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“Ready” star Salman Khan launches Blackberry Playbook in homeland

Indian born Salman Khan launched the Blackberry Playbook today in India. Salman introduced the Playbook the same way that a celebrity is announced when receiving an award.

The tablet made a slow entry where hydraulics pushed it up on to the stage, the wait was slow but worth it.

Have a look at the video below where Salman launches the tablet:


Even though India has received the Playbook, South Africa won’t receive the 4G version for the next couple of months until the service providers can handle it. No price was revealed for the Playbook either.


LG Optimus Black P970 released in South Africa

The long awaited LG Optimus Black P970 that was expected on the 25 June 2011, was released a day earlier, today 24 June 2011. This Froyo device packs a 1GB memory together with a 1GHz ARM Cortex-A8 processor with PowerVR GSX530 graphics and a rear 5 megapixel camera.

Not only does it have a rear camera but can also record of 1080p HD at 24 FPS and 720p at 30FPS, a 2 megapixel front facing camera is also included. The recommended price from LG South Africa is R4499.


Nokia announces MeeGo based N9 with 3.9″ AMOLED

For many months, we heard and saw leaks that the Nokia N9 was to be released at the beginning of January, finally the Nokia N9 has been announced, the first mobile that will have MeeGo OS. The leaked image last year was totally something different compared to the originals released today after the Nokia Communications 2011 conference. There still is no confirmation of the prices, there have been estimations of $700.

MeeGo is currently Linux based, which also had the contribution of Intel and Nokia. With this new OS, you can find all the open applications in a grid of windows. Even though this is a new OS, the icons are similar to Symbian Anna icons. According to a few reports on Facebook groups, this device doesn’t have a microSD but others suggest that it does. Unfortunately, Nokia could not provide a confirmation of a release date, this device is expected by the public towards August.

Have a look at more specs, click here.


Samsung Galaxy S ll release date for South Africa known

Just today the Samsung Galaxy S ll release date was confirmed for July sometime, the exact date is unknown yet. The prices are nowhere to be seen, there are also no pre-orders seen anywhere.

Packed Dual-core 1.2GHz ARM Cortex-A9 proccessor, Mali-400MP GPU, Orion chipset, this device will bring Android 2.3 Gingerbread, the update is already available for other devices. Currently holding the device in my hand, this Super AMOLED Plus capacitive touchscreen has superb quality. The user interface is quite friendly and smooth.

Read the comparison over at the headquarters.


Nook gets Android powered e-reader, priced at $139

The Nook Colour had to be hacked to perform certain actions but now there might be goo news, the new Android Nook may not need hacking however people are expecting hackers to turn there attention to this new tablet.

Currently at this stage, Barnes and Noble now has 2 tablets at its name, a company that is rising to be competitive. This e-reader  is packed more inside but specs aren’t available at this moment, all that it is known that this is a 6″ black and white e-reader.


Verizon Management page shows Motorola Droid 3

There hasn’t been an announcement mentioning the selling and release of the Droid 3 but the Verizon Management Page has started showing it. There have been many pictures visualized before, the specs have also crowded the internet but not all of them are certain, although this device may be carrying a dual-core and 4″ qHD display.

The dual-core Droid 2 is available in the market but for those that are waiting for the Droid 3, unfortunately this has only been seen in the US market as yet.


Nokia X7 and Nokia E6 shipping has started

After much anticipation, the Symbian Anna Nokia X7 has started shipping to places which haven’t been disclosed yet. This means that the date of the PR 2.0 update for the Symbian^3 OS is closer which will bring the new icons but themes in the Ovi Store already offer those icons.

The Nokia E6 has such a display that is competitive to the Apple iPhone devices, both have a Retina display that offers clear vision and quality. Nokia Conversations didn’t reveal the prices when the devices shipping was announced.


Grab your LG Revolution on 26 May with Verizon

You may have heard about the device and its rumoured release dates, Droid Life documents have confirmed that his device will be shipping with Netflix to Verizon on the 26 May 2011 for sales. This device will make much money due to it being Android OS equipped and the amount of love that the Americans have for Android.

With this 4.3-inch, 800 x 480 touchscreen, you can use the latest addition of Bing. Just remember that “wireless chatrging” has been included in the feature list, atleast those pockets don’t need to spend more on the battery compartment. Prices haven’t been confirmed yet.


Microsoft NoDo update brings unusual colour depth change

Microsoft recently released the NoDo update for the devices that feature Windows OS. A strange never seen before has amazed its users. The difference shows that the pictures in some cases are brighter than usual.

Microsoft has commented by saying that they have actually fixed the previous “problem”, the colour depth is suppose to be there but it wasn’t included in the updates. According to Engadget, word on the street says that the problem started when the HTC HD7 owners noticed it.


Amosu Couture Swarovski Diamond Crystal Apple Headphones

I received a press release about a headphones coated with diamond crystal where the “L” and “R” normally are. You may have never seen something like this but believe you me, they are expensive and worth the spend.

With the soft exclusive sponge that enters your ear when using the headphones has been especially included to promote this product. As I told you before, this expensive product costs $499, no worries, you can always create a dispute if anything goes wrong since they are registered with Paypal.

Amosu Swarovski Diamond Crystal Apple Headphones-Press release