iPhone 3G 3 Chipset 720p Recording, Real-time Video Conferencing Capable?

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Engadget reports — based on the tear-downs we’ve seen — that the iPhone 3G S’ ARM Cortex A8 processor is capable of a wee bit more than Apple has thus far enabled. Currently running at 600MHz, it actually supports a top clock speed of 833MHz and here are the kickers: 720p video recording and real-time video conferencing. We’ll likely not see the clock speed ramped up for power-saving reasons, nor the video conferencing due to the lack of front-facing camera. But the 720p video recording? Apple, flip the switch!

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Toshiba HD-A3 with 12 Free movies available at wal-mart “secret” sale

wal-mart-hd-dvd-12.jpgThere’s certainly been no shortage of HD-DVD deals lately (or Blu Ray ones, for that matter), but it seem like those looking to get the biggest movie collection right out of the gate won’t be able to do much better than Wal-Mart’s upcoming “secret” sale, which includes a Toshiba HD-A3 player with twelve free HD-DVDs for $298.

That, of course, includes the usual two movies in the box and five more by mail, plus an additional five that you’ll get “instantly” when you buy the player (no word on what you’ll have to choose from). You’ll have to get up early if you want to walk away with that stash, however, as the sale gets underway tomorrow at 8 am sharp, when you’ll also be able to snag a 50-inch Vizio plasma TV for $998 or a 40GB PS3 with a free $50 gift card for $399, among other slightly less notable deals.