Look, a touchscreen laptop from Dell! Okay, that’s not big news, but it’s news nonetheless. The Studio Touch 1558 seems to pack in a Core i5 processor, Windows 7 Home Premium OS and 320GB hard disk for a $999 starting price. The Dell Studio Touch 1749 also made an appearance and has a MSRP of $1049, but there’s very little to no details on these 2 new lappies, so we’ll leave it at that until there’s a press release or something like that.
Oh look! It’s everybody’s least favorite Android phone, the CLIQ XT/Quench! No offense Moto, but it’s not like the DEVOUR, or the BACKFLIP, or the DROID, or the — you get the idea. As you can see it’s ready in its full T-Mobile branding, so check out the source link for more pics of this, ahem — smartphone.
Source: Android Central
Take your pick. The Archos 7 is simply a refreshed Archos 5, meaning that there’s still Android, a custom UI, Wi-Fi and USB, and 2GB of built-in memory. It will go on sale for $200 overseas and will make its way to the US. The Archos 8 is more like a picture frame with an eight-inch screen, and has an enormous bezel. It also runs Android, has 4GB of built-in memory, is 12mm thin, and will be sold overseas; it will also make its way to the U.S but in May with the same $200 pricetag. These could really become popular if there’s really good marketing for them, except there’s one major drawback: they use the sluggish ARM9 processors. Archos is planning to release new tablets this summer with screen sizes from 3 inches to 10 inches, bundled with faster 1Ghz ARM Cortex CPUs. Press pic of the Archos 8 and 7 is included after the break.
Source: UMPC Portal via SlashGear
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More news from HP, huh? You bet! The successor to the tough 2730p is officially the 2740p. What new goods does it bring to the world? Well, if you speak capacitive multitouch, that’s one thing on the 12.1-inch 1200 x 800 pixel display. And if you like Core i5 and Core i7 processors too, they’ll make your day. The screen is anti-glare and has an optional outdoor view, and you can use this computer in 4 ways: with the bundled pen, your finger, the keyboard, or a kick-butt combination of everything aforementioned. So when this comes out in April to the US for $1600, you might ask yourself, “How easily can I break it?”. Answer: It’s up to MIL-STD 810G military standards. That should do it. More PR after the jump.
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No real offense here to the business minded HP ProBook-s series, but hey, it’s only now that things got interesting. HP is releasing different models, beginning with the 13.3-inch 4320s to 15.6-inches and even a heavier-duty 17.3-inch 4720s. The y introduce Core i3/i5/i7 processors to the family, so there’s a lot of power to be used here. Other configuration options include the $900 15.6-inch ProBook 4520s with a Core i5 CPU and a 500GB 7,200RPM hard drive, which seems like one of the good deals here that I could take for myself. And if you’re into a little gaming, have no fear, because you can get ATI’s Mobility Radeon HD 5350 GPU on any of the new laptops. As for colors they come in a “caviar” brown or a reddish “bordeaux” which are both matte. Other new snazzy stuff HP throws in is the ClickPad and HP’s exclusive Day Starter software, which lets you look at your Outlook calendar while your PC is booting up. These awesome lappies will be available in the next few weeks. PR (press release) after the break.
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You’ve read the headline and now you’re reading the post. Right now, many PlayStation 3 owners are reporting that they are getting the dreaded error 8001050F which so far looks like it doesn’t allow users to play online or log in to their PSN account. This even goes as far as first-generation PS3s where other users are reporting that their clocks reset and they’ve gotten data lost. Other gamer-disrupting errors include not being able to even play a game offline, corrrupted trophy info, and game crashes. It looks like the world is coming to an end for PlayStation 3 owners. Sony says “they’re looking into it“.
We’ll keep this post updated in the meantime while you figure out what to do while your PS3 is in downtime.
Source: IGN Boards, PlayStation Boards, JoyStiq, Kotaku
You have to see it to believe it. HTC, a company which produces the super-slick and well reviewed Sense UI, as well as the classy Nexus One and its counterpart, the Desire, has had its UI ported to the Motorola Droid. If you’re with Moto you should be yelling “BLUR” over and over again. Super sneaky developer “thegeektern” at AllDroid has officially ported a nearly perfect version of the Desire’s Sense UI, except with Flash in a not so pretty condition. Another amazing achievement: this hack has the Droid logo appearing on startup, just as it should. Video that will destroy your feeling of Android 2.0.1 looking cool on your Droid is embedded after the break.
Source: AllDroid, Engadget
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See? I told you we wouldn’t miss another “This Week On LaptopMemo”! So far what we’ve had all week is more dominant Android news, and some friendly jabs by Palm and webOS. More reviews will be piling in next week and the next couple of months too! Oh Google, would you please mind taking a back seat once in a while? Nahhhh.
Hey Plus people! Over here! According to a last-minute tweet by Palm, webOS 1.4 is ready to go on your “plus” webOS handsets. That means video recording and editing, Flash 10.1, speed fixes,battery, improved call log — you get the picture. Download the mere 43 megabytes, and don’t say we didn’t suggest it!
Source: Palm Twitter
Aaron Woodman, the director of consumer experiences for Microsoft’s mobile division, was live on today’s Engadget Show. And what did he bring along? Well obviously a slide-out QWERTY Windows Phone 7 Series handset from LG. Duh. It’s a prototype so everything you’re going to see at the source link will change, but it’s nice to finally see some branded Windows Phone 7 phones (no pun intended). There’s a small specs overview: 5 megapixel camera, QWERTY keyboard, a bit thicker than the iPhone and Nexus One, and has six actual buttons (meaning not touch-sensitive).
Conveniently at the source link you’ll also have some video of this slider in action.