If you need some cheering up (or if you want to go colorblind), then boy, has Sony got the remedy for you! The new Sony VAIO E-Series seem to be the perfect laptop that’s “fashionable” without breaking the bank. Starting at $800 you get an Intel Core i3 CPU, 4GB of RAM, 500GB hard drive, HDMI out, Bluetooth, 15.5-inch screen, and Windows 7.
This base model starts shipping in March, but future models will have the option for a Core i5 processor, Blu-Ray, and up to 8GB RAM. All models feature a “WEB” button which allows you to open a web browser without booting into Windows itself. As for the color options, you should be satisfied: “five translucent, high-gloss colors— Caribbean Green, Iridescent Blue, Coconut White, Hibiscus Pink and Lava Black— and three matte colors—Maple Brown, Silver White and Gunmetal. Subtle patterns can be found on the lids, of the glossy models, with the palm rest mirroring the color of the PC adding a splash of brightness to the unit.”
So yeah, you can even color the keyboard to your color fantasy liking. The Core i3 models are for pre-order now, and the Core i5 ones will be revealed on February 7th. Battery life should be under 3 hours and weight under six pounds. PR after the break. [Via Electronista]
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What has people buzzing around the business-like Aspen is not its specs (far from the contrary): a full-QWERTY keypad, 2.4″ QVGA dispaly, 3.2 megapixel camera, 3.5mm headphone jack, microSD, Wi-Fi, A-GPS, support for Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync and SPB Mobile Shell sitting on top of Windows Mobile 6.5.3. But it’s exactly that. Yes, it’s Windows Mobile 6.5.3 that has people buzzing, and what it brings. Microsoft has finally put in mind that fingers are the future on handsets, and now the UI is more finger-friendly — meaning no more crappy styluses. It also brings support for capacitive touchscreens (huzzah!), and can act as a platform to bring multitouch. As for radio bands, you’ll have quad-band GSM/EDGE with either HSPA 900/2100 or 850/900/2100 radios (depending on the region). Coming in Q2 of 2010.
As for the Aspen itself, it is part of Sony Ericsson’s GreenHeart portfolio; handsets that are eco-friendly. It comes in either black or white, and with things like the charger and the box being made out of eco-frendly material. One more slide and Sony Ericsson site link after the break.
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So here it goes. Everything said in the previous post on the M11x stands the same, for $799 you’ll get the Pentium SU4100 processor, for an extra $100 you’d get the far superior Core2Duo SU7300. Starting price includes 2GBof DDR3 RAm at 800Mhz, and for $350 you can get 8GB DDR3. As for the hard drive, it starts at a 160GB SATAII hard drive, and up to a 500GB SATAII (7200 RPM) for $150. It ships on March 1st.
So basically you’ll have to spend $1000 or more to actually get the gaming power that you need, which really wasn’t what came in mind when we heard it at CES. Nevertheless, it’s a good buy. [Dell]
Besides all of the media frenzy on Dell’s 11.6-inch gaming “netbook”, the Alienware M11x, which packs in a Nvidia 335M graphics chip, we have all pondered to know what is the release date, and secondly, we’ve wanted more details. Well probably this short slide has a couple of those answers. First and foremost, the M11x will ship with either a Pentium SU4100 or Core2Duo SU7300 processor, which further baffles competitors on how much power is actually in this thing. Afterwards, there’s evidence of it shipping on Feb. 5th, or sometimes after. Third, that $799 price point doesn’t seem to happy at this point, because according to the shot, the M11x starts at $899, probably with the Pentium chip. So there you go, hopefully more will leak out later. [Sina via Engadget]
I suppose we can stop calling the Calgary the DROID Devour, and instead the Motorola Devour. What it’s going to devour I’m not sure. but from the looks of it, Moto has definitely designed a carnivore.In fact, it uses the same processor found in the Palm Pixi, which is called MSM7627 (yes that’s not English), a next-gen entry-level processor for all phones that are not worthy of the mighty 1GHz Snapdragon, and will probably appear in lots of phones that don’t have Snapdragon chips (or Tegra for that matter). In the meantime AndroCentral made a nice little find — the Devour’s retail box. The only doubt I have about that is that this is a big box, compared to the Droid’s box in the shot after the break. [Via AndroCentral]
UPDATE: Looks like Motorola has put up the support site for the Motorola DEVOUR, and it’s 10 pages worth. It also confirms the existence of Wi-Fi in the DEVOUR, and there will be a car kit as well.
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That’s what Spanish blog MuyComputer is saying right now (in Spanish). According to their editorial director Javier Pérez Cortijo, “the Zune Phone presentation at Barcelona’s Mobile World Congress 2010 is 100% confirmed.” Meaning that if this is really true, the Zune Phone would launch at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona in February. Also, Microsoft is said to have partnered with Nvidia, so it can use the Tegra chip to go head on with the iPhone. Other specs include a 480 x 272 screen, HDMI video out, and a weight of around 2.45 ounces (70 grams). One note that that I’d like to make clear to you guys is that the Zue Phone isn’t going to be a Zune HD with a phone connected to it — no — it’s going to be like the iPhone — Zune software running on Windows Mobile 7. [Gizmodo via MuyComputer]
While we’re still waiting for the BACKFLIP to make its way here to the States later in this quarter, folks in CHina probably are already using their handsets right about now. You can buy the Chinese version of the BACKFLIP unlocked, with an 8GB memory card, and car charger for 4,298 Chinese yuan ($629 USD). The price of this handset hopefully will be under $200 with carrier subsidy on AT&T this March.
[Via Unwired View]
If there is one thing that’s going to make the iPad popular, it’s a couple of celebrity stunts. And here’s the first one. Somehow Stephen Colbert got his hands on an iPad, and said the following gloating words: “Jay Z, did you not get one of these in your gift bag? Am I cooler than you?!” . In fact, what he actually used the iPad for was to present the “Song of The Year” award. Well done sir. Well done. Video is after the break.
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At the Apple Campus, there is a “Town Hall” of sorts after a major product announcement. Steve is asked questions by those who dare to look at him straight in the face and ask a question (Apple employees). At this “Town Hall”, Jobs took a serious stab at Google; he says that Google’s “Don’t Be Evil” mantra is (and I directly quote) “bullshit”. Moving on (*ahem*) Steve called Adob (and I quote) “lazy” , because they have the power to do great things, but never do. Senor Steve also spoke of Flash, and that usually when a Mac crashes it’s usually because of Flash, and that the world is on the move to HTML5. Also, the launch of the nexus One on the day the App Store hit 3 billion downloads means nothing to him, and that he won’t let them (Google) “win”. If any of you thought Steve is weak after his leave, then I’m sure we can all confirm that Steve Jobs’ health is exceedingly well.
Tell us what you think after the break. [Wired]
A leak by ai.rs blog showcases that the HTC Legend will be available in an aluminum casing, and not only in that green overall. A quick recap of the specs is in the image after the break. An interesting thing is that HTC is planning to make the optical trackpad found on the Legend the same as the Bravo, and it will be a sort of standard. It only makes me want to know more details about the Legend, and of course that means finding a way of getting more intel.
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