The OnePlus Concept One has disappearing cameras and a very useful feature

The OnePlus Concept One has been announced with disappearing cameras made possible by electrochromic glass, something that doubles as built-in polarizing filter for the camera, allowing users to obtain sharper, more finely detailed shots in direct sunlight.

Jan 07, 2020, 1:57 PM,  by Joshua Swingle,  9 comments
It may look bulky, but the Asus Chromebook Tablet CT100 is meant for the education market [hands-on]

Kids can be pretty rough when they handle tech gadgets, which is probably why the Asus Chromebook Tablet CT100 exists.

Jan 14, 2019, 10:05 PM,  by John Velasco,  1 comment
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Budget offering with the metal constructed Asus Zenfone Max M2 [hands-on]

Due to the phone’s crazy low cost of about $140, the Asus Zenfone Max M2 is being targeted for emerging markets where savings is placed higher on the totem pole than most other things.

Jan 14, 2019, 5:44 PM,  by John Velasco,  3 comments
The Nubia Red Magic Mars is one of those surprise gems [hands-on]

Mobile’s presence during CES 2019 might’ve been the lightest we’ve seen in years, but there were still a few surprises that managed to stand out. The Nubia Red Magic Mars was one of them!

Jan 11, 2019, 10:05 PM,  by John Velasco,  4 comments
Watch out OnePlus 6T, the Honor View 20 isn’t messing around [hands-on]

Kicking off the new year, Honor is taking much of the attention during a relatively low-key affair for mobile at CES 2019. After the impressive release of the Huawei Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro, the Honor View 20 seems to be delivering many of the same experiences found with those two phones.

Jan 11, 2019, 2:51 AM,  by John Velasco,  18 comments
Nubia X hands-on: Two displays, two fingerprint scanners, almost no bezels

Although CES 2019 was not very prolific in terms of new phones, we still get to witness in person the design trends that will likely persists throughout 2019. From foldable phones like the Royole FlexPai, to phones with hole-in-display design like the Honor View 20, and finally with the star of this hands-on, the dual-screen Nubia X, we got to see it all...

Jan 10, 2019, 9:39 AM,  by Peter Kostadinov,  5 comments
All show, little practicality. That’s the foldable Royole FlexPai [hands-on]

Okay, so the neat thing about Royole’s FlexPai is that it features a foldable display – the kind of thing we’re itching to see with the next Samsung Galaxy smartphone. But it's all for show!

Jan 10, 2019, 3:19 AM,  by John Velasco,  5 comments

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There’s a reason why the Alcatel 1C is priced at around $80 [hands-on]

Saving money is always something that just about anyone can appreciate. The Alcatel 1C $80 may turn heads with its $80 price point, but it's price that way primarily because of the demographic it's targeting.

Jan 09, 2019, 6:45 PM,  by John Velasco,  8 comments
Alcatel 1X isn’t your ordinary cheap phone [hands-on]

Inexpensive phones are common, including those under the $200 range. We’ve all dealt with super affordable phones in the past, but there’s something a little bit different with the Alcatel 1X, which was announced during CES 2019.

Jan 08, 2019, 5:11 PM,  by John Velasco,  3 comments
Lenovo Smart Tab is an Android tablet that's practical for the home [hands-on]

While some of us may be bored by Android tablets, Lenovo’s latest pair announced at CES 2019 have something worth to consider! What makes the Lenovo Smart Tab P10 and M10 unique is that Lenovo throws in a speaker dock with Amazon Alexa integration!

Jan 08, 2019, 4:02 PM,  by John Velasco,  2 comments
The Lenovo Smart Clock is the bedroom alarm clock we've been waiting for [hands-on]

With the smartphone’s rise, it pretty much killed off the bedroom alarm clock. Well, Lenovo is aiming to bring them back from the dead! The Lenovo Smart Clock is what we've been waiting for with all of its Google Assistant integrated features!

Jan 08, 2019, 3:15 PM,  by John Velasco,  11 comments
Huawei MateBook 13 is an incredibly ultra-slim and powerful notebook [hands-on]

Laptop users craving for an exceptional thin and light notebook that’s accompanied with power should watch out for the Huawei MateBook 13, the Chinese company’s latest ultra-slim notebook that’s looking to be a contender against Apple’s latest MacBook Air laptop.

Jan 07, 2019, 12:27 PM,  by John Velasco,  3 comments
Huawei MediaPad M5 Lite is another affordably priced Android tablet [hands-on]

Huawei has its fingers in just about every consumer product segment imaginable. It should come as no surprise that they’re announcing during CES 2019 that the Huawei MediaPad M5 Lite will be making its way to the US with a price point of $299.

Jan 07, 2019, 11:02 AM,  by John Velasco,  3 comments
Samsung scores 35 CES Innovation Awards

Samsung had its fair share of bad luck this year, but finally the South Korean giant has received some positive news. Yesterday the company announced it has won 35 CES Innovation Awards...

Nov 11, 2016, 7:34 AM,  by Damian M.,  5 comments
Best wearables of CES 2015: PhoneArena Awards

There's a race forming in the tech world as we write these lines, and it is about to get even more intense in the months to come. That's the race for the user's wrist – both small and large tech companies are developing wearable gadgets of various shapes and sizes, such as smart fitness bands and smartwatches. Sure enough, many of these were announced and show off during this year's Consumer Electronics Show, so it is our obligation to highlight the best ones we had the chance to try out...

Jan 08, 2015, 3:51 PM,  by PhoneArena Team,  3 comments
Sony releases video teaser for CES - hints an ultra-thin device, Lollipop, novel display and audio techs

CES 2015, the first major tradeshow for the next year, is just around the corner, as it will last from January 6 to January 9, and naturally, most of the large players will attend, showcasing their new products to the world. Among these is Sony, which usually has a prominent presence at the electronics show and unveils a handful of new products. Well, its brief teaser video for CES 2015 is now live, and as any other teaser, it gives us a few hints about the secret products Sony might have in store...

Dec 19, 2014, 4:44 AM,  by Peter K.,  32 comments
Sony CEO to kickoff CES 2014 with keynote speech

January will be here before too long, and with it will come CES 2014; it was announced on Sunday, that the honor of kicking off the festivities with the keynote speech will go to Sony CEO Kaz Irai. Sony has recently had success showing off new handsets at CES. In 2012, the Sony Xperia S received some attention with its thin translucent strip near the bottom of the device. Last year, we named the Sony Xperia Z the Best Smartphone at the show and the device wowed the crowd with its water resistance feature...

Nov 03, 2013, 12:12 PM,  by Alan F.,  29 comments
Nokia may skip CES and focus on MWC

New rumors have started to circulate that Nokia will skip the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas this coming January, and instead focus the company's energies on Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona in February. The reasoning behind the move isn't completely clear, but as always, there is some speculation as to why Nokia has chosen this route...

Dec 18, 2012, 10:40 AM,  by Michael H.,  10 comments
RIM and Palm were once targeted for purchase by Oracle

During Oracle's trial against Google, the former's CEO told the court that Oracle had tried to purchase RIM or Palm as a way to make the database developer more competitive with Apple and Google; Palm was eventually purchased by HP and RIM has hired investment banks to explore its strategic options...

Apr 17, 2012, 6:26 PM,  by Alan F.,  4 comments
Verizon and Novatel announce global 4G "MiFi" sequel: the Verizon Jetpack

Verizon Wireless and Novatel Wireless used CES to launch the newest MiFi portable hotspot device, named the Verizon Jetpack - MiFi® 4620L. The Jetpack boasts the usual fast LTE 4G speeds we’ve come...

Jan 09, 2012, 5:03 PM,  by Scott H.,  1 comment
Motorola teases wireless lifestyle, depressed cords ahead of CES

Motorola released a video teasing at new products to be released at CES, ones that will free your phone from its power cord...

Jan 07, 2012, 12:14 PM,  by Scott H.,  17 comments
Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam cancels keynote address at CES

A scheduling change has forced Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam to cancel his keynote speech at the CES in Las Vegas; Big Red recently made the headlines by imposing a $2 convenience charge on customers using certain payment methods...

Jan 03, 2012, 10:37 PM,  by Alan F.,  7 comments
Verizon putting the kibosh on the DROID 3, LG Revolution and the current Mi-Fi Hotspots crop

Just before the impending CES 2012 expo in Vegas, Verizon is said to discontinue several handsets and its 4G Mi-Fi hotspots. The most notable handset about to be EOL-ed in January is rumored to be the Motorola DROID 3, after barely six months on the market...

Jan 01, 2012, 1:04 PM,  by Daniel P.,  14 comments
Samsung announces CES 2012 event

Samsung has sent out invitations announcing its media event for CES 2012, and is promising that the new products unveiled there will "push the boundaries on convergence and innovation"...

Dec 16, 2011, 4:13 PM,  by Michael H.,  29 comments
Best tablets of CES 2011: Results

If you want to know which were the best tablets presented at this year's CES expo, according to a total of 3222 votes submitted for our poll, then you've come to the right place...

Jan 18, 2011, 7:08 AM,  by Ray S.,  7 comments
Evolve III Maestro $600 tablet boots Win 7, Android and MeeGo, lasts 16 hours in Android mode

Eight hours of battery life in Windows 7 mode, and sixteen running Android doesn't sound bad, does it? That's precisely what Evolve III Maestro will be doing on its Oak Trail 1.83Ghz chipset when it ships in Q2 of this year...

Jan 17, 2011, 7:39 AM,  by Daniel P.,  0 comments
featured Best phones of CES 2011: Results

You have voted, and here are the results of our poll, indicating which handsets introduced at CES 2011 you have found the most interesting...

Jan 14, 2011, 8:17 AM,  by Ray S.,  5 comments
Best tablets of CES 2011: People's Pick

We already told you which were the most prominent tablets at CES 2011 according to us, so we say it's now your turn to sound off...

Jan 14, 2011, 7:32 AM,  by Ray S.,  51 comments
featured updated Best phones of CES 2011: People's Pick

With CES 2011 completed, it's obviously time for us to sit down and think about the handset/s that managed to impress us most. Last week we shared our top picks of CES 2011 with you, but now it is your turn to sound off...

Jan 11, 2011, 10:40 PM,  by FAUguy,  14 comments
Acer's 4.8" and 7" tablets were spotted at CES

Yet again, the two Acer tablets were spotted covertly during CES as the pair are clearly still in the early stages of development since neither were actually powered on. Still, it goes to show the kind of...

Jan 10, 2011, 3:39 PM,  by John V.,  1 comment
featured Samsung shows off its flexible OLED displays

On hand at Samsung's booth were a variety of flexible OLED displays that indeed captured the attention of our gaze since it's not too often you come across something so far fetched. Now even though it's...

Jan 10, 2011, 1:17 PM,  by John V.,  9 comments
featured Best tablets of CES 2011: Editor's Pick

Last year's CES was all about the netbooks, this year tablets are all the rage, and we already start to wonder what next year will bring. But let's not rush things and take a close look at all the tablets announced at this year's show in Vegas…

Jan 10, 2011, 10:34 AM,  by Victor H.,  3 comments
featured All CES 2011 coverage... in one place

CES is already over and this means it is time to look back to all the announcements made during the show. Let's wrap up what we have seen so far to see who is winning and who is losing in the smartphone and tablet race...

Jan 10, 2011, 10:28 AM,  by Ray S.,  0 comments
Motorola ATRIX 4G and Motorola DROID BIONIC scorch the Android benchmarks

Motorola DROID BIONIC nails 2284 Quadrant points out of the box, while the ATRIX 4G scores 2616, without the test even been optimized for dual-core chipsets yet. That's an excellent score for possibly non-final units, and the highest we've seen so far on stock handsets...

Jan 10, 2011, 9:53 AM,  by Daniel P.,  19 comments
featured Toshiba 10" Android Tablet Hands-on

Even before the very first day of CES kicked off, we were able to scope some face time with Toshiba's upcoming 10.1” Android tablet that stuffs plenty of goodies that's sure to keep pace with the handful...

Jan 09, 2011, 10:03 PM,  by John V.,  7 comments
featured Panasonic VIERA Tablets Hands-on

From big names to no names, it seems that just about everyone under the sun is taking the plunge into the tablet market. Outcomes can range from something extremely impressive, to other things that are...

Jan 09, 2011, 8:29 PM,  by John V.,  1 comment
featured ViewSonic ViewPad 4 Hands-on

Way back before the smartphone revolution exploded onto the scene, ViewSonic was happily manufacturing a handful of Pocket PCs during the early portion of the last decade. However, they're now staging...

Jan 08, 2011, 9:14 PM,  by John V.,  6 comments
featured Dell Venue Hands-on

The Dell Venue can be seen as more tolerable on the pockets since it shaves away a few inches off its case because of the lack of the keyboard. Moreover, it appears as though it's retaining the same unique...

Jan 08, 2011, 8:27 PM,  by John V.,  4 comments
featured updated RIM BlackBerry PlayBook Hands-on

For a good majority of the tablets showcased at CES, they were merely shells that didn't quite have a polished platform experience to undoubtedly release their full potential. However, RIM's BlackBerry PlayBook managed to ...

Jan 08, 2011, 1:01 PM,  by John V.,  4 comments
featured Android 3.0 Honeycomb by Google revealed - what comes next for tablets?

The first tablet optimized Android operating system is here! At least on video, which we took under close inspection to bring you the future. Ladies and gentlemen, Android 3.0 Honeycomb is official and it is going to end up on a lot of tablets, so read on…

Jan 07, 2011, 8:55 PM,  by Victor H.,  7 comments
Best phones of CES 2011: Editor's Pick

CES has just officially begun yesterday and it will run for two more days, but it seems that all important announcements have already been made. Let's wrap up what we have seen so far and see who is winning and who is losing in the smartphone race...

Jan 07, 2011, 8:42 PM,  by Victor H.,  38 comments
featured HTC Inspire 4G vs Samsung Infuse 4G vs Motorola ATRIX 4G: specs comparison

AT&T does not have a huge LTE network to make headlines at CES, but it still has its pretty fast HSPA+ network. However it is not just about the network, it is also about the phones. Well, these three AT&T smartphone freshmen did make the headlines...

Jan 07, 2011, 5:17 PM,  by Victor H.,  53 comments
HTC Freestyle Hands-on

The HTC Freestyle is on the way with its BREW-based platform that will lessen the learning curve for some. In a way, you can argue that it's going to be an HTC feature phone for AT&T's lineup – which is nice since it won't require you to add on a higher monthly data plan...

Jan 07, 2011, 4:21 PM,  by PhoneArena Team,  15 comments
HTC Inspire 4G Hands-on

Finally! It's surely a long time coming, but AT&T customers are about to get their dose of full blown high-end HTC love. We're not saying that the HTC Aria didn't offer an astounding Android experience for AT&T's customers, but we all know that the manufacturer is capable of producing a higher quality smartphone...

Jan 07, 2011, 3:56 PM,  by PhoneArena Team,  5 comments
ViewSonic ViewPad 4 is the company's compelling Android debut

ViewSonic ViewPad 4 features 4" display, second-gen Snapdragon processor and an HDMI-out port. The company has kept the ViewPad naming scheme, despite the fact that this is a full-blown smartphone...

Jan 07, 2011, 7:41 AM,  by Daniel P.,  0 comments
7" Pixel Qi transflective display handled on video, higher resolutions in the pipeline

Apart from the 10-inch screens Pixel Qi was producing so far, the company has made a 7" transflective display as well, and plans to up the resolutions to 1280x800 pixels in the next versions, which will be 10.1" and 9.7", that is being created for a "partner"...

Jan 07, 2011, 5:59 AM,  by Daniel P.,  1 comment
Dell Venue is officially announced, running Android

We told you a few months ago that the Dell Venue Pro is set to have a twin running Android and that's now official, because Dell announced the contract-free Dell Venue during CES...

Jan 07, 2011, 5:53 AM,  by Alex I.,  0 comments
featured HTC EVO Shift 4G Hands-on

From afar, you're more than likely to mistaken it for the EVO 4G, but in fact, the HTC EVO Shift 4G packs on a landscape sliding physical keyboard. On the surface, it employs some of the same design cues...

Jan 07, 2011, 3:29 AM,  by John V.,  12 comments
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