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.