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2014/09/22

Microsoft OneDrive camera roll bonus gives 15 GB of additional free cloud storage for life

Microsoft offers up to 30 GB of free OneDrive cloud storage

People who use the OneDrive camera roll feature on any platform receive an additional 15 GB of free cloud storage for life, but this offer ends at the end of the month.

2014/09/20

Samsung Galaxy A5 SM-A500F mid-range smartphone

Metallic Galaxy A5 leaks online

Samsung Galaxy A5 is expected to launch soon as a mid-range handset with a metal-like body and a 5-inch HD Super AMOLED display.

2014/09/19

Microsoft acquires Minecraft maker Mojang but will keep the title available for multiple platforms

Minecraft to become Microsoft property

Microsoft signed an agreement to take over Mojang for $2.5 billion and the deal is expected to close by the end of the year.

2014/09/18

Amazon Fire HDX 8.9 with quad-core 2.5 GHz processor and Dolby Atmos audio

New Amazon Fire HDX 8.9 arrives

This updated version of the Fire HDX tablet features a new quad-core 2.5 GHz processor, a 339 ppi display and is the first tablet that uses Dolby Atmos technology.
Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime with Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 and 5 MP front-facing camera

Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime leaks online

This upcoming Android KitKat handset will have a 5-inch screen and will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor paired with 1 GB of memory. It will offer dual SIM and 3G like the existing Galaxy Grand models.
Amazon Fire HD lineup, colors of September 2014 update

Updated Amazon Fire HD tablets show up

The new slate is available in two sizes and five colors and packs a quad-core processor, Dolby Digital Audio technology, front and rear cameras, a HD display and a generous collection of Amazon content, exclusive features and services.
Amazon Fire family of devices, September 2014 refresh, loaded with Fire OS 4 Sangria

Amazon introduces Fire OS 4 “Sangria”

Amazon updated its Android-based mobile operating system yesterday, next to the release of a whole new set of devices, including slates for children or the all-new Kindle Voyage.
HP Slate 7 Beats Special Edition Android tablet based on NVIDIA Tegra Note 7 reference design

HP Slate 7 Beats Special Edition now on sale for $250 USD

This new slate is based on the NVIDIA Tegra Note 7 reference design but brings Beats Audio technology to the table and can be already purchased in the US, while Japan will get it on September 26.
Amazon Fire HD Kids Edition Android tablet for kids with 2-year worry-free guarantee

Amazon debuts Fire HD Kids Edition

This tablet has been built with kids in mind and comes with a 2-year worry-free guarantee, but it also features a powerful quad-core processor and access to Amazon FreeTime Unlimited for one year.
Amazon Kindle Voyage 6 inch e-reader

Amazon launches Kindle Voyage e-reader

This 7th generation e-reader retails for $199 USD and is Amazon's thinnest device so far, featuring a new Paperwhite display protected by a flush glass front and a magnesium back.

2014/09/17

ZTE ZMax phablet with 5.7-inch screen, Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 and 16 GB of internal storage

ZTE ZMax hits T-Mobile next week

This 5.7-inch Android device uses a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor and will be available in the US as a T-Mobile exclusive for $252 USD starting on September 24.
Microsoft September 30 event - What's next for Windows

Microsoft sends out invites for September 30 event

The invites claim Microsoft will show what's next for both Windows and the enterprise so this makes almost certain the fact that Windows 9 will be officially unveiled on September 30.

2014/09/16

Lenovo Miix 3 Windowstablet with aluminum body and Intel Atom processor

Lenovo Miix 3 launches in China

This new Windows tablet comes with an Intel Atom processor inside and features a premium look thanks to its aluminum body design.
NVIDIA Shield tablet with 32 GB internal storage and 4G LTE connectivity now ready for pre-order for $399 USD

NVIDIA Shield tablet with 4G LTE now up for pre-order

The 4G LTE-capable version of NVIDIA's slate for gamers with 32 GB of internal storage can be finally purchased for $399 USD as announced back in July.
Angelbird SSD2go pocket USB 3.0 portable SSD with Silicon Motion 2246EN controller

Angelbird launches SSD2go pocket SSD

This new portable USB 3.0 drive has a aluminum case, promises speeds of up to 450 MB/s (read) and 390 MB/s (write) and can be purchased starting at $179.99 USD (128 GB version).
LG G3 Stylus quad-core phablet with 5.5-inch qHD screen and Android KitKat

LG G3 Stylus goes on sale this week

This low-price relative of the LG G3 flagship features a generous 5.5-inch screen, quad-core processor and will debut this week in Brazil.

Kingsing S2 smartphone in review

We have the 5-inch LG G2 clone from Chinese company Kingsing in-house for reviewing, and it is already quite impressive considering the $110 price point.

2014/09/15

HP 8 G2 and HP 7 G2 Android KitKat tablets launch in France

HP launches 8 G2 and 7 G2 tablets in France

These two new KitKat tablets feature IPS displays, quad-core Allwinner A33 processors, microSD support and both target the entry-level market.
Oppo N3 Android smartphone leaked image shows unique camera design

Oppo N3 leaked images reveal strange design

This upcoming handset features a rotating image snapper like the Oppo N1, but it will also be slimmer and the camera module will be located on a bulge on top.
Apple iPhone lineup - iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 5S, and iPhone 5c

iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus set new record

Apple sold over four million iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus handsets in the first 24 hours since launch.
Doogee DG310 smartphone now available in North America

Doogee DG310 smartphone now available in North America

The budget-priced 5-inch smartphone carries mainstream hardware including a 1.3 GHz quad-core SoC and 1 GB RAM with Android KitKat for just $85

2014/09/13

Dell Venue 10 shown at IDF 2014 next to Dell Venue 8

Dell Venue 10 7040 spotted on GFXBench

The Dell Venue 10 7040 appears to have a 6-inch screen with 2,560X1,600 pixels, a quad-core Intel processor with PowerVR graphics, 2 GB of memory and Android 4.4.4 KitKat.
Moto X Pure Edition Android smartphone to come unlocked and off-contract

Moto X Pure Edition coming later this month

Motorola promises to launch later this month a special edition Moto X that will be unlocked, unbranded, and without bloatware.

2014/09/12

LG L Bello 3G Android smartphone with quad-core processor

LG rolls out L Bello smartphone

This new 5-inch handset has a quad-core processor, comes loaded with Android 4.4.2 KitKat and will hit Brazil this week.
Windows 9 Threshold Technical Preview screenshots emerge online

New Windows 9 images leak online

A German website published a generous gallery of images that apparently show the Windows 9 Technical Preview release which is expected to go public at the end of this month or in early October.
LG L Fino Android KitKat smartphone with quad-core processor

LG launches L Fino smartphone

This 4.5-inch Android smartphone has a quad-core processor, comes loaded with Android 4.4.2 KitKat and will hit Brazil this week.

2014/09/11

Seidio TETRA metal bumper for Apple iPhone 6

Seidio reveals TETRA case for Apple iPhone 6

This new lightweight metal bumper case for iPhone 6 is introduced next to signature Seidio accessories such as CAPSA TouchView or VITREO and will be available in black, silver, gold, and red.
Apple Pay mobile payment on iPhone 6

Apple Pay mobile payment system coming next month

Apple's mobile payments initiative will launch in October and it allows users to pay by simply waving their iPhone or Apple Watch at a checkout counter or via Touch ID.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 SoC for entry-level smartphones and tablets

Qualcomm unveils Snapdragon 210 chip for low-end devices

The first devices powered by this new SoC for entry-level tablets and smartphones will hit the market in early 2015.

2014/09/10

Apple iOS 8 - The biggest iOS release ever

iOS 8 arrives on September 17

This major update of Apple's mobile operating system brings new messages & photos features, QuickType keyboard, iCloud Drive & the new Health app that will retrieve data from the Apple Watch connected to the iPhone that runs it.

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