Motorola recently announced the Android powered Cliq 2 smartphone. This handset runs on the old Android 2.2 (FroYo) OS and it comes with a slide-out QWERTY keyboard, 1GHz processor, 5 megapixel camera, 3G Connectivity and more. Motorola Cliq 2 helps the users stay connected to their home, work and weekend lives. You can even work remotely on the CLIQ 2 using the Quickoffice app, which allows you to view and edit important documents on your smartphone. This handset will be exclusively available on the airwaves of T-Mobile in the US.
Smartphone users are constantly looking for a device that suits all of their needs, whether they’re in the office or at home with their families. CLIQ 2 is what these consumers are looking for, delivering on what it means to truly stay connected on their terms. With business-ready features and robust entertainment options, CLIQ 2 users will be able to make the most of every moment,said Alain Mutricy, senior vice president, portfolio and device product management, Motorola Mobility, Inc.
Motorola Cliq 2 Specifications:
3.7 inch touchscreen display
854 x 480 pixels resolution
Android 2.2 (FroYo) operating system
Bluetooth Stereo Version 2.1 + EDR
5 megapixel camera
Digital Zoom, Auto Focus and Dual LED Flash
3.5mm headphone jack
Stereo FM Radio
1 GB ROM
2 GB microSD card loaded
microSD card slot
32 GB expandable memory
Up to 7.9 hours talktime
Up to 13 days stand-by time
1420 mAh battery
Motorola Cliq 2 will be available from January 19th, on the airwaves of T-Mobile USA. The price of this handset is not announced yet.
During the AT&T Dev. conference in CES 2011, Motorola gave us a sneak peak of the Atrix 4G handset for AT&T. However, the company did not announce the full specs of the handset. Now, AT&T has listed the Atrix 4G on their website with its full specs. The Motorola Atrix 4G sports an Nvidia Tegra 2 processor and 1GB of RAM.
Like the Droid Bionic, the handset has a qHD display with a resolution of 960×540. However, the size of the display measures in at 4-inches, instead of the 4.3-inch screen estate on the Droid Bionic.
The Atrix 4G also packs 16GB of internal memory along with a microSD card slot. The back of the phone sports a 5MP camera with an LED flash while the front has a VGA camera. The Atrix 4G also has a unique security features – fingerprint login. The usual Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth, GPS and a 3.5mm jack are all present.
The phone will be powered by a mammoth 1930 mAh battery which will provide users with up to 9 hours of talk time.
Sadly, the Atrix 4G will run on Android 2.2 with the BLUR UI on top of it. The Atrix 4G also has a webtop dock which converts it into a netbook. Users can read more about it here.
Motorola finally announced its much awaited tablet, the Motorola Xoom at the CES 2011 in Las Vegas. This device runs on the Google’s latest Android OS (Honeycomb), optimized for tablets. Motorola Xoom comes with a large 10.1 inch touchscreen display, NVIDIA’s Tegra 2 dual-core processor, 4G LTE upgradeable, Full HD (1080p) video playback and more. This device allows you to access more that 3 million Google eBooks. Check out the complete specs below.
Motorola XOOM is a powerful addition to Verizon’s product lineup and builds on our combined leadership with Motorola to deliver innovative mobile devices and service on the Android platform. Motorola XOOM gives consumers complete access and control of their favorite personal content and work files whether through our nationwide 3G network, or through our lightning-fast 4G LTE network as it rolls out around the country,said Marni Walden, vice president and chief marketing officer for Verizon Wireless.
Motorola Xoom Specifications:
10.1 inch touchscreen display
1280 x 800 pixels resolution
Android 3.0 Honeycomb OS
1GHz NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual-core processor
5 megapixel rear camera with dual LED flash
2 megapixel front-facing camera
3.5mm headset jack
micro USB 2.0
Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR + HID
4G LTE upgradeable
HD (720p) video recording
Full HD (1080p) playback
32GB internal memory
SD card support
1GB DDR2 RAM
Up to 10 hour video playback
The Motorola Xoom device will launch as a 3G/Wi-Fi enabled device in Q1 2011 with an upgrade to 4G LTE in Q2. Starting in Q2 2011, the Motorola Xoom will be a 4G LTE/Wi-Fi- enabled device. The price of this tablet is not announced yet.
Motorola just announced its first LTE phone for the Verizon network the Droid Bionic. The Bionic is one powerful superphone’ with a 4.3-inch qHD display sporting a resolution of 960×540. The phone has a dual-core processor (Nvidia Tegra 2, perhaps?) and packs in 1GB of RAM. The back of the phone sports an 8MP camera while the front features a VGA camera for all your video calling needs.
The handset also supports 4G, which is up to 10x times faster than 3G. The handset features a mini-HDMI jack so that users can hook the phone on to their HDTV display and enjoy full HD content.
DROID BIONIC is the epitome of speed, providing consumers with instantaneous access to their personal and work content, anytime and anyplace,said Alain Mutricy, senior vice president of portfolio and device product management, Motorola Mobility. By combining such a powerful mobile device with the performance and capabilities of Verizon’s 4G LTE network, we’re empowering consumers to define how they want to live their mobile lifestyles.
The Bionic also has a Mirror Mode’ which allows users to simultaneously stream video to their HDTVs and watch it on their handset. Sadly, the Droid Bionic will run on Android 2.2 Froyo when released. The Motorola Droid Bionic also packs in support for corporate email, remote wipe and data encryption and other security features which corporate users will cherish.
The phone also features the usual Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth, GPS and a 3.5mm jack. The phone is powered by a beastly 1930 mAh battery.
The Droid Bionic does look like a very impressive superphone. However, Motorola did not announce the release date or the pricing of the device.
The tablet from Motorola will be one of the many anticipated Android based tablet coming out this year, including Notion Ink and Galaxy Tab. This will make the tablet market more competitive and give users a wide range of choices.
Panasonic will be taking stage at the CES 2011 shortly, you can expect a lot of new televisions specially 3D TVs being unveiled there. Panasonic is also rumored to unveil some Star Wars related devices, could it be a 3D TV without glasses? Na, sounds too far fetched.
If you are a Panasonic fan, you should be catching up on their CES 2011 press conference starting at 3PM PST (check local timings). You can see a host of new devices being launched by Panasonic and feast your eyes on them.
Samsung will be taking stage at the CES shortly and we can expect some good surprises from them. Samsung is supposedly going to launch a new range of cameras, TVs and tablets among other things.
If you are a Samsung fan, you should be catching up on their CES press conference starting at 2PM PST (check local timings). You can see a host of new devices being launched by Samsung including 3D TVs and Tablets.
SlashGear has gone hands-on with the highly anticipated and controversial tablet from India, the Adam, and they are impressed. Adam has excited and teased tablet users and Android fans around the world since its announcement last year. Things turned ugly (and fast) with the opening of pre-orders, thanks to Notion Ink’s inexperience. However, as the video demonstrations have shown, Adam is quite unlike any other device on the market.
Apple has made a name for itself by paying attention to detail. Now, Notion Ink is trying to challenge iPad’s supremacy by following the same principle. Although the Adam is an Android tablet running on the powerful Tegra 2, it has its own user interface (called Eden), and its own set of carefully developed applications.
According to Slashgear:
Eden, the multitasking UI, splits the screen into three panes, and intelligently uses the dual-core NVIDIA processor to balance power and battery life. For instance, the CPU shows up as a single core in the Android Aboutpage; Eden won’t activate the second core if there’s still capacity in the first core. The way individual apps are handled does its part to minimize Tegra 2 exertion too. In the mail client, for instance, when you’re only reading emails it doesn’t load the send-mail library. That reduces load times and shrinks the amount of memory and power required. Other apps work in a similar way, only loading the libraries that are necessary for the functions you’re actively using. Background apps are frozen to free up their resources.
Thanks to all the optimizations, Adam is silky smooth even under heavy load. Switching between applications is near instantaneous, and video playback is remarkably fluid. In fact, SlashGear found the entire experience to be as smooth as watching videos on a dedicated Blu-ray player.
Judging from the initial impressions, Adam might indeed be the perfect blend of beauty, flexibility and power. I am expecting iPad 2 to get multi-tasking capabilities. If that indeed turns out to be true, it will be interesting to see Apple’s approach, as Notion Ink seems to have done an outstanding job.
It’s still a few hours before Sony’s press event starts at CES 2011, but details of the Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc, previously known as the Anzu have already been leaked.
It is an impressive device which runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread. It sports a very stylish design and is quite slim at just 8.7 mm.
It will be powered by a 1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and comes with a 4.2 inch capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 854 x 480 pixels. It will also have an 8 MP camera with a back illuminated sensor, autofocus and LED flash and can also record HD videos.
Here’s the official promotional video of the Xperia Arc.
At AT&T’s press event in CES 2011, they launched a series of mind blowing devices including the HTC Inspire 4G and the Samsung Infuse 4G. Another very impressive device that they showcased is the Motorola Atrix 4G. It is a very interesting concept which combines your smartphone and netbook into one device.
The Motorola Atrix 4G comes with a dual core ARM Cortex A9 processor on the Nvidia Tegra 2 platform with 1 GB RAM. It comes with 16 GB internal storage and a 1930 mAh battery. It will run Android 2.2 Froyo with a custom UI shell, possibly MotoBLUR.
Now for the awesome part: it comes with the Motorola Webtop app which converts your Atrix 4G into a netbook. The Atrix 4G comes with a netbook dock. When plugged into the dock, the Atrix 4G functions as a netbook and drives the netbook’s 11.6 inch display. As a netbook, the Atrix 4G offers 8 hours of battery life on a 36 Whr battery.
It’s a very interesting concept. Knowing that an ARM version of Windows is in the works, it might be the only device you need to carry around.
It’s CES’ worst nightmare come true. Apple products hogging the limelight even before the event could kickoff. Earlier today, Engadget spotted an eager exhibitor at the CES 2011 showing off what appeared to be cases for the yet to be unveiled iPad 2.
Very little is known about iPad 2, and even that too is mostly through unconfirmed rumors. However, that hasn’t stopped several manufactures from designing cases for the highly anticipated successor to the king of tablets. Dexim, the manufacturer in question, has gone a step further than others, and has even prepared an iPad 2 dummy to display with their cases. The dummy iPad 2, as captured by Engadget, is displayed below in its full glory.
If Dexim’s sources are correct, then the iPad 2 will indeed be slimmer and slicker than its predecessor. It will also have a camera at the rear and front, along with a larger speaker. Apple is expected to announce the iPad 2 in the coming weeks.
Acer has just revealed a new Android tablet – the Acer Iconia Tab A500. It’s a 10 inch Android tablet which likely runs Android 2.2 Froyo with a custom Acer UI shell (Acer UI 4.5) on top.
It has a 10.1 inch multitouch touchscreen display and is powered by the Nvidia Tegra 2 platform with a dual core 1 GHz processor. It also sports a gyroscope as well as HDMI out.
At just 13.3 mm, it’s quite slim and looks great. It comes with 4G LTE connectivity and will be bundled with a Verizon Wireless 4G data plan. Acer is targeting it at gamers, touting the gyroscope and the 3D gaming capabilities.
The pricing details aren’t out yet and we also don’t know when it will be launched. Keep checking this post, we will soon update it with images of the Acer Iconia Tab.
AT&T and Samsung have just unveiled the Samsung Infuse 4G at CES 2011. It is AT&T’s first HSPA+ phone and has some really impressive hardware specs.
It comes with a huge 4.5 inch SuperAMOLED Plus display which supposedly comes with “50 percent more sub-pixels” for better contrast and outdoor visibility. Most phone manufacturers have been offering a maximum display size of 4.3 inches (except the Dell Streak, but that can hardly be called a phone), but Samsung is offering a slightly bigger one.
It will run Android 2.2 Froyo and comes with a 1.2 GHz processor and an 8 MP camera with autofocus and flash. It looks gorgeous and sports a very sleek design.
Lenovo recently launched the ultraportable and ultra-affordable laptop, the Lenovo ThinkPad X120e, at the CES 2010 in Las Vegas. It is the first commercial laptop to feature an AMD Fusion E-Series Accelerated Processing Unit (APU), which speed up web searches, page loads and business applications. The Lenovo ThinkPad X120e comes with a longer battery life, which allows you to use the device for more than six hours. It also comes with an HDMI port for projecting content on another monitor or a TV screen.
Multimedia elements like audio and video have become important parts of our world, and businesses are embracing this trend in digital content. We’ve optimized the ThinkPad X120e to not only give businesses an excellent experience creating and consuming multimedia content, but we’ve also made key improvements to an area that has plagued laptops: battery life,said Dilip Bhatia, vice president, ThinkPad Marketing and Product Operations, Lenovo.
ThinkPad X120e Specifications:
11.6-inch anti-glare LED display
1366 x 768 pixels resolution
Windows 7 OS
1.6GHz AMD Fusion E350 processor
AMD Radeon HD 6310 graphics
320GB 7200rpm HDD
Up to 4GB of DDR3 memory
Qualcomm’s Gobi 3G
4-in-1 multicard reader
6 cell batteries
Up to 6 hours of battery life
The Lenovo ThinkPad X120e laptop start from $400. It will be available beginning in February through Lenovo business partners.
Sony is one of the most interesting companies at CES 2011. Several new and exciting products might be revealed by them this year. Some of them include the Sony “Xperia Play” which could add in support for gaming and tie-in with the PS3, just like Windows Phone 7 does with Xbox live.
It could also be Sony’s new Xperia successor Anzu X12 which have been leaked several times. We could also see unveiling of Sony TVs and news related to PS3, but we’ll hold on our horses for now.