Archive for May, 2011

Samsung Galaxy S II I9101 surfaces, is this the NFC Galaxy S II?

Samsung Galaxy S II I9101 surfaces, is this the NFC Galaxy S II?

We already know all there is to know about the currently available version of the Samsung Galaxy S II smartphone. We really like the device and we reviewed the S II back in April here on SlashGear. Some pics of a Galaxy S II smartphone with a new model number have now surfaced online leading us to wonder exactly what is different about the Galaxy S II I9101 in the photos here. Other than the model number of the phone, we know little about this new version.

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BlackBerry Torch 2 turns up on video

BlackBerry Torch 2 turns up on video

If you are a BlackBerry fan and liked the original Torch but wished that the smartphone had better specs the new Torch 2 might be the perfect device for you. The smartphone isn't released just yet, but the device has landed on video and we know the details on the hardware to get you excited and looking forward to an upgrade. The smartphone video walkthrough comes via TechnoBuffalo and the Torch 2 in the video is a pre-production device so some of the specs I am going to list could change ahead of the official launch.

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LG P220 notebook has super thin LCD bezel and boxy Mac style

LG P220 notebook has super thin LCD bezel and boxy Mac style

Generally, with any tech show we see a lot of new products that are talked up to the point where we are tired of hearing about them from some manufacturers at the show. Then we get other products that have interesting features that are never mentioned and you only find if you happen to wander around the company's booth and see the gear sitting there on display. That seems to be the case with LG and this P220 notebook that has turned up at Computex 2011.

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ASUS PadFone hands-on roundup [Video]

ASUS PadFone hands-on roundup [Video]

ASUS' PadFone is currently splitting opinion at Computex 2011, and not just because the company has bizarrely chosen to brand the décolletage of its demo model. As well as a couple of ASUS-made demos, we're seeing a number of hands-on first impressions of the hybrid phone/tablet prototype, and we've gathered them all up for you after the cut.

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Asus UX series notebooks shown off at Computex

Asus UX series notebooks shown off at Computex

Asus always has a big presence at Computex and this year is no exception. One of the new items that Asus is showing off at Computex this year is the new UX series ultraportable notebook. The line was developed in close cooperation with Intel and the big feature of the line is the thin profile. Asus says that the cool design of the machines draws inspiration from luxury timepieces. The UX series uses an aluminum alloy shell with a unique spun finish on the polished surfaces.

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ASUS PadFone runs IE8? [Video gaffe]

ASUS PadFone runs IE8? [Video gaffe]

ASUS is mighty proud of its PadFone, but it seems in its hurry to get the prototype ready for Computex 2011 this week, some of the more unusual features have gone unmentioned: namely, the fact that Internet Explorer 8 apparently runs on the tablet. In what we're guessing is a mockup accident, the new ASUS "Behind the Scenes" video showing the PadFone's design journey shows Microsoft's IE8 getting some surfing playtime, where we'd normally expect to see the regular Android Honeycomb browser.

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MSI announces new full HD LED Super Color screens and more for AIOs at Computex

MSI announces new full HD LED Super Color screens and more for AIOs at Computex

MSI has been offering AIO computers for a long time now and the company has announced at Computex that it is giving some of its popular models new screens that users will enjoy. The three machines getting the new screens include the AE2211G, the AE2211, and the AP2011. The machines are also all getting MSI's new cloud applications Smart Media Link and Smart Sync. MSI is also showing off a new Wind Touch 4 UI that will be used on the AE2410, AS2070, and AE2230 AIO computers.

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Gigabyte unveils new Booktop M2432 notebook at Computex

Gigabyte unveils new Booktop M2432 notebook at Computex

Computex 2011 is here and that means hoards of new tech gear will be debuting today and over the week. Gigabyte has a new notebook right out of the gate called the Booktop M2432 that it is debuting. The machine has a nicely sized 14-inch screen and it is the follow-up to the Booktop M1405. Gigabyte claims that the machine has a desktop grade graphics card built into the included docking station and the machine uses an Intel Core i5 processor.

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