It appears that we are are going to wait a little longer before we finally see all the things that NVIDIA has cooking for us in 2013. According to NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang, the upcoming Tegra 4 chip will not ship until mid-July, which means most Tegra 4 devices won’t ship until at least August or September:
“We ship Tegra 4 starting in Q2 [of fiscal 2014]. We are ramping production now and we will have full production release. [The second quarter] is when we ship to customers. Q2 is also when we ship the Tegra 4 based Shield device…Although it is in the latter part of Q2, it is going to be in Q2.”
Unfortunately, that means that revolutionary mobile gaming device Project SHIELD will be slightly delayed too. Here’s hoping the extended wait will be worth it for all you fanatics out there.
With that being said, we’ll keep you posted on when this device becomes available again. On a positive front it’s good to note that Acer is saying that the Olympic version of the tablet is still a go for next month. This suggests that the problem is either nonexistent on those versions of the A510 or that Acer deems it more than enough time to weed out the issue. This may bode well for the non-Olympic and 3G counterparts as well, but only time will tell. While this could be considered bad press for Acer, the fact that they are fixing the problem before the masses purchase the device is nice to see.
sources: netbooknews, übergizmo
Last month Vodafone announced that they would be carrying the HTC EVO 3D, but now they are saying that they won’t be carrying it due to “delays” with the launch.
Here’s the statement:
There’s been speculation recently regarding availability of HTC EVO 3D.
We can confirm that due to delays in the launch of the HTC EVO 3D, we no longer intend to include the device in our smartphone range. We’ll be contacting any customers who registered their interest shortly.
We realise this might come as a disappointment, but we’ve got some really exciting handsets in the pipeline. Keep an eye on our coming soon section for all the latest information about the products coming to Vodafone.
Could the disappointing sales of the LG Optimus 3D have anything to do with it?
The Droid Bionic is one of the most anticipated phones, but I am starting to wonder if it will live up to the hype. We have been expecting it to launch on August 4, but according to a Sam’s Club document, it will be in September.
Nothing is confirmed, but I am not expecting it to land on August 4th because I it is likely Verizon and Motorola will hold a major press event to announce the phone, which is likely to be at least 2 weeks before the release. Right now there is nothing scheduled.
I also expect them to launch a major Twitter campaign like they have done with most of the top Droid phones. This will be the biggest Droid release to date so we should expect the same. Even if they don’t do a press event, they will at least run the Twitter campaign, and until that begins, there is no need to start lining up at your nearest Verizon store. The Droid Charge campaign started 8 days before the launch so we need to see something by this Wednesday. I know a lot of people want to believe the August 4 date, especially since some accessories were leaked at Amazon, but I am not holding my breath.
Also to note, the LG Thrill is showing as late July, but we reported earlier that all signs point to August 7, and the Samsung Conquer was originally expected to launch yesterday, but it has been pushed to August. The Motorola Photon seems to still be on track for July 31, which was officially announced by Sprint.
DigiTimes is reporting that several tablet manufacturers may be delaying the launch of their devices, specifically the HTC Flyer and the ASUS Eee Pad Transformer due to the natural disasters that struck Japan over the last few weeks. We’ve heard that parts manufactured within Japan may be in short supply as they try to rebuild stock, which is something that Sony Ericsson has also made known due to their components being made in Japan for their Xperia Neo.
HTC has commented on this report stating that they still intend on launching the Flyer tablet device in Q2 of 2011 (which we are in), but did not specify any date. We haven’t heard from ASUS over the matter as of yet.
[via bgr, digitimes]
A few days ago, we reported that Amazon UK had pushed back the ship date of the HTC Desire HD to October 25. It now seems that additional UK retailers are giving similar reports, adding the Desire Z to the list as well. Both devices were slated for an early October launch, but now it seems questionable that they will even make it out before the end of the month.
The official response from retailers is that the devices have been delayed due to “Google testing” or “Google Type Approval”, a process that all Android phones must go through and which HTC is notorious for leaving until the last minute.
So it seems that customers who planned on having this device in their hands by now will have to wait a couple more weeks, but as the old saying goes – absence makes the heart grow fonder.
It seems that manufacturers just cannot keep up with demand these days. First what seemed like and eternity with the Droid Incredible delays, now the Droid X by Motorola just cannot push out enough product.
Now with the switch in LCD’s the Incredible can be had as soon as August 25th but if you want to get your hands on the mother of all Motorola devices, you have to wait until the second week of September.
With how bad HTC and the Incredible were with the delays, I am surprised there was not and planning changes on behalf of Motorola to meet the expected demand. Are any of you still waiting to receive your X?
[via droid life]
Lately we have seen the effect of delayed parts from 3rd party vendors plaguing the HTC Droid Incredible. Now Sprint is feeling the squeeze and it’s hurting their plans for 4g rollout. When asked about the plans for Sprint’s 4g deployment, CEO Dan Hesse stated “we thought we would have more of a head start than we’ll end up having.” To date around 300,000 HTC Evo’s have been sold and that was not even close to being enough.
Even with the device holdups Sprint has recently deployed 4G service in seven new markets, including cities in California, New York, Washington and Oregon. This seems to remain on track with their deployment schedule, now if we can only get our hands on the devices it will be great.
Have any of you been waiting for your devices patiently? With no dates on when they will be in stock we would like to hear how our readers are dealing with the shortages.
[via bgr, android central]