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Launch details for T-Mobile’s first USB modem emerge

February 22nd, 2009

While several other North American carriers are tossing around tales of LTE development and blazing 4G speeds, T-Mobile looks to be preparing its first entry into the realm of 3G USB modems. No matter though, T-Mobile’s 3G network is so young we’d probably fall off our seats if the company started talking about 4G beyond …

Dell freshens up Adamo teaser site

February 11th, 2009

There is still a massive shroud of mystery surrounding the upcoming Adamo line of high-end laptops by Dell. The scrappy Texas start up-turned PC giant semi-announced the line last month at CES, showing off a sexy black laptop, saying essentially nothing about it and allowing no one to turn it on. Smooth. Dell just updated …

Dell pays $3.35 million for state consumer protection claims

January 13th, 2009

After making all kinds of efforts to save money and cut back on expenses, a recent settlement for Dell is sure to set those efforts back just a little bit. The computer giant is going to have to pay $3.35 million as part of a settlement in 34 states for misleading consumers about financing and …

Notebook sales reportedly pass desktop sales ahead of predictions

December 25th, 2008

Market research firm iSuppli has just released data that points to a pretty major coup for portable computing. The firm is now reporting that laptop sales in Q3 2008 rose an astonishing 40 percent year-to-year, to 38.6 million units. Desktop sales on the other hand, fell to 38.5 million according to the firm’s numbers – …

Confusion continues to surround Dell’s Adamo

December 24th, 2008

The Adamo made another round of appearances throughout the blogosphere over the past 20 hours or so, sparked by a new article run by the New York Times’ Bits blog. As it turns out, the Times’ confirmation that the Adamo would end up being a MacBook Air competitor was built on the false premise that …

Dell Adamo could give MacBook Air a run for its money

December 19th, 2008

This time of year there is certainly an abundance for tech and gadget rumors, so we have another for you to lust after: Adamo by Dell. The NY Times dug up some of Dell’s trademarks and they included “Adamo” and “Adamo by Dell.” Sounds pretty posh, doesn’t it? We’re not sure if it is going …

Boston-Power Sonata battery coming soon to an HP near you

December 10th, 2008

Beginning in early 2009, HP will become the first notebook manufacturer to make use of Boston-Power’s new battery technology. The Sonata battery, developed by the Massachusetts firm, represents a major leap in lithium-ion battery technology with regards to two major claims: Firstly, Boston-Power states that its batteries will deliver like-new performance for an astounding three …

Fry’s drops $1099 new MacBook before Black Friday

November 13th, 2008

Early adopters, prepare to be annoyed. Those of you who have been putting off picking up the sexy new aluminum MacBook, prepare to be pleasantly surprised – as long as you live near a participating Fry’s. While plenty of speculation is being tossed around with regards to Apple being aggressive with its pricing this coming …

AT&T, Lenovo and Ericsson to make 3G-embedded laptops more accessible

November 3rd, 2008

AT&T announced today that a new partnership with Ericsson and Lenovo will allow 3G-embedded ThinkPads to be priced much more reasonably. Lenovo already offers a complete line of 3G-enabled ThinkPad latops and with this new agreement in place, retail prices are expected to drop by up to $150 per unit. What’s more, customers who purchase …

Dell announces second in Mini line, the Inspiron Mini 12

October 27th, 2008

Hmm, that’s a pretty sweet looking pen in that pic. Is it a Mont or a… Oh sorry, we got sidetracked. You know how it is – all these netbooks coming out and well, it’s getting a tiny bit hard to care. Tiny ones are cool as long as they pack integrated cellular radios, thin …