it fares up against the built-in browser in Android. Maybe we'll see it at MWC.

Gigabyte Unveils Booktop M1305 Notebook, Set For Japan Launch Next Month

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Gigabyte has just unveiled their latest notebook which is set to launch in Japan in a couple of weeks. The Booktop M1305 will be packing a 13.3-inch XGA LED-backlit display with a 1,366 x 768 resolution, an Intel Core 2 Duo SU9400 ULV 1.4GHz CPU, Nvidia GeForce GT220 graphics, 4GB of DDR3 RAM, a 500GB HDD, a 4-in-1 card reader, a fingerprint reader, an eSATA / USB port, more USB 2.0 ports, an HDMI / D-Sub port, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR / WiFi b/g/n support, and Windows 7.

Quite a lengthy spec sheet and I'm hoping that this won't have a hefty price tag. This notebook will be available in Japan in the middle of February. Unfortunately, the price is still TBA.

Tegra 2-Based MSI Tablet Set For H2 2010 Launch, Projected To Be $500

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Maybe it's not such a bad time for MSI to unveil their Tegra 2-based tablet - since a lot of people are bashing the iPad so far. The full spec sheet wasn't mentioned, but we do know that it'll feature a 10-inch display. This tablet will be available in the second half of this year and will cost around $500 - hopefully with both 3G and WiFi support. The Tegra 2 chip should be extremely fast and should handle 1080p content well, but let's hope that the battery life will be on par - or better - than the iPad's projected 10-hours.

Up to this point I still don't find the need to have a tablet in my arsenal.

The iPad [3G] Accessories Pictured and Priced

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This is unconfirmed right now but iLounge has scooped a couple of photos of the dock, keyboard dock (above), and the new case for the iPad (below). In case you forgot Apple never mentioned a price about any of the iPad accessories. According to iLounge the keyboard dock costs $70, the case is $40, the SD/USB (Camera Connection Kit) costs $30, and the VGA display adapter costs $30. If only Apple added more ports to the tablet...

BlackBerry Magnum Pictured and Caught On Video For a Bit

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It looks like a new video has been spotted online for you BlackBerry lovers out there. It's the BlackBerry Magnum which is like a Bold and a Storm wrapped into one. It's got the Bold 9000 look and keyboard with a touchscreen of the Storm (with SurePress). If we're lucky enough the Magnum (or possibly updated Dakota) will make an appearance at MWC this year. Check out the video below.