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Archos to build gaming tablet

Archos-Android-gaming-tabletThe idea of gaming themed Android devices is nothing new, especially since we have the Xperia Play along with a few other Playstation Certified devices along with GameStop tablets with their controllers. The fact is mobile gaming is a huge industry already and it is still growing. Archos sees this and is planning on developing a gaming-centric Android tablet to cater to mobile gamers.

In an interview with The New Ecomiste (French), the CEO of Archos, Crohas, goes on to talk about the company’s troubles in the past and how it has revitalized itself through Android tablet sales. Crohas goes on to say that they are developing the first Android tablet that will essentially be a gaming console. What exactly this entails remains to be seen of course but Archos recent additional to their line of tablets happens to be sporting some pretty potent hardware.

We will soon be certified a tablet-type game console. A first. I strongly believe in this market segment. Moreover, the classic game consoles will disappear." – Crohas, CEO of Archos (loosely translated from French)

Crohas goes on to say that he believes the death of the home gaming console is inevitable. While we don’t believe that will happen, especially with new versions of the Xbox and Playstation already in development, we do see a large chuck on that market switching to mobile gaming down the road as mobile technology catches up and quickly at that.

It will be interesting to see what this gaming-centric tablet from Archos will come with in terms of hardware and special features making it basically a gaming console. Of course we could speculate which is always fun but with Tegra 4 on the horizon, it could be a safe bet that the chip could appear in this upcoming tablet.


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Google selling the Galaxy Nexus direct

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This one looks a right bargain. It is just a shame it appears to be USA only. Google are now directly selling the Galaxy Nexus unlocked for the attractive price of $399 for the 16GB GSM version

That price equates to £274 which for a unbranded, Android 4.0 device with a beautiful 4.65 inch Super AMOLED screen is super cheap.

Let’s hope us good old Brits get to take advantage of this great offer soon.

Click here for the offer.


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Angry Birds Space launches on BlackBerry PlayBook


Despite showing up in App World a couple of weeks early and then disappearing, the newest intergalactic title from Rovio – Angry Birds Space – is now available for PlayBook.

Angry Birds Space features 60 interstellar levels on planets and in zero gravity, resulting in spectacular game play ranging from slow-motion puzzles to light speed destruction.


. 60 interstellar levels

. Regular free updates

. Brand new birds and new superpowers

. Zero-gravity space adventures

. Trick shots using planets’ gravity

. And hidden bonus levels

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Samsung Smart TV: New LED and Plasma TVs added to portfolio


Following the global announcement at the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show in the New Year, Samsung Electronics Co. UK Ltd, the UK’s number one TV brand with the most awarded TV range  has today revealed that the 2012 LED and Plasma Smart TV series are now available in the UK.

Samsung’s 2012 range delivers a smarter, simpler and more connected life for consumers. With Smart Interaction, people can now control their sets through Voice Control, Motion Control and Face Recognition whereby they can turn the TV on or off, adjust the volume or activate selected apps through speech or a wave of your hand. Face Recognition activates your personal profile and your favourite apps meaning you don’t have to spend your time searching through content.

As part of Smart Content, three new exclusive services including Family Story, Fitness and Kids enable families to share photos and messages with each other, sync personal fitness goals and provide a wealth of infotainment and games in a kid-friendly interface that parents can control and monitor. Whilst, AllShare Play lets consumers easily access personal content no matter where they are or regardless of whether it is stored on a TV, tablet, camera, phone or PC.

In addition, select Samsung Smart TVs in 2012 allow consumers to enjoy new experiences as their TV is ‘reborn’ each year with the latest smart technology, simply by installing a Smart Evolution kit. The kit slots into the back of the set and regularly updates the TVs with the latest software available from Samsung.

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