Sunday, April 27, 2008

HP's massive giveaway


31 days of the dragon as it will be called. Is when 31 tech sites will giveaway 1 HP HDX a day for 31 days. The HP HDX(Dragon) Laptop will come fully loaded and has a retail price tag of $4500. Check the dates to get a chance to win this monster laptop.

Here are the details: http://www.geekzone.co.nz/freitasm/4963

Each of the following websites will run a seven day contest between the following dates:

02 May - 09 May http://www.absolutevista.com/
03 May - 10 May http://www.arstechnica.com/
04 May - 11 May http://www.osnn.net/
05 May - 12 May http://www.jkontherun.com/
06 May - 13 May http://digitalmediaphile.wordpress.com
07 May - 14 May http://www.bostonpocketpc.com/
08 May - 15 May http://www.the-gadgeteer.com
09 May - 16 May http://thedigitallifestyle.com/
10 May - 17 May http://www.digitalhomethoughts.com/
11 May - 18 May http://www.windows-now.com/
12 May - 19 May http://www.windowsconnected.com/
13 May - 20 May http://www.geekstogo.com/
14 May - 21 May http://www.bink.nu/
15 May - 22 May http://www.mediablab.com/
16 May - 23 May http://www.last100.com/
17 May - 24 May http://www.labnol.org/
18 May - 25 May http://www.notebooks.com/
19 May - 26 May http://www.slashdotreview.com/
20 May - 27 May http://www.neowin.net/
21 May - 28 May http://www.geek.com/
22 May - 29 Mau http://www.lockergnome.com/
23 May - 30 May http://www.planetx64.com/
24 May - 31 May http://www.thegreenbutton.com/
25 May - 01 Jun http://www.istartedsomething.com/
26 May - 02 Jun http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/
27 May - 03 Jun http://www.hardwaregeeks.com/
28 May - 04 Jun http://www.geeknewscentral.com/
29 May - 05 Jun http://www.geekzone.co.nz/
30 May - 06 Jun http://www.thetabletpc.net/
31 May - 07 Jun http://www.gearlive.com/
01 Jun - 08 Jun http://www.gottabemobile.com/

And this is an ugly hub site - but with all RSS feed and OPML for people to follow: http://www.31daysofthedragon.com/


via GearDiary

Saturday, April 26, 2008

RAmos V85 Bluetooth Touchscreen MP4 player




The RAmos V85 is a new Touchscreen player that features the Sigmatel 36 series core chip, 2.8" screen, has your standard video, audio, pictures like most mp4 players have. But this one will feature Bluetooth Bluetooth V2.0 + EDR (Enhanced Date Rate) wireless technology stereo. So you can listen to your music using wireless headphones.

via v15i.com

Thursday, April 24, 2008

JkkMobile unboxing Asus EEE 900


JKKMobile got their hands on the Asus EEE 900. I'm guessing the model sold in Asia and Europe since it's not here in the U.S. til May 12.

via JKKMobile

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

HP 2133 Mini-Note PC reviewed by TabletPC2.com


TabletPC2.com has a review up of the HP 2133. And gave it a mostly positive rating.

HP 2133 Mini-Note PC is an ideal notebook for student and those who need a PC that will get the job done without weighing you down. The 8.9 inch screen is easy on the eyes and the mini-note feels good in your hands.

A great choice for students and casual business users who travel and and don't want to be weighed down.


Read entire review HERE

via TabletPC2.com

Denied by BlogCatalog

Not sure why my blog was denied by BlogCatalog. They say my blog was for commercial use? Other than adsense ads I'm not selling anything. So I'm clueless why they flagged my blog. Guess I'll be switching to MyBlogLog.

Edit - Just made the switch to mybloglog. None of the headaches to get approved like BlogCatalog has.

Asus will replace EEE PC 900 batteries

Word broke out that Asus was shipping different batteries to consumers as opposed to reviewers. Well rest assured Asus quickly remedied the situation. They have issued this statement.

Eee PC 900 free upgrade to replace Tai capacity 5800 mAh battery

Dear Asustek users

Hello, Thank you for the support and love Asustek.

EeePC 900 series with the four cells of the battery (4400mAh) and (5800 mAh) two. Because of Hong Kong products in the conference at the scene a short time display time, the company only display four cells (5800mAh) for samples, but the media reports, so that customers have the misconception that and the actual shipping 4 cells (4400mAh) specifications are inconsistent, Shuo are deeply sorry.

All customers of the Hong Kong-based Asustek's long-term support and love, Asustek decided ASUS HK Royal Club Hong Kong EeePC 900 users a free upgrade and replace all 4 cells (5800mAh) batteries.

Once again, thank you for your support and love Asustek products

Telephone: ASUS HK Royal Club
Kowloon: 29581620
Hong Kong: 35824770

Asustek Jingshang


via JKKMobile

SlashGear unboxing Everex gPC Mini


SlashGear has post a video of an unboxing of the Everex gPC Mini. This small computer is similar to the Mac Mini but running Linux.

Specification

1.86GHz Intel® Pentium® Dual-Core Mobile Processor T2130 (1MB L2 Cache, 1.86GHz, 533MHz), 120GB Hard Disk Drive, 512MB DDR2 667 SDRAM, DVD+/-RW, Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator GMA950, Realtek ALC268 High-Definition Audio, (1) 10/100/1000 Ethernet Port, (1) DVI-I Port, (1) S-Video Port, (1) IEEE 1394 Port, (4) USB 2.0 Ports, (1) 2-in1 Media Card Reader, (1) Headphone/Line-Out Port, (1) Microphone/Line-In Port. Power adapter and DVI to VGA converter included (keyboard, mouse and display sold separately). gOS Space pre-installed.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

HP 2133 Mini-Note for $535.99 shipped


Buy.com is now selling the Linux flavor of the HP 2133 Mini Note. This is the model with Suse Linux, 120GB hard drive, 1.2ghz via processor.

Their selling at $550.99.

Use the 5% coupon here to take $15 off
http://www.dealigg.com/story-Buy-com-Coupons-15-off-200-10-off-175-5-off-50-more-1

Total should come out to $535.99 shipped(make sure to use the free shipping method) provided you don't have to pay tax in your state.

Buy.com Product Page HERE

Playstation 3 Hardwear Console Armor


Product Features

* Real aluminum metal
* Backed with soft silky texture to ensure a perfect while preventing scratching
* Keeps dust and grime off your PS3 while giving it a cool new look
* Precision development and design
* Easy to attach and remove

Hardwear Console Armor is a real metal protector for your PlayStation®3. Not only does the Console Armor protect your investment, but it provides a stunning new look. The product is easy to install and remove and will not damage the PS3 console. Watch for many more Hardwear products for PS3 coming in the future.

$19.99 with free shipping

Product Page Playstation 3 Hardwear Console Armor

Monday, April 21, 2008

New 3-Channel 3D Pocket R/C Helicopter


- Uniquie 3 channels (3CH) design allows 3D helicopter movements -- typical pocket helicopters have only 2 channel controls
- Recharged directly by the remote controller, no need to carry clumsy AC adapters around
- Remote controller powered by 6 x AA batteries (sold separately)
.
- Flight time: 5~7 minutes (manufacturer rated)
- Recharge time: 15~25 minutes (manufacturer rated)
- Maximum height: 8 meters

Price: $24.11 free shipping

Buy it now HERE

Exclusive Onda VX767 pictures



MP4Global has sent us some nice pictures of the Onda VX767 packaging. Check out the pics and then purchase the player at MP4Global.com

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Quadband HiPhone i35 aka Boxu T35 (iPhone Clone) now available


The next version HiPhone is now available. The HiPhone i35 features Quadband, 3.5 screen, shake function, bluetooth, mp4 player, and 2.0 mp camera.

Full specs

(This is new i32)

Bluetooth 2.0 | 3.5" Touch Screen | QUAD-band | MP3 MP4 Player | Digital Camera

Shake Control System | Support 850/900/1800/1900 MHz GSM Bands

Attention to U.S.A. buyers: If you are using an AT&T; SIM card, please call your provider to make sure if their service supports GSM 1900MHz. In some areas in USA, AT & T only supports GSM 850MHz.

Frequency 850/900/1800/1900 * VERYSLIM 10mm thick! * slide unlock to unlock atomobilly when making phone call * mp3,mp4,stereo effect, rocking switching fuction,change music,picture and movies easily, support stereo FM * Special designed input interface,clicking virtual keypad,the preseleced word will be enlarged * support bluetooth, dual sim, support more than 10 languages * Suppirt Java,support to install MSN,Office,PDF,ect and thousands of games and software, Support E-book * 2.0 mp camera,DV function,support WAP 2.0 * ajust the screen automatically when dispalying pictures & vedio * COMES WITH 512 MB * COMES WITH EXTRA BATTERY

Comes with full accessories:

Additional features

Language: English and some other languages.

LCD Size: 3.5 inch, , 260 thousand colour; PX:480?20px

Ringtone: 64 chord; Ringtone format: mp3, mp4, midi, wav

Music: MP3 background play,equalizer

Video: 3GP,MP4,full screenCforwardCpause

Camera: 2.0 megapixel; up to 640*480 photograph,MP4 video recorder

Rom: send 512M TF card, up to 2G extended memory, Document management

Data Transfer: USB cable/USB flash disk

Standby Photo: jpg, gif

Main features

Telephone directories: 500 groups of phone booksCbig head stickerCMP4 rign tone

Messages &Multimedia; messaging:100 SMS/MMS

Schedule power on/off: starting and shutting images as your wish, auto power off

Alarm clock: MP3 alarm clock,MP3 alarm clock

Games: 3

More information: MP3, MP4, Handsfree, SMS group sending, Voice recorder, WAP, Handwritten input, GPRS download, MMS, Memory extended, E-dictionary , dualsim with one on line, email, IP dialing, conversation recorder, English learning...

Basic features

Operating Frequency: GSM

Network Frequency: 900/1800/1900MHz

Talk time: 240-360 minutes

Standby time: 200-300 hours

Shape: hand written

Dimensions (width, height, thickness): 117*61*16

Weight: 125G

Color: black

Sale price: $219.00

Product Page HERE

Amazon Kindle Officially In Stock


It's been a long while since the Amazon Kindle has been available. Well good news is today the Amazon is now official back in stock. Still price at $399.00 with free two day shipping.

Product Page Kindle: Amazon's New Wireless Reading Device

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Navigon's 2100 Max and 2120 Max GPS units now available


Navigon's latest offerings are now for sale. You can buy them for $299 (US-based 2100 Max) or $329 CAD (Canada-only 2120 Max).

Product Page HERE

via I4U News
via NaviLounge

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Quadband iPhone Clone Boxu T35


The Boxu T35 is similar to the HiPhone but will be quadband(all previous iPhone clones have been triband) which will make it more appealing to those in the U.S. who need the 850mhz band for better reception. Bad news is no wifi but the phone will cost only $164 and have Java Support.

* Frequency 850/900/1800/1900
* super slim! 10mm thick!
* slide unlock/ unlock atomobilly when making phone call
* mp3,mp4,stereo effect, rocking switching fuction,change music,picture and movies easily, support stereo FM
* Special designed input interface,clicking virtual keypad,the preseleced word will be enlarged
* support bluetooth, dual sim, support more than 10 languages
* Suppirt Java,support to install MSN,Office,PDF,ect and thousands of games and software, Support E-book
* 2.0 mp camera,DV function,support WAP 2.0
* ajust the screen automatically when dispalying pictures & vedio
* send 512M card for free!
* Displaceable battery

Product Page HERE

Onda VX757 reviewed


allPMP.com has reviewed the non touchscreen Onda VX757 and gave it a mostly positive rating.

If you like VX747, you should seriously consider the VX757. I own a VX747 and I can totally see why Onda comes out with this non-touch screen version. With VX747, I find it not always easy to selecta file at the top of the list with my fingertip. Without proceeding with caution, I tend to get the second file with my fat-finger (of course you canuse the stylus but such inconvenience). VX757 is also less prone to involuntary activating the screen while playing music, saving you power for longer playtime. Having push-button gives you better control for gaming and while driving (please, no gaming and driving at the same time). To me, not having a built-in speaker is not a loss since the quality of such a small speaker cannot be that great anyway. It would be nice if they replace the screen with LTPS but I will not lose sleep over it since this is just a 3” screen. How much detail do you really need? With the price tags slightly lower than VX747, I would definitely recommend the Onda VX757 to anyone shopping for a MP4 player.


read full review HERE

via allPMP

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

RAmos V8 with 4.3 inch


Here's comes another MP4 player coming out of China. RAmos V8 PMP features a huge 4.3 inch screen, rumored touchscreen(though more than likely imp3 is wrong and this just has buttons on top or bottom), RK2706 Rockchip, and tv out.

via IMP3 via PMPToday

Lenovo U110 IdeaPad coming soon for $1,999 at JR.com


The Lenovo U110 IdeaPad makes it first appearance online at online retailer J&R. Though not for sale yet the laptop will sell for $1,999. The U110 should compete in the same space as the Macbook Air and Lenovo X300.

The Lenovo U110 features a 1.6ghz version of the Intel Core 2 Duo ULV, 11.1" WXGA LCD Display, 3GB of Ram and a 120GB hard drive. Other features include 3 USB Ports, Bluetooth, 802.11a/g/n, VGA out, a 1.3-megapixel webcam and no optical drive.

Product Page HERE

via Laptoping via JKontheRun

Psystar Corporation OpenPro PC


Hot on the heels of their Open Computer PC that has been getting a lot of attention. Psystar from all of the suggestions sent to them have announced the Big brother to the Open Computer. The OpenPro PC features full-sized ATX case and Intel Core 2 Quad processors and has many more options to customize it with the option to have Ubuntu Linux, XP Pro, Vista, or Leopard preloaded on it.

Check out the OpenPro features:

New Features

  • big guns Quad-cores and a maximum 8GB of DDR2 RAM
  • slick case A new top-quality case with more power
  • fast storage With 10,000 RPM drives, storage is much faster
  • more choices You can buy an OpenPro with XP Pro and Vista
  • free choices You can get an OpenPro with Ubuntu preinstalled for free
  • good choices You can still get an OpenPro with Leopard preinstalled
Product Page HERE

Monday, April 14, 2008

Psystar site getting slammed by traffic for Mac Clone


Who new taking a no brand desktop then installing OSX on it would get so much attention? Psystar must not have none. With all the attention and possible waking up the Giant(Apple) they have already change the name of the computer to Open Computer instead of OpenMac in fear of a lawsuit.

The website went down earlier today but has returned with the new name.

Product Page HERE

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Fukato enters race to the bottom


Considering PC and Laptop sales are down. And consumers don't have the money to waste on high price electronics. There will be more and more of these low price mini notebooks. Hitting the sweet spot between price, size, and decent specs.

Enter Fukato, a no name company that enters the fray with their latest offering. The EEE Like Datacask features 8-inch, 800 x 480 display, a 500MHz AMD Geode CPU, a 20GB hard drive, 512MB of RAM, and Linux OS. The Datacask will hit Europe in May for €279 (or about $440).

via Engadget

Saturday, April 12, 2008

MJ23 Dual-Band Bluetooth GSM Cell Phone


-Dual-Band Operation (900 / 1800 Mhz)
-MicroSD Card Slot (128MB Included)
-2.4-Inch QVGA Color LCD Display
-MP3 Music Player with Synchronized lyrics display support (aka karaoke mode)
-MP4 Video Player
-2.0MP Camera (Manufacturer Claimed)
-Bluetooth with A2DP stereo music playback
-English phone interface (printed user's guide is in Chinese)
-100V~240V AC charger included
-Data charging cable and handsfree earphones included

Price: $106.00 free shipping

BUY IT NOW HERE

SX-S 3.2" Touch Screen LCD Dual-Band Bluetooth GSM Cell Phone


- Dual band GSM network support (900Mhz/1800Mhz)
- Dual SIM card slots (one online at a time)
- 3.2-inch color LCD touch screen
- 1.3 mega pixel digital camera with digital zoom (manufacturer claimed)
- 100V~240V AC charger included
- MP3 / MP4 Playback
- Bluetooth
- MicroSD/TF card slot (256MB included)
- English phone interface (user's guide printed in Chinese)

Price: $121.00 free shipping

BUY IT NOW HERE

Friday, April 11, 2008

Boxu T32 WITH WIFI / GPS cell phone preorder


MP4Global is now taking preorders for the Boxu T32 with both GPS and Wifi. The phone will set you back a hefty $500. Slated for release April 16th.

Preorder Page HERE

WaterField Designs Introduces SleeveCase for the HP 2133 Mini-Note


While the HP 2133 Mini-Note won't be shipping to early next week, the first accessory has arrived in the protective SleeveCase by Waterfield. The SleeveCase will sell for $38 later this month.

The SleeveCase for the HP 2133 Mini-Note PC combines a nearly indestructible ballistic nylon outer shell with a high-grade neoprene interior that cushions the computer and protects it from harm. The neoprene inner shell provides shock-absorbing qualities as it cradles the Mini-Note PC. A loop at one end lets users hold the SleeveCase so the Mini-Note PC can be easily retrieved. Available in a horizontal or vertical orientation, the SleeveCase can be inserted into a backpack, briefcase, or bag.


via MobileTechReview
via theGadgetSite

Mio Lovebird


Mio's GPS phone is now called Lovebird. It will come with the latest Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional according to specs revealed at CTIA 2008. Rumored specs include both GPS and A-GPS, support quad band GSM/GPRS, and EDGE networks and run on a 400Mhz Samsung 2443 processor.

Mio Lovebird will have 64MB of RAM, and 2GB of ROM (maps?) and will offer up to 5 hours of talk time. Screen resolution is 320×240 pixels.

via Navigadget



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Amazon and Walmart rebate for HD-DVD buyers

Amazon, Walmart, and Best Buy are several companies rebating the losers of the high definition format wars.

Many of the rebate offers vary, but Amazon is issuing a rebate to those customers who bought an HD DVD player before February 23rg with an Amazon.com $50 credit, no strings attached. Wal-Mart is issuing a full refund to any customer that bought an HD DVD player before November 1st of 2007 but the offer expires on April 30th so you better hurry, and you better find that receipt.

As reported here on GameSHOUT, Best Buy is offering a $50 gift card to anyone who bought their HD DVD player before midnight CST on February 22nd. This includes most Toshiba models and also the Xbox 360 HD DVD drive but Best buy is letting you keep the HD DVD player and letting you keep the gift card too.

via Gameshout

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Teclast C300


Is it me or does Teclast announce a new player every week. While most have yet to hit the market. Here is yet another coming soon from Teclast. The C300 features 2.8 inch screen, RK2706 control chip, list price at 2 GB/399 yuan.

Features include no conversion AVI and RMVB support. Also support audio formats MP3, WMA, APE, FLAC,
ACC, and RM. The player will also have Microsoft PLAY FX. The player will also have a matte metal finish and only 7.9 inches thick.

via V15i

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Egoma MP810RSTD-43 Touchscreen MP4 Player


TV out is a common theme with the next generation MP4 player as the chip supports it. Touchscreen on MP4 players has also become quite popular. And that's what the Egoma MP81RSTD-43 has going for it. The Egoma has touchscreen, 4.3 inch 16million color 480x272 resolution screen, with dimensions 80 × 40 × 7.2mm.

Features include 30frames per second AVI, RMVB video support, also supports JPG, BMP, GIF format images here, the text read TXT, FM radio tuner. Plus it has built in speakers and tv-out.

via v15i

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Thursday, April 10, 2008

Aigo MID at CeBIT 2008



Check out this video from JKKMobile of the Aigo MID at Cebit 2008.

via JKKMobile


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Ben Heck does it again: PS3 Laptop


No one other than Ben Heck can take a home console and make it into a laptop style portable while making it look so stylish and professionally made.


via Gizmodo

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Laks DVB-T TV Watch


Austrian watch maker Laks unveils the world's first wristwatch with integrated DVB-T TV tuner. Instead of watching tv on the small watch screen. You connect the watch to your pc and watch digital tv their.

via WristDreams


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Limited Edition gunmetal gray MGS4 PS3 coming soon


While the Limited Edition MGS4 PS3 has been available in Japan it is closer to be released here in the U.S. June 12th to be exact you too can own this limited edition PS3.

via Joystiq




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Wednesday, April 9, 2008

USI MIDs


Check out a couple of new MIDs. The USI comes in two flavors MID-200 with keyboard and MID-150 without keyboard. They also have PCI Express slot to add 3G, GPS or Digital TV.

Specs below:

1,2GHz Atom with 512MB RAM
4.8 inch 800 x 480 touch screen
2, 4 or 8GB SSD
Wifi and Bt
165mm × 94mm × 20mm
Weight from 300g to 350g
4 hour battery life

via JKKMobile via PCUser

the-gadgeteer.com reviews HP 2133 Mini-Note PC


the-Gadgeteer reviews the HP 2133 Mini-Note PC.

They really liked it and like most of the press calling it the EEE PC for grown ups.

I'm extremely impressed with the HP 2133 Mini-Note laptop. So much so, that I don't want to send it back tomorrow! The size is perfect, the display is great, the keyboard is wonderful and the price is nice. Sure, you can get yourself an ASUS EEE PC, for less money... But after you get your hands on the Mini-Note, the EEE PC feels and looks like a cheap toy. I actually purchased the EEE PC for myself thinking I would use it instead of my Macbook Pro for traveling. The small display and low resolution were absolute deal breakers for me though. I would take the Mini-Note on a trip with me in a heart beat. Well, I would if it were running something other than Vista ;o) If you have been shopping for an ultra-portable laptop, please do yourself a favor and take a look at this one before you buy anything else.

Read full review HERE

Cute Rechargeable Tumbler USB Powered Speaker



I have a similar external speaker from ThinkGeek that works really well with mp3 players that don't have built in speakers(iPod Touch, Zune80, iPod Classic etc).

This one is pretty cheap at $13.32 with free shipping.

Buy it now HERE

jkOnTheRun- HP Mini UMPC review

jkOnTheRun reviews the HP Mini-Note mini notebook. This is the first real competitor to the Asus EEE. The laptop is currently available starting today.

Android OS on Nokia N810



Having a Nokia N810 I have an interest in this latest development. Google's Android running on an N810 looks amazing. Full details can be found HERE

via Void

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

HP 2133 Mini-Note shows up on Amazon.com


The HP Mini Note is coming soon to compete against the Asus EEE PC. It has hit Amazon and is almost ready for prime time.

Prices will start at $499 for the linux flavored version.

via Engadget

EEE PC 8.9 inch to launch early without Intel's Atom


Digitimes is reporting that the Asus EEE 8.9 inch laptop might come out early in Asia to combat competition in the low end laptop space. The 2nd gen laptop may hit in mid April in Asia. This will help them defend the crown in budget laptops that Acer and HP plan on jumping into.

To make this possible the first 9 inch EEE's will not have the Intel Atom chip rather the older chip that is in current laptops. Later versions would have the new Intel Atom chip.

via digitaltimes

Monday, April 7, 2008

MacBook and MacBook Pro refresh


AppleInsider has a rumor that the MacBook and MacBook Pro will be seeing a major overhaul. First the MacBook's two consumer 13 inch laptops will move to aircraft-grade aluminum and stainless steel rather than the original plastic. This will keep in line with their new Greener Apple.

The MacBook Pro is also looking at new Design changes taking cues from the MacBook Air and Aluminum iMacs. It's presumed this will include instances of matte black on portions of the casings, oversized trackpads, and the adoption of the MacBook Air's keyboard by the MacBook.

While the footprint of the 13-, 15-, and 17-inch systems will remain largely unchanged, Apple will reportedly be free to perform some trimming around the edges, similar to -- but nowhere near the same magnitude -- as what was accomplished with the MacBook Air, and to a lesser extent, the rear of the aluminum iMacs.

via Apple Insider via GearDiary
via MacUpdates

CrunchGear goes hands on with the Velocity Mobile 103 and 111


Lucky CrunchGear Editor Peter Ha got to go hands on with the 103 and 111.

Here's what he had to say

The 103 and 111 are impressive devices in their own right, but what VM wants to do with Windows Mobile is even more impressive. They don’t want to put a top layer over it with something flashy, which others have done and failed at a number of times. I’m excited to see the finalized version in a few weeks when we get the devices in for review.


via CrunchGear
via VelocityPhones

Velocity Mobile Enters WM Market with 103 111


Velocity Mobile enters the smartphone world with two phones, the 103 and 111. Both phones will run Windows Mobile 6.1 and will launch Q2 and Q3.

The 103 features a 2.8 touchscreen with 640x480 resolution, WIFI, AGPS, and no keyboard. While the 111 will feature front facing keyboard and 2.46 inch 320x240 screen. The 111 will also have AGPS and WIFI. And both will feature 2-megapixel back camera and a 0.3-megapixel front video camera for conferencing.

via Gizmodo

Jisus 299 Euro laptop

Check out this EEE laptop alternative.

* Monitor: 8.9” LCD screen (800×480 pixels), LED backlight, VGA port
* Processor: 1 GHz, 64-Bit Loongson 2F
* Graphics: SM712
* Memory: 512 MB DDR2-667
* RAM: 4GB Nand flash
* Wi-Fi: 802.11b/g wireless LAN
* USB port: 2 x USB 2.0
* Network: Realtek 8139 10/100Mbps Ethernet controller
* 1 x 10/100Mbps RJ45 port
* Audio: 1 x microphone port 
1 x two channel earphone port
* Build in stereo speakers
* 4.5 Hours of wireless productivity
* Operating system: Ubuntu, others possible

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Minox DC-8011 8MP Digital Camera


The Minox DC-8011 is a budget camera with 8 megapixels CCD, 2.7 inch LCD, and electric image stabilization. It measures under an inch and has 4x optical zoom.

via Lets Go Digital
via theDCReview

The Best Laptops Under $1,000

1. Designer Looks: HP Pavilion dv2660se
The $900 HP Pavilion dv2660se offers strictly middling performance, but its exceptional battery life and a great design make it our winning laptop under $1,000. The notebook's WorldBench 6 score of 67 is significantly lower than the high-80s marks of some portables with the latest mobile chips, but it's not bad for a budget machine. Though the 14.1-inch, 1280-by-800-pixel screen could be a tad brighter, it's easy enough to read. Nice extras include a bundled copy of Microsoft Works 8.5, and the ability to play a CD or DVD without first launching Windows. The dv2660se also has upgrade potential thanks to a side connection (one that all Pavilion laptops have) for HP's xb3000 Notebook Expansion Base.

2. Got Game: Acer Aspire 5920-6954
Except for business applications, which it lacks, the $999, 7.2-pound Aspire 5920-6954 has just about everything that price-conscious home-office buyers could ask for. It includes a 250GB hard drive and both an HDMI port and an HD DVD reader. It also has a subwoofer for better-than-average sound and a handy volume wheel. The terrific keyboard boasts loads of useful shortcut buttons, including one to play music or movies without first launching Windows. This is also the only sub-$1,000 laptop here with a dedicated graphics chip: an nVidia GeForce 8600M GS with 256MB of memory. The Aspire posted a solid WorldBench 6 score of 70 (the second best in this group), and its battery life was average at 3.8 hours.

3. Built to Order: Dell Inspiron 1525
Like the excellent HP Pavilion dv2600se, this $999, 15.4-inch Dell has lots of entertainment features: an instant-on button, a webcam and even dual headphone jacks. The 1525's Media­Direct button also lets you view your calendar, contacts and PowerPoint presentations -- without booting into Windows. Our test model paired 2GB of memory and a 2-GHz Core 2 Duo T7250 CPU to produce a WorldBench 6 score of 78; that's 17 percent faster than the average score of 65 posted by the five models in this slide show. With the battery upgraded from the standard four-cell to a six-cell ($15 extra), our unit lasted just over four hours on a charge. Though you get only basic integrated graphics, the Inspiron 1525 does include an HDMI connection for HDTVs. And an important difference between this and most other inexpensive laptops: You can customize it down to the smallest detail -- even the lid color -- before finally clicking the 'Buy Now' button.

4. Lightweight Contender: Fujitsu LifeBook S7211
This svelte $899 Windows Vista Business laptop has only two significant drawbacks: so-so speed and an inability to burn DVDs. The S7211 notched a WorldBench 6 score of 56, putting it 14 percent behind the average of 65 earned by the five sub-$1,000 laptops we tested. Aside from a minor glare problem, the 14.1-inch, 1280-by-800-resolution screen is crisp and readable. We quickly acclimated to the petite keyboard, which features Fujitsu's dual-purpose Security Application Panel (numbered buttons for shortcut keys or a password). The S7211 weighs 5.2 pounds with a CD writer/DVD reader installed in its modular bay. Swap this optical drive out for a battery instead ($120 extra), and Fujitsu says you can get about 6.5 hours of operation. Our review unit lasted an average 3.8 hours with a single battery.

5. Sweet Sound: Toshiba Satellite Pro A210-EZ2201
The basic $699 Toshiba Satellite Pro A210-EZ2201 is the lowest-priced laptop of our sub-$1,000 group. and it's also rather slow, with short battery life, too. If pinching pennies is paramount, however, this 15.4-inch, Windows Vista Basic notebook can get mainstream work done without too much fuss. The only model here using an AMD processor, and only one of two to include just 1GB of RAM, the Satellite Pro A210-EZ2201 achieved a WorldBench 6 score of just 54. The sub-$1,000 laptop average was 19 percent faster. Performance aside, this black-and-silver unit has some nice features for a $699 notebook, including a DVD writer, a FireWire port and an ExpressCard/54 slot. It even has two surprises. One is an empty bay inside for adding a second hard drive. (A single 80GB hard drive comes standard.) The other is great sound -- this plain little laptop belts out music like Ugly Betty channeling Celine Dion.

via PCWorld

Seiko Spring Drive to go to space

Richard Garriot AKA Lord British is planning on taking with him a custom space proof Seiko Spring Drive watch into space.

The watch is air tight and weighs 92.5 grams. It has oversized buttons to tap when using huge space gloves, a 12 hour chronograph, and a GMT hand. Price is unannounced and only 100 will be made. It has a 53 mm body made of titanium and steel.

via CrunchGear

KNC M-700 PMP


The KNC M-700 PMP has a 2.6-inch widescreen display, 400MHz processor, 4GB built in flash memory, and support for DivX and XviD.

via PMPtoday

Saturday, April 5, 2008

New Seiko Arctura Ultimate Kinetic Chronograph


The Seiko SEIKO Arctura Ultimate Kinetic Chronograph SLQ025 features the 9T82 caliber. Each of the five inner dials is framed by a strong circular ring and they give the whole design an air of clarity and simplicity. Like rain drops landing on water, the dials are bright, alive and beautiful.

The watch is limited editon only 500 made signed by president, Shinji Hattori. Price at 4,200 Euro (~$6,600).

via WristDreams

Friday, April 4, 2008

Dec I50 - Meizu M3 Clone


Cloning a clone is what the Dec has done with the I50. A clone of the Chinese player Meizu M3 which is pretty much a Nano Clone. The I50 rumored specs are RK2608A chipset, with AVI, WMA, APE, FLAC and AVI file support, it also uses a tactile strip for navigation, a 1.46 TFT LCD screen, all in a thin 7mm body.

via MP4Nation Blog
via myminiOne

Rumored 3G iPhone picture?


The iPod Observer has posted a back pic of a purported 3G iPhone. I am pretty skeptical but we shall see if this is 100% real or yet another fake.

via iPod Observer via CrunchGear

Griffin ClearBoost iPhone antenna booster


Griffin has released the antenna-stub sporting ClearBoost case for the iPhone. While not aesthetically pleasing, the ClearBoost Case can add 2 bars to reception in good coverage areas. It does not help in situations where there is low coverage.

via iLounge
via iAnything

Thursday, April 3, 2008

AT&T; and Android a possibility


AT&T has plans to sell cell phones based on Android with the assurance from Google that it won't be forced to offer all Google Apps.

AT&T Mobility President and CEO Ralph de la Vega met with Google for an in-depth briefing on Android, he said, speaking during a press lunch at the CTIA Wireless conference in Las Vegas. Google assured AT&T that the operator would be able to customize Android phones to include any applications, he said. "That's attractive to us. We were concerned that maybe the focus was just on Google apps," de la Vega said.

"If it's good for customers we'll offer it like any other OS," he said. "It is something we'd want in our portfolio."

via PC World
via myGphone