So, Is This The Nikon D7000?

Nikon has a serious hole in their corporate faucets that allows leaks before all of their major announcements, and I’d like a sip of that water. Besides that out-of-world sentence I just wrote, the above photo might just be the Nikon D7000, a 16 megapixel DX sensor DSLR, with auto-focusing in 1080p HD video. According to Nikon Rumors, all should be said and done tomorrow, when Nikon announces the D7000.

Obviously I’ll cover it.

Nokai’s sexy E7 business slider is the new Communicator

The Nokia E7 now has the “sexiest QWERTY slider award in my book” award. With a 4-inch tilting touchscreen display on the front and an 8 megapixel imager capable of 720p video on the back (yum), there’s also the new ClearBlack Display screen, which is Nokia’s new touchscreen technology that allows for better hues of each and every color, especially with Symbian^3. You can also purportedly create PowerPoint sldies on the go with this thing. It’ll cost 495 Euros without subsidies. Please come to the U.S.

Motorola Defy On T-Mobile Launches Today — On Oprah

If any of you were paying attention to Motorola’s onslaught of Android devices, then somewhere in the mist you’ll remember the Motorola Defy from late, last month. With Android 2.1 and MOTOBLUR , 3.7-inch WVGA scratch-resistant touchpanel, can “defy” dust and water, has a 5 megapixel shooter with AF and flash, T-Mobile exclusivity, and DLNA support. According to the long press release I just read, the Defy will “be available exclusively to T-Mobile USA customers in time for the holidays.”

And if you want to see it announced, you’ll have to tune into today’s farewell season premiere of “The Oprah Winfrey Show” to find out.

I know, pretty strange, right? But hey, it’s a pretty nice “mid-range” Android smartphone. And maybe everyone in the audience will get a free Defy, and then — no one else gets one. Oh, phooey.

Motorola DEFY press shots

Sources: Oprah, Motorola

Boxee Box Goes On Pre-Order Starting Today

The Boxee Box, that all-in-one media central for your TV? Well, it’s ditched the NVIDIA Tegra 2 setup (gasp!), and went for an Intel CE4100 processor, which means you can playback 1080p HD video at 60 frames-per-second (FPS). The Boxee Box is expected to ship in November—for Canada, Australia, and the European Union in addition to the U.S.

And you can pre-order one now at Amazon for $220.

Sources: Amazon, Boxee

myTouch HD Is Another Example Of T-Mobile’s Love Of Android

That’s right. What I hear is that the myTouch HD, a new Android handset by HTC and T-Mobile, has had a recent outing of specs. That is to say that I know what’s going to be in it software -wise, and hard-wise.

The myTouch HD has a 3.8-inch screen, HSPA+ radio, Wi-Fi, 4 GB internal memory, micro-SD card slot ( 8 GB card included), 5 megapixel rear-facing camera, front-facing VGA camera, Android 2.2, and SWYPE keyboard. There’s also mentioning of a 1GHz processor in the leaked doc found by TMoNews.

Review: Sony Ericsson Xperia X10

It’s Sony Ericsson’s first entry into the Android marketplace here in the United States, and they weren’t fooling around when doing so. If your brain can remember, but last year SE showed us all the first 1GHz Snapdragon in an Android smartphone: the XPERIA X10. But with a release delayed by nearly a year, tons of other Androids took the lead in the Snapdragon race. Here, I tested, annoyed, scrutinized, and tortured the AT&T Xperia X10 for the two weeks I’ve had this loaner.

That could only mean the 13-Year-Old Gadget Blogger’s take on it is after the break.

Apple Ending iPhone 4 Free Bumper Program September 30th.

According to Apple, “giving you free bumpers for that ‘antennagate’ issue that doesn’t exist had to end sometimes”.  But, they didn’t say that. What they actually said, officially, is in the quote below:

We now know that the iPhone 4 antenna attenuation issue is even smaller than we originally thought. A small percentage of iPhone 4 users need a case, and we want to continue providing them a Bumper case for free. For everyone else, we are discontinuing the free case program on all iPhone 4s sold after September 30, 2010. We are also returning to our normal returns policy for all iPhone 4s sold after September 30. Users experiencing antenna issues should call AppleCare to request a free Bumper case.

So essentially since Apple doesn’t think this is really a problem, they’re ending the program. Which was expected anyways, and they’ll still give you one if you complain to AppleCare, but otherwise, Johnny Ive has some antenna designing to do, no matter what.

Source: Apple Bumper Case Program