The week in gadgets


4 Oct 2010

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A look at gadget, game and geek happenings in the week ahead.

Beyond Good and Evil HD coming to Xbox LIVE and PSN

Legendary action-adventure game Beyond Good and Evil will be recreated in HD in 2011 for Xbox LIVE and the PlayStation Network.

Along with giving fans the chance to relive the adventure in high definition, players can now unlock achievements and trophies by discovering new secrets.

The story follows investigative reporter and martial artist Jade who works with a resistance agency to uncover a government conspiracy and reveals their horrific secrets.

Featuring boss battles, puzzle solving and stealth-based challenges, the game broke the boundaries of traditional action adventure-based gameplay.

LG to delay Android Tablet

According to Bloomberg, LG will delay their tablet offering annoucnement until January 2011.

The company is said to be still working on the device’s software. It is said that it will run on the Android platform.

However, unnamed LG official who spoke to Reuters, said it will not run on Android 2.2, also known as Froyo.

"We plan to introduce a tablet that runs on the most reliable Android version … We are in talks with Google to decide on the most suitable version for our tablet and that is not Froyo 2.2," said an LG official.

LG has been struggling in the smartphone market and saw its CEO resign because of its poor performance in the area.

This decision could be another knock for the company, as it means it won’t see a tablet release for some time, giving competitors a strong advantage.

Altek to release 14-megapixel camera phone in Europe in 2011

Technology company Altek is planning on bringing the Altek Leo to Europe in 2011.

It boasts a 14-megapixel camera phone, which runs on the Android operating system.

It also offers Wi-Fi, 3G and Bluetooth connectivity, along with a 3.2-inch touchscreen.

It supports up to 32GB on a micro SD card and a three times optical zoom.

The company is still seeking channel partners to release this smartphone.