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Samsung

In a move to get you to upgrade the cell phone you just got last month, Samsung is working on a miniature drive technology for its future models. Though there are no details as to when they might become available, a Samsung spokesperson said that a 0.85-inch drive is indeed "in the R&D stage." Toshiba and GS Magicstor have already announced plans to build drives of that size, which will also likely be used for cell phone storage. Maybe now we'll be able to see the video for "Flap Your Wings" with our ring tones.

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Nintendo DS Box Art Finalized

Isn't it pretty? Just another thing to get you excited about the release of one of the two major handheld systems soon to be on the market. As you can see, Nintendo is also advertising the Metroid Prime Hunters demo which is packed in with the system.

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Gear Live Playlist Music ReviewsPlaylist takes a look at the world of male singer-songwriters this week, a tradition going back to Woody Guthrie, Hank Williams and Bob Dylan, and continuing today with a whole list of gifted musicians. New releases by two American newcomers, and some recent releases and a collection essential from their British counterparts. Enjoy the world where all you need is an acoustic guitar and a lyric sheet.

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PalmOne's Newest Model?

Today an image of an upcoming Tungsten handheld was posted (and then removed, apparently) on Amazon.com. As you can see, it appears to be a slider-less model, with a 320x480 display. Rumors are also pointing to a release as early as next Tuesday. October has traditionally been a month for new handheld announcements by palmOne, so I'm inclined to believe this news. There's no word as to whether it's the successor to the Tungsten E (most likely) or if it will be billed as the Tungsten T5. I'm still holding on to see how long my M515 lasts, but if it did break, I'd probably jump for one of these, considering I don't like slider designs.

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TiVo $49.99 After Rebate Circuit CityNo, I am not trying to get you to set the old Bob Barker game show to Season Pass! This is a message for those of you out there who STILL have yet to pick up a DVR because of the price. Although many cable companies are starting to release combo DVR/Cable Tuners, just about anyone will tell you that they aren't as good as TiVo. Now just about anyone can get one, because they are just $49.99 after a $100 mail-in rebate from Circuit City. I know, mail-in rebates suck - but in this case I think it may be worth it. I mean, who wouldn't want to hit instant replay whenever one of Barker's Beauties hits the screen?

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Free Handbags Gratis Networks freehandbags.comGratis Networks business model has swept the internet up by storm over the last few months, and now they are back with something that isn't as high tech. Despite that fact, I still received over 100 emails about the subject, so why not put it up? The next big thing from Gratis is FreeHandbags.com. What's the catch? The same as what you are used to from FreeIpods.com. Sign up here and complete and offer. Get five of your friends to do the same, and you score yourself a Prada, Coach, Louis Vuitton, or Kate Spade female handbag. Don't laugh. Some of these bags actually cost more than a 20 GB iPod.
Archos AV400 Video Recorder Review

There's something to be said for the promise of convergence. Having one single device that handles multiple tasks will save you carrying space at the very least. At its best, you can save serious dough when a unit is more than the some of its parts. Today, Gear Live takes a look at Archos' latest offering, the AV400, a DVR-like recorder that also allows you to view photos and play music. Click below to see how this $550 device stacks up in terms of functionality and usability.

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iRiver H300 H320 H340 Ship Date

The next big thing in the portable MP3 player world is about to hit the US. All indications point to the iRiver H300 Series of MP3 players shipping in less than two weeks in the United States. The iRiver H300 is literally stacked with a multitude of features which make it stand out ahead of just about anything else out there, including the Apple iPod. Some of these features include:

  • 260,000 color 2" TFT LCD screen
  • Supports multiple music and image formats: MP3, OGG Vorbis, WMA, ASF, JPG, BMP
  • 16 hours of battery life per charge (takes 3 hours to charge)
  • Charge via USB
  • Transfer photos directly from a digital camera to H300 via USB
  • FM Radio Tuner and Recorder

Nokia 6670

In October, Nokia is looking to launch the all new 6670 cell phone, which includes a 1 Meg camera, tri-band, Bluetooth, and a high resolution screen sporting 65K colors. The camera also features a 4x digital zoom and photo-editing capabilities like crop, frame, and text-adding. Looks like we'll finally be able to print those phone-photos we take in a respectable 4x6 size. In a sign of growing trends towards convergence, the camera will also allow video-recording. A foldable Nokia wireless keyboard and a wireless headset is also in the works for the 6670. Oh, did we mention that it makes phone calls too? Still, with my big fingers, I'm a little worried about being able to accurately press that last row of keys.

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Sony

Looks like Sony has finally faced the hard facts of the digital music business, and is making a major shift in support for the MP3 format. The company plans to introduce new music players that support the format in Europe as early as this year. Sony's also looking to allow owners of its current models to get MP3-compatibility via software upgrades. Sony can be pretty stubborn when it comes to propietary media. Just look at their Memory Sticks and the MiniDiscs. Good to see that their coming to their senses, in a move that should help them improve their position against rivals such as Apple.

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