Saturday, 30 June 2012

Windows Phone 8, LEGO Batman 2, Acer Iconia A510 Olympic Tab out now, a scary way to keep fit & more


Windows Phone 8, LEGO Batman 2, Acer Iconia A510 Olympic Tab out now, a scary way to keep fit & more

It’s time for our weekly gadget digest – join us as we round up a handful of stories that managed to slip under the gadget radar this week. Today we’ve got news on new tablets, games, apps and more on Nokia’s 41-megapixel cameraphone.

We begin with this week’s gaming suggestion, a little tablet love, and a word of warning on release dates. Here’s what you may have missed this week:

Out today: LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes

The critically-acclaimed LEGO games are always good for a bit of fun. The sequel to LEGO Batman: The Videogame puts players at the heart of a LEGO Gotham City as the Caped Crusader, up against Batman baddies Joker, Poison Ivy, Riddler and Penguin. It’s fun for all ages, and it’s out in stores today.

Acer Iconia A510 Olympic Tab now on sale in UK

Acer’s Iconia 510 Olympic Tab has finally gone on sale in the UK. The limited edition Tegra 3 processor-powered device has 1GB RAM, 32GB of built-in storage and Olympic branding on the back. Want? It’s yours for £349 from Carphone Warehouse.

Zombies, Run! Paces onto Android

Unless you’re the self-motivated type, chances are that New Years fitness resolution has long been forgotten. Zombies, Run! is a part game, part fitness app that helps you to sweat it by getting you to run away from zombies. The idea is to run a certain distances in order to collect supplies to survive a zombie threat. Before you know it, you’ve run a mile, and are on your way to shedding the flab. It’s fun, it works, and it’s now on Google Play and Windows Phone Marketplace to download to your Android and Windows Phone respectively.

First Windows Phone 8 by year’s end

Earlier this week Microsoft named Nokia, Samsung, Huawei and HTC as four manufacturers signed up to develop Windows Phone 8 handsets. The first of these will be made by Huawei, and will arrive in the US at the end of the year the smartphone maker announced. It looks like we may have to wait till 2013 for the others. 

Nokia’s 41-megapixel phone out July 8th?

Is it time to give up guessing when the Nokia 808 PureView gets released? earlier listed the 41-megapixel cameraphone for a June 21st device, before changing that to June 30. Now the smartphone may not be in stores till July 8th. Take it from us, and wait for official confirmation. We’ll let you know when it arrives for real. Will you be buying the Nokia 808 PureView, or has Nokia left it too long?

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