Microsoft have announced two gaming bundles for the upcoming holiday season, one including their Xbox 360 and the other intended for those who already own the console. The Xbox 360 Elite Holiday Bundle pairs the console with two games, LEGO Batman and Pure, and is priced at $299.
Salt at the ready - and you'll need a pretty big handful this time around - because according to the Boy Genius Reports' tipster you're looking at a "product mockup that may coincide with the launch of a revised Apple TV". If you reckon it looks like a touchscreen remote control then you're not alone.
The device - about which little is known - does show a Safari option, which has led to suggestions that it could be a WiFi tablet in its own right. Alternatively, if it really is a true companion device to the refreshed Apple TV, it could be a trigger to loading Safari on the mediaplayer, with the remote then working as a touchscreen keyboard and mouse pad to control browsing on your HDTV.
Android developers with one of HTC's distinctive Dream-based Dev Phone devices should head over to the company's support site, where they can find Android 1.6 ready and waiting to be installed. The new build of Google's open-source OS adds support for non-HVGA screen sizes and a new text-to-speech engine, among other things.
It's only taken them a couple of years, but Garmin have finally announced a release of the nuvifone G60 in the US. As of October 4th the touchscreen GPS-centric handset will arrive on AT&T, priced at $299 following a $100 mail-in rebate and assuming you're willing to sign two years of your cellular life away to the carrier.
A second video and more details on Microsoft's Courier notebook-tablet project have arrived, again courtesy of Gizmodo's sources, and in spite of the shift toward finger-entry of text seen in smartphones over recent years, it looks as though Microsoft are pushing forward with pen-input. At Courier's heart is the "infinite journal", an ongoing - and thankfully searchable - document that can be used to collect together snippets of text, diagrams, webpages and more, and that integrates with a PIM and contacts system.
We've been keeping an eye on the ODROID Android-based portable entertainment device over the past few months, and today our source at the company let us know that the developer version is going up for pre-order from today. Priced at the equivalent of around $320, and with deliveries expected to begin from November 5th, the ODROID developer edition has the same 833MHz Samsung S5PC100 processor as in the iPhone 3GS, 512MB of RAM and a 3.5-inch capacitive touchscreen.
With Windows 7 fast approaching and Android development growing, we've seen more compact touchscreen MIDs and tablets arriving on the scene every week. Still, it's pretty unusual to see Windows Mobile running on anything larger than 5-inches, so we're mildly surprised to see C-motech's Mangrove 7-inch tablet, running Windows Mobile 6.5 on a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon CPU.
Sharp Japan have outed four new LX-series HDTVs, each boasting massive 2,000,000:1 contrast ratios. The range starts from the 40-inch LC-40LX1 and tops out at the 60-inch LC-60LX1, with 46- and 52-inch models in-between; each offers Full HD 1920p resolution, "industry's lowest" power consumption, and a six-speaker integrated sound system with dual sub-woofers on all but the smallest.
Images of Verizon's first handset to support VCast Mobile TV - provided by Qualcomm's MediaFLO network - have leaked. The HTC Imagio XV6975 is a touchscreen Windows Mobile 6.5 device, with a 3.6-inch WVGA touchscreen, 5-megapixel autofocus camera and a 3.5mm headphone socket.
Thermaltake's Level 10 PC case is half monolith to computing excess and half work of art, and we've been hoping the company would greenlight a production run since we first spotted it. Happily that's now happening, and if you'd like to see what $700 of chassis looks like then MaximumPC have the unboxing for you.