ClarionMiND MID on sale in the US for $649.99

Americans have been waiting with bated breath for months on end for Clarion’s MiND mobile internet device to launch, and just as we were promised in September, said device is finally on sale in the month of November. Available in black, red or white hues, the MID boasts a 4.8-inch WVGA (800 x 480) touchscreen, preloaded maps of the entire US and Canada, built-in RealPlayer, Linux OS, an Intel Atom CPU, 512MB of RAM, a 4GB SSD, Firefox browser, Bluetooth 2.0 / WiFi, a microSD card slot, 2 USB ports and a battery good for around 1.5-hours of usage. Pop one under the tree for that someone special in your life for just $649.99. Or get them a full-fledged netbook for less, your call.

[Via Pocketables]


Samsung’s awe-inspiring 256GB SSD now available, still unpriced

We can think of exactly one reason Samsung still won’t dish out a price on its completely mind-melting 256GB FlashSSD: because those that have to know, can’t afford. The drive, which was announced way back in May of the year two-thousand and eight, doubles the performance rates of the firm’s 64GB and 128GB SSDs. More specifically, we’re looking at sequential read rates of 220MB/sec and sequential write rates of 200MB/sec, and in layman’s terms, it’s quick enough to store 25 HD movies in 21 minutes and open basic applications 10 times faster than the quickest 7,200RPM notebook drive. In other words, you want.