Tech Week: iPhone 4 prices and Nintendo 3DS unveiled

Plus: New Apple Mac mini and the best games of E3 2010

It's been another busy and exciting week in tech land - here's a roundup of the week's top action:

News of the Week
Prices for the upcoming Apple iPhone 4 have emerged this week repeatedly stealing the daily headlines as the latest network providers unveil their handset and tariff charges. With Apple announcing the official iPhone 4 prices on Tuesday, Orange, O2 and Vodafone followed with their own charges. However, three UK networks confirmed to stock the Apple handset have yet to make public their tariff fees ahead of its June 24th launch.

The most exciting product to be unveiled this week has to be the Nintendo 3DS. Unveiled during company’s opening speech at E3, the Nintendo 3DS will bring glasses-free 3D portable gaming to the masses. It doesn’t look like UK gamers will be getting the 3DS in time for the festive period, however, an early 2011 launch looking the more likely.

Pushing the 3DS for the top unveiling at E3 was Microsoft’s Kinect device, a motion control peripheral for the Xbox 360. Previously known as Project Natal, Kinect became official during Microsoft’s E3 keynote speech with the device being unveiled alongside a series of Kinect compatible games and an accompanying Xbox 360 Slim console set to launch in the UK on July 16th.

The Samsung Wave, the flagship handset for the company’s new Bada OS, launched earlier this month to much acclaim. Whilst Samsung has gone on the record stating that it is their handsets aesthetics that will sell it to the masses instead of its new operating system, the Bada OS has been making some exciting appearances on a leaked video of a Samsung Galaxy Tablet. Confirmation of the tab is pending but an exciting prospect.

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Features of the Week
E3 brought with it more than the 3DS, Kinect and the Xbox 360 Slim, the big three in games land were there unveiling new games titles by the bucket load. To keep you in the know with the games to keep you occupied over the next 12-months, we bring you features on the best Xbox, Nintendo and PlayStation game announcements from Los Angeles.

The summer sun may still be eluding us but those three days where a trip to the beach is possible will soon be here. To make sure you look your best for lounging in the sand in hope of impressing the ladies, we bring you the top ten fitness apps to get you in shape for summer. Sadly, will power isn’t provided.

If you are looking to splash a bit of cash and treat yourself to some tasty tech ahead of the summer months then do we have the features for you. Not only have we brought you the ten reasons to buy a HTC Desire, we have also given ten reasons to drop the dough on an Apple MacBook Pro 17-inch.

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Reviews of the Week
Having launched in the UK earlier this month, we bring you a full review of the Samsung Wave smartphone. The Wave, which is the first handset to run Samsung’s new Bada operating system, has our judging eyes cast over it coming out with a well deserved four out of five stars.

Also getting four stars this week is the Canon IXUS 300 HS compact camera. Have given a brief hands-on opinion of the low-light specialist snapper a couple of weeks ago, we now bring you our full review, scrutinising every inch of the device from its sleek design to its picture quality and everything inbetween.

Landing on our desk this week was the brand new Apple Mac mini. Getting hands-on with the new Mac mini we were happy to see that it more than lives up to its ‘mini’ title. To give you the best idea of just how small the new HDMI connectable Mac mini we have been kind enough to bring you a hands-on video review. Enjoy.

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Other stories from the week's News@8pm:
Monday 14th June: News@8pm: Microsoft Kinect and iPhone 4 price news
Tuesday 15th June: News@8pm: Nintendo 3DS official and iPhone prices
Wednesday 16th June: News@8pm: Orange's iPhone 4 prices and GT5 launch
Thursday 17th June: News@8pm: O2's iPhone 4 prices and 3DS launch date
Friday 18th June: News@8pm: Vodafone iPhone 4 prices and 3DS eBooks

Coming next week - Apple's iPhone 4 is officially launched in the UK