I've had the opportunity to spend some time testing out Nokia's new clamshell phone on Verizon Wireless. It's a sleek design, and probably one of the better looking clamshells out there. The device is nice and thin, measuring at .55" thick. If you want to check out our unboxing of the Intrigue, you can hear our first impressions of the device and the new Eco-Friendly initiative of Verizon and Nokia.
Western Digital announced this morning that they were acquiring SiliconSystems, a flash storage company, in an effort to expand their offerings into the SSD realm. The acquisition cost $65 million and is effective immediately.
Epson is really cranking out the classroom projectors these days and have just announced another one to add to the mix: the PowerLite 410W. This projector is set to replace the 400W model and offers a wide variety of features that are the perfect pair up for classroom projection.
HP have announced a new range of workstations, the HP Z Workstation series, using Intel's Xeon processor and more than 20 design innovations. SlashGear had the opportunity to see the Z-series demonstrated as part of HP and DreamWorks' Monsters vs. Aliensevent last week, from the entry-level HP Z400 models, through the mid-range HP Z600 machines and up to the high-spec HP Z800 workstations.
After the cut, video demonstrations & full launch gallery
Dell launched a brand new update to their Inspiron line of desktops today. In fact, these new computers feature a much more appealing design and are available in eight new colors, making it so your computer reflects your personality.
There's something about taking retro hardware and hiding modern gadgets inside that appeals to a certain type of mod-happy geek. Today's example takes the venerable NES Advantage arcade controller and stuffs the guts of an Xbox 360 wireless controller inside.
MySpace and Microsoft have announced that they will collaborate to produce a MySpace for Windows Mobile application, based on Silverlight. Set to launch this summer, the app will not only offer access to MySpace's main social features, but apparently integrate some of that functionality into the smartphone OS.
This will please those hoping for a new iPhone release this summer. It appears that AT&T is allowing customers who wouldn't normally be eligible for the subsidized pricing on the iPhone 3G to upgrade early. The $199/$299 prices for the iPhones would normally only be available to either new customers, or current customers that have been on their contract long enough. Now AT&T is letting customers get an iPhone before the normally required 18 month upgrade date.
This appears to be an attempt to move more iPhone 3G units and clear out the stock. This will encourage hopes of a new iPhone this summer, and this new policy would support the leaked rumors about an annual iPhone release. If there was a new iPhone being released this summer, it would definitely make sense to clear the old iPhone stock first.
This offer is only available to current subscribers, and only one iPhone per customer with this new offer.
According to games publisher Blizzard, Microsoft is currently working closely with game developers on the replacement to the Xbox 360, tongue-in-cheek referred to by some as the Xbox 720. Speaking at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, Blizzard's Rob Pardo confirmed that he and his team had taken part in talks with Microsoft about the next-gen console.