Tech Week: Samsung Galaxy Tablet and Apple launch

Plus: BlackBerry Torch review and IFA 2010 expectations

Yet another busy week in tech has past us by, here are our highlight from the past seven days, enjoy.

News of the Week
The much anticipated Samsung Galaxy Tablet has arrived this week. Well, not in stores or anything but with an official video from Samsung show of the Galaxy Tablet in all its glory. This legitimate unveiling came just days after the Galaxy tab appeared on video riding a train down under. All is not sunshine and rainbows for Samsung, however, as a number of Samsung Galaxy S users have reported a bug with the handset this week. A fix is already on the way for the Android powered handset but that was a close one.

Microsoft and Sony are set to butt heads in the lead up to Christmas as both companies bring out motion-controlled gaming systems for their respective consoles. Whilst screens of the Xbox styled Kinect dashboard have leaked this week, Sony has openly declared Move will not be an opening day success, instead relying heavily on word-of-mouth to achieve good sales. Splitting the peripherals further is the news that the upcoming Lord of the Rings title will be made compatible with Move whilst Harry Potter is to get the controller-less Kinect treatment. Ding, ding, round 54.

Nothing creates a buzz in the tech world like the news of an upcoming Apple event and good news, Apple has announced a ‘Special Event’ for September 1st. One of the hotly tipped new products for the Apple event is the revamped iPod Touch but leaked cases for a new Nano suggest a 1.7-inch touchscreen PMP on the way. Again Apple hasn’t batted 100 per cent over the past seven days refusing to let its iPhone handsets be included in O2’s new green rating system for mobile devices.

Google is the proud owner of this week’s top launch as it adds a calling system to its Gmail and search offerings. Further boosting this free calling service is the news that Google is to install Google calls capable phone booths in airports and universities to further aid your free communication needs. Proving successful in the opening 24 hours, the Google calls system logged one million calls. Another launch from the big G this week saw the arrival of Real Time search, which as you might expect does what it says on the tin.

App of the Week | Madden NFL 11
EA Sports' American Football title touches down in style on the iPad with the Superbowl the ultimate goal
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Features of the Week
With Apple patents flying across our desks on a regular basis we decided to bring them all together in one convenient heap to offer you this, the ultimate guide to Apple patents: the future of Apple revealed. Step back, enjoy and marvel at the stunning and strange goings on from inside the Cupertino company.

With IFA knocking at the door ahead of next week’s event in Germany we at T3 decided what better time to compile all the wildest and most exciting pre-IFA rumours and expectations. Check list and pencils at the ready for next week’s answers to our hopes and queries.

It’s here, it’s finally here. Well, almost. What are we yapping about, the upcoming Samsung Galaxy tablet of course. With numerous leaks and sneak peaks we offer you the T3 guide to the Samsung Galaxy Tablet: what to expect. Enjoy.

T3 Podcast - The web's biggest audio gadget show
The pod team talk the upcoming Apple launch and their gadget of the week: the Canon IXUS 1000HS
T3 Podcast episode 145

Reviews of the Week
This week’s Gadget of the Week according to the T3 podcast crew, the Canon IXUS 1000HS compact camera has also been in the hands of our reviews. Joining the hands-on review of the Canon IXUS 1000HS we thought you might like to see and hands-on with the Canon PowerShot S95. How generous.

Joining the review party this week was the latest RIM device as the T3 team got hands-on with the BlackBerry Torch. Adding to this we bring you a full review of the BlackBerry Curve 3G. You will be full to bursting with all these BlackBerrys.

Bank holiday weekend is upon us so what better smartphone content to review than the five best weather apps. Come rain or shine, snow or something in between, these five all platform weather apps will have you covered.

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Other stories from the week's News@8pm:
Monday 23rd August: News@8pm: Samsung Craft LTE phone and BlackPad
Tuesday 24th August: News@8pm: Samsung Galaxy Tablet spotted and iMac Touch
Wednesday 25th August: News@8pm: Windows Phone 7 and Samsung Galaxy Tab
Thursday 26th August: News@8pm: Nike 'auto-lace' shoes and Android 'hideous'
Friday 27th August: News@8pm: iPod Nano 6G design and LoveFilm/MGM deal

Coming Next Week: T3 live from IFA | T3 live from the Apple product launch | T3 live from T3 towers