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Vodafone to sell iPhone in January 2010

Vodafone to sell iPhone in January 2010

Starting January 14th, Vodafone will start selling iPhone in UK. With two years contract and wireless plan that cost £35-a-month, a customer would be able to pickup an iPhone 3G for free. Those who wants the iPhone 3GS, would have to signup for a wireless plan that cost £45-a-month for the 16GB, and £75 a month for the 32GB; same contract length required.

Vodafone limits monthly data transfer to 1GB each month, however it provides unlimited WIFI for its customers. As for users who want to tether their iPhone, Vodafone will charge £5 a month for 500MB data transfer.

[via reghardware]

Clickfree Transformer for iPod Review – Turns your iPod into a Backup Storage

Clickfree Transformer for iPod Review – Turns your iPod into a Backup Storage

Backup remains a guilty chore many people avoid, and yet plenty of us are already carrying around a potential backup device. Most people don't think of it that way, but your iPod is a huge chunk of storage just waiting to be repurposed as a portable hard-drive. Clickfree sent over their latest easy-backup system, the Transformer for iPod, for SlashGear to take a look at.

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Win a Pantech Matrix Pro Smartphone and $100 AT&T Store Credit

The day has arrived; SlashGear in partnership with AT&T is giving you a chance to win Pantech Matrix Pro Smartphone with a $100 credit for any services or products sold on AT&T store. Feeling lucky? Here is how you can win it all.

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26 Chance to win AT&T Pantech Matrix Pro – SlashGear is one of it

SlashGear is joining 25 other websites to give away total of 26 unit of Pantech Matrix Pro for AT&T. The giveaway starts today and will end on the 14th of May. Each site will have its own terms and conditions for the giveaway. We will announce our own giveaway on the 18th of April and unveil the winner on the 22nd of April.

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iRiver Aquabeat – underwater MP3 Player

iRiver Aquabeat – underwater MP3 Player

In Partnership with Speedo, iRiver created the LZR Racer Aquabeat – an MP3 player that operates underwater for up to 3-meter deep.

The player comes with 2GB of internal storage and supports MP3 and WMA file formats. Just like the shuffle, it does not feature any display; only basic controls such as play, stop, volume controls, and track controls. Battery life is said to last up to 9 hours. It is available in Japan for 12,800 yen (roughly $150).

Sony launched NWZ-X1000 series PMP – features AMOLED Screen

Sony launched NWZ-X1000 series PMP – features AMOLED Screen

Sony made it official and launched its first OLED Walkman. The NWZ-X1000 sports 3-inch AMOLED color display with WQVGA resolution (432x240 pixel) capable of displaying 262,144 colors. Two models on this series will be available on April this year in Japan. The X1050 will have 16GB of storage space - priced at 40,000 Yen, and X1060 comes with 32GB of storage with price tag of 50,000 Yen. I would not call it an iPod killer, but it has the potential to take some market share once Sony launch it worldwide.

Video of the X1000 series after the cut (in Japanese)

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Buy.com sells Unlocked iPhone 3G for $799

Buy.com sells Unlocked iPhone 3G for $799

Buy.com has iPhone 3G unlocked selling for $799. If you don’t want to jailbreak an iPhone 3G but still wanting to use it with other carrier, this is the safest way to do it. The unlock unit carries Apple’s warranty and of course safe to be upgraded with new firmware releases from Apple. I’m pretty sure AT&T is not very happy with these legally unlocked iPhone 3G selling in the US.

OCZ Vertex Series Mac Edition SSD for MacBooks

OCZ Vertex Series Mac Edition SSD for MacBooks

OCZ Vertex Series has been getting the thumbs up by many reviewers for its speed and non-shuttering operation. OCZ has announced its new Vertex series SSD targeted towards Mac systems with the fullest compatibility for MacBooks family.

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PMA 2009 – Meika Digital Affordable Battery Grip for Canon 5D Mark II Hands-on

PMA 2009 – Meika Digital Affordable Battery Grip for Canon 5D Mark II Hands-on

Canon 5D mark II might have won award for its 21MP brilliant image quality at $2,699, but there are not many accessories yet worth any award. The BG-E6-battery grip is not as nice as many has expected, retailed at $380 ($275 street), it features the same old design with no significant improvement but the higher price. If you’re in market for one, hold on your horses, 3rd party battery grip for 5D mark II is coming at half the cost.

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Phantom Emergency Oxygen Pack Concept

Phantom Emergency Oxygen Pack Concept

Call me paranoid, but if I were to dive into the deep blue sea, I want to have as many backup oxygen as I can get. Ricardo Baiao probably has the same thought when he designed his Phantom compressed backup air system.

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SanDisk announced faster memory card readers – The ImageMate All-In-One and ImageMate Multi-Card Reader

SanDisk announced faster memory card readers – The ImageMate All-In-One and ImageMate Multi-Card Reader

SanDisk announced two new ImageMate memory card readers today, the ImageMate All-in-one and the ImageMate Multi-card. Both readers feature faster transfer rates, packed into a smaller and attractive body compared to the older SanDisk readers.

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Scosche passPORT Home Dock adds iPhone 3G Compatibility to Your iPod Dock

Scosche passPORT Home Dock adds iPhone 3G Compatibility to Your iPod Dock

Generally, iPod docking stations do not support charging capability for iPhone 3G, iPod Touch Gen 2, and iPod Nano Gen 4 due to the USB voltage differences; at 5 volt.. Scosche comes up with a converter called passPORT Home Dock, allowing users to charge their iPhone 3G on the iPod docking stations.

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