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Palm Pre Profile Issue Is Acknowledged By Sprint

  For those few that have the Palm Pre or Palm Pixi and have either changed devices or had to replace one, Sprint feels your pain.  The problem lies with a profile you backed up that could easily be overwritten by the profile on your new, more empty phone.  This has been a problem for a little while and with it appearing on some major sites such as Engadget, Sprint has taken notice.  Sprint offered an official acknowledgement today:

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Apple Denies Netbook Rumor: “Not a consumer experience that we would put the Mac brand on”


  Apple continues to deny that they are releasing a netbook as has been rumored for some time.  Apple executive Tim Cook had this to say about netbooks:


  "When I’m looking at what’s sold in the Netbook market, I see cramped keyboards, junky hardware, very small screens, bad software. Not a consumer experience that we would put the Mac brand on. As it exists today, we’re not interested in it nor would it be something customers would be interested in the long term. We are looking at the space. For those who want a small computer that does browsing/email, they might want an iPhone or iPod Touch. If we find a way to deliver an innovative product that really makes a contribution, we’ll do that."


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New Leaked MacBook Pic Missing Button on Trackpad


  Another leaked pic of tomorrows MacBook has come to our attention.  The picture is of the new MacBook and shows a normal trackpad, but is lacking a button for the mouse.  Per Engadgets post "metal and glass" enclosure now houses an NVIDIA GPU, but no FireWire 400, and video-out is apparently through a connector "more compact" than MicroDVI.


UPDATE:  According to MacSoda "They’re fake everyone! JR, the man behind these pictures, had another “leak” not too long ago… and we all know how that turned out!"

               This means the glass trackpad could be a reality or just wishful thinking…

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AMD Has “Significant” Announcement For Us Tomorrow


  AMD has just released that they are going to announce something "Significant" tomorrow.  This could be the split they had mentioned previously about breaking off their manufacturing and fabrication.  


This could be a great move for the chip maker.  It has been some time since AMD had the lead in processing and it would be great to see them offer something completely new.  We’ll know tomorrow for sure…


UPDATE:  According the Wall Street Journal, they have confirmed the company is splitting.  This is to keep the company going and make it more in line with its competitor(s).


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4th Gen iPod Nano Case in Hand

  The many pictures of 4th generation iPod nano cases are now the official shape.  Engadget Spanish earlier posted a picture of the case in hand.


The case shows the new nano has the long screen as in all other pictures and looks to be about the same size as the 2nd gen iPod nano.  I can’t imagine Apple is pleased with all the early releases, but this has been the going trend for some time.


The case is by Hama and is a Sport Case  labeled "for iPod nano 4G".



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Sprint’s XOHM WiMax Leaked

  Thanks to some people over at Engadget, we now have details of Sprint’s new WiMax Xohm service.   The speed is said to be a very respectable 2-4 Mbps.  The service is without a contract unlike many other on the go internet solutions.  The site says that the service is on "Your Terms" and you can pay by day or month with no cancellation fee.  This is all sounding too good to be true and it may be depending on price and coverage.

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Sony’s New TV so Slim, Everything Looks Fat

  Sony Japan has shown its new 40ZX1 40 inch display.  The tv is just 26 pounds and 9.9mm at its thinnest.  The TV has 1 HDMI port with a wireless box which can send 120Hz, 1080i up to 1080p over a 5Hz channel.  The wireless box has 3 HDMI ports, 2 component, s-video, VGA, mouse and Lan port.  The new menu is XMB style via the PS#/PSP counter-parts.  Engadget says even the iPhone looks too fat next to it.

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