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HTC Ignite and HTC Prime show up

Posted in HTC by Conner Flynn on July 28th, 2011

Phone House, the Dutch version of the Car Phone Warehouse in the UK, has listed two upcoming Windows Phone 7 handsets from HTC as coming soon. There’s the HTC Ignite, a previously leaked low end Windows Phone 7 handset with a 3.7 inch screen and 800 Mhz processor.

The other is the HTC Prime, a slider with a 5 megapixel camera. With Phone House listing the handsets, we are taking it as pretty much confirmed that the handsets are on the way, and coming soon.

OtterBox Commuter Series for iPhone 4 now in new summer colors

Posted in iPhone Accessories by Conner Flynn on July 28th, 2011

It’s summertime and so OtterBox has just announced a new addition to its Commuter Series cases for the Apple iPhone 4. The cases now come in some new colors, not just the regular black and yellow. Now you can get them in black and blue as well.

The OtterBox is made using multiple layers to keep your gadget safe and secure, has a screen protector that protects your display, a silicone jacket to absorb shock, and a polycarbonate shell. The summer style Commuter Series cases for the iPhone 4 are $34.95.

Sony Launches New S-Frame Digital Video Photo Frames

Posted in Sony by Conner Flynn on July 27th, 2011

Sony has three new S-Frame digital video photo frames. The DPF-HD1000, DPF-HD800 frames support HD video play back with support for MPEG4, MPEG1, and Motion JPEG videos captured on digital cameras.

Both frames have an internal 2GB of memory and the HD800 has an 8 inch display with a resolution of 800 x 480 and the HD1000 has a resolution of 1026 x 600 with a 10.1-inch screen. These new Frames also have integrated speakers and are designed to also playback audio files supporting MP3, AAC, and Linear PCM.

Bracketron Dual USB Charger

Posted in USB by Conner Flynn on July 27th, 2011

Need some USB gadgets charged up while in your car? Bracketron has introduced the Dual USB Charger that can recharge two gadgets at once in any vehicle.

The device will handle all of your USB gadgets since it includes both high and low-current USB outputs, which allows you to power a tablet and a smartphone at the same time while you’re on the road. The Bracketron Dual USB Charger retails for $24.95 each.

JVC’s New Dual-Dock Speaker System for iPad and iPhone

Posted in JVC by Conner Flynn on July 27th, 2011

JVC is now shipping the UX-VJ3B speaker system. It not only looks awesome, but the UX-VJ3B has dual-dock support for the iPad and iPhone at the same time. It’s also affordable at $199.99 and will mount your iPad and iPhone side by side.

Features include a horizontal iPad dock, a rotatable dock for the iPod and iPhone, detachable speakers, auxiliary audio input, mini-USB input, a subwoofer output, a video output, and AM/FM tuner. There’s also an alarm clock, a sleep timer, and a remote.

Panasonic introduces two new All in One TV, BD and HDD TVs in Japan

Posted in HDTV by Conner Flynn on July 27th, 2011

Panasonic has introduced the RB3 all-in-one LED TV series. It’s available in 37-inch and 32-inch models, which feature Skype, Japanese VOD services, a 500GB hard disk drive and a Blu-ray recorder.

The Panasonic RB3 series also uses the company’s 120fps IPS Panel and a new ECO mode, which is handy to reduce your TV power consumption up to 28%. That will save you some money. Sadly we don’t have any info on pricing right now.

Olympus SP-810UZ with 36x wide-angle zoom

Posted in Olympus by Conner Flynn on July 27th, 2011

You can either carry a full DSLR kit with you, or bring along a point-and-shoot. The latter sacrifices image quality, but you are traveling light. The Olympus SP-810UZ will help with this obstacle, pairing a 14-megapixel image sensor with a massive 24-864mm, f/2.9-5.7 optical zoom lens.

This 36x superzoom point-and-shoot camera has 720p HD video, 3D image capture and a 3-inch LCD. We don’t have a release date for the $330 cam yet, but we know plenty of folks who are ready and willing.

Say goodbye to the EVO 3D

Posted in HTC by Conner Flynn on July 27th, 2011

After several delays, Vodafone has decided to kill the EVO 3D instead of wait out HTC’s supply issues, and has removed it from the company’s “Coming Soon” page. Hopefully you weren’t waiting for this phone. If you were, we feel your pain.

Customers who had already pre-registered their interest in the EVO 3D on Vodafone will be contacted and the decision explained. Well, you always have the Samsung Galaxy S II.

[Android Community]

Fujitsu announces world’s first Mango phone

Posted in Fujitsu by Conner Flynn on July 27th, 2011

The IS12T will be the first Windows Phone 7.5 (Mango) device to ship to consumers. It is powered by Qualcomm’s MSM8655 CPU and goes on sale around September on KDDI’s au network.

The device also has a 13.2 megapixel camera with autofocus and 32GB of flash storage. Also Bluetooth (2.1 + EDR) and WiFi (802.11b/g/n). It will come in pink, a yellowish/green color and the always popular black. Interested?

Xbox 360 Media Remote

Posted in Xbox 360 by Conner Flynn on July 26th, 2011

The Xbox 360 Media Remote has been announced. Media playback controls include all of the usual like play/pause, skip forward, fast forward, skip back, fast back, and display to control DVD, CD, or streamed media.

As far as TV controls, there’s power on/off, volume up/down, mute and TV input. So it’s pretty much your standard remote with some XBox flare. The menu navigation controls include A, B, X, Y buttons, D-pad navigation, back and select. It will be available for $19.99 in early November.

HP Pavilion dm1-3010nr, Verizon’s first 4G LTE-powered notebook

Posted in HP by Conner Flynn on July 26th, 2011

Verizon has at last unveiled its first 4G LTE notebook, after churning out many other 4G devices. The HP Pavilion dm 1-3010nr Entertainment PC is designed for media lovers. You can stream HD content, play games, video chat, download music, photos, and videos at lightning speed thanks to Verizon’s 4G network. You won’t know how you got along being so slow for so long.

The notebook measures less than 1.2″ thick, sports a 1.60GHz AMD Dual-Core Processor E-350, 2GB DDR3 RAM, 11.6″ HD HP BrightView LED Display (1366 x 768), 320 GB HDD with HP ProtectSmart hard drive protection, VGA webcam with integrated microphone, multi-format card reader, WiFi, and 4G LTE connectivity. Windows 7 Home Premium operating system runs things.

HTC Puccini 10-inch tablet revealed

Posted in HTC by Conner Flynn on July 26th, 2011

The first solid images of HTC’s upcoming 10-inch slate have surfaced, called the HTC Puccini. Looks pretty sweet. We don’t have much in the way of confirmed specifications, but the tablet will feature an 8-megapixel camera with what appears to be a dual-LED flash, as well as stereo speakers and a microphone.

The Puccini also supports stylus input just like the HTC Flyer. Other rumored specs include a 1.5GHz processor, Android Honeycomb, HTC Sense and a 4G LTE radio. Nothing on a launch date, but we hope it will be soon.

Onkyo Unveils New Android Remote Streaming App

Posted in Android by Conner Flynn on July 26th, 2011

Those of you with an Onkyo music system will like this news. Onkyo has announced the launch of their new Android remote control streaming application. The new Android Onkyo application connects to your music system using your Wi-Fi network and allows you to stream music from your Android devices to an Onkyo network audio system.

The new App also allows you to browse your networked music collection without viewing on-screen menus on a connected display, instead using the touch-screen GUI on your Android device. Pretty sweet. Onkyo will sell more units now that they have a fancy new remote.

Mouse Computer LuvPad WN101-P Windows 7 Tablet

Posted in Tablet PC by Conner Flynn on July 26th, 2011

Joining the already crowded tablet market is Mouse Computer’s new Windows 7 tablet in Japan, the LuvPad WN101-P. The tablet has a 10.1-inch (1024 x 600) display, an Intel Atom Z670 processor, 2GB of RAM, a 32GB SSD, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0+HS and a 1.3MP webcam.

The tablet also uses a new ExTOUCH user interface to enhance user experience. The Mouse Computer LuvPad WN101-P will cost you 59,800 Yen(about $765).

[Techfresh]

ASUS SL101 Android tablet hits the FCC

Posted in ASUS by Conner Flynn on July 25th, 2011

ASUS’ Eee Pad Slider, the SL101, has had several delays since it was unveiled at CES earlier this year. It was originally to launch in May 2011 and then it was pushed back to August. Now today the Slider has hit the FCC, so we may see it soon. The Slider got approval for Bluetooth and WiFi, but there were no 3G capabilities mentioned in the FCC filings.

The Slider has a trademark sliding keyboard that emerges from beneath the screen. The Android 3.0 device boasts a 10.1-inch screen with a 1280 x 800 resolution, front (1.2MP) and rear (5MP with flash) cameras, and several ports including microSD, mini HDMI out and mini USB. It is expected to have a dual-core NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor.