New Intel Haswell based Chromebooks and Chromeboxes announced

Google and Intel have announced some new Haswell based Chrome devices overnight, announced at the Intel Developer Forum which is currently going on in San Francisco they have advised that there will be new devices from existing ChromeOS partners Acer and HP as well as devices from new entrants to the ChromeOS market Asus and Toshiba. There will be new Chromebooks from Acer, HP and Toshiba and a new Chromebox from Asus. The new devices from Acer and HP are now showing on the international Google Chromebook Page, but so far details on the new Toshiba Chromebook and the... Continue reading

Asus unveils new Fonepads, MeMO Pads, Transformer and dual OS TrioBook

It's a big night in Germany, Asus has just finished their presentation and there are 6 new devices from the Taiwanese manufacturer. We've been shown two new Fonepad devices the Fonepad 7 and Fonepad Note 6, as well as two new MeMO Pads in 8" and 10" varieties. We've also been introduced to the Trio Book a Windows/Android dual OS device as well as the latest Asus Transformer the TF701. Fonepad 7 and Fonepad Note 6 The two new Fonepads are going to be available in 6" and 7" varieties, although the 6" Fonepad offers the functionality of a stylus input... Continue reading

New Asus Transformer looking to steal IFA Thunder with new tablet announcement

While they're not listed on the exhibitor list at IFA, nor listed to hold a press conference at IFA this week, it appears that Asus is definitely looking to launch a new tablet. The above image has been tweeted and Facebooked by Asus with the tagline 'We transform your mobility! Yes, a new generation is coming, but of which product?' This image was preceded by the below tweet/image which asks about your favourite trio : ASUS IFA 2013. We transform your possibilities! What is your favorite trio? Can you guess which one is our favorite? pic.twitter.com/siopJO7ibN—... Continue reading

Asus announce the MeMO Pad FHD 10

After announcing the smaller MeMO Pad FHD 7, just the other day, Asus has now announced the 10" version the Asus MeMO Pad FHD 10 is available in Australia from authorised for $399. Interestingly, the MeMO Pad FHD 10 will contain an Intel based CPU the Dual-Core Atom Z2560 Clovertrail. The MeMO Pad FHD 10 is available in Silk White with 32GB of on-board storage as well as a microSD Card slot for memory expansion. The Asus MeMO Pad FHD 10 includes 10.1" LED-backlit WUXGA (1920 x 1200) with IPS Display 178° viewing angles 1.6GHz Intel Atom Z2560 CPU 2GB RAM 32GB On-board... Continue reading

ASUS announces the MeMO Pad HD 7 for Australia for $199

Announced at Computex back in June, Asus has just announced the MeMO Pad HD 7 will be available in Australia for $199 from authorised ASUS retailers and channel resellers. Available in blue, white, pink, green and grey the MeMO Pad HD 7 is a compact little tablet that in some colours you just won't be able to lose very easily. Asus has packed in some decent specs for the $199 price tag : 7" HD 1280 x 800 IPS display 1.2GHz Quad-Core CPU 1GB RAM 16GB On-board storage with mircroSD Card slot (up to 32GB) WLAN802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth V4.0, GPS 5-megapixel rear and... Continue reading

Report: Smartphones outsold Feature phones for the first time in Q2 2013

Gartner have just released a report comparing sales figures for mobile phones, the report shows that for the first time since their inception Smartphones actually outsold feature phones. Worldwide, mobile phone sales grew 3.6 percent year over year, totalling 435 million units sold in Second Quarter of 2013. 225 million of those units were Smartphones, showing that sales were up 46.5 percent from Q2, 2012 and 210 million units of those were feature phones, a decline of 21 percent over the same period. Samsung has retained their position as the top manufacturer in terms of unit sales, with Apple in second... Continue reading

Asus roadmap strategy reveals several unheard devices

According to a report on GSM arena and VR-Zone, ASUS presented a roadmap of their upcoming devices in France a couple of days ago, which aside from the already announced Nexus 7 and the Memo Pad HD 7 mentions three new previously unheard of devices - the PadFone Mini, MeMO Pad HD 8 and MeMOFone HD 5. The slides below which show the devices names merely mentions them, there are no specs nor any hardware or official description on the three devices. VR Zone speculates that the PadFone Mini could possibly be launched as something along the lines... Continue reading

Rumour: Asus to build new model of Nexus 10 for release this year

Despite a statement to Amir Efrati of the Wall Street Journal by Sundar Pichai stating that Samsung would build this years Nexus 10; Russell Holly from Geek.com has stated that multiple sources are reporting to them that Asus rather than Samsung will actually be making the Nexus 10 (2013). According to Geek, Asus has proven their worth to Google in supplying hardware that is 'keeping up with the speed of Android by creating hardware that allows Google to keep close to their price points from last year'. Despite recent issues with Qualcomm over the release of drivers... Continue reading

Small Android tablets gain whilst Apple’s buzz fades

Whilst Apple may have captured the early buzz with the tablet market when they introduced the original iPad, it seems their share of the tablet market has begun to fade according to research released by Canalys. With a tablets now accounting for 31% of worldwide PC shipments, Canalys estimate that 68 per cent of tablets shipped in the second quarter had a screen size smaller than 9 inches and that small tablet manufactures like Samsung, Amazon, Lenovo, Acer and others saw hefty year-on-year gains in shipments during the second quarter, ranging from 228 per cent (Acer) to 317 per... Continue reading

Nexus 7 (2013) set for early September retail launch in Australia

We've been inundated with requests for information on the Australian launch of the Nexus 7(2013). Asus themselves have referred all enquiries regarding the Nexus 7 to Google, and Google - as usual - has remained silent on the matter. We've received confirmation from both a source within Asus and various Australian Retailers and Asus Re-Sellers, who have been busily checking since the announcement, that stock of the tablet will be available in early September. While no details on which of the three models - 16/32GB Wifi & 32Gb LTE - will be available at launch, nor any pricing at this... Continue reading

JB HiFi selling the Asus FonePad 3G for $298

JB HiFi are offering the Asus FonePad 3G 7" tablet for $298. Quite a good price considering the price was due to be $329 when it was to be launched just last month. The oversized phone/tablet is a pretty large device for some, but the largish device offers a unique take on the 7" tablet form factor. Just in case you have forgotten what the FonePad was packing, here are the details: 7" LED Backlight WXGA (1280x800) Screen IPS Panel Intel Atom Z2420 1.2 GHz CPU 1Gb RAM 8 GB internal storage, 5GB Life Time ASUS Webstorage Space 3 MP... Continue reading

Asus and Google Facebook competition to win your cash back on the purchase of your Nexus 7 (2012) tablet

Have you purchased a Nexus 7 (2012) recently? Would you like to win your cash back? If so then this competition might be worth winning! Asus and Google are running a competition on Asus' Facebook page, where if you buy a Nexus 7 (2012) tablet before August 11 2013, you can win your cash back on the purchase of your Nexus 7! All you have to do is head over the Asus' Facebook page, click "Like", complete the form, upload a copy of your purchase receipt and explain in 25 words or less what do you love about your new Nexus... Continue reading

New Nexus 7 shows up with colourful new packaging

It seems that at least one lucky user has received a new Nexus 7 and has shown it off on Reddit. The pictures supplied show the Nexus 7 will come in a brightly coloured box, a departure from the subdued greys of last years Nexus packaging of the Nexus 4, 7 and 10. Unfortunately, it appears the original poster or OP has not updated the post, indeed they have deleted their name from the post and no updates have been added after OP promised further shots. Private Messages to the user name displayed in the pictures have so far... Continue reading