Archive for Sep 25, 2009

Cricket PayGo phones and plans coming to Best Buy Mobile

Cricket PayGo phones and plans coming to Best Buy Mobile

Cricket Communications has been launching and announcing many new devices over the last few months that work with its pay as you go mobile service and mobile broadband offerings. The big thing that I keep wondering about each time I see new products from the company is where you buy them locally.

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Cellfire and JCPenny team up for digital mobile coupons

Cellfire and JCPenny team up for digital mobile coupons

Mobile coupons haven’t really caught on in a big way so far in America. The problem is that there has not really been a major retailer who embraced digital coupons and gave shoppers a reason to try them.

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Honda unveils weird U3-X personal mobility device

Honda unveils weird U3-X personal mobility device

There are a few companies out there that have spent big money researching and developing high tech personal mobility devices for geeks who don’t want to move under their own power. The most notable of the high tech mobility devices is probably the Segway your local Paul Blart rides around.

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iTech i.VoicePRO 901 Bluetooth headset launches

iTech i.VoicePRO 901 Bluetooth headset launches

Bluetooth headsets tend to all be very similar with many of the same features and the only thing that sets many of them apart from each other is their price and the design. A new Bluetooth headset from iTech has launched called the i.VoicePRO 901 with some nice features at a good price.

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ASUS Eee Top ET2002T and ET2203T getting October 22nd release

ASUS’s Eee Top ET2002T and ET2203T all-in-one nettops may have been confirmed for the US since August, but it’s taken the company a little while longer to discuss plants for them in the UK.  Now seems as good a time as any to revisit what you get from either a 20- or 21.6-inch nettop, based on Intel’s Atom dual-core 330 in the case of the smaller machine, or a choice of Intel Core 2 Duo chips in the larger.

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Alesis DM6 digital drum kit for Rock Band upgraders

Alesis DM6 digital drum kit for Rock Band upgraders

Lured into a frenzy of drumming thanks to Rock Band and its bashable peripherals?  Ready to trade up to a real instrument?  Alesis may have the answer for those who'd like a little more freedom with their drum kit but who still have family or housemates not keen to be kept up all night, in the shape of the Alesis DM6 Kit.

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Phoenix demo ultra-speedy Windows 7 boot [Video]

Phoenix demo ultra-speedy Windows 7 boot [Video]

IDF isn't just an opportunity for Intel to show off their advancements: it's also a chance for their partners to flaunt what they've been working on.  In Phoenix's case, they've delivered something most Windows users would like to see, in the shape of vastly optimized boot-up procedures for Windows 7.

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Samsung Corby PRO B5310 and TXT B3210 launch with Italian paint fight [Video]

Samsung Corby PRO B5310 and TXT B3210 launch with Italian paint fight [Video]

Don't let the sober looks fool you; Samsung intends mischief with their new Corby PRO B5310 and its non-sliding (but still QWERTY-toting) Corby TXT B3210 sibling.  The company bizarrely decided that the best way to promote the two social-network focussed devices was to give four of them to well-connected Italians and then stage a massive paint fight.  No, we don't quite understand it either, but you can see the video after the cut.

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Wacom Bamboo Pen & Touch reviewed: decent entry-level tablet

Wacom may have only made their new Bamboo tablet range official yesterday, but eagle-eyed early adopters have been picking them up in stores for over a week now.  BestTabletReview have been putting the Bamboo Pen & Touch Fun – which has both an active digitizer stylus for precise control and artwork, and a multitouch layer for recognizing finger-touch and gestures – through its paces, compared to Wacom’s well-considered Graphite tablet.

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Intel Moorestown Moblin v2.1 MID gets hands-on demo [Video]

Intel Moorestown Moblin v2.1 MID gets hands-on demo [Video]

Intel have rolled out plenty of mockups, conceptual art, non-functional prototypes and fancy slides over the past few months to show us what Moblin running on a Moorsetown-based MID might look like, but we've had to wait until IDF this past week to get a decent sighting of the platform in action.  MID Moves sat down with an Inventec prototype running Moblin 2.1; you can see their hands-on video after the cut.

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eviGroup Wallet Android specs revealed: promising MID

eviGroup Wallet Android specs revealed: promising MID

Having shown us a video of the touchscreen Wallet MID in action on Wednesday, eviGroup are now back with the full spec-list for their 5-inch Android tablet.  The French handheld is based on a Samsung ARM 533MHz or 667MHz CPU, with 128MB or 256MB of RAM and an 800 x 480 display; it will run Android OS 1.5 (with a subsequent update to 1.6) and have WiFi b/g, GPS and integrated 3G.

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Verizon Palm Pre plans scrapped?

Since the Palm Pre was revealed to be – in its first incarnation – a CDMA handset, Verizon subscribers have wondered when (or even if) it might arrive on their network of choice.  Despite leaks back in August suggesting that the handset was lining up to appear as soon as Sprint’s exclusivity agreement expired, the latest talk is that Verizon have decided not to support the Pre.  While Palm and the carrier themselves have refused to comment, sources close to the negotiations suggest that Verizon’s focus on RIM and Motorola’s upcoming Android handset for the network have left them with little room for the Pre and webOS.

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