Even as Apple and Samsung battle it out over whose designs are original, a third tablet major is singing its way to the banks. ASUS appears extremely optimistic about 2013, and why shouldn't it, when it's in "nexus" with Google? A 100% growth in shipments is on call.
Apple finally launched its iTunes Store service in 56 countries, which include Russia, Turkey, India, South Africa. The service allows customers from those parts of the world to buy music in their local currencies, who were till now redirected to the UK or US stores.
LG plans to unveil its first in-house design ARM system on chip at CES 2013. Its first chip is codenamed "H13," and is an application processor for embedded devices. The Korean consumer-electronics major bought a license to design ARM ASICs in April 2011.
ASUS is set to display its Taichi dual-screen hybrid-Ultrabook at the IT Month show in Taipei, later this month. Interestingly, the company decided to step up prices to US $1,992 (roughly $2,000), owing to falling yields, and rising cost of components.
It looks like Microsoft wants to cast NVIDIA and Intel out of its second generation Surface plans, in a likely effort to cut cost of hardware. On the receiving end of things at their expense are AMD and Qualcomm. Redmond also plans 14.6-inch Surface Book.
Amazon has just released its official app for Windows 8. This new application allows you to access popular products and view recommendations without leaving the modern user interface or spawning a browser window. It supports x86 Windows 8, and Windows RT.
ASUS recently released specifications for a device known as ASUS ME172V. Rumors are saying that exactly that device is the budget version of the Nexus 7, which is produced by Google along with ASUS. The budget version of the Nexus 7 should cost about $99.
Time sure flies, doesn't it? It's been 40 years since the game Pong first arrived in arcades, on console devices and on computer screens everywhere. Sony has chosen a winner of it's "Pong Indie Developer Challenge", and you can get it free on Apple's App Store.
Foxconn workers in-charge of Apple products will be able to buy their handiwork, with Apple announcing Chinese availability of iPhone 5 and iPad mini in December. The two will be sold through the various big-city Apple Stores, online, and through authorized retailers.
It's coming! In the Official Microsoft Blog, Panos Panay, the General Manager of Microsoft Surface announced the pricing for the Surface tablet with Windows 8 Pro. The tablet will come in two flavors, 64 GB and 128 GB and will be priced at $899 and $999 respectively.
Clay Jam, a game by Fat Pebble, that let's you flatten claymation monsters is now available for the iPad, iPod, iPod Touch and Android too! The best part of being able to roll a boulder down a hill and smoosh monsters is that all this clay squashing fun is free!
Lenovo's upcoming EeePad Transformer-esque device, the IdeaTab Lynx TP00045A1IT, paid a visit to FCC for Uncle Sam's blessings, before reaching U.S. stores. FCC honored its accountability to the American people by posting pictures of the device striking various poses.
Want to place your Minecraft creations anywhere you would like in the real world? Would you like to place that giant effigy of yourself in the front of your school or perhaps send a creeper to your boss's house? Now you can with the Minecraft Reality App for iOS.
Despite Google Nexus 7 already turning it into a tablet leader overnight thanks to its great pricing, ASUS wants to conquer more (read: developing) markets. Its South Africa office leaked details of an upcoming 7-incher, powered by Android 4.0 "Jelly Bean."
Market availability of one of the most intriguing Windows 8 devices to decorate its October 26 launch, ASUS Taichi, is indefinitely delayed. The company has been pulling the Ultrabook, which features 1080p screens on either sides of its lid, from U.S. stores.
Samsung's 5.5-inch "phablet," Galaxy Note II is on a roll. Its makers just registered 5 million units shipped, which was 3 million shipped at the turn of October. Its rise can be attribited to availability in North America, unsettling Apple in its backyard.
The latest episode in the Apple vs. Samsung soap-opera sees Cupertino dragging Galaxy S III (with Jelly Bean), Galaxy S III mini, Galaxy Note II, Galaxy Tab 8.9, and Galaxy Tab II 10.1 in a tit-for-tat patent-infringement lawsuit against Samsung for Wednesday's lawsuit.
Patience could pay off for Galaxy Note 10.1 owners looking forward to its Android 4.1 "Jelly Bean" update, with Samsung announcing Premium Suite, a new custom UI that integrates Multi-Window, Air View,Easy Clip, Quick Command, Photo Note, and Paper Artist.
Barnes & Noble Nook HD 7" and Nook HD+ 9" tablets went on sale in the UK, starting at £159 for the 8 GB Nook HD, going up to £269 for the HD+ 32 GB. B&N claims the two to feature some of the highest display resolutions, and slimmest bodies in their market segments.
Samsung, in a patent infringement court filing on Wednesday, alleged that most of Apple's latest products, including the iPad mini, 4th generation iPad, and 5th generation iPod Touch infringe its design patents, the very same ones it alleged most older iDevices breach.