HP Holding webOS Event On February 9th, May Kill Terrible Palm Hardware

It seems that HP as plans for webOs — good ones — and that a new press event booked for the 9th of February may reveal a new smartphone, webOS “PalmPad” tablets, and more/less. Seems like HP nixed the Palm branding in the invite, but for webOS fans, this may be more than enough to bring one of the most polished mobile OSes that always had terrible hardware back on to the main circuit.

HTC EVO Shift 4G To Be Released On The 9th, For $150

It’s sprint’s newest 4G handset, the HTC EVO Shift 4G. Specs of this slide-out QWERTY are a 3.6-inch WVGA display, 5 megapixel camera with 720p HD video recording, no front-facing camera (sigh), Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth, GPS, hotspot capabilities, and Android 2.2 with Sense UI for $150 on a 2-year agreement starting the 9th of January and BestBuy Mobile pre-orders starting the 7th. There’s also the extra $10 mandatory charge for getting 4G, whether your area has it or not. Presser after the break.

HP Unveils Some New Laptops, But The Dm1 Is The Coolest

Tonight, HP had cometh to all gadget blogs with news. I present to you — new laptops. Begin!

First off is the new Envy 17 (or refreshed, or whatever) with CoolSense (keeps it from frying your man — lap), the new Intel Core processors with the same naming schemes as the previous ones, albeit more awesome-ish, has integrated graphics and a Radeon 6850M to pwn those n00bs, the Beats audio sound system of glory, and a 17.3-inch LED backlit screen. It’ll be available soon. Mmm, tasty.

For seconds there’s the new dv7 (which gets Beats Audio) and dv6 laptops, which only have the new Intel Core processors, some Radeon graphics cards, and pricetags of $900 for the dv6, and a thousand Benjamins for the dv7. They get released the 9th.

And then, only then, is the really cool laptop out of the bunch (seen as the top image). It seems to be to my luck that I keep on writing and loving 11.6-inch notebooks, from the Alienware M11x R2 (make an R3, please!) the Macbook Air and now the Pavilion Dm1. It’s about 1-inch thick, has 10 hours of battery life, the new AMD Fusion “APU” (accelerated processing unit, combining both graphics and processing), and has support for 1080p HD video (whaaa?), and supports DirectX 11 graphics on that 1080p HD screen of 11.6-inches and 1.6GHz of speed starting at $449. It also has 3 USB 2.0 ports, 1VGA, and one HDMI port. There’s options for a 320GB hard drive and 8GB of DDr3 RAM, too. I’d better review one of these, ASAP.

HP Pavilion Dv6/Dv7 and Envy 17 Photos

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Walmart Publishes HTC EVO Shift 4G Specs Before Announcement, Pisses Someone Off

The employees at Walmart? They just earned a place in our hearts for publishing a page with all the press shots and final specs of the EVO Shift 4G you could ever possibly imagine. First off, the specs of the second slide-out QWERTY 4G WiMAX handset on a little network we like to call Sprint:

  • 3.7-inch 800 x 480-pixel touchscreen display
  • Slide-out QWERTY keyboard
  • Android 2.2 OS with Sense UI
  • 8-megapixel camera, dual-LED flash, digital zoon, video capture support
  • Sprint 3G/4G compatibility
  • MicroSDHC support (up to 32 GB)
  • Up to 312 minutes of talk time, up to 146 hours of standby per charge
  • 4.63 x 2.3 x .47 in
  • 4.6 oz

Besides Verizon definitely getting ready to unleash 4G LTE handsets at CES this year, Sprint seems to have a good agenda as well. More shots of the EVO Shift 4G at the ‘via’ link. Via: Walmart

Vizio’s VIA Phone and Tablet combo are their new entries

Vizio, maker of all things TV, have entered the tablet and smartphone market. The 4-inch display phone and the 8-inch tablet both contain 1GHz processors, unknown versions of Android (and the Android Market), WiFi N, GPS, MicroSD slot, dual cameras and HDMI output, and an unknown spec if whether or not the phone is CDMA or GSM. Also, the name “VIA” may have not been finalized (uh, okay). They’ll both be released to the general public in the summer of 2011. PR after the short break.

Oh, Hello: Nintendo 3DS Seen In Live Photos Again, And Video

The Nintendo 3DS has been seen with actual photographs plenty of times before at E3 2010, but not recently. Some new spy shots (one seen above and more at the source link) also leaks out some specs, like 96MB of RAM and a 1300mAh battery. Otherwise, the Chinese video after the break on YouTube will show you a black 3DS, on video (obviously!), with some Mario-esque music to accompany you. Via: SlashGear