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Jolla Tablet with Intel Atom and Sailfish OS

Intel Atom-powered Jolla Tablet to arrive in Q2 2015

This Sailfish OS-powered slate is the world’s first crowdsourced tablet project on Indiegogo ($189 USD a piece for the first batch) and should arrive next year.


Acer TravelMate B115 with Intel Celeron N2940

Acer launches TravelMate B115

This 11.6-inch Windows 8.1 notebook uses the Intel Celeron N2940 processor, next to 4 GB of memory and a 500 GB hard drive.
Samsung Milk Video streaming service for Galaxy Note and Galaxy S

Samsung launches Milk Video service

This new service delivers a premium mobile video experience to Samsung Galaxy S and Samsung Galaxy Note users.


Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 7.0 Black Friday promotion

Samsung to offer over 160 deals on Black Friday

Samsung's list of holiday deals includes solid price cuts for tablets, SSDs, TVs, digital cameras, Chromebooks, and more.


Marvell  ARMADA Mobile PXA1936 octa-core SoC block diagram

Marvell debuts ARMADA Mobile PXA1936 SoC

This new chip has eight Cortex A53 cores clocked at 1.5 GHz and will soon target the high-end sector of the market as first devices to use it are expected to arrive in early 2015.
Nokia N1 Android tablet with Intel Atom processor and 8 inch display

Nokia reveals N1 Android tablet

This new 7.9-inch slate has a one-piece aluminum design, uses a quad-core Intel Atom, and will debut in China in early 2015.
Intel MICA smart bracelet costs $495 USD and can be purchased only in the US

Intel unveils MICA smart bracelet

This new wearable has been designed by Opening Ceremony and engineered by Intel, offers up to two days of autonomy and will hit the US in early December for $495 USD.


Microsoft Skype for Web Beta rolls out

Microsoft Skype for Web Beta now available

Skype for Web Beta is only available to a limited group of users right now and works with Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, and Chrome for Windows.
SanDisk iXpand flash drive designed for iPhone and iPad

SanDisk announces iXpand flash drive for iPhone and iPad

Available in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB variants, the iXpand is SanDisk's first flash drive designed for both the iPhone and iPad families of devices.
Lenovo ThinkPad Helix 2 Windows convertible with Intel Core-M Broadwell processor

Lenovo ThinkPad Helix 2 starts at $979 USD

The second iteration of this Windows convertible features a new Intel Core-M processor and offers extended battery life, a sturdy design, as well as a trackpoint system.


NVIDIA Shield Tablet gets Android 5.0 Lollipop update

Nvidia SHIELD Tablet Android 5.0 Lollipop update rolls out

NVIDIA announced the update earlier this week and now Android 5.0 rolls out to Shield tablet devices all over the world.


E Fun Nextbook 8-inch Windows tablet with Intel Atom processor

E FUN Nextbook Windows tablet available on Black Friday for only $99 USD

This 8-inch slate features a quad-core Intel Atom processor, 1 GB RAM, 16 GB of internal storage, microSD support up to 64 GB, and comes preloaded with Nook.
Ematic EWT716 Windows tablet with Intel Atom processor and 7-inch IPS screen

Cheap Windows tablet by Ematic spotted at the FCC

This 7-inch slate has a Bay Trail-T processor, IPS display, 1 GB of memory, 16 GB of internal storage and microSD support.


Asus ZenFone 4 with Intel Atom processor will get a 4G LTE-enabled successor

CES 2015 Asus to unveil new Intel-powered smartphones at CES 2015

New 4G LTE ZenFone models will arrive at CES 2015 powered by Intel chips and expected to hit the market starting around $330 USD soon after that.


Acer is 2015 CES Innovation Awards Honoree for Aspire R13

CES 2015 Acer named 2015 CES Innovation Awards Honoree for the Aspire R13 Series

The Taiwanese corporation's six-mode convertible family featuring a patented dual-torque hinge system has just been chosen as CES Innovation Honoree.
Tegra K1 vs Exynos 5433 benchmark performed by NVIDIA

NVIDIA responds to Samsung's lawsuit

Two months after NVIDIA filed patent lawsuits against Samsung and Qualcomm, Samsung sued them back. Now NVIDIA answers the part of the filing which claims the Tegra K1 is not the world's fastest mobile processor as advertised.


Microsoft Lumia 535 smartphone with Windows Phone 8.1 and quad-core processor

Microsoft announces Lumia 535 smartphone

This new Windows Phone 8.1 handset comes with a quad-core processor, 5 MP wide camera for selfies in the front and will hit the market later this month in six colors and two versions - single and dual SIM.


Imagination PowerVR Series7XE GPUs for entry-level devices

Imagination reveals Series7XT and Series7XE PowerVR GPU families

The two new PowerVR GPU families cover the entire price range of the market and promise to double the performance of their predecessors.
HP Envy x2 13.3-inch Full HD Windows convertible with Intel Core-M processor

HP Envy x2 Windows convertible with Intel Core-M starts at $800 USD

This 13.3 inch machine has no fans and features a fully adjustable stand and wireless Bluetooth keyboard, Beats audio, Full HD touchscreen, all for $799.99 USD and up.
LG G3 gets Android 5.0 Lollipop update this week

Android 5.0 Lollipop for LG G3 rolls out this week

Polish users of LG G3 are the first ones to receive the Android 5.0 update for their handsets, with other markets to follow "in the near future."


LG G Watch R smartwatch with Snapdragon 400 SoC and Android Wear

LG G Watch R now available in the Google Play store

This round smartwatch can now be purchased in the US via the Google Play store for $299.99 USD, as previously announced.


Verizon Ellipsis 8 Android tablet

Verizon Ellipsis 8 hits the market

This 8-inch Verizon-branded slate is manufactured by Quanta, offers up to 14 hours of autonomy on a single charge and costs $249.99 USD.
NVIDIA Shield tablet Android 5.0 Lollipop update coming later this month

NVIDIA Shield tablet to get Android 5.0 Lollipop later this month

NVIDIA unveiled in a Twitter post that the Shield tablet will get its update to the latest Android version during this month, but they did not give a precise date.
Samsung Galaxy Gifts package with exclusive content and multiple deals

Samsung reveals gifts package for Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and Note Edge

The gifts package for the two flagship devices comes from multiple world leading mobile content and service providers. It includes apps and services optimized for use with a large screen and the S Pen stylus.
OnePlus One high-end Android smartphone with mid-range pricing

OnePlus aims to sell over one million smartphones in 2014

The Chinese phone maker already sold half a million OnePlus One handsets and expects to reach the one million mark before the end of 2014.


Dropbox edit option for Office files, Microsoft and Dropbox team up

Microsoft and Dropbox announce partnership for Office integration

The Redmond giant and Dropbox will begin the integration of their services across multiple platforms in just a few weeks.


Samsung Galaxy Grand 3 SM-G7200 specs on GFXBench

Samsung Galaxy Grand 3 specs leak online

The next-gen Galaxy Grand handset has been spotted at GFXBench and promises a larger screen and significant improvements in the camera department.
Acer Aspire Switch 12 convertible available in early 2015

Acer unveils Aspire Switch 12 convertible

The 12.5-inch convertibles powered by Intel Core-M processors will hit the market in early 2015, offering five versatile modes of usage and up to 8 hours of battery life.


Acer Aspire V15 Nitro Black Edition VN7-591 gaming laptop

Acer intros 4K UHD display V Nitro Black Edition gaming laptop

These new machines will hit the US via multiple retailers next month starting at $1099.99 USD and existing Full HD models already come with a free digital download of Ubisoft's "Assassin's Creed Unity" game for PC.


Samsung Gear S Tizen smartwatch with Super AMOLED display

Samsung Gear S hits the US next week

This next-generation wearable powered by Tizen OS and featuring a curved Super AMOLED display will hit the US on November 7.

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