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HTC Desire Dummy Units Start Invading Telus Locations Across Canada

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Telus looks like they're just about ready to release the HTC Desire. At a couple of Telus locations they've gotten their HTC Desire dummy unit, so this is signalling that the launch is very near. It could even be tomorrow - or well, within the week.

[Mobile Syrup]

42 and 46-Inch Panasonic 3D Viera Plasma TVs Come With Integrated Blu-ray and HDD Recorders

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Panasonic has unveiled more 3DTVs as a part of their Viera line-up and they'll be hitting Japan in late August. Dubbed the 3D Viera RT2B plasma TVs they sport an integrated Blu-ray recorder, an HDD recorder, and you'll need to use active shutter 3D glasses for the effect. These TVs will come in 42 and 46-inch models and they'll be available in Japan starting on August 27th. The pricing is officially unknown but rumour has it that the larger model will be available for the equivalent of $5,100 USD.

[Slash Gear]

MSI's 3D Notebook Coming This September With TriDef's Software

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Although it's just a rumour right now, Digitimes is reporting that MSI will be bringing their own 3D notebook to the market in September of this year. The notebook itself will use Dynamic Digital Depth's TriDef 3D software so you'll need to use polarized glasses (not the expensive active shutter glasses) to see the 3D content. The software will be capable of converting 2D content into 3D. Apparently, the notebook will be available for less than $1,000 USD (about $934 USD).

[Electronista, Engadget]

Gravity 3 Shows Up On Samsung Canada's Website, On Its Way To Virgin Mobile

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On Samsung Canada's website a new phone has made an appearance: the Gravity 3. This handset, already available on T-Mobile USA, sports a 2.4-inch display, a slide-out QWERTY keyboard, a microSD card slot, and a 2MP camera. This handset is going to be hitting Virgin Mobile sometime in the future.

[Mobile Syrup]

7-Inch Olive Pad VT100 Tablet Hitting India Next Month With Android 2.1

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Olive Telecom has just announced their first 3.5G tablet with Android 2.1 for India. Named the Olive Pad VT100, this tablet features a 7-inch touchscreen display with a 480 x 800 resolution, Bluetooth / WiFi support, an SD card slot, 512MB of internal storage, 512MB of ROM, a 3.5mm headphone jack, a 3MP camera, a 3,240mAh battery, a front-facing camera, and cell phone capabilities. This tablet will be available anywhere between Rs. 20,000 ($425 USD) and Rs. 25,000 ($530 USD) starting next month. Right now there's no word on a North America release so don't get your hopes up, it could be hitting Russia and Europe in the future though.


Rogers Releases the Sony Ericsson XPERIA X10 Mini For $29.99

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Rogers has just released another Android handset, the Sony Ericsson XPERIA X10 Mini. This handset sports a 2.6-inch QVGA touchscreen display, a 5MP camera with an LED flash, WiFi / GPS support, a microSD card slot, a 4GB SD card int he box, and Android 1.6. In Q4, Sony Ericsson has mentioned that an update for Android 2.1 will be on the way. Sadly, this isn't the Pro model so you'll have to type without a physical QWERTY keyboard on here which could be difficult.

The handset is now available for $29.99 on a 3-year contract, $274.99 on a 2-year contract, $324.99 on a 1-year contract, and $374.99 contract-free. Check it out on Rogers if you want to get one.

[Mobile Syrup]

Motorola Milestone XT720 Smartphone Shows Up On Cincinnati Bell's Support Site

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A new smartphone has just found its way onto Cincinnati Bell's support site (here) and it's clearly the Motorola Milestone XT720. This smartphone looks like it could be hitting the carrier soon so that's definitely good news. I guess we'll just have to wait and see how this plays out.


HP TouchSmart tm2 Notebook Tablet Now Ships With Core i5 ULV CPU, If You Want It

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At first the HP TouchSmart tm2 notebooks tablet was only available with a Core i3 CPU and it looks like that has changed. You can equip this notebook with an Intel Core i5-430UM 1.2GHz (up to 1.73GHz with Turbo Boost) if you want now. Of course, you'll also be able to get ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5450 graphics, up to 4GB of DDR3 RAM, and Windows 7 on here. If you want to pick one up then head on over to HP here.


Android-Based Acer Stream Hitting Expansys On August 9th For £399

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In the UK you'll soon be able to get your hands on Acer's best smartphone to date, the Stream. This smartphone packs a 3.7-inch WVGA AMOLED touchscreen display, a 1GHz Snapdragon CPU, WiFi / GPS support, a 5MP AF camera with 720p video recording capabilities, a 3.5mm headphone jack, an HDMI port, 2GB of internal storage, 512MB of RAM and ROM, a microSD card slot, Dolby Mobile sound enhancement, and Android 2.1. If you're interested in it then I hope you're willing to wait until August 3 and that you have £399.99 ($607 USD) handy. Check it out on Expansys.

Update: Slash Gear has just announced that the Acer Stream will be available exclusively on Expansys for the same price but the date has actually been pushed back to August 9th.

[Unwired View]

Motorola Rambler Puts the QWERTY Keyboard On a Flip Phone

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A somewhat interesting flip phone looks like it's going to be hitting Boost Mobile in the USA sometime in the near future. This is going to be the Motorola Rambler which crams a QWERTY keyboard for easy texting. Other specs are said to be a 1.3MP camera and Stereo Bluetooth / GPS support. It seems like it should be a low to mid-end handset so don't expect any mind-blowing features on here.

[Engadget Mobile]

iPhone To Hit T-Mobile USA In Q3? How Could It Be Possible?

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Ahh yes, another day and another rumour that the iPhone will be hitting another carrier in the USA. Surprisingly enough it's not Verizon this time. Apparently, there's an 80% chance of the iPhone hitting the carrier in Q3 of this year (Q3 is going on right now) - it could also come next year though. Well, I don't believe this because Apple did sign that 5-year exclusive deal with AT&T so how could this possibly happen? Of course, if this rumour somehow does turn out to be true then we might see it hit WIND Mobile in Canada... just saying.


AT&T Getting the BlackBerry 9800 On August 15th?

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There's a rumour going around that AT&T will be getting the BlackBerry 9800 in August - the 15th to be exact. The smartphone has reportedly already hit a few developers out there so hopefully they bring up the number of quality apps for the new OS (6.0). August 15th? Mark it in pencil because it's still about 7 weeks away.

[The Cellular Guru]

Bell and Virgin Mobile Release the Samsung (T669) Gravity Touch For Under $50

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As expected, Bell has just released the Samsung (T669) Gravity Touch for $49.95 on a 3-year contract. Other prices are $99.95 on a 2-year contract, $129.95 on a 1-year contract, and $179.95 contract-free. Check it out on Bell here if you're interested in getting this QWERTY-packing handset.

Like Bell, Virgin Mobile has released the Samsung Gravity Touch as well. This handset is now available on the carrier (in Canada) for $49.99 on a 2-year contract, and $199.99 on a 30-day. It's on Virgin here.

Bell Gets the Samsung Gravity Touch: Mobile Syrup
Virgin Mobile Gets the Samsung Gravity Touch: Mobile Syrup

Rogers To Get the Samsung Galaxy S This September? Will It Be the Captivate?

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Here's some good news for the Canadians out there (including me). There's a rumour going around that in September of this year Rogers will be getting a Samsung Galaxy S variant. The rumour is that it will be the Samsung Captivate that is already available on AT&T network. Of course, this isn't far fetched because AT&T's network uses the same bands as Rogers in Canada. It's unconfirmed right now, so we'll have to wait around for Rogers or Samsung to speak out.

[Mobile Syrup, Android Guys]