Microsoft have released their first advert for their tablet the Surface.
It’s a mix of dance and sound that doesn’t really show anything about the tablets function, more that it has a clip on keyboard that snaps into place, just like the iPad’s Smart Case, and a pop out hinge.
All in all we find this ad a little cheesy considering their first launch video was a lot more dramatic and hard hitting.
Engadget bring us their hands on video from Google IO with the Asus Nexus 7 tablet:
We like the look of this device, but not sure how well it will do missing a rear facing camera. What do you think about it?
Check out Engadget’s review here:
Google have launched a new service and App called Google Currents. It is their magazine like content reader that brings to your iPhone, iPad, Android tablet or phone online and high speed offline reading. Google offer a number of free optimised online magazines and other content. Check out the video below:
For even more information check out Currents page:
Here are some of the main points they make:
Add your favorite content
- Add your favorite content – From leading publications, to blogs you follow, you can browse, read, and share favorite content, presented in a swipable magazine format.
- Follow trending stories – Let the breaking stories find you. Personalized “trends” pulls articles, photos and videos into living editions, surfacing new stories as they unfold.
- Designed for all your device – Whether sitting on your couch, riding a train or plane, your Currents content is ready for highspeed reading on your Android or Apple phone or tablet.
All the information will of course be syncronised across your devices. Google Currents is only available in the US at the moment. We’re really looking forward to getting our hands on this over in UK, and can’t wait to start reading the reviews.
Samsung introduce “The World’s First Samsung Chromebook”, the Samsung Chromebook Series 5.
But has this “NetBook” come along a bit too late with the recent rise of the tablet? Having said this we must not forget that Chromium OS encourages you to live in the Cloud, making use of all Google’s amazing products.
As a side note, we are also still liking the MacBook style naming of Chromebook’s.
Three have released the price for the HTC Flyer on their network. It will be £169 on a £25 per month 24-month contract.
The contract includes a 15GB data allowance with the upgrade to Android 3 after launch.
There are two things to consider here. 1) do you really want to be caught up with a two year contract 2) Three are rubbish for both service and customer service. The sad thing is they offer the best deals on the market for heavy use users, but this comes at a price.
7Digital’s Music Store will allow users to browse, preview and purchase tracks. They have a catalogue of over 13 million high quality MP3’s (320kbps).
Ben Drury, CEO 7digital comments, “We’re really excited to be working with RIM to bring the 7digital experience to the BlackBerry PlayBook. RIM has created an incredible tablet with premium multimedia features and together we are delivering a truly exceptional music experience for mobile users, offering content that is extremely easy to discover, purchase and use.
This is a good move for RIM. Spotify already use 7Digital for their which has proved to be successful for them.
Check out the full press release here: