Posts tagged with: CES 2013
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    The ASUS Vivo Tab and Vivo Tab RT tablets already in the manufacturer's line-up are being joined today by a new slate, the VivoTab Smart Tablet, running Windows 8 and powered by Intel's AtomZ2760 dual-core processor. Despite a rather lightweight form factor, at 9.7mm thickness and 580gr weight, the battery on the VivoTab Smart Tablet is rated for 9.5 hours of endurance. There's a 10.1-inch LED-backlit IPS screen with HD resolution of 1366 x 768 supporting five-point multi-touch for Windows 8's fingertip control. There's a TranSleeve Keyboard that will be available as an accessory ...

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    We already knew about one new AT&T smartphone, the just-announced Pantech Discover, and as the carrier's CES event gets underway, we prepare to see if the carrier will aim for a repeat of last year, when it introduced half a dozen new Androids to its lineup. Things kicked-off with president and CEO Ralph de la Vega pointing out how AT&T's LTE service delivers higher bandwidth than its competitors, and then looking back at some of the smartphones the carrier offered over the course of last year. He then got into talking about mobile payments, which AT&T will be offering on its ...

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    LG took to the stage this morning for its CES press event, ready to start talking about its 2013 product line. The company started things off by focusing on NFC, and what it could mean for connected, "smart" appliances. This makes a lot of sense for LG, seeing how invested it is in home appliances, and it intends to use NFC to easily enable paring between these machines and your smartphone, which you'll then be able to use to connect with and control them wirelessly. LG intends to fully leverage the power of smartphones for this, so instead of just tapping buttons in an app, your phone ...

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    Vizio's big CES news may be its 10-inch tablet with one of the just-announced NVIDIA Tegra 4 chips, but tablets aren't the only products the manufacturer has ready to show off. Like so many other OEMs, Vizio's jumping on the 1080p bandwagon, and plans to release a five-inch 1080p Android, as well as a 4.7-inch 720p handset. We won't be seeing Tegra-4-level processing power out of either of these phones, with the five-incher getting a 1.5GHz Qualcomm SoC that's only dual-core (though exactly which chip, we just don't know yet), and the 4.7-incher fares even less favorably, outfitted with a ...

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    NVIDIA has long been one of my favorite chip-making companies. Back in the PC days they were always leap-frogging ATI to see who could make the best video card on the market. NVIDIA has since moved into more than just graphics and has a fairly impressive presence in mobile technology, specifically SoCs. The best NVIDIA SoC on the market today is their Tegra 3. Unfortunately, it's starting to show its age. Not to worry, at this year's CES, NVIDIA announced the Tegra 4! Not unlike the Tegra 3, inside the Tegra 4 is a quad-core CPU with an extra "low-power core" to help extend battery life. ...

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    Just a little earlier today we've told you about the seven-incher made by Acer, getting an early review of a prototype, and now the company has made the Iconia B1 tablet official at CES 2013. However, the price mentioned in that earlier bit doesn't seem to reflect the reality as, according to the official press release, the slate will arrive with a starting price less than $150. As far as specs are concerned, the Iconia B1-A71 runs Android Jelly Bean and is powered by Mediatek's dual-core MTK 8317T 1.2GHz processor. The screen is one of seven-inches with a resolution of 1,024 x 600 and ...

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    The NVIDIA Tegra 4 SoC is probably the fastest chipset on the market at the moment and, aside from powering the company's own Project SHIELD, it is also at the core of Vizio's new ten-inch tablet. The resolution is similar to the one on the Google Nexus 10: 2560 x 1600 pixels and the ten-incher also packs 32GB of storage, Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi, as well as a pair of front and rear cameras. It will run Android 4.2 Jelly Bean out-of-the box. The seven-inch Vizio tablet is powered by NVIDIA's Tegra 3 SoC and has an IPS display with a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels, 16GB of storage, ...

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    Alcatel has unveiled its 2013 line-up at CES and has done so in a way which brings the world's thinnest smartphone to the market, the Alcatel One Touch Idol Ultra (pictured above). It measures only 6.45mm in thickness and features a 4.7-inch HD AMOLED display. It is powered by a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, eight-megapixel camera, and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean on-board. Next up is Alcatel's own take on phablets, the One Touch Scribe. It is the first smartphone powered by the 1.2 GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6589 SoC and packs a five-inch HD screen. Radio has support for 4G speeds, and there's ...

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    Sometimes, after a solid day of cris-crossing the vast corridors of Las Vegas getting properly credentialed to cover the first big technology show of 2013, all you want to do is sit down at a nice outdoor Italian eatery and gorge yourself on pasta and red wine while singers on gondolas drift lazily by. Tonight at the Pocketnow CES base camp, we got some of that covered. The singers-on-gondolas bit came true, but the starch and spirits had to wait until we had a chance to film some of our predictions for the big news-makers of 2013. Tune in to our video below for our quick impressions on ...

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    While not a mobile device, the just-announced Project SHIELD is NVIDIA's new portable gaming console which is the first gadget powered by the Tegra 4 SoC, also recently announced at CES 2013. It just so happens that is a "pure Android", as the manufacturer refers to it, thus giving access to any game title on the Google Play Store. It can also stream games from a PC that has one of the company's GeForce GTX GPUs at its core, with access to titles on the online STEAM game library. The Tegra 4 SoC is the one powering this gaming portable, delivering "enormous power from its custom 72-core ...

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    When it came to dual-core SoCs, and then quad-core SoCs, NVIDIA led the way. More recently, though, we've seen Samsung get the jump on it with the race to A15-based processors. In Las Vegas tonight, the stakes are high as NVIDIA gets the CES rolling with its press conference, where we've been hoping to learn how the company next plans to innovate in a very competitive mobile-processing landscape. After talking a lot about cloud-based gaming, NVIDIA came through with its big SoC news: the Tegra 4. Like the Tegra 3, the company is sticking with a four main core plus one low-power core ...

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    Just like the Sony Xperia Z we just took a look at, Huawei's new Android devices have seen so many recent leaks that their appearance at CES started to feel like an inevitability. The company has a press conference scheduled for tomorrow to make everything official, but in the meantime, another pic from Vegas makes it abundantly clear what we can expect from the expo, this time showing off the Ascend D2. Along with the D2, a high-end Android, chances are good that Huawei will also be unveiling its W1 Windows Phone 8 smartphone, as well as the so-oversized-it's-hard-to-belive 6.1-inch ...

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    Honestly, the way things had been looking thanks to leaks, official press renders, and teases from Sony itself, we would have been surprised if the company didn't have the Xperia Z (as well as the ZL) ready to show off. Even with that cat essentially out of the bag, confirmation is always a nice thing to have, and now a new on-location photo from the CES show floor in Vegas reveals the Xperia Z, all ready to go public. Sony's press event is scheduled to get underway tomorrow, at which point we hope to get the full skinny on the company's new Androids, as well as offer you some hands-on ...

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    Sony's special event at CES 2013 is very close and the company is making sure to generate some pre-launch buzz with an e-mail that has been sent out to select few. As you can see, you should all be expecting nothing less than the "extraordinary", as the company's choice of words goes. Over the past couple of weeks we've had no shortage of Sony rumors and leaks, starting from software improvements to devices like the Xperia Z and ZL, codenamed Yuga and Odin. We'll be there to closely inspect whatever it is that Sony has up its sleeve and compare it to flagship devices currently on the ...

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    Yes, we are at CES; you should stick around! Smartphones, tablets, phablets and everything in between: this is what everyone expects from CES 2013. Hands-on videos, comparisons, thoughts and opinions, on-site podcast, editorials as well as news, as it happens: this is what you'll get if you stay glued to Pocketnow. Our team is in Las Vegas, as usual, every year. Brandon Miniman, Jaime Rivera, and Michael Fisher will be responsible for on-site coverage, meaning 30, maybe even 40 videos from CES. Make sure to connect with Pocketnow to ensure you're on top of everything that happens. We've ...

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    With the discovery of some Sony-sourced images of the Xperia Z and ZL, you might think the once-Yuga-and-Odin were now out of surprises, and hopefully all set to go official at the CES next week. Well, we've got one more leak that might be worth checking out, chock full of images and information on the Xperia Z. These images, pulled from a leaked promotional video, show off the very shiny Xperia Z, constructed with what Sony's calling a skeleton frame, apparently a loose lattice onto which component panels are attached. Despite this assembly out of a multitude of individual parts, the ...

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    This time last year, Corning was tipping us off to the forthcoming launch of its second generation Gorilla Glass, and sure enough, the extra-tough glass made its debut just a few days later. This year's CES is once again just a matter of days away, and Corning is right back at it, readying us for the debut of Gorilla Glass 3. Considering how smartphone manufacturers continue to use glass not just for phone screens, but for its aesthetic qualities as well, we're just as much in need of durable glass treatments as ever. For as fortified as Corning's first two iterations of Gorilla Glass have ...

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    You surely remember all the leak and rumor frenzy before the Galaxy S III launch last year; looks like this year it will be pretty much the same. While we still believe that the Galaxy S III follow-up will not be present at CES nor MWC -- thus making a special appearance at a dedicated event -- other reports seem to indicate otherwise. The image above is purportedly a Galaxy S IV render. You should stop right there and take moment to prepare you usual dose of salt. The report states that the final version could be different, as there's a chance this image depicts an early prototype. ...

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    Just because it's a new year doesn't mean things are changing with the Pocketnow Weekly podcast. We're still shaking up the host roster on occasion, and we're still squeezing more than 90 minutes of discussion out of the mobile-technology news sector, even in the pit of the post-holiday lull. On our first podcast of 2013, Joe Levi joins us to talk Android amid a sea of pre-CES leaks, but not before we dive into a long and detailed discussion about the new mobile version of Ubuntu - a platform we'll learn how to consistently pronounce someday, but not today. We also touch on Sailfish and ...

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    Even though LG's Optimus G is by all consideration still a quite new handset, we've already been hearing rumors about a G2 for some months now. We looked at a few of those back in November, when we heard the phone would feature a 1080p display and get a nice processor bump, moving up to one clocked at 2.0GHz. Now some new rumors add a little support to those claims, and make it look like the G2 could be ready to make an appearance at the 2013 CES next week. We just heard that LG could be planning to show off a 5.5-inch 1080p Android at the CES, but there was no name tied to that phone. Now ...

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    Huawei will not be the only Chinese phone-maker to bring new devices to CES, with the recent leaks of the Ascend D2 and previous rumors of W1 and possible W2 Windows Phones. After we've seen the full HD Nubia Z5 become official we're now hearing about the Grand S, in a CES 2013 context, straight from the horse's mouth. The (also) five-incher will apparently be thinner than other thin phones on the market, at 6.9mm. Aside from the 13-megapixel main camera we should also expect to see a (so far just rumored) quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro SoC aided by 2GB of RAM. Pricing and exact specs are ...

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    Those who are interested in Huawei phones or just follow the trend in mobile technology already know that we should expect to see at least one, if not two, Windows Phones from the Chinese phone-maker at CES 2013. The Android-powered Ascend D2 has also been rumored to make an appearance, later confirmed by the company. The pictures above reportedly depict the five-inch Ascend D2 but aside from these photos not much else is unveiled, except a confirmation of previous rumors talking about HD resolution, 1.5GHz CPU quad-core CPU and a 13-megapixel camera. The design appears to be iPhone ...

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    For the past several months, we've been fielding rumors about the Sony Androids under development with codenames Odin and Yuga. They sounded pretty similar, both supposedly sporting 1080p displays, and we've recently begun to hear details about how they might arrive, with the Yuga rumored to launch as the Xperia Z. Today we hear a little more about how that phone could make its debut, as well as how Odin fits into the picture. According to these latest claims, the Odin will go up for sale as the Xperia X. While it and the Yuga/Xperia Z will have slightly different looks, Sony may intend ...

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    This year has been chock-full of rumors about the arrival of smartphones featuring flexible display technology. Samsung's found itself at the center of many of those, and after the Galaxy Note II landed without any such screen, rumors started looking instead to the Galaxy S IV. That's still up for debate, though more recent rumors suggest the GS4 would have a regular, non-flexible display. Well, don't get your hopes up for seeing any actual phones with this kind of screen at the upcoming Consumer Electronics Show, but we'll still get a nice preview of the tech, upon word that Samsung has a ...

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    We've heard a lot about the Huawei Ascend W1 recently but with CES 2013 just around the corner leaks and rumors start to pile up, this time about the Chinese manufacturer. According to a recent report Huawei will bring two Windows Phone 8 devices to Las Vegas, one lower-end and one higher-end. The Ascend W1 is expected to be one of them, with rumored specs including a 4.3-inch WVGA display, 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 512MB of RAM, 4GB of internal storage, five-megapixel camera, VGA front-facer, and a 2,000 mAh battery. According to reports it will go for 1,499 Renminbi (around $240) in ...

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