It appears that Barnes & Noble is now trying to make its tablet more competitive with Amazon’s Kindle Fire.According to The Verge, an 8GB Nook Tablet is headed to store shelves this Wednesday, February 22nd. The current 16 GB Nook Tablet runs $249, while its rival, the Kindle Fire comes at $199.99.In the low cost tablet market, that $50 difference is big.However, the Nook Tablet would fare much better if it weren’t for the price tag.
Panasonic has finally unveiled its first Android smartphone for Europe, the Panasonic Eluga.The new handset is waterproof and dustproof and uses a 4.3 inch qHD multi-touch OLED display with a resolution of 960 x 540 pixels. This phone is sleek, which is just 7.8 mm thick and weighs 103 g.It has 1GHz dual-core processor (OMAP4430) ,8MP auto focus camera,NFC support and will run on Google Android OS , although Panasonic haven’t revealed which version as yet, lets hope it is Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.The handset is also able to transfer information instantly between phone and Panasonic televisions.The idea is that you browse on phone and then share it with your screen using the Panasonic Smart Viera app.The Panasonic Eluga will also be able to double up as a remote control for Panasonic’s line to televisions.
The Eluga will be releasing to market from April 2012, no price as of yet but we will notify you, there is now word as of yet if this handset will be releasing in USA.
The iPad 3 will have an 8 megapixel camera, according to a report in Taiwanese site, Apple Daily. That means the iPad 3′s camera will be the same as what’s in the iPhone 4S.Apple Daily also claimed the images were taken by “special channels” and said that instead of iPad 3, Apple might give a new name to its next generation tab, possibly “iPad 2S.”
The Web site, Apple Daily, has posted pictures of what it claims is the new iPad beside the iPad 2 and original iPad. The source says that ,the Apple A6 processor is a quad core unit and this Apple’s new device will have an 8 megapixel rear-camera and a 2048×1536 resolution Retina Display.
Apple is rumored to be announcing the iPad 3 on March 7. So we’ll find out soon enough what the iPad 3 is all about.
At Thursday we heard that HTC’s upcoming quad-core flagship phone will be marketed as the One X (formerly known as Endeavor), and the dual-core Ville will be sold as the One S(Ville).But now we hear about two more HTC smartphones that may get unveiled at Mobile World Congress event in Barcelona next week.Sources have reportedly informed that HTC will launch the HTC One third series, called V.The One V will be featured as Rhyme, with a single-core 1 GHz processor with 1 GB of RAM, a 5 megapixel camera with 720p video capture and Beats Audio branding and possibly goodies in the box. Powering the phone will run on 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
The fourth device, the One XL, is mysterious. But This possibility, One XL is an updated take on the 4.7-inch Sensation XL.
Just wait for MWC 2012 event that will be arriving shortly.
THQ has announced , via the official forum, that Darksiders II is scheduled for release on 26 June, 2012 in US regions.Europe will receive it on the June 29th. The game, starring another Horseman of the Apocalypse, Death will be riding onto the PS3, Xbox 360 and PC .THQ also revealed that Darksiders 2 will have – surprise! – retailer exclusive pre-order bonuses,although those only apply to gamers in the UK, Australia, Europe, the US and Canada.
GameStop pre-order customers will get a “Death Rides” DLC pack which features some extra sidequests in the Maker’s Realm and Dead Plains. You’ll get approximately two hours of gameplay from this add-on and earn new loot and experience in the process. Purchases at Best Buy will include the “Angel of Death” pack, which includes some new armor and unique scythes.Amazon, meanwhile, will be giving out the “Deadly Despair” DLC and that will give a permanent speed boost to Death’s horse Despair.
Olympus has finally unveiled the long-rumored E-M5, the first of its OM-D range of Micro Four Thirds cameras.And this new camera takes its design inspiration from the classic Olympus OM line of compact 35mm SLR’s from the 70′s.
The Olympus OM-D E-M5 features a 16.1 megapixel Live MOS Sensor and TruPic VI image processing engine, it also packs the world’s first 5-axis image stabilization that works for both stills and movies.It’s the first mirrorless camera with a magnesium alloy body—weatherproof and dustproof. It can shoot 1080i60 movies in MOV format (h.264 compression) and includes a 1.44M dot EVF in its weather-sealed magnesium alloy body.
The camera is scheduled for April availability, with a black/silver body-only estimated street price of US$999.99. The E-M5 will cost around $1299.99 with the weather-sealed 12-50mm F3.5-6.3 power zoom lens, or you can opt for a black only body paired with an M.ZUIKO DIGITAL 14-42 mm f3.5-5.6 II R lens for $1,099.99.
Yesterday AMD AMD has announced the arrival of its two new versions of their latest graphic card:AMD Radeon HD 7770 1GHz Edition and the 7750 edition,aimed at the enthusiast who wants power, but not excess. The AMD Radeon HD 7770 has now become the First ever graphic card to feature a 1GHz GPU, without any overclocking’s.TheAMD Radeon HD 7750 is a another superior performance-level graphics card that aimed at home theater PC and doesn’t require its own separate power connector and provides exceptional gaming experiences under 75 watts. The AMD Radeon HD 7700 series features AMD’s new Graphics Core Next (GCN) Architecture for strong performance and efficiency, and comes equipped with leading-edge technology like PCI Express 3.0, incredibly efficient AMD ZeroCore Power, PowerTune, AMD Eyefinity 2.0 and AMD App technologies.
The AMD Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB is priced $159, and the AMD Radeon HD 7750 1GB is priced $109.
Gavio, a Singapore-based company behind a wide range of PMP and smartphones accessories out there, has launched a bird-shaped speaker, dubbed the WRENZ.The WRENZ is no larger than your palm and features a “sexy design contours” and a mirror finish. It is equipped with 32mm neodymium drives and can deliver up to 2W of power.The speakers will also feature a built-in rechargeable battery.It will also utilize 3.5mm audio jack, which means that most media devices, including smartphones, PMPs, MP3 players, tablets iPhone/iPod/iPad can be used with the bird speaker.
The Gavio WRENZ is priced at SGD$ 89.99 (US$ 72).
Vertu, a manufacturer of luxury cell phones,has unveiled its newest product, the Ferrari 458 Italia-inspired smartphone, called the Constellation Quest Ferrari.The luxury phone manufacturer has previously released a couple of smartphones, includeing the Ascent Ferrari 60 and Ascent Ferrari GT. The Vertu Constellation Quest comes with a titanium battery cover and definitely has the Ferrari feel to it. The phone is with a unique coating which is as thin as 1/50 of a human hair but as strong as steel. This is also used by the car company on its engine parts. The Italian tradition runs in its appearance with handmade leather on the phone as well as leather slip case and scintillates with a ‘sea of sapphire’ keypad.
No word on pricing at this time.
Voice recognition app aims to make our life easier by letting us “speak” our commands rather than typing them into a device or using our fingers to push buttons. At a quick glance, Apple’s Siri and Google’s Voice Actions appear similar.
Here is a video show you the duel between Siri on the iPhone 4S and Google Voice Actions on the Droid RAZR.
We do know that both the voice assistants are doing a good job. The difference is that Siri is taking a bit more time to execute commands.However, the difference between the two applications in their functionality. Where Voice Actions only recognizes commands when the speaker uses specific vocabulary in a specific configuration, Siri’s AI technology allows for a broader – and therefore more natural – range of language.