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Verizon Wireless to launch LG Enlighten on September 22nd for $79.99

Wednesday, September 21st, 2011

Verizon Wireless on Wednesday announced the LG Enlighten, a new Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) smartphone that will be available on September 22nd for $79.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate with a new two-year agreement. The Enlighten offers a full QWERTY keyboard and a relatively basic feature set given its price. It is powered by an 800MHz processor and has a 3.2-inch touchscreen display with a relatively low 480 x 320-pixel resolution. The Enlighten will ship with a 2GB microSD card and also has a 3.2-megapixel camera, although it lacks a secondary front-facing camera for video chats. Other features include Adobe Flash 10 support, 3G Mobile Hotspot for sharing your 3G connection with up to five Wi-Fi-enabled devices, and Bluetooth 3.0 support. Read on for the full press release.

VERIZON WIRELESS AND LG MOBILE ILLUMINATE WITH LG ENLIGHTEN™

Multi-tasking and Customization are Easy with LG Enlighten on the Verizon Wireless Network

BASKING RIDGE, N.J., and SAN DIEGO – Verizon Wireless and LG Electronics MobileComm U.S.A., Inc. (LG Mobile), today announced LG Enlighten™ will be available online at www.verizonwireless.com beginning Sept. 22, and in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores beginning Sept. 29.

Powered by Android™ 2.3, LG Enlighten is ideal for messaging, email and apps in a slim and affordable smartphone.  Customers can stay connected and up-to-date on news and their social life on the nation’s most reliable network.

Key features:
·         Android 2.3 Gingerbread
·         3.2-inch touch screen display (320 x 480)
·         800 MHz processor for performance and multi-tasking
·         Full QWERTY keyboard with large keys for easy typing
·         Adobe® Flash® 10
·         3G Mobile Hotspot allows users to share a data connection with up to five Wi-Fi-enabled devices
·         Seven customizable home screens with shortcuts to apps, favorites and widgets
·         Customizable apps menu
·         3.2-megapixel autofocus camera and camcorder

Additional features:
·         Support for Google™ Mobile Services, including Gmail™, YouTube™, Google Search™ and Google Maps™, as well as access to more than 250,000 apps available to download from Android Market™
·         Bluetooth® 3.0 Enhanced Data Rate (EDR)
·         Wi-Fi connectivity (b/g/n)
·         Exchange support
·         Suite of messaging options, including text, picture, video and voice messaging and mobile instant messaging
·         2 GB microSD™ card pre-installed

Pricing and availability:
·         LG Enlighten will be available for $79.99 after a $50 mail in rebate with a new two-year customer agreement.  Customers will receive the rebate in the form of a debit card; upon receipt, customers may use the card as cash anywhere debit cards are accepted.
·         Customers will need to subscribe to a Verizon Wireless Nationwide Talk plan beginning at $39.99 for 450 minutes per month and a smartphone data package starting at $30 monthly access for 2 GB of data.
·         Verizon Wireless Mobile Hotspot data plans are available beginning at $20 for 2 GB.

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HP’s Veer gets AT&T logo, two-tone exterior

Sunday, May 1st, 2011
We suspected HP’s diminutive webOS 2.2 smartphone might be on its way to AT&T, and now a handful of leaked photographs rocking a panda-like color scheme have further confirmed our suspicions. As you can see from the image above, the little guy’s working the carrier’s logo in the upper left-hand corner of its 2.6-inch display. The photos of HP’s smallest webOS smartphone first appeared over at Pocketnow on Friday, just days before the Veer’s May 2nd launch party is scheduled to pop off in Los Angeles. Unfortunately, we still don’t know exactly when the Snapdragon-packing device will be available for purchase, or how much it will cost when it lands, but we’re hoping to have more on that after tomorrow’s alleged event. Until then, you can always live vicariously through our hands-on with this little multi-tasking wonder. Now, isn’t that just precious?

HP’s Veer gets AT&T logo, two-tone exterior originally appeared on Engadget on Sun, 01 May 2011 19:14:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Motorola’s Wi-Fi XOOM coming to U.S. March 27th, $599

Wednesday, March 16th, 2011

In a press release just moments ago, Motorola Mobility announced the release of the its Wi-Fi only XOOM tablet in the United States. Available beginning March 27th for $599, the 32GB device will be available at Amazon.com, Best Buy, Costco, RadioShack, select Sam’s Club locations, Staples and Walmart. The XOOM was the first tablet to launch with Google’s Honeycomb operating system (Android 3.0) back in February. The price tag, which has been a point of contention amongst technology pundits and analysts, mirrors that of Apple’s 32GB Wi-Fi iPad. The full press release is after the break.

Motorola Mobility Brings MOTOROLA XOOM™ Wi-Fi to United States

LIBERTYVILLE, Ill. – March 16, 2011 – Motorola Mobility Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: MMI), today announced the upcoming availability of MOTOROLA XOOM™ Wi-Fi edition from leading retailers across the United States starting March 27. Amazon.com, Best Buy, Costco, RadioShack, Sam’s Club (select locations), Staples and Walmart will be offering the 10.1-inch widescreen HD tablet with Android™ 3.0 (Honeycomb) through both online and retail store channels. The MSRP for MOTOROLA XOOM Wi-Fi with 32 GB of memory will be $599.

“MOTOROLA XOOM is a truly innovative tablet – its design, coupled with being the first tablet to have Android 3.0, results in a user experience that is one-of-a-kind,” said Dan Papalia, vice president of retail sales for Motorola Mobility. “We are now continuing to expand the choices available to consumers with the MOTOROLA XOOM Wi-Fi to be available soon from numerous leading retailers in the United States.”

In addition, the MOTOROLA XOOM Wi-Fi will be available to commercial IT channels and regional retailers through a distribution agreement with Synnex Corporation, and regional carriers through Brightpoint, Inc.

MOTOROLA XOOM showcases the innovations of the Honeycomb user experience – including widgets, true multi-tasking, browsing, notifications and customization – on a 10.1-inch widescreen HD display, enabling video content that’s richer and clearer than ever before. With a 1GHz dual-core processor and 1 GB of RAM, MOTOROLA XOOM delivers exceptionally fast web-browsing performance. The latest Google Mobile services include Google Maps 5.0™ with 3D interaction and access to more than 3 million Google eBooks and apps from Android Market™. MOTOROLA XOOM also supports a Beta of Adobe® Flash® Player 10.2 downloadable from Android Market, enabling the delivery of rich Flash based web content including videos, casual games and rich Internet applications.

As the first device running Android 3.0, MOTOROLA XOOM benefits from our aggressive work with developers across the ecosystem through MOTODEV, Motorola’s developer support program to enable world-class tablet and smartphone experiences. These devices will be able to access more than 150,000 applications within the Android Market as well as the rapidly increasing number of applications optimized directly for the Android 3.0 OS. In addition, thousands of Flash-based web applications and sites will become available for the MOTOROLA XOOM.

As a part of the company’s commitment and leadership — along with Google’s — to the Android ecosystem, Motorola announced a series of global developer events in 11 cities across North America, Europe, Latin America and Asia. These MOTODEV events give developers access to tools, support and Motorola’s team of Android experts. The first of these events was hosted in San Francisco on March 1 and had more than 665 developers in attendance.

MOTODEV also recently announced a new testing and certification program for Honeycomb applications, encouraging developers to submit their applications to get early feedback and support on MOTOROLA XOOM performance. This is a part of the company’s ongoing commitment to supporting the ecosystem in delivering high quality experiences to the consumer.

More information about MOTODEV tools, resources and events can be found at http://developer.motorola.com.

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Engadget’s Holiday Gift Guide: E-readers

Friday, November 26th, 2010

Welcome to the Engadget Holiday Gift Guide! The team here is well aware of the heartbreaking difficulties of the seasonal shopping experience, and we want to help you sort through the trash and come up with the treasures this year. Below is today’s bevy of hand curated picks, and you can head back to the Gift Guide hub to see the rest of the product guides as they’re added throughout the holiday season.

E-readers have really started to come into their own in the past few years, and there are now a bevy of options ranging from the utilitarian to the multi-tasking. If you’re thinking about getting a reader for a friend or loved one, look no further: we’ve got our best picks below.

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Engadget’s Holiday Gift Guide: E-readers originally appeared on Engadget on Fri, 26 Nov 2010 14:21:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Lenovo ThinkCenter M90z all-in-one is made for large businesses, but startups like it too

Friday, June 11th, 2010
Lenovo ThinkCenter M90z all-in-one is made for large businesses, but startups like it too

Giant corporations may have huge, sprawling campuses sitting ominously just outside of city limits, but sometimes even they are running short on desk space — apparently. It’s for those organizations that Lenovo has created the ThinkCentre M90z, which the company is touting as the “first large business-focused 23-inch all-in-one desktop.” Starting at $899, it offers Intel Core i3 or i5 processors, DDR3 ram, SSD or platter storage, an integrated webcam, and of course that 23-inch touchscreen display. For more traditional establishments that like to keep things apart, there are the $1,199 and up ThinkStation C20 and C20x desktops, said to be 46 percent smaller than the ubiquitous Dell Precision T5500 and are also rack-mountable. Finally, and interestingly, there are the $259 C2230x and $279 L2321x Wide monitors, both 21.5-inch models that offer multi-tasking functionality. The former packs a port-replicator, making it easy to connect to multiple machines, while the latter can be split-screened and display two inputs at once. Hooray? All these wonderful things will be hitting fabric-walled cubicles between now and the end of July, and all are fully detailed in the press release after the break.

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Lenovo ThinkCenter M90z all-in-one is made for large businesses, but startups like it too originally appeared on Engadget on Fri, 11 Jun 2010 07:59:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Satellite T100 Series: Affordable Notebooks, But You Get What You Pay For [Toshiba]

Wednesday, January 6th, 2010

Toshiba’s new 11.6-inch Satellite T115 and 13.3-inch Satellite T135 won’t be the flashiest thin-and-light notebooks on the market, but they’re an economical entry point into the increasingly popular class of casual-use, ultraportable laptops.

At less and inch thick and weighing in under four pounds, both new Satellites are portable, have 720p native resolution displays and cost as little as $450. The processor options aren’t anything to go crazy over, but with the optional Intel Pentium SU4100 the notebooks can achieve up to nine hours of battery life.

They won’t be your best bet for a primary computer, and I wouldn’t ask them to do too much heavy lifting, but at the lower ranges the Satellite T100 series appears to offer better than average value.

Toshiba’s thinnest and lightest Satellite laptops, T100 series laptops are ultrathin PCs built for everyday mobility. Delivering more performance than a netbook, and less weight and more battery life than standard laptops, Satellite T100 series laptops are design engineered for life on-the-go. With two screen sizes to choose from (11.6″ and 13.3″) and now equipped with a dual-core AMD processor plus ATI Radeon HD graphics, Satellite T100 series laptops offer full-range performance for productive multi-tasking and digital entertainment enjoyment in a sleek, thin and ultraportable package.

Sleek, slim mobility
Ultraportable form-factor with starting weights of 3.5 lbs and 3.9 lbs for T115 and T135 models, respectively
Slim profile measuring less than one-inch thick
Battery life rating up to 9 hours on Intel-based platforms; up to 6 hours on AMD-based platforms
Fast resume functionality

Laptop-class performance and premium features
Choice of Intel or AMD processors:
AMD Athlon™ Neo and Turion™ Neo X2 processors with ATI Radeon™ HD 3200 graphics configurations available
Intel Pentium® SU4100
Choice of 11.6″ or 13.3″ HD TruBrite® LED Backlit display with 16:9 aspect ratio and native 720p screen resolution
HDMI output
USB Sleep and Charge port
TouchPad with Multi-touch Control
Spacious hard drive configurations up to 320GB available
All models come equipped with a Hard Drive Impact Sensor
Toshiba apps: Media Controller, Bulletin Board, ReelTime and power-saving Toshiba eco utility™

Premium style with a comfort-driven design
Draped in Fusion™ Finish, available in Nova Black with Red and White color options available (T135 only)
Full-size keyboard and TouchPad
Advanced airflow technology keeps the laptop cooler when sitting on your lap

Pricing: $449.99 – $699.99 MSRP



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