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The pricing of Vertu's newest smartphone might still be a little insane for most people, but the device does at least have top tier components to complement its luxury hand-crafted build. There's also a nice design touch on offer in the form of a pair of fetching-yet-functional gull-wing doors on the back of the case.
Blackberry has been rumored to be making an Android-based smartphone for some time now, and there have recently been some very official looking leaks of the phone. Well, we can officially stop wondering if and when the device will launch, with the company confirming today that it will indeed ship its first Android smartphone, known as the Priv, before the end of the year.
With a hugely successful Kickstarter campaign, the Time and Time Steel smartwatches proved to be pretty big hits for Pebble in 2015. But the company isn't done for the year just yet, now introducing the Time Round. With a, you guessed it, round face, the new timepiece is much more fashion-conscious than anything else we've seen from the company, but that focus has lead to cut backs in other areas.
Mobile gaming has gone from strength to strength over the last few years, and it's now possible to go far beyond casual games on your iPad, iPhone or iPod touch. Numerous titles now blur the line between mobile and console gaming, across multiple genres including racing, action and strategy. Read on for a selection of games that offer a little more than your run-of-the-mill mobile experience.
Nvidia has announced a range of new laptops that offer high-end desktop graphics in a portable shell. Aside from raising expectations for portable gaming, that extra power will make the new systems the first notebooks that fully support the Oculus Rift VR headset.
Amazon's new Fire TV is faster, features full Alexa voice support, and is capable of streaming 4K content. It's positioned to compete with the new Apple TV, and will be available next month in both standard and gaming oriented flavors.
Amazon has announced its new Fire HD tablets, which come in two sizes and numerous colorful finishes. The hardware, which is thin and light, looks solid enough, but the real star here could be the extra features that the company has packed in, including an updated UI, quick reading software and On Deck – a background tool that keeps the tablet up to date with Prime content.
Sharp's 8K TV tech was on show at CES 2015 earlier this year, but until now it hasn't been available to buy. From next month, the company will begin taking orders in Japan for the first ever commercially available 8K TV. The panel, which offers a resolution 16 times that of Full HD, will enter the market at an eye-wateringly high price point.
If you're a gamer, then you'll likely be aware that the next main title in the Halo franchise, made by 343 Industries, is set to land next month. Ahead of the big day, the developer has revealed details about how the Xbox One exclusive will perform graphically, including frames per second and resolution numbers.