Dixons is now offering the 16GB HTC Flyer for £199.97 (approximately $315), which is around half of the tablet's launch price, while the 32GB version can be acquired for just £249.99 ($385).
The 16GB BlackBerry PlayBook, already the subject of a desperate spate of price-cuts, has also been the subject of a considerable discount, with the tablet now available for a reasonable £169 ($260) at Dixons and Carphone Warehouse. The 32GB variant is available for just £30 (approximately $45) more at both stores.
Carphone Warehouse has also dropped the price of the original WiFi Motorola Xoom from £479.99 to £319.99, while Dixons' [...]
The update adds a faster, artificially intelligent language engine, a new multi-touch framework for faster typing and a ‘polished’ UI for a better settings menu, alternative character selection and extra sharing features.
The upgrade had added new languages, including Arabic and Hebrew, taking the total of supported languages up to 35, while SwiftKey has also added support for mobile devices running Google’s Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0).
For improving multi-touch control, SwiftKey is now able to make sense of multiple, successive key-presses, while the Dvorak and Colemak keyboard layouts have been added to aid typists who prefer this [...]
I dropped by a party space in Manhattan’s Flatiron district the other night to catch Box’s traveling road show. CEO and co-founder Mark Levie was the main event. Pacing back and forth, he reminded me a little of Jesse Eisenberg’s portrayal of Mark Zuckerberg in The Social Network, telling the crowd that they ain’t seen nothing yet: that files-in-the-cloud services were going to become social. That those who chose to would share these files with others, who could then comment on them. Work would be a group-grope think tank of global proportions.