Posts Tagged ‘2008’

Blackberry 9000 Specs Revealed

November 30, 2007

Let’s start this off this by stating there’s more to this device than what will be listed. This is just what’s known at this point, although these details have yet to be confirmed as final specifications. The BlackBerry 9100 will sport a screen with the dimensions of 480 x 320 (or maybe that’s 320 x 480), 1GB of on-board memory, and an Intel XScale PXA270 processor at 624MHz, clocking in slightly faster than the 620MHz ARM 1173 processor found in the iPhone. The BlackBerry 9000 will sport the dual-threat of GPS and WiFi as well as introducing 3G support (multi-band HSDPA) to the GSM carrier family devices, answering the prayers of many of us. At this point in time, there’s no update to the camera, which remains at 2 megapixels, although we’re hearing there is the possibility of seeing a 3.2 megapixel camera at launch. You all know the drill! Rest of the goodies, after the break!

No features, both software and hardware, that are currently enabled in OS 4.3 and above will be missing from the 9000-series family. This doesn’t rule out a major change in direction for the BlackBerry OS, as there is a strong possibility that what we’ll see in the future will either be completely different, or at least it will look the part of a distant – but more intelligent and handsome – cousin.

Barring a massive breakthrough in pixels per inch capacity in the 480 x 320 resolution, with the obvious increase in real estate, you have to wonder what will become of our beloved keyboard. We have yet to hear any final details in this arena, but this certainly will make for loads of speculation, both on the internet and off-net, of a touch screen or slider device. We’re not holding our breath with regards to the near-term introduction of any non-standard keyboard layouts from Research In Motion, though.

As you might have guessed, there’s no pricing or availability information for this device. If you want our opinion and pure speculation for a release date, based on the information we have, we’d expect this to drop sometime in Q1 – Q2 2008. Bring it, RIM!

Via BoyGenius


Dodge Challenger Pricing & Release Date Announced

November 30, 2007

Starting December 3rd, Dodge will be taking orders for the much anticipated rebirth of the Challenger. Pricing for the V8 powered SRT8 version will be $37,995 and will be available as early as March 2008. This is for the first batch of 5,000 cars which will all be of the tuned up SRT flavor marked as a 2008 model. Colors offered will be black, silver, or HEMI orange – all with the identifiable center striping. Later in 2008, as 2009 models, Dodge will release the more mass market variations pushing a 3.5L V6. Pricing on these is yet to be announced. (TIS Custom render shown above.)


LA Auto Show: Jaguar XF

November 15, 2007

Jaguar today unveiled the new Jaguar XF for the U.S. market. The Jaguar XF, which replaces the S-Type, will go on sale in March of 2008.
In the U.S. the Jaguar XF will only come in a base 4.2 liter V8 engine that will produce 300 horsepower and a 4.2 liter Supercharged V8 engine that will produce 420 horsepower. Jaguar will offer three trim levels including Luxury, Premium Luxury and Supercharged.
The base 4.2 liter V8 Jaguar XF will go for $49,975 while the Supercharged variant is priced at $62,975. Mike O’Driscoll, Jaguar’s managing director declined to comment on any questions related to Jaguar’s sale by Ford.


Circuit City Black Friday Ad

November 9, 2007

Here are only some the notables. There are actually tons of good deals in there.

Compaq Presario Laptop w/Intel Pentium Dual-Core Processor and 1GB RAM – $299.99
Toshiba Satelillite Laptop with AMD Athlon 64 X2 Duel Core – $399.99
HP Pavilion Media Center PC with AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual-Core Processor 5200+ – $499.97 AR

A bunch of digital cameras < $200
Fairly reasonably priced GPS units

Onkyo 5.1 Channel Home Theater Receiver – $149.99
Samsung 5.1 Channel 800W Home Theater System – $149.99
Kingston 1GB Notebook DDR2 Memory – $14.99
Wireless-G Router Free with Any Laptop – $0.00
Seagate 500GB External Hard Drive – $79.99
Western Digital 1TB My Book Essential External 3.5 USB Hard Drive – $199.99
XBox 360 Pro w/Free Wireless Controller & Two Games – $349.99