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End Of CES 2011

Sadly, all good things must come to an end. So, today was the end of CES 2011. We saw so many great new technological advances from tablets to photo frames. Here is a look at the most memorable gadgets unveiled at this year’s CES.

Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc: This was unveiled relatively early in this year’s CES, but has not left my mind yet. It is a sleek-looking smartphone that will run on Android’s Gingerbread. One of the best features is that Sony packed some great digital camera features into this smartphone. For example, there is the Exmor R sensor that allows people to take photos and video in low-light. To read more about this phone, click on the link above.

Motorola Xoom: My favorite tablet. It looks great, feels great, and in one word, it is GREAT.  This is the first tablet to run Android’s Honeycomb OS. The home screen is a wonder. The first time I saw it, I knew that I was going to love this tablet. From the row of favorite apps at the bottom to the futuristic clock sitting smack-dab in the center, I loved everything about it. Read more about this tablet worthy of the iPad by clicking on the above link.

HTC Thunderbolt: Verizon’s first 4G phone. This phone is sleek and beautiful with silver accents and a bit of gunmetal. To back up its looks, it has the hardware. It has the latest 1GHz Snapdragon processor and is capable of loading apps at lightning speed. To add to its fanciness, it has Dolby Surround Sound and the ability to make Skype calls from the phone. Read more about Verizon’s first 4G phone by clicking on the link.

Motorola Atrix 4G: This revolutionary (I use this word every time) phone doubles as a netbook. Even without taking into consideration the netbook shell, it has great hardware. It has a dual-core Tegra 2 processor which allows the user to load applications blazing fast. Now let’s get to why it’s “revolutionary.” It comes with a special netbook shell that the phone can be plugged into. This allows the user to access all of the Android’s apps and data, but in a desktop environment. This is truly revolutionary because of those who have done this before, this is the only one to have made it work. The netbook seems to run on some kind of Linux distribution, and can load some desktop applications, such as Firefox, in addition to the phone’s apps. This is one of my favorite products revealed at this year’s CES, and I hope I can be one of the first owners of this Android powered smartphone.

Ford Electric Focus: Ford unveiled its first of five electric vehicles that it hopes to produce in North America and Europe by 2013. This car runs only on battery, with no gas engine to back it up. It charges fully in 3 to 4 hours and can get 80 to 100 miles per charge. The maximum speed it can reach is 84 mph, which should not be too low for anyone. In addition to being electric, it comes with the usual Ford package.

There you have it, my summary of the best technology revealed at CES 2011. Hope you enjoyed it and please comment if you have any others to add!

 

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What?! The iPad 2?! Yup, that’s right! Apple has unveiled a model of its iPad 2 at this year’s CES!

Update: Sorry for the confusion, apparently this was just a mock-up made by some enthusiastic vendors. In other words, this is just a hopeful model of what’s to come.

So what features does this new iPad bring with it? Well…it has a rear camera, a different looking case (slightly less attractive in my opinion), and some differently arranged ports. Also, on the case, it says “128GB.” That means more space for those great apps from the ENORMOUS Apple app store!

So what do you think? Are you excited for the iPad 2?

iPad 2 Model Shows Up At CES, Cameras, New Design And All! | The APPera.

At this year’s CES, it seems like countless new smartphones were unveiled. Motorola, LG, Samsung, etc…and everything is now 4G, making the old 3G seem obsolete. Google’s Android has revolutionized smartphone interfaces, and now all the carriers are following in Sprint’s footsteps and supporting 4G. With so many new phones to choose from, it’s going to be hard to decide on a phone.

The HTC Thunderbolt is a really great-looking new smartphone that is going to Verizon. It will be the first 4G phone that Verizon carries. It has all the specs to compete at the top level of smartphones, including the ability to Skype video chat thanks to a front-facing camera and a generous 4.3-inch screen. It looks and feels great, and it has the features to back it up.

No one can forget the Motorola Atrix 4G, the first successful attempt to allow docking of a phone into a netbook shell to allow a desktop environment. This revolutionary idea lets the user plug the smartphone into a special netbook shell, and the user can access all of the phone’s data and applications right from the netbook. I say first “successful” attempt because other companies have tried but has not even come remotely close to this. The netbook runs the desktop version of many applications, including Firefox, and has a handy window that can be opened to access the Android interface as well. Even without taking the netbook shell into consideration, the Motorla Atrix 4G is an amazing phone. It’s dual-core Tegra 2 processor loads apps at lighting speed, and the 4-inch display ensures you don’t miss anything important.

The LG Optimus 2X is really fast. It also hosts a dual-core Tegra 2 processor with a 4-inch display. It’s light at a mere 4.9 ounces and measure 4.95 inches long, 2.5 inches wide, and less than half an inch thick. It will ship with Android 2.2, with a possibility of an upgrade to 3.o. It will first be available in Europe and Asia, and eventually make its way to the States. The clear difference between this phone and the Atrix is that the Atrix docks into a netbook shell, providing a desktop interface.

These are just three of the multitude of new smartphones that have been revealed at CES 2011. I hope this guide helped you a little with your decision and best of luck!

Nintendo 3DS

The Nintendo 3DS has had some demoers already at CES. According to them, the 3DS is going to be a great handheld game console.

The 3D effects are really good, as shown by the game Pilotwings, which demoers were allowed to play. The game is simple; you fly a plane through a course of circles, or aim a jetpacked pilot at balloons floating in the sky. However, it provided good depth judgement and made it a lot easier to make it through the circles.

Also, demoers were allowed to watch a trailer for the movie Legend of the Guardians, which really showed how great the 3DS’ screen resolution is.

Old DS games, such as from the DS Lite, can still be played on the 3DS using an SD card, but they will not be played in 3D.

The representatives did not disclose any information about its specs or price. However, in a press event on January 19, it is expected that they will reveal the exact release date and some specs. The Nintendo 3DS that the demoers used was just a demo with unfinished hardware.

Hands on with the Nintendo 3DS at CES.

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