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2014/04/17

Galaxy S5 expected at Staples on the 20th of April

Galaxy S5 expected at Staples on the 20th of April

Galaxy S5 will be available at Staples for $199 with a two-year contract, with special offers available for trade-ins of qualifying phones.

Lenovo announces the Flex 2 line of laptops

The refresh brings options for higher-end processors, AMD Radeon or NVIDIA GeForce graphics, and HD displays.

2014/04/15

Hisense Sero 8 Android tablet with quad-core Rockchip processor and IPS display

Hisense launches Sero 8 tablet

The 8-inch slate features an IPS display, a quad-core processor from Rockchip, Android 4.4 KitKat and can be already pre-ordered in the UK for about $150 USD.
Toshiba Satellite P55T 4K notebook with Haswell i7, Radeon R9 M265X and Windows 8.1

Toshiba Satellite P55T arrives in the US on April 22

Toshiba's first 4K laptop offers an amazing 282 ppi display, Intel Core i7 processor and Radeon R9 M265X dedicated graphics.

2014/04/14

Asus Transformer Book T100 convertible with Bay Trail processor, SSD and 500 GB hard drive

Asus Transformer Book T100 now has a 500 GB option

The affordable Bay Trail-powered convertible was only available in the US with 32 GB or 64 GB of SSD storage and now it finally got a 500 GB hard drive option.
Motorola DROID RAZR HD Android smartphone to get KitKat update

Motorola DROID RAZR HD and RAZR M to get their KitKat update soon

Motorola confirmed the arrival of this update back in November and now it seems DROID RAZR HD and RAZR M users are only weeks away from KitKat.
Lenovo IdeaPad G50 budget Windows notebook

Lenovo IdeaPad G50 to arrive soon with premium specs and attractive pricing

The new notebook is expected to offer plenty of customization options, a premium design and excellent value, but its date of availability is still unknown.

2014/04/13

Moto X successor could include more back panel options

Moto X successor could include more back panel options

The Moto X+1 is expected to carry more back panel options, including a leather offering in multiple colors.

2014/04/11

Microsoft Windows XP to receive support in China

Lenovo and Tencent team up with Microsoft to support Windows XP in China

Although officially discontinued on April 8, Windows XP still receives tech support in China, but only security services and not updates.
Xiaomi MiPad tablet with MediaTek processor and 7.9-inch display

Xiaomi MiPad tablet could arrive next month

This slate will offer a metallic case and a quad-core processor for less than $200, but nothing is official yet.
Meizu MX3 Ubuntu smartphone with Samsung Exynos 5410, 2 GB RAM and up to 128 GB of storage

Meizu MX3 to ship later this year with Ubuntu

The handset features a 5.1-inch multitouch display, 2 GB of memory and up to 128 GB of internal storage, is powered by a Samsung Exynos 5 Octa 5410 processor .
Sony issues warning of fire risk with Vaio Fit 11A Notebooks

Sony issues warning of fire risk with Vaio Fit 11A Notebooks

Sony asks customers to discontinue use of their new VAIO Fit 11A notebooks following the discovery of their potential to catch fire.

2014/04/10

Google Glass to be made available to the public during special one day event

Google will allow US consumers to purchase a limited number of Google Glass during a one day event on April 15th.
Acer Aspire Switch SW5 convertible with Bay-Trail Atom processor

New leak reveals specs of Acer Aspire Switch SW5 convertible

The upcoming convertible should be officially announced on April 29, but its alleged specs were revealed by a Swiss online shop already.
BlackBerry CEO John Chen

BlackBerry does not leave the handset market

Contrary to a recent report by Reuters, BlackBerry plans to release new smartphones in the future and does not consider selling the devices business yet.
Windows Phone 8.1 Qualcomm exclusive

Windows Phone 8.1 to support only Qualcomm processors

Support for MediaTek's chips would help Windows Phone quickly gain a lot of users but it seems Microsoft decided to keep it Qualcomm-exclusive for now.

2014/04/09

Firefox OS 2.0 screenshot

First Firefox OS 2.0 screenshots leak online

The upcoming Firefox OS 2.0 looks great in comparison with the version currently available and soon cheap smartphones powered by it will not have a cheap looking UI anymore.
Chrome OS tablet concept

Acer could launch first Chrome OS tablet later this month

The first Chrome OS-driven tablet could arrive at the end of this month from Acer, but there is no official confirmation yet.
HP Spectre 13 Pro ultrabook with aluminum alloy design

HP Spectre 13 Pro ultrabook coming soon

The Spectre 13 ultrabook will soon get a business version with aluminum alloy design, fourth generation Intel Core i5 and i7 processors, up to 8 GB of memory and 512 GB of SSD storage.

2014/04/08

Gear Fit update adds vertical orientation to smartwatch

Gear Fit update adds vertical orientation to smartwatch

Samsung's Gear Fit smartwatch has been updated to allow the vertical display of info.
Oppo Find 7a Android smartphone with Snapdragon 801

Oppo Find 7a now available for $499 USD

The handset features a 5.5-inch Full HD display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor, 16 GB of storage and can be already pre-ordered, while the first batch is expected at the end of the month.
Lenovo refreshes A-Series of tablets

Lenovo refreshes A-Series of tablets

Lenovo has announced an update to their A-series of tablets, with the A7-50, A8 and A10 receiving a refresh.
Windows 8.1 Update 1 pinned programs options

Windows 8.1 Update 1 rolls out while Windows XP is now officially gone

Windows 8.1 Update 1 can be downloaded starting today, while support for the most successful Windows version so far - Windows XP - is ending.
Dell Latitude Rugged Extreme rugged laptop

Dell announces Latitude Rugged Extreme laptop lineup

The 12-inch convertible and the 14-inch rugged notebook from this family will be available next month starting at $3,649 USD and $3,499 USD.

2014/04/07

Samsung Super AMOLED tablet specs leak

Specs of the Samsung 10.5-inch AMOLED tablet leaked

The upcoming slate is expected to feature a WQHD display, 2 GB of memory and a Snapdragon 801 processor.
Best Buy Windows XP trade-in $100 USD coupon deal

Acer C720 Chromebook available for $99 USD through Best Buy's XP trade in program

This is probably the best deal available to customers who plan to get a new Chromebook and still have a Windows XP machine around.
Gigabyte Tegra Note 7 Android gaming tablet

Gigabyte reveals Tegra Note 7 gaming tablet

The Taiwanese company unveiled its own Tegra Note 7 tablet, which features the NVIDIA Tegra 4 processor, 1 GB of memory, 16 GB of storage, as well as a 72-core NVIDIA GeForce graphics adapter.
Qualcomm MDP Android tablet with Snapdragon 805 and WQHD IPS display

Qualcomm MDP tablet arrives later this month with Snapdragon 805 processor and 10-inch WQHD display

Intrinsyc will ship this Mobile Development Platform Tablet powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 805 processor later this month, but it can be already ordered for $799 USD.

2014/04/06

Free Samsung Galaxy S5 from Verizon Wireless

Free Samsung Galaxy S5 from Verizon Wireless

Verizon Wireless gives two Samsung Galaxy S5 handsets for the price of one, as long as they are both acquired with a 2 year activation.

2014/04/05

Gresso Azimuth A1 luxury dual SIM phone

Gresso Azimuth A1 is world's first luxury dual SIM phone

This $2,000 USD phone has very low technical specs but has a luxury design, uses high-end materials and only 999 will be made.

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