Archive for Nov 24, 2008

Samsung concept phone features OLED screen that folds

Samsung concept phone features OLED screen that folds

Concept phones just make my day. They really do. And even though most of the ones we come across will never be brought to production, it's fun to think about what could be. I'm definitely thinking about what could be now that I've seen the latest Samsung concept phone, which features a folding OLED screen.

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Microsoft rumored to be developing Tegra-based smartphone

Microsoft rumored to be developing Tegra-based smartphone

A new rumor is floating around that indicates Microsoft is currently in the process of developing a new smartphone that would use a NVIDIA Tegra processor as its foundation. The idea here is to create a phone that would produce great performance and result in a sales boost.

The chip that is likely being referenced here is the APX 2500, which could make for 720p video playback on the mystery device and offer up 3D visuals. An unveiling is rumored to be slated for February 2009 at the Mobile World Congress.

It is believed any effort by Microsoft to develop their own smartphone is a reactionary measure produced by the success of the iPhone. At this point, it's just a rumor, but if we were to see a Tegra-based Microsoft phone, what would you expect to see from it? Would you be excited about it?

SlashGear Holiday Gift Guide 2008

SlashGear Holiday Gift Guide 2008

The holiday season is almost upon us, Black Friday fast approaches, and the stress of what gift to buy friends and family is already weighing on most of our minds.  The SlashGear team can't come shopping with you, but what we can do is make some suggestions as to what the special people in your lives might like to find under the tree, whether they be geek, music lover, gamer or anything else.  That's right, it's the SlashGear Holiday Gift Guide 2008!

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Nextar Q4-01 and Q4-02 GPS systems now available

Nextar Q4-01 and Q4-02 GPS systems now available

If the Nextar Q4-MD that had MSN Direct access wasn't your style or it was simply too expensive, you might wish to consider the Q4-01 or the Q4-02 as your navigation device of choice. Both contribute to Nextar's Q-series and feature 4.3-inch touchscreens with NAVTEQ maps and voice directions.

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Black Friday Notebook Deals to watch for

Black Friday Notebook Deals to watch for

With the economy in a downturn, more and more retailers are looking for ways to push their products out the door. That being said, with Black Friday swiftly approaching, stores now have the opportunity to slash their prices drastically with hopes consumers will see a holiday purchasing opportunity.

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Canon EOS 5D Mark II ships tomorrow

Canon EOS 5D Mark II ships tomorrow

A heads-up on the year most anticipated Digital SLR, Canon USA will be shipping the Canon EOS 5D mark II to networked dealers staring tomorrow. That means some of you early adopters should get their hands on the first shipment by the end of the week! Unlike the Canadian’s price raise, Canon sticks to the schedule and plan for US launch, it will be selling at original retail price of $2,699.

Pandigital PhotoLink Handheld Scanner is portable; for photos

Pandigital PhotoLink Handheld Scanner is portable; for photos

I can't say that I've really had the urge to scan photos while out and about, but maybe some of you have. For those of you that have needed images scanned on the spot, you'll definitely make use out of the PhotoLink Handheld Scanner from Pandigital.

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WeSC and Nokia join forces for Visual Sound collection

WeSC and Nokia join forces for Visual Sound collection

The Nokia 5220 XpressMusic and 5320 XpressMusic phones are really quite stylish and have caught the attention of many over the past few months. But now, Nokia and WeSC, a Swedish company, have paired up to create something called the Visual Sound collection, which quite honestly looks stellar.

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NFL to broadcast live game in 3D – Raiders VS Chargers

NFL to broadcast live game in 3D – Raiders VS Chargers

Not an exciting game I would look forward to, but an extra dimension will be added and broadcasted live in next week NFL’s match-up in between Raiders and Chargers. The league has teamed up with 3ality Digital and Real D 3D to bring NFL’s first ever live broadcast game in 3D. It will be available at three theaters, one each in the location of Los Angeles , New York and Boston.

$400 PS3 plus Ratchet & Crank and Casino Royale bundle coming

$400 PS3 plus Ratchet & Crank and Casino Royale bundle coming

Best Buy are readying a Sony PS3 bundle that sees the 80GB version of the console joined by a copy of Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction, as well as Casino Royale on Blu-Ray.  Set to launch on November 28th, the bundle will be priced at $400.

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Motorola MOTO QA30 Alltel QWERTY slider

Motorola MOTO QA30 Alltel QWERTY slider

With squared-off looks reminiscent of the LG Lotus, only in a slider format, details of the Motorola MOTO QA30 have emerged.  Bearing Alltel branding, the QWERTY-blessed handset is CDMA 1xEVDO with stereo Bluetooth 2.0 and a 2.5-inch 320 x 240, 65k color display.

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Sony Vaio RT Review – Top Tier All-in-One Multimedia PC

Sony Vaio RT Review – Top Tier All-in-One Multimedia PC

Forget the iMac, HP Touchsmart, Gateway or Dell XPS “One”, we've got a powerhouse all-in-one multimedia PC from Sony; it might not have a catchy name but it sure means business. The Sony VAIO Sony VGC-RT150Y no ordinary PC; It is a top notch VAIO that combines the technology of an HDTV with the computing power of a quad core multimedia PC. Behind the 25.5-inch XBRITE Full HD LCD Screen there's an Intel Core 2 Quad 9400 processor, 8GB of RAM and 1TB of hard-drive with built-in digital TV tuners, Blu-ray burner and masses of A/V input and outputs for full 1080p living room entertainment. But with the price tag of $4,000, can it live up to the hype?

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