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Texthook holder puts your phone where it belongs: between you and your progeny

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Finally, proper protection for your baby. The child, too.

Texthook holder puts your phone where it belongs: between you and your progeny originally appeared on Engadget on Sun, 13 Dec 2009 20:10:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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The Google Phone: what we know… and what we don’t

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There’s been an immense amount of crosstalk, speculation, and just plain noise over the past 48 hours about a device allegedly called the Nexus One, or as it’s more commonly known: the Google Phone. We’ve heard all sorts of reports about the HTC-made device, and figured it might be helpful to put together a little roundup about what we know — and don’t — on one of the potentially more exciting devices we’ve seen recently. Read on for an exploration of what this device could mean, as well as a little editorial perspective on some of those “confirmed” stories of the day!

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The Google Phone: what we know… and what we don’t originally appeared on Engadget on Sun, 13 Dec 2009 18:58:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Industrial robot arm pretends to do chores in Dyson’s London pop-up shop

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As Mariah Carey’s song goes: “all I want for Christmas is a loyal house-cleaning robot.” Okay, not quite, but we did become hopeful when we saw this photo taken inside Dyson’s first London pop-up shop. Sadly, it turns out that the sole purpose of this prototype-testing robot arm is to constantly twist a DC24 vacuum cleaner — presumably to show off just how great a dance partner your rug cleaner can be. If you’ve just had your wildest dreams shattered (trust us, we’re right there with ya), feel free to pass on a petition to the Dyson engineers staffing that temporary shop — you’ll get to play with nine of their vacs and the Air Multiplier bladeless fan while you’re there. You have until January 25th. Chop-chop!

[Image courtesy of Mark Hattersley]

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Atom-based PsiXpda UMPC gets handled on video

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Remember that retro-looking PsiXpda UMPC we spotted earlier this month? Turns out it looks just as old school in person. That said, we’re still curiously attracted to the device, which sort of resembles an enlarged Touch Pro2 with a pinch of 1997 mixed in for good measure. The device was whipped out in the wild over at the LeWeb conference in Paris, and we were told that it was rocking Bluetooth, 3G WWAN, 1GB of RAM and a 16GB SSD, and we also learned that Windows XP was chosen due to its ease of integration within a corporate environment (though Ubuntu, Jolicloud and a host of other Linux-based operating systems can and will work). The QWERTY keyboard underneath is backlit in nature, the CPU is a 1.1GHz Atom and the removable battery is good for 2.5 hours of usage (with WiFi on) or 4 hours if using it offline. Hop on past the break for a peek of it in action, but keep the £500 price tag in mind before getting too excited.

[Thanks, Charbax]

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Atom-based PsiXpda UMPC gets handled on video originally appeared on Engadget on Sun, 13 Dec 2009 16:12:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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HTC Legend still looking good — as a render, anyway

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We got a pretty good glimpse of HTC’s rumored Legend back in that huge roadmap leak a few days back, but now we’re circling back for a better shot (and a few more details) of the probable Hero successor in all its roughly-rendered glory. High-end aficionados are probably still going to want to set their sights on the Bravo (or the Google Phone, Nexus One, Passion, what have you), but this sucker won’t be a slouch, either — it looks like it’s signed up for a 600MHz MSM7227 and, more importantly, a WVGA display. We’d already known this from the last leak, but what’s new here is the presence of HTC People II and Footprints II, suggesting that Sense is going to get some sort of refresh to commemorate the launch. Add in the alleged metal casing, and we bet this thing’s gonna be a looker in the flesh; needless to say, March can’t come soon enough.

HTC Legend still looking good — as a render, anyway originally appeared on Engadget on Sun, 13 Dec 2009 14:25:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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