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!
Sanyo’s much awaited XACTI DMX-HD800 (the successor to the DMX-HD700) has finally arrived. Loaded with an 8.0 megapixel 1/2.5 inch CMOS sensor, 5x optical zoom, a 2.7″ LCD, face tracking, SD/SDHC support, and easy to use drag-and-drop (to transfer the H.264 video to your PC), the HD800 makes a “HUGE step forward in video quality” according to Akihabara News. The Sanyo XACTI DMX-HD800 launches in Japan on August 22nd for ¥50,000 ($463 USD), so we’ll have to wait a bit to see if the HD800 actually lives up to the hype.
Targus has developped a TSA-approved “Zip-Thru” 15.4″ Corporate Traveler Laptop Case. Measuring 16.93 x 6.50 x 13.98 inches and weighing 3.74 pounds, the Zip-Thru Laptop Case allows you to zip right through Airport Security Checkpoints. Indeed, this bag, constructed from hefty black ballistic 1680 denier nylon, can be scanned with your laptop still inside . When the Zip-Thru laptop bag launches in October, you can pick one up for $99. Click here for the press release!
Well, hello beautiful! Sony Ericsson has a gorgeous slider phone in development: the G705. The G705 slider will feature GPS, Wi-Fi, a 2.4″ display, a 3.2 megapixel camera with flash, and 128 mb of internal memory. Rumours are that the slider will drop first in Arabic nations, but we’ll know more in a couple of weeks, when Sony holds an official press conference. [Via se-nse]