The NVIDIA Shield seems pretty cool, but is it $349 cool? NVIDIA has been showing the device to many gamers recently at shows such as E3, and although they love the device, the feedback is that it would be a homerun if it were priced at $299. NVIDIA is the kind of company that listens and has officially dropped the price down to $299.
Don’t fret if you pre-ordered because you will get the new lower price as well. They also just officially announced that June 27 will be the official release day. Did you pre-order yet? If not, does this new price entice you a little more?
HTC finally unveiled the Butterfly S and I am officially drooling. Why this isn’t coming to Verizon as the DROID DNA S, I have no idea, but rumors have it landing on Sprint. The Butterfly S is a beefier version of the One. It has a 5-inch 1080p LCD 3 display, a 1.9GHz quad-core Snapdragon 600 CPU, 2GB of RAM,16GB of internal storage, microSD, UltraPixel camera, 2.1MP wide-angle front camera, support for Miracast, a 3,200mAh battery, and Sense 5. Just like the HTC One, it features dual-speakers at the front along with BoomSound. Since the Butterfly S has Sense 5, you will get all the same features such as BlinkFeed, Zoe, and Video Highlights.
Expect a release in Taiwan in July for NT $22,900 ($766) with no announcement for other areas. Hit the break for a short teaser video and press release.
Huawei just took the wraps off the Ascend P6. As expected, it’s the world’s slimmest smartphone at 6.18mm and it just so happens today is 6/18 to coincide with the announcement. It has a 4.7-inch 720p in-cell LCD display, a 1.5GHz quad-core Cortex-A9 CPU, 2GB of RAM, 8GB internal storeage, microSD slot, 8MP rear BSI camera with f/2.0 aperture, 5MP front camera, 2,000mAh battery, and Android 4.2.2. The LCD display has “Magic Touch” for better response when using gloves. The Ascend P6 also features multi-screen AirSharing capability, which lets you connect to a bunch of devices for sharing documents and games.
It will be released in China this month and Western Europe in July through Vodafone, Telefonica, Orange, H3G, O2, Carphone Warehouse, TalkTalk, Media Markt & Saturn, TIM and online via Amazon and CDiscount with other markets to follow. You can get it in black, white, or pink. Full presser after the break.
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We had another busy week at TalkAndroid so here’s a recap of all the top stories. E3 and WWDC took place this week. E3 showed us some new upcoming games and WWDC was just about Apple trying to play catch up, but what else is new? Samsung has announced all their rumored devices, which pretty much just leaves the Galaxy Camera 2 for their June 20th event in London. We are getting very close to the HTC Butterfly S, HTC One Mini and the Xperia ZU. BTW, is it too soon to start talking about the Galaxy S 5? It’s time to get caught up and get ready for another exciting week.
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