Archive for Sep 24, 2009

Qualcomm FLO TV PTV shows up in wild

Qualcomm FLO TV PTV shows up in wild

It's not the biggest photo, nor the clearest, but since it shows Qualcomm's FLO TV personal TV mediaplayer in the wild we'll make do.  Initially tipped back in August, the FLO TV PTV handheld is Qualcomm's attempt to push their terrestrial digital TV service which is streamed over a separate chunk of the spectrum in the US.

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ODROID Android prototype shows up again in PMP demo [Video]

ODROID Android prototype shows up again in PMP demo [Video]

Having wowed us with a high-definition playback demonstration earlier this month, Android gaming/PMP manufacturer HardKernel are back with another video demo of their ODROID handheld.  This time it's on-device media playback being demonstrated, using the free album-art based RockOn app, on a prototype unit.

Video demo after the cut

Archos 9 Internet Tablet dropping October 22nd

Archos 9 Internet Tablet dropping October 22nd

Archos have confirmed that their Archos 9 Internet Tablet will go on sale come October 22nd, with pricing starting from $499.  Speaking at the IDF 2009 conference this week, the company surprised many who had expected the 9-inch touchscreen slate to retail for several hundred dollars more than that.

iriver Story ebook reader presales start

iriver Story ebook reader presales start

iriver's Story ebook reader has gone up for preorder, priced at the equivalent of around $281.  Set to begin shipping on October 6th, the Story has a 6-inch E-Ink display, QWERTY keyboard and an SD card slot; iriver supply a 2GB card with the device, along with a case and two free ebook downloads.

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O2 to launch HTC HD2 (aka HTC Leo) on October 12th?

O2 to launch HTC HD2 (aka HTC Leo) on October 12th?

Pinch of salt time, but one of Engadget's "trusted tipsters with a proven past" has been in touch to say that the HTC Leo has been spotted on carrier O2's intranet site.  Listed as the HTC HD2 - as the branding has suggested in recent leaked photos - the Snapdragon-based smartphone is apparently tipped to arrive on October 12th.

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Dell launch Mini 10v Moblin Edition netbook for devs [Video]

Dell launch Mini 10v Moblin Edition netbook for devs [Video]

Dell have announced their first netbook running Intel's Moblin platform, and it's available for developers to buy now.  The Dell Inspiron Mini 10v Ubuntu Moblin Remix Edition is priced at $299 and comes with the usual Mini 10v specification - Atom N270 processor, 1GB of RAM, 160GB hard-drive - but uses Canonical's combination of the core Moblin Version 2.0 interface, libraries, and applications with the internals of Ubuntu Linux 9.04.

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NVIDIA Tegra Smartbooks running Google Chrome OS in pipeline

NVIDIA Tegra Smartbooks running Google Chrome OS in pipeline

An NVIDIA executive has confirmed that the company is working with Google to produce Tegra-based Smartbooks running Google Chrome OS.  Talking to jkOnTheRun's Kevin C. Tofel, NVIDIA's GM of mobile business Mike Rayfield revealed that the company expects to see Tegra-based smartphones using Windows Mobile and Android, while Smartbooks or netbooks would use Chrome OS or Windows CE.

Sony PS3 Motion Controller coming Spring 2010

Sony PS3 Motion Controller coming Spring 2010

Sony have come clean with some more details regarding its upcoming Motion Controller, while Joystiq managed to snap a shot of the movement-tracking peripheral at the company's Tokyo Game Show keynote.  According to Sony, the controller - which may well be renamed before launch next year - should meet the "stringent" demands of hardcore gamers, thanks to its combination of two motion sensors, three axes gyroscope and three axes accelerometer.

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1m PS3 Slim consoles sold; new 250GB version for Japan

1m PS3 Slim consoles sold; new 250GB version for Japan

Sony's PS3 Slim may have only been on sale for three weeks - the compact console arrived on September 1st - but they've already shifted one million units worldwide.  The PS3 Slim simultaneously hit shelves in North America, Europe, Asia and Japan for $299, €299 or 29,980 yen respectively, complete with a 120GB hard-drive and Full HD 1080p support.  To celebrate - or perhaps just as a nice coincidence - Sony Japan have announced a 250GB PS3 Slim bundle, with a "ceramic white" console and Final Fantasy XIII Lightning Edition.

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Jabra Stone Bluetooth headset revealed 26 days early

Jabra Stone Bluetooth headset revealed 26 days early

The great thing about teaser campaigns is that they give plenty of time for leaks to take place, and that's just what we've seen with Jabra's new Bluetooth headset, the Jabra Stone.  While the preview site says you won't get any more than a slinky silhouette for another 26 days, Gizmodo's tipsters would rather you saw the curiously-coiled headset ahead of time.

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Nintendo Wii price-drop to $199.99; New Super Mario Bros. Wii on Nov 15th

Nintendo Wii price-drop to $199.99; New Super Mario Bros. Wii on Nov 15th

Nintendo have confirmed that their Wii console will, as of September 27th, drop from its original price of $249.99 to $199.99.  The news was leaked earlier this week, in an email from Best Buy management to employees; what we didn't know then was that Nintendo would also be launching their first "true multiplayer" Mario game, New Super Mario Bros. Wii, on November 15th.

Viliv S10 10hr touchscreen netbook stars in hands-on video

Viliv S10 10hr touchscreen netbook stars in hands-on video

The Viliv S10 may be a size increase for the Korean company, but at 10-inches the convertible touchscreen netbook is still very much an ultraportable.  Steve from MID Moves had a chance to grab some hands-on time with the S10, suggesting that the netbook is better put together than Gigabyte's TouchNote; you can see his video after the cut.

Video demo after the cut