Archive for Oct 24, 2007

Win a Sidekick LX

So the guys over at the Sidekick wiki, your source for all things sidekick, are giving away a couple of Sidekick LX’s. As I am sure some of you know, the new Sidekick LX is dropping today, the 24th, on T-Mobile’s network.

Now T-Mobile his having a bunch of little shin-digs, parties, or other gala events throughout the country, but the Sidekick wiki is just giving two of ‘em away. So, what do you have to do to enter to win one of these amazing devices? Sign up, upload a pic or avatar to your profile on their site, and post a comment answering a simple question, I’ll leave it to you to check out what that is. Read on for device specs though.


SlashGear Exclusive: Live video of Verizon’s Voyager smartphone

Out of all of Verizon’s holiday lineup, the most anticipated (and the most hyped) has been the Voyager. A clamshell with full touchscreen on the outside and QWERTY keypad for fulsome messaging on the inside, it’s been granted the usual title of “iPhone Killer” and Verizon’s Chief Marketing Officer Mike Lanman pushed out all his chips by saying “we think it’ll be the best phone … it will kill the iPhone“. SlashGear’s Vincent Nguyen cajoled some hands-on time with the Voyager at CTIA – including some exclusive video of it in action – and gave some preliminary feedback; we’ll be bringing you a full review later on when we’ve had time to really get to know the handset’s quirks.

Check out the hands-on video with the Verizon Voyager after the cut…


SlashGear Exclusive: Hands-on with Verizon’s Venus split-screen music phone

Dual-screens on a cellphone are nothing new: clamshells have had them for years, giving Caller ID and status on the outside, while Samsung even experimented with candybars that had a screen on each side.  Verizon’s musicphone for this season, however, the Venus by LG, manages to eke a further new trick out of the dual-screen concept: itself a slider, it has both screens one on top of the other on the same side, the top a standard display while the lower panel is a touchscreen.  SlashGear’s Vincent Nguyen grabbed some hands-on time with the Voyager Venus at CTIA – including some exclusive video of the Venus in action – to see if using the cellphone lives up to the concept.  Remember, this is just a first-look; we’ll be bringing you the full SlashGear review of the Venus very soon!


Check out the video of the Verizon Venus after the cut… 


VYE S37 – too big to be a true UMPC?

What do you call a grown-up UMPC?  That’s the question over at jkOnTheRun, where a dishevelled Kevin Tofel has taken delivery of a VYE S37 from import specialist Dynamism.  Based on a platform by Kohjinsha – who have featured regularly on SlashGear’s pages for their ultra-compact convertible Tablet PCs – the S37 is nonetheless its own beast, with upgraded specifications pushing the device into the ambiguous mid-ground between pure UMPC and ultra-portable laptop.


Some new iMac screens reported to have condensation behind the glass

While I’m not fond of the black outline around the screens of the new iMacs, it certainly wouldn’t be enough to sway me from getting one. However, issues with the screen itself might be enough to make me think twice before making a purchase.


1 in 6 iPhones purchased with the intent to unlock

If you’ve purchased and iPhone I have to ask, did you do so with the intention of unlocking it? There’s a pretty decent chance that you did just that. According to Apple, roughly 1 out of every 6 iPhones was purchased with the sole purpose of unlocking it.


Rock Band’s World Tour mode won’t have online play

We’re just a month away from the release of the new rhythm title from Harmonix: Rock Band. I’ve already had the pleasure of playing the game, and I can tell you, it’s going to be legendary.

One of the coolest gameplay modes is the World Tour. This takes you and your fellow bandmates across the world rocking out larger and larger venues and gathering hordes of screaming fans. Unfortunately, there is one drawback to World Tour mode. You’ll only be able to rock out with the people in the same room, there won’t be any online play in this mode.


Transformers outsells all other HD titles

Transformers was easily one of the biggest blockbusters of the summer. It did incredibly well at the box office, so it’s no surprise that DVD sales have done great as well. What is a bit surprising is that it is now the best-selling HD DVD title to date.


Sony begs third-party developers to continue working on PS3 titles

There’s no denying the fact that the PlayStation 3 has power. What it doesn’t have are a ton of good titles and high sales figures. The latter is no doubt tied to the former, but unless the sales start to pick up, Sony may have trouble finding developers that want to produce good titles.


Segway PT i2 Ferrari Limited Edition – $12k for a fancy paint job

When you think about a Segway, I’m sure that the term “speed demon” doesn’t exactly come to mind. Ferrari, now that’s a name that is synonymous with speed. Oddly enough, these two companies have teamed up to produce the Segway PT i2 Ferrari Limited Edition.


Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock Weekend – Meet your maker

Are you going to be rocking out to Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock when it comes out? You know that I will. If you’re looking for a good time and the chance to win some awesome prizes, Red Octane and Microsoft are putting together an entire weekend’s worth of online rocking just for you.


Rumor – BioWare is working on a Star Wars MMO set in the KotOR era

I’m something of a WoW addict these days, but my first MMO was Star Wars Galaxies. I played back when the game didn’t suck. Of course SOE decided to take the game in a new direction, and completely destroyed the game as we knew it. Sure, it’s not bad now, but it’s a completely different game, and I have no desire to reactivate my account. However, there is hope for a good Star Wars MMO in the future.

Rumors peg BioWare as working on a new MMO set in the Star Wars universe in the same time period as the Knights of the Old Republic games. If there’s one thing that can steal me away from WoW, it’s a new Star Wars MMO.