When ASUS chairman Jonney Shih took the stage yesterday at Computex 2013 he made a big deal of the word revolutionary. He proclaimed that ASUS was revolutionary in almost every area they produce products and threw the word around like he was Steve Jobs. He said a lot of stuff, announced MANY products and had some fun on stage with some “beautiful models” – it was quite a watch.
We seek to perfect the balance between engineering and humanity, where every intricate detail echoes our needs for both emotion and function … This is the ASUS way of Design Thinking, where every idea starts with people and we turn our imagination into myriad revolutionary innovations.
Anyway, ASUS actually did announce …
ASUS has sent around a press release earlier today for a new device that they’ve been working on. It’s not really a phone and not really a tablet, but what ASUS likes to call the Fonepad.
The 7-inch Android device is the size of a smaller tablet, yet has the phone features and SIM slot that you’d expect in your daily mobile driver. It also interestingly comes packing an Intel Atom processor, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and a 3G radio. From the looks of it the Fonepad is yet to branch into the 4G LTE market in Australia. The Fonepad also has a 3MP rear shooter and a 1.2MP front-facing camera.
ASUS also claim 751 hours of standby battery life …
If you’ve been waiting for a Nexus 7 with some decent storage for a while, then you’ll be more than happy to know that Dick Smith has a good deal on the lovely device. This discount plays nicely with rumours the Google could be announcing a Nexus 7 Mark II with a 1080p screen and bumped up specs at the upcoming Google I/O.
I’ve included the Google Play starting price for the 32GB Nexus 7, which pits it at $299 – making the discount save you $70 overall.
If you’re interested in the Nexus 7 then head over to Dick Smith to check out more.
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If you’re into Chromebooks and like cheap, yet speedy computer then you’ll love the news that’s come out today. ASUS has announced that they will be releasing their own Chromebook in the second half of 2013.
With Chromebooks having recently launched in Australia, we’ve currently got the 11.6″ Samsung and Acer Chromebooks, as well as the 14″ HP. There’s no sign of the Pixel yet in Australia and nothing over that $400 price point.
According to PCWorld, ASUS CEO Jerry Shen said:
Chromebook is good, not on the consumer side, but it’s good in the education and government side, and some for the commercial side
With ASUS entering the fray, we could expect to see a sleek device with …
Is this the best looking tablet on the market?
The ASUS Eee Pad Infinity TF700T has been out for a while now having been released in Australia back in August 2012. Although over six months can be quite a long time in the fast moving tablet and indeed greater mobile world, a friend of mine bought one last December to take with him on an overseas holiday. After he returned, he expressed his love for this tablet and as a result we thought it would be good to do a review of this still top of the line ASUS tablet.
The ASUS Eee Pad Transformer series made a big splash on the tablet market, its original transforming design ingeniously adding …
Lately, with the release of great tablet offerings from Android vendors as well as Google’s efforts in making Android the best combined platform for both smartphones and tablets, we’ve seen a rapid rise in Android tablet market share.
After the end of the 2012 year, we’ve already seen some great numbers posted in the smartphone space – including an unsurprising lead by Samsung, and a (to some) surprising surge by Sony to fourth place. Now it’s time to have a look at what the tablet market did – a relatively newer market that has previously been dominated by Apple.
The IDC has published shipment data for the fourth quarter of 2012, reflecting a similar picture to the third quarter …
Tablets, tablets, tablets!
These cool devices are not only highly desirable, but nothing says “I love you” or “I love myself” more than the gift of technology you or your loved ones can spend endless solitary hours on.
The Android tablet market isn’t as populated or as mature as the phone market but we’ve managed to pick some real winners for you.
Back in June, Google and ASUS won many of our hearts (and hard earned cash) when it announced the Nexus 7. Fast forward to the end of November and most (if not all) of us are still in love!
And who could blame us? The Nexus 7 has been a benchmark for outstanding performance in …
For those of you who were happy with the recent announcement of the 32GB Nexus 7, but were disappointed with the lack of the 3G variant availability in Australia, we’ve got some exciting news for you!
Today ASUS sent us an announcement advising us that the Nexus 7 3G will be available from mainstream retailers in Australia this month! I haven’t seen it turn up on Google Play just yet, but ASUS advises availability will arrive through the Play Store as well as retailers such as Harvey Norman, JB Hifi, Dick Smith, The Good Guys, Bing Lee, Office Works and EB Games.
The 3G variant will be unlocked, compatible with our 3G networks, and priced at a recommended …
Hot on the heels of ASUS’ announcements that they sold nearly a million Nexus 7s in October alone, and that every shipment to Australia sells out within 1-2 weeks, Digitimes have reported that Google has sold about 2.5 million Nexus 7s to date and expects to sell another 2.5m by the end of the year. That means 5 million Nexus 7s in 2012 – which is double Google’s initial estimates.
Why is the Nexus 7 expected to exceed Google’s expectations by 200%?
We think it’s due to the Nexus 7 being such an awesome tablet for an amazing price. As you would have seen in our review, many of us have fallen in love with the Nexus 7′s …
Although the Android 4.2 update for the Nexus 7 went out in the last couple of days internationally, many Australians were still left without any update. We’ve been tipped off by a few people that their Nexus 7s in Australia have been receiving the update, which leads us to believe that the majority of us Aussies are now privy to enjoy some lovely second round Jelly Bean goodness.
So, you know the drill. Head over to Settings -> About Device -> Software Update -> Check Now to see if your device has the update ready. Otherwise, you’ll likely wake up to a lovely notification alerting you to the update over the next few days.
Stay tuned and let us know …
ASUS/Google have released a new commercial for the Nexus 7 in Japan which is taking YouTube by storm. Without any words, Google have encapsulated how their flagship 7″ tablet flows seamlessly into every aspect of a rich life.
The brief storyline follows a man fishing with his children, who casually play games on the Nexus 7. The charming ad, which is almost a short film in itself then shows the man using the tablet for everything, from watching instruction videos on how to clean his fish to being a lantern while he sets up for a beach party, and finally as a mini piano for entertainment with friends around the bonfire.
To highlight the versatility and usability of the device, …
So, Google announced the other day that we’d soon be privy to some Nexus 7 devices with a larger storage. That is, the bump from 16GB of internal storage to a more cumbersome 32GB. But, what’s even better? The 32GB has taken the price-tag from the 16GB and filled in the $299 slot, with the 16GB version slipping down to $249. It appears as though the 8GB version has finally left the Play Store and none of us have to deal with that abysmal storage option any more.
With 32GB you’ll be able to do so much more with your Nexus 7. You’ll be able to store more music, more maps, more games, more apps, more videos. You get …