Category Archives: hardware news

Prestigio MultiReader 5364 Now Shipping – 6″ E-ink Screen, Android 4.0, 113 Euros

Here’s an Android-based ebook reader which launched in April but only just crossed my desk today. The MultiReader 5364 from Prestigio isn’t going to win any awards, but it does offer another option for Android on E-ink.

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New Leaks Show Kobo Aura H2O Coming 1 September, Will Cost $179

650x300xkobo-aura-h2o-artikelbild-ae.png.pagespeed.ic.3cvW4TaVkp[1]When Kobo’s newest ereader cleared the FCC last week I knew it was going to be one of the more interesting ebook readers to launch this fall, and now that the specs have crossed my desk I can see that I was right. Continue reading

Hands On: B&N and Samsung’s Co-Branded Nook Tablet Comes Bundled with $200 in Content

Galaxy-Tab-4-NOOK_25[1]Barnes & Noble’s latest Nook launched today, and it is everything we expected. Based on the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 7.0, the new Nook tablet has all the same specs as the Galaxy Tab 4 7.0, including the quad-core 1.2GHz Marvell CPU, 1.5GB RAM, and the 7″ display with a screen resolution of 1,280 x 800. Continue reading

Fuhu Plans to Flatten the Competition with the 24″ Nabi Big Tab HD Android Tablet

nabi_Big_Tab_Combined_Over+copy[1]Fuhu has made a name for itself as a maker of kids tablets with screen sizes ranging from 5″ to 10″, but their latest tablet could literally crush the competition.

The Nabi Big Tab HD is an Android device so large that it defies the label tablet. Due to arrive this fall, the Big Tab HD is going to be available in 20″ and 24″ models which will cost $449 and $549, respectively. Continue reading

Exclusive: New Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook to be in Stores Wednesday, Will Cost $179

Galaxy-Tab-4-NOOK_25[1]Barnes & Noble will be unveiling their new Nook hardware on Wednesday morning in NYC, but I won’t be there. Instead, I plan to be out in front of my local B&N store at 9am tomorrow, waiting for it to open.

My inside sources at B&N have told me that the new stock has already been delivered to stores. The in-store demos are going to be reset Tuesday night and Wednesday morning, in time for the new hardware to be sold when the stores open.

Update: The product page for the new tablet is up, ad I am now back home with the one I bought. Continue reading

New Kobo Aura H2O eReader Clears the FCC, Has Wifi and a 6.8″ Screen

Meet the Nook Aura HD
Meet the Aura HD

The drought of news about new US ebook readers ended today with the discovery that Kobo’s next ebook reader has made an appearance on the FCC website.

Kobo (or rather their hardware partner Netronix) has taken the sensible precaution of placing most of the useful info under an embargo, but there were a few nuggets of information scattered across the filings. Continue reading

Leaked Photos Show 5.5″ Screen from the iPhone 6, iWatch Still Nowhere to be Found

640_e0be72816f542de1ea8d2e63d851b45eNew photos showed up in Taiwan late Friday night which appear to show the screen panel and other parts for the larger iPhone 6 model.

Apple Daily hasn’t revealed where they got the photos, but they say that we’re looking at components for what they say is going to be called the iPhone 6L, Apple’s soon to be flagship phablet. Continue reading

B&N Builds Buzz for New Galaxy Tab Nook with Promo Video

Galaxy-Tab-4-NOOK_25[1]It looks like Barnes & Noble is taking a leaf from Amazon’s playbook.

Early this morning the retailer sent out an email to their customers, but rather than pitch ebook deals the email touts a new promo video for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook. B&N is widely expected to launch the new tablet next Wednesday, and for once they decided to start promoting the new hardware before it officially launches. Continue reading

Hands-On with a $77 iPhone 6 Clone (video)

iphon3 6 clone androidWe’re still a month away from Apple showing us what the real iPhone 6 will look like, but the clones have been popping up left and right and they’re getting cheaper. Charbax is in Shenzhen right now and he got his hands on a exceedingly cheap iPhone 6 clone. Continue reading

Bloomberg: iPad Air, iPad Mini Are in Production

ipad air 2 dummy 5The launch date for the next iPad is still the stuff of rumors but one source says that the new hardware is already making its way down the assembly line.

Bloomberg reported this morning that we’re going to  see a couple new iPads this fall: Continue reading