Mobile Minutes: BlackBerry’s Android software; Microsoft’s giant tablet; Vietnam’s mobile upswing; Facebook eyes Oculus
BlackBerry is considering equipping an upcoming smartphone with Google Inc.’s Android software for the first time, an acknowledgement that its revamped line of devices has failed to win mass appeal, according to four sources familiar with the matter.
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This is Microsoft’s giant, $20,000 tablet
The Microsoft Surface Hub is a cross between a super-sized tablet and a whiteboard. The expansive 84-inch Hub has a “4K” ultra high-definition display and will cost $20,000.
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Vietnam’s mobile revolution catapults millions into the digital age
To get an idea of how the mobile Web is catapulting millions of people into the digital age by skipping landline connections, have a look at Vietnam.
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Facebook sees its future in the Oculus Touch controller
Facebook CTO Mike Schroepfer tells WIRED the controllers will let you shoot virtual guns and pick up virtual stuff. But in the future, he says, this kind of tech will also put you—or something like you—into the virtual world.
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