‘s Go Live
family got a little larger today, with the unveiling of the company’s new 800 series of PNDs. With the purchase of an 820 or 825 GPS, you’ll get a year’s worth of free access to HD Traffic
, a speed camera alert system, local weather updates and all the rest of TomTom’s Live services. The navigators also come with intelligent orientation sensors that allow for easy dashboard mounting, as well as Bluetooth capabilities that enable drivers to make hands-free calls while they cruise. The five-inch 825, much like the ARM11-powered Go Live 1000
, generates routes using TomTom’s IQ Routes technology, though it won’t cost quite as much as its big brother. No word yet on the pricing of the 4.3-inch 820, which is due to hit Europe this September, but the 825 will retail for about
, go live
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Sure, Danger’s servers are going away, but the Sidekick brand belongs to T-Mobile — and that particular component of the teen-friendly smartphone ecosystem pioneer isn’t going anywhere. Of course, the carrier’s been saying for a couple months now that it’d be relaunching Sidekick on Android, but they’re making the device very official today with the unveiling of the Samsung-sourced Sidekick 4G. Though it lacks a swiveling display, T-Mobile is quick to note that the phone’s got a “pop-tilt” mechanism that should still be pretty unique in the market — and this is the first Sidekick with a touchscreen (3.5 inch WVGA, to be exact). The Android 2.2-based unit has a 1GHz Hummingbird processor, 3 megapixel primary cam, and a pretty fierce-looking user interface (dare we say a tad Kin-like?) that comes loaded with a couple Samsung staples — Samsung Media Hub, notably — along with Qik video calling, DriveSmart texting-while-driving lockout functionality, and Sidekick Group Text and Cloud Text, which together form some manner of cross-platform messaging tool. Pricing and availability are a little murky at this point, but we can expect it “later this spring” in your choice of black or “pearl magenta.” Follow the break for the full press release.
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MSI will be debuting a number of notebooks and computing products at the Consumer Electronics Show in early January 2011 in Las Vegas. The company will be demoing computers from the G Series for gamers, F series performance notebooks, C series multimedia notebooks, X-Slim ultra-portable notebooks, Wind U netbooks, and WindPad tablets. The F Series will feature THX TruStio Pro smart wrap, which will enhance the audio experience. WinPad tablets will come in either Windows and Intel Atom configurations or with Android. The highlight of MSI’s lineup will be the GT680, which the company says is the fastest and “world’s most powerful laptop.” Featuring a quad-core Intel CPU, NVIDIA GeForce GPU, four DDR3 RAM slots for 16 GB of memory, dual HDD configurations, the GT680 features MSI Turbo Drive Engine+ technology, which will throttle the CPU and GPU to turbo simultaneously.
MSI Unveiling New Computers at CES and Showcases GT680
No iPhone? No problem. If you’ll recall, we heard back in May that Visa was in cahoots with DeviceFidelity, with the two trumpeting a not-exactly-svelte In2Pay case that would add contactless payment support to Apple’s darling. Today, the rest of the world is finally being taken into consideration. The aforementioned firms have just cleared a new In2Pay microSD solution for use in the real world, with the BlackBerry Bold 9650 and the Samsung Vibrant in particular named as compatible. In theory, it seems that nearly any smartphone with a microSD slot could be ushered into the arena, and Visa itself expects to add additional phone models for use with this technology, “including phones based on the Symbian and Windows operating systems.” This unveiling is happening after a solid 18 months of testing around the globe, but there’s no definitive word on which banks will be offering this to customers. Between this and the sudden interest in NFC, America seems more poised than ever before to slip ever further into an endless pool of debt, and with way less friction than before! We kid, we kid… kind of.
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