Read our BlackBerry Torch 9800 review, loving the touchscreen/QWERTY combo but unwilling or unable to stump up the $200 AT&T are asking in-store? Amazon have the answer, with a $550 instant discount on the Torch's list price, bringing it down to $99.99 or just half of what AT&T want.
HP continues to push ahead with Windows Home Server, offering domestic and small business users a central storage point for backups and media server duties, together with drive redundancy and more. Latest to the SlashGear test bench is the HP StorageWorks X300, a new Data Vault product that offers up to 7TB of internal storage shared between up to ten users. Check out the full review after the cut.
Sprint has lost a Senior VP, Kevin Packingham, described as the carrier's "product development guru" and supposedly instrumental in paving the way for the WiMAX-friendly HTC EVO 4G and the upcoming Samsung Epic 4G. The carrier confirmed that Packingham has left his role to take up another position at an unnamed Kansas City company; Sprint will now have to find a new expert to demonstrate their high-end devices at launch events.
Friday the 13th is traditionally an ominous day, but if you've been holding out for Dell's US-version of the Streak Android MID then it's the day you can slap a few hundred dollars on your credit card. Freshly up for sale, the 5-inch smartphone/tablet hybrid is priced at $549.99 SIM-free or $299.99 with a new, two-year AT&T agreement. Meanwhile the Streak accessories are also available, including the $39.99 Car Dock and $69.99 Home AV Dock (complete with HDMI output).
Up until now, Samsung's public Windows Phone 7 outings have been limited to the Omnia-based developers' prototype we reviewed back in July. Now what looks to be a commercially-headed device has broken cover, courtesy of Andrej Tozon; his friend Matjaz Sircelj is Technical Community Manager at Microsoft, and gave him some hands-on access.
Andrej can't say much about the Samsung handset, bar the fact that it's a prototype from the company and that it's "larger than your ordinary phone". Aesthetically it doesn't particularly stand out either, being a basic large-screen candybar with the regular Windows Phone 7 UI.
MSI has delivered a new batch of official WindPad U100 tablet images, ahead of the slate's (second) launch at IFA 2010 next month. First shown at Computex, the WindPad 100 runs an Intel Atom Z530 processor paired with a 10.1-inch touchscreen display, 2GB of RAM and a 32GB SSD for storage.
Sony are tipped to be working on two new Reader ebook devices, the Sony Reader PRS-350 and PRS-650, each of which will have a touchscreen E Ink display. According to Sony Insider's source, the PRS-350 will have a 5-inch display and the PRS-650 a 6-inch display; they'll have faster page-turns (potentially using E Ink's newest Pearl screen) while the PRS-650 will have around 2GB of storage, WiFi and perhaps even a "free" 3G connection like the Kindle's.
Two new HTC smartphones have apparently been detailed, according to 911HTC's work digging through the company's ROMs. The HTC Lexikon and HTC Bee both run Android 2.2 Froyo, with the former having a 3.8-inch WVGA display and QWERTY keyboard, and the latter getting a smaller 3.2-inch QVGA display. According to 911HTC, the Bee is headed to Verizon among other smaller CDMA carriers.
ASUS CEO Jerry Shen has confirmed pricing for the company's upcoming tablet range, with their Android-based model slipping in beneath the iPad's base price. According to PCWorld, the ASUS Eee Pad EP101TC will cost under $399 when it arrives in March 2011, and will be the third in the company's new line-up; first will be the ASUS Eee Pad EP121, announced back at Computex and set to cost around $1,000.
HTC's upcoming Windows Phone 7 device has had another in-the-wild sighting, this time courtesy of ROM hacker Xmoo, though there's some confusion over what the prototype is actually called. The Windows Phone 7 device looks just like the HTC Schubert spotted earlier in the week, but is labelled as the HTC Mozart.