This is the newest Assassin’s Creed announcement: Assassin’s Creed 3: Liberation. It indeed will be brought to the PS Vita the day of the console AC3 release, which is October 30th. Along with it will be a bundle including a white PS Vita, 4GB memory card, and the game itself. The game’s assassin will also be female, a first in the series, and her role will be the Louisiana Rebellion, also including naval expeditions against the British and other enemies in the American Revolutionary war period, fighting right alongside Connor from the main game.
This is only one of the dozens of machines coming out of numerous press events occurring around the planet right now, but this is one to make note of, no matter how odd it is. The ASUS Taichi is a computer. Why can’t I classify it? Well, because it has a screen on the outside, so that when closed, the unit works like a tablet, and when opened, functions like an ultrabook. Both 11.6-inch and 13-inch versions will be made available, both promising to be around the 2.86 pound, 0.71-inch thick Asus’ Zenbook Ultrabook standard. The Taichi will be powered by an Intel Ivy Generation Bridge Core i7 processor, 4GB RAM with a speedy SSD drive, Windows 8, and include dual-band 802.11n Wi-Fi radio.
In light of the announcements for the other major United States smartphone carriers, AT&T published details on their Galaxy S III availability: pre-orders start June 6th for $199.99 (16GB model, with additional 16GB microSD for a discount), which is the same date and price as the Verizon model. However, unlike Verizon, AT&T will have exclusive access to a red color variant of the SGS III. On board is a 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor, 2GB of RAM, and that dazzling 4.8-inch HD Super AMOLED display. And of course, world-class 4G LTE speeds.
So! Microsoft, being as active as they are with both Windows 8 and Windows Phone 7 and up development is an invite to the press to head on over to San Francisco on June 20th. The event will be focused on the future of the platform (read: most likely Windows Phone “Apollo”), so hopefully it will be of much excitement.
In a rather smart move (to take advantage of the great news stream?), Mozilla has gone ahead and released Firefox 13 a day early. It features new tab and homescreen designs. The homescreen offers downloads, bookmarks, previous session, history, sync settings, and general app settings. Lastly, opening a new tab brings up a grid view of commonly-visited sites, just like Safari and Chrome have done for many, many years now. Download the new Firefox at the source links.
It’s a breaking news development: the Samsung Galaxy S III will retain its massive 4.8-inch Super AMOLED HD display on Verizon Wireless, U.S. Cellular, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint, all starting this month in terms of availability. As for software, S-Beam, S-Voice, Smart Stay and Android 4.0 (with TouchWiz) will be onboard, powered by Qualcomm’s 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4, and a 2GB of RAM across the board of carrier variants. Complete with Gorilla Glass 2.0 guarding the screen against your inevitable drops of the SGS III.