In addition to the Korean company iStation’s T3 Pmp, they have now unveiled their D3, a media e-dictionary. In addition to the handy word tool, the D3 has a 3.5-inch screen (480x320,) DMB and FM tuners, a microphone and a choice of 8, 16 and 32GB capacities. It will handle MP3, WMA, AC3, OGG, WAV, MSADPCM, FLAC, APE, MPEG1/2/4, DivX, Xvid, WMV7/8/9 , SMI, JPEG, BMP, PNG, RAW, SWF, ZIP, ALZ and CXD files. So far there is no price or date of availability.
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There is nothing worse than having someone look over your shoulder when you are using your laptop or PC. If you own an Asus EeePC, there is a new privacy filter from Thanko. You are fine in front of it, but the screen is not visible from either side. The Privacy Filter is easily attachable with double-sided removable sticky tape. It can only be used with the 4G-X or XU so those of you with a 901-X are out of luck, although if they make some bucks from this one, other filters should be sure to follow. Available for $48.50.
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Archos is apparently getting ready to release their own netbook. The Archos 10 looks fairly lackluster and features a 1.6GHz Intel Atom N270 processor, 1GB of DDR 2 of memory and a 160GB hard drive. The display is 10.2-inches with a 1024x600 resolution and the mini-PC has 802.11 b/g WiFi, a webcam, one Ethernet and 3 USB ports. Available in both black and white, no date or price has been formally released for the netbook.
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So much turmoil over such a small thing, literally. Psion owns the trademark to the Netbook, a device they actually created and later discontinued. But it seems as if they would like to make sure that no one else uses the name. jk on the run first found about the dilemma, and seems to be in contact with their “people” who want to make their intentions perfectly clear. They have sent out letters to retailers and manufacturers who are using the term in their products. We were thinking they should be flattered by all the fuss, but what do you think? And what term should be, as they call it, a “legitimate generic?” Mini-book? Notebook-minus? Should we stage a protest or hold a contest?
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One of Sony’s gadgets to be displayed at the upcoming CES 2009 will be their Vaio Pocket. It has an 8-inch LED backlit display with a 1600x768 resolution and is powered up by an Intel Atom 1.33GHz processor. The netbook will run on Windows Vista OS and will come in either a 60GB HDD or 120GB SSD. No word yet on availability or price, at least until the CES.
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Thanko has released their new CoolPad, bound to keep your laptop mildly chilled. But it doesn’t stop there. In addition to being a fan for your notebook or netbook, it also has a 3-port USB hub and additional data storage with its integrated 2.5-inch SATA HDD slot. GeekStuff4U will be offering the CoolPad sometime soon but so far, no mention of the device on the site or its price.
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Belco is the latest company to unveil their netbook, the full-flash Alpha 400. It certainly is basic with its 7-inch display, 128MB RAM, 1GB internal memory, a 400MHz MIPS processor, a 10/100 MB Ethernet interface, and WiFi connectivity. It also has a SDHC memory card slot for another 32GB of storage and runs on Linux. Let’s not forget it works as an e-book, MP3 and game player and has installed business software. You can get the netbook for way-cheap. Try $169.95.
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If you are thinking smaller netbook, maybe it’s time to think smaller peripherals. The Mini Bluetooth Keyboard is a diminutive 140 x 70 x 13mm with a weight of 65g. The device has 83 keys, a maximum reach of 15m, and gets its power from 2AA batteries (not included.) It has a button in the back for easy on/off selection. A possible gift for travelers and those who cannot stay home, the mini-keyboard is available for $39.00.
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So where has Gateway been lately? Probably working on its own netbook, although since Acer is now its parent company, reports say that it is simply a cousin to Acer’s Aspire. The LT1001j holds 1GB RAM, has a 8.9-inch display with WSVGA (1,024x600) resolution, a 0.3M webcam, and USB 2.0 and SD card slots. Weighing only 1.06kg, it is powered by an Intel Atom N270 processor and Windows XP OS. Due out in Japan this month, the claim is that because of the similarities, this one won’t hit the States.
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For the musically inclined, the Indamixx laptop is all kinds of tuneful fun. The Atom-based netbook has ArdourXchange for importing sessions and over 2,900 drum sounds, 260 plugins and effects and 350 classic samples and scratches. For $499.99, it comes with its own carrying case, a 1GB SDcard, 30 days of free software support, free shipping in the U.S. and a freebie t-shirt. Pre-order with a $99.00 down payment and do it by December 15 to guarantee an Xmas delivery.
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