New 27 inch LED Cinema display and dodeca-core Mac Pro coming in June?

By on March 18, 2010 at 5:51 PM.

New 27 inch LED Cinema display and dodeca-core Mac Pro coming in June?

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Apple may be bringing two heavy hitters to the market early this summer according to some rumors fresh from the pages of AppleInsider. First up is a potentially gorgeous 27 inch, 2560 by 1440 resolution LED-backlit Cinema display which will be a handsome upgrade from the current 24 inch model. The 27-incher has reportedly been gracing the halls of Apple for some time now, waiting for market prices to drop to an affordable level for launch. For those with a cash flow that seemingly has no end, there will also reportedly be a new Mac Pro on tap for June which will feature not one, but two Xenon 5600 hexacore chips from Intel. This dodeca-core monster machine will be accompanied by a single chip Mac Pro model which is expected to launch in 2.66GHz, 2.8GHz, 2.93GHz, and 3.33GHz  configurations. Those rumored Core i7-980X Mac Pros are not off the table but that configuration is highly unlikely given the recent release of the Xenon 5600 processor line and the compatibility these processors offer with the current generation of Mac hardware. More →

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Motorola gives Korea a little Android love with MOTOROI

By on January 18, 2010 at 8:33 AM.

Motorola gives Korea a little Android love with MOTOROI

While we’re busy sitting here trying to figure out how this new phone is supposed to be pronounced, South Koreans are rejoicing that this Android device has become official there. We’ve all seen this handset before as the Motorola XT701 for China, but now we know that Korea will have it through SK Telekom. The device is running Android 2.0 and supports Gmail, YouTube, Google Maps and Google Talk. Basically, anything and everything Google will be delivered on this handset for the full Android experience. Shutterbugs and weekend videographers will be happy to know the MOTOROI packs an 8 megapixel sensor camera with Xenon flash, and has a 720p HD camcorder. Add to that support for up to 32GB of storage, a 3.7″ WVGA screen, HDMI capabilities, TV out and built in radio and it looks like Korea’s first Android device is a formidable one. More →

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Rogers' HSPA monopoly comes tumbling down as Bell's HSPA network goes live

By on November 4, 2009 at 10:01 AM.

Rogers' HSPA monopoly comes tumbling down as Bell's HSPA network goes live

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We don’t think we need to go over what an insanely huge day today is for Canada, but in case anyone is feeling particularly thick, we’re going to spell it out plan and simple — Rogers is no longer the only HSPA game in Canada. Bell’s 21Mbps HSPA network has at long last gone live. As with any network launch, a few awesome handsets, data cards and a few Canadian-style rip-off plans have come along for the ride. So hit the jump and check out what’s new.

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Amazon.com offering AT&T phones for 1¢, today only

By on September 22, 2009 at 11:57 AM.

Amazon.com offering AT&T phones for 1¢, today only

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Have you been pondering the idea of switching to AT&T lately but you haven’t been able to find the motivation needed to actually take the plunge? Well say hello to your push. Today, for one day only, Amazon.com is offering every single AT&T handset outside of the iPhone for 1¢ — that’s right, 1¢. Whatever it is your little heart desires — be it the BlackBerry Bold or Curve 8900, the Samsung Impression or Eternity, the LG Xenon or Neon, or anything else — is available for a single penny today. The pricing applies to new customers and requires a new 2-year contract of course, but come on… A penny. Amazon is also offering to waive your activation fee (normally $36) as well as provide free 2-day shipping. Any takers?

[Via Mobility Site]

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All 12 megapixels of Sony Ericsson's Satio get poked and prodded by the FCC

By on August 14, 2009 at 1:52 PM.

All 12 megapixels of Sony Ericsson's Satio get poked and prodded by the FCC

Mmmmmmm, Satio. If Symbian is your thing, it pretty much doesn’t get any better than this forthcoming beast from Sony Ericsson. Hell, even if Symbian isn’t your thing, you still have to respect this monster of a handset. While the ever-mysterious Xperia X3 (aka Rachael) still sits at the top of our list of Sony Ericsson kit we need ASAP, the Satio comes in at a close second. Why? If you weren’t paying attention back in May when SE announced it, allow us to refresh your memory: S60 5th Edition OS, 3.5-inch 640 x 360 pixel 16:9 touchscreen display, 12.1 megapixel camera with auto-focus, xenon flash and 12x digital zoom, 128 MB internal memory, microSDHC support, FM radio with RDS, aGPS with turn-by-turn navigation, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and plenty more. Yeah, that’s why. The first iteration of the Satio just cleared the FCC’s initial round of testing so we’re crossing our fingers extra tight with the hope that it materializes soon. Hit the jump for some gratuitous phone pr0n.

Thanks, Jon Dohnson!

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Sony Ericsson C905a hitting AT&T July 19th?

By on July 9, 2009 at 4:40 PM.

Sony Ericsson C905a hitting AT&T July 19th?

We just got a heads up from one of our AT&T ninjas and it appears as if an AT&T-branded version of Sony Ericsson’s C905 could be hitting AT&T just a few weeks from now. This, if we’re not mistaken, would be AT&T’s first 8 megapixel cameraphone trailing behind T-Mobile. While the photo we have received shows the front-facing video camera intact, we have our doubts whether that will make it on the final shipping AT&T version. The actual release we’re told is July 19th but you guys know by now that could be as solid as gelatin. Specs look to be unchanged from the standard SE version and here’s a loose recap:

  • 8 megapixel auto focus camera with Xenon flash, 30fps QVGA video recording
  • 240×320 resolution LCD
  • GSM/EDGE/UMTS/HSDPA
  • Bluetooth
  • Wi-Fi b,g
  • AGPS

All in all a pretty solid camera-first-phone, but that price whatever it ends up being will obviously be the real determining factor.

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The LG Xenon arrives at Rogers for $79.99

By on May 13, 2009 at 1:21 PM.

The LG Xenon arrives at Rogers for $79.99

A press release has yet to cross the wire, but a few of our eagle-eyed readers have sent us links to Rogers’ website which is now listing the LG Xenon. The Xenon becomes the latest addition to Rogers’ rapidly growing Quick Messaging line-up, which also includes the LG Neon, Samsung Gravity and Propel. The Xenon however, is arguably the pick of the pack as it features a 2.8-inch 240×400 resolution touchscreen display, sliding QWERTY keypad, 2 megapixel camera with video recording, Bluetooth 2.0, 80MB of internal memory, microSDHC support, an accelerometer and dual-band HSPA with quad-band EDGE connectivity. Not bad at all, especially given that the Xenon is going for $79.99 on contract and $279.99 contract-free.

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AT&T unleashes a 6-pack of phones including the Nokia E71x, LG Xenon, more

By on March 30, 2009 at 1:24 AM.

AT&T unleashes a 6-pack of phones including the Nokia E71x, LG Xenon, more

Well would you look at that — AT&T has gone ahead and announced six new handsets including the Nokia E71x, LG Neon and Xenon, Samsung Magnet, Propel Pro and Impression just days before CTIA Wireless gets underway in Las Vegas. Starting off with the biggest and baddest of the bunch, the Nokia E71x, the sexy fully-QWERTY S60 device we are sure everyone is more than familiar with now due to a series of Bold-esque delays, will be available to customers “in the coming weeks” for the amazingly cool price of $99.99. Next up on the block is the Samsung Propel Pro, a device we scooped not too long ago. Powered by Windows Mobile 6.1 and featuring a sliding full-QWERTY keypad and Wi-Fi, the Propel Pro will be available starting April 14 for $149.99. After that we have the LG Xenon, a device which captured our attention just yesterday when it was first spotted in the wild. If, of course, features a touchscreen display, sliding QWERTY keypad, 2 megapixel camera, GPS and HSDPA connectivity. Look for it April 8 for $99.99. Now on to some low-end devices. First up is the Samsung Impression with it’s 3.2″ AMOLED display and 3 megapixel camera. It will go for $199.99 come April 7.

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AT&T’s LG Xenon comes out of hiding

By on March 29, 2009 at 11:33 AM.

AT&T’s LG Xenon comes out of hiding

Having been delayed by AT&T causing it to miss its pre-Christmas launch, live photos of the LG Xenon are just now starting to surface on the internet in true pre-release style. The photos — taken with what one can only assume to be an old Nokia 6820 in dismal lighting conditions — don’t reveal much about the full-QWERTY slider that we don’t already know except for the OS of the device, which is said to be very similar to Samsung’s TouchWIZ in that it relies upon a series of widgets that can be moved to and fro. A quick recap of the known specs:

  • Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE
  • Dual-band UMTS/HSDPA (850MHz/2100MHz)
  • 950 mAh battery
  • 105.5mm x 53.5mm x 15.8mm
  • 240×480 2.8″ LCD
  • 3 megapixel FF + VGA (VT)
  • 100MB of memory with microSD support up to 16GB
  • Bluetooth 2.0
  • USB 2.0
  • Wi-Fi
  • EMP U330 Lite Chipset

As of now, we’re still looking at an April 9th release, barring more delays of course. In the meantime, feel free to hit the jump for a few more pics.

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Nokia “Piranha” and a handful of other handsets reportedly headed to AT&T

By on March 13, 2009 at 2:36 PM.

Nokia “Piranha” and a handful of other handsets reportedly headed to AT&T

AT&T customers, it looks like you’re in for quite a few sexy new phones over the next few months if this new report ends up panning out. Here’s what we’re looking at according to a report from the boys over at Engadget Mobile:

  • Nokia Piranha, March 24th – Internal codename, a “thin smartphone with a touchscreen”. If true, it will have to be the 5800 XpressMusic we imagine, but we find it highly unlikely. The other, more likely possibility: The tipster is confused and it’s the E71x which will reportedly follow at Best Buy on April 1st.
  • Samsung Propel Pro, March 19th
  • Samsung Impression, March 26th – Touchscreen slider, 3 megapixel camera
  • LG Xenon, April 9th
  • LG Neon, May 9th
  • Samsung “BJ 2″, May 9th – Possibly the Blackjack 3, though that codename is extremely odd considering the existence of the already-available Blackjack 2.
  • Sony Ericsson C905, June 9th

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New Samsung 8 megapixel monster headed to MWC?

By on January 18, 2009 at 12:39 PM.

New Samsung 8 megapixel monster headed to MWC?

It’s hard not to get excited any time a new handset with an 8 megapixel shooter rears its head in the wild. Take the Sammy pictured above. From the look of things, it essentially offers nothing in the way of progress short of a xenon flash. It’s a dumbphone sporting Samsung’s familiar TouchWiz UI and it utilizes an all-too-familiar form factor. That said, we want it and we want it now. There’s something about the number eight that just hits the spot these days – each new handset issued with an 8 megapixel shooter brings us one step further from the near-useless 2 megapixel cams that still mar several otherwise fantastic handsets. As for this one in particular, word on the street is Samsung will introduce it at Mobile World Congress. While the Anycall logo would have immediately removed any hope of us seeing a US version of this puppy in the past, Samsung has surprised us a few times in recent history so we won’t jump to any conclusions. More to come at MWC next month hopefully, but hit the jump for two more shots in the meantime.

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Motorola MOTOZINE ZN5 coming to T-Mobile on November 3

By on October 18, 2008 at 5:06 PM.

Motorola MOTOZINE ZN5 coming to T-Mobile on November 3

This weekend shouldn’t be all about AT&T, right? How about some T-Mobile holiday love? Motorola announced the MOTOZINE ZN5 back in June and since then we’ve heard some rumblings about the 5 megapixel shooter possibly coming to T-Mobile here in the US. Rumblings confirmed. Word just came in that T-Mobile will be dropping the MOTOZINE ZN5 on November 3, just in time for the holidays. Sure the ZN5 might not be quite as exciting as some of the other news we’ve gotten this weekend but as far as camera phones go, this is no slouch. 5 megapixels, a xenon flash, on-device photo editing courtesy of Kodak Perfect Touch, EasyShare integration and a dedicated one-click Simple Share key make this handset a mobile photog’s dream. Spec refresher:

  • 5.0 megapixel camera with Xenon flash and video capture
  • High resolution landscape screen
  • CrystalTalk technology
  • ModeShift technology
  • 150 MB of available memory, 1 GB microSD card included
  • Simplified sharing and editing via Kodak applications
  • Stereo Bluetooth connectivity
  • WiFi
  • Microsoft Windows Media Player 11
  • Integrated FM radio
  • MegaTones and HiFi ringers
  • myFaves capability
  • Photo caller ID
  • Video capture and playback
  • Video messaging
  • Voice recorder

Hit the jump for five more marketing slides.

Thanks Gman!

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LG Xenon hitting AT&T before Christmas?

By on September 24, 2008 at 5:47 AM.

LG Xenon hitting AT&T before Christmas?

We just got our perfectly manicured hands on a photo of what we’re told is the LG Xenon. It was described to us as being in AT&T’s labs right now undergoing testing, and it should be available before Christmas. As you can see, it’s a slider device with a full QWERTY keyboard. It’s also got UMTS/HSDPA, a 3 megapixel camera, A-GPS, Wi-Fi, an accelerometer, and even a proximity sensor. Here’s the run down on all the specs:

  • Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE
  • Dual-band UMTS/HSDPA (850MHz/2100MHz)
  • 950 mAh battery
  • It’s physical size is 105.5 x 53.5 x 15.8 mm
  • 240×480 2.8″ LCD
  • 3 megapixel FF +VGA (VT)
  • 100MB of memory with microSD support up to 16GB
  • Bluetooth 2.0
  • USB 2.0
  • Wi-Fi
  • EMP U330 Lite Chipset

All in all, not bad LG. Not bad.

Thanks, Daddy G.!

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