Archive for May, 2009

Sony tipped to announce PSP Go at E3; PS3 Slim to follow

Sony tipped to announce PSP Go at E3; PS3 Slim to follow

Sony are preparing to announce the latest version of their handheld gaming system at E3 in a few days time, claims a trusted source, but will wait until August or September to launch their slimline PS3.  According to the tipster - whom Ars Technica describe as having a 100-percent success rate for previous leaks - Sony's UMD-free PSP Go will take the headlines at E3, but the company wants to shift more existing PlayStation 3 stock before announcing the new model.

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iPhone next-gen parts listed by wholesaler

iPhone next-gen parts listed by wholesaler

A Chinese wholesaler has begun to offer parts supposedly for the third-generation Apple iPhone, including a replacement bezel and a replacement LCD display.  Close examination of the bezel - which you can see in the gallery after the cut - suggests that the next-gen iPhone's speaker has been pushed further up the fascia of the handset, perhaps making room for a front-facing camera.

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Plantronics .Audio 995 wireless headset

Plantronics .Audio 995 wireless headset

Plantronics have announced their latest wireless headset, the Plantronics .Audio 995.  Rather than use a standardized wireless technology such as Bluetooth, Plantronics have plumped for their own 2.4GHz system which requires a USB dongle.

The range is similar to that offered by Bluetooth, at around 40 feet, and the Plantronics system also includes control of volume, play and track skips in iTunes and Windows Media Player from buttons on the headset itself.  The microphone features noise-canceling technology and automatically mutes when raised into the upright position.

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Rubin confirms 18-20 Android phones on sale by end of year

Rubin confirms 18-20 Android phones on sale by end of year

Google expect eighteen to twenty phones running their Android platform to be on the market by the end of 2009, according to mobile platforms senior director Andy Rubin.  Of that number - the handiwork of eight or nine manufacturers - five or six will deliver what Rubin called The Google Experience, one of three levels of Android deployment.

Breakdown of the three levels after the cut

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