The first MSI Wind netbook to use Intel's Atom N280 processor, the U123, will go on sale in Japan on April 11th, priced at 49,800 yen ($507). The netbook has a 10-inch WSVGA display and comes as standard with 1GB of RAM, though unlike other Wind netbooks the U123 will support up to 2GB.
The MacBook Pro is never going to be an impulse purchase, not for most people, but you can rely on Apple to offer the sort of upgrade options that will make even the well-heeled pause for thought. An 8GB DDR3 upgrade is now available for the notebook, but it'll set you back a cool $1,200.
MSI have announced their first video card with SuperPipe technology, using a heatpipe cooling system that is 60-percent thicker than traditional pipes. The MSI N285GTX SuperPipe combines an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 285 GPU with a cooling system that's demonstrates 90-percent improvement in thermal efficiency.
The Samsung SWD-M100 WiMAX MID that we saw back at MWC has been prematurely named by the company's RSS feed. Now known to be the Samsung Mondi, the MID has a 4.3-inch touchscreen, slide-out QWERTY keyboard and 4G WiMAX access via the Clear network in the US.
Video overview of the Samsung SWD-M100 Mondi after the cut
Who doesn't like an excessive gadget every now and again? If you've been itching to get your hands on something stylish and high-tech, you'll definitely want to check out The Chairman phone from Ulysse Nardin.
The aptly named "Chairman" is a phone for those seeking luxury in every aspect of their lives. Ulysse Nardin is a watchmaker and along with SCI Innovations, they have come up with this elite handset. So, what makes this phone stand out? Besides the fancy title, it also has a functional watch rotor. Kinetic energy is used to power the watch and it provides additional power to the rechargeable battery inside the phone.
What's cool is you can see the rotor turning inside the phone. No word on pricing just yet, but you know what they say about these luxury items: if you have to ask the price, you can't afford it! The Chairman will be available in the fall in steel/gold, solid gold and solid steel versions.
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Well this should be interesting. According to BusinessWeek, RIM will be launching the BlackBerry App World at CTIA Wireless this year on April 1. And sure, that's definitely exciting news for those in love with their BlackBerrys but that's hardly the most interesting part of this reveal.
Apple sent out an email and is advertising on their Developer Connection page inviting registrations for the next World Wide Developers Conference at Moscone West conference center in San Francisco California. The dates are June 8th through June 12th. WWDC has historically been an event in which Apple (and usually Jobs himself) has revealed big software announcements, since the focus of WWDC is software rather than hardware.