Microsoft's next Xbox won't allow gamers to play titles from an optical drive, according to a newly leaked document.
The folks over at VGLeaks recently released what they claim is the Microsoft documentation for its next console, code-named Durango. In the long-winded document, which makes mention of enhanced graphics and an improved Kinect sensor that will be sold with the console, Microsoft notes that only hard drive-based game playback will be offered.
"Every Durango console will have a hard drive, although its exact capacity has not been chosen," the company wrote in the documentation. "It will be large enough, however, to hold a large number of games. All games will be installed on the hard drive. Play from the optical disc will not be supported."… Read more
BARCELONA, Spain--With the Lumia 720 and 520, Nokia has a shot of getting back in the China game.
The announcements at today's Mobile World Congress press conference were about Nokia filling out its portfolio with a few more budget-friendly smartphones, as well as two basic cellphones it files under the category of "first phone."
But in doing so, the company has given itself additional ammunition to re-enter the Chinese market with a bit more swagger. As with many other parts of the world, the company has struggled to offset the declines in its traditional Symbian phone business … Read more
Read the full Nokia Lumia 720 review from CNET UK.
BARCELONA, Spain--Of the four new handsets Nokia introduced at Mobile World Congress, the Nokia Lumia 720 is by far the most high-end.
The Windows Phone 8 device has a 4.3-inch LCD display with a ClearBlack filter that reduces outdoor glare and with a highly sensitive screen that responds to your navigational gestures, even if you're wearing gloves or have long nails -- just like the Lumia 920 and 820 series.
The rest of the body looks achingly familiar with squared-off edges and a more consistently flat body than … Read more
BARCELONA, Spain--Days before Nokia has a chance to unveil its Mobile World Congress lineup, apparent leaks of its two upcoming smartphones, the Lumia 720 and Lumia 520, have already surfaced to go along with some bubbled-up specs.
If the images, provided by EvLeaks, prove accurate, the midtier Lumia 720 and more entry-level 520 will feature the same bright colors and signature look as other smartphones in Nokia's Lumia line.
Expect to see handsets in cyan, yellow, red, white, and black.
According to rumored specs, the Lumia 720 will feature a 4.3-inch display with Nokia's ClearBlack glare-reducing filter, … Read more
Gamers have a lot to be excited about this year. The Sony PlayStation 4 just became official, and the announcement for the next-generation Microsoft Xbox can't be far behind.
But consoles alone aren't that interesting. What 2013 really needs are some great games.
A few weeks back, CNET's Senior Associate Games Editor Jeff Bakalar presented 25 of the most anticipated games of the year. To up the ante, I asked him to pick his favorite five from the list and rank them by degrees of anticipation.
So here you go. In this week's Top 5 I'… Read more
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The Xbox 720 rumor floodgates are pouring over. A source speaking to Kotaku has reportedly obtained two Xbox 720 development kits, as well as system overview documents, which detail the specifications of Microsoft's still-unannounced next-generation platform.
The first bit of information from the source, who goes by the name SuperDaE, claims the Xbox 720 will require Kinect to function. According to the source, an updated and improved version of Kinect will ship with every unit sold and will not be an optional accessory, as the motion-sensing device currently is for Xbox 360. … Read more
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Is Nokia getting ready to launch Lumia 520 and 720 smartphones? A regulatory filing seems to point in that direction.
The Lumia 520 and 720 were both on the list of a regulatory filing in Indonesia picked up by blog site PhoneArena.com.
The 520 would be the likely successor to the current Lumia 510, while the 720 would take over for the Lumia 710. Their inclusion on the list indicates that both won certification from Indonesia's equivalent of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission on Wednesday, according to PhoneArena.com.
The regulatory document doesn't spill any details … Read more