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Asus Eee Box EB1012P Gets Announced, Sporting Dual-Core Atom and Ion 2

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Asus has just introduced yet another Eee Box nettop. This is the EB1012P sporting a dual-core Intel Atom D510 CPU and next-generation Ion graphics. You'll also find VGA / HDMI outputs, audio jacks, a card reader, six USB 2.0 ports, eSATA, WiFi b/g/n, a 250GB HDD, no optical drive, and Windows 7 Home Premium. This hasn't hit the official website yet so we'll have to wait for that.


Alienware M11x Gaming Notebook Updated With Core i3 / i5 / i7 Options and Nvidia's Optimus

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Well, people in Malaysia can now get the updated Alienware M11x notebook. This iteration comes complete with Intel Core i3 / i5 / i7 CPU options along with Nvidia's Optimus technology. They're starting at RM 3,699 ($1,110 USD) right now (here), but maybe the US site will get it tomorrow - seeing how it's already Tuesday, June 8th in Malaysia already. We'll have to wait and see.

Update: Engadget has just updated their post and they've mentioned that the US has got the upgrade as well. You can now get this notebook with some better CPU options. For $949 you can get this notebook with a Core i5-520UM.


Cellular South Launching the Motorola Milestone In the Near Future

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Cellular South will be releasing the Motorola Milestone and they've just officially announced it - after hinting it at us back in mid-May. This handset is "coming soon" but the price is still unknown. This is pretty good but I'm assuming that it'll be launched with Android 2.1.


T-Mobile's Samsung (T669) Gravity T and the (T359) :) Show Up In the Wilderness

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Two upcoming Samsung handsets on their way to T-Mobile USA has just been pictured in the wild. It's the T669, which will be launched as the Gravity T and the T359, which will become the Samsung :). We already know, basically, the spec sheets of the two phones, so if you want to check them out, go here!

[Phone Arena, Tmo News]

Everything You Need To Know About the iPhone 4

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Of course, Steve Jobs kicked off the keynote today and after blabbing a bit about other things, he announced the next iPhone which be simply called [drumroll please] the iPhone 4 - not the iPhone HD. This smartphone has a Retina Display which has 4 times the amount of pixels in a regular display. The bottom line is that the iPhone 4 features a 3.5-inch touchscreen (IPS) display with a 960 x 640 resolution (326 ppi) and an 800:1 contrast ratio - but it also seems a bit darker than the 3GS, then again it's much crisper. Jobs also mentioned that the IPS technology is better than OLED right now, but we'll have to see some side-by-side testing in the future for that - it does look like it'll be crisper though. At the event, they tried to demo some more awesome differences the retina display makes but they had some network difficulties...

The iPhone 4 is also equipped with a 5MP camera with an LED flash, 5x digital zoom, and 720p HD video recording capabilities at 30fps, a front-facing camera, an Apple A4 CPU (presumably the same one in the iPad), a microSIM slot, up to 32GB of internal storage (no 64GB model here, folks), Bluetooth / GPS / WiFi 802.11n support, a noise-cancellation microphone, a gyroscope (and accelerometer) for 6-axis motion-sensing, the renamed iOS4 (iPhone OS 4), and an all-new design that we've all seen repeatedly before. The front and the back is glass with steel around the sides and it's 24% thinner than the iPhone 3GS aka the iPhone 4 is 9.3mm - which claims the title for the world's thinnest smartphone. This new iPhone has "brilliant engineering" and has integrated antennas - they had to do anything they can to make calls on AT&T's network... The battery life is said to be 7 hours of 3G talk-time, 6 hours of 3G browsing, 10 hours of WiFi browsing, 10 hours of video, 40 hours of music, and 300 hour of standby.

Apple also went on to introduce their own app for iPhone 4, called iMovie. With this app you'll be able to make your own movies and edit your [HD] videos on the go. They've added Bing to their search engine list on the iPhone 4 but Google is still the default engine - for now at least. They're bringing iBooks to the iPhone 4 which isn't surprising but also doesn't interest me too much. Of course, with new iOS, you get Apple's new iAds free of charge! To cap things off, Steve Jobs and Jony Ive showed off a video call, named FaceTime, on the iPhone 4 that froze up for a second. You'll only be able to use this over WiFi, which kind of sucks. Of course, video-calling isn't exactly the newest feature out there but it's definitely welcomed on the iPhone 4. You'll be able to switch from the front-facing camera to the rear camera if you please, which is actually pretty smart. This will be available in black and white, the 16GB model will be going for $199, while the 32GB model will be going for $299 on a 2-year contract. If your contract expires anytime in 2010, you'll actually be able to upgrade to the iPhone 4 right away, which is great! The pre-orders will kick off on June 15th and they'll be shipping it in 5 countries on the 24th (including the US, France, Germany, Japan, and the UK). In July, 18 more countries will get a stab at the iPhone 4 as well - hopefully that includes Canada. Don't forget that the 8GB iPhone 3GS will now cost you just $99.

Apple also introduced their own cases for the iPhone 4. They'll cost you $29 and they'll come in a bunch of different colours. That's all folks.

[Engadget, GDGT]

Acer Aspire One 533, D260, and 753 Netbooks Get Announced

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It leaked about two weeks ago and Acer has just officially announced the Aspire One 533 netbook. This netbook will be hitting the UK on July 1st, but the price is still TBA. This netbook packs a 10.1-inch display with a 1,024 x 600 resolution or a 1,280 x 720 resolution, Intel Atom N455 / N475 CPU options, 1GB of DDR3 RAM (up to 2GB), a 250GB HDD, integrated Intel GMA 3150 graphics, Bluetooth 3.0 + HS support, optional 3G support, WiFi b/g/n / WiMAX connectivity, and a 6-cell battery that should last 10 hours.

The Aspire One D260 was also officially announced today and it dual-boots Android and Windows 7. The display is 10.1-inches and it has a 1,024 x 600 resolution, Intel Atom N450 / N455 1.66GHz CPU options, 1GB of RAM, Intel GMA 3150 graphics, up to a 250GB HDD, WiFi, and Bluetooth 3.0 support.

The last one they introduced is the Acer Aspire One 753, which sports an 11.6-inch display with a 1,366 x 768 resolution. Inside you'll find an Intel Celeron U3400 ULV CPU, integrated Intel HD graphics, an HDMI output, up to 4GB of DDR3 RAM, up to a 640GB HDD, WiFi, and optional Bluetooth / 3G connectivity.


Toshiba T210 and T230 ULV-Powered Notebooks Hitting UK Next Month

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Toshiba has just announced two more notebooks, the T210 (above) and the T230. Both of these notebooks are packing ULV CPUs from Intel with the T230 obviously being the higher-end one. The T210 features an Intel U5400 CPU, up to 3GB of DDR3 RAM, up to a 250GB HDD, and will sport a metallic red finish. The T230, on the other hand, features an Intel Core i3 CPU, up to 4GB of DDR3 RAM, up to a 500GB HDD, and a black body.

Both of them have their similarities though. They both share Bluetooth support, a multicard reader, two USB 2.0 ports, an integrated webcam, an eSATA / USB port, and an HDMI port. These notebooks will be hitting the UK in July, which is next month.

[Tech Radar]

Toshiba Announces the Dynabook TX/98MBL 3D-Capable Notebook, Set For Japan Next Month

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Toshiba looks like they have just announced their 3D-capable notebook, dubbed the Dynabook TX/98MBL. This is reportedly the world's first notebook that can play 3D Blu-ray content, so that's big news. The notebook itself features a 15.6-inch LED display with a 1,366 x 768 resolution, an Intel Core i7-740QM 1.73GHz CPU, 4GB of RAM (up to 8GB), Nvidia GeForce GTS 350M graphics, a 640GB HDD, HDMI / four USB 2.0 ports, WiFi b/g/n, a webcam, harman / kardon stereo speakers, and Windows 7 Home Premium. This notebook will go on sale in Japan sometime next month - July - for ¥250,000 ($2,727 USD) which will get you one paid of active shutter glasses and a remote.

[Crunch Gear, Engadget]

Android-Based Sony Ericsson Walkman-Branded Phone Pictured In the Wild

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That was quick. Apparently, that Android-based Sony Ericsson Walkman-branded handset we heard about just four days ago, is pictured above. Apparently, the phone is being named the Sony Ericsson W150i and it's running just Android 1.5 right now. Let's hope it doesn't end up launching with that because that version is ancient. The specs are unconfirmed right now, but it should feature a 5MP camera, interchangeable covers, and a 2.6-inch QVGA display.

[Unwired View]

Pandigital Novel Now Available, Priced Higher Than Expected

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Here's some good news for book-lovers out there. Pandigital has just released their Novel for $259.99 on Kohl's here or for $249.99 on JC Penney here. Sadly, it's more expensive than the $199.99 MSRP that we heard about two weeks ago. This e-book reader is sporting a 7-inch LCD display, 1GB of internal storage, an SD / MMC card slot, WiFi support, and access to the Barnes & Noble eBookstore which is welcomed.


Apple "Magic Trackpad" Leaks Ahead Of WWDC, Could Be Announced

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This WWDC should be a big event and Apple looks like the iPhone won't be all that they'll be announcing. To conjure up a bit more hype, a new trackpad from Apple has just leaked out. Of course, the name isn't confirmed but it's being dubbed the "Magic Trackpad" for now. This will connect to whatever you want (desktop or laptop) via Bluetooth and will reportedly have handwriting recognition. To be honest, I hate finger input (trackpads) on laptops, so I probably won't be going out of my way to purchase this. Of course, if a company were to change the way we do things with out devices it'll be Steve Jobs, right? Well, look out for it later!


Pre-Order Your Asus Eee PC 1201PN Netbook If You're In the US Now!

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Finally, you can now pre-order the Asus Eee PC 1201PN netbook if you live in the US. On ExcaliberPC (here) you can pre-order the netbook for $499 and it's expected to ship on June 11th. In case you forgot, this netbook features a 12.1-inch display with a 1,366 x 768 resolution, an Intel Atom N450 1.66GHz CPU, Nvidia Ion 2 graphics, 2GB of DDR2 RAM, a 250GB HDD, WiFi b/g/n / Bluetooth support, a 0.3MP webcam, some USB ports, an HDMI output, a 6-cell battery (around 6 hours of battery life), and Windows 7 Home Premium. This model should have the Optimus technology, but the product page doesn't mention it so do some more research first.