Links from today's episode of Loaded:
Sony drops the price of the PSP Go
Borders' Kobo eReader gets a price drop too
Sprint will sell the Samsung Galaxy Tab starting on November 14
The "Rachael Ray Show" is doing a 3D Halloween special
The CNET TV iPhone App is out
CNET partners with NPD Online Research to create a consumer panel where you can tell us what you think about electronics
A color-screen Barnes & Noble Nook is expected to be announced today
Save the date, cell phone fans. Samsung sent out media invites this morning for a November 8 event in New York where it plans on announcing its new Android phone. Unfortunatley, the invite doesn't offer up very many clues as to the identity of the device, but I'm sure that won't stop people from talking. Of course, we'll be there live to cover it all, too, so be sure to tune in November 8 at 3 p.m. PT for the official unveiling.
Update: CNET's full, rated review of the Samsung Galaxy Tab is now available.
Sprint announced today that it will offer the Samsung Galaxy Tab starting November 14 for $399.99 with a two-year contract.
Customers will be able to choose from two 3G Tablet Mobile Broadband plans: a 2GB data plan with unlimited messaging for $29.99 per month or a 5GB data plan with unlimited messaging for $59.99 per month.
By contast, Verizon is offering the Galaxy Tab for $600 without contract and data plans starting at $20 per month for 1GB of data.
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The Samsung Intercept may be a first for Virgin Mobile, but we hope it's the start of a beautiful relationship between the prepaid carrier (a Sprint subsidiary) and the Android platform.
There's a lot to like about this Android phone, including the Android 2.1 operating system, a combination touch-screen-plus-QWERTY keyboard, and all of Google's tightly integrated apps and services, including turn-by-turn navigation, Google contact and calendar sync, and Gmail with threaded messaging.
Be sure to check out our full review, video, and slideshow if you're considering this phone.
If you own a 3D-capable Samsung DLP TV, and you want to get in on the 3D craze, Tru3D might have a solution for you.
The online retailer, which sells all kinds of 3D-related products, offers a 3D TV Adapter Kit that provides consumers with everything they need to get 3D up and running on their sets. Once the adapter is connected, any 3D content, including cable programming, movies, or video games on the PlayStation 3, can be viewed on the television.
Tru3D points out that its adapter only works with 3D-capable Samsung DLPs released in 2007 and 2008.
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Links from Thursday's episode of Loaded:
Apple announces a new lineup of MacBook Airs, updated iLife, and FaceTime for Macs.
The Boxee Box is set to launch on November 10.
Verizon is going to start selling the Samsung Galaxy Tab on November 11.
Google Docs now supports drag and drop into documents.Facebook photos now support drag-and-drop ordering.
Facebook helps you stop stalking your ex by blocking you from their profile.
Netflix may offer a streaming-only subscription in the U.S.Sex.com sells for $13 million.
The Galaxy Tab will be made available on November 11 for $599.99, Samsung and Verizon announced today.
The Samsung-built tablet will boast Android 2.2 and "full support" for Adobe's Flash 10.1 platform. The device will feature a 7-inch display and a 1GHz Cortex A8 processor.
The Galaxy Tab will offer 3G connectivity via Verizon's network. Data plans for the Galaxy Tab will start at $20 per month for 1GB of data. Verizon did not immediately respond to request for comment on other data plans it would be offering for the Galaxy Tab.
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At yesterday's Apple earnings call, CEO Steve Jobs quelled rumors that the company was on the verge of producing a smaller 7-inch iPad to counter the arrival of such mini slates as Samsung's Galaxy Tab. He said that these devices were "tweeners" and would be dead on arrival. He scoffed that normal-size human fingers are simply too big to be able to accurately hit icons on a screen that size.
"Apple has done extensive user testing and we really understand this stuff," he said. "There are clear limits on how close you can … Read more
Cell phones manufacturers spend a lot of time marketing cell phones to teens. We've been wondering, however, if handsets like the Samsung Intensity II are what teens really want. So to find out we asked 16-year old CNET reader Kaitlin Lee. A resident of Oakland, Kaitlin goes to school in Berkeley and knows what she wants from a cell phone. We sent her the Intensity II and asked her a few questions about what she thought of the device. Here's what she had to say.
Q: Samsung says it has designed the Intensity II for younger teens. Do … Read more