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Lenovo ThinkPad Edge 14 Notebook Now Available With Core i7 Option

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Okay, so you've held out until now on a Lenovo ThinkPad Edge 14 because it doesn't have the model you're looking for. Well, Lenovo has decided to update said notebook so that you can now get that Core i7-620M 2.66GHz that you've been waiting for. Check it out here if you want to shell out the extra $350. The larger Edge 15 notebook should be getting an upgrade as well and it should be sooner rather than later.


Toshiba Explodes With a Number of Notebooks, Every Variety Imaginable

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Toshiba has unveiled a bunch of notebooks today - right in the middle of E3 - and we'll start with the Satellite A665 and the M645. First up is the A665, which sports a 15.6-inch 3D display, an Intel Core i7-740QM CPU, Nvidia GeForce GTS 350M graphics, a 640GB HDD, a 640GB HDD, and a Blu-ray drive (with 3D capabilities). This model will cost you $1,599 if you want - and you'll get a pair of 3D glasses with your purchase. The base model doesn't have 3D capabilities but does feature Intel Core 2010 CPU options; it's priced at $799. The M645 (pictured above) is a 14-inch notebook that has Intel Core i3 / i5 / i7 / AMD Phenom II quad-core CPU options, GeForce 310M / GT330M graphics, Nvidia's Optimus technology, a Blu-ray drive, and a bunch of HDD options. Both of these notebooks have a new design that features a chiclet keyboard as well as a glossy / matte coating which they're calling the Fusion X2. The M645 notebook starts at $729.99, which is a bit cheaper than the A665.

Update: Engadget (as of June 21st) has just mentioned that the A665 notebook is now available with a Core i7 CPU along with 3D capabilities. You'll be able to get it right now (here) for $1,599.99 - thankfully there's free shipping!

More notebooks from Toshiba and this is the Satellite T215 and T235. The T215 is sporting an 11.6-inch display, single / dual-core AMD Athlon II Neo CPU options, a 320GB HDD, 2GB of DDR3 RAM, and integrated ATI graphics. The T235 notebook sports a larger 13.3-inch display, AMD Turion II Neo / Intel Pentium dual-core CPU options, a 320GB HDD, and 4GB of DDR3 RAM. Both of these notebooks sport HDMI outputs and a webcam as well; they'll be available on June 20th and the base model will cost you $469.99.

The last batch of notebooks that Toshiba introduced is the 14-inch C645, 15.6-inch C655, 13-inch L635, 14-inch L645, and 17.3-inch L675. The C600 Series notebooks will be sporting Intel / AMD CPU options, while the L600 Series notebooks will have Intel Core i3 / i5 / i7 / AMD Athlon II / Turion II / Phenom II triple / quad-core CPU options. The C600 Series is sporting 250GB / 320GB HDD options, DDR3 RAM, WiFi b/g/n, and a DVD burner. These will run you $449.99 for the base model. The L600 Series is sporting 250GB to 500GB HDD options, up to 4GB of DDR3 RAM, WiFi b/g/n, and a DVD drive. In order, they'll run you $619.99, $519.99, $569.99, and $599.99. Yes, the 13-inch model will cost the most because they have to cramp everything inside of it and you're paying for portability and slightly more battery life. All of these notebooks will be available on June 20th as well.

Toshiba Satellite A665 and M645 Notebooks: Slash Gear, Engadget
Toshiba Satellite T215 and T235 Notebooks: Slash Gear
Toshiba Satellite C600 and L600 Series Notebooks: Slash Gear

Motorola, Verizon, and Adobe To Announce the "Next Generation of DROID" On June 23

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Motorola and Verizon are expected to clear up the air about their upcoming DROID smartphones on June 23rd. Both companies - along with Adobe - will be taking the stage in New York to announce the next-generation of DROID. The DROID 2 seems like a sure candidate for the event but I'm hoping that the DROID X is at the even as well. We should see some Flash as well seeing how Adobe will be there.


PlayStation Move Gets Priced and Dated At Sony's E3 Conference

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I was looking forward to Sony's E3 press conference but I think it may have been the most boring one out of the big three (Microsoft and Nintendo). Anyways, Sony announced that their PlayStation Move will be available in Europe on September 15th, North America September 19th, and in Japan on October 21st. There'll be a $99.99 bundle with Sports Champions and a $399.99 bundle with a 250GB PS3 and Sports Champions if that's what you want. Of course, you'll also be able to get the main controller separately, that'll cost you $49.99, while the Navigation Controller aka the nunchuck will cost you another $29.99.

[Engadget, Crunch Gear]

Sony Ericsson Yendo (W150i) and Cedar Handsets Leak Out

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Two new Sony Ericsson handsets seem to have just leaked out thanks to Krazy D & Lollylost100. The specs for both handsets aren't mentioned yet but the one above is being codenamed the Yendo while the one below is being called the Cedar. The Yendo (above) is the W150i (also codenamed TeaCake) that leaked out last week and it's going to be part of SE's Walkman Series that'll be running on Android. The one below is the Cedar and we know nothing about it - but it'll be a part of their eco-friendly Greenheart Series.

[Fone Arena]

RIM's BlackBerry 9800 To Become the Torch 9800?

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Yeah, say BlackBerry Torch out loud. It doesn't exactly roll off the tongue, does it? Well, apparently, RIM's BB 9800 will launch as the Torch 9800. This is pretty much unrelated, but RIM did purchase Torch Mobile but that was to improve their own browser. CrackBerry went even deeper into the situation and discovered that RIM does own the domain name BlackBerryTorch.com so it seems possible right now. We'll really just have to wait and see.

[The Cellular Guru]

T-Mobile USA's Samsung Galaxy S (T959) Hits the FCC

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Here's something quite juicy for T-Mobile USA. Their Samsung Galaxy S (T959) has just hit the FCC (filing here) and could made its debut in the next month (hopefully sometime in early July). You should already be keeping your eye on this handset so you already know that it packs a 4-inch Super AMOLED display, WiFi / GPS / Bluetooth support, a 5MP AF camera with HD video recording a 1GHZ CPU, and Android 2.1 with the Touchwiz UI.

[Unwired View]

DROID 2 To Feature 1GHz OMAP CPU, DROID X To Hit Verizon On July 19th?

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Okay, so thanks to Phandroid we already know that the DROID 2 will feature a 1GHz TI OMAP CPU (slightly faster than the 1GHz Snapdragon) and now we're hearing that the DROID X will be released by Verizon on July 19th - thanks to Boy Genius. Of course, this is unconfirmed right now but it's coming from DROID-Life, so maybe it's true since they seem to have their connect on deck with both smartphones.

[Boy Genius]

Nintendo 3DS Gets Shows Off For the First Time, Sports a 3D Camera Too!

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At E3's press conference, they unveiled the Nintendo 3DS. The top display is the Parallax display so that'll give you 3D without the need of glasses. The displays aren't the same size, but that's not a big deal; the display on the top spans 3.5-inches. You can switch between 2D and 3D by "simply moving the slider." The 3DS features an accelerometer and a gyrosensor (found in the iPhone 4 as well). The top display doesn't have a touchscreen layer because 3D and touchscreens don't go together well - the bottom one is touch-capable though. There's a front-facing webcam which isn't surprising but on the back there are two cameras so you can take video and pictures in 3D as well! As you can see in the image above there's an analog stick, which Nintendo is actually calling a "Slide Pad." If you're at E3, you might want to head over to Nintendo's booth to test it out right now - you have until Sony's conference later.

[vg247, Engadget]

Apple Surprisingly Updates Their Mac Mini To Include Aluminum Unibody and HDMI Output

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After quite a long wait, Apple has finally updated their Mac Mini. This now starts at $699 and it features a new aluminum unibody. On board, you'll find a 2.4GHz Core 2 Duo CPU, an HDMI output, a 320GB HDD, 2GB of RAM, an SD card slot, WiFi 802.11n, a Mini DisplayPort, and Nvidia GeForce 320M graphics. As you can see, it also sports an optical drive, but you can swap that for another HDD if you like. Anyways, check it out and order your perfect HTPC here. Check out Engadget's hands-on with the new Mac Mini here.


Toshiba Japan Announces the 15.6-Inch Dynabook Qosmio V65 Notebook With SpursEngine

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Toshiba Japan has just announced another notebook that will feature a SpursEngine coprocessor which will produce high-quality images somehow. Dubbed the Dynabook Qosmio V65, this notebook packs a 15.6-inch "Clear SuperView LED" display with a 1,366 x 768 resolution. Inside you'll find an Intel Core i5-450M 2.4GHz CPU, 4GB of RAM (up to 8GB), a 500GB HDD, some HDD options, a Blu-ray drive, a digital TV tuner, WiFi b/g/n support, and 7 Windows Home Premium. The V65 notebook will also feature built-in harman/kardon stereo speakers, HDMI / four USB ports, and a 0.3MP webcam. This notebook will be available in Japan starting on June 17th for the equivalent of $1,960.

[Crunch Gear]

Samsung Introduces the Wave 2, Wave 2 Pro, Omnia Pro 4, Omnia Pro 5, Galaxy 3 (I5800) and Galaxy 5 (I5500)

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As expected, Samsung has unveiled a bunch of new handsets at CommunicAsia that will hit the market later this year. First up is what you see above, the Wave 2 (S5250). This handset is going to be cheaper than the original Wave and it'll also be Bada-powered. Below is a picture of the Wave 2 Pro (S5530) which packs a slide-out QWERTY keyboard. There's four more handsets below so don't miss them.

Samsung has also unveiled two more WinMo 6.5 powered handsets, the Omnia Pro 4 (bottom left) and the Omnia Pro 5 (bottom right). The former is actually sporting a touchscreen display and will be available sometime in July in Europe, CIS, and Southeast Asia, the latter won't have a touchscreen display but it'll be available in August in Southeast Asia, the Middle East, Africa, India, and Latin America. The Omnia Pro 4 sports a 2.62-inch display with a 320 x 320 resolution, dual-band (900/2100MHz) 3G connectivity, a 3.2MP AF camera; the Omnia Pro 5 features a 2.4-inch display with a 240 x 320 resolution, a 2MP camera, and tri-band (900/1900/2100MHz) 3G bands. Of course, both of them feature an FM radio, a microSD card slot, WiFi b/g / Bluetooth support, and aGPS. Look out for all of them soon.

That's not all though. Samsung has also officially unveiled the Galaxy 3 (I5800) and the Galaxy 5 (I5500). The Galaxy 3 is below and the Galaxy 5 is underneath that. Thankfully, we already know everything about both of these handsets.

Update: Engadget has just mentioned that the Samsung Galaxy Beam will also be launching sometime in July - in Singapore at least. In case you forgot, the Beam features a 3.7-inch Super AMOLED display, an 8MP AF camera with a flash, a front-facing VGA camera, Bluetooth 3.0 / WiFi b/g/n support, Android 2.1, and a pico-projector. For the complete spec sheet for that handset, just scroll all the way down.

[Samsung Hub, Slash Gear, Fone Arena]

LG VN530 To Hit Verizon and Could Replace the Cosmos VN250

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The LG Cosmos VN250 on Verizon could be replaced in the near future. A new handset from LG has just been spotted, dubbed the VN530, and it features a pretty entry-level spec sheet. The full specifications aren't known right now but we do know that it features a slide-out QWERTY keyboard, a camera, an MP3 player, and Bluetooth / GPS support.

[Phone Arena]

MSI Announces the 14-Inch CX410 Notebook With Dual-Core AMD Athlon II CPU

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MSI has just unveiled another notebook as a part of their Classic Series. The CX410 was announced yesterday and it packs a 14-inch display with a 1,366 x 768 resolution. Inside you'll find a dual-core AMD Athlon II CPU, ATI Mobility Radeon HD 545v graphics, WiFi / Bluetooth support, 250GB / 320GB / 500GB HDD options, and Windows 7 as an OS. Of course, there'll also be a 0.3MP webcam, HDMI / USB ports, audio jacks, and an optical drive. The price and release date hasn't been announced yet.


BlackBerry 9800 To Launch In a Few Months, RIM's Tablet Expected By Year's End

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In case you needed a reminder, the BlackBerry 9800 should be hitting AT&T in the near future - likely sometime in July or August. The 9800 should feature a multitouch display along with a slide-out QWERTY keyboard but we already know that. It'll obviously also feature BB OS 6.0 which will have the much improved WebKit browser. Along with this news RIM's tablet may also hit the shelves by the end of this year. This tablet will just be a companion device so you'll still need your BlackBerry and it should feature an 8.9-inch display.


Sony Ericsson "Shakira" To Be Launched as the XPERIA X8?

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According to the latest rumours the Sony Ericsson "Shakira" that recently leaked out will actually be named the XPERIA X8 - and not the XPERIA X10 Mid or something like that. This is unconfirmed right now and it's coming straight from the Unofficial Sony Ericsson Blog.


First Samsung Galaxy S Pro Photos Leak Out, Headed To Sprint's 4G Network

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The first pictures of the Samsung Galaxy S Pro have just leaked out thanks to Android Community. This handset is headed to Sprint with 4G connectivity and hopefully won't be plagued with issues like the EVO 4G is. This handset doesn't look as large as the Galaxy S, but it definitely has the branding on the back. This handset will, of course, be running some version of Android along with Sammy's Touchwiz UI. The slide-out QWERTY keyboard looks like it'll answer some of the cries out there as well.

[Engadget, Android Community]

Microsoft Announces the New Xbox 360 S and the Kinect, All the Details!

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Well, it's E3 and Microsoft has just announced something pretty juicy. A new Xbox 360 has just been announced and it has integrated WiFi 802.11n. Inside you'll also find 250GB of storage and it's actually launching today, so you should find it in stores extremely shortly (like now). There's also five USB ports on this new Xbox 360 along with a custom Kinect port. Engadget has just pointed out that you can pre-order the 250GB Xbox 360 S at GameStop (here), Newegg (here), and Amazon (here). They're all going for $299.99 so there aren't any price differences for now. Folks in Europe will have to wait until July 16th to get their hands on it. Hopefully it won't have any Red Ring of Death issues though...

The Kinect was made officially official by Microsoft as well and they demoed it quite a bit at their press conference yesterday morning. Gizmodo has pointed out that Microsoft's Kinect for the Xbox 360 will be available on November 4th. Slash Gear had a keen eye and also pointed out that GameStop (here) actually has the Kinect up and it'll cost a whopping $149.99, which is a major let down.

Update: Kotaku has listed a bunch of "specs" for the new Xbox 360 below.

  • Touch Sensitive Buttons - turn the Xbox 360 on or off and eject a disc with the swipe of a finger
  • Whisper Quiet - Whether you're playing a DVD disc or from the hard drive or navigating the dashboard, with the all-new and much quieter Xbox 360, the only noise you'll hear is your own laughing, cheering and playing
  • Wi-Fi - Built-in 802.11n Wi-Fi for fast, easy connection to your friends and entertainment on Xbox LIVE.
  • Hard Drive - 250GB internal, swappable hard drive for even more storage. To access, remove the bottom panel by pushing the small tab toward the front of the console.
  • Kinect-ready - Custom Kinect port on the back of the console that directly hooks up to the Kinect sensor for controller-free fun.
  • USB Slots - Five USB ports, three in the back and two in the front.
  • Power Supply - Smaller and more efficient. Xbox 360 250GB and Xbox 360 Original power supplies are not interchangeable.
  • Wireless Controller - The award-winning Xbox 360 Wireless Controller matches the console in all black with color-matched thumbsticks and directional pad with a touch of gloss and chrome to complete the look.
  • Backward Compatible - Your favorite accessories and games will work with Xbox 360 250GB. Xbox 360 external hard drives and Memory Units are not compatible.

The New Xbox 360: Engadget
Kinect Gets Official: Gizmodo, Slash Gear