Archive for Mar 26, 2009

LG Arena “Titan Black” to be T-Mobile UK exclusive

LG Arena “Titan Black” to be T-Mobile UK exclusive

T-Mobile UK has announced that it will be exclusively carrying the "titan black" version of the LG Arena, leaving other carriers to make do with the standard silver handset.  The touchscreen feature-phone has a 5-megapixel camera, Dolby Mobile 2.0 audio and 8GB of onboard storage, together with an integrated FM transmitter.

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Archos Android MID planned for July?

Archos Android MID planned for July?

After reporting financial performance that could legitimately be called disastrous, Archos have announced their plans to turn around business in 2009 and beyond.  Key among those plans is the release of the company's Android-based multimedia internet tablet, first tipped back in February, together with a new range of MP3 products and pushing out its Archos Internet Media Club film download service.

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PhotoFast G-Monster PCIe 1TB SSD

PhotoFast G-Monster PCIe 1TB SSD

Fusion-io aren't the only people who can put massive amounts of solid-state memory into a desktop PCIe card, as Japanese firm PhotoFast announce their G-Monster PCIe SSD.  Available in capacities up to 1TB, the card boasts read speeds of up to 750MB/s.

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Orange UK planning “heavily discounted” MacBooks with mobile broadband?

Orange UK planning “heavily discounted” MacBooks with mobile broadband?

Orange UK are expected to begin offering heavily-subsidized Apple MacBook laptops with two-year mobile broadband contracts, according to industry site Mobile.  The deal - which would be the first time Apple's notebooks had been offered in this way in the UK - is believed to begin at some point over the summer, thanks to a "volume commitment" from Orange.

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Verizon Alias2 leaks with “dynamic keys”

Verizon Alias2 leaks with “dynamic keys”

Details of the Verizon Alias2 have leaked, suggesting the carrier hasn't given up on the original Alias U740 dual-hinge concept.  The Alias2 still opens in portrait and landscape orientations, but now there are apparently dynamically-changing keys that change their labels depending on which way round the handset is held.

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Apple devs face out-of-pocket expenses over refund policy?

Apple devs face out-of-pocket expenses over refund policy?

iPhone and iPod touch developers distributing through the App Store may find themselves seriously out of pocket if return rates on their software climb too high, thanks to a refund clause in the Apple contract.  According to the clause, while Apple passes 70-percent of App Store revenue onto developers for sales, developers are liable for 100-percent of the cost should Apple have to refund a buyer.

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More capacitive netbook touchscreens promised for 2H09

The capacitive touchscreen netbook storm continues to brew, with all signs pointing to a number of releases toward the end of 2009.  Latest panel manufacturer to throw its proverbial hat into the ring is Young Fast Optoelectronics, whose chairman has revealed that they will release a netbook-scale capacitive screen in the second half of this year.

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BenQ nStation i91 & i221 launch, plus 3G U101 netbook

BenQ nStation i91 & i221 launch, plus 3G U101 netbook

BenQ officially launched their all-in-one nStation i91 desktop PC this week, and it brought along a larger sibling too.  As well as the 18.5-inch i91, the company showed off the nStation i221, a 21.5-inch Full-HD version; they also brought along the HSDPA-enabled U101 netbook.

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ASUS Eee PC 1002H: Intel N280, 5hrs battery

ASUS Eee PC 1002H: Intel N280, 5hrs battery

ASUS have listed a new netbook, the ASUS Eee PC 1002H, a 10-inch WSVGA 1024 x 600 model with chiclet-style keys and up to 5hrs runtime from the standard battery.  The Eee PC 1002H has an Intel Atom N280 1.66GHz processor, 1GB of DDR2 memory and a combined 160GB hard-drive and 10GB of online Eee Storage.

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Sony VAIO P Summer refresh tipped: faster Atom?

According to the latest model numbers dug up by Sony Insider, it looks as though Sony are preparing six new variants of the “it’s not a netbook” VAIO P ultraportable.  The codes – which jump from the 500-series of the current generation to a new 700-series – suggest the same array of color options, but also specification updates: VGN-P710T/B, VGN-P710T/R, VGN-P710T/G, VGN-P710T/W and the VGN-P730A/Q and VGN-P730T/Q.

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Sun store the Internet in a Box

Sun store the Internet in a Box

Sun have been commissioned to fit the internet into a box: a shipping-container sized box, to be exact, packed full with 60 of the company's Sun Fire X4500 Open Storage Systems.  It's all for The Internet Archive, who wanted a secure way to keep their three petabytes of backup data safe.

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Antec Skeleton case mod contest: predictably unpredictable results

Antec Skeleton case mod contest: predictably unpredictable results

The Antec Skeleton PC case isn't exactly a shy and retiring design in itself, which is why entrants to the company's modding competition have had to reach a little further in order to come up with something eye-catching.  Designs range from repaints, through bizarre furry wings, to doubling-up the case like this spaceship-like concept here; there's also a very convincing All-In-Antec machine.

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