Not many consoles can boast more than a few games at release. The new SHIELD from NVIDIA will launch with 50 titles! The Shield will release at $199 and it will be bundled with the game controller. NVIDIA Grid will be the worlds first video game streaming service which will also launch alongside the device. You will no longer have to download hundreds of Gigabytes of games. Just “Click and Play” in less than a minute. Games are streamed in 1080p and at 60fps if you upgrade to the premium service, otherwise games are streamed at 720p at 30fps.
Nvidia has been the go to OEM for gaming tablets and devices when it comes to Android. They have just released an all new Living Room Entertainment device called “SHIELD”. It is very well designed and looks sleek and industrial with a sweet looking glowing light on the front. It is designed to stand in its polished aluminum stand or lay flat. It is super thin and has some raised gliphs on the front and top.
So far Oculus has had a death grip when it comes to viable Virtual Reality. With the Rift and their partnership with Samsung to make the Gear VR they have the best headsets so far. Valve has announced a competing headset that they are working on. Valve’s VR headset is called the Vive and will be built by HTC.
Tablets have not been super exciting here lately. I have pretty well stuck to the Nexus lineup for the past few years. I have owned the OG Nexus 7 followed by the Nexus 10 then the 2nd gen Nexus 7 followed by the Nexus 9. I have been pretty satisfied and have not had a good reason to look outside of the Nexus lineup. However Sony has announced a pretty sweet new tablet.
Samsung announced both the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge will be available at the top 4 US retailers including AT&T, Verizon, Sprint and Tmobile. The phones were unpacked at their Mobile World Congress press event. Other carriers like Boost Mobile, Cricket Wireless, and Metro PCS will carry the Galaxy S6 but not the Galaxy S6 Edge. As far as the release date is concerned…
If you weren’t already excited for the upcoming “Unpacked” event now is the time to start getting that way. The above image was posted earlier today by Samsung. It is the first picture officially released of the device. This is no silhouette either its an actual full on side shot of the device.
Today Motorola sent out some press emails to inform everyone that on February 25th they will be releasing something! There was no descriptions or hints of what that something may be.
In the distant past it had always been a safe bet that if you threatened to drop your subscription service providers would be willing to negotiate to keep your business. In the digital age this has not always been the case. A few years back I had an issue with Verizon and their insurance policy. I was paying for the insurance which basically guaranteed me a refurbished phone if my phone broke. Well it turns out that these refurbished phones were pieces of junk. I went through 10 LG Allys before flipping my lid. I can remember saying something to the effect of “I will take my business elsewhere if you don’t give me a NEW phone that actually works.” The manager told me I was more than welcome to take my business elsewhere, and that she would also be very happy to take my $250 ETF per line, and also reminded me that I wouldn’t get good reception with any other carrier.
During CES Blu announced four new devices that will be available on Amazon in January and two more devices to release in March. The Vivo Air, Studio Energy, Studio X, and Studio G will come in at $89.00-$199. All these devices come carrier unlocked which makes them a killer deal.