This work of art is priced at a lofty $165, but who wouldn’t buy it? It’s a cutting board with the familiar Pac-Man going after pellets! NOM-NOM-NOM! And the handmade end-grain board is made out of “walnut, hard-maple, and cherry put together with FDA approved, water-proof glue, and treated with a mixture of mineral oil and beeswax.” And since it is end-grain, it’ll last and is very durable, so knife marks wouldn’t kill your investment. If I were you, I’d buy one just as a display. Price: $165.
Once again, US Cellular isn’t as afraid to talk about its upcoming handset like the first-tier carriers, and the upcoming July release of the HTC Desire is no exception. On their Facebook page today they confirmed that the HTC Desire, a Nexus One with more RAM and the new Sense UI, will be complete with a 3.7″ AMOLED touchscreen display, 5 MP camera with LED flash, Wi-Fi, GPS, Android 2.1 and a 8 GB microSD card.
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When the words “Worldwide Developer Conference” appears on your computer screen, the first word that comes to mind is “meh”. But that’s were the new iPhone and Mac OS X was debuted last year! Now we have your attention. The rest of this post is filled with a press release that has all sorts of developer-related talk that I’m sure you’re not interested in, nor is the attendee price of $1,599 for the five-day event, but at least we can expect a new iPhone to show up, right?
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Waiting for the iPad 3G? It’s your lucky day, because it’s shipping now. Actually, I meant it’s “ready to ship”, so you’ll still have to wait till the 30th of April. Anyone still very happy right now after that tease?
And if you’re guessing, yes, it’s a “light” news day.
Coming straight from the hot test labs at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), and the guys at Unwired View is a new HTC-branded handset clearly sporting a full QWERTY keyboard, those familiar notification lights from the Sprint Hero, AT&T 3G bands (850 / 1900 MHz), the same navigational “buttons” seen on the Droid Incredible, and the codename HTC PC70110. For quite a bit now HTC has been polling users on Facebook regarding a new name for an upcoming handset, Wildfire being one of them. More pics at the end of the post.
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It’s been 10 months since Flash was demoed on a shady T-Mobile G1 handset. 10 months is 10 lifetimes in the mobile gadget world. But now, Andy Rubin, VP of Engineering at Google has brought us all hope in an interview with the New York Times. In the upcoming Android “FroYo” launch (it stands for frozen yogurt, sir) Andy revealed that Flash will be built-in into the OS, meaning that you’d get to see the Internet it was made to be seen, unlike your Apple counterpart (don’t call us Android fanboys, we’re not!). Although as usual on Earth, with great news comes bad news, and the bad news is that Rubin didn’t say when Android 2.2 was coming. But if you’re tech savvy your “sources” should tell you sometimes in May. Gadget bloggers FTW.
The Quirky Switch is one of those gadgets that are in need of your attention, even if you don’t really need it. What the Switch does is make the Swiss Army knife look like a child’s toy, and has 13 tools, one of which is a 1GB USB stick. By using a quarter you can “Switch” between:
A Standard Knife, Pliers, Scissors, Nail File, Tweezers, Thin Flathead Screwdriver, Phillips-Head Screwdriver, Eyeglass Phillips-Head Screwdriver, Eyeglass Flathead Screwdriver, Wood Saw, Serrated Blade, Corkscrew, Combination Bottle Opener/Flathead Screwdriver, Combination Can Opener/Wire Stripper, Pen, Magnifying Glass, LED Flashlight, 1GB USB Memory Stick.
It costs $68 and there’s only 1250 that will be made, and 149 that are officially sold. Awesome.
Source: Quirky Switch
So while BlackBerry makers fly with new handsets and a new OS, Nokia, the world’s largest and most popular handset maker couldn’t just stand by, could they? That’s right. They’ve officially debuted the N8, which packs in a 3.5 OLED capacitive touchscreen, HDMI output (yay!), 16GB of internal storage, a microSD expansion slot, 720p HD video recording (yay!), and of course the new Symbian^3. But the cost of all of this seems to be unsubsidized, and only in Europe; US availability hasn’t been confirmed yet. But anyways, this shiny new phone should set you back at about €370 ($494 USD) and should launch in Q3 2010. And did we mention early Russian reviews for it are not in the green right now? Something has to turn up for Nokia…
While the WES 2010 conference is still going on, RIM has taken the event to its top and unveiled Blackberry 6, and posted video of it on YouTube for the masses to convey their goggle eyes on. But for you guys, since you’re here, are going to find that video, at the end of this post.
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