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Papyre 630 eBook Reader Now Shipping in Spain

April 16th, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · eReader News, hardware news, Spain → No Comments

01b62b39-d825-45db-b634-69d1fc2e4d85[1]The US market may be in the middle of its annual Spring/Summer drought of ereader launches, but Europe is luckier. A new ebook reader shipped in Spain earlier this month, and it is currently thrilling reviewers there.

The Papyre 630 ebook reader is available on Amazon.es and Rakuten.es, with a retail of 117 euros.
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Asus to Launch 3 New Budget Android Tablets

April 15th, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · Android, Asus, hardware news, Tablet → No Comments

Asus asus logohas a trio of budget Android tablets on the way. There’s been no announcement from the gadget maker, but earlier this week details concerning the tablets were discovered on the Bluetooth and WiFi certification websites.

The listings don’t include many details, so at this point we don’t know the CPU, price, release date, or other specs, but the sites did reveal the model numbers, screen resolutions:
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Leaked Pics Show Amazon Smartphone, Confirm Rumors of 6 Cameras

April 15th, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · Amazon, hardware news, Smartphone → 18 Comments

Hot on the heels of a new rumor about the Amazon smartphone’s features comes a new leak of a set of photos showing that the phone really does have 6 cameras.

Boy Genius Report got their hands on photos of what they say is an early prototype of the Amazon smartphone.  It’s wrapped in a plastic shell which disguises a lot of its details, but what little we can see has caused my heart to skip a beat:
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Hisense Launches the Sero 8 Android Tablet in the UK

April 15th, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · Android, hardware news, Hisense, Tablet → 4 Comments

Hisense 611392-629644-800stunned and thrilled tablet owners everywhere with the launch of a pair of budget Android tablets last Summer. Now the Chinese gadget maker is turning their attention to the slightly less crowded 8″ tablet space with the Hisense Sero 8.

The new tablet has not yet been announced, but it is up for pre-order in the UK. Retail price is £90, or about $151, and it is expected to arrive by the end of the month.
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Two New Sets of Leaked Photos Show iPhone 6 Components, Hint at 4.7″ screen

April 15th, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · Apple, hardware news → No Comments

Two newiphone-6-grand-2 iPhone 6 hardware leaks have shown up in the past day or so, lending credible support to the rumors that the new model will have a larger screen.

Yesterday afternoon Nowhereelse.fr published a couple photos of an injection mold which looks like it could make a larger iPhone 6 shell, and this morning iphon.fr posted images of what could be the front panel for that larger iPhone 6 (at right, click to enlarge).
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Amazon Quietly Starts Kindle Fire Discounts for Prime Members

April 15th, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · Amazon, hardware news → 2 Comments

Amazon’s5155SyGfEgL._AA280_[1] loyalty program offers customers shipping discounts, free ebooks, and free streaming video, making it a very nice deal at $79 (or $99, which is what we will be charged next time around).

Yesterday Amazon sweetened the deal with new discounts on the Kindle Fire tablets.
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Amazon Puts the Kindle Fire Tablets on Sale

April 14th, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · Amazon, hardware news → 2 Comments

Tablet kindle fire salebuyers, rejoice; Amazon is having a sale today.

The retail leviathan quietly put their 2013 tablets on sale this morning. You can now find the Kindle Fire HD 7″, Kindle Fire HDX, and the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 on sale for $20 to $40 off.
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Swedish Startup Develops a Way for you to Pay for Your Next Book with Jazz Hands

April 14th, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · hardware news, video → 1 Comment

Buying quixter[1]stuff in stores is now as simple as waving an NFC chip at a register, but in the near future even that might be dispensed with.

A Swedish startup called Quixter has come up with a new way for customers to buy stuff in stores, and it is truly as simple as placing your hand over a sensor. (Technically not jazz hands, but I’m still punch drunk from doing my taxes and I thought it was a funny image.)
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Google Glass is Not the Only Augmented Reality Glasses in Town

April 14th, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · hardware news → 2 Comments

Google epson-moverio-glasses-xl[1]Glass is expected to go on sale tomorrow, in a one day only sale. With a retail price of $1,500, it’s a little out my price range but the same is not true for the Glass’s cheaper competition.
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Why the Amazon Smartphone Might Need 6 Cameras, Part Two

April 13th, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · Amazon, hardware news, Smartphone → 7 Comments

While thesencogi eye tracking Amazon smartphone is now expected to arrive some time this year (June-ish), rumors have been circulating for some time now that it might have unusual specs. The Wall Street Journal, industry analysts, and unnamed sources have all said that the Amazon marathoner would have this feature or that feature, but which one is right?
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