The first Microsoft Lumia smartphone is coming this month, as is the ASUS ZenWatch. Meanwhile, Lenovo plans for next year with an amazingly cheap Chromebook.
The Nokia Lumia brand is now dead, following Microsoft’s acquisition of the manufacturer’s mobile department. The move is a bit disappointing for Nokia fans, but the change has bee placed and now we are looking at what will become the first Microsoft Lumia smartphone.
The company is teasing the announcement with a very simple image. It showcases what seems like an orange smartphone, captioned with the date “11.11.2014”. No more details are offered, but Tuesday will be here soon enough.
Opinion: I still believe Nokia holds a very powerful brand, but Microsoft has been trying to brand itself as a manufacturer. It only makes sense that they do this.
The ASUS ZenWatch happens to be our very favorite Android Wear device, with a design and build quality that is matched by none. It looks classy, yet fun and very “smart”. It’s also thinner than most other options. The golden questions have been standing for long, though. When will it launch and how much will it cost?
We are now finding out the gorgeous smart watch will be coming to Best Buy in the USA on November 9th (this Sunday). It’s said to be priced at $199, which is on par with the cheapest Android Wear devices around.
Opinion: I find this to be a great price for the ASUS ZenWatch. Yes, you can find other options at the same price, but none of those will have the build quality and design of the ASUS ZenWatch. Only the most expensive Android Wear devices can really compare with it.
Chrome OS offers some of the cheapest laptops around, but the platform has more work to do. Lenovo is planning to take things to the next level in 2015, when they plan to release a Chromebook priced under $170.
One of the reasons they can do this is because they are using a CPU from China’s Rockchip Electronics. They have huge plans for this, aiming to ship over 1.5 million Chromebooks next year.
Opinion: Lenovo brings is bringing its A-game to the Chromebook market, just like they have done with their other laptops. I hope we can also see some more higher-end models. Lenovo can definitely make some awesome computers.