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Some Nokia Handsets Leaked Early; N8 Features 12MP With 720p Video, HDMI Output, and Symbian^3


A couple of rumours about the Nokia camp has just surfaced and they're quite good. Below is a list of some of the rumours but the juiciest one is underneath that.

  • C: lower end voice-based.
  • X: focus on entertainment, music for a young target
  • E: dedicated to business, solutions for e-mails
  • N: High-end
  • S: very upscale and limited editions
They highlighted some devices as major models.
  • Nokia C5-00 – Basic business device with GPS. Expected June.
  • Nokia C3-00 – A low-cost multitasking Symbian S40 Qwerty device that run emails in the background.
  • Nokia C5-01 – Qwerty device that’s a direct competitor to Blackberry.

The most interesting device on this list is by far the Nokia N8-00. This handset will reportedly be sporting a 3.5-inch capacitive multi-touchscreen display, a 12MP camera with 720p video recording capabilities, an HDMI output, and Symbian^3. Keep in mind that if this rumour is true this will be the company's first 12MP cameraphone. It's also shaping up to very "high-end" and will be one of their best phones to date. I don't think Nokia is attending MWC, but maybe they'll crash the party by announcing a few of these handsets.

[The Nokia Blog]

Toshiba Unveil U500 Notebook With Multi-Touchscreen Display; Tecra M11 and A11 Break Loose Too!

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Toshiba has just announced a couple of new notebooks that they hope you might enjoy. First up is the U500 which sports a 13.3-inch multi-touchscreen display with a 1,280 x 800 resolution. Unfortunately, it won't do any swiveling. It also features an Intel Core i3-330 2.13GHz CPU, 4GB of DDR3 RAM, a 320GB HDD, an integrated HD webcam, WiFi b/g/n / Bluetooth support, a DVD burner, a 5-in-1 card reader, an HDMI / two USB 2.0 ports, and you're stuck with integrated graphics. You get this one now for £650 ($1,014 USD).

Toshiba wasn't done there. They've also unveiled the Tecra M11 and A11 notebooks (above). Both notebooks are just about the same except for the displays which are measured at 14 and 15.6-inches, respectively. They'll boast Intel Core i3 / i5 / i7 CPU options, up to a 250GB HDD, up to 8GB of DDR3 RAM, WiFi a/b/g/n / optional 3G support, a Mini DisplayPort, a fingerprint reader, and an optional numeric keypad. There'll be an "Eco" mode so that you don't drain all of its battery life in 45 minutes.

The A11 is available now for as low as $879 USD and the M11 will be available in March. The price for the M11 is still TBA.

Toshiba U500 Notebook: Pocket-Lint
Toshiba M11 and A11 Notebooks: Pocket-Lint

PlayStation 3's Enabling 3D Gaming / 3D Video Content This Summer

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Interested in some 3D gaming? Well if you are then you might want to pick up a shiny new PlayStation 3. This will require two updates in the Summertime. One enabling 3D gaming and the other one will be for 3D video content. Both updates should be released fairly close to each other. As of right now we don't know who'll be the first company to make a 3D game.

[Slash Gear]

myTouch 3G's With 3.5mm Headphone Jack Hitting T-Mobile Stores Soon

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T-Mobile's about to re-launch the myTouch 3G with a 3.5mm headphone jacks in the very near future. Right now it's only the Fender Edition that has the 3.5mm headphone jack, so they're probably just looking to sell out of the old myTouch 3G models. Try not to spread the word so that people buy the crappy model right now.

Update: According to Gizmodo, the standard headphone jack isn't the only upgrade the re-launched myTouch 3G will be packed with. The revamped myTouch 3G will also have 288MB of RAM, an 8GB microSD card in the box, Visual Voicemail, a Barcode Scanner, and Swype. It'll be available for $150 on a 2-year contract.


Panasonic Toughbook H1 Is the World's Most Rugged Tablet PC, Costs $3,400

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Panasonic has just revealed the world's most rugged tablet PC and it's being dubbed the Toughbook H1. The tablet itself weighs 3.4 pounds and meets IP65 and MIL-STD-810 standards, which is great news. This means that it can resist a sandstorm and even a couple of six feet drops.

Besides going rugged, it's got a 10.4-inch sunlight-readable touchscreen XGA display, 2GB of RAM, an Intel Atom 1.86GHz Z540 CPU, a 64GB SSD, WiFi a/b/g/n / Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR support, a 2MP camera, an RFID reader, and an optional Gobi 2000 chipset. Unfortunately this thing is far from being cheap since it starts at $3,379 USD.


Sprint's Palm Pre and Pixi Getting Updated To WebOS 1.4 On February 15th, Bringing Video Recording!

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It looks like Sprint's Palm Pre and Pixi could be getting a WebOS update to version 1.4 as early as February 15th. This'll bring the great new 2010 feature of video recording and editing. Rejoice!


LG Introduces the Cookie Plus (GS500), Unannounced GS290 Should Be At MWC

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Fresh off the success from the LG Cookie (selling over 10 million units), the Cookie Plus (GS500) has just been announced. This handset features a 3MP camera, an FM tuner, a touchscreen display (size unknown), 3G connectivity, and social integration. This handset shouldn't be all that expensive and it should be hitting France and Italy this March.

If you're looking for a cheaper Cookie without 3G support then the LG GS290 should be available in mid-March. This should be the direct successor to the current Cookie. We'll see it at MWC, hopefully LG confirms a full spec sheet for us.

[Unwired View, GSM Arena]

27-Inch Dell UltraSharp U2711 IPS Monitor Now Available For $1,099

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It looks Dell's latest monitor, the UltraSharp U2711 IPS monitor is now on sale. This is only for the hardcore since this monitor features a 27-inch WQHD display with a 2,560 x 1,440 resolution, 12-bit internal colour processing, a 1.07 billion colour palette, and a 16:9 display. Of course, there are a number of ports on this monitor including DVI-D, DisplayPort, VGA, composite, component, HDMI 1.3, four USB 2.0, and an integrated 8-in-1 card ready. If only everyone could afford the $1,099 price tag for this baby. Go and buy yours now.

Asus G73JH-X1 Gaming Notebook Now Available On Newegg For $1,449.99

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At CES, you may have remembered that Asus revealed their latest gaming laptop, the G73JH-X1. You can actually scoop this notebook up now on Newegg here at a starting price of $1,449.99 USD. That's not extremely pricey considering that this notebook features a 17.3-inch LED-backlit display with a 1,920 x 1,080 resolution, an Intel Core i7-720QM 1.6GHz CPU, 8GB of RAM, a 500GB HDD, ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870 graphics, a DVD burner, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, and an 8-cell battery that you should be able to drain quite fast.

Logitech Wireless Desktop MK710 Keyboard / Mouse Combo Boasts 3-Year Battery Life, Get It For $99.99

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It looks like Logitech have just revealed and released their latest desktop keyboard / mouse combo. According to Logitech, the Logitech Wireless Desktop MK710's keyboard and mouse are sporting a 3-year battery life. The keyboard itself features a small LCD display, incurve keys, and a cushioned palm rest - similar to the Logitech Wave keyboard. The mouse has a "frictionless scrollwheel", multiple buttons, and side-to-side navigation. You can pick this up now for $99.99 USD here.

Android-Based Acer E110 and WinMo-Based Acer P300 Break Loose

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Two new Acer handsets have just been announced, the E110 and the P300. The E110 features a touchscreen display, 3G / HSDPA connectivity, Bluetooth / GPS support, and it'll be running Android 2.0. The P300 features a larger touchscreen display than the E110 and it also brings WiFi / HSUPA support and Windows Mobile. We don't know what version of WinMo it'll be running, but it could be WinMo 6.5.3.

We'll likely see both handsets at MWC, so don't worry.

Samsung T569 Handset Passes the FCC, What Could It Be?

A new Samsung phone has just been spotted at the FCC and it's the T569. At this point the only thing we know about this handset is that it is sporting a 200 x 400 resolution display which is kind of awkward. We don't know if it's a touchscreen display and the size is also unknown. Apparently though, this handset will be hitting T-Mobile. The FCC actually tested the Dolphin browser on this handset. Check out the FCC filing here.

Panasonic Introduces 50 and 54-Inch Plasma 3D HDTV, Set For April Launch In Japan

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It looks like Panasonic is back at it again with their latest plasma TV. This one stands out slightly since it has 3D support, but unfortunately there'll only be one pair of glasses in the box. The two models, 54-inch P54VT2 and 50-inch P50VT2, will be available on April 23 for ¥530,000 ($5,932 USD) and ¥430,000 ($4,813 USD) in Japan. There's a projected 5,000,000:1 native contrast ratio, four HDMI ports, and 120Hz technology. If you're interested then you might want to mark that date on your calendar.

HTC Hero and Motorola CLIQ Getting Their Own Android 2.1 Update In March

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It looks like two handsets will be getting the Android 2.1 in the near future. The HTC Hero is getting the Android 2.1 update in the middle March with Sense UI. This one's confirmed. It'll also bring a new Friend Stream widget "that aggregates user updates across services."

This one's unconfirmed but if you believe Boy Genius' sources then the Motorola CLIQ (on T-Mobile) will be getting the Android 2.1 update as well. If true, this should be available in March as well.

HTC Hero Getting Android 2.1: Engadget
Motorola CLIQ Getting Android 2.1: Boy Genius