Archive for May, 2011

Sprint To Launch WiFi-Only Motorola Xoom On May 8th

Posted in Tablet PC by Conner Flynn on May 1st, 2011

Sprint has announced that they will be launching the WiFi-only version of the Motorola Xoom on their network on May 8th, so now it is official. The device will cost $599.99. The Android Honeycomb tablet features a 10.1-inch 1280 x 800 touchscreen display, a 1GHz dual-core Tegra 2 processor, a 2.0-megapixel front-facing camera, and a 5.0-megapixel rear-facing camera with dual LED flash.

Other features of this tablet include 1GB DDR2 RAM, 32GB of storage space, 3G (optional), WiFi, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, 720p HD video recording, 1080p Full HD video playback and Android 3.0 Honeycomb.

I-O Data HDCA-UT3.0K 3TB External HDD

Posted in Storage by Conner Flynn on May 1st, 2011

I-O Data has launched the I-O Data HDCA-UT3.0K external HDD. This storage device delivers 3TB of storage space and a USB 3.0 port, which is backwards compatible with the USB 2.0 interface we all know and love.

It is also compatible with Microsoft Windows, Linux and Mac OS. Probably the most interesting feature is that it can also be used to record TV shows if you have a TV with a USB HDD recording mode. The new I-O Data HDCA-UT3.0K 3TB external HDD will cost you 27,720 Yen (or $314).

HP Veer 4G shown in white

Posted in HP by Conner Flynn on May 1st, 2011

The HP Veer 4G, a.k.a. the Palm Veer, will be coming to AT&T in white. White is in right now for phones thanks to the trendsetting white iPhone. Until now, we’ve only seen the Veer in all black and this would be the first white webOS device ever.

The Veer features an 800MHz processor and a 2.6-inch, 400 x 320 resolution screen. It will officially launch early next week. We aren’t sure which version of webOS Veer will be running. Some say 2.2, others 2.1, maybe it will have webOS 2.3.

Sony Bloggie 3D camera now available

Posted in 3D by Conner Flynn on May 1st, 2011

The Sony Bloggie 3D camera is now available to purchase online. The device offers 3D video recording and image capturing for those who are budget-minded and don’t want to pay a fortune for 3D. It will shoot 3D videos at 1080p and take 3D stills at 5 megapixels.

Its Exmor- CMOS sensor will deliver great quality images even in low light and you can even take photos while you’re shooting a video. Some features include a 2.4″ glasses-free 3D screen, 8GB of internal storage good for 4 hours of footage and an HDMI output.

Droid Charge may go on sale Tuesday

Posted in Motorola by Conner Flynn on May 1st, 2011

The burning question of the week after the crash of Verizon’s LTE network and the delay of the Samsung Droid Charge is “When can we expect this phone to go on sale?” Looks like the answer is Tuesday or Thursday.

Costco is expecting to start getting the Droid Charge on Monday, with a hard “do not sell” order until Tuesday, according to the image above. Then there is also a shot of a Costco inventory screen that confirms what you see above, with an “expected arrival” of May 5. So it looks like it will be this week either way.

PSN ‘Welcome Back’ Program Gives You Free Content

Posted in Sony by Conner Flynn on May 1st, 2011

Sony wants to apologize for the recent outage of the PSN network, and so during a press conference in Tokyo, Sony said that it will reward PlayStation Network users when the service is turned back on next week.

The “Welcome Back” program gives all existing PlayStation Network users 30 days of PlayStation Plus for free. Current PlayStation Plus members will receive 30 days of additional service at no extra cost. Sony will also provide “selected PlayStation entertainment content” for free to download. Details for each region will be announced later. Music Unlimited subscribers will also receive 30 days of free service. Not bad. At least they are trying to soothe gamers who have been affected by this.

Lenovo IdeaPad S205 for $499

Posted in Lenovo by Conner Flynn on May 1st, 2011

The first of Lenovo’s S Series, the S205, is now available in the company’s online store. The base model is $499 and it boasts a 1.60Ghz dual-core AMD Fusion E-350 CPU, an 11.6-inch (1366 x 768 resolution) 16:9 widescreen panel, 3GB of DDR3 SDRAM, ATI Mobility Radeon 6310 graphics, and a 350GB HDD. Not bad right?

There are also two other higher cost versions with an extra gig of RAM, an optional Bluetooth radio, and a 500GB or 750GB HDD. The lesser of this pair is just $429 at LogicBuy until Wednesday, if you want to get a deal and don’t need Bluetooth in your life. The new S series was originally announce back at CES.