Posts tagged with: CES 2013
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    Polaroid isn't just interested in Android when it comes to cameras, and at the CES this year the company had some upcoming Android tablets to display. The M10 is its 10-inch entry, sporting a hefty 7800mAh battery. We take a look at just what it has to offer in our hands-on encounter with the device. While the M10 has a 10-inch screen, it's only packing a 1280 x 800 resolution. The tablet runs a quad-core SoC, and features a five-megapixel main camera and two-megapixel front-facer. All in all, that adds up to an Android with a bit of a mid-range feel, even considering its size. The M10 ...

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    We got a chance to look at Samsung's ATIV Smart PC and Smart PC Pro back at the IFA in August, and now it's time for some of that hardware to start finding a home on US carriers. We go hands-on with the Smart PC as it will come to AT&T as part of this year's CES coverage. Running Windows RT, the ATIV Smart PC runs an Intel Atom SoC at 1.5GHz, has 2GB of RAM, and features a 11.6-inch 1366×768 display. These are the same specs we saw four months ago, and really all that's changed here is the inclusion of the LTE modem for wireless data service on AT&T's network. Just like the ...

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    Samsung's only real Android hardware news at its press event last night was the arrival of an LTE-enabled version of Samsung's Galaxy Note 10.1 for Verizon. We spent a little hands-on time with the tablet to give you a glimpse at what you can expect. Just like the initial Note 10.1, Verizon's version takes full advantage of Samsung's S-Pen stylus, but starts out a little bit ahead of its predecessor thanks to the inclusion of Jelly Bean right out of the gate. As you'll see in the video, Jelly Bean makes a big difference in system responsiveness, especially when running two apps at once. ...

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    Samsung's Windows Phone 8 smartphone have been a long time coming, and after a no-show at the platform's launch, we finally saw the manufacturer's ATIV S arrive last month. That's not the only ATIV we were waiting for, though, and just yesterday Samsung got around to announcing Verizon's ATIV handset, the ATIV Odyssey. At the 2013 CES in Las Vegas, we had an opportunity to check out the new WP8 phone in person. The ATIV S is just a bit lower-end than models like the Lumia 920, only offering a four-inch WVGA display. Despite that, it's got a speedy enough 1.5GHz dual-core SoC, so if you're ...

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    We just told you about the stunningly-high-resolution 4K tablet Panasonic unveiled today at the CES. Now we get to spend a little time with the tablet ourselves, and see just what the fuss is all about. The 20-inch prototype sports a massive 3840 × 2160 resolution and runs Windows 8 Pro. It's got a viewing angle of over 170 degrees, and Panasonic envisions it being used by the likes of architects or designers. With a screen this big, though, you've got to expect that battery life will take a hit, and Panasonic says you could hope to get about two hours out of it. The tablet is less than ...

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    Since late last month, we've been expecting ZTE to bring its Grand S Android to display at the CES. There hasn't been any real secret about the phone's debut – ZTE even calls the phone out by name in the title for its CES press event, set to get started in just a few minutes. That may explain why we're not even waiting until then to bring you news on the Grand S, as ZTE has already let the cat out of the bag with this 1080p smartphone. Like so many of these other first wave 1080p handsets, the ZTE Grand has a five-inch display. The phone's powered by a 1.7GHz quad-core Snapdragon, packs ...

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    When it comes to televisions at the CES this year, 4K Ultra HD is king. It seems like every serious TV manufacturer has arrived with some of these incredibly high-res screens to show off, pushing pixel counts well past the now-commonplace 1080p displays. Back when we were covering Sony's press conference last night, we mused that it would probably be some time, if ever, before we saw these same kind of out-of-the-park resolutions come to tablets. It looks like we'll have to eat our words already, as Panasonic just pulled out a 20-inch 4K UHD Windows 8 tablet at its own press event today. ...

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    NVIDIA isn't the only chip maker showing off new technology at this year's CES.  Qualcomm has some news, too. Just incase you don't remember, Qualcomm makes the Snapdragon SoC and in particular the S4 line that powers our high-end smartphones and tablets. To start with, Qualcomm is changing the naming scheme of their processors to help differentiate the powers and abilities of their various chipsets. The new 800 series is high-end, 600's and 400's are middle-tier, and lower-end chips are in the 200's. Let's focus on the higher-end goodies for a moment. The Qualcomm 800-series ...

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    Yesterday, Huawei paraded out its new Androids, the Ascend D2 and Ascend Mate, at its CES press event, but the Ascend W1 Windows Phone 8 handset, which the company has previously said would make a CES appearance, was oddly absent. Afterward, a company exec showed-off a W1 spec sheet, but we still hadn't heard a formal announcement; what was going on? For whatever reason, Huawei has decided to wait until today to make the Ascend W1 official, confirming the smartphone and describing plans for its global launch. The W1 is on the lower-end of Windows Phone 8 devices, with a dual-core 1.2GHz ...

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    Back in September, we told you about one of the biggest Android "tablets" around, a 22-inch monitor that, when it wasn't being used with a PC, could run a stand-alone copy of Android. That 22-incher from ViewSonic was interesting, sure, but a few specifics (like an underpowered 1GHz SoC) had us wishing it delivered just a little bit more. This year, at the CES, ViewSonic is ready with a follow-up Android monitor that certainly seems to address some of our concerns. The VSD240 is a 24-inch device, again with a 1080p resolution. This time, ViewSonic bumps the processor up to a 1.7GHz ...

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    Alcatel brought its line-up to the US with the occasion of CES 2013 where it announced phones as well as a phablet, but the story doesn't end there. The OneTouch EVO 7 tablet running Ice Cream Sandwich was announced in October of last year and the manufacturer took this opportunity to show it off, alongside the new OneTouch EVO 7 HD. The EVO 7 features a seven-inch screen with WSVGA resolution of 600 x 1,024 pixels, a single-core CPU clocking at 1GHz, 1GB RAM, 4GB internal storage (expandable via microSD card), a VGA front-facer, and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich on-board. The EVO 7 HD ...

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    Microsoft has always been kind of stingy when it comes to official numbers regarding how well Windows Phone (and Windows RT, for that matter) performs on the market. They surely have the figures, and so do the OEMs, but it seems like the Redmond-based company is having a different approach towards quantities than others do. While having a surprise appearance at the Qualcomm keynote at CES 2013 -- where the company unveiled its Snapdragon 600 and 800 series SoCs -- Steve Ballmer was kind enough to let the audience know that Windows Phone was doing better this Christmas compared to the ...

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    The Xperia Z is one of the two phones Sony recently unveiled at CES 2013, alongside the fairly similar Xperia ZL, and, aside from taking a closer look at both the Xperia Z and ZL, we have compared it to the Samsung Galaxy S III and the Apple iPhone 5. A new video on Sony's Xperia YouTube channel shows off the device and its main features, including the full HD display, the 13-megapixel camera with Exmor R sensor and HDR video recording capabilities, as well as its ruggedized build. Check it out below and let us know of your thoughts. Source: YouTube

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    The press is not the only one criticizing Microsoft and its Windows RT platform; a Dell executive tried to warn Steve Ballmer about using the Windows moniker to describe the new RT operating system. On the other end, Acer's President Jim Wong recently defended the Redmond-based company (after criticizing it earlier) just to get its critical hat on again for this year's CES. After unveiling the B1-A71 Android tablet, Wong said that Microsoft is employing a marketing technique for its Surface tablet that is "confusing to consumers". “The promotion of the product is really focused on the ...

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    Intel introduced its new Lexington (Z2420) platform for mobile devices at CES 2o13, a follow-up to its previous Medfield SoC, however, aimed at emerging markets. The chipset is optimized for Android applications and the processor clocks as high as 1.2GHz, making use of hyper-threading technology. There is support for five-megapixel main camera and 1.3-megapixel webcam, 1080p 30 fps video and HSPA+ data speeds. Graphics duties are carrier out by the PowerVR SGX 540 GPU. Acer and Xolo are already employing the Lexington platform in their smartphones, as pictured above. However, no more ...

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