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2014/07/29

Microsoft Surface Pro 3 tablet with Windows 8.1

New 10.6-inch Microsoft Surface to arrive in October

Production of components for a new 10.6-inch Microsoft Surface tablet will begin next month and the slate is expected to launch as soon as October.
Drobo Mini portable flash array three capacity bundles of 1TB, 2TB and 4TB starts at $1,199 USD

Connected Data launches Drobo Mini rugged portable flash array

The new member of the Drobo family is rugged, compact and portable, and offers 1, 2 or 4 TB of storage for a starting price of $1,199 USD.
Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 - AnTuTu database reveals main specs of the upcoming slate

Upgraded Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 appears in the AnTuTu database

This Qualcomm Snapdragon 805-powered Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 could be a product ready to hit the market, but it is also possible for it to be an internal test version that precedes a product with higher specs overall.
Samsung Z smartphone powered by Tizen OS

Samsung confirms delay of the first Tizen phone

Unfortunately, the company did not reveal anything new about the release date of the Samsung Z smartphone, as it seems they think Tizen OS is not ready for a public release yet.

2014/07/28

Various Samsung smartphones and tablets

Samsung dominates emerging markets

Big names like LG and even Apple have been left behind by Samsung in emerging markets, shows a recent report.
Lenovo Yoga 2 10 FCC listing for Bluetooth keyboard

Lenovo may unveil a new Yoga 2 convertible soon

A new 10-inch Yoga 2 convertible PC may be unveiled soon as it has been already spotted in a FCC listing for a Bluetooth keyboard, but Lenovo still has to confirm its release.
Nexus 6 curved smartphone concept

Motorola could build the next Nexus device

Google's answer to the upcoming Apple iPhone 6 could be made by Motorola claim latest leaks, while earlier rumors mentioned LG as the company chosen to manufacture the device.
Amazon Fire smartphone available from AT&T

Amazon Fire smartphone hits AT&T

Amazon’s first smartphone is now available from AT&T and offers quick access to over 33 million songs, apps, games, movies, and more.

2014/07/27

Live Lock Screen app for Windows Phone 8.1 now available for download

The Live Lock Screen app for Windows Phone 8.1 is finally available for download

The lock screen app for Windows Phone was shown off by Microsoft back at Build 2014 and now the first public Beta release is finally available for download.

2014/07/26

HTC Desire 610 now from AT&T for $200 USD

HTC Desire 610 hits AT&T

This budget Android KitKat handset is available for $199.99 USD outright or $0.99 USD with a two-year plan and features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor, 1 GB of memory and 8 GB of internal storage.

2014/07/25

Lenovo K920 phablet with 3 GB RAM and Qualcomm Snapdragon 801

Lenovo K920 could launch on August 5

The 6-inch Android device is expected to launch early next month as Lenovo Vibe Z2 Pro and to be powered by a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor coupled with 3 GB of memory.
Almost 50 million tablets were sold during the second quarter of 2014

Almost 50 million tablets shipped worldwide during second quarter

While companies like Apple or Samsung sold less slates than anticipated, worldwide tablet sales are still on the rise, with 49.3 million units shipped during the second quarter.
Amazon Kindle Paperwhite 2nd Generation vs tablet

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite 2nd Generation gets software update

This new software update for 2nd Generation Kindle Paperwhite brings the firmware version to 5.4.5 and offers PDF preview in pan-and-zoom mode, as well as integration of ebooks samples with print purchases.

2014/07/24

Lenovo Vuzix M100 smart glasses to go on sale soon for $1,300 USD

Lenovo Vuzix M100 smart glasses are coming

Lenovo's competitor for Google Glass is expected to go on sale in early September for no less than $1,298 USD, loaded with Android 4.0.4 and aimed at business users.
Nokia Lumia 530 cheap Windows smartphone with Qualcomm Snapdragon 200

Microsoft announces Lumia 530 Windows smartphone

The Windows Phone 8.1-powered Lumia 530 will be introduced in select markets starting next month, features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 processor and is also "the most affordable Lumia to date."
Samsung Galaxy Alpha, previously known as Galaxy Prime

Samsung Galaxy Alpha leaks online, to be made of metal

The first leaked images of this upcoming handset show what appear to be a frame made of aluminum and a 4.7-inch screen. Samsung Galaxy Alpha is expected to launch next month.

2014/07/23

Maingear Pulse 15 3K gaming laptop with Intel Core i7 Haswell and NVIDIA GeForce GTX870

Maingear launches Pulse 15 3K gaming laptop

This new machine is Maingear's thinnest 15-inch laptop for gamers on the go and features a Intel Core i7 Haswell processor and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 870M graphics.
SWIP3 first game for Android Wear

SWIP3 is the first game for Android Wear

This match-three puzzle game is the first one available for Android Wear devices but can also be enjoyed on Android smartphones/tablets or on the PC/Mac in a Web browser.
ECOXGEAR ECOSTONE waterproof Bluetooth speaker

ECOXGEAR launches ECOSTONE waterproof Bluetooth speaker

This new rugged speaker for Bluetooth-capable smartphones and tablets is waterproof and allows its users to enjoy music even under the most harsh conditions.
Xiaomi Mi4 Android smartphone with 4G LTE connectivity and Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor

Xiaomi to launch Mi4 Android smartphone on July 29

This is the first 4G LTE-capable handset from Xiaomi and features high-end specs for a moderate price, but will only be available on the Chinese market on launch.

2014/07/22

Kingston SSDNow V310 SSD offers no less than 960 GB capacity

Kingston introduces SSDNow V310 SSD

The latest addition to the SSDNow V300 series offers almost 1 TB of storage space and excellent performance and reliability - 1 million hours MTBF.
NVIDIA Shield Tablet with Tegra K1 SoC

NVIDIA Shield Tablet with Tegra K1 and Controller announced

NVIDIA officially unveiled the Shield tablet, a slate for gamers with a 8-inch full HD display that is powered by the new Tegra K1 SoC and comes loaded with Android KitKat.

2014/07/21

Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch, now loaded with Tizen OS

Samsung Galaxy Gear gets Tizen OS update

This new update can be performed via Kies 3.0, is free and brings the Galaxy Gear 2's Tizen OS to the first generation smartwatch from Samsung.
iPhone 6 Chinese promo flyer shows September 19 as launch date

iPhone 6 to launch on September 19

An image of a flyer which reveals the release date of the iPhone 6 in China appeared online and it shows that two versions will launch in September - a 4.7-inch one and one with a 5.5-inch screen.
Amazon Kindle Unlimited service is not available in Europe yet

Amazon reveals Kindle Unlimited

The service is only available in the US for now and provides access to thousands of audiobooks and over 600,000 eBooks for $9.99 USD a month (there is a 30-day free trial period as well).

2014/07/20

Google Maps 8.2 with enhanced voice controls and improved bicycle directions

Google Maps gets new features

Version 8.2 of Google's program brings enhanced voice control, as well as a rich set of features for cyclists.

2014/07/19

NVIDIA Shield tablet and Shield Controller to launch later this month

NVIDIA Shield tablet to launch later this month

The new Shield slate will be powered by the new Tegra K1 SoC and will offer a lot of improvements over its predecessor. Unofficial information reveals the launch date in US and Canada to be August 29.

2014/07/18

4G LTE-enabled LG G3 Beat Android KitKat smartphone with Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor, 720p display, 1 GB RAM and 8 GB internal storage

LG launches G3 Beat smartphone

The new handset is a "mid-tier" LG G3 and features a 720p 5-inch screen and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor, but keeps some premium features like 4G LTE connectivity and laser auto focus.
Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Windows 8.1 tablet PC gets software update

Microsoft Surface Pro 3 gets software update

Less than a month after its release, the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 tablet PC gets a third software update. This is a cumulative update and is said to increase performance and improve stability.
Verizon Wireless LG G3 with 5.5-inch Quad HD screen, Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor, 3 GB RAM and 32 GB internal storage

LG G3 hits Verizon Wireless for less than $100 USD

The new 4G LTE flagship is now available in Verizon Wireless stores at an introductory price of $99.99 USD with a two-year plan, but the offer only lasts until the 27th of July.

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Author: Notebookcheck, 2005-09-20 (Update: 2013-12- 1)