A good reason to avoid the Droid X

Subject: Mobile | July 15, 2010 - 01:47 PM |

Verizon and Motorola have made the Droid X and you will soon be able to buy it, but you really might want to avoid it.  One of the main attractions of this phone is that it uses the supposedly open source Android 2.1, allowing you to mod the OS and hardware and to play with a large variety of apps.  How would your decision be influenced if you knew that any mod on this phone at all will kill it, requiring a hardware fix to bring it back to life.  Slashdot repor

Source: 3DCenter

RIM to Enter the Slate Device Market - "Slateberry" Tablet by End of Year

Subject: Mobile | July 14, 2010 - 12:04 AM |

While this is all still speculation at the moment, the impact of this possibility has some real consequences in the legions of Blackberry users - RIM may be entering the slate device market by the end of the year.

Source: The Register

Samsung Galaxy Tab Earthbound Before October

Subject: Mobile | July 14, 2010 - 12:03 AM |

While the HTC Evo and iPhone 4 have grabbed majority of the smartphone headlines of late, the Android-based Samsung Galaxy S has been winning the hearts of consumers. Given the customer satisfaction with the Galaxy S, when Samsung has revealed that their upcoming Galaxy Tab slate device will be coming before October, we sit up and pay attention.

Source: General

Are you brave enough to put a Fermi notebook on your lap?

Subject: Mobile | July 13, 2010 - 12:39 PM |

The AVADirect Clevo W880CU is quite a machine, a 17.3" 1920x1080 display which is powered by a Core i7-820QM, 4GB of DDR3-1333 and most importantly a GeForce GTX 480M.  Surprisingly, the laptop weighs under 10lbs which is certainly heavier than a netbook shouldn't break your shoulder carrying it all day.  The battery functions more like a UPS than a battery, as it disables most of the power of the GPU when you use the battery, not using Optimus but something similar.

Source: AnandTech

The Celeron is Dead. Long Live the Celeron!

Subject: Mobile | July 9, 2010 - 09:33 AM |

The smaller but spunky spunky sidekick to Intel's Pentium may finally get the axe. According to a DigiTimes report, Intel will begin slowing production of the processor and finally ceasing new Celeron branded CPUs in 2011.

Originally released back in 1998 and based on the Pentium II core, it's a wonder that the Celeron line has lasted so long in light of the much more popular and similarly priced Atom.

Source: Digitimes

Acer and Asus Digests Their Netbooks. Next Course in August. YUM!

Subject: Mobile | July 8, 2010 - 03:05 PM |

Digitimes is reporting that both Acer and Asus have successfully digested their current inventory of netbooks. This means that no new netbooks will be made by Asus or Acer until August reportedly. This coincides with Intel's deprecation of current Core CPUs and Atom CPUs.

A quick look at NewEgg reveals decent discounts on current Asus and Acer stock:

Source: Digitimes

Lenovo Idea Centre A310 Proves Beauty is Screen Deep

Subject: Mobile | July 7, 2010 - 11:01 PM |

Lenovo is readying to launch the IdeaCentre A310 in the Japanese market this July, and hopefully here overseas in the near future.

The IdeaCentre A310 is a stunning All-in-One PC featuring the Intel Core i3-350M and a 1920x1080 21.5" LED LCD panel. While a little short on the RAM side (up to 3 GB), it does have the unique HDMI input which allows it to be doubled as an external display for another source (i.e. a notebook or a game console).

Source: Lenovo

Google to Compete in the Notebook Market

Subject: Mobile | July 7, 2010 - 05:03 PM |

Google, already a search engine behemoth, is poised to enter the hardware market this year with a new portable computing device which will run the Android operating system. This move comes after Google has recently diversified its already formidable internet presence with a new browser called Chrome and, with its entry into the hardware sector of computing, the search-engine giant stands to become a force to be reckoned with in the next several years.

Dell Adamo 13 Desire, taking Admire to a new level

Subject: Mobile | July 6, 2010 - 07:14 PM |

What you notice about first on Dell's Adamo series is the aluminium unibody casing, very different from Apple's choice of shell but similar in that it is designed to be attention getting.  Inside the differences mainly lie in two parts, the CPU has been upgraded to a 1.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo SU9400 and the storage is handled by an 80GB Intel X18-M G1 SSD.  That does end up causing the price to double, putting it in a very expensive league of CULVs.  AnandTech's testing shows that while th

Source: AnandTech

Toshiba to Launch eBook Store Powered by Kurzweil's Blio

Subject: Mobile | July 6, 2010 - 09:36 AM |

Last week we posted some news about Toshiba's upcoming Android-Tegra powered SmartBooks. It looks like Toshiba is ready to launch a eBook store called "Book Place" to compliment those new products.

Source: Toshiba