Gadgets

The hardware that’s bringing computing everywhere

  • Samsung SGH-a707 aka Cingular SYNC Launches

    ASAP, the Samsung SYNC, or SGH-a707, gets all launched today. The skinny clamshell phone, exclusive to Cingular, is optimize for high-speed downlink packet access (HSDPA) for “instant access” to the new music services via a one-touch Cingular Music key. It has external touch-sensitive multimedia buttons as well and a microSD slot for your storage needs. Oh and it supports stereo… Read More

  • Zune.net: Zune's A-Comin'

    Big launches this November, Wii, PlayStation 3 and, of course, Zune. The highly anticipated PMP from Microsoft, set to drop in just under two weeks, got a little closer to needy hands and prying eyes today, with the launch of Zune.net. The site touts a handful of information on the player as well as specs on some of the artists included on the players. Viewers can also check out Zune… Read More

  • Smartphones Now: Windows Mobile 5

    If you’ve heard about a Windows-based smartphone in the past year or two, it’s most likely running Windows Mobile 5.0. Actually a subset of what Microsoft calls Windows CE, Windows Mobile 5.0 (WM5) runs with a portion of Windows CE 5.0’s total features. Various subsets of Windows CE is used for OSes like the Windows Mobile Pocket PC Edition, Windows Mobile Smartphone Edition… Read More

  • BenQ Officially Releases FP241W 24-Inch LCD Monitor


    Not that I have anywhere near the $1,099 to pick one of these up today, but just knowing that this 24-inch BenQ widescreen monitor exists makes me kinda gleeful for the day when it drops to $500. With the FP241W, the company promises the screen will take “game playing to new heights” thanks to its High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) that will allow for data-transfer rates… Read More

  • GMail Mobile: GMail, Mobile

    MobileCrunch got the scoop on GMail Mobile, a Java-based application for smartphones that gives direct access to your GMail inbox in a streamlined and quite attractive little package. To get it, visit gmail.com/app and rock out. It has dedicated keys for forwarding, replying to, and browsing messages, reducing the overall hunt and peck experience considerably. We’re busily installing… Read More

  • Cingular Adds XM Channels To Service Options Along With Music Subscription Services


    If you’re one of the more than 58 million Cingular Wireless customers in this country, on November 6 you’ll have the option to listen to audio streams of 25 of XM satellite radio’s commercial-free music channels on your handset. For a service charge of $8.99 per month (you didn’t think it would be free, did you?) subscribers will get a helping of the service’s… Read More

  • PlayStation 3 Hands-On Preview

    Sony’s PlayStation 3 event in NY finally let gamers get their hands on near-complete versions of PlayStation 3 games. Along with nice 1080p HDTVs and cool-looking chairs, gamers got to play the big PS3 launch title Resistance: Fall of Man. Also having tried out the game earlier today, I’ve got to say that I’m disappointed in the game so far. Though the PS3 supports 1080p… Read More

  • Nintendo Wii Unboxed

    Mexican gaming magazine Atomix got its hands on a Nintendo Wii system to test out and is is trying to make us jealous about not having one ourselves by releasing pictures of the Nintendo Wii box, the console and all of the peripherals. The Nintendo Wii itself looks good, but I don’t know about that grey brick on the bottom, it seems to take away from the sleek look of the console. Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Island of Robots Edition

    Here are a handful of yesterday’s exciting stories: Smartphones Now: A Guide to the Hottest Smartphones of 2006
    Sony CDX-HS70MW Everything-Proof Head Unit For Boats
    iLounge’s 2007 iPod Buyers Guide
    All Your Base Are Belong To U-ROBO
    Asus W6 and S6 Leather Laptops Read More

  • Wal-Mart Will Offer Nintendo Wii And PlayStation 3 Preorders

    If you didn’t get a chance to preorder a Nintendo Wii at EB Games/GameStop or ToysRUs, you’ve still got a few chances to preorder a Wii system and/or a PlayStation 3 online. Wal-Mart doesn’t have a date posted up on when they will be taking preorders, but like most online retailers, you can be put on an email list to be notified when the preorder will be available. If you… Read More

  • GameStop/EB Games Not Canceling PS3 Preorders

    There’s a rumor going around that GameStop/EB Games is canceling PlayStation 3 preorders that are being sold in Ebay. It all started from one post at Evil Avatar. The post stated: Today during a conference call, managers of EB Games stores in Canada were told that a list is being made of all pre-orders for PlayStation 3’s that have been posted for sale on eBay. Lists will be… Read More

  • 62 Titles For Nintendo Wii

    Now that you know all about the Wii system’s virtual titles, its time to find out more about the next gen titles coming for the Wii. Nintendo Wii will have a total of 62 titles by the end of the year, 32 of which will be next gen titles (other other 30 are virtual titles). From what we’ve heard so far, there are enough Wii titles to hold gamers over until there are enough PlayStation… Read More

  • Corsair Celebrates Its RAM Dominance With Gold-Plated Modules

    Memory manufacturer Corsair is having a very good year with its high-end performance RAM modules. Year-to-date the company’s total premium module shipments have surpassed one million units. To celebrate the acheivement and its general market dominance, Corsair is giving away five, custom 2GB DDR2-8888 gold-plated DOMINATOR memory kits. The DOMINATOR sticks are pretty awesome with an… Read More

  • Helio to Launch Two New Phones, We Add Two Cents

    Phonescoop and Engadget Mobile have some exciting news about Helio’s new handset, the Drift, along with an unnamed Pantech phone. Although I can neither confirm or deny this, the Drift, codenamed the Astropop by Samsung, is considerably smaller than the Kickflip and slides up. It’s actually about the size of Samsung’s Yepp line of MP3 players, making it a welcome addition to… Read More

  • T-Mobile BlackBerry 8705 In The Wild

    <img src="http://tctechcrunch2011.files.wordpress.com/2007/01/bad news for T-Mobile users. The good news is that we've got snap of the BlackBerry 8705 communicator in the wild. Featuring a standard BB keyboard, a pretty bright screen, and version 4.1 of the OS, the BB is an upgrade to the older versions now available on T-Mobile. The bad news? Well, it's not available yet. Read More

  • Sony Vaio G1: Preorder Now


    Weighing in at just 1.98-pounds, the new Sony Vaio G1 is the lightest girl in the class. To achieve this crazy low weight, the G1 features a carbon fiber chassis. There is, however, some substance to its feathery existence. It features a 12.1-inch XGA TFT and a 17mm keypitch keyboard. The G1 has a 1.2GHz Intel Core Solo processor and can hold up to 1.5GB of RAM. It also comes standard with… Read More

  • iPod Shuffle 2 Hands On

    Our spies got their hands on a Shuffle 2, Apple’s diminutive teeny-tiny MP3 player. They report that it’s quite small and quite cool and that the guy who gave it to him pulled it out of his pocket like a joint. Very sneaky. Read More

  • All Your Base Are Belong To U-ROBO

    Korean robotics house ED has developed a house-trained robot with questionable uses. It packs a 1GHz Intel Pentium processor and 512MB RAM under the hood. The unit also features WiFi, ethernet, USN 2.0 ZigBee and RFID, so a wide range of connectivity options are covered. Users can control the U-ROBO via its 6.4-inch programmable touchscreen display, or through voice recognition. It includes… Read More

  • LG VX-8600 Chocolate Flip Details

    for a while, we never really knew what specs the Verizon-bound phone was going to have. Well, now we do. The phone will have a 176×220 pixel display, 800mAh battery, touch-sensitive music keys on the front, 1.3-megapixel camera, 15FPS video capture, 8x digital zoom, micro SD slot, MP3/WMA playback, MPEG-4/3GP video playback, and Bluetooth A2DP support. Not much else is known about the… Read More