In the tech world, like physics, there seems to be a quest for unification. One, ultimate, idea that encompasses all other ideas. This hunt manifests itself in the constant debate about the size of smart devices. Whether consumers would be happy with something the size of a phablet and only own one device or would people rather have something that fits better in the hand and also own a tablet? (This generalization assumes that many would not see the utility in owning both a phablet and a tablet.)
Nano Magnetics Ltd has now begun working on the development of a device that straddles the middle-ground of this discussion. It’s introducing the concept of possessing multiple small devices that can turn into a larger, connected device.
The latest ads in Motorola’s marketing campaign for their flagship smartwatch take a humorous approach towards promoting the Moto 360. The ads are both under half a minute long and have the same classy feel that watch commercials on prime time television do, but end with reminders that the real world isn’t always so elegant.
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HTC is just now getting the HTC RE Camera on the street and the president of HTC North Asia, Jack Tong, has already announced the company has plans to release a successor in 2015. That may be the intent of HTC, but the success of the RE Camera when released in Taiwan tomorrow will have a big impact on the eventual decision as to whether to pursue the project.
Sources have discovered that Sony is working on a new smartwatch that focuses on fashion over function. The watch is going to be constructed out of a new e-paper display from Sony that spans not only the watch face, but the band as well. This means users will be able to change the appearance with a tap or two. The smartwatch is not only unique in eschewing functionality – it only provides the time and date – but development of the device has revealed a new business unit within Sony that is part of an effort to get the company back on track financially and in terms of innovation.
Expansys has just kicked off its Black Friday deals, slashing up to 80% off a whole host of smartphones, tablets, wearables and accessories while stocks last. Some of the biggest reductions include a Sony SmartWatch with ‘Limited Edition” Swarovski strap for $59, a Galaxy Alpha (32GB) for $499 and a Sony Wireless DR-BTWN200M headset for $49.
Hit the break below for a selection of our favorite discounts the retailer is currently offering.
If you are hoping to grab a Nexus 9 for $100 less than the regular price thanks to the trade-in deal Best Buy is running you have a new way to spend those savings. The Nexus 9 Keyboard Folio is now on sale on the Google Play Store site with an indication that it is in stock and ready to ship in 1-2 days. You will use that $100 credit and then some as the case runs $129.
Besides the new Nexus 9 and some of the older Nexus tablets, did you know that NVIDIA has already released the update to Android 5.0 Lollipop for its SHIELD tablet? If not, you may want to reconsider NVIDIA’s tablet offering and if you are a gamer, you may want to check out the company’s SHIELD portable gaming device. To help entice you to do so, NVIDIA will be offering some special deals on Black Friday for both devices.
We knew Motorola was planning on releasing a keychain device soon, and they’ve made it official today. The Motorola Keylink is a keychain that’s designed to help you find your lost Motorola smartphone for when you just can’t seem to remember when you put it down at. The Keylink connects to your device with the Motorola Connect app, and the link actually works in reverse, too. If you can’t find your car keys, but you have your phone on you, you can just page the keylink and it’ll beep from up to 100 yards away.
People are starting to receive the Nexus 6 in the mail and in-store through select carriers. Among the first things to do with a new device is purchasing accessories. And the go-to accessory for almost everyone is a case. Directly from Google, the Naked Tough Case is ready for ordering. It is a clear case that offers protection and functionality. On the back is an integrated stand that pops out for landscape viewing.
The Naked Tough Case for Nexus 6 costs $35 and will ship in 1-2 business days.
Source: Google Play
It’s the third week for HTC’s Hot Deals, so starting at 12:00 pm ET / 9:00 am PT, you can grab any phone accessory for 50% off. This is of course while supplies last, which we hope is more than what was included in the last two sales. It’s not clear if you will be limited to one accessory, but we suspect that to be the case.
HTC still has 6 weeks to go for their Hot Deals sale, so be sure to tune in next Tuesday at the same time to see what they have cooking.
source: HTC Hot Deals