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Casio G'zOne Ravine Rugged Flip Phone Hitting Verizon For $149 Soon

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Casio has just launched their rugged flip phone on Verizon. We heard about it a couple of weeks ago and the company's G'zOne Ravine handset is going to be available "soon" for $149.99 on a 2-year contract after a $50 mail-in rebate. This handset has a 3.2MP camera with an LED flash, noise cancellation, VZ Navigator, PTT capabilities, and MIL-STD-810G resistance so it'll withstand some water, dust, and shock. It'll be available soon so don't worry.

[Engadget Mobile]

Palm "Mansion" Smartphone To Sport WVGA Display and No Physical QWERTY?

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According to the latest rumour, Palm is working on a new handset. Codenamed the Mansion, this smartphone will reportedly feature a WVGA (480 x 800 resolution) display and won't have a physical QWERTY keyboard of any kind. That means you'll be stuck typing on the WebOS' on-screen keyboard which shouldn't be too bad. Other specs are still unknown but since we're just hearing about this now I'm going to say that this won't be out this year.

[Unwired View]

Nokia N9's Hardware Is Near-Perfect, MeeGo Needs Some Work Though

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The Nokia N9 aka the MacBook Pro clone has just been tested by the infamous Eldar Murtazin. He didn't mention much, but he did say that the hardware is near-perfect. Unfortunately, he can't say the same about the software right now. The N9 will be running on the MeeGo OS so it's definitely far from perfect right now. He mentions that hopefully Nokia will alter the OS before the launch which is said to be sometime in 2011.

[Slash Gear]
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Toshiba Says Their 12 and 20-Inch Glasses-Free 3DTVs Will Be Available In Japan This December

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Toshiba has just announced that Japan will be getting their first crack at a glasses-free 3DTV before the year ends. They plan to ship two models sometime in December and they'll be the $1,450 12-inch model (12GL1) and the $2,900 20-inch model (20GL1). The 12GL1 sports an LED-backlit display with a 466 x 350 resolution, HDMI / USB ports, LAN, Regza Link capabilities, and an SD card slot. The larger 20GL1 model sports an LED-backlit display with a 1,280 x 720 resolution, a Cell processor, and everything else you'll find in the smaller sibling. The 20-inch model is pictured above and the 12-incher is below which actually looks like a digital picture frame.

Sharp Announces the Android-Based IS03 Smartphone With iPhone 4-Like Display and 9.6MP Camera

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Sharp has just announced their latest smartphone, simply the IS03. This smartphone takes Android to a whole new level on the resolution scale with its 3.5-inch display with 960 x 640 worth of pixels. The handset's display also has Advanced Super View (ASV) which should sport the same advantages (wide view angles) as an IPS display. Yep, just like the iPhone 4 so far. Then we get to the specs, the IS03 sports a 9.6MP AF camera with a flash, a 1GHz Snapdragon CPU, WiFi b/g / Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR support, GPS, an FM radio, 512MB of RAM, a 2GB SD card for storage, a one-seg TV tuner, and version 2.1 of Google's OS. Sadly, it likely won't be hitting anywhere outside of Japan but the smartphone itself does have Global Passport CDMA connectivity so if you can smuggle one out of there then you can use it on a CDMA network where ever you want.

Samsung (S8530) Gets Official As the Wave II, Sporting 3.7-Inch Super Clear LCD Display

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Samsung has just announced their direct successor to the original Wave. Dubbed the (S8530) Wave II, this handset sports a 3.7-inch WVGA Super Clear LCD display, a 1GHz CPU, a 5MP camera with an LED flash and 720p HD video recording, Bluetooth 3.0 / WiFi b/g/n, a 3.5mm headphone jack, a 1,500mAh battery, a microSD card slot, 2GB of internal storage, and the Bada OS. Since it's not running the Android OS, you get access to Bada's app store which has around 1,000 apps. This handset will be available in Europe this November for €430 (around $590 USD).

HTC Officially Announces the White Desire and the Black Legend, Froyo With Sense Pre-Installed

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HTC has just announced that they're going to have two new Android-based handsets available, but they're not entirely new. We've seen the white HTC Desire already so that shouldn't be too surprising. The handset that caught me off guard here is the black HTC Legend which looks sexy - especially with the aluminum unibody. Specs stay the exact same as the old ones except both of these models come with Android 2.2 pre-installed along with the Sense UI which is great news if you've held off on buying one.

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Internal System Confirms HTC Mozart's Spec Sheet, Making a Late October Debut In the UK

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Thanks to the latest leak coming from an internal Phones 4U system, the HTC Mozart's full spec sheet has just leaked out. The leak has also mentioned that this will be hitting the UK in late October and that's later this month in case you forgot. The Mozart features a 3.7-inch WVGA LCD display, a 1GHz CPU, an 8MP camera with a xenon flash and 720p HD video recording, 8GB of internal storage, a 3.5mm headphone jack, Bluetooth 2.1 / WiFi 802.11n support, aGPS, a 1,300mAh battery, and Windows Phone 7 of course. This should be available for free on select contracts so this is definitely one to look out for. Check out the link below for more photos about this smartphone, but I've listed the most important parts.


Android-Based Modu T Phone Set For October 10th Release, Price Still Unknown

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The lightest touchscreen phone has just been officially announced and it's coming from Modu, the Android-based T Phone. The full spec sheet actually wasn't mentioned but it'll reportedly get released on October 10th with 3.5G and 2.75G models. Inside you'll get 2GB of internal storage which isn't too bad since it has a memory card slot on there as well. Price wasn't mentioned so we'll have to wait around for that one.

[Slash Gear]

T-Mobile Officially Announces the myTouch; Sporting a Front-Facing Camera, HSPA+, and Froyo

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And this is why I highly doubt that T-Mobile will be launching the myTouch for free on a 2-year contract. The carrier has just officially announced their next Android-based smartphone and it's a pretty good one. The myTouch sports a 3.8-inch WVGA touchscreen display, a 5MP camera with 720p HD video recording, a next-gen Qualcomm MSM8255 1GHz CPU, a front-facing camera for video chatting, WiFi 802.11n support, HSPA+ connectivity, and Android 2.2. Prices and the exact release date aren't mentioned but T-Mobile did says that it'll be available in time for the holidays. That means it'll be available before the end of the year. In the mean time, check it out on T-Mobile.