While in the middle of reviewing our recently received Arena, we came across this video of the GD900 which was demoed at the CTIA last week. Some of you may already be aware that the keypad isn’t actually “crystal”, but what we just learnt as well was that the transparent keypad also acts as a touchpad for typing, recognising gesture input and controlling the new S Class user interface. So not only is the LG GD900 going to be the world’s first transparent keypad mobile but dare I say also one with a touch sensitive keypad that doubles up as a secondary input component?

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Another bit of something from the CTIA, this time this video is from MyPre, one of the sister sites of SlashGear. The Sprint Navigation app featured on the Palm Pre below is similar to the carrier’s TeleNav-powered navigation often seen on devices like the Samsung Instinct.

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Hope everyone is having a good start to the week. Here’s something which we meant to post about but somehow ended up not doing so earlier on this year. Its about Sony’s new Bravia TV range which focuses on being green, eco-friendly as well as power saving.

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Weekly Roundup 4th April 2009

On April 4, 2009, in Weekly Roundup, by SSC

LG UK blogger event, LG Arena out by this weekend
Gallery: Unboxing LG Arena KM900
A reliable rumor: Official Skype app for iPhone
iPhone 3.0 Beta 2: Don’t upgrade if want to keep iPhone 3G unlocked
Gallery: CTIA – Palm Pre applications first look
Video: iPhone 3G running OS 3.0 pairs with Toyota car stereo via bluetooth
iPhone gadgets: The Game Boy iPhone case
SkipScreen Firefox plugin bypasses RapidShare delays giving you faster downloads
DIY: Eddie Zarck teaches you how to make your own MacBook logo LCD mod
Video: Unboxing Nintendo DSi
New Moto: Motorola QA4 Evoke – touchscreen slider phone
Video: Tour of MSI’s cool ultrathin X340
Awdio: Live music from clubs around the world for free
Skype for iPhone and BlackBerry official, available for download now!
More pictures of LG GD900 transparent keypad mobile ahead of CTIA 2009
Sony PSP gets hacked into a PC display
NASA goes retro, unveils oldschool design Orion Exploration Vehicle
Latest BenQ nScreen i91 all in one PC
USB gadgets: Canon 5D Mark II flash drive
Video: Sony Ericsson Idou quick demo of landscape mode
Gallery: Land Rover LRX Concept

Hope everyone has had a good weekend so far, the above were some of the gadgets and tech we featured this week. Its not always possible to talk about them all here at GadgetLite so the list of links from our neighbouring friends’ blogs below hopefully gives you a bit more for your craving needs! If you own a tech, gadget blog yourself you can always Twitter us some links to be shared and featured in this list, for now have a good weekend everyone!

DVICE: Tiny LEGO theater has a working mechanical projector
MSI officially launches the touchscreen Wind Top AE1900
Msi: 19-Inch Touchscreen Wind Sips On Less Energy than Most Light Bulbs
Next-gen Xbox confirmed by developer
The HTC Snap | Geeky Gadgets
Windows Mobile iPhone Theme Update
Mouse Computer Masterpiece Powered By Core i7 and CrossFire Radeon 4890 | Desktop PC
Lego PS1 – Fully working Console
Nikon D80 vs D90 vs D300 Digital Camera Showdown | Spot Cool Stuff: Tech
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Viruses Used to Grow “Greener” Batteries
Is Conficker Finally History? – PC World
Mike Musgrove – At Play: Nintendo Bites Back at iTunes – washingtonpost.com
Flip MinoHD heading to UK shelves on 7th April : Tech Digest

     

    iphone-3-jailbreakJust wanted to quickly point out something to iPhone 3G users since we received a few messages earlier in the week. Its about the release of iPhone 3.0 and now of course in Beta 2, some who have access to the iPhone Dev Center have been tempted to update.

    You will already know what great features iPhone 3.0 offers, the latest release of iPhone 3.0 Beta 2 even does abit more. Firstly, APIs for the iPhone’s Push Notification Service have finally been thrown into the firmware, for some reason it wasn’t in the previous version. Secondly, Beta 2 of OS 3.0 now supports up to 11 pages of home screens of apps as opposed to currently nine.

    However, iPhone 3G users whether you are currently unlocked with yellowsn0w or not unlocked but want to keep this possibility open in the future, please do not try to upgrade to the latest iPhone 3.0. If you don’t care about having your iPhone 3G unlocked and don’t think it will be necessary in the future neither then you can.

    The reason is as many will know the baseband that iPhone Dev Team’s iPhone 3G unlock application works with gets upgraded once you click on the firmware update button. This to date is still not reversible.

    The iPhone Dev Team also warns that using the recently released unofficial QuickPwn is dangerous, yes it may offer a jailbreak solution for those who have updated to the latest 3.0 Beta 2 but it may bring with it serious consequences:

    That’s because QuickPwn, by its very nature, requires you to already have accepted Apple’s official IPSW, along with its baseband update.  If you do that, you will (possibly forever) lose your ability to software-unlock your iPhone 3G.

    It doesn’t look like the iPhone Dev Team will be releasing or updating their existing tools anytime soon, mainly because its unecessary for firmwares in beta which already itself contains lots of bugs.

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    As you will know we attended the launch of the LG Arena KM900 here in the UK earlier this week. We’ve now unboxed the phone itself and must say first impressions are that the Arena looks impressive and feels much more solid to hold compared to its predecessors.

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    Sprint demoed some Palm Pre WebOS apps at the CTIA, these include PalmOS Emulator, Google Maps and Pandora. Gizmodo were keen to put these photos up after getting a first hands on with it, just take a look at it, even as an Apple fan I must say the Pre is looking extremely impressive. More pics after the jump…

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