Archive for August, 2009

Archos Android MIDs A5S and A5H revealed in FCC filing

Archos Android MIDs A5S and A5H revealed in FCC filing

Archos' upcoming Android MID has been prematurely outed by the FCC, ahead of its expected launch on September 15th.  The Archos A5S (model 7501) Internet Media Tablet - a second, sibling device, the A5H (model 7502) was also mentioned in the user guide - bears a strong resemblance to the company's existing Archos 5, has a 5-inch (or possibly 4.8-inch) touchscreen display and includes WiFi b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR and an FM transmitter/receiver.

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Sony PSP-4000 rumors re-examined after tipster proves mettle

Sony PSP-4000 rumors re-examined after tipster proves mettle

With the veracity of his information seemingly corroborated by accurately tipping the Sony PS3 Slim back in June now that the skinny console has been made official, tipster Super_Secret's next prediction - regarding Sony's portable gaming line - is now under the microscope.  In June the anonymous source suggested that rather than phasing out UMD-based PSP models, Sony were instead preparing to replace the current PSP-3000 with a new PSP-4000.

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AT&T Pro2, Warhawk, LG Monaco and Verizon Omnia 2 detailed in Sprint leak

AT&T Pro2, Warhawk, LG Monaco and Verizon Omnia 2 detailed in Sprint leak

A leaked Sprint spec sheet has delivered the details of a number of so-far unreleased Windows Mobile devices, including the AT&T HTC Touch Pro2, the LG Monaco, HTC Warhawk and Samsung Omnia 2.  While the existence of the four devices was already known, the Sprint document does go into more detail about specifics than earlier information; for instance, that the LG Monaco is now expected to land with Windows Mobile 6.x (likely 6.5) rather than the previously tipped Windows Mobile 7.

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Augmented Reality app for iPhone 3GS makes it to App Store [Video]

Augmented Reality app for iPhone 3GS makes it to App Store [Video]

With augmented reality (AR) taking off as smartphone hardware ramps up to support the sort of real-time processing they demand, it's about time the first such app for the iPhone made it through to Apple's App Store.  Seemingly meeting the Cupertino approval council's grade where others have reportedly failed, Metro Paris Subway is the handiwork of a French team of developers and overlays information about Paris businesses over a live view of the surroundings as seen by the iPhone's camera.

Video demo after the cut

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MSI Wind U150 touchscreen Windows 7 netbook confirmed, plus AMD Yukon U210

MSI Wind U150 touchscreen Windows 7 netbook confirmed, plus AMD Yukon U210

MSI have confirmed previous leaks that they are developing a convertible touchscreen netbook that will run Windows 7 on Intel's upcoming Pine Trail chipset.  The MSI Wind U150 will take on ASUS' Eee PC T91; however there's some confusion as to when it might arrive.  MSI have tipped Pine Trail's official debut as taking place at CES 2010, while Intel maintain that the new Atom processors are on course for a late-2009 release.

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Sony Blu-ray recorders pack up to 2TB HDD

Sony Blu-ray recorders pack up to 2TB HDD

Sony Japan have unveiled their latest range of Blu-ray recorders, and since there's no such thing as too much storage they've also thrown hard-drives inside the five new models too.  Capacity of the BDZ-series ranges from 320GB all the way up to a whopping 2TB in the flagship BDZ-EX200, which is apparently good for up to 253 hours of high-definition TV.

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