Monthly Archives: September 2007

New Fraud Protection:Voice Recognition Credit Card

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I just stumbled across this while reading this month’s issue of Popsci. Have you ever worried about a crook snagging your card and ordering high end goods over the phone? Well, the Beepcard contains a prototype paper-thin speaker, microphone and voice-recognition chip. In order to use the card the user...

Amazon Launches DRM Free, 256Kbps MP3 Store

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For years I’ve been complaining about the iTunes Store’s shoddy sound quality (128Kbps). If you can’t tell the difference then you get your ears checked. Today, Amazon launched their Music Store called AmazonMP3. It’s straight up kickass – pending any UI checks. It’s of course in Beta, and currently offers...

Blackberry 8820 Now Available on AT&T Wireless

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Not the most exciting news, but I am pretty sure the Blackberry 8820 is new to ATTWireless’ cell phone line up.  The difference between the 8800 and the 8820 you ask?  WiFi of course! More details and available here for $299 with a 2-year agreement and a $50 rebate....

Blackberry Curve 8310 Release Date?

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According to the Boy Genius Report we should expect a new Blackberry Curve 8310 – the one with GPS and colors – as of October 4th, 2007.  I know I have a few buddies who’ve been holding out for this update so here you go.  Expect colors such as Titanium...

AT&T Moto Q9 Discount Appears on Rebate Card Form

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Although the Moto Q9 Global – as AT&T is calling it – isn’t available for purchase on AT&T Wireless’ site just yet, their PDF rebate form contains a $50 rebate card line item for the device as of 9/17/07.  I’d expect to see the device available for purchase this week...

iPod Touch Review

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PCMag has got a pretty thorough review of the iPod touch. They’ve basically reiterated what we already knew (slim, sleek and cool) but have reaffirmed our dropped jaws. They’ve also noted a new feature: push the tactile button twice and you can jump right into song control; device locked or...

iPod Touches Available Early

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Got this via Engadget. Looks like some of the Apple stores are already carrying the iPod Touch. The online store still lists them as available on 9/28, though. Josh Mobley is the guy who got his hands on the ‘Touch’ and managed to include some video. As you’ll see, he...

Samsung SGH-F700 Available in EU Q4 2007

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Looks like Vodafone will get Samsung’s latest and greatest. Should appear, according to Aving, in Europe November this year (2007). The SGH-F700 emerged earlier this year, made a quick appearance at the 3GSM Word Congress where it looked very much like a WIP (were talking shoddy touch screen control) and...

Ugobe Delays Pleo Release

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I just received an email from Ugobe informing me that the Pleo will be slightly delayed. No word on how back dated orders will be, but Ugobe has some what guaranteed that the preorder folks (first hatch) will still receive theirs by the holidays. The delay, according to Ugobe, is...