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Virgin Mobile's (in Canada) Q4 Roadmap Leaks Out; BB Torch, Bold 9780, and Others On the Way

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Well, the entire Q4 roadmap for Virgin Mobile in Canada has just leaked out and sadly there isn't anything too exciting coming up for the carrier. There's the Galaxy 5 (i5500) that we heard about yesterday along with the BB Torch and the Bold 9780. The Bold 9780 should be hitting the carrier on October 21st.

On the messaging spectrum there's the Gravity 3 which sports a slide-out QWERTY keyboard; they already have the Gravity 3 so they're just launching a new colour yellow / black. The last two handsets are the LG Sway and the Flick, which are set to be basic voice phones. They sport a 2-inch display with a 1.3MP camera and a 2.4-inch display with a 2MP camera, respectively, and they'll both be available for free on a 3-year SuperTab contract.

[Mobile Syrup]

New 9.7-Inch iPad Leaks Out With 3-Pin Connector On the Side For Landscape Mode

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The picture above leaked out and it clearly shows the current version of the iPad and another model right under it, which sports a 30-pin connector on the bottom and on the side for landscape mode. Obviously, both iPad models look the same so this will be another 9.7-inch iPad if this picture is for real. Of course, there's a chance that this picture is a fake or photoshopped so there's really not much to take away from this picture right now. Specs aren't being tossed around with this model so we'll have to wait and see if this is really real.

[Slash Gear, Gizmodo]

Toshiba Shows Off New Android 2.2 Tablet At CEATEC

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At CEATEC Toshiba showed up and flaunted one of their upcoming Android tablets which is different from anything else they've displayed before. This tablet will be sporting Android 2.2 when it launches - unfortunately, the release date is still unknown. This tablet should also feature a front-facing webcam along with what appears to be a 10-inch display (with a 1,024 x 600 resolution). If that's the case then it could be a bit wider than the iPad since this one sports a 16:9 aspect ratio. Look out for this one later this year - or at next year's CES.

7-Inch iPad To Sport Retina Display, 128GB Model, and Mini / Micro USB Port?

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We've heard that Apple will be making a 7-inch iPad for a while now but, of course, it's just a rumour. The latest rumour states that this 7-inch model of theirs will sport a Retina Display (another name for a high resolution display) along with a model sporting 128GB of on-board storage. Thankfully, the rumour also mentions that this iPad will also pack a micro / mini USB port which would be great. So maybe Apple has been in talks with Hitachi to use their new 6.6-inch UXGA (1,600 x 1,200) resolution IPS display that they just showed off at CEATEC (pictured above). That would be amazing.

Picture Source: Electronista

Mid-End Samsung Galaxy 5 (i5500) Headed To Canada Via Virgin Mobile

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Virgin Mobile looks like they will be getting a Samsung Galaxy smartphone but it's not the Galaxy S (at least not right now). According to the image you see above they'll actually be getting the mid-end Galaxy 5 (i5500). This smartphone features a 2.8-inch QVGA touchscreen display, a 600MHz CPU, a 3.5mm headphone jack, a 2MP camera, WiFi / GPS, a microSD card slot, and Android 2.1 (upgradeable to 2.2 in the future). The release date is unknown right now but it'll be available for free on their SuperTab (3-year) contract.

Update: According to Unwired View, this handset will be hitting the carrier on November 12th.

[Mobile Syrup]

Sony's Google TV Models and Prices Possibly Leak, Bottom Line: Expensive

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We heard about Logitech's Revue box yesterday which is running Google TV but it looks like Sony's have just leaked out. Sony Insider has just mentioned that a few models will be introduced on October 12th at their Google TV event. This includes the NSX-24GT1 (24-inches), NSX-32GT1 (32-inches), NSX-40GT1 (40-inches), and NSX-46GT1 (46-inches), which actually all sound like car models instead of TVs to be honest. No specs are mentioned yet and the price for the smallest model also hasn't been mentioned yet. Luckily, they did get the apparent prices on the larger three models: $1,299, $1,499, and $1,899, respectively, which actually isn't cheap. Engadget points out that the 32-inch model is $300 more expensive than the Bravia EX710, which is already the company's most expensive 32-inch model. Not for long. At least you won't have to get an external box though, right?


Palm P102UEU Spotted At the FCC and GCF, European Pre 2? Slider, 1GHz CPU, and Touchstone Capable

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HP confirmed that WebOS phones would be hitting the market in early 2011 and it looks like the first Europe-bound one has just been spotted. Being tested at the FCC was the P102UEU smartphone and this could be headed to Europe as the Pre 2. Of course, North American models should be on the way as well. The big rumour going around is that this will actually be the Pre 2 and it should, of course, come with the new version of WebOS (2.0).

An update in Engadget's post mentions that this smartphone that the FCC tested is another slider so it should have a QWERTY keyboard of some sort. On the back there's an 1,150mAh battery (which is the same as the Pre / Pre Plus). The back cover of this smartphone is also said to be the same so it'll be Touchstone compatible (wireless charging for the win). The best part about all of this is that the CPU is said to be clocked at 1GHz. The exact chip is unknown right now but it could be TI's OMAP3600 Series which you can find in the DROID X and DROID 2. Sweet! Check it out at the FCC.

Update: According to The Unwired, this handset has just been approved by the GCF as well. It's the exact same model which has bands for Europe.


The Front Of Acer's Liquid Metal Android 2.2 Smartphone Leaks Out

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Acer is said to be working on a Liquid Metal Android 2.2 based smartphone but we know that already. All that you can take out of what you see above is the hardware since that's apparently the front face of the smartphone we're talking about. The software seen on the screen is a big mistake though since it shows the Android OS skinned with Samsung's own Touchwiz, which Acer's obviously won't look like. In case you forgot, the back and the top of the phone are pictured below. Now, you can picture and puzzle together the pieces in your head and try to figure out what it will really look like.

Picture Source (for the back and the top of the phone): Engadget