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Apple MacBook 3G prototype called back home

Apple MacBook 3G prototype called back home

When a geek happens across something early or really weird that was not meant to leave the inner workings of a company like Apple, they tend to throw it on eBay looking to make some loot off the deal. Such was the case when an eBay seller put a prototype MacBook Pro up on eBay earlier this month. The prototype was notable because it had a 3G antenna and a SIM card slot inside. That 3G connectivity is an option that many people have wanted for a long time on a MacBook.

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MacBook Pro 3G Revealed in eBay Listing

MacBook Pro 3G Revealed in eBay Listing

It's not often that a device of this disturbing a magnitude gets through a month or two being under wraps - much less several years. That appears to be the case though, as this eBay listing shows a MacBook Pro with not only a place inside the laptop to insert a SIM card, but a rather ugly slide-up antenna protruding from the side of the display half of the device as well. This device dates back to 2007, while Apple has yet to produce a laptop with any sort of mobile capabilities other than Wi-Fi connectivity - currently users must purchase mobile hotspots or flip the ON switch for their mobile hotspots on their iPhones.

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PayPal readying brick & mortar store till trial as Google launches credit card

PayPal readying brick & mortar store till trial as Google launches credit card

The competition in the electronic payments market continues to rage, with both Google and eBay looking beyond their current online and mobile payment options in an attempt to coerce more users and vendors to sign up. eBay's PayPal division, Forbes reports, is readying a trial of offline "point of sale" transaction support for brick and mortar retailers that will kick off later in 2011, while Google is setting up a credit card arm, Reuters reports, which will offer advertisers a way to buy ads now and pay for them later.

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eBay buys carrier-billing startup Zong for mobile shopping

eBay buys carrier-billing startup Zong for mobile shopping

Online auction giant eBay has bought mobile payments specialist Zong, spending $240m on the startup despite already having PayPal onboard. According to eBay, the interest in Zong is down to its existing connections with mobile operators, which allows users to charge items directly to their monthly bill.

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iPhone 4 prototype hits eBay; bidding hits $100k

iPhone 4 prototype hits eBay; bidding hits $100k

Got $100,001 to spare and a taste for Apple history? An iPhone 4 prototype has shown up on eBay, reportedly of similar ilk to the original leaked handset back in early 2010, and bidding has already skyrocketed to a somewhat unbelievable $100k.

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White iPhone 4 prototype hits eBay

White iPhone 4 prototype hits eBay

With the white iPhone 4 expected to go on sale later this week, now's obviously the time to throw any prototypes you might have access to up on eBay. That's just what seems to have happened here, with one hapless developer's white handset going up on the auction site, and promising plenty of trouble for the individual responsible for it.

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T-Mobile G2x smartphone sold on eBay ahead of launch

T-Mobile G2x smartphone sold on eBay ahead of launch

If you have major geek lust for the T-Mobile G2x smartphone that is set to launch on the 20th of this month, you missed your chance to be the only person you know with the handset ahead of the official launch. Someone got their geeky mitts on a fully functional G2x way early and naturally headed to eBay to make a buck off the thing.

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Google, Facebook & others argue French privacy rules

Google, Facebook & others argue French privacy rules

Poor Google; first the French tell them off for keeping data, and then they tell them off for not keeping data. The search giant is among over 20 sites - including Facebook, eBay and Dailymotion - complaining in France over what information on users they should be holding on to, including full names, addresses and passwords.

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eBay Sales of iPad 2 are Brisk Due to Limited Supply

eBay Sales of iPad 2 are Brisk Due to Limited Supply

Demand is still far ahead of supply for the iPad 2, which has proved to be quite a boon to eBay sellers. AppleInsider was able to get initial iPad 2 sales data from eBay, which shows what models are the most popular, and who is buying them. Most of of the units (65%) are being sold in the U.S., showing that even though the device has been out for a few weeks now, there is still a shortage.

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iPad 2 flipping rampant in online auctions, as high as $4000

iPad 2 flipping rampant in online auctions, as high as $4000

Apple's shortage of iPad 2 slates is a blessing for the enterprising folks that are now flipping their iPad 2s all over the internet. Listings on eBay run the gamut from double to quadruple the actual retail price. One gentleman listed his 64GB AT&T 3G iPad 2 on eBay for a whopping $4000!

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Fuji X100 scarcity drives crazy eBay pricing

Fuji X100 scarcity drives crazy eBay pricing

Fujifilm's deliciously retro-styled X100 digital camera is one of the specific products called out as delayed by the current Japanese crisis, and that's having a significant impact on what was already a high-demand model. eBay auctions for the X100 are reaching in excess of $2,200 with time still to run, more than twice the Fuji's list price.

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NOOKcolor Selling On Barnes & Noble’s eBay Store For $199 After Coupon

NOOKcolor Selling On Barnes & Noble’s eBay Store For $199 After Coupon

The NOOKcolor is already a pretty awesome little e-book reader and not to mention totally hackable--having been successfully rooted with Android 3.0 Honeycomb by some skilled XDA devs. But Barnes & Noble continues to work hard pushing the device, recently hosting in-store demo events offering free Starbucks coffee to test drive the device. And now they've begun selling the NOOKcolor discounted on eBay.

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