Here we are, it's late Thursday night, and you're staring at your computer screen, catching up on the latest news in the tech industry. We're glad that you've made it to us tonight, and welcome to the latest edition of the Daily Slash. Tonight, in the Best of R3 Media, we've got Google Goggles getting a nice upgrade, a nifty trick to make your iPad work overseas, and supposedly AT&T has worked something out with Apple. In the Dredge 'Net, we've got a MacBook Air knock-off, the future of Austrian phonebooths, and OLET could be better than OLED.
Tempted by the WePad after seeing the video demos of it earlier on today? Amazon Germany have leapt aboard the tablet bandwagon and have thrown up product pages for the 16GB and 32GB models, priced at the expected €449 ($598)and €569 ($757) respectively. Both use an Intel Atom N450 CPU with GMA 3150 graphics, an 11.6-inch touchscreen, WiFi and Bluetooth 2.1+EDR.
Feeling the urge to reach out and jab at your netbook? Samsung have released their latest model, the NB30 Touch, and as the name suggests it's a touchscreen variant of their existing NB30 netbook. The NB30-JT01IT Touch gets the same Intel Atom N450 1.66GHz processor as the standard model, but slaps on a matte 10.1-inch 1024 x 600 touchscreen.
There's a lot of hands-on going on today, isn't there? While Microsoft got their own keynote, looks like the Android-powered WePad wants to have its time in the limelight, too. Can't say that we don't blame it, or those who created it, considering all the talk this tablet is getting. We heard earlier about its official pricing, and now we've got it on video, doing stuff. And, that's always better than rendered pictures, right?
Remember the WePad? Another Android-based assault on the iPad, the touchscreen slate is getting its official launch today in Germany, including hardware specs [pdf link] and pricing. Kicking off at €449 ($611), the WePad has a 1.66GHz Intel Atom N450 processor paired with 16GB of flash storage, WiFi, Bluetooth 2.1 and a 1.3-megapixel camera; a €569 ($774) version will add in 3G and have 32GB of storage.
Fujitsu's MH330 has only just been made official, but while we're waiting for the sub-1-inch netbook to be launched in North America and Europe, it's already on shelves in not only Singapore but Taiwan. NetbookNews grabbed some hands-on time, and first impressions are very positive: the soft-touch rubberized keyboard gets singled out for praise, as does the fact that Fujitsu have made the whole thing spill-resistant, and there's plenty of component access courtesy of various panels on the underside.
Video demo after the cut
It's taken them long enough, but ASUS' Eee PC T101MT - the 10.1-inch multitouch convertible netbook - is finally on sale and shipping in the US. Available through Amazon, the T101MT has an Intel Atom N450 processor, 1GB of RAM and a 160GB hard-drive, but the most interesting aspect is the multitouch-capable 1024 x 600 resistive touchscreen.
Looks like T-Mobile USA is ready to jump into the netbook game. Wireless carriers have been promoting laptops and netbooks for awhile now, all of which have their 3G connectivity bundled within, but T-Mobile has been slow to join the fray. That's all changed with the official announcement today out of CTIA 2010, that the Dell Inspiron Mini 10 has been paired with the magenta's 3G network.