SlashGear Weekly Roundup Video - June 26, 2011

New hope for the Nokia and Microsoft partnership came this week with the unveiling of the N9 MeeGo handset and the Windows Phone Mango version of it dubbed the "Sea Ray." The N950 sports a similar styling but will have a larger screen, slide-out QWERTY keyboard, and be deemed a developer-only device. All in all, a positive week in developments for Nokia, but not so much for RIM. The BlackBerry maker began layoffs this week and further cut back sales estimates of the PlayBook tablet.

Various budget-friendly Android tablets are on their way, including the Vizio 8-inch tablet, Acer Iconia Tab A100, Archos G9 series 8-inch and 10-inch tablets, and the Huawei MediaPad. Various smartphones are either on their way or have just launched, including the Motorola TRIUMPH, Droid 3, and Droid Bionic. There's also the AT&T LG Thrill 4G and the T-Mobile myTouch 4G Slide. Some Apple news rounds out this week's review. The full video and list of pertinent links can be found below.

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Nokia:

Nokia N9 official: 3.9-inch MeeGo smartphone

Nokia N9 hands-on [Video]

Nokia N9 on sale "within a month"?

Nokia N9 Android app support promised with Alien Dalvik

N9 camera fastest around boasts Nokia; NFC image transfers supported

Nokia N9 Sweden Release September 23rd, Gorilla Ice Cream in Tow

Nokia Windows Phone gets demo: N9-a-like shows Microsoft love [Video]

Nokia unveils new accessories for its smartphones

Nokia N9 and NFC Nokia Play 360 speaker hands-on [Video]

Nokia N950 confirmed for MeeGo devs: 4-inch QWERTY slider

Nokia N950 arriving with MeeGo developers now

Nokia N950 gets video tease

Nokia N950 teardown revealed

RIM:

RIM Forcing Half-Baked BlackBerrys On To Carriers?

Seesmic App Drops BlackBerry Support, Other Apps To Follow?

RIM Starts Layoffs After Dismal BlackBerry News

RIM slashes PlayBook sales goals for Q2 2011

Upcoming budget-friendly Android tablets:

Vizio 8-Inch Android Tablet Demoed In Hands-On

Acer Iconia Tab A100 Hits Walmart For $349

Archos G9 Android 3.1 Tablets Get Dual-Core Fast, 250GB Storage, 3G Ready, And Low Price

Huawei MediaPad brings Android 3.2 on 7-inch 1.2GHz dual-core

Android 3.2 Honeycomb update in "next few weeks"; Huawei MediaPad tipped for August

Smartphones:

Motorola TRIUMPH Pre-Orders Start Today At Best Buy For $299

Motorola Droid 3 To Arrive At Best Buy July 13?

Motorola Droid Bionic Still On Schedule

LG Thrill 4G For AT&T Officially Unveiled

T-Mobile myTouch 4G Slide caught in wild ahead of July 6 release

Apple:

Apple Final Cut Pro X released

Apple Final Cut Pro X To Get Updates Every Six Months

Samsung denied early iPad 3/iPhone 5 access but Apple sales injunction hopes fade

Apple files patent infringement suit against Samsung in South Korea

Apple granted iPhone multitouch patent: Lawyers prepare for action

iOS 5 Beta 2 Now Available To Developers

Mac OS X v 10.6.8 update now available

New AirPort Extreme and Time Capsule details emerge, launch imminent

Apple Time Capsule gets 3TB storage boost [Ouch: $499!]

Apple AirPort Extreme gets tiny blip of an update

Mac Pro and Mac Mini August refresh tipped: Sandy Bridge, Thunderbolt and Lion

iPhone 5 to be an August game-changer?

Hands-on/Reviews:

LaCie Little Big Disk with Thunderbolt hands-on [Video]

HTC EVO View 4G Review

Windows Phone 7.1 Mango Technical Preview