Motorola QA4 Evoke Handset Greeted With Shoulder Shrugging

Motorola QA4 Evoke Handset Greeted With Shoulder ShruggingWe generally view new Motorola handsets with the same level of anticipation as when we’re about to bite into a cold, soggy burger at a footie match, and we fear their latest offering is going to be equally unsavoury.

Christened with the less-than-snappy name of the ‘Motorola QA4 Evoke’ moniker, the rounded, pebble-like CDMA mobile reminds us a bit of the Palm Pre – but with considerably less excitement.

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Asus Adds CD/DVD Writer to Eee 1004DN Netbook

Asus Adds CD/DVD Writer to Eee 1004DN NetbookAsus continue to refresh their Eee product range with all the gusto of a hyperactive speedfreak on a conveyor belt, adding the new 1004DN laptop to their fast-moving collection of netbooks.

Well, we say ‘netbook’, but with the 1004DN being the first Eee to offer a ‘super-Multi optical disc drive (ODD – or CD/DVD writer to normal folks) it’s starting to blur the lines between netbook and small laptop.

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Skype Announced For iPhone and BlackBerry

Skype Announced For iPhone and BlackBerryOfficial versions of Skype’s mobile app for the iPhone and BlackBerry have been announced, with the iPhone/iPod Touch version expected to land in the iTunes App Store tomorrow.

The release frees iPhone Skypers from having to fumble around with workarounds like Fring, although there is something of a caveat in the shape of VoIP calls via Skype for iPhone only working if you have a Wi-Fi connection.

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Peek Pronto: Mobile Email Device Gets Updated

Peek Pronto: Mobile Email Device Gets UpdatedBilled as the ‘only mobile device devoted solely to email,’ we got our grubby hands on the Peek email gizmo last winter in New York, wand weren’t entirely convinced that it was likely to find a home in our gadget-stuffed pockets.

In an attempt to seduce and woo doubters, the company is now back with a new updated version ready to take on the world, the 4 by 2.7 by 0.4 inches Peek Pronto.

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Privacy International Calls For Google Street View To Be Closed

Privacy International Calls For Google Street View To Be ClosedAn official appeal by privacy campaigners has been made to the Information Commissioner’s Office to close down Google’s UK Street View service.

Launched in Britain last week, Street View serves up pannable, zoomable street-level photo views of major cities, allowing curious punters to take virtual strolls around towns and have a good nosey about.

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Lenovo X1 Touch Dream Handset Fails To Induce Trouser Tremblings

Lenovo X1 Touch Dream Handset Fails To Induce Trouser TremblingsLenovo has let rip a blast of juicy new phone-ness in the shape of its X1 handset, also known as the ‘Touch Dream’.

Sporting a form factor that looks like it would emerge triumphant from a street brawl, the X1 packs no-nonsense industrial lines, with a slide-out numeric keypad lurking beneath the tough exterior.

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