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Best of CES 2010

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Best of CES 2010
HTC Nexus One

HTC Nexus One

This year’s CES event has come and gone, and we have to say the companies didn’t really shower us with new phones. Still, we learned some quite interesting stuff at the show, so in this article we will summarize what grabbed our attention the most during CES 2010.

First before most, we have to give it up for the HTC Nexus One. Of course, the Google Phone was a center of attention, with literally everyone trying to get some hands-on time with the Android smartphone, and that includes us. Stay tuned for our detailed review of the HTC Nexus One – it will be published soon!

HTC HD2

HTC HD2

Another much-anticipated phone for T-Mobile, the HTC HD2, got announced at CES. The Windows Mobile smartphone remains unchanged from its European variant, sporting a 4.3-inch capacitive touchscreen and 1GHz Snapdragon chipset. You can check our review of the HTC HD2 (EU) or take a look at our HD2 vs. iPhone 3GS comparison here.  The phone should be available this spring.

Motorola BACKFLIP

Motorola BACKFLIP

This year’s CES was a good one for AT&T customers. It became clear that the ex-largest carrier is finally getting the Android love with the Motorola BACKFLIP. The BACKFLIP may have a form-factor that’s a bit strange, but it will still get an update to version 2.1 of the operating system. It also features the MOTOBLUR interface that’s designed with the social networking user in mind. The Motorola BACKFLIP is scheduled for a Q1 launch.

Palm made its fans happy with the announcement that webOS 1.4 is going to bring video recording and editing tools. Support for Flash 10.1 is also coming in the following months and the first 3D games for webOS are already available in the App Catalog. What came as a really nice surprise for Verizon users though was the official announcement of the Palm Pre Plus and Pixi Plus. The Pre Plus has twice the internal storage space and the Pixi Plus has Wi-Fi! Both will be available on Big Red starting January 25.

Sprint announced the successor to the Lotus, the LG Lotus Elite, as well as the new LG Rumor Touch. Both make an emphasis on the fashion appeal, with the Lotus Elite sporting the specific form of its predecessor and adding an external touchscreen, and the LG Rumor Touch looking quite nice with its 3.0-inch resistive touchscreen.

So that’s what managed to impress us at CES 2010. And what do you think of the event? Did the geek in you feel satisfied, or were rather left disappointed because what you wanted to see wasn’t there? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below or in our Forum thread.

Palm Pre Plus
Palm Pixi Plus

Palm Pre Plus

Palm Pixi Plus

LG Lotus Elite
LG Rumor Touch

LG Lotus Elite

LG Rumor Touch



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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:44

1. artz1986 (Posts: 453; Member since: 11 Mar 2009)


I think CES '10 for the mobile world was a taste of what's to come at MWC next month. I mean, we basically only got a tease of future happenings in the mobile world and some new phones that are basically coming out next week- not literally. So, I guess it was good in the sense that it shows big things are happening or about to happen in the industry, but it left me unsatisfied =/

posted on 11 Jan 2010, 09:39

2. ajac09 (Posts: 1367; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


booo @ sprint @ ces they sucked this year and I think they know it . Everyone else showed off awesome phones and sprint customers got the lotus elite and rumor touch BOOO we were hoping for the htc hd2 or something similar. Why does sprint fail its customers so? I am so tempted to go to tmobile just for the htc hd2 their service sucks but man I want that phone.

posted on 11 Jan 2010, 10:02

3. Ray (Posts: 62; Member since: 30 Apr 2009)


I agree..sprint should really step up its game by putting out more better phones they already have good plans and service they just need alot better phones. everyone else brought out some really impressive phones this past year and sprint barely put out anything i just hope that this year is alot better or they just might as well watch alot of there customers leaving to other carriers..

posted on 11 Jan 2010, 11:01

4. SellPhones82 (Posts: 509; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


Just wait til CTIA (March 23-25) where i'm guessing we will see the Palm C40 and maby some WiMax WinMobile 7 devices.

posted on 11 Jan 2010, 12:44

6. tempdogg74 (Posts: 78; Member since: 04 Jan 2009)


Sprint will loose a lot off customers this year. I want the htc hd2 but it not coming to sprint but I'm goin to wait to see if sprint gonna get a 1gz phone from htc later this year. I love their plans and service I been with them goin on 14 years. But they need to step their game up when it comes to the lack of phones.

posted on 11 Jan 2010, 12:49

7. tempdogg74 (Posts: 78; Member since: 04 Jan 2009)


I think the Palm C40 gonna be a monster phone I can't wait to hear more on it and hopefully see it. And the wimax phones I'm dyn to see them. I think sprints 4g network gonna allow surfn the web and talk at the same time and killer web brown speeds and downloads.

posted on 12 Jan 2010, 18:01

9. steelrik (Posts: 18; Member since: 15 Oct 2009)


Yeah Sprint didnt show off a good phones, well I'll just wait within these months for something and more over the mentioned new HTC phone. What I want to think that Sprint wont make the same mistake that they made at the CES 09 when they released the Palm Pre,so the only thing I hope is "MORE PHONES" that 's what I wish for. Also EVERY YEAR I hear " Sprint its loosing a lot customers" but does anybody know how much new customers does Sprint make every year , oh yes no. And I being hearing this since like 5 years ago, this type of comment come from haters. So next time if you're going to curse Sprint phone line up please mention first "I hate Sprint" then comment. (IM NOT A SPRINT ADVOCATE, only I dont like type of comments (on every wireless subject) because only haters & ifanboys make these types of comments.)

posted on 12 Jan 2010, 18:01

10. steelrik (Posts: 18; Member since: 15 Oct 2009)


Yeah Sprint didnt show off a good phones, well I'll just wait within these months for something and more over the mentioned new HTC phone. What I want to think that Sprint wont make the same mistake that they made at the CES 09 when they released the Palm Pre,so the only thing I hope is "MORE PHONES" that 's what I wish for. Also EVERY YEAR I hear " Sprint its loosing a lot customers" but does anybody know how much new customers does Sprint make every year , oh yes no. And I being hearing this since like 5 years ago, this type of comment come from haters. So next time if you're going to curse Sprint phone line up please mention first "I hate Sprint" then comment. (IM NOT A SPRINT ADVOCATE, only I dont like type of comments (on every wireless subject) because only haters & ifanboys make these types of comments.)

posted on 12 Jan 2010, 18:01

11. steelrik (Posts: 18; Member since: 15 Oct 2009)


Yeah Sprint didnt show off a good phones, well I'll just wait within these months for something and more over the mentioned new HTC phone. What I want to think that Sprint wont make the same mistake that they made at the CES 09 when they released the Palm Pre,so the only thing I hope is "MORE PHONES" that 's what I wish for. Also EVERY YEAR I hear " Sprint its loosing a lot customers" but does anybody know how much new customers does Sprint make every year , oh yes no. And I being hearing this since like 5 years ago, this type of comment come from haters. So next time if you're going to curse Sprint phone line up please mention first "I hate Sprint" then comment. (IM NOT A SPRINT ADVOCATE, only I dont like type of comments (on every wireless subject) because only haters & ifanboys make these types of comments.)

posted on 13 Jan 2010, 00:53

12. sojizy (Posts: 25; Member since: 30 Aug 2008)


sorry but t-mobile service doesnt suck. been covered since god knows when with no hic-ups. it might not be great where u are which sucks but no provider has perfect coverage. have u ever used t-mo before?

posted on 14 Jan 2010, 13:32

14. rhomaion (Posts: 187; Member since: 23 Sep 2009)


Tmo for me had perfect coverage and voice clarity. I am with sprint now though hence I use webOS.

posted on 14 Jan 2010, 13:33

15. rhomaion (Posts: 187; Member since: 23 Sep 2009)


steelrik, you posted 3 times with the same post.

posted on 18 Jan 2010, 17:39

17. Mateo8326 (Posts: 472; Member since: 15 Jul 2009)


i think sprint put themselves in a delimma couple years back when they lost like a couple million providers

posted on 11 Jan 2010, 11:39

5. biggles (Posts: 212; Member since: 15 Oct 2009)


The highlight of the show for the mobile community would have been the Nexus One, but that was announced at a self-initiated Google press conference ahead of time. In reality, the conference was a dud as everything else was crap. When is MWC?

posted on 12 Jan 2010, 16:26

8. Hlorri (Posts: 40; Member since: 07 May 2008)


MWC? You mean the place where Nokia acknowledge "leaks" about what they announced in Singapore two days earlier? Or the place where Motorola say the world is changing, then show up with another RAZR rehash? One of the many places where there is no trace of Apple, RIM, or Google? Yeah - that will be REAL exciting. :-/

posted on 14 Jan 2010, 00:14

13. dadoo985 (Posts: 26; Member since: 30 Oct 2009)


YES SPRINT DID DISAPPOINT ME AT THE CES 2010. I SURE HOPE THAT BEFORE JUNE THEY COME UP WITH SOMETHING SPECTACULAR OR I WILL BE FORCED TO SWITCH CARRIERS.

posted on 14 Jan 2010, 13:35

16. rhomaion (Posts: 187; Member since: 23 Sep 2009)


They have webOS and you would switch carriers...? Dude, switch anyway cause your too stupid to have their service.

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