Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 Cleared by FCC

The highly-anticipated Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 smartphone has been approved by the FCC and helpfully posted on their website » 10/04/08 11:00am 10/04/08 11:00am so I can spend my Saturday mornings combing through confusingly bureaucratic PDF files looking for announcements like this. The specific model vetted by the fatcats in Washington probably isn't…

PlayStation 3 DualShock 3 Gets US Date: April 15

April 15 won't just be tax day, it'll be the day you can pick up the DualShock 3 (rumbling PS3 controller) in the US. The controller's already been available in Japan for months now, which means that if you're really keen on getting vibration before your buddies, you could import it from Asia and hook it up now. If… » 2/26/08 1:14pm 2/26/08 1:14pm

Amazon Officially First To Drop Major DRM: Sony the Fourth and Final Big Label Onboard

Click to viewLess than a week after it came out Sony BMG was planning to sell music not loaded down with copyright protection, they're officially selling DRM-free MP3s through Amazon's MP3 store later this month, making it the first store to carry DRM-free music from all four major labels. UPDATE: Regarding the lack… » 1/10/08 4:30pm 1/10/08 4:30pm

Dell Latitude XT Tablet PC Gets Official At Under 4 Pounds With Capacitive Touch

Dell's Latitude XT 12.1-inch convertible Tablet PC is finally official, and it's being paraded as the world's "only sub-four-pound 12.1-inch convertible tablet" with capacitive touch capability—meaning it'll sense your finger (sorry, only one) without any pressure at all. Also on the touchy-feely side, it's got palm… » 12/11/07 9:15am 12/11/07 9:15am

Amazon Kindle Official Details: $399, "Whispernet" EV-DO, the "iPod of Reading"

There's a lot to digest in Newsweek's seven-page all-out feature. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos sums it up: "This isn't a device, it's a service." Kindle starts shipping tomorrow for $399 and is "a perpetually connected Internet device" running off of EV-DO—it calls the service "Whispernet." It's totally computer independent:… » 11/18/07 3:45pm 11/18/07 3:45pm

T-Mobile's Wi-Fi BlackBerry Curve Is Fo' Real and Quite Tasty

In the hot summer months, rumor was that the critically acclaimed BlackBerry Curve was coming to T-Mobile—and unlike the AT&T "exclusive" edition, the T-Mo one would have Wi-Fi. Last week, Jason Chen reported that the Curve would be equipped with T-Mobile's Hotspot @Home for unlimited Wi-Fi calling at home or in… » 9/24/07 12:01am 9/24/07 12:01am

T-Mobile BlackBerry 8320 Curve Now Official: $249 With 2-Year Contract

We reported on the BlackBerry Curve getting T-Mobile hotspot compatibility, but the 8320 has just become official, retailing now for $249 after $50 mail-in rebate with a two-year contract. It's available in titanium and gold, and you should be able to pick one up from retailers (they just got the go-ahead to sell).… » 9/21/07 1:59pm 9/21/07 1:59pm