China is being blessed with some PlayStation action. Meanwhile, HTC is said to release a new tablet and Microsoft starts accepting Bitcoin.
China has lifted its ban on foreign consoles, an action that has resulted in the introduction of the Xbox One to the market. This was a great accomplishment, but what good is an Xbox One if it has nothing to compete against?
It’s time for the big players to get down and dirty. Sony has just announced they will be introducing the PlayStation 4 and PS Vita consoles to China come January 11th. These would be priced at 2899 TMB and 1299 RMB, accordingly.
Opinion: It’s a new era for China’s gaming industry. Before these Sony and Microsoft consoles, the country hadn’t seen a foreign console since 2001! Some gamers haven’t even touched these consoles, which are the biggest in the world.
A leaked document has hit @Upleaks’ Twiter page, showing us what could be HTC’s future plan for new devices. Included in the list are the “Hima”, which is said to be the HTC One M8 successor, the HTC Butterfly 3, the HTC RE 2 and a said “T1H” device.
The last one happens to be the most interesting, as evidence suggests it will be a tablet based on the Nexus 9. HTC has been out of the tablet market for quite some time, as the Taiwanese manufacturer has never found success in it. Can they make it with a non-Nexus version of the Nexus 9?
Opinion: I always liked HTC tablets. Well.. the few that were available. The only issue was always price. HTC really used to over-price their tablets, and that was in a time when other Android tablets were starting to become very affordable. Maybe this time they have a better strategy.
Bitcoin is a very popular currency online, but any type of currency needs time in order to become widely accepted. Bitcoin is the most popular crypto currency, and many businesses are starting to recognize it as a legitimate form of payments. The latest Bitcoin supporter is actually Microsoft.
The company has quietly announced that one can now use Bitcoin as a payment for downloading software. Namely, Xbox games and Windows apps. If you have some Bitcoin and want to take advantage of Microsoft’s new payment support, you can learn all about it at Microsoft’s official page.
Opinion: Bitcoin is getting pretty official, guys. I mean, Microsoft is no small player, and it is joining a growing list of supporters. Have any of you actually made payments with Bitcoin?