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0 comments | Sunday, May 31, 2009

HP Mini 1101 netbook was recently launched and the HP website is now accepting orders. Estimated ship date is June 7, 2009. Features/specs of the HP Mini 1101 include:

- 1.6GHz Intel Atom N270 CPU
- 10.1 inch screen
- 1024 x 576 pixel display
- 1GB of RAM
- 160GB hard drive
- 802.11b/g WiFi
- 3 cell battery

If you wanna buy one, the introductory price is $329. Although I find the specs of this netbook so common, and the battery life is a bit short -- the price is still a good deal. Grab it from the HP store.

via Engadget


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0 comments | Wednesday, May 27, 2009

The MSI X340 notebook is not your typical netbook because of its bigger screen, 13.4 inches. But somehow it is thin and has the light weight of a netbook. Today, Engadget posted that the MSI X340 notebook is available for orders in the U.S. -- the price is $800. A bit pricey but it is powerful with its Intel ULV SU3500 CPU, GMA 4500HD graphics.

Some other specs/features: 2GB of RAM, 320Gb hard drive, 802.11b/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth, 1.3MP camera, 2 USB ports, VGA and HDMI output, SD Card slot, and 4 cell or 8 cell battery.

Buy: MSI X340-021US Slim 13.4-Inch Laptop (1.4 GHz Intel CULV SU3500, 2GB RAM, 320GB Hard Drive, Wireless b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.0 EDR) Black.


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The new iPhone feature will try to challenge the features of rival Palm Pre. The new iPhone that is set to release in the summer of 2009 is rumored to offer mobile video chat capability.

Said as the best iPhone to come, the phone model could offer a high storage of 32GB. Macrumors.com posted what could be the new iPhone's specs/features:

- 600MHz CPU Speed (up from 400MHz)
- 256MB RAM (up from 128MB)
- Digital Compass and FM
- 3.2 megapixel camera with auto focus
- 32GB size
- No major changes in battery, screen and external casing


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Zune HD is officially announced by Microsoft today. Here is the press release:

Microsoft Corp. today announced the evolution of Zune, the company's end-to-end music and entertainment service, to a new platform and new markets. Zune will extend its video service to Xbox LIVE internationally this fall. This marks an important development in the Zune strategy and brings the Zune brand to more than 17 million international Xbox LIVE subscribers. In addition, Microsoft confirmed the next generation of the Zune portable media player, Zune HD. Available in the U.S. this fall, Zune HD is the first portable media player that combines a built-in HD Radio receiver, high-definition (HD) video output capabilities, organic light-emitting diode (OLED) touch screen, Wi-Fi and an Internet browser.

"The Zune music player is an integral part of the overall Zune experience, and we're proud to be growing and extending our offering beyond the device," said Enrique Rodriguez, corporate vice president of the Microsoft TV, Video and Music Business Group. "Delivering on Microsoft's connected entertainment vision, this news marks a turning point for Zune as it brings cross-platform experiences and premium video content to living rooms around the world."

Zune Service Expands to New Platform

Zune will be a premium partner in the Xbox LIVE Video Marketplace, bringing an exciting catalog of TV and film to the platform. Zune will occupy the first slot within the Xbox user interface in the Xbox LIVE Video Marketplace, exposing the Zune brand experience to millions of new consumers for the first time. At the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) next week, attendees will see firsthand how Zune integrates into Xbox LIVE to create a game-changing entertainment experience.

Introducing Zune HD

Zune HD is the next iteration of the Zune device family and brings a new level of listening and viewing experiences to the portable media player category.

· Zune HD comes with a built-in HD Radio receiver so users can listen to higher-quality sound than traditional radio on the go. Users also will have access to the additional song and artist data broadcast by HD Radio stations as well as additional channels from their favorite stations multicasting in HD. If you don't like the song playing on your station's HD channel, switch to its HD2 or HD3 channels for additional programming.

· The bright OLED touch screen interface allows users to flip through music, movies and other content with ease, and the 16:9 widescreen format display (480x272 resolution) offers a premium viewing experience on the go.

· The HD-compatible output lets Zune HD customers playback supported HD video files from the device through a premium high-definition multimedia interface (HDMI) audiovisual docking station (sold separately) direct to an HD TV in 720p.*

· Zune HD will include a full-screen Internet browser optimized for multitouch functionality.

· Zune HD is Wi-Fi enabled, allowing for instant streaming to the device from the more than 5 million-track Zune music store.

More information on Zune and related images is available at http://www.zune.net/press and http://www.zune.net/ZuneHD.

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0 comments | Monday, May 25, 2009

This is not the Gigabyte model that I have been waiting for to be available in the U.S. But it looks to me that the Gigabyte M1022 Booktop is unique in itself because of its docking station that could make the netbook to stand upright, and work like a desktop.

Videos Gigabyte M1022 Booktop are showing up in YouTube. Netbooknews.de has a hands-on video, which I posted below.

Video: First impressions of the Gigabyte M1022M BookTop Netbook which comes with a docking station.


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0 comments | Tuesday, May 19, 2009

June 6, 2009 is the day Palm Pre lovers are waiting for. Officially, Sprint announced that the Palm Pre will cost $199.99 when it launches in June 6. If you wanna buy and be the first to get a touch on the phone, visit these U.S. stores: Sprint, Best Buy, Radio Shack, and select Wal-Mart shops. The phone will go on sale nationwide.

The handset, which was introduced at the Consumer Electronics Show in January, has a capacitive touch screen, slide-out keyboard, Wi-Fi, 3G, GPS, and Bluetooth. The release date and price are still unknown, but Palm said it would be launched in the first half of 2009. One of the most appealing features of the Pre is its new operating system, which is called webOS. The OS was built from the ground up with Internet connectivity in mind, and it has a finger-friendly user interface that can run multiple applications at once. [via]

You can visit www.sprint.com/palmpre for more.


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Finally, two ACER netbook models are now available in the U.S. The Acer Aspire One D250 and Acer Aspire One 751 are coming to U.S. retailers.

The Acer Aspire One AOD250 has these features:

- 10.1 inch
- 1024 x 600 pixel display
- 1.6GHz Intel Atom N270 CPU
- 160GB HD
- 3 cell, 2600mAh battery
- 802.11b/g/ WiFI
- 10.17″ x 7.24″ x 1″

The Aspire One AO751 has these features:
- 11 inch
- 1364 x 768 pixel display
- 1.22GHz Intel Atom Z520 CPU
- 160GB HD
- 6 cell, 5200mAh battery
- 802.11b/g WiFi
- 11.18″ x 7.79″ x 1″

Prices of the two netbooks:
Acer Aspire One AOD250 - around $298
Acer Aspire One AO751 - around $380

Thanks to Engadget


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0 comments | Friday, May 15, 2009

Fujiyama E-PC E-1001 will be a touchscreen netbook. Like the Gigabyte Touch Note and the Asus Eee PC T101H, Fujiyama can also be used in tablet mode.


- 10.2 inch
- 1024 x 600 pixel touchscreen
- 1.6GHz Intel Atom N270 CPU
- 1GB of RAM
- 160GB hard drive
- Bluetooth
- 802.11b/g/n WiFi
- 4-in-1 card reader
- Windows XP
- 4 cell battery


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0 comments | Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Discounted price of the Samsung N120 is offered at Amazon store. You get a $20 off when you buy the Samsung N120 white or black model.

Technical Details:
* 1.6 GHz Intel Atom N270 Processor
* 1 GB RAM
* 160 GB Hard Drive
* Microsoft XP Home with Service Pack 4, 6 Cell Battery
* SuperBright 10.1-inch glossy LCD screen

Check it out: Samsung N120-12GW 10.1-Inch White Netbook - 6 Cell Battery

Check it out: Samsung N120-12GBK 10.1-Inch Black Netbook - 6 Cell Battery


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0 comments | Monday, May 11, 2009

Samsung launches today the "Samsung Alias 2." It is a phone that looks weird but techie. If you are a Verizon customer, head on to the nearest shop and get this Samsung Alias 2 for just $79.

From Verizon Site:
The new Samsung Alias 2 gives you the convenience of a QWERTY keypad in a unique flip–style format. It has the same dual–hinge design that made original Alias a hit, but Alias 2 adds a touch of magic – a Magic Key keypad using e–ink technology. In phone mode, you see a standard phone keypad. In texting mode, however, the keys magically change into a full, four–row QWERTY keypad. But the magic doesn’t stop there. The Alias 2 also has a 2.6" QVGA screen for crisper, clearer viewing, a 2.0 megapixel camera, and dedicated hot keys for one–touch access to some of your most used features like Bluetooth, text messaging, voicemail, camera, voice commands, games and alarms.

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0 comments | Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Kindle DX is Amazon's 9.7" wireless reading device. From Kindle to Kindle 2, now Kindle DX is launched. Kindle DX will be released this summer. However, you can pre-order Kindle DX from Amazon now.

Here are some of the Kindle DX features:

Slim: Just over 1/3 of an inch, as thin as most magazines

Carry Your Library: Holds up to 3,500 books, periodicals, and documents

Beautiful Large Display: 9.7" diagonal e-ink screen reads like real paper; boasts 16 shades of gray for clear text and sharp images

Auto-Rotating Screen: Display auto-rotates from portrait to landscape as you turn the device so you can view full-width maps, graphs, tables, and Web pages

Built-In PDF Reader: Native PDF support allows you to carry and read all of your personal and professional documents on the go

Wireless: 3G wireless lets you download books right from your Kindle DX, anytime, anywhere; no monthly fees, no annual contracts, and no hunting for Wi-Fi hotspots

Books In Under 60 Seconds: You get free wireless delivery of books in less than 60 seconds; no PC required

Long Battery Life: Read for days without recharging

Read-to-Me: With the text-to-speech feature, Kindle DX can read newspapers, magazines, blogs, and books out loud to you, unless the book's rights holder made the feature unavailable

Big Selection, Low Prices: Over 275,000 books; New York Times Best Sellers and New Releases are only $9.99, unless marked otherwise.


Display: 9.7" diagonal display, 1200 x 824 pixel resolution at 150 ppi, 16-level gray scale.
Size (in inches): 10.4" x 7.2" x 0.38".
Weight: 18.9 ounces.
System requirements: None, because it doesn't require a computer.
Storage: 4GB internal (approximately 3.3GB available for user content).
USB Port: USB 2.0
Audio: 3.5mm stereo audio jack, built-in stereo speakers.

Order/Buy: Kindle DX: Amazon's 9.7" Wireless Reading Device (Latest Generation)


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0 comments | Monday, May 04, 2009

BlackBerry Curve is edging Apple's iPhone in sales in the first quarter of this year. Now the BlackBerry Curve 8520 is coming and photos are leaking online.

Photos of the Gemini - BlackBerry Curve 8520!

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