Phil Geldard of Archos shows and talks about the release of the Archos Gamepad on the US market, scheduled to happen in February 2013 at the price of $169 MSRP. Archos has been trying to ramp up mass manufacturing to be able to deliver to supply the huge demand worldwide that there is for this really cool product. When Archos started selling the device in Europe before Christmas, they sold out of all of their European stock in 4 hours after making it available on their website. Archos hasn’t experienced such strong demand for a product since they launched their Gen8 Donut/Eclair/Froyo Cortex-A8 Android tablets in 2010. I know I’ll be playing all my favorite N64 games on this device in the months to come, as well as any really cool new Android games that I may find.
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Nufront’s third generation NS115 dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 platform has been taking more and more sales in the Chinese tablet market. Here at CES 2013, Nufront is showing some of the examples for implementations being released with their processor.
Huawei releases their new impressive 6.1″ 1080p Android phone, running on their 1.5Ghz quad-core ARM Cortex-A9 HiSilicon K3V2 processor.
Infotmic launches the iMAPx15 at CES 2013 as the cost-down version of their iMAPx820 dual-core ARM Cortex-A5 to target the entry-level tablet and laptop market.
LEGO Mindstorms EV3 turns your LEGO creations into live robots that follow your command. The new LEGO Mindstorms EV3 set includes new motors, new sensors, new programmable brick that runs hackable Linux on a Texas Instruments AM1808 ARM9 processor (upgraded from ARM7 in the previous mindstorms), 550+ LEGO Technic elements, remote control – to create and command robots, including 5 cool robot characters. The 3D building instructions and the Android/iOS app commands your robot via Bluetooth or WiFi. You can program your robots to walk, talk, move via the software program, the programmable brick or your smart device. Download brochure.
Skytex is a tablets brand being sold in US retail stores, that distribute Allwinner single-core and Rockchip dual-core based tablets in different sizes.
Samsung launches Exynos 5 Octa big.LITTLE (quad-A15 and quad-A7), Flexible OLED, Green LCD and Green Memory Solution at CES 2013. Here’s the full 1-hour keynote video:
E Ink expects to ship massive amounts of smartphone sized E Ink screens starting this year. The first type has E Ink as the main display. The second type has the E Ink as the secondary display on the back-side of the smartphone behind the LCD or AMOLED screen in the front.
Here’s the YotaPhone, the first dual-mode Android phone that works on LCD and E Ink at the same time on each side of the phone. Yota has developed a few customizations and a new SDK to either just send screenshots of anything that’s on Android over to E Ink or to also enable interactivity on the E Ink side, such as flipping pages with their swipe gestures at the capacitive bottom that is on each side of the device. Expected delivery is to be between Q2 and Q3 2013, Yota Devices is a Russian company but the market for this dual mode E Ink and LCD phone can be worldwide.
Rockchip is launching their next generation 28nm High-K Metal Gate processor, on the ARM Cortex-A9 with quad-core Mali-400. First devices are to reach the market in the next couple of months.