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.
At the ongoing Computex event in Taiwan, Acer just announced that they are releasing not one, not two, but actually three new wearables as part of their Liquid Leap line. Leap Active is for "socially active young-minded" users, Leap Fit is for those who use wearables for fitness-related reasons, and the Leap Curve are for those who want their wearables to still fit in with their fashion style.
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.
Finally and officially, ASUS hasfinally announced that the ZenFone 2 which earlier launched in the United States , available from AT&T and Amazon. A ZenFone 2 variant with 4GB RAM and 128GB internal storage will be available from June 18 in Taiwan. Suggested retail price is 11990 TWD which is about $388. According to ASUS , ZenFone sales exceeded 200 million since the launch of the phone series.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Motorola knows that the Moto G flagship is a winner that the company continuous to release upgraded versions of it. It's actually the first to officially receive Android 5.0 Lollipop last year. We've seen many variants of 1st-gen Moto G including a Google Play Edition Moto G 4G LTE , and the Moto G 4G CyanogenMod 11 .
In China, though, Apple has found success by following one, Brian X Chen reports.For years, Apple rivals like Samsung offered large-screen smartphones. Although the bigger phones sold well in China, Apple held off on releasing a similar model, and the country remained a weak spot. But Apple introduced its own versions last September, and now the sales spigot is wide open.
For everyone who has begged for a larger Chromebook , there seems to be several others who can't get their heads around Chrome OS on a bigger than 13-inch display. Acer is wading into that argument head-on, launching the Chromebook 15 at CES this week, and in the process becoming the first manufacturer to offer Google's web-centric platform on a "traditionally" sized notebook.
Today the Apple Watch launches in seven new countries around the world. These countries include South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, Italy, Taiwan, Mexico, and Singapore. Starting today, Apple Stores and select Apple Authorized Resellers will be able to sell the Apple Watch in these countries.
Remember the Blocks modular smartwatch we featured last year? Well, we've got more good news about the first wearable device from the company. The project will be released through a crowdfunding site later this summer. It will run the latest Android Lollipop OS and will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor.
Google has just listedthe Nexus Playeron sale with a $20 discount only months after its official launch last year. From the original retail price of $99.99, the Nexus Player is now $79.99. The Android-powered set-top box's price drop is an indication that perhaps the Nexus Player isn't really selling and flying off the shelves or Google could be planning for a new version already.
Fox and Apple are trying a new twist on digital movie sales starting today, pushing aMovie of the Dayapp on iOS. For now, it's only for Apple devices and Fox movies (a Google Play version should arrive eventually), but as you can guess from the name it just does the one thing.