BlackBerry is in trouble, and the company has received an offer for the acquisition from Fairfax Financial. However, a transaction worth $4.7 billion is still far from being achieved, and the BlackBerry has an alternative plan.
Amazon has officially unveiled three new models of their tablet, 7- inch Kindle Fire HD, Kindle Fire HDX 7 and Kindle Fire HDX 8.9. All models have a new design for 2013, and prices vary from $139 for a basic 7-inch Kindlea Fire HD model with 8 GB of memory and support for WiFi , up to $ 579 for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 with 64 GB of memory and support for LTE mobile network.
The new model comes with an improved 7-inch IPS screen with a resolution of 1280x800 pixels, powered by quad-core processor clocked at 1.6 GHz, while still unrecognized quad GPU is in charge of the graphics section of the device. To ensure stable operation during gameplay Archos in the console installed 2 GB of RAM.
In the first 24 hours of availability of iOS 7, this version was on 18% of Apple's mobile devices, according to analytics firm Chitika. The result is better than last year when iOS 6 in the same period grabbed 16% share. Statistics from Chitika are based on the measurement of Internet traffic in North America.
The smartwatch is the device that everyone wants to make and that many people are already planning to purchase. This is not surprising as there has been quite a bit of news about them in the recent past (despite this being an old concept). Samsung, Apple, and others are pushing out their smart watches as companion devices and, in the case of Samsung, in conjunction with new phones. However the big boys are not the only ones entering the market. Guidertech, a Taiwanese company, is planning to build a smartwatch aimed at the healthcare market.
BlackBerry put all of their hopes in the latest model called the Z30, which represents the largest and most powerful model that the company has issued to date. It comes with a 5-inch Super AMOLED screen with a resolution of 1280 by 720 pixels. It is powered by a dual-core Snapdragon S4 Pro processor clocked at 1.7 GHz, while for fluid operation of applications and games Adreno 320 graphics and 2GB of RAM are in charge. It all runs on BlackBerry 10.2 operating system.
The next version of Google's operating system Android 4.4 will be called KitKat. Senior Vice President of Google Sundar Pichai confirmed this information on his Google+ and Twitter profiles, with the addition of the image of android robot looking like a KitKat chocolate bar. Beside this, the company on the web site for Android developers put the list of all previous versions of Android.
Korean IT giant LG has launched their new tablet G Pad 8.3. New device belongs to the family of 8 inch tablets as the name suggests. According to statements from LG it is the first tablet in this class which will have a full HD screen with a resolution of 1920x1200.
100 "smart garbage cans" were placed during the Olympics 2012 in London that are having screens on which various listings are displayed. These days the company Renew upgraded bucket system called Renew Presence ORB, which detects pedestrians and users of smartphones and tablets with WiFi turned on.