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BlackBerry R47 aka Knight aka “Porsche Proceeding” Leaked Details in Full [Video]

BlackBerry R47 aka Knight aka “Porsche Proceeding” Leaked Details in Full [Video]

What we know about the BlackBerry device you're about to see is that it could be one of several things: a prototype for the 9900/9930, a "luxury" version right along those same lines, or a complete knockoff made by a third party to appear to be an alternate-reality 9900. There are both photos of the outsides of the device, a teardown, and a video in the post below. One of the more interesting (and appearing to be quite likely) options on the plate is that, due to the font, letting, and bold singularity in the word "PROCEEDING" above BlackBerry on the phone, this phone may well have been designed and executed by auto group Porsche - high-cost sharp edges ahoy!

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SFPD begins investigation on missing iPhone 5 case

SFPD begins investigation on missing iPhone 5 case

The San Francisco Police Department (SFPD) are now launching an internal investigation into how its police officers came to assisting Apple in the hunt for a missing iPhone 5 prototype without filing a police report. It's believed that four officers accompanying two Apple security guards, entered a home in San Francisco's Bernal Heights neighborhood to search for the device.

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Rapid prototype shoe for women is perfect for squares

Rapid prototype shoe for women is perfect for squares

I bet there are a bunch of geeky gals out there that read SlashGear; this one is just for you. Objet Ltd is showing off a new item that it has made using 3D printing for rapid prototyping. The new product is high-heeled shoe that is made with interchangeable parts that can be replaced when needed. The shoe is very square and seems ugly to me. I don’t see my wife wearing these.

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iPhone prototype theft suspects plead not guilty

iPhone prototype theft suspects plead not guilty

The two suspects involved in the high-profile incident of the stolen iPhone prototype last year have plead not guilty today. Now, don't confuse this with the similar incident we mentioned yesterday that involved what could be an iPhone 5 prototype left at a bar. That prototype has neither been found nor has the story been officially confirmed.

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Apple loses another iPhone prototype at a bar

Apple loses another iPhone prototype at a bar

Despite the high-profile incident last year with an Apple employee losing an iPhone 4 prototype at a bar, it seems the same blunder has happened again for the iPhone 5. But this time, the lost prototype, gone missing since late July, managed to stay under the radar until CNET reported learning of it today.

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Fujitsu next-gen FLEPia color ereader revealed [Video]

Fujitsu next-gen FLEPia color ereader revealed [Video]

Fujitsu has been churning away at its FLEPia color e-paper technology for years now, and the company brought the latest fruits of that hard work to the e-Book Expo Tokyo in the form of a prototype ereader. The new 8-inch cholesteric FLEPia panel, DigInfo reports, boosts brightness, contrast and color accuracy over its predecessor, as well as offering speedier screen refresh rates.

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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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Dell 7-inch QWERTY-slider tablet spotted; Dell Streak 10 Pro promised to China first

Dell 7-inch QWERTY-slider tablet spotted; Dell Streak 10 Pro promised to China first

Two slabs of Dell tablet news this morning, as a hitherto-unseen QWERTY prototype breaks cover and the company confirms that the 10-inch Dell Streak 10 Pro will make its official debut in China first, rather than the US or Europe. Dell VP and mobility manager John Thode told CNET that Android's immaturity and US carrier control were the main reasons for the staggered launch of the Streak 10 Pro, which will have a 10-inch 1280 x 800 display, 5-megapixel rear camera, and run NVIDIA's Tegra 2 processor.

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Apple A5 based MacBook Air prototype reportedly in testing

Apple A5 based MacBook Air prototype reportedly in testing

Apple is not only rumored to be considering ARM-based MacBook notebooks but has apparently already been experimenting with prototypes, according to the latest leaks out of the company. The test mule resembles a MacBook Air, Macotakara reports, only with the same dual-core Apple A5 processor inside as used by the iPad 2.

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Qualcomm mirasol phone concept demo’d; Converged ereader incoming

Qualcomm mirasol phone concept demo’d; Converged ereader incoming

Qualcomm's mirasol display technology may not be on the market in any meaningful form yet, but the company sure knows how to put a mockup together. Fresh for SID 2011 this week is this 4.1-inch WVGA smartphone concept Engadget spotted, pairing the transflective color e-paper panel with what looks to be the intelligent front lighting system shown last week. Meanwhile, Qualcomm also had a new timescale for when, exactly, mirasol-toting hardware might actually go up for sale.

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World’s smallest 3D printer is the size of a milk carton

World’s smallest 3D printer is the size of a milk carton

One of the coolest inventions in the tech world is the 3D printer. This is so cool because it can take any design you can dream up in your favorite drafting application and then print it in the real world for you to touch and use for whatever you need. Generally, these 3D printers are very large devices that take up lots of space. A team of researchers at Vienna University of Technology has announced that it has built the world's smallest 3D printer.

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Qualcomm mirasol gets intelligent LED lighting; in ereaders this fall

Qualcomm mirasol gets intelligent LED lighting; in ereaders this fall

Adding illumination to e-paper screens seems pretty counter-intuitive - after all, what makes the display technology special is that it looks like paper and doesn't need backlighting - but that's just what Qualcomm has done with its latest mirasol prototype. It makes sense, too, The Digital Reader discovered when Qualcomm whipped out the ereader mock-up at CES On The Hill this week; rather than backlighting the display, the new mirasol model actually has an embedded front light.

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