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Google Cr-48 gets Gobi 3G unlock for GSM support

Google Cr-48 gets Gobi 3G unlock for GSM support

One of the lucky minority with a Google Cr-48 Chrome OS notebook? Maybe you were one of SlashGear's lucky winners a few months back, or came up trumps in Google's invitation-only program. Either way, there's a new Google update out which apparently enables GSM functionality on the Cr-48's integrated modem. Hexxeh spotted the update to the Qualcomm Gobi modem, and quickly figured out some instructions as to how to get it all to work on AT&T.

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The Daily Slash: December 21 2010

The Daily Slash: December 21 2010

Behold! As Verizon confirms plans for a Motorola LTE device in 2011! Behold! As we're sent mysterious images of what might be the HTC Incredible HD, aka HTC Mecha, aka a 4G LTE device! Marvel! As Microsoft is tipped to be announcing ARM chip compatibility in a new version of Windows OS at the beginning of 2011. Marvel! As the iPad is praised at a surrogate for Jesus Christ. Rally! As voices from across the internet speak up for and against the FCC Net Neutrality Vote today. Rally! As Motorola sets a countdown until its brand new tablet is revealed at CES. Know the truth! With Chris as he columns about how Tegra 2 Isn’t Enough. Know the truth! By checking out the FULL LIST of WINNERS from our SlashGear / Android Community Google Cr-48 Giveaway - it might be you! And finally check out with great interest Vince's full Google Cr-48 Chrome OS notebook review!

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SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: December 21 2010

SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: December 21 2010

Behold as the UK attempts to block all your pornz while Google extends you free phone calls with Gmail Google Voice through 2011. See as Notion Ink sells out of Adam amidst video demos and big-time internet hype. Check out the FULL LIST of WINNERS from our SlashGear / Android Community Google Cr-48 Giveaway - it might be you! Finally, Vince busts out a full fledged Google Cr-48 Chrome OS notebook review. Believe it!

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SlashGear Google Cr-48 Giveaway WINNERS ANNOUNCED!

SlashGear Google Cr-48 Giveaway WINNERS ANNOUNCED!

SO everyone by now should all be aware of the totally amazing contest we've been running where we and Google are giving away a total of FIVE brand new Cr-48 Notebooks - you know the ones, running Google Chrome OS, not available anywhere else except by limited testing release by Google, those ones. Well check it out - we've got ALL of the winners on our hands! Take a peek below to see if it's you! If it isn't you, still get super pumped up because the Google Cr-48 Pilot Program is still active! Now get to clicking!

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SlashGear Google Cr-48 Giveaway REMINDER

SlashGear Google Cr-48 Giveaway REMINDER

Everyone in the USA! Remember that we're running an amazing contest where you will be able to win a Google Cr-48 notebook running none other than Google Chrome OS, a super combo only otherwise available in the middle of next year (or through Google's pilot program, of course, but you want one for your own!) We've got a total of five notebooks to give away, three here on SlashGear, two more over at Android Community. The first drawing will be TOMORROW, December 16 at midnight PST!

Get entering as fast as you can!

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SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: December 15 2010

SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: December 15 2010

Today take a trip down fibber lane with Chris Davies as he informs the world about The Convergence Con. Next check out the $200 Pioneer BDR-206MBK BDXL burner that'll let you make your own Blu-ray disks (at $100 a pop, even if you mess em up!) See a Facebook intern Facebook Maps the World via social networking relationships. And don't forget! Take a peek at both of our SlashGear AND our Android Community giveaways of the Google Cr-48 Laptop! Free! So freaking free! All this and more on none other than your friendly neighborhood SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up!

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SlashGear Google Cr-48 Giveaway

SlashGear Google Cr-48 Giveaway

Notebooks running Google Chrome OS aren't expected to hit the market until mid-2011, so until now the only way to get your hands on a Google laptop is to sign up to the search giant's pilot program and hope you get picked to try out one of the 12.1-inch ultraportables. Now, though, there's another way: Google has given us five Cr-48 notebooks to give away, three for SlashGear readers and two over at our sibling site Android Community.

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What is a Chrome OS notebook?

What is a Chrome OS notebook?

Last week Google put a reference design notebook called the Cr-48 into the hands of many press, and excited consumers. This new notebook runs Google’s Chrome OS operating system and, according to Google, represents a new type of computing experience, mainly one that takes place solely within the browser.

In my column last Friday I started a debate about the fate of netbooks as I predicted the death of the netbook category. I appreciate all who commented on that column for contributing to the discussion. I ended the column pointing out that if the definition of the netbook is no longer valid, then what are we to call the Chrome OS notebook?

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