New iPods Debut With New iPod Shuffle, iPod Nano, And iPod Touch With Camera

The New iPods Overview

The new iPod Shuffle now has the buttons of the 2nd generation model, VoiceOver of the 3rd generation, with playlists and the usual Genius features, 5 different colors, and 15 hours of battery life. The new iPod Nano incorporates a multitouch touchscreen, no clickwheel but has a clip, FM radio, and iOS 4.x feel, works in 29 languages, has Nike+ support, and 24 hours of battery life. It’ll come in seven different colors; including a Product(RED) version.

Finally the new iPod Touch — with a camera. It now has an LED-powered Retina display, an Apple A4 chip, a gyroscope, GameCenter with iOS 4.1, FaceTime with a front-facing camera (that works with iPhone 4s and iTouches), and rear-facing HD video recording. The iMovie video editing app seen on iPhone 4 will also be available.


The iPod Shuffle starts @ $49 for the 2GB model, the new iPod Nano costing $149 for 8GB, $179 for 16GB. The iPod Touch with 8GB of storage for $229,$299 for 32GB, $399 for 64GB. All the new models are available for pre-order today, and will be released next week.

The New iPods Gallery

Source: Apple Live Broadcast

Microsoft’s Arc Touch Mouse Finally Unveiled, But Launches In December *frowns*

I really want the Arc Touch Microsoft. Pretty please?

The Arc Touch’s main features are a touch sensitive silver strip which is programmable on Windows computers, and a design where applying pressure to the ‘arc’ turns it off by setting it flat, and turning it on by doing the exact opposite motion. For $69.95 Microsoft will begin taking pre-orders today, and a launch is set in stone sometimes this December (which disappoints a little). The mouse is officially only supported on Windows, but Joanna Stern (from Engadget, mind you) managed to get it working automatically with the USB dongle which comes in the box on a Mac.

Full presser after the jump!

HP Mini 5103 and 210 netbooks get bumped up with dual-core Atoms

The ‘professional-aimed’ $399 Mini 5103 netbook (seen right) will be getting a dual-core 1.5GHz processor option that will offer a 20% boostin power, without any shortcomings on battery life. The system also will offer the HP Day Starter OS, but no webOS yet *frowns*.

On the flipside, for the ordinary consumer, the HP Mini 210 has a new design, the same heavily-praised keyboard, a ton of very clever colors, a Broadcom Crystal Accelerator option for 1080p playback, and will retail for $330 with a single core Atom CPU and six-cell battery, but will have the optional upgrade to the faster N550 processor for a bit more greenbacks (probably $75).

HP Mini 5103 & 210 Press Shots

Motorola Releases The MILESTONE 2 For Europe, a la Droid 2

For those of you wondering, the DROID 2 is the Milestone 2, except with GSM bands and support for SIM cards. Happy now? The Milestone 2 has a 1 GHz processor, 5 megapixel shooter with 720p video recording, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, 3G mobile hotspot capabilities, 8 GB micro-SD card, Flash 10.1, DLNA support, and Android 2.2. Unlike the U.S counterpart, the MILESTONE 2 has the full Motoblur UI, instead of the one featured in the Droid X.

It will be available beginning in Q4 of 2010 across the big pond separating the U.S from the Old Word. Full presser after the cut.

Source: Motorola Media Center

Apple Will Be Streaming Today’s Press Conference – Only To Apple Hardware

If you have an iPhone 4, Mac, iPad or any other Apple=branded hardware, you will be able to watch today’s event, over a video live stream at 10:00 AM Pacific Time, 1 PM Eastern Time. A direct link to the stream will be placed on Apple’s homepage when the event is live.

If you’re part of the opposition who has a Windows computer and an Android phone, you’re out of luck. Seriously Apple, how closed off can you be? Don’t you have a Windows version of iTunes, Safari, and Quicktime?

Apple’s event today probably will consist of several new iPods, an Apple TV, an iLife update, and iOS 4 for the iPad, as according to various sources.

Source: Apple

T-Mobile Rolls Out HSPA+ ‘4G Speeds’ To 9 More Cities

T-Mobile recently sent out a short press release to those that should be informed about HSPA+ being available to the future handsets on T-Mobile that support it.  Technically since HSPA+ is up to 4G speeds, you’ll be able to get this improved service for free, since it’s a carrier upgrade. the following cities are in the official T-Mobile statement below.

Today, T-Mobile USA, Inc. announced the continued expansion of its super-fast mobile broadband network to 100 million Americans in more than 55 major metropolitan areas.

T-Mobile’s HSPA+ network – which offers theoretical peak throughput speeds of 21Mbps – is now available in Boston, Mass.; Erie, Penn.; Fresno, Palm Springs and San Diego, Calif.; Miami, Fla.; Richmond, Va.; Spokane, Wash.; and Topeka, Kan.

“Our new network offers today’s available 4G speeds to more people than any other wireless network in the country and we’re not done yet.  We are now on pace to more than double our HSPA+ footprint – reaching more than 200 million people by this year – with plans to offer 42Mbps theoretical speeds in 2011,” said Neville Ray, chief network officer for T-Mobile USA.

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New Xbox 360 Controller Details, Press Pics, And Some Exclusive Details

The new Xbox 360 controller which has an improved D-pad and better analog sticks — a newer and better controller all around — is in freaky awesome metallic silver and such, and makes all new owners of the Xbox 360 (sometimes called the Stealthbox) a little sad.

After speaking to one of Microsoft’s Xbox agents, I can directly say that Microsoft hasn’t outed the availability of the controller in Xbox retail units, as the new controller is only coming in a Play and Charge kit for $64.99 when it launches on November 9 in the States. Interestingly, I did learn that the older controller will still be sold, and then other than that, Microsoft doesn’t have any plans for displaying the controller in public (i.e a press event), for now.

That’s that folks. Shiny press images below.

Xbox 360 with nicer D-pad press pics