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2014/08/31

ZTE Hot Thing teaser for September 16 launch event

ZTE special event coming on September 16

The Chinese company will launch a "Hot thing" in the US that is expected to be a very attractive phablet for budget conscious users.
Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Android phablet in disguise, first Galaxy Note 4 video

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 spotted in disguise

This upcoming phablet seems to be ready for the market already and its launch event is only days away, but the first video showing it does not reveal much, unfortunately.

2014/08/30

Intel Broadwell chips to power Chromebooks before the end of 2014

Fanless Broadwell-powered Chromebooks could launch this year

While not officially confirmed yet, it appears that next to Windows notebooks and tablets, Chromebooks or Chromebox devices will use Intel Broadwell chips as well.

2014/08/29

Toshiba Chromebook CB30-007 with Intel Bay Trail processor

Toshiba announces Intel Bay Trail-powered Chromebook CB30-007

This new Intel Celeron-powered portable loaded with Chrome OS is already listed on Toshiba's Australian website and could also hit the US market soon, but nothing has been confirmed so far.
Apple September 9 special event - Wish we could say more, iWatch and iPhone 6 expected to launch

Apple special event confirmed for September 9

The Cupertino company is expected to unveil both the iPhone 6 flagship and the long-awaited iWatch smartwatch at this event, but nothing has been confirmed yet, as its headline reads "Wish we could say more."
Asus ZenWatch smartwatch teaser in advance of IFA 2014 unveiling

Asus ZenWatch to cost less than $199 USD

Asustek's CEO has confirmed the company's first smartwatch will hit the US in October, loaded with Android Wear and featuring voice recognition.
Lenovo IdeaTab S8-50 with Android KitKat, Intel Atom Z3745 processor, 2 GB RAM and 16 GB internal storage

Lenovo IdeaTab S8-50 Android tablet leaks online

This new tablet has not been officially confirmed yet, but its alleged specs are already online - 8-inch display, Intel Bay Trail processor, 2 GB of memory, 16 GB of internal storage, GPS and more.
NVIDIA Shield tablet 4G LTE version, not for sale yet

NVIDIA Shield tablet with 4G LTE hits the FCC

The 4G LTE-capable version of NVIDIA's slate for gamers has just been listed on the FCC website and should hit the market soon for $399 USD as expected.

2014/08/28

LG G Watch R smartwatch with full circle P-OLED display

LG announces G Watch R smartwatch

This round smartwatch features a circular Plastic OLED display which uses the entire watch face, is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor and runs Android Wear.
HP power cord model LS-15 sold between 2010 and 2012, replaced for free

HP recalls over 6 million defective power cords

HP and Compaq power cords model LS-15 sold in the US and Canada between 2010 and 2012 appear to have an overheating problem and will be replaced for free.
ZTE Warp Sync Adroid smartphone with 4G LTE, quad-core processor, 2 GB RAM and 8 GB internal storage

ZTE Warp Sync hits Boost Mobile

This 5-inch Android KitKat handset packs a quad-core processor, 2 GB of memory and 8 GB of internal storage with microSD support also available, all for a very attractive price.
Samsung Gear S smartwatch with 2-inch curved AMOLED display and Tizen OS

Samsung announces Gear S smartwatch and Gear Circle earbuds

The new smartwatch is IP67-certified and features a dual-core processor, 512 MB of memory and 4 GB of internal storage, a 2-inch curved AMOLED display, as well as 3G, WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity.
Asus Fonepad 7 Android tablet

Asus unveils Intel Moorefield-powered Fonepad 7 tablet

Model FE7530CXG has been unveiled in China and will hit the market on September 1 with a quad-core Intel Atom Z3560 processor under the hood and loaded with Android KitKat with Asus ZenUI.

2014/08/27

Unofficial Apple iPad Pro concept render

12.9-inch iPad could arrive next year

Apple's largest iPad ever could arrive in 2015, but no details are available yet.
Archos 101 Oxygen Android tablet with 10.1-inch screen, quad-core processor, 1.5 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal storage

Archos 101 Oxygen tablet hits the market in October

This 10.1-inch slate will debut at IFA 2014 next month and packs a quad-core ARM Cortex–A17 processor, 1.5 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal storage, as well as Full HD resolution.
Kobo Aura H2O waterproof e-reader with 6.8-inch Carta E Ink HD multi-touchscreen and up to 2 months battery life

Kobo Aura H2O waterproof e-reader launches in October

The first premium waterproof e-ink e-reader in the world has a 6.8-inch HD screen, offers up to two months of autonomy and can be pre-ordered starting today, while retail stores will get it on October 1st.
Archos 40 Cesium Windows smartphone with Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 processor and $99 USD price tag

Windows-powered Archos 40 Cesium smartphone and 80 Cesium tablet, coming soon

Archos' $99 USD Windows smartphone and the $149 USD 8-inch Windows tablet from the same Cesium lineup will be shown off at IFA 2014 and are expected to hit the market later this fall.
Archos 50b Platinum Android smartphone with 5-inch IPS display and quad-core processor

Archos 50b Platinum smartphone headed for IFA 2014

This handset has a 5-inch IPS screen, quad-core processor, dual SIM capability and will be loaded with Android 4.4 KitKat.
HTC Desire 510 with Snapdragon 410 processor and 4G LTE connectivity

HTC unveils Desire 510 with 4G LTE

This new affordable 4.7-inch smartphone has 4G LTE connectivity, a Snapdragon 410 processor and comes loaded with Android 4.4 KitKat with HTC Sense UI.

2014/08/26

Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact Android slate leaked image

Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact specs leak online

A first image and the alleged specs of the new slate expected to show up at IFA 2014 emerge online - Snapdragon 801 processor, 3 GB of memory and 16 GB of internal storage.
LG G3 Stylus phablet with quad-core processor and Android KitKat

LG announces 5.5-inch G3 Stylus

Same as the G3 Beat and G Vista, the G3 Stylus is a device closely related to the LG G3 flagship. It features a generous 5.5-inch qHD display, quad-core processor and comes loaded with Android 4.4 KitKat.
Microsoft Surface Pro 3 with Intel Core i7 processor - inside view

Fastest Surface Pro 3 appears to have overheating problems

New user reports reveal that multiple Surface Pro 3 high-end tablets powered by Intel Core i7 processors have been facing overheating issues and no solution has been found yet.

2014/08/25

Huawei Ascend D Android smartphone launched in 2012

Tizen has no future according to Huawei boss

Although Samsung's smartwatches come loaded with Tizen OS already, the first smartphone powered by it gets delayed over and over again. Even more, others consider it to be deemed to fail.
Android L to get Lemon Meringue Pie nickname

Android L could be known as Lemon Meringue Pie

The upcoming Android version has been officially confirmed already, but its traditional dessert inspired-name is not known yet and Lemon Meringue Pie looks like the safest bet for now.
Samsung Gear 3 smartwatch concept, wearable expected to feature curved display and Tizen OS

Samsung Gear 3 to feature curved display

The new Gear smartwatch is expected to show up at IFA 2014 next week featuring a curved AMOLED display and loaded with Tizen OS.
LG G Watch Round smartwatch with compass, distance meter, and digital step counter

LG round smartwatch could be coming soon

LG G Watch Round will be the company's first round smartwatch and is expected to show up next month at IFA 2014 in Berlin.

2014/08/23

CyberPowerPC Raven X6 gaming laptop with Intel Core i7-4710HQ processor and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M graphics

CyberPowerPC launches Raven X6 gaming laptop

This new portable machine for gamers runs Windows 8.1 out of the box, has a 15.6-inch LED-backlit IPS display and features a 4th generation Intel Core i7 processor, next to NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M graphics.
Unofficial Windows 9 logo render

Microsoft may preview Windows 9 on September 30

Latest leaks claim that Microsoft will unveil the the new features of the next-gen Windows OS and may even launch a preview release during an event scheduled for September 30.

2014/08/22

ZTE nubia 5S mini LTE Android Jelly Bean smartphone with Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 and 13 MP back camera

ZTE nubia 5S mini LTE launches in the US on August 27

Although it features a mid-range Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor and only comes with Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, the $279.99 USD nubia 5S mini has a 13 MP back camera with advanced capabilities and more.
Samsung Galaxy S5 4G+ with 300 Mbps connectivity

Samsung Galaxy S5 4G+ hits Singapore tomorrow

The handset comes with support for the new and fast SingTel 4G LTE-Advanced network, 2 GB of memory and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor.

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