Lenovo wants to be the first manufacturer with a Windows 8 tablet

Lenovo wants to be the first manufacturer to launch a Windows 8 flavored tablet with speculation that a model will be ready to go as soon as the OS is rolled out; it looks like it might be a dogfight because Dell also has said that it wants to be ready the very first day that the OS is available...

Mar 16, 2012, 7:57 AM,  by Alan F.,  2 comments
Sony Xperia S now has access to PlayStation store

The Sony Xperia S now allows users to access the PlayStation store after a download that not only includes the storefront, but also adds the PS Pocket app; all of Sony's 2012 models are expected to receive PlayStation Certification...

Mar 13, 2012, 11:45 PM,  by Alan F.,  11 comments
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Samsung Galaxy S II HD LTE for AT&T meets FCC

Introduced at CES in Las Vegas, the Samsung S II HD LTE is supposedly coming to AT&T ; the device, also known as the Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket HD, has been given the thumbs up by the FCC and should be launched shortly...

Mar 08, 2012, 11:36 PM,  by Alan F.,  10 comments
Did Samsung show off the Galaxy S III at CES?

During Samsung’s CES press conference, they covered a wide array of products from their portfolio, like cameras and other appliances, but at one point during the event when they were talking about the neat features of their Samsung WV850F camera, an interesting...

Jan 17, 2012, 9:25 AM,  by John V.,  66 comments
Toshiba TransferJet moves data at 560Mbps, needs no wires

At CES 2012, Toshiba demonstrated its TransferJet technology, which is a wireless protocol for high speed data transfer. At the same time, it consumes less power than Bluetooth, according to Toshiba...

Jan 17, 2012, 3:07 AM,  by Nick T.,  3 comments
Motorola's MOTOACTV nabs the title of being the best Bluetooth device of CES 2012

Yes, we know what you’re thinking, the MOTOACTV was officially launched way before CES 2012 commenced, but nevertheless, it was able to capture the attention of the Bluetooh SIG more than anything else. Well, we have to give some kudos to the watch like...

Jan 16, 2012, 3:11 PM,  by John V.,  8 comments
HzO nanocoating technology from ZAGG to waterproof next season's phones, shopped to Samsung and Apple

The accessory maker has already applied the nanocoating to a few Samsung, Motorola and Apple handsets, and were demonstrating the HZO tech by dunking repeatedly an iPhone connected to a speaker in an aquarium at CES. A speaker was also present, since ZAGG plans to also waterproof headsets, so as they don't get damaged while you sweat or swim with them on...

Jan 16, 2012, 5:21 AM,  by Daniel P.,  5 comments

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ZTE T98 hands-on

Considering that this is ZTE we’re talking about here, we’re not taken by surprise finding a very modest looking 7-inch tablet that tries to come off as being premium – though, after a quick feel, it’s obvious that it’s still grazing the cheap side. Yes, we do like how it’s...

Jan 15, 2012, 12:18 PM,  by John V.,  5 comments
RIM develops QNX-styled interface for Porsche 911

A portion of RIM's display at CES was dedicated to the use of the QNX UI as a dashboard design for the Porsche 911; it was inspired by the BlackBerry PlayBook, but made for the inside of an automobile and controlled phone calls, including VoIP. music playback and the internet...

Jan 14, 2012, 10:28 PM,  by Alan F.,  10 comments
Parrot Zik Bluetooth headphones hands-on

Initially, the Parrot Zik Bluetooth Headphones didn’t seem to be anything spectacular, but once we’re able to put them on, we instantly knew this is something that will cater to the needs to hardcore audio buffs. These aren’t some kind of cheap headphones...

Jan 14, 2012, 3:29 PM,  by John V.,  4 comments
Asus Eee Pad Slider hands-on

Looking straight at the Asus Eee Pad Slider, it’s rather difficult to differentiate it with the original Transformer, but when we take a look around its sides, we’re instantly presented with a thicker looking tablet. Well, the added thickness is warranted obviously because...

Jan 14, 2012, 2:42 PM,  by John V.,  9 comments
Asus PadFone quick look

Enter the Asus PadFone, yet another brilliant feat of engineering marvel concocted by the good people over at Asus – well, that’s because it’s just so out there! On one hand, it’s part smartphone that’s running Android 4.0 Icre Cream Sandwich and powered...

Jan 14, 2012, 2:12 PM,  by John V.,  12 comments
Acer ICONIA TAB A510 hands-on

We have to commend Acer for improving the choice of materials and build quality found on the ICONIA TAB A510 – with its sturdy metallic feel accented by its rubbery coating in the rear. Despite employing a very straightforward tablet design, we do like...

Jan 14, 2012, 12:42 PM,  by John V.,  1 comment
ZTE Tania hands-on

Right off the bat, we’re reminded about the original Samsung Focus while quickly playing around with the ZTE Tania at Microsoft’s CES booth, well, that's because it looks very similar to it. By today’s standards, it takes the safe approach of sticking firm with...

Jan 14, 2012, 11:51 AM,  by John V.,  5 comments
DROID RAZR MAXX releasing on Jan 26

At CES, Verizon announced that the Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX would be $299.99 with a 2-year contract, but neglected to give a release date. Now it has appeared on Motorola's site, which says the device will be available on January 26th.

Jan 13, 2012, 4:01 PM,  by FAUguy,  22 comments
Cool smartphone and tablet accessories from CES 2012

The list of tablets and smartphones that we got to play with at CES 2012 is so long that we nearly forgot that a whole bunch of cool accessories were also shown off during the show. Their total number is also impressive, but here is a list of the ones, which caught our attention...

Jan 13, 2012, 10:14 AM,  by Nick T.,  0 comments
You favorite tablet from CES 2012?

Geez, CES 2012 was literally flooded with all those Android tablets, especially the more affordable ones, which isn't a bad thing, of course. Yeah, there might have been nothing that stands out from the crowd, but we're certainly excited to finally see some feature-rich tablets emerge for less than $300...

Jan 13, 2012, 9:53 AM,  by Ray S.,  9 comments
"What happened in Vegas" video outed by RIM to recap its CES 2012 appearance

RIM compiled a short video to recap its CES 2012 appearance, while Rome (err, the stock price) is burning. The BlackBerry maker's shares actually rose yesterday on rampant speculation that it will be shopping itself to willing buyers, and has hired Goldman Sachs to determine the fair pricing...

Jan 13, 2012, 9:44 AM,  by Daniel P.,  11 comments
Your favorite phone from CES 2012?

Now that CES 2012 has come and gone, we guess it's time to draw the line and decide which was the best phone from all of those announced at the trade-show. We saw some pretty well-balanced offerings, and there were also some that tried to get noticed by packing notable features... like a 16MP camera, for example...

Jan 13, 2012, 8:51 AM,  by Ray S.,  52 comments
Highlights of CES 2012

Now that CES has brought us all that it had to bring in terms of new devices, we felt it's time to do a little recap article about the most interesting and innovative products that we saw at the trade-show. OK, dear tech-savvy friends, let's see what managed to get us excited the most over the last few days...

Jan 13, 2012, 7:11 AM,  by Ray S.,  24 comments
ViewSonic ViewPad 10e hands-on

Amazingly, the pre-production unit on hand is quite something to behold since it’s easily the best looking tablet we’ve seen from ViewSonic thus far. In fact, what attracts us to this 10.1” tablet is the fact it reminds us of the iPad 2 with its design...

Jan 13, 2012, 3:24 AM,  by John V.,  1 comment
ViewSonic ViewPad 10pi hands-on

When it’s running Window 7, its 1.5GHz Intel Oak Trail Z670 processor is capable of delivering a very enjoyable experience, but when it comes to Android, we’re simply at a loss of words. Even now, we’ll take that it’s running Gingerbread, but in order to catch it...

Jan 13, 2012, 2:38 AM,  by John V.,  2 comments
Sony SmartWatch demonstration

Unlike the fitness oriented Motorola MOTOACTV, Sony’s SmartWatch goes in the other direction of being more of a social network driven device – perfect for those teenagers who want to scope what’s going on with their friends without having to whip out their...

Jan 13, 2012, 1:57 AM,  by John V.,  6 comments
ViewSonic ViewPad E70 hands-on

When you’re trying to make a tablet for dirt cheap, you know there are going to be some compromises made somewhere with it. From what we can gather so far, its 7” WVGA display isn’t much of a surprise to us, but unfortunately, its quality makes our eyes tear up with...

Jan 13, 2012, 1:20 AM,  by John V.,  0 comments
ViewSonic ViewPhone 3 hands-on

We spent a little bit of time with some of ViewSonic’s latest tablets but today we were able to take a closer look at their newest smartphone, the Android-powered, dual-SIM wielding ViewPhone 3…

Jan 13, 2012, 12:43 AM,  by Ian M.,  2 comments
Asus MeMO 370T hands-on

One of the devices we were eager to check out when we arrived at Asus’ booth at the Trump Hotel in Las Vegas was the MeMO 370T that is supposed to be a quad-core Android tablet destined for the US and we went hands-on, sort-of…

Jan 13, 2012, 12:01 AM,  by Ian M.,  5 comments
Best Buy reorganizes around connected devices

At CES, Best Buy spoke with some reporters about its reorganization around connected devices; computers, tablets, e-readers, smartphones and computers along with the associated service plan, will be sold at Best Buy and Best Buy Mobile stores...

Jan 12, 2012, 11:33 PM,  by Alan F.,  8 comments
Nokia Lumia 900 collects the hardware at CES with numerous awards

Nokia's new flagship model must have left quite an impression with those attending the CES as the Windows Phone powered handset picked up a number of awards including multiple "Best of CES" trophies; if you remember what happened to the Palm Pre, the awards don't automatically translate into success...

Jan 12, 2012, 7:24 PM,  by Alan F.,  20 comments
Asus MeMO 171 hands-on

Earlier today we took a trip over to the Trump Hotel in Las Vegas to check out some of the new tablets Asus is coming out with, the first of which is a 7-inch device dubbed the MeMO 171 and we went hands-on…

Jan 12, 2012, 6:36 PM,  by Ian M.,  8 comments
Lenovo K800 hands-on

The first Intel powered smartphone is finally here, as we were lucky enough to spend some hands-on time with the Lenovo K800 which is an Android handset fueled by the Medfield processor…

Jan 12, 2012, 5:48 PM,  by Ian M.,  6 comments
eBay: Mobile commerce to rise 60% this year

John Donahoe from eBay is predicting that mobile commerce will rise a whopping 60% in 2012; purchases made from an app, or from the browser on a cell phone or tablet will rise to $8 billion in gross merchandise volume, up from $5 in 2011...

Jan 12, 2012, 2:16 PM,  by Alan F.,  3 comments
Archos says all G9 tablets getting ICS by February

Archos isn't a name that usually comes up when talking about Android tablets, but the company does have a couple pretty nice options in the budget range with the Archos 80 G9 and 101 G9 (the 8" and 10.1" versions, respectively)...

Jan 12, 2012, 12:47 PM,  by Michael H.,  3 comments
Fujitsu gearing up to enter the US smartphone market, we say "quad-core Arrows phone, please"

Fujitsu plans to escape the confines of DoCoMo, where it has been providing phones exclusively for the past couple of years, and try to enter the North American market with some of its slim waterproof high-end Androids, or basic phones for seniors. We hope for the first scenario...

Jan 12, 2012, 12:08 PM,  by Daniel P.,  3 comments
Smoked by Windows Phone challenge: the results

Out of the nearly 30 challenges who put their smartphones against a Windows Phone handset, only three managed to grab the $100 prize. The rest were beaten by Ben Rudolph and his HTC Titan...

Jan 12, 2012, 10:29 AM,  by Nick T.,  108 comments
Hammacher Schlemmer outs a $200 laser-generated virtual keyboard for smartphones and tablets

The Magic Cube projects a virtual keyboard with red lasers from a slit at its top to any surface, connects to your gizmo via Bluetooth, and lets you type the futuristic way, using your whole screen real estate. It is 3" tall, can detect up to 400 characters per minute, and has two and a half hours of battery life...

Jan 12, 2012, 10:23 AM,  by Daniel P.,  7 comments
Despite positive comments on the PlayBook 2.0 update, analysts keep the HOLD rating on RIM's stock

Michael Walkley, tech analyst with the Canaccord Genuity investment research firm, has reiterated its HOLD rating on RIM's shares, keeping his $15 price target on the company's stock. He comments in a note to clients that the PlayBook OS 2.0 update that we demonstrated for you at CES, brings in some impressive new features, but there are a number of headwinds for RIM this year, which makes him take a wait-and-see approach regarding the company's future...

Jan 12, 2012, 9:37 AM,  by Daniel P.,  3 comments
ZTE shows off 7" Tegra 3 tablet

This isn't the first 7" tablet we've seen at CES and it certainly won't be the last, but it is the first we've seen from ZTE, the Chinese manufacturer which has been trying to shift from being a low-end device maker...

Jan 12, 2012, 8:29 AM,  by Michael H.,  3 comments
Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 demonstration

Within the safe confines of a netted cage, two Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 quadricopters took flight into the air, where they eventually performed a kind of synchronized dance routine. We have to admit, this thing is absolutely cool for the simple reason...

Jan 12, 2012, 2:59 AM,  by John V.,  4 comments
Lenovo IdeaTab K2 hands-on

Although the unit we checked out wasn’t in full running form, our imagination can only think about the stunning detail its 10.1-inch IPS display is capable of delivering. Nevertheless, we’re able to judge its design, which is hardly spectacular over other things...

Jan 12, 2012, 2:41 AM,  by John V.,  2 comments
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