Archive for Aug 22, 2008

Lenovo ThinkPad X200t Tablet PC hits FCC: UWB confirmed

Lenovo’s upcoming ThinkPad X200t, the Tablet PC version of the ThinkPad X200 ultraportable, has shown up on the FCC website.  Although the report is merely certifying the notebook, not testing it – and as such lacks any of the low-res photos we’ve come to love the FCC for – it does confirm that the Tablet PC is in the pipeline and that it will have integrated UWB.

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Fujitsu-Siemens Lifebook T1010 entry-level Tablet PC

Fujitsu-Siemens have announced a Tablet PC aimed at entry-level users and students.  The Lifebook T1010 has a bi-directional swivelling 13.3-inch 1280 x 800 indoor/outdoor display with a passive (e.g. resistive) touchscreen, and uses either a 2.26GHz Core 2 Duo P8400 CPU or a 2.16 Celeron-M together with 1GB or 2GB of RAM (max 8GB supported) and up to 320GB hard-drive.  There is no SSD option.

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Dell Inspiron 910 netbook running Ubuntu spotted

Images of Dell’s Inspiron 910 netbook running Ubuntu have found their way to EngadgetInitial rumors have suggested that Dell would be announcing the netbook today, Friday August 22nd, but so far there has been no word from the company.  These new pictures, however, show a slightly modified keyboard, still with a Windows key that indicates Dell will definitely be offering a version of the netbook running a Microsoft OS (likely XP).

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Albatron Tee PC compact netbook tablet

Albatron are preparing to launch their Tee PC, a slate-style Tablet PC netbook.  Running Windows CE, the Tee PC has a 7-inch 800 x 480 touchscreen, anaemic 400MHz ARM926 CPU, 128MB RAM and just 128MB of flash storage; thankfully the latter can be expanded with an SD card. 

 

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Paper Plane launches line of unique Nintendo DS accessories

Paper Plane launches line of unique Nintendo DS accessories

Paper Plane Products have launched a collection of accessories for the Nintendo DS. The accessories, predominantly cases and pouches which range from $3.99 to $45, can add a bit of color to your DS. 

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Wii sensor bar made from a TV remote control

Wii sensor bar made from a TV remote control

The Wii sensor bar is one of those essential things that modders can't help but tinker with.  One Wii fan has turned an old remote control for a television into a Wii sensor bar. The sensor bar works exactly the same as the traditional Wii sensor bar, except it now looks like a remote control.

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Xbox 360 sees a price-cut September 7th

Xbox 360 sees a price-cut September 7th

We may be seeing a price cut coming to Xbox 360 consoles in the coming weeks. A leaked Radio Shack advert has Xbox 360 consoles taking the price drop the week of September 7th.

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PSP-3000 vs. PSP-2000 screen comparison

PSP-3000 vs. PSP-2000 screen comparison

It looks like Sony wasn’t kidding when they said the PSP-3000 would have an improved LCD screen. Famitsu posted some photographs of the PSP-2000 and PSP-3000 side by side and you can definitely see a noticeable difference between the two.

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Wii Maracas show up on Amazon

Wii Maracas show up on Amazon

It looks like we may see some maracas for the Wii pretty soon. Pictures of the actual maracas designed for the Wii started popping up (and then being immediately removed) from several retailers sites yesterday including Amazon.

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Kodak orders OLED panels for digital photo frames

Kodak orders OLED panels for digital photo frames

Kodak has opted to use Chi Mei EL (CMEL) OLED displays in their digital photo frames. In fact, the 7.6-inch OLED displays, made by CMEL, which is owned by the standard LCD maker Chi Mei Optoelectronics, will begin to enter production in September.

This should provide plenty of time for the completed displays to be delivered to Kodak and to prep for the much anticipated holiday season. And even though digital photo frames run the gamut of price ranges, these OLED offerings are thought to be quite pricey.

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Acer drops price of Aspire one Netbook for back-to-school

Acer drops price of Aspire one Netbook for back-to-school

Acer announced a price reduction across its Aspire one line today, making the UMPCs more affordable in the wake of back-to-school shopping. Now getting that portable PC for your kids or for your on-the-go lifestyle should be a little easier on your wallet.

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Intel shows off Wireless Power Tech at IDF

Intel shows off Wireless Power Tech at IDF

Intel demonstrated a technology it has been working on for quite some time yesterday at IDF. It's a wireless power technology that could point to such nifty things as wireless battery chargers in the semi-near future.

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