Although rumours are that the Nokia N96 will initially be a UK-only release, most tech junkies will be able to live vicariously through articles and video reviews. After all, we already know that the N96 will feature 16 GB of internal memory, microSDHC support (for up to 16 GB of memory), a dual-slide design, a built-in kickstand for video watching, a 5 megapixel Zeiss camera with dual LED flash, GSM, HSDPA, a 2.8″ TFT display, 128 mb of RAM, and a Dual ARM 9 264 MHz CPU. There’s no word on pricing, yet, but if you have to ask… well, then the N96 might not be for you. Read more here!
T-Mobile abandons the frills with their latest Sidekick, which is named simply “the Sidekick.” Even so, this Sidekick has progressed a ton since the original Sidekick in 2002. The Sidekick sports a 400×240 WQVGA screen, a 2 megapixel camera, video recording, Bluetooth 2.0, and a microSD slot. The Sidekick is also the first Sidekick to come with customizable shells, which are available from SidekickShells for $14.99. With a 2 year T-Mobile contract, the Sidekick will only set you back $149. For a review of the new Sidekick, click here!
Although the Dell Inspiron 13 may be lacking in bells and whistles, it’s a perfect work laptop for those on a limited budget. While the base model boasts a 13″ screen, 8-in-1 media card reader, and a slot loading DVD player, you’ll have to cough up some more dough to get Wi-Fi, a webcam, and/or Bluetooth. A $699 version of Dell’s Inspiron 13 will retail at Walmart on August 3rd; later in August, you’ll be able to configure the Inspiron 13 for yourself at dell.com. Read more here!
Oh, it’s on, Apple. Lenovo is now marketing their super-thin X300 laptop as having the “art of thin.” Additionally, they claim that there is “no compromise” and that “everything else is just hot air.” Touche, Lenovo, Touche. Besides that, the Lenovo X300 is your average ultra-portable, complete with a solid state hard drive, 13.3 inch display, DVD burner, GPS, 2 GB of RAM, and a 1.2 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Processor. It’s also 0.73 inches thick, and weighs between 2.9-3.5 pounds. Unfortunately, prices start at $2,400. For more info, click here (CNET gave the X300 a 8.5/10).
Amazon recently leaked pictures and stats of the upcoming Sansa Fuze- a cute little DAP with loads of features. These features include a 1.9 inch colour screen, 4 GB of memory, microSDHC support, MP3/WMA/MPEG-4 support, a voice record, an FM tuner, and availability in black, pink, red, and possible many more colours! Allegedly, the Sansa Fuze will have a battery life of 24 hours for audio playback and 5 hours for video playback. Even more impressive, the Sansa Fuze had a list price of only $99! That’s right: $99 will buy you a 4 GB Sansa Fuze, while it will cost you $150 for an iPod Nano (which lacks an FM tuner or voice recorder). So, keep your eyes out for the Sansa Fuze in the upcoming months; it’s a deal you definitely don’t want to miss out on.