Archive for February, 2009

Sony Walkman NWZ-X1051 & NWZ-X1061 priced

Sony Walkman NWZ-X1051 & NWZ-X1061 priced

Sony's AMOLED touchscreen Walkman PMPs, the NWZ-X1051 16GB and NWZ-X1061 32GB, have both been priced, at least in the UK.  The two media devices - which boast integrated WiFi, 3-inch AMOLED touch-sensitive WQVGA screens and digital noise cancellation - are both available to order now from retailer Amazon UK, although delivery is estimated between two and five weeks.

Apple TV v2.3.1 update yanks Boxee

Apple TV v2.3.1 update yanks Boxee

Apple have released a new update for the Apple TV, version 2.3.1, and users have discovered that it unceremoniously dumps the unofficial Boxee plugin from their set-top box.  Boxee is an open-source media player, and by installing it onto the Apple TV the STB is able to play just about any DRM-free multimedia file, rather than simply Apple's own iTunes content (or files specifically compatible with iTunes).

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Kindle 2 broken-down: on-purpose and by accident

Kindle 2 broken-down: on-purpose and by accident

Kindle 2 units are arriving all over the US, as Amazon not only keeps to their delivery schedule but, in some cases, beats it to the punch.  Of course a rite of passage for any new must-have device is not only the unboxing but the break-down, and iFixit have done just that, flagging up a spot that looks surprisingly like a GSM SIM reader might sit there.  However it's not all good news; we've also heard of what might be the first broken Kindle 2, which survived its journey but not its user.

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