Jan 23, 2011

CES 2011 Highlights


Motorola Xoom - The show stealer:
Looked like Motorola had the biggest bite in the CES this year. Google announced it's "Tablet friendly" version of Android, Honeycomb 3.0, and which player had the honor? yea... MOTO!! Honeycomb is specifically designed by keeping the tablet in mind, unlike before where the same version of Android was used both on Smartphones and tablets as well. Future of Honeycomb? Next products? Stay tuned, we have a close watch.
The Specifications of  Motorola Xoom Android 3.0 Tablet:
  • 1Ghz dual-core Nvidia Tegra 2 processor
  • 10.1 ” 1280X800 gorilla touch screen display
  • 1080p video and HDMI output
  • 32 GB internal storage (will need software update for SD support)
  • 1 GB DDR2 RAM
  • 5 megapixel rear-facing camera, 720p Video capture
  • 2 megapixel front-facing camera
  • Gyroscope, barometer, e-compass, accelerometer
  • 3G and Wifi  connectivity
  • HDMI 2.0,USB 2.0,3.5mm Audio Jack


There were other tablets announced too. Asus launched 4 tablets, an Indian start-up company announced the Adam tablet and also Acer with it's A500 running on Android 2.2 with NVIDIA's dual core Tegra inside and for Apple lovers, there was a hint that ipad-2 may be around the corner.


Motorola Atrix 4G:
Nope! Motorola wasn't done yet... 1gigz, dual-core... yeah! Atrix! See for yourself...






Sony Ericsson launched it's Xperia Arc featuring 4.2-inch 'Reality Display'; while the LG Optimus Black with a 4 inch 'NOVA' screen that reduces energy consumption. Samsung rolled out a 4.5-inch Super AMOLED Plus screen for its new Infuse 4G phone.
Wait wait... Did we expect Steve Ballmer to talk about the next version Windows OS ? That did NOT happen. MS seemed in the smartphone and tablet mood too. Ballmer said that the upcoming version of Windows would be fully compatible with mobile ARM processors such as the Tegra 2 and Snapdragon range.
Also what everyone expected was some great insight on MeeGo, the hot-topic which may die if Nokia and Intel don't do something real quick, CES-11 had a hands on, on netbook running MeeGo. Phones? Naa!!


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