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Apple iPhone HD Prototype’s Sealed Affidavit Now Available to the Public

Apple iPhone HD Prototype’s Sealed Affidavit Now Available to the Public

Possibly the largest story to break this year, or many years before this in fact, has snowballed into what many would consider a ridiculous scenario that's unnecessary, for both sides of the fight. While many of the details regarding the iPhone HD prototype's existence outside a particular site's hands have been hidden by red tape, most of that has now been cleared up, thanks to a push from other sites like Wired and CNET. Through their pressure, judge Clifford Cretan has issued a ruling Friday that made the affidavit and search warrant of Gizmodo Editor Jason Chen's home available to the public. Below, you'll find some of the details of what those documents revealed.

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WePad tablet gets second (working) video demo

WePad tablet gets second (working) video demo

After the first - surprisingly promising - hands-on report about the WePad, there's now a second video of the 11.6-inch tablet in action.  Just as the last video had a little oddness to it (in that the WePad looked to be occasionally doing things of its own accord, because it was actually running a UI demo video rather than being locally controlled), this time around the tablet's touchscreen isn't working and so navigation is via a plugged-in USB mouse.

Video demo after the cut

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Fujitsu demo color ereader prototype; launch in 2010

Fujitsu demo color ereader prototype; launch in 2010

After Fujitsu began their color e-newspaper trials in Japan a year ago we've been waiting for the technology to show up in a consumer device; it now looks like that could be fast approaching.  Fujitsu Japan have been demonstrating a new prototype ereader using a color e-ink panel and with an ultra-slim chassis, that they apparently expect to reach the market sometime this year.

Hardware details for the device are unknown, and Fujitsu themselves don't seem to be saying much about its capabilities.  For their e-newspaper trial the company were looking at wireless delivery of content, and the "Link" indicator on the prototype's front panel suggests it might have its own form of wireless too.

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ICD Gemini prototype gets hands-on: buggy but promising, coming Summer 2010

ICD Gemini prototype gets hands-on: buggy but promising, coming Summer 2010

The ICD Gemini certainly wows when it comes to hardware specifications, but anybody can write a glowing spec-sheet and throw together some renders; happily, ICD aren't all talk and no trousers.  Stuff have grabbed some hands-on time with a Gemini prototype and even have an estimated UK release date to go with it: August 2010, apparently, with carrier support bringing prices to roughly iPad parity.

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