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LG busts out a trio of L-series phones in the run up to MWC

Tuesday, February 21st, 2012

LG’s gotten all excited and spilled even more beans ahead of MWC as to what offerings we’ll see at the big Iberian shindig. The L-Series is a trio of phones we’re already part-way familiar with, given that the budget L3 was leaked back in January. The L5 and L7 are aimed at the mid-range and premium ends of the market, running ICS and packing 4-inch and 4.3-inch displays respectively. Whilst there’s no further detail about specs, we know that the L-series shares the same DNA as the Prada Phone 3, so we’d imagine that as a good benchmark. The PR boasts of “five aesthetic elements,” all of which seem to emphasize that the phone’s going to be quite thin. After the break we’ve got that brief statement in full and the nagging sense that there’s no surprise forthcoming when LG takes to the stage next week.

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LG busts out a trio of L-series phones in the run up to MWC originally appeared on Engadget on Tue, 21 Feb 2012 04:22:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Nintendo 3DS to add 3D video capture, upgraded eShop and more

Monday, September 12th, 2011

Satoru Iwata just announced on stage at Nintendo’s pre-Tokyo Game Show shindig that the 3DS will be getting a few upgrades soon. No word on any hardware changes — yet — but owners can expect 3D video capture as well as upgrades to the Street Pass Mii Plaza and eShop. The press conference is still ongoing, so check back for more details as they’re announced or watch the live video stream (in Japanese) embedded after the break.

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Nintendo 3DS to add 3D video capture, upgraded eShop and more originally appeared on Engadget on Mon, 12 Sep 2011 23:36:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Skype comes to Facebook, and Facebook comes to Skype

Wednesday, July 6th, 2011

It ain’t the first time Mark Zuckerberg has taken the stage to announce… something, but today’s shindig is resulting in “something” that’s a bit more exciting for the average user. As rumored, the world’s most notable VoIP service is set to become exceedingly integrated with the service. Skype has just thrown up a teaser page for v5.3 for Windows (and v5.5 Beta), noting that Skype and Facebook provide “the best of both worlds.”

Zuck is primarily announcing three main things today: group chat, a new way to chat (“an easier way to find someone who is online”) and Skype-enabled video chat. Oh, and the tiny, tiny fact that there’s now 750 million Facebook members.

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Skype comes to Facebook, and Facebook comes to Skype originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 06 Jul 2011 13:24:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Dual-screen LG Android phone shows up in the wild, poses more questions than it answers

Thursday, June 16th, 2011

A little shindig held by Orange in the UK has unearthed a T-Mobile-branded LG device that we’ve never seen before. It features a display of moderate size and resolution, which slides up to reveal a split QWERTY keyboard and yet another color display. The hidden visualizer is apparently used as an app-launching shortcut repository, though other details remain frustratingly light. Kineto Wireless were the company to bring this unannounced LG handset to the party, along with a bunch of others intended for the US market, and the rep on hand dropped the name Flip II to the Pocket-lint sleuths. There’s also the possibility that what we’re eyeing is the LG Maxx Q, which has popped up on a recently leaked T-Mo USA roadmap, though that Android 1.6 wallpaper could mean that this is just an aged prototype that never saw the light of retail day. Which would be a darn shame, if you ask us. Give the source link a bash for more pictures.

Dual-screen LG Android phone shows up in the wild, poses more questions than it answers originally appeared on Engadget on Thu, 16 Jun 2011 06:33:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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HTC is launching its next big thing tomorrow, and we’ll be there live!

Tuesday, September 14th, 2010

The drama, the excitement, the fanfare. No, those aren’t new HTC model names, they’re just what you can expect tomorrow. HTC is hosting a little shindig in London the day after today in order to announce the latest hardware it has “dreamt up” — and since we’re suckers for hot new smartphones, we’ll be there to liveblog the hell out of it. The event kicks off at 12PM British Summer Time or 1PM Central European Time. In American parlance, that’s 7AM for the East Coast and a frightful 4AM for West Coasters. Our intuition says to expect the Desire HD and Desire Z to make their debuts, but there’s only one way to be certain: keep it locked to Engadget and we’ll demystify everything as soon as superhumanly possible.

HTC is launching its next big thing tomorrow, and we’ll be there live! originally appeared on Engadget on Tue, 14 Sep 2010 11:54:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Apple iPod Event Slated For Mid-September?

Wednesday, August 11th, 2010

Rumor has it that Apple will be scheduling its annual iPod event for mid-September, which is a little bit later than in years past. This contradicts rumors from just last week that the event would be held in mid-August. Apple has held these iPod events every year since 2005. Last year, they announced their September 9 “Let’s Rock” event on August 31. With only a few days of shelf life left for this rumor, we’d expect invitations to start going out in the next few weeks.

However, as a rumor recap, whenever the event takes place, there’s strong evidence to suggest that we’ll see an iPod Touch refresh. It is likely that we’ll see a high-resolution Retina Display, along with front and rear facing cameras (just like the iPhone 4). The iPod Nano is also expected to get the refresh treatment, and some are wondering if it receive tiny touch screens as well. You might remember those. There may even be some iTunes announcements as well (cloud-based music streaming, anyone?), even though there are whispers that Apple is scaling back its ambitions in that arena, for the time being. In any event, let’s hope this shindig happens sooner than later — we’re counting the days.

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Microsoft Kinect revealed: Project Natal finally gets a name

Sunday, June 13th, 2010

USA Today just leaked the name of Microsoft’s Project Natal motion control setup: Kinect. Microsoft was apparently planning on revealing these details tonight at a pre-E3 shindig, but the leaks got the better of them (including an Italian ad that also mentions the Kinect brand). There’s still no word on price or release date, but hopefully we’ll be hearing about that later this week. The USA Today writeup also mentions a few titles, including Kinectimals, Joyride, Kinect Sports, Kinect Adventures, Dance Central, and properties based on Star Wars and Disney characters.

Microsoft Kinect revealed: Project Natal finally gets a name originally appeared on Engadget on Sun, 13 Jun 2010 20:17:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Kakai morphs into Kno, aims to school you at D8 conference

Monday, May 17th, 2010

We’ve already seen one prestigious institution reject the Kindle DX, but that’s not to say there’s no room for someone else’s digital textbook in the classroom. Kakai, an undercover startup that we heard whispered about back in April, is slowly but surely removing their own veil. Now, the company has decided to go by Kno (short for knowledge, dude), and will make its public debut at the D8 conference next month. All we’ve heard so far is that the company’s first product will be a Linux-based “foldable double-screened device, [which is] designed to feel like a mix of laptop and textbook.” It’ll be both portable and gesture-based, and as you’d likely imagine, will be aimed directly at the education market. We’re also told that the endeavor will include “robust software and a seamless website to deliver course material, allowing for note-taking and offering other audio and video capabilities,” and while that’s all a bit difficult to simply envision without a stiff cup of java to stimulate the imagination, we’ll be taking an up close and personal look in just a few days when we head out to California for Walt and Kara’s annual shindig.

Kakai morphs into Kno, aims to school you at D8 conference originally appeared on Engadget on Mon, 17 May 2010 11:53:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Samsung and Panasonic 3DTVs use same active shutter glasses tech, but are (mostly) incompatible

Wednesday, May 5th, 2010

At a recent London shindig to promote its 3D television sets, Samsung revealed that the active shutter glasses used to view its glorious, mighty, breathtaking 3D content are based on the same technology as Panasonic’s, only they’re reversed. That is to say, using your Sammy 3D specs to view Panasonic’s 3DTVs won’t work — unless you flip them upside down. You read that right, the two companies have opted for different implementations of the same technology, resulting in the farcical outcome that glasses will be interchangeable between their sets only if you’re happy to wear them upside down. How that’s gonna help the 3D takeup effort, we don’t know, but Samsung R&D chief Simon Lee does see a light at the end of this dim, poorly focused tunnel, stating that manufacturers are likely to agree a common active shutter glasses standard “as early as next year.” You might wanna look XpanD’s way if you want universal compatibility before then, or away in disgust if you’re already tired of all the absurdity surrounding 3D.

Samsung and Panasonic 3DTVs use same active shutter glasses tech, but are (mostly) incompatible originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 05 May 2010 03:43:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Sprint to announce Windows Mobile WiMax phone January 6th?

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009

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There are a series of recent events and announcements that could lead one to believe that Sprint, LG and Microsoft are working together to announce something big. Sprint has been planning a big show for CES on January 6 and calling it the “must-attend” event of the entire exhibit, and announcements will be made by Dan Hesse and Steve Ballmer. There is little need to second guess what is in store for the announcement if Ballmer and Hesse are taking the stage together.

For the following evening, Sprint and LG have been separately sending out invites to the same event, so it’s very likely the two are working together on a new device. This shindig is also going to be hosted by Brooke Shields. Throw in the announcement from the night before, Sprint’s aggressive plans to launch WiMax-enabled devices, and we have the makings of a Windows Mobile WiMax device on Sprint’s network. None of this is written in stone, but what else could it possibly be?

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