It's coming and it's going to cost you $99! ... Yes, just $99! It makes you think what kind of power it can deliver? Still, for any console to survive, you'll need apps and games, and lots of it. Does the OUYA console have enough support from developers? ... only time will tell.
"OUYA, an Android-powered videogame console funded on crowd-funding site Kickstarter, will begin selling through Amazon, Gamestop and several other retailers. Preorders for both consoles and controllers will start being accepted on Tuesday, in advance of retail availability in June 2013. Additional retailers include Target and Best Buy, who will sell the console for about $100.
OUYA will also sell its controllers – which include a pad that has touch input similar to the iPhone, but without a screen — for about $50. The console plugs into televisions and runs a number of games based on Google’s mobile operating system, Android. It’s open to any developer, and they are able to build games and also modify the hardware with new accessories or gadgets.
OUYA raised more than $8.5 million from a Kickstarter campaign and has been taking preorders for the consoles on its website. In all, there are more than 68,000 consoles on order, CEO Julie Uhrman said in an interview."
Ice Silver PS Vita will hit the streets of Hong Kong on 6th March ... and it'll probably be sold out no doubt. Those crazy Hong Kongese!
"Asia will get an "ice silver" PlayStation Vita on March 6, Sony Computer Entertainment Hong Kong announced. While those dwelling in other regions contend with fits of jealousy, remember that Sony has a "PlayStation 2013" event scheduled for February 20, during which the Wall Street Journal said the PS4 will be announced.
In the meantime, Western players still have a referral program to take advantage of, which grants trend-setters $20 for convincing a friend to buy a now less-exciting black Vita system."
Press Release: GameStick Kickstarter Closes at 648% funded - The Most Portable TV Games Console Proves To Be One of The Most Successful Kickstarter Technology Projects
London & San Francisco; February 1st, 2013; The team behind GameStick today raised a glass and let out a cheer as one of the most successful technology Kickstarter projects closed at $648K.
"We are overwhelmed, excited, grateful, thrilled and everything in between." says Anthony Johnson, CMO, PlayJam."The campaign has been an incredible success with support from thousands of backers worldwide but this is just the beginning.The feedback from the Kickstarter community has been invaluable in shaping the final product and we will continue to seek input from those that supported us to ensure continued innovation ahead of a global retail launch."
OMG! ... I'm drooling! Check out the specs.The PS4 is powered by AMD's A8-3850 with a quad-core 2.9GHz processor and comes with a whopping 1GHz graphics card with a huge 1GB of memory. It's scheduled to be announced by Sony on the 20th February.
"The next-generation PlayStation console, dubbed PlayStation 4, is rumored to have a custom chip based on AMD's A8-3850 with a quad-core 2.9GHz processor and a 1GHz graphics card with 1GB memory. Hiroshi Sakamoto, Sony's vice president of home entertainment, recently said that the company planned an announcement at the E3 gaming event in June, but that an announcement could come earlier. Clearly, the latter is true."
There could be as many as 3 new Samsung tablets to be unveiled at the WMC in Barcelona this February ... Many pundits are expecting a Galaxy Note 8 as well as a Galaxy tablet with a super high resolution screen of 2,560 x 1,600 pixels.
"... The model numbers GT-P3200, GT-P5200 and the GT-P8200 suggest that they'll join the Galaxy Tab family, although these profiles only give us a little detail to work on. The GT-P3200 appears to be the entry-level slab, with a 1,024 x 600 resolution more suited to tablets of yesteryear. This is cranked up to 1,280 x 800 for the P5200, while the GT-P8200 will apparently match the Nexus 10's pin-sharp 2,560 x 1,600 display.
Unfortunately, there's nothing here to confirm screen-size, processing punch or much else, although we managed to sniff out an AnTuTu benchmark for the GT-P8200 that reckons it'll house a (presumably multicore) 1.7GHz processor and Android 4.2. However, like these User Agent Profiles, we're looking at these results with a suspicious glare until something more official surfaces. Between the trio, there's likely to be a division between two different sizes of tablet -- possibly either side of that Galaxy Note 8 that's set to be make an appearance next month."
Press Release: Netgear enters into agreement to accquire select assets of Sierra Wireless Aircard business
Acquisition accelerates mobile initiative of NETGEAR service provider business and will be immediately accretive to earnings upon closing.
SAN JOSE, Calif. - January 28, 2013 - NETGEAR®, Inc. (NASDAQGM: NTGR), a global networking company that delivers innovative products to consumers, businesses and service providers, today announced that on January 28, 2013, it entered into an agreement to acquire select assets and operations of the Sierra Wireless, Inc. ("Sierra Wireless") AirCard® business. NETGEAR management will hold an investor conference call tomorrow, January 29, 2013 at 8:30 a.m. EST (5:30 a.m. PST) to discuss the agreement.
What no more Retina display? A new screen from Sharp? I wonder what Apple will call it? ... Retina Display 2, that's what I reckon.
" ... Sharp will stop nearly all production for iPad panel products throughout the period at one of its northern Taiwan-based plants, and touch panel makers TPK and Wintek are expected to see decreased revenues as a result, added the sources.
However, the sources noted that Sharp's production cut is also because the company is working on panel technology for Apple's next-generation iPad and iPad mini products. Apple is expected to seek out LG Display and Samsung Display to make up for Sharp's supply if necessary."
It's true and it's coming ... the soon to be announced Sony PlayStation 4 will sport a 8-core AMD processor matched with an AMD R10xx GPU for graphics. There's also a new controller and users will probably have to register a new account (this time more secure, they hope).
"We'll begin with the specs. And before we go any further, know that these are current specs for a PS4 development kit, not the final retail console itself. So while the general gist of the things you see here may be similar to what makes it into the actual commercial hardware, there's every chance some—if not all of it—changes, if only slightly.
That being the case, here's what we know is inside PS4 development kits—model # DVKT-KS000K—as of January 2013. As you'll see, some things have changed since earlier kits became available in March 2012."
Darn expensive for a tablet ... but then again, it's really a tablet is it. It's more like a laptop with a detachable keyboard and a touchscreen. It comes armed with an Intel Core i5 processor, 64Gb storage, 1080p display, Mini DisplayPort, and a USB 3.0 port.
"Microsoft originally told us that Surface Pro would bow in the January of this year, but it looks as though the Redmond, Washington-based company is running a bit behind schedule. Microsoft announced today that Surface Pro would actually launch on February 9 in the U.S. and Canada.
Unlike Surface RT, which runs Windows RT and lacks Windows software backwards compatibility due to its use of an ARM processor, Surface Pro can handle the entire Windows library thanks to Windows 8 Pro. The tablet packs in a Core i5 processor, 1080p display, Mini DisplayPort, and a USB 3.0 port. The tablet is also much pricier than its Surface RT counterpart, which starts at $499. The 64GB version is priced at $899 while the 128GB model will cost you $999."