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Square Enix Montréal has announced that Hitman: Sniper, a brand new  game currently being developed for mobile and tablet devices. E3 attendees will be treated to a very first look and hands on during the world’s biggest video game trade show.

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After Hitman GO, the first mobile Hitman game to be released by the studio, Square Enix Montréal will continue extending the franchise into mobile with a completely new Hitman game. Hitman: Sniper focuses on the subtlety of execution and includes a series of scenario-driven contracts, which contain a number of targets and assignments to allow for replayability.

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Hitman: Sniper will be launching later this year as a free to play title with over 100 missions full of creative opportunities to manipulate the environment, guards, and targets to complete the hits.  It is also designed to deliver a game experience that is built from the ground up for touch screen devices and takes full advantage of the possibilities offered by the platform and will contain leaderboard driven challenges for players to compete against their friends.

Hitman: Sniper will also have a live 30 minute broadcast from the E3 showfloor on Square Enix Presents from 12:30 PST to 13:00 PST and will allow everyone at home to access exclusive news and reveals. Tune in via the following link www.youtube.com/squareenixpresents

 

EE has launched its first tablet in the shape of the Eagle, an 8-inch slate manufactured by Huawei. The Eagle device is near identical to the MediaPad M1, launching with CAT 4 LTE support for taking advantage of EE’s double-speed 4G network.

EE Eagle Tablet

The Eagle also offers an 800 x 1280 display, a 1.6GHz quad-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, microSD support, and a 5-megapixel rear camera.

EE is are saying that the device as an iPad Mini competitor, with a higher screen resolution, more powerful processor and lower price tag.

The EE Eagle is released Wednesday the 28th May for £199.99 on a pay-as-you-go contract, or for £15 per month on a two-year contract with an upfront payment of £49.99.

Sony also announced the Xperia Z2 tablet at the MWV 2014 today, the biggest change again comes in the form of the screen, which is essentially a bigger 10.1-inch version of what you get with the Z2. That means it uses IPS for improved viewing angles, as well as the mobile Bravia engine, Triluminious display and Live Colour tech pilfered from Sony’s TVs.

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At 6.4mm it certainly is slim, with a ‘barely there’ feeling that isn’t unlike what you get with a Kindle.

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The processing speed is covered off by a 2.3 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor, which is the same as the one found in the Xperia Z2. 3GB of RAM keeps multi-tasking covered, while 4G LTE adds more connectivity options. Expect to get plenty of life from the device’s 6000 mAh battery.

Speakers have now been moved to the front of the device to stop you from blocking them with fingers while listening to music.

 

As you can see Huawei been busy at this week MWC 2014, that is announced the MediaPad X1. The Huawei MediaPad X1 will be battling in the mid-range tablet market like against the like of the Nexus 7. Mediapad X1 will come with a slick unibody with only 7.13mm thickness and the impressive weight of only 239 grams.

Huawei MediaPad X1

The 7-inch LTPS Screen comes with a 1920×1200 resolution for a sharp-looking experience and with its dynamic lighting features you will get the best view even in direct sunlight.

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The MediaPad X1 is powered by a Kirin 910 1.6 GHz quad-core processor which is backed up with an impressive 5000 mAh Battery, that should last for 5 days of continued use or 21 says of Stand-by.

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For taking pictures the X1 comes with a highly developed 13 MP camera with Sony’s Exmor R BSI Sensor with automatic scene recognition to give you the best mode for the Picture you’re trying to take, the front facing Camera for self shots and Video chatting comes with 5MP and Huawei’s proprietary self-focus tips, preview screen, 10-level auto-facial enhancement and voice-activated hands-free capture.

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MediaPad X1 will be available in black, white, champagne and light pink in China, Russia, Western Europe, Middle East, Japan and Latin America from March 2014 at a suggested retail price of €399. Accessories for MediaPad X1 include a Smart Cover, featuring magnetic closure to protect it from wear and tear.

 

I was recently invited by Toshiba to visit Inition, an independent gaming production company to see just what the Encore Windows 8.1 tablet was cable of.

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Inition was formed 12 years ago and through a finely-tuned blend of technological and creative capabilities, has established itself at the forefront of the development gaming scene.

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The Toshiba Encore Tablet

The Windows 8.1 tablet is ideal for consumers and prosumers wanting to move seamlessly between working, playing and sharing on a single device. Its Xbox SmartGlass capability, wide viewing angles and superior screen quality make it ideal for gamers and entertainment junkies alike.

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It has an 8-inch HD touchscreen, 32GB of built-in storage, an 8 megapixel camera, an Intel Atom processor, 2GB ram, weighs less than half a kilo and retails for under £250 – yes, you read that correctly £250!

3D Scanning and Modelling

For this part of the afternoon, we were all scanned by a hand-held device. This scanning process took a couple of minutes and involved the device being moved from one side of our faces to the other. Under normal circumstances the process would be a lot more in-depth, ensuring that there were no areas missed during the scan. The scan could also be in colour if required, but for the sake of time, the scan was taken with a single colour (gold), and without hair!

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After the scanning was complete, the file was copied over to the Encore tablet, where it would be easily manipulated with the swipe of a finger.

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I was surprised just how well the Encore dealt with the scan – and also slightly freaked out by seeing myself as a 3D model!

Inition used the same 3D scanning and modelling technology to create the album cover for Robbie William’s latest album Take The Crown. They then took our scans and created our very own album covers – although I don’t sing as well as Robbie!

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Virtual Reality with the Oculus Rift

Virtual Reality gaming isn’t anything new, however it’s popularity is taking off again with the Oculus Rift, which is a headset based experience that enables you to play games and experience many new and exciting things.

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For this particular demonstration, the Oculus Rift device was connected to the Encore tablet, and a Tusan Villa simulation was created. The Encore took care of all of the graphics processing, the connectivity for the Oculus Rift and all of the tracking data used to interpret were you are looking.

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Walking through the Tuscan Villa was a strange experience – one the one hand you know you are sitting on a chair in a studio space, and on the other you really do feel like you are there. I can only imagine what the experience will be like in the coming years when the technology evolves.

As with viewing the 3D model of myself, the Encore really coped well with the VR simulation – in fact, if the Encore hadn’t been sitting there next to me, I am not sure I would have believed it was running it.

Augmented Reality Apps

For this demonstration, the Encore was connected to a large screen monitor using it’s HDMI out. The USB port was used to control a wireless keyboard and mouse, which we used to drive the BMW M7 card, and the webcam was used to film it all.

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This is the what the Encore’s webcam was filming – an open space.

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The software then generates the BMW M7 and the keyboard is then used to drive the car around the “screen”.

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Normally this sort of demonstration would require multiple pieces of kit – a computer, a webcam, and more. All of this (apart from the large screen monitor used to make it easier for us to see the demo) was handled by the Encore.

My biggest take away from the whole experience was that Toshiba Encore was a very powerful device, one that was capable of doing so much more than you would think a small tablet could do – and that is just scratching the surface!

Samsung has unveiled the Samsung Galaxy NotePRO and TabPRO line of tablets, setting a new standard of mobile excellence. With four powerful devices, including the Galaxy NotePRO (12.2-inch) and the TabPRO (12.2, 10.1, 8.4-inch), Samsung’s Galaxy tablet family redefines what a tablet can do.

“The launch of the Galaxy NotePRO and TabPRO series reinforces Samsung’s position as a leader in the tablet market,” said Simon Stanford, Vice President of IT & Mobile Division, Samsung Electronics UK & Ireland. “This new line up combines a stunning viewing experience with Samsung’s design legacy, giving consumers the ultimate tablet.”

The Galaxy NotePRO and TabPRO series brings together premium style and powerful performance into a single device. Created to satisfy all consumer needs, the Samsung Galaxy NotePRO and TabPRO combine a world-class viewing experience and unique features with preloaded and free downloadable content for a superior mobile solution.

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Introducing Galaxy NotePRO and TabPRO (12.2)

The Samsung Galaxy NotePRO and TabPRO have the world’s first 12.2-inch WQXGA Widescreen (16:10) display, offering crystal clear resolution (2560×1600) with more than 4 million pixels, making it the ideal platform to create and view content. With a larger viewing area, the defined screen makes it easy to enjoy stunning Full HD video play and view even more information at a glance. In addition to the industry-leading display, the devices have been designed with a sleek, light, slim frame.

A personalised Content Home feature also allows users to tailor their Galaxy tablet experience. The Content Home UX enables users to organise their favourite content in an easy-to-use dashboard with automatic feeds and news updates.

Powerful Partner for Productivity

The Samsung Galaxy NotePRO and TabPRO (12.2) comes equipped with multiple tools to help users to manage both their personal and professional lives.

Multi Window enables users to split the screen into four different windows and an innovative Virtual Keyboard provides them with enough space to type comfortably, leveraging haptic feedback to produce a more realistic typing experience.

The Samsung S Pen, which is included with the Galaxy NotePRO, delivers a more responsive, productive and efficient tablet experience when accessing features such as Action Memo, Scrapbook, Screen Write and S Finder. In addition, Pen Window lets people simply draw a window of any size on the screen, and instantly access unique in-application features such as YouTube or a calculator.

The tablets make it easy to access and control home or office PCs directly through the Galaxy NotePRO or TabPRO with Remote PC in order to seamlessly edit and save files remotely.

The Galaxy NotePRO and TabPRO also come pre-loaded with the Cisco WebEx Meetings platform, the industry’s leading web conferencing solution that gives users an easy way to meet virtually. For the first time on Android tablets, people can share their screen as well as starting a WebEx meeting from a contact list. Samsung e-Meeting allows users to share content during a meeting without having to access a central server or network.

For additional value and productivity right out of the box, the Samsung Galaxy NotePRO and TabPRO (12.2) will feature up to approximately £420 worth of the premium pre-paid, long-term subscription offers from best-selling news, social media and cloud storage providers, including: Bitcasa, Bloomberg Businessweek+, Blurb, Cisco WebEx Meetings, Dropbox, Easilydo Pro for Tablet, Evernote, Hancom Office for Android, LinkedIn, LIVESPORT.TV, NY Times, Oxford Advanced Learner’s A-Z, and Sketchbook Pro (content packages may vary by region).

The Samsung Galaxy NotePRO and TabPRO line will come in various connectivity options: WiFi Only, WiFi and 3G, or WiFi and LTE. Users can choose between the 12.2-inch Galaxy NotePRO that comes with an included S Pen, and the 12.2-inch Galaxy TabPRO, Galaxy TabPRO 10.1-inch and 8.4-inch without the S Pen.

Designed to extend productivity even further, the following optional accessories are also available for purchase with the Galaxy NotePRO and TabPRO: Various Book Covers, USB LAN HUB, Universal BT Keyboard and S Action Mouse (accessories may vary by product model).

The Samsung Galaxy NotePRO and TabPRO tablet line will be offered globally and will be available in early 2014. To pre-order the NotePRO in the UK from today the 28th January, please visit http://www.samsung.com/uk/Galaxy-Note-Pro-12.2/. To celebrate the launch of the NotePRO from the eStore, Samsung is exclusively offering the first 300 people with a free gamepad worth RRP £89.99.

Galaxy NotePRO (12.2-inch) Product Specifications

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Specifications

Network

LTE :   800/900/1800/2600+850/21003G : HSPA+ 21   850/900/1900/2100

Processor

WiFi and 3G: Exynos 5   Octa (1.9 GHz QuadCore  + 1.3 GHz Quadcore)
LTE : Snapdragon 800 2.3GHz Quad* The selection of AP   will be different by markets

Display

12.2-inch WQXGA (2560 X   1600) Super clear LCD

OS

Android 4.4 (KitKat)

Camera / Flash

- Main(Rear): 8 Megapixel, Auto   Focus Camera with LED Flash,
Zero Shutter lag- Sub(Front): 2   Megapixel

Video

- Codec: H.264, MPEG-4, H.263, VC-1,   WMV7, WMV8, Sorenson Spark, MP43,
VP8, HEVC- 1080p Full HD video @   60fps

Audio

- Codec: MP3, AAC/AAC+/eAAC+, WMA, FLAC, AMR-NB/WB, Vorbis(OGG),   WAV- 3.5mm Ear Jack, Stereo   Speaker

S Pen

Optimized

Features

S Pen Experience- S Note(Easy Chart), S   Planner- Air Command: Action   Memo, Scrapbook, Screen Write, S Finder, Pen Window- Direct Pen Input

Content Services / Applications

Samsung   Hub-   Video, Music- Books / Games /   Learning (Stub)
Samsung Apps / Kies
Samsung TouchWiz /   Magazine UX
Samsung KNOX (stub),   Samsung e-Meeting, Side Sync 3.0 (stub)
Bloomberg Businessweek+,   Dropbox, Evernote, NY Times
Remote PC, Sketchbook   Pro (stub), WebEx Meetings

Free Downloadable apps

Samsung ChatON, Hancom   Office for Android, Link, Group Play
Bitcasa, Blurb, Easilydo   Pro, LIVESPORT.TV, LinkedIn, Oxford Advanced Learner’s A-Z

Google Mobile Services

Chrome, Search, Gmail,   Google+, Maps, Play BooksPlay Movies, Play Music,   Play Store, HangoutsVoice Search, YouTube,   Google Settings, Play Games, Photos, Drive, Play Newsstand

Connectivity

Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac   MIMO (2.4 & 5 GHz), Wi-Fi Direct, AllShareCast, BT4.0,
USB3.0

GPS

GPS + GLONASS

Sensor

Accelerometer,   Gyroscope, Geo-magnetic, RGB

Memory

3GB RAM, 32/64GB   Internal MemorymicroSD (Up to 64GB)

Dimension / Weight

295.6 x 204 x 7.95mm750g (WiFi version),   753g (3G/LTE version)

Battery

9,500mAh

IrLED

Yes

 

Galaxy TabPRO (12.2-inch) Product Specifications

Category

Specifications

Network

LTE :   800/900/1800/2600+850/21003G : HSPA+ 21   850/900/1900/2100

Processor

WiFi and 3G: Exynos 5   Octa (1.9 GHz QuadCore  + 1.3 GHz Quadcore)
LTE : Snapdragon 800 2.3GHz Quad*The selection of AP   will be different by markets

Display

12.2-inch WQXGA (2560 X   1600) Super clear LCD

OS

Android 4.4 (KitKat)

Camera / Flash

- Main(Rear): 8 Megapixel, Auto   Focus Camera with LED Flash,
Zero Shutter lag- Sub(Front): 2   Megapixel

Video

- Codec: H.264, MPEG-4, H.263, VC-1,   WMV7, WMV8, Sorenson Spark, MP43,
VP8, HEVC- 1080p Full HD video @   60fps

Audio

- Codec: MP3, AAC/AAC+/eAAC+, WMA, FLAC, AMR-NB/WB, Vorbis(OGG),   WAV- 3.5mm Ear Jack, Stereo   Speaker

Content Services / Applications

Samsung   Hub-   Video, Music- Books / Games /   Learning (Stub)
Samsung Apps / Kies
Samsung TouchWiz /   Magazine UX
Samsung KNOX (stub),   Samsung e-Meeting, Side Sync 3.0 (stub)
Bloomberg Businessweek+,   Dropbox, Evernote, NY Times
Remote PC, Sketchbook   Pro (stub), WebEx Meetings

Free Downloadable apps

Samsung ChatON, Hancome   Office for Android, Link, Group Play
Bitcasa, Blurb, Easilydo   Pro, LIVESPORT.TV, LinkedIn, Oxford Advanced Learner’s A-Z

Google Mobile Services

Chrome, Search, Gmail,   Google+, Maps, Play BooksPlay Movies, Play Music,   Play Store, HangoutsVoice Search, YouTube,   Google Settings, Play Games, Photos, Drive, Play Newsstand

Connectivity

Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac   MIMO (2.4 & 5 GHz), Wi-Fi Direct, AllShareCast, BT4.0,
USB3.0

GPS

GPS + GLONASS

Sensor

Accelerometer,   Gyroscope, Geo-magnetic, RGB

Memory

3GB RAM, 32/64GB   Internal MemorymicroSD (Up to 64GB)

Dimension / Weight

295.6 x 204 x 7.95mm732g (WiFi version),   740g (LTE version)

Battery

9,500mAh

IrLED

Yes

 

Galaxy TabPRO (10.1-inch) Product Specifications

Category

Specifications

Network

LTE : CAT4 800/850/900/1800/2100/2600
HSPA+ 42.2Mbps 850/900/1900/2100, HSUPA 5.76Mbps

Processor

WiFi: Exynos 5 Octa (1.9 GHz QuadCore  + 1.3 GHz   Quadcore)
LTE : Snapdragon 800 2.3GHz Quad* The selection of AP will be different by markets

Display

10.1-inch WQXGA (2560 x 1600) Super clear LCD

OS

Android 4.4(Kitkat)

Camera

- Main(Rear): 8.0 Megapixel Auto Focus Camera with LED   Flash
- Sub(Front): 2.0 Megapixel

Video

- Codec:   H.264, MPEG-4, H.263, VC-1, WMV7, WMV8, Sorenson Spark, MP43, VP8,
HEVC-   1080p Full HD video @ 60fps

Audio

-   MP3, AAC/AAC+/eAAC+, WMA, AMR-NB/WB, FLAC, Vorbis(OGG), WAV
- 3.5mm Ear Jack, Stereo Speaker

Content Services / Applications

Samsung   Hub-   Video, Music- Books / Games /   Learning (Stub)
Samsung Apps / Kies
Samsung TouchWiz /   Magazine UX
Samsung KNOX (stub),   Samsung e-Meeting, Side Sync 3.0 (stub)
Dropbox, Remote PC,   WebEx Meetings

Free Downloadable apps

Samsung ChatON, Link,   Group Play
Bitcasa, Bloomberg   Businessweek+, Blurb, Easilydo Pro, Hancom Office for Android, LIVESPORT.TV,   LinkedIn, Oxford Advanced Learner’s A-Z, Sketchbook Pro

Google Mobile

Services

Chrome, Search, Gmail,   Google+, Maps, Play BooksPlay Movies, Play Music,   Play Store, HangoutsVoice   Search, YouTube, Google Settings, Play Games, Photos, Drive, Play Newsstand

Connectivity

WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac CH Bonding, BT v4.0, USB 2.0

GPS

GPS + GLONASS

Sensor

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Geo-magnetic, Light, Hall

Memory

2GB RAM, 16/32 GB Internal Memory, microSD (Up to 64GB)

Dimension

243.1 X 171.4 X 7.3mm, 469g (WiFi version), 477g (LTE   version)

Battery

Standard Battery, Li-ion 8,220mAh

IrLED

Yes

 

Galaxy TabPRO (8.4-inch) Product Specifications

Category

Specifications

Network

LTE   : LTE  CAT4 800/850/900/1800/2100/2600
HSPA+ 42Mbps 850/900/1900/2100, HSUPA 5.76Mbps
3G : HSPA+ 42Mbps 850/900/1900/2100 , HSUPA 5.76Mbps

Processor

Snapdragon   800 2.3 GHz QuadCore
* The selection of AP will be different by markets

Display

8.4-inch   WQXGA (1600×2560) Super clear LCD

OS

Android   4.4(Kitkat)

Camera

-   Main(Rear): 8.0 Megapixel Auto Focus Camera with LED Flash
- Sub(Front): 2.0 Megapixel

Video

- Codec:   H.263, H.264(AVC), MPEG4, VC-1, Sorenson Spark, MP43, WMV7,
WMV8, VP8, HEVC- 1080p   Full HD video@60fps

Audio

-   MP3, AAC/AAC+/eAAC+, WMA, AMR-NB/WB, FLAC, Vorbis(OGG), WAV
- 3.5mm Ear Jack, Stereo Speaker

Content Services / Applications

Samsung   Hub-   Video, Music- Books / Games /   Learning (Stub)
Samsung Apps / Kies
Samsung TouchWiz /   Magazine UX
Samsung KNOX (stub),   Samsung e-Meeting, Side Sync 3.0 (stub)
Dropbox, Remote PC,   WebEx Meetings

Free Downloadable apps

Samsung ChatON, Hancom   Office for Android Link, Group Play
Bitcasa, Bloomberg   Businessweek+, Blurb, Easilydo Pro, LIVESPORT.TV, LinkedIn, Oxford Advanced   Learner’s A-Z, Sketchbook Pro

Google Mobile Services

Chrome, Search, Gmail,   Google+, Maps, Play BooksPlay Movies, Play Music,   Play Store, HangoutsVoice   Search, YouTube, Google Settings, Play Games, Photos, Drive, Play Newsstand

Connectivity

WiFi   802.11 a/b/g/n/acCH Bonding, BT v4.0, USB 2.0

GPS

GPS   + GLONASS

Sensor

Accelerometer,   Gyroscope, Geo-magnetic, Light, Hall

Memory

2GB   RAM, 16/32 GB Internal Memory, microSD (Up to 64GB)

Dimension

128.5   x 219 x 7.2mm, 331g (WiFi version), 336g (3G/LTE version)

Battery

Standard   Battery, Li-ion 4,800mAh

IrLED

Yes

Introducing the Lenovo Miix 2, a convertible Windows 8.l tablet with powerful PC processing, The Windows 8.1 tablets with 10″ or 11.6″ Full HD displays and Intel processors, the Lenovo Miix 2 can be attached to an AccuType keyboard dock for a quick, seamless conversion to a laptop PC, complete with Microsoft Office and other productivity software. Or you can use it in stand mode, for hands-free entertainment.

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Full HD (1920×1080) Displays With IPS Technology
The vibrant 10″ or 11.6″ wide-view displays use In-Plane Switching (IPS) for vivid colors and nearly 180-degree viewing angles.

Ten-Finger Multitouch Technology
Seamlessly integrate with Windows 8 and enjoy more precise control.

Windows Legacy-Compatible
The Miix 2 is backward-compatible with previous Windows operating systems and software, so you can still access your favorite games and productivity software.

Detachable Keyboard Dock
Instantly switch from tablet mode to laptop or stand mode with the detachable dock, featuring the AccuType keyboard — designed for comfort and accuracy.

Integrated 720p HD Webcam
The 2MP front camera and 5MP rear camera will help you enjoy web conferences or online video chats like you’re really there.

Veriface™ Face Recognition Software
Your face is your password. The integrated webcam uses stored images of your face to allow you to login quickly and easily, and the program supports multiple users, allowing you to authorize access for the entire family.

Online Connectivity Options
With 802.11 a/b/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth® 4.0, and optional 3G, you’ll be able to connect to the internet wherever you go.

HDMI Output
The micro HDMI-out port allows easy connection to an HD television or other monitor.

Today at the CES 2014 Lenovo, announced the third generation ThinkPad X1 Carbon, the world’s lightest 14 inch ultrabook and the ThinkPad 8 tablet. Lenovo also introduces the new ThinkPad OneLink Dock Pro, an enhanced docking solution through a single cable connector.

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“Lenovo continues to push the boundaries of design and technology as we aspire to create the best products in the market. Our obsession in the pursuit of perfection is evident with these smarter devices designed to enhance the way people interact at home and at work,” said Peter Hortensius, SVP and president, Think Business Group, Lenovo. “The ThinkPad X1 Carbon delivers a stunning user experience with the best professional display and new interactive methods and represents another step in our PC plus journey.”

Professional Redefined
The New X1 Carbon is a beautiful contradiction. Uncompromisingly light, weighing only 2.8 pounds, it is virtually indestructible. The lightest 14” Ultrabook in the world has all the power and durability that the modern professional requires. Born from the same stock as aircrafts and racing cars, the X1 Carbon is forged from Carbon Fiber, which weighs less than magnesium and aluminum but is stronger than both.

The X1 products have a reputation for pushing boundaries, both in design and usability, and the new X1 Carbon is no exception. It actually adapts to the way users work thanks to technology which is a whole generation ahead. The New X1 Carbon features the Adaptive Keyboard, which dynamically adjusts based on the software or application being used to highlight the most relevant keys. The new ultrabook also integrates voice and gesture control, allowing users to interact with their PC in modern and familiar ways.

The New X1 Carbon also improves the viewing and touch experiences for users. The new ColorBurst Display provides sharper, brighter images at higher resolutions with better viewing angles for a superior visual experience, whether users watch a movie or create presentations. And for customers who are on the move, the new X1 Carbon utilizes Rapid Charge technology, providing an 80% charge in under an hour. Coupled with an up to 9 hour battery life (over 70% improvement from the last generation) and optional built-in 4G capability, the new X1 Carbon has all the mobility and connectivity customers need wherever they go.

Lenovo has improved docking experience on a thin and light device, the new X1 Carbon utilizes the OneLink connector that eliminates cable clutter. This allows users to get power, Gigabit Ethernet, and dual display support through a single cable via ThinkPad OneLink docking solutions.

High Performance Docking Through a Single Cable
The new ThinkPad OneLink Pro Dock combines all necessary docking features and functions, including power, through a single cable connection to Lenovo notebooks equipped with an OneLink connector. The ThinkPad OneLink Pro Dock includes multiple USB ports, audio and Ethernet connections and driver-free dual video support through DisplayPort and DVI on selected models. The integrated 90W AC adapter also provides power for the notebook, supports rapid charge and can also charge other devices such as a smartphone.

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ThinkPad 8 – Professional-Ready Tablet with Three Modes
A premium 8 inch tablet constructed of machine-cut aluminum, the compact ThinkPad 8 comes equipped with the technologies professionals need to be successful. It caters to those who want a more portable device without sacrificing the ability to connect to a keyboard and display for a full PC experience. Use it in Tablet Mode on the go. Connect it to the optional keyboard base, dock or monitor for Desktop Mode. Or flip its optional Quickshot Cover over the tablet to convert into Tent Mode.

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In addition, it allows users to capture photos and videos intuitively and easily with the Quickshot cover. Users just peel back the tablet’s cover to expose the 8 MP high definition camera, triggering the camera app to open. Once captured, users can view and edit their photos and videos on the super bright 8.3 inch 1920×1200 display and transfer them wirelessly using Miracast technology or view them via a cable using its microHDMI port. Supporting a full PC experience, ThinkPad 8 is armed with the latest Intel Bay Trail Quad Core processor, up to 128GB of storage, a microUSB 3.0 port, LTE2 connectivity and a full Windows8 Pro experience for professional needs.

Businesses can also opt for a variety of service and support solutions to fit their needs. Lenovo’s new Advanced Exchange warranty upgrade option in the U.S. and Canada raises the bar on the tablet support experience. This upgrade provides a replacement tablet the next business day after determining that a customer’s tablet has failed.  The customer simply ships back the original tablet in a pre-paid shipping box and keeps the replacement. With the same serial number as the original tablet, the replacement makes it easy for businesses to track and manage leased products.

Lenovo Services offers Integrated Solutions
Lenovo’s comprehensive portfolio of Services provides relevant and integral value to businesses.  With a committed focus on customer, quality and responsiveness, Lenovo Services offers innovative and integrated solutions to ensure maximum productivity.  Warranty Extensions, Upgrades, Accidental Damage Protection, Keep Your Drive, Priority Technical Support and a complete set of factory and automated deployment services help organizations effectively bridge the gap between consumer and business.

Pricing and Availability
Models of the ThinkPad X1 Carbon start at $1299 and availability will begin late January. The OneLink Dock Pro is available now at $179.
ThinkPad 8 convertible tablet configure to order models start at $399 and Topseller models start at $429 and will be available late January.

Today Ubisoft has announced that the next game in the Assassin’s Creed franchise, Assassin’s Creed Pirates, is now available for iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad and select high end smartphones and tablets on the App Store, on Google Play and on the Amazon Appstore for £2.99.

The year is 1716, the dawn of the Golden Age of piracy in the Caribbean. Players take on the role of Alonzo Batilla, a young and ambitious Captain who is embarking on an epic quest to find La Buse’s legendary treasure. Along his way Alonzo will cross paths with famous buccaneers including Blackbeard, Bellamy and Hornigold and find himself caught in the middle of the ancestral fight between Assassins and Templars.

In Assassin’s Creed Pirates, players will be tasked to manage their crew, upgrade their ship, recruit new crew members and engage in massive and brutal real-time naval battles to become the most feared pirate in the Caribbean.

Ubisoft Paris has developed a brand new mobile engine to bring groundbreaking 3D visuals to Assassin’s Creed Pirates. This engine is responsible for the breathtaking moving waters, lush islands, and gorgeous graphics that set new visual standards for mobile platforms.

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The Call of Duty app is the all-new mobile and tablet experience designed to work hand-in-hand with Call of Duty: Ghosts

The new Call of Duty app adds a new dimension to Call of Duty: Ghosts multiplayer by allowing fans to stay connected to the game on the go, and offers new features like Second Screen functionality and the all-new Call of Duty Clan Wars metagame, to create an even greater experience.

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Lenovo has debuted its first multimode Yoga Tablet at a livestream launch event with Ashton Kutcher, the company’s newest product engineer. Known for pioneering innovative multimode devices like the Yoga convertible laptop, Lenovo now brings people a new way to get the most out of their tablet experience.

The game-changing Yoga Tablet features three unique modes, giving consumers a better way to use a tablet. With hold, tilt and stand modes, the tablet adapts to the way people use it instead of forcing people to adapt to the technology. Additionally the Yoga Tablet has an amazing up to 18 hours of battery life1 to truly fit users’ ultra mobile lifestyles.

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“Watching and discovering that people frequently use tablets in three main ways allowed us to break the mold on the current ‘sea of sameness’ designs, giving them a better way to read, browse, watch and interact with content,” said Liu Jun, senior vice president and president, Lenovo Business Group, Lenovo. “As consumers’ continue to demand innovative multimode designs we’re thrilled to have Ashton Kutcher on board with us to help further develop the immersive and complementary hardware and rich content experience.”

Yoga Tablet: Three Modes And Longer Battery Life Give Tablets A Better Way

One size does not fit all, especially when it comes to tablets. Lenovo designers and engineers identified three challenges tablet users face: fatigue when holding and using the tablet; no self-supporting mechanism when laid on a flat surface; and an inadequate viewing angle when set on a table. These scenarios inspired Lenovo to break the mold on the “sea of sameness” design and to create Yoga Tablet’s unique modes.

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With its exclusive cylindrical handle, hold mode is designed to fit an individual’s hand, so the Yoga Tablet is easier to hold and offers more control over the device whereas other tablets require two hands. Hold mode makes reading, checking social media and browsing the web easy and parallels how people hold magazines when reading.

To convert the Yoga Tablet into stand mode, simply rotate the side cylinder 90° so that the tablet stand deploys, allowing the tablet to stand by itself on a desk or table. Users can change the viewing angle to fit what’s comfortable for them from 110° to 135°. Stand mode makes it easy for users to comfortably watch movies, place video calls and interact with the ten-finger touchscreen without having to rely on add-on accessories.

Users can lay the Yoga Tablet down in tilt mode to type directly on the tablet, play games and just surf the Internet with a better viewing angle. To further enhance the rich content and multimode tablet experience, users can enable the tablet’s auto-detection software that automatically brings up frequently used apps in hold and stand modes.

The Yoga Tablet’s multimode design not only provides a better usability experience, it offers dramatically longer battery life of up to 18 hours, which is significantly more than the amount of typical tablets. Its cylindrical handle packs in powerful, dual batteries and unlike most tablets, it uses batteries typically found in laptops. The Yoga Tablet can even charge other devices such as smartphones via its USB on-the-go. The 10 inch and 8 inch models run on MT8125 for Wi-Fi models and MT8389 Quad Core processors for 3G models with 16 or 32 GB capacity and feature Android 4.2. Also equipped with Dolby audio, Yoga Tablet’s front-facing speakers create a powerful surround sound experience through the device speakers and with headphones.

Extremely mobile, both models are featherweights weighing in at 605 grams for the 10-in model and 400 grams for the 8-in model. They feature high definition 1280 x 800 displays, a 5 MP auto focus rear camera plus an additional front camera, a micro SD expansion slot, allowing up to 64 GB of total storage, Wi-Fi and optional 3G in select countries and a micro USB connection and Dolby DS1 for rich audio. Lenovo offers an optional Bluetooth keyboard for the 10-in model that functions as a cover and even wakes up the tablet when it’s removed and puts the tablet to sleep when it’s attached.  Users can also opt for a WD100 dongle in select countries to stream video content from the tablet wirelessly to a TV. Lenovo also offers a portfolio of services solutions for the Yoga Tablet including warranty extensions, upgrades and premium technical support.

Pricing and Availability

Estimated price of Lenovo Yoga Tablet is £199 and £249 VAT included for the 8-in and 10-in, respectively. For 3G models, estimated price is £229 and £279 VAT included for the 8-in and 10-in, respectively. Models will be available in EMEA starting in November. Estimated price of Lenovo Yoga 10 Bluetooth Keyboard Cover is £79 VAT included.

Nokia even had more to unveiled, the Lumia 2520, the company’s first ever tablet which runs on Windows 8. The Lumia 2520 has a 10 hour battery life and the extra keyboard will add a extra 5 hours to the battery life.

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Specifications

  • Display

    • Display size: 10.1 ”
    • Display technology: ClearBlack, IPS LCD
    • Touch screen technology: Capacitive Multipoint-Touch
  • Photography

    • Primary camera sensor size: 6.7 MP
    • Zeiss Optics: Yes
  • Power management

    • Maximum standby time: 25 days
    • Battery capacity: 8000 mAh
    • LTE max data speed DL: 150 Mbps
  • Processor

  • Processor name: Qualcomm Snapdragon 800
  • Processor type: Quad-core 2.2 GHz

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Free access to Nokia Music and Nokia HERE maps are also included.

Pricing starts at $499, with UK costing still to be announced. The device is due for release before the end of this year. Nokia will be selling the Lumia 2520 in a range of colours – red, gloss white, cyan and matte black.

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