Archive for Sep 23, 2008

Samsung X460 ultraportable adds optical drive to X360

Samsung X460 ultraportable adds optical drive to X360

Samsung have announced a larger sibling to the X360 ultraportable, which adds a larger display and an optical drive.  The X460 has a 14.1-inch LED-backlit WXGA (1280 x 800) gloss screen, magnesium alloy casing and anti-bacterial keyboard. Under the hood are a choice of Centrino 2 processors, together with an NVIDIA GeForce Go 9200M GS graphics card and up to 4GB of RAM.

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Packard Bell ‘dot’ netbook announced

Packard Bell ‘dot’ netbook announced

Packard Bell are the latest to weigh into the netbook arena, with the "dot" [pdf link].  Packing the usual combination of Intel's 1.6GHz Atom, 1GB of RAM and an 8.9-inch display running at 1024 x 600, the only real area of mild interest is the 160GB hard-drive which is perhaps a little larger than the norm.

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T-Mobile G1 Hands On: How does it measure up?

T-Mobile G1 Hands On: How does it measure up?

The T-Mobile G1 event this morning gave us our very first in-person glimpses of the G1, the first phone ever to run on Android. For the most part, we were blown away by an intuitive design, enhanced functionality and Google integration but there were a few things that made us scratch our heads.

Check out more photos and the full hands-on gallery after the cut.

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HTC T-Mobile G1 photos are up; Google videos show Android in action

HTC T-Mobile G1 photos are up; Google videos show Android in action

The T-Mobile G1 event has just concluded, but news is still pouring out. In fact, HTC has just posted their first official photos and complete specs of the G1 in its shiny new glory. And Google has made available a video that shows off the finer details of Android. It's a busy morning here on SlashGear, so be sure to stick with us as our coverage continues.

Check out more photos and a video after the cut.

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T-Mobile G1 Q&A brings further insight to device

T-Mobile G1 Q&A brings further insight to device

After the demo video finished and the execs announced the pricing and availability, the T-Mobile G1 event turned to the audience with plenty of questions about the device, the platform and everything in between.

Let's touch on a few of the questions and their respective answers:

The G1 will not tether. You will have to purchase a voice plan as well and it can read Word and Excel files and GMail push will be supported. There won't be desktop sync, but there will be a back-end one.

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T-Mobile G1 Android powered phone is packed with features; Open Source is focus

T-Mobile G1 Android powered phone is packed with features; Open Source is focus

Today at the T-Mobile G1 announcement, the long-awaited handset did not disappoint. In fact, it is chock full of features and the demo has thoroughly branded in our heads that "there's always something new to discover."

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T-Mobile G1 pricing and availability announced

T-Mobile G1 pricing and availability announced

All of the anticipation hasn't been for nought. In fact, today at the T-Mobile G1 event, we learned that the device will be available from selected T-Mobile stores and dealers starting on October 27th for $179.

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T-Mobile G1, first Android-powered handset announced; platform to be flexible

T-Mobile G1, first Android-powered handset announced; platform to be flexible

When Cole Brodeman, the chief technology officer for T-Mobile took the stage today at the T-Mobile G1 event, he said that today's announcement would be a game changer to how mobile phones and the Internet "bring us together." He was right.

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T-Mobile G1 event about to begin; we’re live blogging, contest and more

T-Mobile G1 event about to begin; we’re live blogging, contest and more

The T-Mobile G1 event will start in just a few minutes at 10:30 a.m. EDT, but we wanted to give you one last notice that we will be live blogging the whole thing. In just a few moments, the first Android-powered handset will be officially announced and Vincent is there to catch every detail.

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Sony VAIO TT ultraportable: Blu-ray & 256GB SSD RAID in sub-1-inch chassis

Sony VAIO TT ultraportable: Blu-ray & 256GB SSD RAID in sub-1-inch chassis

Sony have officially announced the VAIO TT, the ultraportable replacement to their TZ model.  Claimed to be the world's lightest Blu-ray laptop, the TT uses a Centrino 2 processor (either 1.2GHz or 1.4GHz), up to 4GB of RAM, 160GB 5,400rpm hard-drive or 256GB SSD RAID array (2 x 128GB) and Sprint EVDO Rev.A WWAN.  All in a carbon-fiber package weighing 2.87 pounds and measuring less than an inch thick.

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GTA: Chinatown Wars for DS is a ’90s flashback

GTA: Chinatown Wars for DS is a ’90s flashback

If you're a Grand Theft Auto fan, you'll probably love the fact that the latest installment will be available for the Nintendo DS. And if you're into the old cel-shaded look of the '90s, you're going to love this one.

 

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Super Tiny Keyboard is super small, but not quite ‘tiny’

Super Tiny Keyboard is super small, but not quite ‘tiny’

I can understand the need for a super small keyboard for a mobile device or your laptop. It makes it much easier to take it on the go with you. However, what's the point of a small keyboard if it's just as cramped as the one built into your laptop?
 

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