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HTC Speedy / Knight Pictured In Different Coloured Cases, Launching In 2011 With WiMAX

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Coming from HTCPedia is the image you see above and it's the Sprint-bound HTC Speedy / Knight pictured in some sort of coloured casings. This smartphone will reportedly feature WiMAX (4G) capabilities along with a 3.7-inch display and a slide-out (landscape) QWERTY keyboard. There's no word on what version of Android this will be running but it'll likely be Froyo (2.2) with the Sense UI. This will be launching in early 2011 if you're interested.

[Into Mobile]

Eldar Previews the Nokia X7... With an AT&T Logo

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Yes, Mr Murtazin is back at it again. This time he has given us a preview of the Symbian^3 based Nokia X7 smartphone. This is clearly sporting AT&T-branding hinting at who it will eventually hit in the US. Unfortunately, he didn't confirm any details regarding this smartphone but the picture below does tell us that there's an 8MP rear-facing camera - that'll likely record 720p HD videos. Look out for more information soon!


Palm's CEO Jon Rubenstein Says They Have New Products, Including a Tablet

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On stage at D: Dive Into Mobile, Jon Rubenstein has just mentioned exactly what we want to hear. He mentioned that "we have a variety of products coming next year, including a new tablet". This is basically confirming that there'll be new WebOS-based smartphones and even a tablet next year. I can't wait. Unfortunately, he gave absolutely no details regarding any new hardware that will be hitting the market in 2011 so all we really can do is wait.

He also mentioned that they're going to make a push into the cloud to make phones, tablets, and even printers work seamlessly. Palm still has potential so let's hope that they can take advantage of it.


Bell Releasing the Rugged Samsung Rugby II Flip Phone On December 9th

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We heard that the Samsung Rugby II would be hitting Bell Canada in late October and now it's about to be official. Mobile Syrup's trusty tipster has just mentioned that this rugged flip phone will be hitting the carrier on December 9th. It'll reportedly be available for $99.95 on a 3-year contract and for $299.95 contract-free. The device packs a 1.3-inch external display, a 2.2-inch internal display, GPS, a microSD card slot, and a 2MP camera.

[Mobile Syrup]

Google Announces the Chrome OS Notebook (Cr-48), Good Luck Getting Your Hands On One Though

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So, at Google's event today they announced a bunch of things. Chrome (the browser) improvements in speed and functionality, the Chrome Web Store (which is available in the USA right now with a global roll-out in 2011), and Chrome OS which is all about the web. The first Chrome OS notebook (they don't call it a netbook) is being dubbed the Cr-48 and it's part of a Pilot Program for now. Some businesses will be using it, like American Airlines and Google themselves. The Cr-48 has no design features at all; it's all black and features no logo. If you really want to get one then you can audition for one here or your business can apply for the Pilot Program here.

As you can see in the photo above, the Chrome OS notebook features a 12.1-inch display, a full-sized keyboard, a large touchpad, global 3G support, WiFi 802.11n support, an integrated webcam, and a battery life that will last 8 hours of active use and 8 days of standy time. This notebook has an SSD inside and does not feature a spinning disc or any function keys. This notebook will be running on Verizon's network in the USA and you'll have 100MB of free data every month for two years. If you want more then there are a number of plans available starting for as little as $9.99 monthly.

Acer and Samsung Chrome OS notebooks will be available in mid 2011 as you can see in the picture below. If you want to know more then the interwebs are flooding with new information and you can also check out Engadget's live blog at the link below.


SaskTel In Canada Releases the White BlackBerry Bold 9780

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SaskTel in Canada released the red BlackBerry Torch yesterday and they've released the white model of the BlackBerry Bold 9780 today. This is available right now for $100 on a 3-year contract, $400 on a 2-year contract, $500 on a 1-year contract, and $570 contract-free. This RIM smartphone packs a 624MHz CPU, a 2.4-inch display, a 5MP AF camera with an LED flash, Bluetooth / WiFi support, a microSD card slot, and OS 6.0 with the WebKit browser. Check it out on Jump again.

[Mobile Syrup]

BlackBerry Storm 3 Spotted In Best Buy's Internal Systems

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An anonymous tipster sent the image you see above to Engadget and it looks like the BlackBerry Storm 3 is still alive. The image above is from an internal "Mobile Genie" system and actually may not be confirmation that it'll actually be launching. Don't hold your breath, unless the rumoured spec sheet for the Storm 3 is correct.

[Engadget Mobile]

US Cellular Releasing the LG Optimus U (One) On December 13th

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US Cellular may be the highest ranked cell phone carrier in the USA and it looks like they're about to launch a budget-friendly Froyo based handset. It's going to be the LG Optimus One which will be launching as the Optimus U. This will be available for free on a 2-year contract after an $80 mail-in rebate. This will be available starting on December 13th, so mark it on your calendar if you're going to pick one up.

[Android Central]

Bell Set To Release the BlackBerry Style 9670 On December 9th

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Bell looks like they're just about ready to release the CDMA BlackBerry Style 9670. This unique flip phone from RIM will still give you BBM, which is just about the only reason to get a BlackBerry at the moment. It'll be available starting on December 9th and was actually supposed to launch on November 23rd. This will be available on the carrier for $49.95 on a 3-year contract, $349.95 on a 2-year contract, $374.95 on a 1-year contract, and $399.95 contract-free. Mobile Syrup points out that the 3-year contract price is $30 less than what Telus is offering it for.

Thankfully, this handset ships with OS 6.0 with the WebKit browser out of the box. Other specs include an external / internal display, a 5MP AF camera with an LED flash, WiFi / Bluetooth support, GPS, and a microSD card slot.

[Mobile Syrup]

Apple's Next iPad Will Be Shipping From Foxconn In February

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Coming from DigiTimes is word on Apple's next iPad. Apparently, Foxconn will be shipping said tablet in February of next year (2011). The rumour is that Apple will start mass producing the next iPad in January 2011, but it's not all good news. Engadget points out that it might be shipping in February but the launch might not be until April since that's what happened earlier this year.


Andy Rubin Shows Off "Honeycomb" On Motorola Tablet Prototype, Will Launch In 2011

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Google's Andy Rubin may have made version 2.3 "Gingerbread" official along with the Nexus S yesterday but that wasn't all he showed off yesterday. While I was busy working at Best Buy he showed off a Motorola tablet prototype (possibly the Stingray?) running on version 3.0 'Honeycomb" of the Android OS. Specs aren't set in stone right now but there's reportedly a front-facing camera (for video chatting), a "dual core 3D processor", and a Nvidia processor. Rubin mentioned that this will be available in 2011 and Honeycomb should actually hit smartphones as well since the OS is optimized for both form factors.

Update: According to Android and Me, Rubin has confirmed that the prototype is known as the Motorola Everest - possibly just a codename right now - and it's indeed packing a Nvidia Tegra 2 inside.

[Engadget, Gizmodo]

Toshiba Working On Windows 7, Android, and Chrome OS Tablets, Will Be At CES 2011

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Digitimes is reporting that Toshiba will have three tablets to show us at CES 2011 in early January. They'll be running the three major OS's out there, so you'll get a Windows 7, Android, and Chrome OS model. The company's Folio 100 tablet is pictured above and it's actually already available so you won't be seeing it at CES. Anyways, two of them are said to sport 10.1-inch displays while the other one will have an 11.6-inch display. Looks like we'll have to wait another month to get our eyes on these.

Picture Source: Engadget

Rogers Getting the Nokia E7 In Early Spring 2011?

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According to what Mobile Syrup is hearing, the Nokia E7 will be hitting Canada in early Spring 2011. The rumoured carrier right now is Rogers, but the price and exact release date is still unknown. The E7 is quite the Symbian^3 smartphone and will likely be the best one when it hits the market. It features a 4-inch AMOLED capacitive touchscreen display, a slide-out QWERTY keyboard, Bluetooth 3.0 / WiFi b/g/n support, 16GB of internal storage, a microSD card slot, 256MB of RAM, 1GB of ROM, a 3.5mm headphone jack, an 8MP AF camera with a dual-LED flash and 720p HD video recording, and HDMI output.

Of course, this will have access to the Ovi Store which will give you a few apps.

[Mobile Syrup]