Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Toshiba Introduces TransMemory Pro 128GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive

It is not too late for Toshiba to introduce a new line of USB 3.0 flash drive. Following the appearances of SanDisk Extreme Pro 128GB model, the company brought up their very own TransMemory Pro with the same storage capacity and closer read/write speed. The evolution of USB 3.0 ports in portable computers and handheld devices offers a new opportunity for them to answer the needs of increasing number of users.

According to a reliable source, Toshiba TransMemory Pro USB 3.0 flash drive will also work in older ports but that will only work in backward compatibility. And its maximum performance can be obtained only in the right technology. It is capable to reach a maximum of 222MB/s reading and 205MB/s writing speeds. That enables transferring of large files in a very efficient manner.

Toshiba TransMemory Pro 128GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive

Furthermore, TransMemory Pro is also designed to work on Apple's Macintosh as well in Microsoft's Windows 8 operating systems. An ideal storage media for folks who are looking for alternatives of portable hard disk drive (HDD) for about $200.00 only. A 64GB version is also available for about $130.00 as an option for Kingston DataTraveler Locker+ G3 USB 3.0 flash drive.

And availability of USB 3.0 flash drives are now coming to its peak. Other brands continue to rise in numbers but only few reaches a maximum of 128GB size.

Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare is Now Available in Xbox!

PopCap Games officially announced the availability of Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare in Microsoft's Xbox One and 360 gaming consoles. Way back in November of 2013, the company revealed their plan to extend the reach of this game on the said platforms. Upon the arrival of this game in Apple's iPad and Android tablets, people learn how to embrace the excitements through their mobile devices. Iconic smartphones started to follow despite of a little shortcomings in terms of screen sizes.

In Plant vs Zombies: Garden Warfare, a new wave of weapons are now available aside from having a fully-enhanced graphics from Frostbite 3 technology. Additional plants has been added and three different modes. That includes an Ice Cactus and Hot Rod Chomper along with other well known characters from iOS and Android versions.

Plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare for Xbox

A Garden and Graveyards mode offers a different gaming experience and with the Team Vanquish. Garden Ops mode is also available for small number of players. According to reports, the newest version of Plants vs Zombies exclusive for Xbox can be fully customized added with new set of items, costumes, and to be unlocked characters.

In addition, Garden Warfare is also coming to PC platform but not in any PlayStation gaming consoles.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Hisense MAXE X1 Android Smartphone with Qualcomm Snapdragon 800

Going back to CES 2014, the Chinese manufacturer brought out a 6.8-inch smartphone with Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean). Following the appearances of Hisense X1 4G LTE-enabled handset, the company introduces an Android 4.4 (KitKat) model in World Mobile Congress (WMC) in Barcelona, Spain. Despite of a major changes in operating system, this version offers a multiple functionality. Aside from being a smartphone, it has been classified as a tablet computer as well.

Hisense MAXE X1 is also capable of streaming live contents to any wide-screened television. It offers an all-in-one features which is not available in other China-made portable devices. The initiative of a single device with multiple major functionality remains the advantage of the said Android phone.

Hisense MAXE X1 6.8-Inch Android Smartphone

For specs and other important details of Hisense MAXE X1, see the following list below:
  • CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 at 2.3GHz (quad-core)
  • RAM: 2GB
  • Storage: 16GB
  • Display: 6.8-inch, 1920 x 1080-pixel resolution
  • Operating System: Android 4.4 (KitKat)
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC, DLAN, 4G
  • Ports: HDMI for its smart TV functionality
  • Audio: 5.1 Dolby Stereo
Furthermore, MAXE X1 is capable of transforming from a typical handset to a smart TV and as a set-top box (STB). User can directly stream their videos and photos through its HDML and MHL cables. And a wireless sharing of files through its Hisense Sharing feature.

And the good thing about it, Hisense MAXE X1 is powered by a promising quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 technology just like of other high-end mobile phones. According to reports, availability will start by the month of March but no words for its pricing details yet.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 Krait 400 2.5GHz Quad-Core Processor

The recent appearances of Samsung Galaxy S5 in the ongoing World Mobile Congress (WMC) brought out some of the underlying specs of another anticipated smartphone in 2014. Qualcomm Snapdragon is a well known technology behind of high-end devices not only in mobile phones but also in tablet computers. Surprisingly, the 5.1-inch handset from the company revealed a new line of CPU typically designed as a power efficient chip with a promising speed.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 is paired with Krait 400 and Adreno 330 graphics. It is capable of running to a maximum of 2.5GHz per core controlled by Hexagon QDSP6 technology to maintain a much higher energy efficiency. Aside from that, this chip is also designed to work with integrated 4G LTE connectivity support for high-speed networks.

Samsung Galaxy S5 Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 CPU

Furthermore, Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 Mobile SoC was typically designed to optimized the performance of the entire device. That includes multimedia support with Adreno 330 GPU for games and high-definition (HD) video playback. This might be a new advancement made by Samsung for the new line of Galaxy which is not available from its predecessors in stores.

Compared to MediaTek, Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 remains to offer a quad-core technology with high power efficiency. The other microchip manufacturer already attempted to reach a maximum of eight cores processor which is now available in some China-made Android smartphones.

BlackBerry Q20 Z3 is Headed to Indonesia for Less than $200

Some folks in World Mobile Congress are now enjoying the tastes of different smartphones to hit the global market by 2014. Hands-on photos and videos of these Android devices continue to tease us while waiting for any exciting stuff from manufacturers who participates in said event. BlackBerry brought out a long-timed rumored "Jakarta" handset which is really coming to Indonesia as noted by the company's CEO.

According to report, BlackBerry Q20 Z3 is another line of QWERTY smartphone to be followed by BES 12 before the end of this year. Sporting a classical track pad and special function keys, this model is considerably a high-end mobile phone to hit Indonesia in less than $200.00.

BlackBerry Q20 Z3 Jakarta Smartphone

There is no enough details for BlackBerry Q20 Z3 for now but it is expected to reach the global stores by the second quarter of this year. Distinct prices for other countries are not yet available but the company noted that they are also working for another line of high-end models aside from a classic but touchscreen-enabled smartphone.

And this might be an Android-powered model with similar underlying but fully upgraded parts. I haven't heard of any specs in terms of processor, memory, and built-in storage capacity. But you can try to look around as I continue to explore the other related and important details for BlackBerry Q20 Z3 after this break.

Monday, February 24, 2014

Closest Android 4.4 Smartphone Competitors of Samsung Galaxy S5

The anticipated Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphone is now real as World Mobile Congress (WMC) kickoff in Barcelona, Spain. And the company finally revealed the new line of handset along with a handful of wearable devices. Second generation of smartwatch (Gear 2 Neo and Fit) are expected to hit the market by the month of April according to some folks who are debuted in the said event.

Since the month of December 2013, smartphone manufacturers officially revealed their own line of products with Android 4.4 (KitKat) platform. That includes a HTC, LG, and Sony who are also on the same track to introduce their handsets in WMC 2014.

Samsung Galaxy S5 Closests Smartphone Competitors

HTC One started to appear in Taiwan and Hongkong way back in December. And now, the company brought out their newest Android 4.4 model along with different variants in WMC. A good indication that the said smartphone will joining the global competition for high-quality products in affordable prices.

On the other side, LG G Pro 2 is another Android 4.4 smartphone with a quad-core technology. Aside from curved TV and tablets, the company silently introduce their flagship in the evolution of mobile phones. And this might be a closest competitor of Galaxy S5 as a wider option for screen. It has a 5.9-inch full high-definition (HD) IPS display (1920 x 1080-pixel) and much higher battery capacity.

Sony Xperia Z2 is another 5.2-inch smartphone with the same Android operating system to Samsung Galaxy S5, HTC One, and LG G Pro 2. However, this handset has a shortcomings in terms of storage capacity compared to other brands. It is the only model treated with 16GB built-in storage but offers a MicroSD card slot for additional removable space.

Among the four brands, Samsung Galaxy S5 has a 5.1-inch display which is slightly wider compared to HTC One. But both are equipped with Adreno GPUs, Qualcomm Snapdragon processors, and treated with Bluetooth 4.0 technology. In terms of memory sizes, Galaxy S5 and HTC One has 2GB of RAM which is lower compared to 3GB memory of Xperia Z2 and G Pro 2.

In terms of prices, HTC One might be a budget-friendly model among the others just like of its predecessors in stores. Hopefully, this handset could possibly have a closer price to Motorola's Droid RAZR M and Moto G. And before I can forget, the four brands are all treated with a Qualcomm Snapdragon quad-core processors despite of their difference in clock speed.

And other Android smartphones in a much lower prices treated with octa-core chips from China could possibly the other line of toughest competitors of Samsung Galaxy S5 to hit the market this 2014.

Samsung Galaxy S5 Plus Gear 2 Neo and Fit Wearables

Imagine a typical smartphone with extended functionality aside from being a typical machine for sending text messages and calling. A great twists has been added for a more advance capabilities which are not available since the pioneering handsets appeared in stores. Manufacturers treated their products with a lot of promising features through the evolution of technology just like of the newest line of Samsung Galaxy in 2014.

According to report, Samsung Galaxy S5 is expected to play a vital role for some wearable peripherals coming from the same company. I heard a couple of these standalone devices few weeks ago but now, because of World Mobile Congress (WMC), the underlying truth has been revealed as the real purpose of the said peripherals. It comes ahead of the most efficient smartphone to unlock its entire functionality.

Samsung Galaxy S5 Android Smartphone

Samsung Galaxy S5 is typically designed to work with Gear 2 as well for other wearable peripherals in stores. Aside from a curved AMOLED health monitoring device, a compacted design of Gear 2 Neo remains the first of its kind smartwatch to hit the market before the attempt of other manufacturers. Apple might be surprised by the second-generation of Samsung Gear before their iWatch reach the anticipating consumers.

Samsung Galaxy S5 Smartphone and Gear 2 Neo Smartwatch

Furthermore, due to Bluetooth 4.0 LE connectivity, Gear 2 Neo and Fit outshines the other wearable devices. I cannot compare these two variants of smartwatch with Google Glass because of overall difference in terms of functionality. However, having a smartphone and heart-rate monitor could possibly change the way we live in the near future through the initiatives of these manufacturers.

And before I can forget, Samsung Galaxy S5 is now coming to Best Buy, Amazon, Costco, RadioShack, Sam's Club, Target, and Wal-Mart. The said wearable devices are now on its way to hit the U.S. market by this year not later than June as noted by a reliable source.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Alcatel One Touch Idol 2 is Now Coming to European Stores

Way back in December 2013, TCL introduces a 5-inch Idol X+ smartphone in China. An eight-core powered device treated with MediaTek MT6592 chip. It was followed by a Boom Band accessory under the flagship of Alcatel specifically designed to extend the capabilities of the said device and user experience. According to previous reports, the Chinese manufacturer will brought up this handset to the global market in a different name. And One Touch Idol 2 might be a variant of Idol X+ despite of unclear previously announced specs.

Alcatel One Touch Idol 2 is powered by a quad-core chip at 1.2GHz. That makes a total difference from the previously reported Idol X+ with MediaTek's octa-core technology going back to China. This might be a low-end smartphone which come in two different flavors, the 4.5-inch and 5-inch models. Both are running an Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean) operating system.

Alcatel One Touch Idol 2 5-Inch Android Smartphone

The smaller version is called Alcatel One Touch Idol 2 Mini which is coming to European stores for about 170-euro (3G version) and an LTE-enabled model for 210-euro. It is equipped with 8-megapixel of main and 2-megapixel of front-facing cameras. This line offers a high-definition (HD) display and available in four different colors. Despite of its underlying quad-core chip, it has a few shortcomings in terms of built-in storage and memory size.

Furthermore, the 5-inch model will hit the European market by the month of April or May of this year from about 200-euro to 250-euro. That is good for 3G and LTE-enabled models with a closer specs to its smaller variant aside from its 1.3-megapixel front-facing cam. It is quite thicker than the Mini version and can be considered as a high-end variant of OneTouch Idol 2.

In addition, both models supports an Android 4.4 (KitKat) upgrade and expected to arrive in World Mobile Congress few days from now.

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Grove Introduces Wood Smart Homes for iPad Air and Mini

While other protective gear continue to innovate through a handcrafted cases for Apple's iPad Air and Mini, Grove introduces a unique and probably, the first made of wood case. It is a carrying case typically designed from a piece of ecological matter. That includes a theme from the ambiance of nature through a common biological material.

Compared to other protective gear, Wood Smart Homes is also capable of protecting the entire device in minor bumps, scratches, and falls. This might answer the needs of busiest 7-inch iPad users to safeguard their handheld machine against the environment. Rubberized casing in stores offers a promising protection but if talk about a greener way of saving a particular device, this might be an ideal case, right?

Grove Wood Smart Homes Case for iPad Air and Mini

Furthermore, Wood Smart Homes offers a versatile material that could compete to any plastic and synthetic fiber material. And you can have it from Grove for about $80.00 to $100.00 only. However, the price is quite high compared to some simple yet effective protective gear from computer shops and other stores.

Few weeks ago, I heard of a gold and diamond treated case specifically designed for iPad Air. Compared to its overall appearance to a made-of-wood gear, the price is quite unreasonable for practical buyers. The said case is now available in Europe from Goldstriker.

Archos 40b Titanium, 50C Oxygen, 64 Xenon, and 80 Helium 4G Prices

The French manufacturer brought us a lot of tablet computers and smartphones for the past decade. They are known for affordable handheld machines just like of some Chinese producers. According to report, Archos is about to showcase a new line of devices in World Mobile Congress. However, before the appearances of their gadgets, the company revealed a handful of prices for these low-ends and mid-range handsets.

I would like to start from the smallest among the four different devices, the Archos 40b Titanium. It is a 4-inch smartphone with 800 x 480-pixel IPS display resolution. A new line of Google Play certified handset with MediaTek MT6572 dual-core technology paired with 512 of RAM and 4GB of built-in storage. Due to the shortcoming in storage size, the said Android phone is up for about $120.00 only.

Archos 40b Titanium 4-Inch Android Smartphone

Archos 50C Oxygen is another 5-inch device for about $200.00 only. It has a 1280 x 720-pixel IPS display, MediaTek MT6592 (just like with THL T100 phone from China) octa-core technology, 1GB of RAM, and 8GB of built-in storage. Compared to 40b Titanium 4-inch handset, it is treated with a bigger storage and memory sizes. And it is also equipped with 8-megapixel of main and 2-megapixel of front-facing cameras.

Next is a 6.4-inch Archos 64 Xenon smartphone. A MediaTek MT6582 quad-core powered device with 1GB of RAM and 4GB of built-in storage. However, it is much bigger compared to 50C Oxygen and 40b Titanium. It has a MicroSD card slot for additional storage with a closer specs to the other new handsets of Archos.

Archos 64 Xenon 6.4-Inch Android Smartphone

Lastly, Archos 80 Helium is a 4G LTE-enabled tablet with Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 quad-core technology. It is also equipped with Adreno 305 GPU, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of built-in storage, and MicroSD card slot. It runs an Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean) operating system for about $250.00 only. And it is also packed with 5-megapixel of main and 2-megapixel of front-facing cameras.

Archos 80 Helium 4G Android Tablet

Both of these tablets and smartphones are treated with Bluetooth 4.0 and typical WiFi technology aside from having a 4G LTE support. Variations in some specs and battery capacity is quite obvious but aside from Archos 80 Helium, the three handsets are built with MediaTek quad-core and octa-core technology. And the price ranges from $119.00 to a maximum of $249.00 only.

Note: Each paragraph is followed by the device particular photo.

NVidia Tegra Note 7 4G LTE-Enabled Tablet for About $300 Only

Going back in December of 2013, I heard that NVidia is about to introduce a new line of 7-inch tablet. An Android 4.4 (KitKat) powered machine treated with a quad-core Tegra 4 CPU to hit the market in the first quarter of this year. The company is keeping their promises to brought up the said device in a very affordable and budget-friendly prices.

NVidia Tegra Note 7 has a 4G LTE and HSPA+ mobile broadband support just like of other prominent brands in stores. This might be the advantage of the said tablet over the blockbuster iPad of Apple and the 7-inch slate of Samsung. According to report, buyers can choose from as low as $199.00 model (not a 4G LTE-enabled) to a maximum of $299.00 variant.

NVidia Tegra Note 7 4G LTE-Enabled Tablet

The costly model is a 4G LTE-enabled version of Tegra Note 7 with the same underlying specs. Both are powered by NVidia Tegra 4 ARM Cortex-A15 quad-core technology packed with 1GB of RAM, 16GB of built-in storage, Micro HDMI and SD card slots, 5-megapixel of main and VGA front-facing camera, and a stylus pen (Chisel and Brush).

Furthermore, Tegra Note 7 supports LTE global cellular connectivity for United States and European (to be distributed by Dixons) bands. That includes the pioneering HSPA+ and Edge network technology of the said regions. In addition, availability of this tablet in Asia and Brazil will be distributed by Gigabyte, Zotac, Zolo, and EVGA under their flagships.

And before I can forget, this is the first of its kind to sport an Android 4.4 (KitKat) operating system with a handful of new app from Google's Play Store.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Cranky Kong is Coming to Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze

For more than two decades, the adventure of Donkey Kong continue. Arcade players who are born in 1980s has a lot of idea about the exciting journey of this monkey more than anyone else. Number of characters has been added in the entire series with different special powers and video game features as enhancements.

According to report, Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze is about to reach the market by February 21st of this year for Wii U. Retail outlets and Nintendo's eShop will offer the said series for about $50.00 few days from now. And guess what, Cranky Kong is joining Donkey, Dixie, and Funky for a new adventure as they find their way home against the Snowmads.

Cranky Kong in Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze

The new version of Donkey Kong is treated with dynamic camera support for a much better viewing angle of any exciting and never-ending battle. Characters are about to explore a different worlds and islands as they continue their quests to overcome obstacles on their way. Those islands are also invaded by Snowmads just like in previous version of the game.

Cranky Kong is a newest character added in Tropical Freeze. And he might become available to the other upcoming versions of Donkey Kong in the future for other gaming platforms. Just like in old days, the game is about to bring a lot of challenge to unlock the superpowers of Cranky and his friends.

Microsoft is Changing SkyDrive to OneDrive, Giving a 100GB Free Storage

Folks from the world of gaming and other industry can avail the first promotional 7GB of free cloud storage in OneDrive (the new name of SkyDrive) from Microsoft. That will be added by a maximum of 5GB size for referring someone and 3GB for managing camera content. For a total of 15GB, the company is giving it for free as they change the name of one of their online services along with other features.

According to a reliable source, current user of SkyDrive can use their existing account in OneDrive without changing the underlying details. Aside from that, user can earn a 500MB extra storage for every referral to a maximum of 5GB. Surprisingly, the first 100-thousand user can also avail a free 100GB of free cloud storage for the first year of service.

Microsoft OneDrive for iOS and Android Devices

Furthermore, OneDrive is also accessible through any Windows operating system, Windows Phone, MS Office, and even through the blockbuster gaming console of Microsoft, the Xbox One. And the good thing about this new storage space from the company is that, iOS and Android users can also use the said services for free through an exclusive app.

OneDrive enables an automatic saving of photos as well videos from iOS and Android devices camera in an instance. A handful of changes might affect the way the entire cloud storage works due to its new interface and additional features. And the said free services are ideal for businesses which continue to strive for a cost-effective online storage solution.

D-Link Introduces DCS-2330L Outdoor HD Wireless Surveillance Camera

The company is formerly known for their high-quality switches and network devices. But now, because of the increasing demand for surveillance cameras and home security solutions, D-Link introduces their very own DCS-2330L promising new line of product. A WiFi-ready and 3G or 4G enabled cam typically designed to work in any type of weather condition.

D-Link's DCS-2330L Outdoor HD Wireless surveillance camera is supported by MyDLink app for iPhone and Android devices for a real-time live streaming of feeds. User can monitor their mountable device from anywhere through their smartphone in a high-definition (HD) video quality. The said security solution is capable of streaming live videos in 720-pixel resolution.

D-Link DCS-2330L Outdoor HD Wireless Surveillance Camera

Furthermore, user can have it with no other monthly charges or service fees. A variant of DCS-2330L are also equipped with a two-way audio system packed with microphone and speaker. It has a night vision feature capable of streaming clear images for a maximum of fifteen feet while in total darkness. And it is also equipped with a motion sensor for triggering speedy alerts for user e-mails and automatic recording of video.

Probably, DCS-2330L will also work in iPad just like in iPhone due to the iOS platform as well in other tablets with Android operating system. There might be a minor problem in terms of screen and resolution for a wider devices but because of its compatibility to Android, handheld computers from Samsung and other brands as well from Chinese manufacturers could easily stream a handful of live videos easily.

DCS-2330L surveillance camera is the only compacted device with a wireless and SIM connectivity support. In addition, user can also choose from variety of angle through its rotating holder.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

SanDisk Extreme PRO 128GB USB 3.0 and Dual-Purpose Ultra Flash Drive

As number of computers and tablets with USB 3.0 support continue to grow, device manufacturers are looking forward to any possible success of their products. A handful of portable hard disk drive (HDD) specifically designed for the said port are now available in stores. It could possibly change the old technology because of its reliable read and write speedy performance.

While HDD with USB 3.0 support threatens the existence of flash drives, SanDisk introduces a new line device with high storage capacity than a typical computer peripheral. Extreme PRO offers a more advance functionality which is not available in other brands. Along with their new product, the company introduces a dual-purpose portable device which can simultaneously work in any supported computers and smartphones at the same.

SanDisk Extreme PRO USB 3.0 Flash Drive

SanDisk Extreme PRO is available in 128GB model. It is typically designed to operate in USB 3.0 well as noted by reports coming from Taiwan. And this might be the first flash drive to sports a maximum of 240MB and 260MB per second read and write speed. Its aluminum and glossy enclosure offers a much better look compared to other brands in the market.

However, prices of SanDisk Extreme PRO USB 3.0 are slightly high for now. But of course, as other flash drive manufacturers competes in the near future, we can expect a more affordable and budget-friendly model with the same high-speed performance and sizes.

In addition, aside from Extreme PRO USB 3.0 flash drive, SanDisk named their new dual-purpose device as Ultra for Android smartphones and any supported computers. User can download a Memory Zone app from Google Play to optimize the performance of this drive which are available in either 16GB, 32GB and 64GB models.

Monday, February 17, 2014

Xiaomi Hongmi 1S Smartphone Sports a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 Chip

Smartphone manufacturers from China continue to expand the reach of their products. From Asian market to the western region of the globe by introducing a handful of devices with a promising features coming from their own initiatives. Aside from mobile phones with quad-core technology, these Chinese companies also brought out a handful of tablet computers in international market.

Guess what, Xiaomi revealed a new line of 4.7-inch handset outside of China, the Hongmi 1S. It is treated with Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 chip and a fully-customized Android operating system. It has a dual-SIM support just like of other mobile phones coming from the country which are now available in some of our local stores.

Xiaomi Hongmi 1S Smartphone

For specs and important details for Xiaomi Hongmi 1S, see the following list below:
  • CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 at 1.6GHz (quad-core)
  • RAM: 1GB
  • Storage: 8GB
  • Display: 4.7-inch, 720-pixel
  • GPU: Adreno 305
  • Operating System: Android MIUI (customized version)
  • Camera: 8-megapixel (main), 1.3-megapixel (front)
  • Projected Price: $130.00
  • Others: MicroSD card slot, dual-SIM support
Furthermore, Hongmi 1S could possibly supports a typical Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and other connectivity similar to the previously reported Redmi model. Or probably, it is the other name of the said handset outside of China as noted by Android Community recently.

ViewSonic Dual-Boot ViewPad 10i with Intel Celeron N2910 CPU

Way back in 2011, ViewSonic introduces a ViewPad 10 Pro. The first tablet of the company with Microsoft Windows 7 and Android 2.3. A dual-boot and portable machine powered by Intel Atom Z670 (Oak Trail) processor with 2GB of RAM and 16GB to 32GB of built-in SSD storage. Surprisingly, AliExpress offers a new variant of the said tablet for U.S. $530.00 treated with a quad-core technology.

ViewSonic ViewPad 10i has a promising 64GB of storage treated with Intel Celeron N2910 (Bay Trail) chip. It is the newest and powerful version of 10.1-inch machine capable of running an either Microsoft Windows 8 or Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean) platform. User can choose to boot from any of the two operating systems in a single device.

ViewSonic Dual-Boot ViewPad 10i

Compared to some Intel Celeron powered machines (Dell Inspiron 11, HP Classmate 10, and Lenovo IdeaPad U150), ViewSonic is the first manufacturer to introduce a Bay Trail technology in tablet computer through the newest variant of ViewPad. Probably, the company is planning to brought out a power-efficient device with a promising operating systems and high-end parts.

For specs of ViewPad 10i, see the following list below:
  • CPU: Intel BayTrail-M Celeron N2910 (quad-core)
  • RAM: 2GB
  • Storage: 64GB
  • Display: 10.1-inch, 1024 x 600-pixel
  • Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8, Android 4.2
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11n, Bluetooth 4.0
  • Ports: HDMI, USB, MicroSD card slot
  • Camera: 2-megapixel (both for main and front)
  • Battery: 7000mAh
  • Weight: 650-gram
In addition, the said new model of ViewPad supports a multiple number of languages. This might be the first tablet to sports a Windows 8 paired with Android OS which is now available in the market.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Roundup: Asus Eee Box, MediaPad X1, Fujitsu Lifebook, Octa-Core CPU, and OPPO Find 7 Phone

As television boxes continue to grow in number, the market has been rattled by a handful of Chinese brands packed with Android platform. These modules are powerful enough to extend our reach beyond a typical TV to a more sophisticated but entertaining piece of device. Asus brought out their very own Eee Box EB1037 equipped with Intel Celeron J1900 CPU at 2GHz speed paired with 2GB of RAM. However, I cannot compare this machine to any flash drive like TV box but it has a promising size for living rooms.

To stay on the game, Huawei introduces MediaPad X1 7-inch tablet. A new line of Android portable device with ARM Cortex-A9 chip at 1.6GHz. It has a shining quad-core technology and Mali 450 graphics. Just like of its reported predecessors in stores, the said tablet is also packed with 2GB of memory, 8GB to 16GB of built-in storage, and a fully-customized Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean) operating system.

In the other side, Fujitsu revealed their very own LifeBook TH90/P. A 13.3-inch convertible machine with Intel Core i5-4200 (Haswell) CPU. The company introduces the said hybrid PC in Japan few weeks ago and it is expected to hit the market by the first quarter of this year. It has a 500GB HDD storage, supports a maximum of 8GB RAM, and stylus pen.

And in terms of processing needs for smartphones and tablets, MediaTek brought out a new line of eight-core processor, the ARM Cortex-A17 line or MT6595. The first of its kind as an octa-core chip intended for the fast growing number of portable devices with powerful chips. We will be surprised soon by some compacted machines with a power-efficient CPU because of MT6595 breakthrough.

Furthermore, OPPO officially announced the upcoming Find 7 smartphone in China. A new line of Android-powered device with a promising performance and quality as noted in reports. The said handset is up in two different version packed with the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 chip, 2GB of RAM, and 16GB of built-in storage. And the company is about to introduce this new Android phone in Beijing by the month of March.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Nokia Lumia Icon is Coming to Verizon for About $200 Only

Consumers can now place an order for Nokia's Lumia Icon in Microsoft Store for about $200.00 only. A 5-inch Windows Phone 8 handset with a promising full high-definition (HD) photos and videos recording feature from its 20-megapixel main camera. It is capable of rendering a 1080-pixel (30ps) quality video recording supported by its ZEISS lens and optical image stabilizer technology.

According to reports, it is now headed to Verizon Wireless. The first of its kind to sports a quad-core powered smartphone with Windows Phone 8 to hit the market by February 20, 2014. And the above mentioned price is good for a 2-year contract but the original price for the unlocked version starts at about $550.00 (original tag).

Nokia Lumia Icon in Verizon Wireless

The said Windows smartphone is also equipped with Nokia Rich Recording tech for filtering destructive noises from environment for a high-definition audio recording. It offers a sharp and HD sounds through its extensive built-in microphones. The PureView tech of the company optimized the performance of its 20-megapixel cam despite of its size.

Furthermore, Nokia Lumia Icon main camera supports a viewing angle of about 180-degree. And the compacted 5-inch smartphone is powered by a quad-core CPU at 2.2GHz. It is packed with 2420mAh which supports a wireless charging through a separate pad. However, a charging pad (Qi) is available in different price.

For the summary of Lumia Icon specs, see the following list below:
  • CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 SoC at 2.2GHz (quad-core)
  • RAM: 2GB
  • Storage: 32GB
  • Display: 5-inch ClearBlack AMOLED, 1920 x 1080-pixel HD resolution, 441ppi density
  • Operating System: Windows Phone 8
  • Camera: 20-megapixel treated with BSI sensor, OIS, and dual-LED flash
  • Ports: USB 2.0, NFC
  • Connectivity: 4G LTE-enabled, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.0
  • Dimension: 137 x 71 x 9.8-millimeter
  • Battery: 2420mAh
  • Others: MicroSIM for extra storage
In addition, it is also equipped with FM radio and pre-installed software like Creative Studio and Cinemagraph.

Buyers can now make an order but the first wave of Verizon Wireless newest handset is up by the above mentioned date of availability.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

OPPO Find 7 Android Smartphone is Coming on March 19, 2014

CyanogenMod and OPPO are known in producing a high-quality smartphone treated with a fully customized Android platform. The two China-based companies are working together for a new line of handsets to stay on the game. N1 series is one of their notable product, a 5.9-inch device equipped with Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 CPU, 2GB of RAM, and 16GB storage.

Following the appearances of N1 model in reviews and other reports, OPPO is about to introduce a new line of 5-inch smartphone on March 19, 2014 (St. Joseph's Day). The name is quite unique to mention compared to any phone coming from Samsung and LG. Find 7 might have a 5.5-inch or 7-inch display with a closer specs to other OPPO's phone in stores.

OPPO Find 7 Android Smartphone Promotional Poster

According to other reports, they are about to reveal a new line of smartphone with a 3GB of RAM and 13-megapixel camera. Just like of N1 series, this model is probably equipped with a more powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chip. Another quad-core phone running a customized version of Android. Storage might start from either 8GB or 16GB to a shining 64GB size.

However, no words that can describe its exact specs nor possible prices. All comments found on OPPO's Google Plus account (with a hashtag of "#AlwaysImprove") are just anticipations coming from the craving followers of the said handset.

Furthermore, OPPO's Find 7 will probably hit the market in two different variants. The one with 1920 x 1080-pixel display or a model treated with a much wider screen (phablet size) sporting a 2560 x 1440-pixel resolution. Probably, the company is also planning to introduce this handset in the upcoming World Mobile Congress (WMC) in Barcelona, Spain few days from now.

MediaTek ARM Cortex-A17 MT6595 Octa-Core CPU with 4G LTE Support

Smartphone and tablet manufacturers around the globe continue to innovate by introducing a handful of powerful devices. The discovery of power-efficient microchips are driving these companies to brought out a new wave of portable machines to answer the needs of the masses. Aside from being the primary agent of mobile phones and tablets, these chips are also design to be a power efficient modules.

By looking forward to the availability of 4G LTE networks, some of these manufacturers would like to upgrade their products for a more efficient performance. Typical operation of smartphones are now affected by a rampant changes in connectivity which also give a lot of options for users.

MediaTek ARM Cortex-A17 MT6595 Octa-Core CPU

And while Samsung continue to embrace Qualcomm's Snapdragon chips, MediaTek recently revealed an octa-core CPU, the MT6595 ideal for high-end smartphones and tablets. An Armada or ARM-based microchip that double the size of their previous quad-core technology.

Way back in December of 2013, I heard of TCL's Idol X+ in China. The first handset treated with MediaTek MT6592 processor at 2GHz (octa-core) speed. However, the 5-inch smartphone is named under the flagship of Alcatel in other regions. And following the appearances of the said handset in Chinese stores, MT6595 is typically designed to support a 4G LTE network.

According to report, MT6595 is a combination of ARM Cortex compacted technology. This chip is capable of changing its operation for optimal power-efficiency features.

Furthermore, MT6595 is also designed to work with Power VR Series 6 graphics and Wi-Fi 802.11ac aside from 4G LTE support. That is to extend the capability of any supported device for a high-definition (HD) video recording.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Verizon Will Offer a Refurbished Nexus 7 Starting on February 13, 2014

Verizon brought up a surprising offer for 2013 edition of Nexus 7. According to report, the store will offer a contract-free model for about $350.00 and a 2-year data plan for $250.00 starting on February 13 of this year. And this will be added to a handful of tablets which are currently available on their shelves with a binding-contract.

The company noted that the previous owners of Nexus 7 (exclusive for 2013 model only) can now activate their tablets in Verizon network. An indication that they are now joining T-Mobile and AT&T to extend the reach of the said tablet which are previously exclusive from Google Play Store.

Verizon Nexus 7 2013 Model

Furthermore, a latest software update for Nexus 7 is now available for download. They are asking for an updated Android platform before the activation of every 2013 tablets. And they are giving a two options for buyers to choose from either contract-free or not model starting on the day of its availability in U.S. stores.

Nokia is About to Introduce a Low-End Android Smartphone?

The acquisition of Nokia by Microsoft reminds us of a possible changes in every smartphone coming from the formerly Finland-based company. However, a handful of their previous models started to embrace the Android platforms before making a major changes to Windows Phone 8. A report coming from EVLeaks stirs a new possible plan from the phone manufacturer, that is to reveal a low-end handset with Android operating system.

Previous reports noted that Nokia is probably planning to embrace Android for another chance. This might be an awkward story for Microsoft and their newly acquired company for now but let us try to figure out in the upcoming World Mobile Congress this February of 2014. According to a reliable source, it is called "Normandy." A nicknamed given to low-end handset with a fully customized Android platform.

Nokia Reported Low-End Android Smartphone

Furthermore, this might be a budget-friendly smartphone to join the less than $100.00 handsets in stores like Motorola's Moto G and its variants. But there is no statement from Nokia to confirmed this story or words that can describe the whole thing. Specs might be lower than any line of the company's Windows Phone as well from their previously reported Android-powered handsets.

Friday, February 7, 2014

Acer C720 vs HP 11-Inch Chromebooks, Touchscreen Tech and Prices

It is not easy to compare a two different model of Chromebooks without considering the underlying specs and overall performance. But in terms of touchscreen technology, obviously, both are equipped with the same features but differs on some other sides. Upon reading a comprehensive review of Acer C720, without handling an actual machine, the said model also offers a capacitive feature similar to HP's variant of Chromebook.

In terms of prices, both of these models are now available in less than $300.00 only. A budget-friendly machines offered with the same 100GB free storage service in Google Drive. Way back in December of 2013, a variant of Acer C720 with Ubuntu 13 appeared in reports. However, it was followed by a Chrome OS powered model.

Acer C720 and HP 11-Inch Chromebooks

And before I can forget, both of Acer and HP Chromebooks sports an 11.6-inch display (with 1366 x 768-pixel resolution), 16GB of solid-state drive (SSD) storage, USB 3.0 ports (USB 2.0 are also available), Wi-Fi enabled, and Bluetooth 4.0 technology.

In addition, Acer C720 model has a closer chicklet keyboard to most of their newest portable computers.

U.S. Cellular Offers Motorola Moto G for $99.99 Only

A contract-free and low-cost 4.5-inch smartphone is now available in U.S. Cellular for $99.99 only. The first of its kind to sport an Android 4.4 (KitKat) platform in a very affordable prices. From about $180.00, the store offers a discounted model for an 8GB model with the same specs to the previously reported handset that appeared in Best Buy as well in Google Play Store.

The Google Play Edition of Motorola's Moto G hit the shelves in the middle of January and now, other stores are allow customers to place their order for less than $100.00 only. However, they are oblige to pay for $20.00 or $50.00 for activation fee in U.S. Cellular.

It is the first model to sports the newest version of Android in a reasonable prices. Buyers can also choose from a handful of free apps coming from Google that runs in KitKat platform. This might be an ideal smartphone for those who would like to experience the fully-customized version of the said platform.

U.S. Cellular Offers Motorola Moto G

Furthermore, a 16GB model of Moto X is about to hit the market as noted by report. An alternative for costly smartphones with the same storage space from Motorola. And both of these models are free of any contract from network providers in American region.

Toshiba First Chromebook Satellite CB35-A3120 is Now Available in U.S.

Few weeks ago, Amazon officially announced the availability of Toshiba's first Chromebook, the Satellite CB35-A3120 for about $280.00 only. Following the appearances of the said 13.3-inch machine, buyers can now place their order at Adorama as well in U.S. based official webstore of the company with the same prices and specs.

The advantage of having a Toshiba Satellite laptop with Chrome OS includes a free cloud storage and instant access to Google Play Store. Although it has a limited number of apps and support for other software, CB35-A3120 offers a promising performance just like of other models that runs a typical Windows platform.

Toshiba Satellite CB35-A3120 Chromebook in Adorama

For specs and other important details of Toshiba's Chromebook, see the following list below:
  • CPU: Intel Celeron 2955U at 1.4GHz
  • RAM: 2GB
  • Storage: built-in 16GB solid-state drive (SSD), plus free 100GB storage in Google Drive for two years
  • Display: 13.3-inch, 1366 x 768-pixel resolution
  • Operating System: Chrome OS
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11n, Bluetooth 4.0
  • Ports: USB 3.0, HDMI
  • Battery: 52Wh
  • Others: MicroSD card slot for extra storage and webcam
An 11.6-inch (just like of Acer C720P-2600 and HP Chromebook 11-1101US), 12.5-inch, and 14-inch versions of Toshiba Chromebook are also available in different prices. In the other side, Amazon U.K. also offers the 13.3-inch model for about 250-pound.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Fujitsu Convertible, Hybrid Lifebook TH90/P with Intel Core i5 CPU

When Lenovo introduces their first hybrid machine to consumers, some computer manufacturers also change the direction of their products. Acer introduces a touchscreen-enabled model along with Sony and Samsung. And now, Fujitsu is joining other companies to produce a convertible 13.3-inch notebook with Intel Core i5-4200U (Haswell) processor.

Fujitsu Lifebook TH90/P is the newest line of convertible PC from Japan to sports a high-end specs. However, due to its underlying parts, it is expected to arrive in stores with a price tag different from a typical touchscreen-enabled laptops.

Fujitsu Hybrid Lifebook TH90-P Machine with Intel Core i5 CPU

For specs and other important details of Lifebook TH90/P, see the following list below:
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-4200U
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Storage: 500GB
  • Display: 13.3-inch, 2560 x 1440-pixel
  • Graphics: IGZO Technology
  • Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8
  • Battery: Has a promising 12.5-hour lifespan
  • Weight: 3.5-pound
  • Thickness: 0.76-inch
  • Others: Designed to work with stylus pen and pressure sensitivity of 1024 levels
Furthermore, it is also designed to work in four different mode. Aside from a typical laptop and tablet, it is capable of transforming itself to a theater-like and in any variable position. And this might be the advantage of Lifebook TH90/P among the other variants in stores.

Fujitsu also revealed the next generation of Lifebook AH42/M portable machine and Esprimo FH52/M desktop computer with support from cloud computing services from Microsoft. The said feature will allow users to migrate or backup their files from Windows XP to My Cloud Library.

Monday, February 3, 2014

Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 is Now Available for Pre-Order in U.S.

Office Depot is now accepting orders from United States consumers of Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 for $850.00 only. However, that is good for a WiFi-only and 64GB model with a native S Pen. The company introduces the 12.2-inch tablet way back in CES 2014 and it was spotted in U.K. stores few weeks ago. And an SM-P907A variant recently appeared in AT&T for testing.

Furthermore, availability of Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 will start on 13th day of February. Previous reports noted that it is coming to the global market within the first quarter of this year. And the South Korean company sticks to their promises to deliver the first wave of the said tablet.

Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 in Office Depot

Following its appearances in CES 2014, the first model landed at FCC on the third week of January. And now, pre-order is already available for the craving consumers in U.S. The newest variant of Galaxy Note is the also the first of its kind to offer a 12.2-inch display. It has a wider display compared to its 10.1-inch predecessors in stores.

In addition, Galaxy Note Pro runs an Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean) platform. A fully customized environment to meet the requirements of 12.2-inch display.

Lenovo Introduces ThinkPad 11e Yoga for Students and Educators

The company officially revealed a couple of ThinkPad 11e variants to answer the needs of students and educators. A complimentary models packed with a fully configurable Chrome OS that runs on the top of Google cloud technology. Lenovo's ThinkPad 11e and 11e Yoga is up in United States starting on spring for less than $500.00 and up.

Both are inspired by the previous version of Lenovo's IdeaPad Yoga which are now available in stores on the same prices. According to report, the two version of hybrid and convertible machines are expected to come in about $350.00 only (for base price). It is because of its free and pre-loaded Google Chrome OS platform.

Lenovo ThinkPad 11e Yoga Convertible PC

However, user can choose from a licensed Windows 8 Pro version in a much higher prices. Specs of these convertible machines are not yet available but it is clear that Lenovo will continue to offer a budget-friendly machines ideal for students and educators as well for other professionals.

Featuring an 11.6-inch high-definition (HD) display treated with anti-glare technology, these two variants of ThinkPad 11e is also equipped with Intel processors (unknown line). It might be a power-efficient chip just like of IdeaPad Yoga 2 for a longer battery life.

Just like of other hybrid machines, the touchscreen-enabled IdeaPad 11e offers a typical features of a laptop and tablet computer. And Lenovo is the only manufacturer capable of creating a game-changer machines to bump with iPad and other handheld devices.

Microsoft Offers a 128GB Model of Surface Pro for About $500 Only

Originally, Microsoft offers a 128GB model of the 10.6-inch Surface Pro for nearly $1,000.00 and 64GB for about $900.00. But now, the company is selling a high-specs version for only $500.00. However, it is only limited to the number of available stocks which doesn't include a Touch or Type cover as noted on their official web store.

That offers is added with free shipment and return (for any possible defect detected by user) along with a promising 2-year warranty. Microsoft is slashing an about 40-percent from the original price of 128GB model. And just like of other previously reported variant of Surface Pro, it is also packed with a free one-month trial of Office 365 which is ideal for students and working professionals.

Microsoft Suface Pro 10.6-inch Tablet in Windows Web Store

Aside from MS Office 365, the said model is running a Windows 8 Pro Edition bundled with pre-loaded applications and games. It is powered by Intel Core i5 (Ivy Bridge) CPU paired with 4GB of RAM. Other specs includes a digital pen support, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, 1920 x 1080-pixel native resolution, front and rear facing cameras, and other typical features of Microsoft Surface Pro.

Furthermore, some of its accessories are also available in different prices which are not included in a $500.00 package. Best Buy also offers a refurbished and pre-owned 128GB model from the same price to about $750.00.

In addition, it is the first generation of Microsoft Surface Pro that appeared in stores. The newest variants packed with Haswell (Intel Core i5-4300U at 1.9GHz) line of power efficient processor are also available in original prices.

Huawei MediaPad X1 with ARM Cortex-A9 CPU Spotted in China

A new variant of Huawei MediaPad has been spotted in China with a quad-core ARM Cortex-A9 processor at 1.6GHz. It is paired with Mali 450 GPU and a 7-inch screen treated with full high-definition (HD) 1920 x 1200-pixel resolution. Featuring a closer display size to iPad Mini and some of Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Lite models.

According to report, this model will be called MediaPad X1, a possibly high-end variant of its predecessors in stores. It is also packed with 2GB of RAM just like of other 7-inch handheld machines in the market but there is no words for its built-in storage. Featuring a classical 16:10 widescreen ratio format and extremely slim sides.

Huawei MediaPad X1 with ARM Cortex-A9 CPU

Huawei's MediaPad X1 weighs for only 239-gram with a thickness of 7.5-millimeter. This might be their answer for Samsung's newest line of slim tablets. Furthermore, availability will probably start by the second quarter of this year in Asian and European market.

In addition, other specs may include a common 8GB to 16GB of storage, WiFi-enabled, Bluetooth, and access to Google Play through a fully customized Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean) platform. This might come as alternative for some Asus and Nexus 7-inch slates in terms of prices. It is also equipped with economical quad-core technology for a budget-friendly tags.

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Acer Aspire S7-392 Series Availability in U.S. Store is Up!

In terms of high-resolution, Acer's captivating performance is slightly low compared to HP and Sony. However, the company introduces their very own Wide Quality High-Definition (WQHD) technology through a new line of laptop computers which are now coming to U.S. store by the first quarter of this year. To start with, an Aspire S7-392-9439 model is up in Amazon and Frys as reported.

Acer's S7-392 is packed with 256GB of SSD storage paired with 8GB of RAM. Aside from that, it is also powered by Intel Core i5-4200U processor, the new generation of power efficient chip intended for high-performance machines. According to a reliable source, availability will start by the following week for about $1,800.00. Although it is not a budget-friendly device, this machine can offer a promising performance.

Acer Aspire S7-392 Series

Compared to the previous version of Aspire S7 series, the 392-9439 shows a little difference. Probably, it is now treated with a 13-inch WQHD display, power-efficient CPU, and a memory that could match the needs of PC gaming industry. Most of the previously reported models are equipped with 4GB of RAM with a base price lower than what we can get from the upcoming variants.

Way back in December of 2013, the company also revealed a C720 Chromebook with a slightly lower performance compared to S7-392 series. That is due to Intel Core 2 Duo technology, 4GB of RAM, and Ubuntu Linux platform.

In addition, Acer S7-392 has glossy white theme in a thin and compacted packaging.

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Asus Eee Box EB1037 with Intel 2GHz Celeron J1900 CPU

As the number of Android-powered television module in stores increases, features and capabilities of these device become comparable to some mini computers. Asus is known for producing a handful of nettop PC aside from laptops and other portable machines. However, to think of Z6C from Zero Devices and  Podoor T518 TV modules, these gadgets are small enough for living rooms.

Recently, Satechi introduces their very own Smart TV Box module. It runs an Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean) operating system just like of Z6C and T518. Xtreamer and HiSense also bump their wireless multi-console and H6 Smart TV modules in a very affordable prices. All of these are capable of streaming videos from smartphones and portable devices through a wireless connection.

Asus Eee Box EB1037 Mini PC

Going back to Asus, the company brought out the Eee Box EB1037. Although it is bigger compared to a typical TV modules with Android platform, this machine is equipped with Intel Celeron J1900. It is also ideal for living rooms just like of eMachines line of nettop PCs and its predecessors in stores. And the good thing about this model, it has the iconic Bay Trail technology for a higher power efficiency.

For specs and other important details for Eee Box EB1037, see the following list below:
  • CPU: Intel Celeron J1900 at 2GHz (quad-core)
  • RAM: 2GB, supports a maximum of 8GB
  • Storage: 320GB to 1TB HDD, optional 64GB or 128GB SSD
  • Graphics: NVidia GeForce 820M with 512MB dedicated memory
  • Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (Professional Edition)
  • Display: Compatible to any available monitors
  • Connectivity: Gigabit Ethernet, Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.0
  • Ports: 4 USB 2.0, 2 USB 3.0, HDMI, VGA
  • Dimension: 219 x 172.5 x 29-millimeter
  • Weight: 1.5-pound
  • Others: 4-in-1 card reader
Furthermore, the EB1037 is also a fan-less mini computer due to its Bay Trail technology. It is capable to operate in a minimal temperature. Availability will start by this month in European countries for about 300-euro as well probably in other regions few weeks from now.