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Consumer Electronic ShowThe International Consumer ElectronicsShow (CES) is a major technology-related trade show held each January inthe Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas,Nevada, United States. Not open to the public,the Consumer Electronics Association-sponsored show typically hosts previews ofproducts and new product announcements.
HTC Titan II The first Windows Phone with 4G LTE, it has a whopping 16-megapixel camera. As the name implies, it has a large screen with the 4.7-inch Super LCD display. It’s a nice screen that holds up well in sunlight and is quite responsive. Inside, you’re looking at a 1.5 GHz SnapDragon S2 processor, 16 GB of storage and the usual radios you’d expect. This one also has AT&T’s 4G LTE support and it’s the first Windows Phone which can utilize this blazing-fast mobile data network. The device runs Windows Phone Mango and you know we’re big fans of the crisp and clean operating system. It runs extremely well on the Titan II. With its specs and 4G LTE support, the HTC Titan II would be quite a formidable device but HTC upped the ante by adding a 16-megapixel camera.
Nokia Lumia 900 If the pictures you’ve seen make you think it looks like the Lumia 800, you’d be right. This one has a larger 4.3-inch Clear Black display and our brief time with it found the screen to be bright and responsive – it also helps that Windows Phone Mango is a very visually-appealing operating system. There’s a 1.4 single-core, Snapdragon processor powering the Lumia 900 and it will be one of the first Windows Phone devices (along with the HTC Titan II) to support AT&T’s 4G LTE. It sports an 8- megapixel camera with Carl Zeis optics, a front-facing camera for video calls, GPS, Bluetooth and other goodies but it doesn’t have NFC. It will come with a few specific apps like Nokia Drive for free, turn-by-turn navigation without needing a persistent wireless connection.
Samsung Exhilarate Samsung Exhilarate is built with the environment in mind. Constructed from 80 percent recycled post-consumer materials, the device successfully meets a number of sustainability standards. That is why it has been given a Platinum certification by UL Environment – a group of folks that determine how “green” a certain product is. At the same time, the Samsung Exhilarate should deliver a decent Android experience, and while we are not expecting to see any spectacular hardware under its hood, its front is occupied by a 4-inch Super AMOLED display. Both a front-facing and a rear camera are on board, along with an LTE radio for speedy access to the internet.
Samsung Galaxy Nexus AT&T will offer the Galaxy Nexus, too. But why call it Galaxy Nexus when you can have your own name – Galaxy S II Skyrocket HD, which [name] sounds much easier to remember. Say what? Don’t be fooled by the name change, this bad boy is Galaxy Nexus to the bone with the addition of LTE radio (just like Verizon’s version) and Samsung’s TouchWIZ UI running on top of Android Gingerbread (rather than Ice Cream Sandwich). In other words, it rocks a dual-core 1.5GHz processor, 4.65-inch 720p Super AMOLED HD screen and all other goodies you would expect from a high-end device.
Samsung Note The Galaxy Note has been around for a while but we were able to play around with the 4G LTE version bound for AT&T at CES 2012. The massive 5.3-inch smartphone/tablet hybrid is definitely a unique device that could resonate with some of you out there. What’s insane to me isn’t that it has a 5.3-inch screen but Samsung was somehow able to make it have a resolution of 1280 x 800. Samsung was also able to make the Galaxy Note pretty thin. You’ll find a dual-core 1.5GHz processor, LTE connectivity, Wi-Fi, GPS, 16GB of built-in storage, 8- megapixel camera on the back and a 2-megapixel front- facing camera. What really sets the Galaxy Note apart (besides its size) is the fact that it comes with a stylus S Pen.
SONY Xperia Ion The Xperia Ion hits all the major check boxes for a high-end smartphone. You want a 4.6-inch, 720p HD screen? It has that. A 12-megapixel camera with a super-fast shutter lag? Check. It also has the capability to utilize AT&T’s blazing-fast 4G LTE network and this really changes the way you think about your mobile data. Inside, the Xperia Ion sports a 1.5 GHz SnapDragon processor and all the other radios you’d expect including GPS and Bluetooth. There’s a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera that can record at 720p HD and the rear camera gives you all the 1080p goodness you’d want. There’s DLNA and the handset integrates with Sony televisions in exciting ways.
Samsung Galaxy Attain & LG Connect 4G Metro PCS was the first U.S. carrier to officially announce new devices at the CES (which BTW opens for public tomorrow). They prepared two LTE smartphones for the big event – The Samsung Galaxy Attain 4G and LG Connect 4G. First let’s talk about Sammy’s baby. It’s a mid- range device with a 3.5-inch screen, 1GHz processor, 3-megapixel camera with LED flash on the back and 1.3-megapixel front-facing one [camera]. Then there’s the much powerful LG Connect 4G that rocks a dual-core 1.2GHz CPU, 4-inch NOVA WVGA display, 5-megapixel rear camera with flash, and a front-facing camera.
Samsung Galaxy S BlazeThe Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G will rock a Super AMOLED display of an unknown size (likely 4-4.5 inches), HSPA+ 42 support, and a 1.5Ghz dual-core Snapdragon S3 processor. That’s aboutall we know about the handset as of now but more details will be revealed very soon.
LG VIPERSprint announced its latest Androidsmartphone, the LG Viper, to join itsfamily handsets. The Viper will be one ofthe first to use The NowNetwork’s forthcoming Long TermEvolution (LTE) network.The device also sports Android 2.3Gingerbread, a 4.0-inch WVGAtouchscreen, 1.2GHz dual-core processor,a primary 5.0-megapixel camera and front-facing VGA camera, and Near FieldCommunication (NFC) that’ll run withGoogle Wallet. All specs found onthe Viper resemble those on MetroPCS’sLG Connect 4G.
LG Spectrum The LG Spectrum will feature a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 4G LTE connectivity, a 4.5″ 720 x 1280 display (Real Stripe pixel arrangement), Android Gingerbread, 8-megapixel rear camera, 1.3- megapixel front facing camera, 4GB of internal storage, 16GB microSD card pre-installed, mobile hotspot for up to 10 devices, 1,830mAh battery, and Bluetooth 3.0. There is no mention of its rumored global capabilities though. The phone will also come preloaded with HD ESPN Score center content, Netflix HD, HD video editing tools and Swype.
Motorola Razr Maxx The Razr MAXX is only 8.99 mm thick, has 32 GB of storage, 21 hours of battery life. It’s one of Verizon’s longest lasting LTE devices. The Razr MAXX will ship with Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread, and will be one of a few Motorola handsets to get the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update.
Motorola Droid 4 The Motorola Droid 4 is the first one to have 4G LTE support. There’s a 4-inch qHD display, 1.2 Ghz processor, 8-megapixel camera, front-facing camera and, of course, the full, slide-out QWERTY keyboard. The latest Droid has backlit keys and it’s “laser-etched” for a nice, comfortable typing experience. It’s not a thin phone but it’s thinner than its nearest competitor, the Samsung Stratosphere.
Huawei Ascend P1 S The Huawei Ascend P1 S, takes things to a whole other level. It comes in at just 6.68 mm thick and has a ridiculous spec sheet. We’re talking 4.3 inch Super AMOLED display with Gorilla Glass that pushes 960 x 540 pixels, 1.5 GHz dual core TI OMAP 4460, 1 GB of RAM, an 8 megapixel backside illuminated camera that can capture 1080p video, a front facing camera that can take 720p video, quadband GSM/EDGE support, pentaband 3G support, and there’s even HDMI out.Now just take a moment and realize that the device you’re looking at above is a Huawei. Those lines, that attention to detail, are thingswe never really expected from them, ever, and we’re starting to think that the company wants to be taken seriously from now on.Remember HTC and their rise from a tiny Taiwanese company that made Windows Mobile devices for operators to one of the leadingsuppliers of Android smartphones and the creators of the extremely polarizing Sense UI? We see Huawei following in HTC’s path andwe wouldn’t be surprised to see Huawei start coming out with some world class hardware by this time next year.
Galaxy Tab7.7 The Galaxy Tab 7.7 for Verizon will be able to utilize the 4G LTE network but what really stood out to me was the industrial design. This tablet is incredibly thin, feels extremely comfortable to hold with one or two hands and will have enough power with its dual-core processor to handle your tablet needs. There are also multiple cameras for video-chatting and snapping candid shots.
ZTE Jetpack The ZTE Jetpack 4G hotspot will let you create a WiFi cloud which you can connect up to 10 devices to. There’s also an OLED display to give you a better idea of how you’re connected.