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Do you like street basketball? It certainly seems like the folks at Nexon do, seeing as how the company is in talks to purchase the developer of Freestyle. The rather unique street basketball MMO is developed by South Korean company JCE, and Nexon is currently in meetings with the company's major...

October 12th 2011 at 11:00pm 0 Comments
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DJ Hero developer FreeStyleGames has officially survived "the great Activision music genre culling of 2011." The fate of the developer was still undecided earlier this year, but Creative Director Jamie Jackson announced today that the studio "will continue [its] strong partnership with Activision...

May 31st 2011 at 10:21am 0 Comments
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The phrase "portable TV" may conjure up images of a handheld device or luggable 5-inch CRT for most folks, but it looks like Sharp is intent on changing that perception. It's just announced its new Freestyle Aquos portable TV -- a 20-inch, WiFi-enabled LED set that comes paired with a wireless digi...

April 21st 2011 at 1:56pm 0 Comments
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Last time we checked in with the Freestyle back at CES, we couldn't turn it on -- but things are a little different here at our luxe meetup in San Francisco this evening. Honestly, the phone looks and feels great, doing a great job hiding its Brew MP-based, not-quite-smartphone underpinnings; prici...

February 25th 2011 at 10:35pm 0 Comments
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It's not going to steal any thunder from its Inspire 4G big brother -- but if you're looking for an HTC that doesn't run Android or Windows Phone 7, your wait is nearly over on AT&T (though you won't be saving any money in the process). The Freestyle was announced back at CES last month, the fi...

February 8th 2011 at 3:34pm 0 Comments
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Traditionally, CES isn't a huge mobile event -- the biggest phone news has historically been saved for MWC in February and CTIA in March -- but that changed in a huge way this week. Looks like 2011 is shaping up to be the year of 4G, and both carriers and manufacturers alike wasted no time jumping...

January 10th 2011 at 3:51pm 0 Comments
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Like its relative the Inspire 4G, the HTC Freestyle on hand at the outfit's table here at CES this evening unfortunately isn't much more than a paperweight. Still, despite its inability to power on -- no real word on exactly why -- we were able to get a feel for this low-end phone. For starters, it...

January 5th 2011 at 11:32pm 0 Comments
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Just like the Guitar and Band-based games that came before it, DJ Hero is blazing a trail into the world of scribble scratching mixmastering. In fact, there are four different DJ games in the works: DJ Hero, Scratch: The Ultimate DJ, Armin Van Buuren: In the Mix, and DJ Star. That's not even counti...

June 3rd 2009 at 3:15pm 0 Comments
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Dr. Mobile had its first few 8.9-inch FreeStyle Minis on display at CES, and we've already gotten a glimpse of VIA's 11.6-inch FreeStyle prototype, but the VIA-sponsored How To Be Mobile site is now showing off Dr. Mobile's own version of the larger thin and light netbook which, as you can see abov...

May 12th 2009 at 3:17pm 0 Comments
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If you've been listening to the Engadget Podcast, you know that Taiwan's Dr. Mobile is our new favorite fly-by-night Asian netbook vendor, and VIA's showing off its Nano-powered Freestyle Mini here at CES in a darkened restaurant. (Seriously!) Internally, it's basically a smaller version of the 11....

January 9th 2009 at 6:46pm 0 Comments
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We had a chance to sit down with VIA's VP of sales and marketing, Richard Brown, earlier today to discuss the finer points of the company's position in the marketplace. While it was a intriguing conversation (mostly about the state of netbook and smartphone CPUs in 2009), our eye was caught by a pr...

January 5th 2009 at 4:19pm 0 Comments