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Sharp Aquos Crystal Android smartphone launches on Sprint US tomorrow

Sharp Aquos Crystal to hit the US soon

Sprint will bring this new Japanese handset on the US market and the official announcement is expected to be made tomorrow during an event with the headline "Take the EDGE off with Sprint."
HP Stream 14-inch $200 USD notebook with AMD processor

AMD-powered HP Stream sub-$200 laptop coming soon

This 14-inch notebook will use a low power AMD "Mullins" quad-core processor and its price will allow it to compete with the Chromebooks.
Motorola Moto 360 smartwatch spotted at Best Buy, coming soon soon for $249.99

Moto 360 smartwatch, spotted at Best Buy

The price, specs and features of this upcoming smartwatch have been revealed by a Best Buy product page which has been quickly removed. Official launch is expected for September 4.
Xiaomi announces MIUI 6 custom Android user interface release schedule

Xiaomi unveils MIUI 6 Android UI

The new custom Android interface from China's Apple is currently being tested and will roll out in October, but the developer build should become available for download in September.


Windows 9 preview to come in September

Windows 9 preview could come next month

Industry insiders familiary with the matter claim that Microsoft will reveal a technology preview of its next-gen Windows operating system by late September or early October.
BlackBerry Passport 4.5-inch smartphone with Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 and BlackBerry 10.1 OS

BlackBerry Passport smartphone video leaks online

This new video shows the large 4.5-inch square screen and the interesting design of the handset, as well as the full QWERTY keyboard and BlackBerry 10.1 OS in action.
Mozilla Flame Firefox OS smartphone for developers

Mozilla Flame smartphone is finally shipping

This 4.5-inch smartphone for Firefox OS developers with adjustable memory is now on its way to the developers who pre-ordered it but can still be purchased by those interested for $170 USD (including free shipping).
LG G Pad 8.0 Android tablet with LTE now shipping

LG G Pad 8.0 with LTE starts shipping

This new 8-inch, 4G LTE-capable slate begins shipping in Europe this week, while Central and South America, Asia and CIS will get it in the coming weeks as well.


MSI Limited Edition GS60 Ghost gaming laptop with Haswell Intel Core i7 and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 870M

MSI unveils Limited Edition GS60 Ghost gaming laptop

This golden GS60 Ghost variant is exclusively available from NewEgg and pairs the Intel Core i7 processor with NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 870M dedicated graphics.
Lenovo sales more smartphones than PCs

Lenovo now ships more smartphones than PCs

Lenovo is now the leader of the Chinese smartphone market and managed to sell more smartphones than PCs for the first time in the company's history.
Verizon 8-inch tablet by Quanta WiFi certification

Verizon-branded 8 inch tablet might launch soon

This new slate that is made by Quanta already got its WiFi certification and may soon join the existing 7-inch Ellipsis Android tablet in Verizon's portfolio, although it has not been officially unveiled yet.
HP Chromebook 11 G3, now with Bay Trail processor

HP Chromebook 11 now has a Bay Trail processor

HP Chromebook 11 G3 now uses a Intel Bay Trail processor instead of the Samsung Exynos 5250 chip used by the Chromebook 11 G2 and supports up to 4 GB of memory.


Samsung Galaxy Mega 2 6-inch Android phablet

Samsung Galaxy Mega 2 leaks online

This upcoming 6-inch Android KitKat handset has a 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor, 2 GB of memory, 8 GB of internal storage and microSD support. Samsung still has to officially announce it, but that should happen soon.
Samsung Galaxy Alpha 4.7-inch Android smartphone with Super AMOLED display and octa-core processor

Samsung Galaxy Alpha is now official

This 4.7-inch handset has a metallic frame, features a Super AMOLED display, octa-core processor, comes loaded with Android 4.4.4 KitKat and will be available for purchase starting next month.
Toshiba AT10-B Android tablet gets WiFi certification

Toshiba to unveil a 10-inch Android tablet soon

Last year's Excite Pure will probably get a follower soon, as its alleged successor has just been certified by the WiFi Alliance.
Microsoft Windows 8.1 Update 2 rolls out

Windows Update 8.1 Update 2 rolls out

The latest update to Windows 8.1 can be downloaded since yesterday but it only brings a few minor tweaks.


Motorola Moto G best budget Android smartphone

Motorola's sales double over last year

Motorola sold 8.6 million smartphones during the last quarter, the growth being solid in Europe and India, but also on the US market.
NVIDIA Tegra K1 32-bit and 64-bit chips in a slide shown at CES 2014

NVIDIA unveils Tegra K1 Denver 64-bit processor

The first devices powered by this 64-bit Tegra K1 chip will launch later this year and will be capable to offer "PC-class performance," promises NVIDIA.
HP Slate 12 Pro with Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor

HP Slate 12 Pro spotted on GFXBench

This slate will have a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, a 12.5-inch display and will be loaded with Android 4.4.2 KitKat, according to its GFXBench database entry.
Eurocom X5 notebook with Intel Core i7 and NVIDIA GeForce or Quadro dedicated graphics adapter

Eurocom launches X5 high performance laptop

This highly customizable 17.3-inch notebook offers a selection of Intel Core i7 processors, NVIDIA GeForce or Quadro, as well as AMD Radeon graphics, customizable illuminated keyboard, subwoofer, and much more.


Motorola Moto G, predecessor of Moto G+1/Moto G2

Motorola Moto G2 coming next month

The successor of the notorious Motorola Moto G will use the Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor, will be loaded with Android KitKat, and is expected to hit the market on September 10.
Acer Chromebook 13 with NVIDIA Tegra K1 processor

Acer Chromebook 13 is now official

This new 13-inch Chrome OS-powered notebook has a NVIDIA Tegra K1 SoC under the hood and offers up to 13 hours of battery life on a charge.
HTC A11 Android smartphone with 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 SoC

HTC A11 smartphone to feature 64-bit processor

The mid-range A11 device is expected to feature a 64-bit Snapdragon 410 processor and should launch in the US on Sprint as part of the Desire lineup.
LG L60 X145 Android smartphone with 1.3 GHz dual-core processor and Android 4.4 KitKat

LG L60 spotted online

The latest device to join the Series III family is a 4.3-inch smartphone with a dual-core processor, 512 MB RAM and 4 GB of internal storage, but will ship with Android 4.4 KitKat despite its entry-level specs.


MSI S100 convertible Windows 8.1 tablet with Intel Atom Bay Trail-T processor

MSI unveils S100 Windows 8.1 3-in-1 tablet

This new convertible from MSI features a Bay Trail-T Intel Atom processor, a 10-inch IPS display, and will retail together with a keyboard and a protective cover.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook tablet

Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK tablet could launch on August 20

The two companies have started sending invites to an event that will take place on August 20 and during which they will probably reveal a co-branded 7-inch tablet.
Microsoft OneDrive on Kindle Fire and Fire phone

Microsoft OneDrive now available for Kindle Fire and Fire phone

A few weeks after launching the OneNote app for Kindle Fire and Fire phone, Microsoft launches the app for its cloud service on Amazon's tablet and smartphone.
BLU Studio C Android smartphone series: Studio 5.0 C HD, Studio C mini, Studio 5.0 C, Studio 5.0 CE

BLU launches four new Android smartphones

All these new handsets have screen sizes up to 5 inches, multi-core processors, Android KitKat, and prices between $89 USD and $149 USD.


Neptune Pine smartwatch with Qualcomm Snapdragon S4, 512 MB RAM and 32GB of storage

Neptune Pine smartwatch ships to Kickstarter backers

This independent smartwatch features a 2.4-inch screen, a dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor, 512 MB of memory and 32 GB of internal storage, as well as front and rear cameras.
Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Windows 8.1 tablet reaches 25 new markets starting on August 28

Surface Pro 3 hits 25 additional markets this month

More than two months after its release in US and Canada, Microsoft's latest Windows 8.1 tablet PC will hit 25 new markets, including New Zealand, China, Germany, France, and the United Kingdom.

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Author: Notebookcheck, 2005-09-20 (Update: 2014-08- 1)