If an affordable tablet is what you look for, HP may just have what you need. Vivo is also staying active with its new devices and Any.Do finally hits the web.
The HP 7 Plus may not be the tablet of your dreams, but it will help you keep a healthy wallet with a $99.99 price point. The specs are not too bad for the price, either. The device sports a 7-inch 1024x600p display, an Allwinner Technology A31 1 GHz quad-core processor, 1 GB of RAM, 8 GB of internal storage, 2MP/0.3MP cameras and Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean.
The device is available now for just under a Benjamin, so go get it at HP’s website if you find interest in it.
Opinion: The tablet may not be great-looking and sports modest specs, but for a $100 it should be quite the steal. I would consider getting one of these for the kids, or as a gift.
We reported on the Vivo X3L last week, a device that would be the thinnest 4G LTE smartphone upon launch. The 6.75mm thick smartphone announcement didn’t come with a release date, but Vivo didn’t take long to put this guy out in the streets.
The Vivo X3L is now available in China and can be purchased 2498 Yuan (about $401 USD), which is right around what we expected. Other specs include a 1.7 GHz quad-core Snapdragon processor, 2 GB of RAM and a 5-inch 720p display.
Opinion: While this is not a bad phone, I feel you can do a little better for that price, in China. I would look at Xiaomi’s options instead, for example.
The Vivo Xshot is a great phone, but it is only available in white. Though white devices can look good, they are not for everyone. It seems vivo has finally realized this, as new evidence of a darker Vivo Xshot has emerged.
The new device comes with a dark blue back and a black front, further appealing to the dark color fans. The new images come from a Vivo executive, so we can assume they are legit.
Opinion: Color wouldn’t stop me from purchasing a phone I like, but I know I would definitely be happier with a dark-colored smartphone. Do you like the Vivo Xshot’s new look?
Any.Do, the popular task manager, has apps and extensions for most major platforms and devices out there. There is one place where it’s missing, though. A rather important platform… the web.
This changes today, as Any.Do releases the all new web app. It is currently in beta, so you will have to ask for an invite. I have tested it a bit and it works like a charm. Just go to web.any.do and get started.
Opinion: It was quite annoying to not have a web app for Any.Do. It’s really the main reason why I opted for Google Keep, so I am excited to see Any.Do finally making this right. I have tested it for a bit and found no issues with this “beta” release. Let us know how it works for you!