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Amazon's New Kindle Now Up For Pre-Orders, WiFi and WiFi + 3G Models

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Amazon announced their new Kindle earlier today and it looks like they're already up for pre-order. The WiFi model is up here for $139, while the WiFi + 3G model is here for $189. Of course, if you were paying attention earlier today you know that this 6-inch e-book reader from Amazon will be available starting on August 27th.


Toshiba Unveils Eight New 3D-Capable Regza HDTVs; Expensive Cell-Powered Ones and Cheaper Ones

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Toshiba has just unveiled a bunch of new HDTVs as a part of their growing REGZA Series. They're all 3D-capable and will upscale your 2D content to 3D for you. The first bunch are being called the Cell Regza Slim and will come in 46 and 55-inch models, while the other one is just a flagship 55-incher. They all feature a 240Hz refresh rate, 1,000 nits of brightness, a 9,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio, and a whopping 3TB HDD storage. Of course, these Cell-powered HDTVs pack WiFi with DLNA support along with up to 8 HDDs if you really have that many. The flagship 55X2 model will cost ¥1,000,000 ($11,430 USD) and will be available in October. The Slim models will be available for ¥600,000 ($6,858 USD) and ¥700,000 ($8,000 USD) for the 46 and 55-inch models, respectively.

Next up are the more affordable HDTVs from Toshiba - part of their Regza line-up as well. There's five of them in total, two in the Regza F1 Series (46 and 55-inch models) and three in the ZG1 Series (42, 47, and 55-inch models. They all feature a Full HD (1,920 x 1,080 resolution) LED-backlit display, a 240Hz refresh rate, WiFi with DLNA support, four HDMI ports, a 2,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio, and possible HDD storage. The F1 Series will be available sometime next month (August) and they'll cost ¥328,800 ($3,760 USD) and ¥428,500 ($4,900 USD), respectively. The ZG1 Series will be available in October for ¥279,800 ($3,200 USD), ¥350,000 ($4,000 USD), and ¥446,000 ($5,100 USD), respectively.

Toshiba Unveils 3D Cell Regza LCD HDTVs: Engadget
Toshiba Unveils Regza ZG1 and F1 HDTVs: Crunch Gear

Samsung Announces the X180 Notebook In Korea, 14-Inch X430 Expected Soon

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Okay, so we heard about the 11.6-inch Samsung X125 notebook this morning and in Korea Samsung has launched another notebook. This time it's the X180 and it's a thin and light notebook. The X180 sports an 11.6-inch display with a 1,366 x 768 resolution, an Intel Core i3-330UM CPU, integrated Intel graphics, 3GB of DDR3 RAM, and an 8.2 hour battery life.

Samsung also plans to announce the 14-inch X430 notebook in the near future as well. This notebook will also feature 4GB of RAM along with Nvidia GeForce 310M graphics (no word on Optimus, but cross your fingers).


RIM Announcing the BlackBerry [Torch] 9800 On August 3rd?

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On August 3rd, RIM will be announcing something but it's unknown what it will be right now. A lot of people out there are saying that RIM will be showing off (for the first time officially) the BlackBerry 9800 which may or may not be the Torch. Of course, if this is announced then you can also expect RIM to show off the new OS 6.0 along with the new WebKit browser to stay in the smartphone game. The 9800 will be launched on AT&T (not surprising) which explains the AT&T logo in the top left corner. In Canada, you expect the 9800 on Rogers.

[Phone Arena, Pocket-Lint]

Boost Mobile Announces Two Flip Phones, the Motorola Rambler and Bali

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Like the title says, Boost Mobile has just announced two new flip phones that they'll be launching. The first one is the Motorola Rambler which is a flip phone that surprises everyone with a QWERTY keyboard instead of the standard T9 keypad. Other specs include a 1.3MP camera, Stereo Bluetooth, and GPS support. The Rambler will cost $99.99 contract-free.

The other handset is the Motorola Bali which sports the same specs as the Rambler but swaps the QWERTY keyboard for the T9 keypad; this one sports a microSD card slot as well. Surprisingly enough, the Bali will cost $149.99 contract-free, which is a bit more expensive than the Rambler. Both of these handsets will be available on August 11th.

[Unwired View]

Clevo W880CU and Asus G51JX-3D Notebooks Make Their Debut In the US With Nvidia's 3D Vision Tech

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Two more notebooks are available in the US that both use Nvidia's 3D Vision technology (with 3D active shutter glasses). The Clevo W880CU (above on the left) and the Asus G51JX-3D (above on the right) are available in the US for $1,800 and $1,600, respectively. They both feature Intel Core i5 / i7 CPU options and 15.6-inch HD displays. The Clevo notbeook packs Nvidia GeForce GTX 285M graphics, up to 8GB of DDR3 RAM, Core i5 / i7 CPU options, and optional SSD storage. The Asus notebook, on the other hand, packs Nvidia GeForce GTS 360M graphics, up to 6GB of DDR3 RAM, and an Intel Core i7-720QM CPU.

[Slash Gear]

23-Inch Lenovo IdeaCentre A700 All In One PC Bringing Its Multitouch To Europe In August

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We heard about the Lenovo IdeaCentre A700 all in one PC way back in May and it looks like it'll be hitting Europe in the near future. This all in one features a 23-inch Full HD (1,920 x 1,080 resolution) multitouch display, up to 8GB of DDR3 RAM, Intel Core i3 / i5 / i7 CPU options, up to 1TB of HDD storage, and possibly ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5750 graphics if you want it. Of course, this PC also packs WiFi, an HDMI port, an optional Blu-ray drive, and Windows 7. The A700 will be available this August and will have a base price of £999 ($1,560 USD).

[Tech Digest]

LG (GW370) Rumour Plus Hitting Bell On August 11th

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Bell looks like they might have a big month coming up. We already heard that the Galaxy S Vibrant will be hitting the carrier in the next couple of weeks and so will the Curve 3G (9300). Another handset that will be hitting the carrier is the LG Rumour Plus (which is the LG GW370). This mid-end handset packs a slide-out QWERTY keyboard, a 2.4-inch display with a 240 x 320 resolution, a 2MP camera, and HSPA connectivity. It's pretty similar to the LG Neon.

[Mobile Syrup]

Samsung Releases the AMD Powered 11.6-Inch X125 Notebook In Europe For €500

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Samsung has just shown off another one of their small notebooks in Europe, dubbed the X125. This notebook packs the new AMD Athlon II Neo 1.7GHz CPU along with an 11.6-inch display with a 1,366 x 768 resolution, 3GB of RAM, a 320GB HDD, integrated ATI Radeon HD 4225 graphics, and Windows Home Premium. Of course, this notebook also features essentials like Bluetooth / WiFi and a 6-cell battery that should last five hours. This notebook is now available in Europe in black or white for around €500 ($648 USD).


Motorola Milestone XT720 Hitting Cincinnati Bell In Mid-August

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Yes, it hit Newegg yesterday for $600 unlocked but a carrier is about to release it in the US, Cincinnati Bell. The carrier will carry the Motorola Milestone XT720 smartphone starting in mid-August. This smartphone is a pretty good Android phone so it's definitely something to look out for.


Verizon Dumping the Curve 8530 and Storm 2 For the Curve 9300 and Storm 3 Soon, T-Mobile's 8520 Saying Goodbye Too

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Alright, there's some more information about some smartphones in the USA - the ones from RIM. On August 15th, the BlackBerry Storm 2 (9550) on Verizon will see its doom and on August 1st, the Curve 8530 will be getting their end-of-life papers as well. Verizon will be replacing the Curve 8530 with the Curve 3G (9300) and the Storm 2 may be replaced by the Storm 3 later this year.

Another carrier that will dump their Curve 8520 smartphone is T-Mobile, which will be replacing it with the Curve 9300. This smartphone will be available in the next few months.

The next information is nothing surprising at all. The BlackBerry 9780 will be a part of RIM's Bold line-up. That is all.

[Boy Genius]

Another Android Phone Could Be Headed To T-Mobile, the myTouch 3G HD

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Just yesterday we heard that T-Mobile is no longer offering the G1 anymore and it could be because they're about to introduce their HSPA+ device, which is going to sport a QWERTY keyboard with the Android OS. Apparently though, the HSPA+ device may not be the HTC Vision, as expected, since there's another smartphone that's making the rounds. The phone you see above is being called the myTouch 3G HD and it does not sport a slide-out QWERTY keyboard of any sort. Sporting a large touchscreen display, this could be another high-end Android phone headed to the carrier and maybe it's the Vanguard but we'll have to wait and see, really.


Modu T-Phone Stars In YouTube Video, Shows Off Old School Android 1.6

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In early June we heard about the Modu T-Phone and it has just made an appearance in a video. This seems like it will be the smallest Android in the world since it's a little bit smaller than Sony Ericsson's XPERIA X10 Mini. The T-Phone from Modu will reportedly feature a microSD card slot, 3G connectivity, an FM tuner, and WiFi support. In the video, it's mentioned that there's stylus support so the small touchscreen display could actually be resistive. In the video it's also mentioned that there's no 3G connectivity on this unit so Engadget points out that it could be a pre-production unit. Let's hope that is the case.


3 UK Now Offering the Samsung Galaxy S

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Another carrier in the UK has released the Samsung Galaxy S and it's 3. 3 UK is offering the smartphone for free on a 2-year contract if you're willing to pay £35 every month. There's really not much left for me to tell you because the specs have been mentioned for a bunch of months now. Check it out on 3 UK here.


Acer Unveils the AG7750 Predator Gaming Desktop PC For Canadians

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Acer has just introduced their latest gaming desktop PC and it's actually headed to Canada. The AG7750 is part of Acer's Predator gaming line-up and packs quite a punch - at a cost. Inside you'll find an Intel Core i7-920 quad-core CPU, Nvidia GeForce GTX470 graphics (up to three of them inside), up to 12GB of DDR3 RAM, and up to 8TB of HDD storage (four HDD bays). This could be something you're after, if you're too lazy to make your own. This will cost you $1,799 CAD if you're interested. Yes, this will run StarCraft II at the max settings.

[Slash Gear]

T-Mobile's HSPA+ Device To Be the HTC Vanguard / Vision / G1 Blaze? Source Code Says So

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Not exactly the most surprising news in the world but apparently T-Mobile's HSPA+ device is likely going to be the HTC Vanguard / Vision / G1 Blaze. On T-Mobile's teaser site (here) the source code talks just a bit about the Vanguard - in the picture below. Of course, we've heard the rumoured specs for this smartphone time and time again: a 3.7-inch display, a slide-out QWERTY keyboard, a 1GHz CPU, and Android 2.1. This would be a nice handset for T-Mobile to have to battle Sprint's upcoming Epic 4G - I think I've said that before.

[Boy Genius, Gizmodo]

Nokia C3, C6, and E5 All Unlocked and Up For Pre-Orders On USA Website

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Nokia USA is about to release three more of their handsets, the Nokia C3, C6, and the E5. All three of these handsets are now up on the website (here) and you can start pre-ordering them unlocked. As you can see the C3 costs $129, the E5 costs $259, and the most expensive one is the C6 which costs $309. These should be shipping in the next few weeks. They're all sporting QWERTY keyboards so if you're in the need for a new messaging phone then maybe you'll want to pick one up.