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Round Rock, Texas — Dell will ship its first consumer-level Ultra HD monitor in early 2014, the company reported.
The UltraSharp 28 is a 28-inch Ultra HD unit that will ship in early 2014 with a sub-$1,000 price tag. The monitor will feature a pivoting stand, enabling it to be rotated into portrait mode, and inputs to display content from smartphones and tablets.
The unit will come with Dell Premiere Color and will support the major color industry standards, including 99 percent AdobeRGB, and will also have the ability to create custom color palettes.
This TWICE webinar, hosted by senior editor Alan Wolf, will take a look at what may be the hottest CE products at retail that will be sold during the all-important fourth quarter. Top technologies, market strategies and industry trends will be discussed with industry analysts and executives.
El Segundo, Calif. — Touchscreen notebook sales may be set for expansion as IHS is forecasting an increase in shipment of touchscreen panels in the fourth quarter.
IHS expects 4.9 million panels to ship in the fourth quarter, up from the 4.4 million that shipped in the third quarter and 4.3 million in the second.
The research firm said new form factors, such as hybrid tablet/laptops, and the use of Intel’s Atom Bay Trail processor in new laptops will help increase sales going forward.
Suwannee, GA – Hisense USA introduced Thursday three H6 series Smart TVs, based on the TV powered by the Android 4.2.2 platform.
The company also revealed a new Pulse PRO set-top media streaming box.
Slated to ship in the spring at prices to be announced, the Hisense H6 Smart TV models will be available in the 40-inch, 50-inch, and 55-inch screen sizes and will all be equipped with Marvell’s latest ARMADA 1500 Plus (88DE3108) HD Media processor.
Purchase, N.Y. – For CE retailers that opened their doors on Thanksgiving the gambit may have paid off.
According to a MasterCard SpendingPulse report, CE sales enjoyed triple-digit growth on turkey day compared to 2012, as consumers proved eager to leave the dinner table for doorbuster deals on tablets, TVs and other tech devices.
But the heavy holiday draw ate into Black Friday sales, which declined slightly for CE.
Greenwood, Miss. — Viking Range has developed and released a free iOS app to help consumers pick out the correct appliances for their kitchen.
The app gives the potential buyer access to an image gallery from Viking designed kitchens. It also contains colors, pricing and shows the different styles available.
After perusing the photos, the consumers can use that information to piece together their own Viking kitchen, the company said.
Andover, Mass. — Rullingnet launched its newest Vinci kids tablet, the Vinci MV tablet with a 7-inch screen.
The Android 4.1 device, which comes preloaded with a variety of educational apps and music videos, is designed for children up to 9 years old. It features dual, unlocked quad-band SIM slots for voice activation should users wish to make use of its 3G connectivity. It also has built-in Wi-Fi.
Redwood City, Calif. – First, there were tablets designed for kids. Now there’s a smartphone designed for kids.
Startup MVNO Zact, which launched flexible-plan no-contract cellphone service on June 6, has begun offering a Disney-themed Zact phone preloaded with Disney apps and content. The ZTE Awe, available at an introductory $99, is an Android 4.1 device with 4-inch display and 5-megapixel camera. Regular price is $169.
San Francisco – BeeWi, a European supplier of smart toys and lifestyle audio products, announced it has signed a strategic distribution agreement with D&H Distributing.
As an authorized national distributor, D&H is offering the entire line of BeeWi connected smart toys and portable Bluetooth speakers and headphones.
BeeWi products ship standard with a mobile app for iOS, Android and Windows Mobile 8. The product line includes connected smart toys (all-terrain buggy, soccer robots, fighting helicopters) as well as headphones and speakers.
New York – A new iPhone/iPod Touch app called Spotliter launched Wednesday, enabling the application of sophisticated imaging effects to videos as they are recorded.
Designed by web-tech developer Netomat, the app’s effects are triggered by tapping, pinching, swiping or sliding fingers on the mobile device’s screen.
Touch effects and filters are said to be “unique, and not available on any other iPhone video recording app.”