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SlashGear Week in Review – Week 21 2009

SlashGear Week in Review – Week 21 2009

The SlashGear team have been surprisingly mobile this week, with part one of our Lincoln MKS road-test, and toting Sprint's version of the MiFi 2200 portable EVDO hotspot around.  We still found enough time to get frantically excited about the Palm Pre, though, which we now know will launch on June 6th for $199.99. 

That excitement is tempered with the ongoing rumors that stocks may be severely curtailed on launch day.  Not only have Best Buy and RadioShack insiders been talking of minimal handset numbers come June 6th, Sprint's own CEO is warning that the Pre will likely be in short supply for the first couple of months.  The concern is that all of Palm's momentum since CES back in January could fizzle out, as Apple are expected to announce a third-generation iPhone two days after the Pre's launch.

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mintpad 2.86″ Internet Tablet coming to US [Video]

mintpad 2.86″ Internet Tablet coming to US [Video]

Korean firm mintpass are planning to bring their super-compact mintpad touchscreen device to the US.  The 90g palm-sized mintpad has a 2.86-inch display, handwriting recognition, WiFi b/g and a 1.3-megapixel camera, and according to the company is currently being Anglicized for foreign markets.  The mintpad went on sale in Korea back in November 2008, priced at just 199,000 KRW ($143).

mintpad video demo after the cut

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Mintpass mintpad 2.8-inch touchscreen WiFi web tablet

Mintpass mintpad 2.8-inch touchscreen WiFi web tablet

It might look like a basic PMP, but actually this is something far cooler: the Mintpass mintpad MP100 is a 3.2oz, palm-sized web tablet, with a 2.86-inch QVGA touchscreen, WiFi b/g, integrated 1.3-megapixel webcam and 4GB of internal storage.  All that in something measuring 3.08 x 2.51 x 0.60 inches.  Best of all, this is no crazy prototype: it's actually available in Korea.

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