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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.
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.
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.”
New York — Gap Intelligence reported that Hewlett-Packard put forth the most notebook advertising effort on Black Friday, pushing out 25 different ad placements.
Overall, vendor advertising was flat year over year, Gap said, with HP and Dell claiming the lion’s share.
HP’s models on sale for the Black Friday shoppers started with the $178 2000-2D09WM and went up to include the company’s high-end Envy products.
San Luis Obispo, Calif. — Shopatron, provider of Cloud-based e-commerce order management, reported record-breaking Cyber Monday sales with a year-over-year GMV increase of 52 percent.
This is according to data collected by Shopatron’s patented Order Exchange, which powers the e-commerce orders for more than 1,000 branded manufacturers and leading multichannel retailers.