Asus has reportedly postponed the launch of its new, dual-booting Android+Windows notebook following pressure from Google. The Transformer Book Duet TD300, which was announced at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas back in January, was scheduled to go on sale in March — but it may not go on sale at all.
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Pebble today announced that its new appstore — announced at CES in Las Vegas last month — is now open on iOS and coming soon to Android. It’s already home to over 1,000 apps and watchfaces for everyone’s favorite wearable, and it’s built right into the Pebble app for smartphones.
Samsung starting taking pre-orders for its new Galaxy NotePRO 12.2 in the United Kingdom yesterday, and those who placed an order would have paid £649 for it. But quite incredibly, they could have gotten it £100 cheaper from Carphone Warehouse.
Just two weeks ago, Sony unveiled the Xperia Z1 Compact as a scaled down variant of its current flagship smartphone, the Xperia Z1, at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, and now the handset is available to buy in Sweden for €520 from various independent retailers.
Struggling to make any significant progress with its BlackBerry 10 app catalog, BlackBerry has turned to Android developers to plug the gaping holes. The Canadian company has reportedly been courting Android app makers as it looks to provide its users with direct access to Android apps through BlackBerry World.
Just a couple of days after its press conference at CES 2014 in Las Vegas, Acer unveiled its latest ultra-affordable Android powered tablet, the Tab 7, as a cheaper alternative to its mid-range Iconia A1-830, which was showcased at the Consumer Electronics Show. However, unlike the latter, the Tab 7 is already on sale in China with a price tag of around $99 — that’s a whopping $50 cheaper than the A1 is expected to cost when it finally hits the shelf.
The Sony Xperia Z1S, which was announced just last week at CES in Las Vegas, is now available on T-Mobile in the United States. Customers will pay either $528 for the device up-front, or 24 monthly payments of $22.
Customers picking up the new Sony Xperia Z1 Compact in the United Kingdom can get their hands on a free SmartWatch 2 if they pre-order the device directly from Sony’s online store.
Announced at CES last week, the new smartphone packs all of the original Xperia Z1’s high-end specifications into a smaller smartphone for those who prefer something a little more pocketable.
Android-powered video game consoles like the Ouya haven’t exactly been a huge success, but Chinese electronics maker Huawei is hoping to change that with Tron, a device that looks remarkably similar to Apple’s new Mac Pro — albeit a lot smaller. It’s powered by a quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 4 processor and 2GB of RAM, and it’s expected to cost less than $150.
If it wants to retain its massive share of the smartphone market, Samsung must ensure its flagship devices are always one step ahead of the competition. So with the Galaxy S5, the South Korean company hopes to take on Apple’s Touch ID with eye-scanning technology that’ll let you unlock your phone using only your irises.
The device will be available around March or April of this year, Samsung executive vice president Lee Young Hee confirmed in an interview with Bloomberg — and it’ll launch alongside a second-generation Galaxy Gear that’ll be thinner than its predecessor.