Saturday, 7 April 2012

Gadget Digest: Mass Effect 3 tips, GAME saved, Nokia Lumia 900 news, Asus Padfone pre-order and BlackBerry woes


Gadget Digest: Mass Effect 3 tips, GAME saved, Nokia Lumia 900 news, Asus Padfone pre-order and BlackBerry woes

It’s been a busy week in the world of tech news. And the gadget gods know we’ve been doing our best to bring it all straight to you. But because even we can’t see everything at once, here’s a selection of some of the best stories from the web that deserve catching up on, ready to set you up for the long weekend.

Nokia Lumia 900 pre-orders out of stock in the states

The Nokia Lumia 900 is Nokia’s next big thing and hits US stores this weekend. So it’s a good sign for Nokia then that its latest Windows-powered phone is already a sell-out across the ocean, WMPoweruser reports. We’re looking forward to the Nokia Lumia 900 landing in the UK. The white model, please.

GAME saved, thousands of jobs and stores now safe

Video game retail chain GAME has officially exited administration this week following a successful approach by Comet owners OpCapita. It means that over 300 stores and over 3,000 staff will be saved. Gamers will also find they can still earn rewards with their purchases, making their money go even further!

Asus Padfone tablet hybrid up for pre-order ahead of UK launch

The Asus Padfone is a 4.3-inch smartphone that, when docked mutates into a fully-fledged 10-inch tablet. It’s a clever little device that comes with Android 4.0 built-in, and a fast dual-core S4 chip. As anticipation for its UK launch builds, the Asus Padfone has gone up for pre-order. We can’t wait till it lands here on April 20th, when you’ll be able to get your hands on the Asus Padfone with or without its dock.

BlackBerry maker RIM beckons a new approach

BlackBerry looks set to change as we know it, by ditching its interest in appealing to the consumer market and instead focus on emerging markets. Challenges competing in a tough smartphone and tablet market dominated by Android and iOS, and internal struggles has proven the catalyst for change. In more mature markets the company will revert to what it knows best, selling to businesses and the corporate sector.

12 tips to make you better at Mass Effect 3

Finally, VG247’s Brenna Hiller has compiled a handy guide to help players become better at Mass Effect multiplayer. Mass Effect 3 currently sits at number 2 in the UK top ten gaming chart,

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