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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!



Ford Reveals Its Fully Electric Car

Today, Ford just revealed its all-electric car. It doesn’t even have a gasoline engine to back up the electric engine. It is supposed to be able to charge in 3 to 4 hours using at-home, wall-mounted 240-volt charge station and can get 80 to 100 miles per charge. It has a maximum speed of 84 mph, slower than gas-powered cars, but plenty for normal travel.

Also, Ford has made a smartphone app that allows you to keep track of your electric car. It can change your charge settings and help you find charge stations nearby. When you open the app, it tells you where your car is, its current charge level, and how long it will take to get it to full charge. To help you conserve as much electricity as possible, there is a display on the dashboard that evaluates your driving and tells you ways you can save electricity, such as not jamming and releasing the gas pedal.

This car comes with the usual Ford package: Sync with 911 assist, vehicle health report and traffic directions and information, audio from Sony, in-car Wifi, and push button start. This car will be available later in the year and is the first of five new electric vehicles Ford will make by 2013 in North America and Europe.

Ford Unveils Gas-Free Ford Focus Electric | News & Opinion | PCMag.com.

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