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    CES 2016 has officially started, and, as it is usually the case with trade shows, it is pretty much over. Companies are generally unveiling products and services, making announcements, and gathering media at their press events prior to the official start of the show. However, that doesn't mean that Day 3 (which is the official day one of CES) was a boring one. Check out the most important things that saw the light of day, rounded up for you below, in case you missed any of the action. Alcatel OneTouch Alcatel OneTouch already announced a line-up of Pixi products, powered by Android (and ...

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    It's always nice to keep Polaroid's brand name around the news, especially since we only ever seem to cover its darn products during CESs ... okay, maybe that one time in 2010. But alas, the once-mighty consumer photography powerhouse is just trying to keep up with the other mid-range Jonses with its branded devices from a third-party ODM (in this case, Southern Telecom). But at least the options in that range are getting better and better with each passing cycle and we may likely count the Polaroid Power and Snap phones among those choices. The Polaroid Snap comes in 5, 5.5 and 6 inch ...

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    Day 2 of CES (which is still day zero, as the show starts today, January 6) has been a rather busy day. Also known as "press day", it's when most of the companies show off their latest tech. Not that the day before was any slouch. In case you missed all the action on January 4, you can go ahead and see what you missed. Otherwise, read on for a recap of the most notable things that happened on January 5, 2016. Alcatel OneTouch Alcatel OneTouch brought a mix of Android and Windows 10 Mobile devices to this year's CES. There's a new OneTouch Pixi 4 family of smartphones with something for ...

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    Hardcore Android fans already know a number of low-key budget specialists are expected at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, which will be one of only three or four occasions this year they’ll be making headlines and get maybe two or three minutes of relative fame. Archos today follows up the full Diamond and Helium ranges of CES 2015, as well as the revamped Diamond S – 50 Cesium – 50e Helium trio of IFA 2015 with a couple of brand new Power and Cobalt duos. The resulting quartet covers pretty much every little section of the low-cost smartphone market, from €50 to ...

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    (Updated 02 April 2014 to add HTC's comments at bottom.) Sometimes, all you need is a phone. Not a digital assistant, not a pocket internet tablet, not a gaming platform. Of course all of those things are nice, and the enhanced features smartphones bring to bear have become essential to millions around the world. But thanks to the realities of battery endurance and processor capabilities, most of today's smartphones offer a variation on the same promise: "From the moment I come off the charger until the moment I lose power, I will be a smartphone. Nothing less." With the unsubtly-named ...

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    I'm writing this editorial while sitting in a Boston-area Starbucks, which means two things: 1) yes, I'm one of those pretentious jerks who writes in public, and 2) I'm seated next to a wireless charging plate embedded in the tabletop. The hardware is unobtrusive, just a glossy disc about three inches across, mounted flush with the table. At first glance, it almost seems like a permanent coaster, a structural suggestion from management encouraging you to "put your drink here." Only on closer inspection does the Powermat branding become evident, with tiny text encouraging the curious to ...

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    I’ve said before that I think the companies that provide the widest array of choice are the ones most likely to be successful (right behind the companies that make all your choices for you, of course). That’s because a lot of people like the freedom and convenience that a wide range of choice provides, whether it be car colors, TV sizes, or brands of dishwashing detergent. It’s good to give people options. When it comes to mobile phones, one of the most important facets of the user experience is battery life. Since battery technology consistently lags behind other areas of ...

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