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Ocosmos OSC1 Oak Trail tablet detailed: due Q1 2011

Ocosmos OSC1 Oak Trail tablet detailed: due Q1 2011

Details on the Ocosmos OSC1 UMPC which Intel briefly flashed at IDF 2010 earlier this year have emerged, set to be one of the first Oak Trail devices assuming the company can find carriers willing to take it on. According to the spec sheet, the OSC1 will have either a 1.5GHz or 1.9GHz Oak Trail CPU running Windows 7, 400MHz GPU with HD decoding, WiFi b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, and a 5-inch capacitive touchscreen running at 1024 x 768.

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Verizon Samsung Zeal official: E Ink keys, dual-hinge and Exchange support

Verizon Samsung Zeal official: E Ink keys, dual-hinge and Exchange support

We spotted Verizon's new E Ink feature-phone, the Samsung Zeal, getting a premature preview earlier today, but the carrier has now come clean on the dual-hinge handset. Like the Alias 2 before it, the Samsung Zeal has a full QWERTY keyboard which uses E Ink keys; that allows the layout to change according to what app is running and which way around the handset is being held.

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Nokia E7 due from December 10 [Update]

Nokia E7 due from December 10 [Update]

Nokia has confirmed that the Nokia E7 will begin shipping on December 10, though the company's Twitter account says that not all countries will get the 4-inch Symbian^3 smartphone on that date. The E7 was announced back at Nokia World 2010 and tipped for a Q4 2010 launch; it has a full QWERTY keyboard and similar styling to the N8.

Update: Nokia has made a mistake, it seems, and now says the E7 is on track to ship in December 2010 rather than on December 10th.

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Softbank’s Sharp GALAPAGOS 003SH & 005SH get Capcom 3D gaming

Softbank’s Sharp GALAPAGOS 003SH & 005SH get Capcom 3D gaming

Sharp's GALAPAGOS range isn't just about big ereader tablets; the company has just unveiled two new Softbank Android smartphones, the GALAPAGOS 003SH and 005SH, which each offer glasses-free 3D on their 3.8-inch WVGA touchscreen displays.  The 003SH has a 9.6-megapixel camera, while the 005SH has an 8-megapixel camera but makes up for the shortfall with a slide-out four row QWERTY keyboard.

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