Starting this weekend, we are going to provide you with a resumative article with the most important tech news of the week, entitled “Tech This Week” or, much simpler later on, TTW. It will be a good way to recap all the important news in technology for industry aficionados and a great way for you to be sure you didn’t miss anything major. Here are the most important tidbits from the past week (17-23 september) from your informative bulletin at Technology Personalized.
iPhone 5 has been launched officially on September 21st and it seems that new shipping records will be achieved. Read our Apple iPhone 5 vs. Samsung Galaxy S3 vs. Nokia Lumia 920 piece to decide if you can bet your money on Apple’s latest shiny phone. Also, you should know that Apple has also renewed its iPod line: the iPod Nano got a new look and the iPod Touch has been updated to a bigger, 4 inch size, Retina Display and an A5 processor. If you’re not sure what to choose – the iPod Nano or iPod Touch or if you want to know if the iPod Nano is still a worthy music player, here’s something for you – Is 2012 iPod Nano Still a Good Choice?
Windows Phone 8 smartphones from HTC
2012 is a very productive year in terms of products released. There are already quite a bunch of Windows 8 tablets/hybrids and next on the line is the growing number of Windows Phone 8 smartphones. Samsung and Nokia were the first two names to join the ecosystem with the Samsung ATIV S and Nokia Lumia 920/820. This week, HTC released Windows Phone 8X and 8S, two smartphones that were “branded” with the “Windows Phone 8” name. Apparently, HTC plays a crucial role in Microsoft’s role to promote the Windows Phone 8 ecosystem. We’d normally think that this honor should go to Nokia, whose products are exclusively built around Windows Phone 8, but it seems that Microsoft has decided something else.
Wal-Mart stops selling Kindle
In an unexpected move, Wal-Mart has decided to stop selling Amazon’s Kindle eReaders and tablets, thinking that its customers are more interested in Apple’s iPad, for example. Sure, there are enough reasons why you shouldn’t buy a Kindle Fire HD tablet, but this is a real hit for Amazon to take and it will surely affect the sales. Wal-Mart hasn’t given a pretty clear answer to their move, but we know that Target did the same thing back in May, saying:
What we aren’t willing to do is let online-only retailers use our brick-and-mortar stores as a showroom for their products and undercut our prices.
Thus, Amazon’s “Trojan horses” are openly rejected by two major retailers. We already know who is going to benefit from this move – Apple. And if the rumors and leaks around the iPad Mini join together into a real product, then the Cupertino Company has big chances of scoring an important victory over Amazon.
And much, much more
The above 3 stories, in our opinion, represent the 3 most important tech news of the week, but for those that are really hungry and want to know even more, we’ve compiled a list with 15 more interesting reports. Some of them are really cool, actually, let’s see if you manage to find them.
- Motorola Razr i launched with Intel inside, TechPP
- Lenovo might be preparing a cloud service for customers, WSJ
- Sony’s Super Slim PlayStation 3: What you need to know, Cnet
- AirPlay for all? Miracast promises video streaming without the router, ArsTechnica
- Twitter for iPad 5.0, TheVerge
- iOS 6 update has started rolling out, Apple
- First 3D printer store, VR-Zone
- Boeing advances in-flight connectivity options for passengers, Boeing
- First iPhone 5 jailbreak confirmed, Softpedia
- Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2 with Windows 8 to be priced at $799 with keyboard, WpCentral
- New e-book export feature enabled on Wikipedia, Wikimedia
- World’s lightest 7” tablet announced by NEC, Softpedia
- iPhone 5 benchmarked: fastest smartphone in the land, PC Mag
- A new design for Facebook Messenger Android, FB Newsroom
- W3C says HTML 5 will be finalized in 2014, W3Dev