Cortana preview for Android gets a new look in India

#Android #Cortana – Cortana preview for Android gets a new look in India : Cortana for Android users in India are in for a treat with the app’s latest update, which brings a totally revamped UI to the table, among other things. The new look is available now for the Indian English preview version of Cortana (via Android Hits), listed as CoA Preview app on Google Play. This comes shortly after the revamp debuted in the main Cortana app late last year.

Along with some bold new color options, ranging from the default violet to blue, green, and grey, the design has also done away with the hamburger menu. In its place, you’ll find a grid icon with a batch of quick actions for things like checking the weather and your reminders. Microsoft is also claiming this update makes the app much faster overall.

Lastly, this version of the app no supports creating a new account using your phone number and SMS code, which should prove useful for some.

If you live in India, you can check out all of the updates to the Cortana preview on Android by grabbing the latest version from Google Play now.

Thanks to Akhil G. and vaankit21 for the tips!

Download CoA Preview from Google Play

Best Xbox One S Bundle Deals for February 2017

#Xbox #February – Best Xbox One S Bundle Deals for February 2017 :Want to grab a new Xbox One S bundle but don’t want to pay full price? Here are some of the best deals.Whether the Xbox One S will be your first Xbox One or a replacement of an older system, we know you want to find a great deal on it. The console is frequently discounted (sometimes seemingly at random), but your true best bet is to get one as part of a bundle deal. Often retailers offer extra controllers, a year of Xbox Gold Live or even various games with the system at no additional cost. Searching for the best deals can be frustrating and time consuming, but we’ve got you covered.

Here are some of the best the Xbox One S bundles deals that are currently available around the web.

New consoles

There are a few variations of the Xbox One S, depending how much internal storage you need. You can purchase the Xbox One S in 500GB, 1TB or 2TB now, and the prices vary based on the storage. If you won’t be gaming a ton you can probably get away with the entry-level model, but if you know you will be buying a lot of games and downloading extra content, you’ll want to be safe and go with the 2TB one so you don’t have to worry about it.

500GB systems

1TB systems

2TB systems

Open-box and refurbished systems

A great way to save even more money is to look at a refurbished or open-box unit. These units are tested and still have a warranty left, but you can save some cash when purchasing one of them. There are a number of retailers that offer these, so if you don’t mind that someone else owned it before you, you’ll want to check these out.

Other deals

Your favorite deals?

Have you found any bundles that are not included here? Be sure to reach out and let us know which retailer is offering it, as well as what is included.

Source : Windows central

Groove now lets you share playlists, and Movies & TV gets video overlay for Creators Update

#Grove #Update #Microsoft – Groove now lets you share playlists, and Movies & TV gets video overlay for Creators Update : Microsoft is pushing out a few new updates today for its core media apps including Groove music and Movies & TV. The latter’s app update mostly affects those on the Creators Update via the Insider program, but the Groove update is super exciting as it is for everyone. Both updates apply for PC and Mobile and are now live.

What’s new in Groove Music

Starting today with version 10.17012.1030 (up from 10.16122.1027.0) users can now share their personalized and recommended playlists to Facebook, Twitter, email, and more using the universal Share picker (including that new icon, natch). The feature works quite well, and when someone clicks the link, it opens Groove on their PC or phone and populates it with the shared playlist.

Other features with the Groove update include:

  • Not decided on Groove Music Pass? Previews for millions of songs let you hear what you’re missing
  • Text yourself links to install the Groove app on iOS and Android
  • Minor fixes and improvements
  • Please note, not all features are available in all markets

What’s new in Movies & TV

Turning to the Movies & TV app update, which starting hitting users late last night we can see a lot of new features for the forthcoming Windows 10 Creators Update expected in April. Those on the Insider program running “Redstone 2”, however, can start to use the features today.

New Compact Overlay mode in action with Movies & TV app

Those features, found in version 10.17012.1030, include:

  • Now your videos always stay on top while multitasking with mini mode (Windows 10 Creators Update required)
  • Play a broader range of video formats. For MPEG-2 videos, you’ll be prompted to download an extension containing the codecs you need. (Windows 10 Creators Update required)
  • Minor fixes and improvements

We’ll try to get a video up in a bit demoing the new “mini mode.” The addition of more video codecs is always welcomed too as it lets consumers rely on Movies & TV as their primary video playback app to streamline the media experience in Windows 10.

Download Groove from the Windows Store

Download Movies & TV from the Windows Store

Source : Windows Central

How to troubleshoot and fix Windows 10 blue screen errors

#WIndows #Microsoft – Are you getting a blue screen on your PC? Here’s how to troubleshoot and fix the problem on Windows 10.

Windows 10 is one of the most advanced and secure OSes, but as with any piece of software, sometimes you’ll come across problems, in particular, blue screen errors.

A “blue screen” (or “stop error”) is what’s commonly known as the Blue Screen of Death (BSOB), and it could appear while upgrading to a new version of the OS, when starting your computer, or just “out of the blue” when using Windows 10.

The biggest issue with a blue screen is that it’s literally a screen with a blue background and a sad face with not enough information to tell you the problem.

You’ll usually (not always) see a message that reads: “Your PC ran into a problem and needs to restart. We’re just collecting some error info, and then we’ll restart for you.” And a general error code (HAL_INITIALIZATION_FAID, PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGE_AREA, CRITICAL_PROCESS_DIED or BAD_SYSTEM_CONFIG_INFO, for example) that can give you a clue of the issue. But most of the time it’s not enough to fix the problem.

Fortunately, you can often narrow down the blue screen to a problem with an update for Windows or a bad driver, incompatible software, or hardware you recently configured.

In this Windows 10 guide, we’ll walk you through a number of troubleshooting steps to fix a blue screen error and get you up and running as soon as possible.

How to troubleshoot blue screen during an upgrade

A lot of times you’ll run into a BSOD as you try to upgrade to a new version of Windows 10. Typically, the reason could be a result of a third-party application, such as antivirus and security software, or incompatible hardware.

When you get the blue screen error, your system will automatically roll back any changes and restore the previous version of the OS.

You can troubleshoot this problem while trying to upgrade by doing the following.

Uninstall applications

An incompatible piece of software, such as an old program or third-party antivirus, is likely the root of the problem.

To resolve this issue, try uninstalling any unnecessary apps or a pieces of software you installed recently, using these steps:

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Click on System.
  3. Click on Apps & features.
  4. Select the app and click the Uninstall button.

  5. Follow the on-screen directions to complete the uninstall process.

Repeat the steps to remove every piece of software that may be causing the problem.

Once you successfully upgraded to the latest version of Windows 10, you can reinstall the apps and they should work as expected.

Disconnect non-essential hardware

It could also be a hardware related problem. When trying to make an installation of Windows 10 remember to always unplug non-essential peripherals, including secondary monitors, printers, phones, external hard drives and other USB devices (you only need your mouse, keyboard and main monitor).

You can always reconnect the hardware after the installation. If you continue to have the same problem, you may need to install newer drivers, or it could also be an indication of incompatible hardware.

Re-downloading upgrade files

It’s possible that you’re getting a blue screen because of damaged setup files, in which case you’ll need to re-download the installation files.

If you’re trying to upgrade using Windows Update, you can do this by using the Disk Cleanup tool to delete previously downloaded installation files. When you do this, Windows Update will re-download the files again to upgrade the OS.

To use the Disk Cleanup tool, do the following:

  1. Open Start.
  2. Search for Disk Cleanup and click the result.
  3. Select drive “Windows (C:)” and click OK.
  4. Click the Clean up system files button.

  5. Select drive “Windows (C:)” and click OK.
  6. Check the Temporary Windows installation files option.

  7. Click OK to delete the files.

Once you complete the steps, you can try to upgrade one more time using Windows Update.

If you’re trying to upgrade using USB-bootable media, you may want to use the Media Creation tool to recreate your bootable media to jump to the latest version of Windows 10.

Doing a clean installation

Alternatively, you can prevent blue screen errors during an upgrade if you choose to delete everything and start fresh with a clean copy of the OS, instead of doing an in-place upgrade with USB-bootable media.

Important: This is a friendly reminder that performing a clean install of Windows 10 will delete everything on your system. It’s recommended that you do a full backup before proceeding.

Before you begin, if you’re upgrading from Windows 7 or Windows 8.1, you’ll need a product key to activate Windows 10. If you’re upgrading to a new version of Windows 10, you can skip entering the product key as the OS will reactivate automatically after the upgrade.

Also, your PC’s BIOS must be configured to boot from a USB flash drive. This can be different depending on your device, so make sure to check your computer manufacturer’s support website for instructions.

To do a clean install of Windows 10, do the following:

  1. Start your computer with the USB-bootable installation media.
  2. Click Next.
  3. Click Install now.

  4. Click the I don’t have a product key link to skip this step.
  5. Check the I accept the license term option and click Next.
  6. Select the OS you want to install.

  7. Choose the Custom: Install Windows only (advanced) option.

  8. Select and delete the primary partition with the Windows 10 installation. (It is usually labeled: Drive 0 Partition 2).

  9. Click Next.
  10. Follow the on-screen directions to complete the install process.

Once you complete the installation of Windows 10, you’ll need to reinstall all your applications and restore your files from backup.

How to troubleshoot blue screen during boot with desktop access

When you experience a BSOD and you can access the desktop, the problem can be an outdated driver or missing update. Or it can also be an issue with a recently installed application, Windows update, or device driver.

How to install updates and drivers

You can make sure your installation of Windows 10 and drivers are up to date by following these steps.

Installing latest Windows 10 updates

Although the OS installs updates automatically, it’s possible that an update may still be missing on your computer.

To check for updates on Windows 10, do the following:

  1. Open Start.
  2. Click on Update & security.
  3. Click on Windows Update.

  4. Click the Check for updates now button.

If you notice that there is an update available, but you can’t download it. you can try to install the cumulative update manually using this guide.

Installing latest device driver updates

In the case that you’re getting a stop error because of an outdated device driver, you can do the following:

  1. Use the Windows key + X keyboard shortcut to open the Power User menu.
  2. Click on Device Manager.
  3. Expand the device causing the problem.
  4. Right-click the device and select Update Driver Software.

  5. Click the Search automatically for updated driver software option.

It takes time for device-driver updates to appear through Windows Update. This means that if you couldn’t find any new updates using Device Manager, you may have to check your device manufacturer’s support website to download and install newer drivers.

How to uninstall updates, drivers and applications

A blue screen error may also appear as a result of an incompatible or buggy update for Windows 10 or driver. If you can start your computer and get to the desktop, you can fix the problem by doing the following.

Uninstall Windows 10 updates

A BSOD error is more likely to occur after installing a new cumulative update for Windows 10 due to bugs or incompatibility problems.

If you’re still able to get to the desktop, you can try to uninstall any recently installed update using the following steps:

  1. Open Control Panel.
  2. Click the Uninstall a program link.
  3. Click the View installed updates link from the left pane.

  4. Right-click the most recent update.
  5. Select Uninstall to remove the update.

Once you complete the task, if you no longer see a stop error you can temporarily block the update from automatically installing using this guide.

Uninstall device drivers

If the stop error occurs after installing a driver, you can uninstall it using the following steps:

  1. Use the Windows key + X keyboard shortcut to open the Power User menu.
  2. Click on Device Manager.
  3. Expand the device causing the problem.
  4. Right-click the device and select Uninstall.

  5. Click OK to confirm.

Alternatively, sometimes it’s possible to roll back to the previous version of the driver to see if the older version fixes the issue. You can use the same steps mentioned above, but on step No. 4 select Properties, and on the Driver tab, click the Roll Back Driver button, if available.

Once you complete the task, if you no longer see a stop error you can temporarily block Windows 10 from automatically installing the driver using this guide.

Uninstall software

It could also happen that you recently installed an application that isn’t compatible with the current version of Windows 10, and every time you try to open the app, a BSOD will appear.

To resolve this problem, check your software company’s support website to see if there is a new update available or upgrade you can download and install on your computer.

If there isn’t any new update, you’ll need to uninstall the application in question using the following steps:

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Click on System.
  3. Click on Apps & features.
  4. Select the app and click the Uninstall button.

  5. Follow the on-screen directions to complete the uninstall process.

Disconnect non-essential hardware

Sometimes, you’ll see a blue screen after connecting new hardware to your computer. When this happens the problem could be that the device isn’t compatible, is broken, or the OS is trying to install the wrong driver.

If it’s an old device that you’re trying to connect, it’s probably not compatible with Windows 10. You can check your hardware manufacturer’s support website to find out whether or not it’s compatible. If it’s not, you may need to find a newer model or suitable replacement.

It could also happen that your peripheral went bad, in which case you’ll need to get a new one that is in working condition.

In the case the OS is trying to install the wrong driver, you’ll need to download the latest device driver from your manufacturer’s support website. Use the steps mentioned above to uninstall the current driver and install the one you manually downloaded.

How to troubleshoot blue screen during boot without desktop access

Other times, a BSOD will appear on Windows 10 after installing a new update or device driver, and you won’t be able to get to the desktop to fix the problem.

Quick Tip: If you can’t boot to your desktop, and you recently connected new hardware, such as an external hard drive, secondary monitor, or printer, try to disconnect any unnecessary hardware to see if that fixes the problem.

When this happens, you can use System Restore or Safe mode to troubleshoot and resolve the problem.

Fixing blue screen using Restore Point

If you can’t access the desktop, let your computer fail to start at least three times to trigger the automatic repair environment, and then do the following:

  1. On the “Choose an option” screen select Troubleshoot.

  2. Click on Advanced options.
  3. Click on System Restore.

  4. After your computer reboots, select your account and sign-in.
  5. Click Next.

  6. Usually, system restore points are automatically created when you install a new update, driver or app. You can also create a system restore point manually. Select the restore point created before the blue screen appeared.

  7. Click Next.
  8. Click Finish to apply the restore point.

Once you complete these steps, the system restore will remove updates and drivers configured after the restore point was created, which can help to fix the stop error.

Fixing blue screen using Safe mode

Alternatively, you can uninstall an update or device driver using Safe mode when you can’t access the desktop.

If you can’t access the desktop, let your computer fail to start at least three times to trigger the automatic repair environment, and then do the following:

  1. Select Troubleshoot on the Choose an option screen.

  2. Click on Advanced options.
  3. Click on Start Settings.

  4. Click the Restart button.

  5. After your computer reboots, press F4 or the 4 key to select Enable Safe Mode.

Once you’re in safe mode, depending on what’s causing the problem, you can use the following steps to uninstall an update or device driver.

Uninstall Windows 10 updates

  1. Open Control Panel.
  2. Click the Uninstall a program link.
  3. Click the View installed updates link from the left pane.

  4. Right-click the most recent update.
  5. Select Uninstall to remove the update.

Uninstall device drivers

  1. Use the Windows key + X keyboard shortcut to open the Power User menu.
  2. Click on Device Manager.
  3. Expand the device causing the problem.
  4. Right-click the device and select Uninstall.

  5. Click OK to confirm.

If you no longer see a stop error after rebooting your PC, you can temporarily block Windows 10 from automatically installing the driver or update using this guide.

Wrapping things up

Getting a BSOD error on Windows 10 can be a frustrating experience, but as you can see in this guide, there is plenty you can do to troubleshoot and fix the problem.

If you’re still unable to resolve the issue, you can also make a note of any error message and contact your manufacturer for help. Sometimes, they may not have an update to fix the issue, but they may be able to offer a workaround.

And it’s not just the blue screen on Windows 10 that signals a problem. You may also come across a black screen, an issue that can be caused by a graphics driver, a connection problem with your display, or during the installation of the OS (or updates). Likewise, you may also experience a flickering screen, which usually is caused by an application or video driver problem.

Source : Windows Central

MGL 23 — Watch and win Minecraft: Pocket Edition for Windows 10 Mobile tonight!

#Game #Microsoft – Join us for Microsoft, Gaming and Libations tonight LIVE on Beam, and you could win stuff!

Microsoft, Gaming and Libations is a live show hosted on Microsoft’s streaming network, Beam.pro, featuring Jez Corden, Zac Bowden, and Daniel Rubino from Windows Central. Tonight, we’ll be playing Minecraft: Pocket Edition to celebrate its launch on Windows 10 Mobile, giving away TEN copies.

Our MGL live streams take place every week on Thursdays, at 4 PM ET (1 PM PT, 9 PM GMT). You can find the start time based on your location and time zone in our event announcer.

To celebrate the launch of Minecraft: Pocket Edition on Windows 10 Mobile, we’ll be giving away TEN COPIES to lucky followers of our Beam channel LIVE during the stream.

  • We’ll use a raffle system to make sure we’re giving keys to people who aren’t AFK.
  • You must be following the channel to be eligible. The raffle will ignore users who aren’t following!
  • We’ll give out keys throughout the event at regular intervals!

For now, all you need to do is watch the live stream above or head to our Beam channel at Beam.pro/windowscentral when the stream begins where you can jump in on the live chat. We’ll give away keys for Minecraft: Pocket Edition on Windows 10 Mobile throughout the show.

We’ll also field some questions from the audience, so, even if you already own the game, sign up for Beam and come pester Dan about the Surface Phone!

For those curious, we’re aiming for a 90-minute air time, but honestly, we have no idea how long it will go. So grab a drink and join in on the fun to find out!

Source :Windows Central

NEWEST MITSUBISHI SUV IS KNOWN AS THE ECLIPSE CROSS

#Mitsubishi #MitshubishiEclipseCross – NEWEST MITSUBISHI SUV IS KNOWN AS THE ECLIPSE CROSS : Next month’s Geneva Auto Show will see the unveiling of Mitsubishi’s newest SUV. The vehicle has been confirmed to be the Eclipse Cross and is expected to directly compete with the Nissan Qashqai as it known in Europe and Rogue Sport in the US.

The Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross SUV. The Eclipse is a name instantly recognizable to US buyers and was exclusively associated with the popular two-door sports car that came in coupe and convertible models. It was unfortunately discontinued back in 2012. The car manufacturer will revive the name but will be using it for its newest SUV instead.

The name references the original Eclipse with the new SUV’s coupe-like shape and sporty design. The Eclipse Cross features steep rear windows, a sloping roofline at the rear, and a sporty and chiseled front. The Eclipse Cross will supposedly sport a roof spoiler as well as a one-piece taillight.

The Japanese car manufacturer has confirmed that the name of its new compact SUV is what it will be known as in Europe and the United States. It will sit between the mid-size Outlander SUV and the smaller Outlander Sport. Although it is a compact SUV, it will have a more coupe-like profile.

The Eclipse name was used for a sports car produced by Mitsubishi from 1990 to 2012. The Japanese car manufacturer was able to churn out four generations of the car. Fans of the sports car would know that the second generation Eclipse was featured and immortalized in the 2001 movie “The Fast and the Furious” and driven by Brian O’Connor played by the late Paul Walker.

No other details on the Eclipse Cross SUV are available to date. It seems that the company is keeping mum on information about the vehicle preferring to wait until the Geneva Auto Show next month. The yearly auto trade show will be held from March 9 to 19 at the Geneva Palexpo convention center located next to the Geneva Cointrin International Airport.

Source : Autoworld

Galaxy Tab S3 Photo Surfaces Ahead of MWC 2017 Launch

#SamsungGalaxy #GalaxyTabS3 – Galaxy Tab S3 Photo Surfaces Ahead of MWC 2017 Launch : In the next few weeks, Samsung will be officially launching the new Galaxy Tab S3. This has been rumored for weeks since the company announced that it will not be featuring the Galaxy S8 in the said event. Now, a photo of the upcoming tablet from Samsung surfaced the Internet for the first time.

According to German site Winfuture, the new Galaxy Tab S3 tablet will have a new color in the lineup. Instead of the usual white colored backing, it will be replaced by the new silver color. In addition to the silver color, the original black version of the tablet will also be available. However, it would seem that this year’s tablet from Samsung will not be released in a smaller eight-inch screen.

The leaked image of the Galaxy Tab S3 shows that it will also have an S Pen with it. This will be the first time that that Galaxy tablet will support stylus input. Unfortunately, it would seem that the tablet does not have provisions for S Pen storage, according to the report.

The Galaxy Tab S3 will sport an older Snapdragon 820 processor from Qualcomm. This will be paired with 4GB of RAM and 32GB of flash storage. Users will be able to extend system storage by adding a flash memory into the microSD card slot.

As for the display size, as mentioned, the tablet will only be released as one 9.7-inch version. The aspect ratio of the SuperAMOLED screen is 4:3 with resolutions of 2048×1536 pixels. The camera at the back will be a 12-megapixel sensor while the front snapper is a 4.7-megapixel version.

Apart from two colors, the Galaxy Tab S3 will also be available in WiFi only or WiFi and LTE variants. Both models will support Gigabit WLAN and Bluetooth 4.2.

At the moment, the Galaxy Tab S3 is rumored to be priced somewhere between $500 and $600. Samsung is yet to announce the actual price during this year’s Mobile World Congress in Spain. Based on the initial event announcement made by Samsung, the Galaxy Tab S3 will be featured during the event’s first day, Feb. 26.

Like in any leaked information on the Internet, this one should be taken with a grain of salt too. The good news is, consumers will not have long to wait before the Galaxy Tab S3 is released.

Source : TheBitbag.

Microsoft Surface Phone Release Date, Specs Rumors: Late 2017 Phone Entry Might Be Able to Run PC Apps

#MicrosoftSurface #SurfavePhone – Microsoft Surface Phone Release Date, Specs Rumors: Late 2017 Phone Entry Might Be Able to Run PC Apps : Details are few and scattered when it comes to the Surface Phone, Microsoft’s newest foray into the handset market. It would look like Microsoft is taking its time with the device, with the goal of designing a device that will be its own category — similar to the company breakthrough that is the Surface.

With this goal in mind, it is to be expected that the rumored specs and release dates will be in constant flux. Trustedreviews has a round-up of the speculated features and timeline for the device. Nokiapoweruser reports of a trusted source confirming that the launch date has been pushed back to late 2017, in contrast to most unconfirmed reports that agree on a release within the first half of this year.

Sources, according to Nokiapoweruser, have reported about prototypes built with the new Snapdragon 835. These prototypes are also said to support Quick charging 4.0. Based on initial impressions, sources also claim a possible 5.5-inch quad high-definition (QHD) displays for the prototype. It is also rumored to have its own “Laptop Accessory” detachable keyboards. The inclusion of a stylus and other add-ons remain to be seen.

An interesting report is about one prototype with 6 GB random-access memory (RAM) that already has the ability to run X86 apps. In theory, this may allow the Surface Phone to run Windows applications — essentially becoming a PC in a phone.

Microsoft has just officially announced that they have made it possible to run Windows 10 on phone hardware — a concept that the company calls “cellular PCs.” This can have a huge impact on business users who depend on desktop applications for their work. It remains to be seen if the “cellular PC” implementations can run most of the current Windows apps.

At the least, it will bring the Surface Phone a step closer to its goal of differentiating itself from other premium phone offerings. Microsoft may yet reveal more details, as it was leaked that the company will be present at the Mobile World Congress 2017 (MWC 2017).

Watch below for Microsoft’s demonstration of Windows 10 running on a mobile processor.

Source : christianpost

Nokia Reimagines 3310; Unveiling 3 Phones During MWC 2017

#Nokia #MWC2017 – Nokia Reimagines 3310; Unveiling 3 Phones During MWC 2017 : The Mobile World Congress is just around the corner. In a few week’s time, the event will kick off in Spain to unveil this year’s mobile device offerings. Meanwhile, Nokia and HMD Global just announced their participation in the said event. And rumor has it that these two companies will be unveiling new phones in addition to an homage to the legendary 3310.

According to VentureBeat, in addition to the Nokia 6, HMD Global will be unveiling two other phone during the MWC event. For those who do not know, Nokia released a new phone a few months ago, the Nokia 6. This Android phone, running on the latest version of the operating system, is equipped with a Snapdragon 430. It is rumored that the other phone, the Nokia 5, will have the same processor but with a smaller system memory. Instead of the 4GB RAM like the Nokia 6, it will only have 2GB of RAM.

In addition to the smaller RAM, the Nokia 5 will also sport a smaller display. The 5.2-inch screen will only have a 720-pixel resolution. On the imaging side, the phone will also get a less superior camera at the back. Instead of the 16-megapixel snapper, the Nokia 5 will get a 12-megapixel image sensor..

Finally, the third phone to be unveiled is the Nokia 3. Rumored to be the cheapest of the three phones, this Android phone will feature further hardware downgrades compared to the first two phones mentioned.

To make the event even more interesting, both companies are now rumored to pay homage to the legendary phone of the past. According to the same report from VentureBeat, the two companies will also unveil a phone reminiscent of the 3310. Only this time, the old-faithful will be reimagined in a totally modern way.

The 3310 is known for its robust build and long lasting battery life. The phone has been used by millions of people over the years and have love it for its nearly indestructible construction. Releasing the phone again will surely bring nostalgia to people who have used it in the past.

At the moment, these new phones are set for the European market. There are no indications yet as to when it will be released to other region, especially North America.

Source : TheBitbag

NES Classic Mini Stock Update: Nintendo Cancelling Production? Last Shipment To Arrive April or May

#NintendoNES #NESClassicMini – NES Classic Mini Stock Update: Nintendo Cancelling Production? Last Shipment To Arrive April or May : The latest update on NES Classic Mini that is making the rounds online comes a bad news to fans who are still waiting for the new stocks of Nintendo gaming system to hit the market.

At status quo, the NES Classic Mini edition has remained out of stock and Nintendo has not yet released any update on when the new units will arrive. There maybe those who can luckily find one being sold at retailer’s shop for $60 while some can buy it a much higher price at auction on eBay.

Now, if the most recent reports are true, such prices can even surge to a bigger number. A user of NeoGAF called Roarer, who is reportedly working for a giant retailer at Nordic region has shared an update regarding the status of NES Classic Mini production.

Roarer apparently stated that Nintendo is halting the manufacturing of the gaming system. He further said that there will be several shipment to be made still and then, things will be shut down.

Based on his post, he mentioned that as one of the retailers, it is estimated that it will be able to deliver each pre-order received. In addition to that, he said that the last set of shipment will come in April or May. Then, there will be no more to follow.

Roarer also added that the same information were provided to other stores and they have started sending out e-mails to advise their buyers about the cancellation of their order. The NeoGaf user supported his claim by a post made by the retailer based in Norway on its Facebook account, which has confirmed the cancellation of the orders for NES Classic Mini.

Geek reports that so far, what’s revealed is the cancellation of the orders in Norway. However, this might strongly hint that the production will also be stopped in other parts of the globe.

It can be recalled that Nintendo earlier announced about augmenting the production of the gaming system, as opposed to this report. President Tatsumi Kimishima expressed his apologies on Twitter with regard to the product shortage. Kimishima added that there are parts of the console that are difficult to manufacture. However, Nintendo is initiating an increase in its production.

At the time of this writing, Nintendo has not made a comment to confirm or deny that it has stopped production of the NES Mini Classic. So, the game console’s fans must stay tuned for an official word from the company to validate this information.

Source : Mobilenapps