Here it is, folks: the inaugural Windows Phone from Acer, known as the Allegro, is now ready and rearin' to be sold. Not only is it coming to France as originally expected, it appears that Taiwan has elected to join in the fun as well. It's no top-notch device, but it doesn't pretend to be either. Even then, the specs aren't that much of a disappointment: it comes with a 3.
Isn't it ironic thattiny nuancesof tax law can often causecolossal resultsout in the real world? It's one ofthosejudgments that has rocked Europe after itshighest courtruled that e-books aren't actually goods at all. Currently, paper books sold in the EU are subjected to a smaller amount of sales tax, since having an educated, literate population is generally considered to be a good thing.
Tech-savvy users may have already come acrossTouchPalwhen trying different keyboards on Android andiOS 8(and maybe evenWindows 8), but it looks like a whole lot more people will be introduced to it soon.
the first earnings release since HPHe cut his teeth in the PC business at Acer, spending 11 years there before leaving to work a few jobs in his home country of Australia. He soon left again, for Singapore and China, rejoining the PC business again for Lenovo.At Lenovo, he mastered the supply chain skills it takes to profitably build PCs with their razor thin margins.
Apple's oft-forgotten cofounder, Ronald Wayne, is selling his final collection of early Apple documents for tens of thousands of dollars. Wayne, now 80, was one of three people to sign Apple Computer's original founding contract in 1976. Although he was given a 10% share in the fledgling company at the time, he sold it for $800 not long after.
If you're wondering why you would ever need a smartphone that can house three SIM cards in its body, then you've probably never been to Asia, where dual SIM and now triple SIM devices seem to be flooding the market. Acer has unveiled one of their newest smartphones, and yes, it does have the ability to have three different numbers or carriers in its tiny body.
As Google prepares to release the highly-anticipated Nexus 6 , what will become of its predecessor, the Nexus 5? Well apparently, it will slowly go away and sink into oblivion until it is eventually forgotten.
Even with a huge marketing budget, there is still something to be said for spreading the good news through word of mouth. OnePlus and HTC used that to great effect and now LG seems to be jumping in as well. Kicking its marketing machine into full drive, the Korean OEM has announced that it will be giving out LG G4 smartphones to 4,000 lucky consumers in 15 countries weeks before everyone else.
There will be a follow-up to HTC's periscope-cum-asthma-inhalerRE action camera, according to a report fromFocus Taiwan. North Asia president Jack Tong told the publication it would launch a new standalone model next year, in order to expand its roster of products in light of slowing smartphone sales.
Still haven't scored an invitation for aOnePlus One, and missed out on the rare public sales? You may want to book a flight to China. OnePlus hasrevealedits first-ever retail shop, which will officially open in Beijing on December 20th.
It was only last week that the Nexus 9 was released in sand color and the LTE version was made available by T-Mobile last December after being delayed for some time. All good news and more as Google is finally bringing the Android tablet in Taiwan and New Zealand. That's two different countries so more people will be happy to learn that the Nexus 9 is now available in their countries.
Samsung's Gear VR is officially the first virtual reality headset on the market, but what does that mean? And should you buy it? Ben Gilbert sat down with the company's VP/GM of immersive products and VR Nick DiCarlo to find out. That's not all we have on deck, though -- read on for Engadget's news highlights from the last 24 hours.
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Sony has come a long, long way from the dark days when it wasstruggling to sellthe PlayStation 3. The tech firm justannouncedthat it has sold 18.5 millionPlayStation 4systems between the console's November 2013 launch and the start of 2015, about 4.1 million of which reached gamers during the last month of holiday shopping in 2014.
Following the terrorist attack against the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo Apple has updated its French homepage with a black banner is a sign of solidarity. The banner reads "Je Suis Charlie" which translated in English means "I am Charlie." On January 7 three gunmen opened fire on the Paris office of the paper, killing 12 and wounding 11.
After weeks of speculationlinking it with the acquisitionof one of theUK's two biggest mobile carriers, BT has finally confirmed that EE will be the subject of its affection. The telecoms giant announced today that it has entered "exclusive negotiations" with a view to buying the Orange and Deutsche Telekom joint-venture for £12.5 billion.
Before it has even launched, Need For Speed: No Limits – the newest installment of the famous car racing game franchise – has already been making waves all over the intarwebs because of a controversial new feature within the game – which is the gas/fuel limitation . Quietly, gaming giant Electronic Arts (EA) has soft launched the game in a few regions, with the fuel feature supposedly in the game.
Driving with turn-by-turn directions is great, but there's nothing worse than rolling up to a junction and realising that you're in the wrong lane. To stop drivers from missing their turn or suddenly cutting across traffic, Google has expanded its "lane guidance" feature (originallylaunched in the US) across Europe.
Microsoft is holding an event on January 21 to unveil even more features in Windows 10.For the second holiday shopping season in a row, Chromebooks were the top-selling computers on Amazon, Amazon reported Friday . That's bad news for Microsoft and its hardware partners, which have shifted their Windows 8 computer strategy this year by offering cheaper models.