Nintendo is pulling off a very annoying move. Meanwhile, a Pixel 2 image has surfaced and Kyocera announces a new rugged phone.
It seems Nintendo is off to a bad start with the launch of the Nintendo 3DS XL in North America and Europe. The new console hits the stores come February 13th, which is this Friday. And if you are buying one, you best make sure you get yourself a charger soon.
The official charger seems to be nowhere to be found. Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop and Walmart seem to be all out of stock. This means you are left with having to purchase it straight from the Nintendo website or getting a third-party charger.
Opinion: This is simply insane! It’s completely unacceptable. How do you sell a console without a charger? I am speechless.
The Chromebook Pixel was amazingly overpriced, but boy was it an awesome computer. Its design took the Chrome OS game to the next level, and its specs were strong enough to power the best of laptops. Did a Chrome OS laptop need all that? Unlikely, but it made for the best Chromebook anyone could buy.
We are now nearing Google IO 2015 and the first signs of a successor have shown up in a bug report. It shows what looks just like a Chromebook Pixel, but it’s the information within the report that doesn’t add up.
It seems this machine comes with a Samus development board, as the bug report is solely related to that specific component. This rules out any chances of this device being the Chromebook Pixel we all know, love and also hate. Is it the Chromebook Pixel 2? Well, the report was taken down, so clearly Google had something to hide.
Opinion: Sadly, we don’t get much from this image. All we can see is the screen and a very small part of the bottom part of the laptop. Does this mean the Pixel 2 is likely to look just like the first iteration?
Kyocera is known for making some of the best rugged smartphones, but it’s not known for sending them to European markets. In fact, their new Kyocera Torque happens to be the first device the manufacturer launches there. It’s coming to Germany and France as a B2B device this Spring.
Is it worth it? Well, it will definitely take a beating… and for a while. The device comes with a 3100 mAh battery, which should make it a battery beast when paired with its mid-end specs.
The Torque will feature a 4.5-inch 720p display, a 1.4 GHz Snapdragon processor, Android 4.4 KitKat, an 8 MP rear-facing camera and a 2 MP front shooter. In addition, it comes with IPX5 and IPX8 certifications.
Opinion: If you don’t know what those IP certifications mean, you can always refer to our guide on the topic. As for the phone, it looks good… if you really need a device you can torture as much as you want.