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Samsung NB30 Touchscreen Netbook About To Hit the UK

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It looks like the Samsung NB30 Touch is about to be available in the UK. We've already seen this in Italy, so it's about time that it hit the UK. A couple of online e-tailers have them up such as More Computers and Samsung Laptops but they appear to be "Out of Stock" right now. However, in a couple of days that should change. They're price at £383.31 ($593 USD) and £304 ($470 USD), respectively.

[Slash Gear]

First Versace Handset Passes the FCC, the LG GD970

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A new handset from LG has just passed the FCC and it appears to be the first handset from Versace that has done so. Apparently, this is likely the LG GD970 and it's still an unannounced handset. It's running their own UI along with a WVGA (480 x 800) display. Let's wait a couple of weeks for more information on this handset. Check out the filing here.

[Engadget Mobile]

Toshiba NB305, HP Mini 210, and Lenovo S10-3 Netbooks To Get Upgraded To Atom N455 CPU

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The latest rumour states that Toshiba is looking to update their NB305 netbook so that it'll be outfitted with the newer Intel Atom N455 CPU. This will give it support for DDR3 RAM, which will give it a slight speed increase. Of course, the rest of the specs will remain the same, a 10.1-inch display with a 1,024 x 600 resolution, Intel GMA 3150 graphics, a 250GB HDD, Bluetooth / WiFi b/g/n support, and Windows 7, and it looks like Toshiba will only put in a 1GB DDR3 stick inside of this netbook. The launch date is unknown right now, neither is the price.

Update: Engadget has just pointed out that the HP Mini 210 netbook will also be getting updated to feature the Intel Atom N455 CPU as well. This and the NB305 is expected to launch for €350 ($467 USD).

Update: Netbooked has just spotted the Lenovo IdeaPad S10-3 netbook over in the UK with the Intel Atom N455 CPU. It looks like a number of netbooks will be getting the upgrade, which is great news. The 3G model is expected to launch for around £378 ($579 USD) while the no-3G model is expected to be priced at £313 ($480 USD).

Picture Source: Pocket-Lint

Black Nintendo Wii Rumoured To Hit the US On May 9th, Canada On May 23rd

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The latest rumour states that North Americans will be getting their chance to get the black coloured [and sexy] Nintendo Wii starting in early May. Apparently, the US will be getting this on May 9th, while Canada will be getting it on May 23rd. It's just a rumour right now, but a bunch of tipsters from Target, GameStop, and Future Shop are mentioning that they're on their way. Nintendo hasn't officially mentioned this, but it's bound to happen especially considering that the Wii Classic Controller Pro is already available in black on Amazon.


T-Mobile Launching BlackBerry Curve 8520 In Fuchsia On May 19th

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It doesn't look like it in the photo above, but T-Mobile looks like they're planning on launching a fuchsia coloured BlackBerry Curve 8520 sometime in the future - more specifically on May 19th. It'll likely be launched at the same price as the current Curve 8520 which is $49.99 on a 2-year contract. This is a girls only colour, so guys better not be thinking about picking this one up.

[Phone Arena]

LG GR700 Sports Slide-Out QWERTY Keyboard, Headed to AT&T

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We heard about the LG GR700 way back in October of last year and it looks like it's definitely not sporting a numeric keypad. Instead it's clearly sporting a slide-out QWERTY keyboard and we know that it's headed to AT&T as well - thanks to the branding on the handset. This handset packs a touchscreen display (probably 3-inches) with a 240 x 400 resolution along with the S-Class UI. It'll like be headed to AT&T, but the price isn't mentioned. I'm assuming that it'll be cheaper than the LG eXpo, but it's not for sure.

[Phone Arena]

Nokia N8 Hits the FCC With T-Mobile 3G Bands

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Something quite juicy has just been spotted at the FCC and it's the upcoming Nokia N8. It's sporting T-Mobile USA 3G bands (AWS) so it should work on WIND Mobile in Canada. We already know the full spec sheet for this handset so the FCC really didn't tell us anything new. Check out the FCC filing here.


Canada's Bell To Release the BlackBerry Pearl (9100) 3G On May 13th

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It was made official this morning and it looks like the BlackBerry Pearl (910) 3G is headed to Canada's Bell. It'll be released on May 13th and it'll be priced at $129.95 on a 3-year contract, $179.95 on a 2-year contract, $279.95 on a 1-year contract, $329.95 prepaid, and $329.95 on a 30-day contract. Of course, when Bell launches this that 3-year contract should drop in price thanks to some sort of rebate, so it could be $79.95 contract-free - just like the inventory leak told us.

[Mobile Syrup]

BenQ Announces the 24-Inch V2410T LED Monitor, Hitting UK On May 1st

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BenQ has just unveiled their latest monitor that'll get released in the UK really soon. Dubbed the V2410T, it sports a 24-inch LED-backlit display with a Full HD (1,920 x 1,080) resolution, Windows 7 certification, and saves energy by up to 44%. It isn't the greenest monitor out there, but it still manages to be "environmentally conscious." This monitor will be available in the UK starting on May 1st for £200 ($309 USD)


Intel Atom N500 Dual-Core CPU To Get Launched In June, An Asus Netbook Coming After For $575?

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Digitimes is reporting that Intel's Atom N500 dual-core CPU is set for a launch in June, which seems like it's right on cue. Apparently, Asus will be the first company running a netbook with this new CPU, which seems right as well. Although it's not confirmed right now, the said netbook should be launching in Q3 of this year and it'll be priced at around $575 USD.

Right now we already know that the upcoming Asus Eee PC 1215N will sport this Atom N500 and it's rumoured to be set for a June release date - it'll also have the next-gen Ion graphics along with Optimus technology.


BlackBerry OS 6 Coming In Q3 Of This Year, With WebKit Browser

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RIM's co-CEO, Mike Lazaridis, has just mentioned that BlackBerry OS 6 will be available later this year, in Q3 to be exact. They showed a video to a couple of analysts that reportedly hinted at a touchscreen interface - of course - but it will be available for non-touchscreen devices as well. The only thing they mentioned about OS 6 is that it'll feature their new and improved WebKit browser. We'll have to wait for more information in a couple of weeks / months.


Alienware M17x Gaming Notebook Now Available With Twin 1GB ATI Radeon HD 5870 GPUs

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It looks like the Alienware M17x gaming notebook is now shipping with dual 1GB ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870 GPUs if that's what you want. Of course, you'll have to choose this specifically if you want it because that's not in the base model. They're expensive -- rightfully so -- so save up your money and get one if you want to run whatever game you choose, even Crysis.


Microsoft To Announce Xbox 360 Slim, Project Natal Bundles, and M.G.S. Game At E3?

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Two things from Microsoft are rumoured to be announced at this year's E3 event, which takes place in June. Apparently, it'll be the Xbox 360 Slim along with a couple of Project Natal bundles -- obviously. To add even more fuel to the fire, Microsoft will be making the primary colour for the Xbox 360 black which looks pretty slick. It looks like Microsoft could also be announcing a Metal Gear Solid game for the Xbox 360 which will be capable of running on Natal. Could it be true? We'll have to wait and see.

[Engadget, Surfer Girl]

Vodafone Getting the Nexus One On April 30th; Verizon Not Getting It Anymore, Get the DROID Incredible Instead

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Vodafone UK has just announced that they'll be releasing the Google Nexus One on April 30th, which is this Friday. This is great news especially considering that the DROID Incredible won't be hitting the UK. Of course, it'll be available for free on select contracts.

Google has just updated their site to tell you that there's no point in getting the Nexus One since the DROID Incredible will be launched in the near future - April 29th. The DROID Incredible is exactly like the Nexus One except for the difference design, of course, and the improved 8MP camera. There's really nothing to cry about here. Google has already confirmed that they are not launching the Nexus One on Verizon.

Google Nexus One Hitting Vodafone UK: Engadget, Tech Radar
Verizon No Longer Launching the Nexus One: Slash Gear

RIM's BlackBerry Bold 9650 and Pearl 3G Now Official

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The BlackBerry Bold 9650 and the Pearl (9100) 3G have both just leaked out - ahead of the official word from RIM. The Bold 9650 is sporting WiFi b/g / GPS support along with EV-DO Rev. A connectivity. This smartphone will be headed to Sprint sometime next month (May). The Pearl 3G, on the other hand, packs WiFi 802.11n / GPS support, 256MB of internal storage, a 3.2MP camera, tri-band HSDPA connectivity, and the optical trackpad. This handset is set to hit Bell, Telus, and Rogers in Canada and it'll be hitting the US in the future as well - likely T-Mobile and AT&T.

Update: So they've both been made official now. Check out the Bold 9650 announcement on CrackBerry here and the Pearl 3G announcement on CrackBerry here.

Update: According to Engadget, the Pearl 3G will have two different keypad layouts. One model will be the SureType QWERTY keyboard and the other one is the traditional T9 layout. Sorry, they didn't manage to pack a full QWERTY on this one - unless it comes in the future.

Update: According to Engadget, the Bold 9650 will be hitting Sprint on May 3rd for $200 on a 2-year contract.

Update: According to Mobile Syrup, Canada's Telus will be releasing the Pearl 3G for $29.99.

[Slash Gear, Engadget]