Archive for Mar 29, 2010

DaVinci Audio Labs UniSon MK II turntable: heavy build, heavy price

DaVinci Audio Labs UniSon MK II turntable: heavy build, heavy price

Still listening to vinyl?  Got some spare cash lying around, or a credit card you don't mind maxing out?  Have some suitably reinforced shelves?  Then head on over to DaVinci Audio Labs, whose new UniSon MK II turntable promises to scythe out noise or vibration from your audio pleasure, separating the motor and its control unit from the platter, and coming in at a massive 160lbs.

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Nokia N8 confirmed in N8-00 XML file

Nokia N8 confirmed in N8-00 XML file

Follow this link and you'll get to lots and lots of text, but before you close the tab and move on to shinier, prettier things, check out exactly what that text is seemingly referring to.  The document, hosted on Nokia's site, is apparently an XML file for the Nokia N8, the high-end smartphone tipped to arrive sometime this year.  According to the document - which refers to the N8 by its presumed prototype name, the N8-00, the handset will have an nHD display and run Symbian^3.

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iPhone 4th-Gen LCD/digitizer leaks on video?

iPhone 4th-Gen LCD/digitizer leaks on video?

There's something about supposedly-leaked iPhone HD components that make us instantly suspicious, so forgive us if we seem unnaturally sceptical of this purported fourth-generation iPhone display.  Spotted on a video from SmartPhoneMedia, who claim to have received the component from a "very reliable source", the display is slightly longer than the current iPhone 3GS panel but also narrower.

Video after the cut

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HTC Desire Review

HTC Desire Review

The HTC Desire is the company's second-strike in what they hope will be a one-two sucker punch for the Android competition. Following on from the excellent HTC Legend, the Desire borrows plenty from Google's Nexus One but packages it with HTC Sense for arguably better out-of-the-box usability. It makes for a tricky argument, however; HTC manufacture both smartphones, and have been accused by some of purposefully building the Desire to a price by snipping away at the spec sheet. We've got two questions, then: is the HTC Desire any good, and does it hold its own against the Google Nexus One? To find out, check the full SlashGear review after the cut.

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Apple detail iPad launch: 9am April 3rd & in Best Buy too

Apple detail iPad launch: 9am April 3rd & in Best Buy too

The iPad preorders are already shipping out, and now Apple has clarified exactly what you can expect if you'd rather pick up the tablet in-store after playing with it a little first.  All of Apple's US stores will apparently have stock of the iPad for walk-in customers, and will open at 9am on Saturday April 3rd.  Meanwhile Apple has also confirmed that "most" Best Buy stores will carry the iPad too.

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Sony Ericsson XPERIA X10 will never have multitouch

Sony Ericsson XPERIA X10 will never have multitouch

I mentioned earlier this morning that the Sony Ericsson X10 is up for pre-order on the Vodafone network in the UK. We have also posted our own review of the X10 here at SlashGear. Sony Ericsson is running a consumer research program centered on the handset, and one of the first questions they've had to field is exactly what happened to multitouch support.  The answer doesn't bode well, either; apparently the X10 lacks support both at the software and hardware level.

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