The IdeaPad S10 is Lenovo’s first attempt at a Netbook (a small, low-powered ultra-portable laptop). With a starting price of $399, this 10.2-inch 1.6 MHz Atom-processor powered netbook has a 512 mb of RAM and an 80 GB Hard Drive. For $450, the Lenovo S10 comes with 1 GB of RAM and a 160 GB Hard Drive. Initially, the S10 will run Windows XP; however, later, the S10 will be also available in Linux. Both versions have a 1024 x 600 LED back-lit display, WiFi, Bluetooth, ExpressCard, 1.3 megapixel camera, and a 4-in-1 card reader. Additionally, the S10’s touchpad allows for multi-touch gestures. The S10 will drop in China on September 5th and will launch in the US in October. Read more here!
Samsung recently announced the i8510: an amazing 8.0 Megapixel Cameraphone! Also known as INNOV8, the Samsung i8510 will launch in August for Europe and in September for the rest of the world. The Samsung i8510 proudly features HSDPA 7.2 Mbps (900/2100), EDGE / GPRS (850/900/1800/1900), Symbian OS V9.3, a 2.8-inch VGA 16M TFT LCD screen, a 8MP CMOS with Auto Flash and Dual Power LED, Image Stabilizion, Face Detecting Software, and Auto-Panorama Shot. There are also included media players, A-GPS, and FM Radio with RDS. The i8510 can support up to 510 minutes of talk time and up to 310 hours of standby. Read more here!
Mmmmm… Bacon! If there’s anything that can wake me from a deep slumber, it would be the delicious smell of freshly cooked bacon. Inventors Matty Sallin and Daniel Bartolini seemed to share my sentiments, for they have created the Wake n’ Bacon; an alarm clock that wakes you with the smell of fresh, sizzling bacon. After depositing frozen slices of bacon in the Wake n’ Bacon the night before, you can be sure to awake to the tantalizing smell of bacon! The Wake n’ Bacon simply begins cooking the bacon a few minutes before your alarm is set to wake you. Unfortunately, the Wake n’ Bacon is only a concept at this time. But, if the alarm clock is ever produced, it is sure to have many fans. Click here for more info!
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!