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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!

LG Optimus 2X Is Fast

The newly revealed LG Optimus is crazy fast. With a dual-core Tegra 2 processor, it allows you to fly through pages and applications in the blink of an eye. LG also claims that it is very good for video games because of its fast speed. It has a 4-inch display and a resolution of 480×800. The phone is pretty light at 4.9 ounces and it is 4.95 inches long, 2.5 inches wide and less than half an inch thick.

It will ship with Android 2.2, but most likely will be able to be upgraded to Android 3.0. It is a global phone, meaning that it will probably first be seen in Asia and Europe, and possibly come to the United States. Even if it does arrive in America, some people worry that it won’t have a carrier.

I sure hope that this speedy phone will arrive in America sometime in 2011 and will be one of the first to buy it.

CES: LG Optimus 2X feels twice as fast – CES 2011 CNET Blogs.

Tablets Take The Show At CES 2011

At this year’s CES, tablets were the big thing. Sure, there were 3D TVs (such as Panasonic’s giant) and laptops, but the main attraction was the variety of tablets there were. There were many famous and not-so-famous companies that tried their hand at designing tablets, but in my opinion, only the Motorola Xoom has a chance at knocking the iPad from its throne.

Despite the massive amounts of tablets, surprisingly few were even worth a second glance. All of the tablets have some sex-appeal, but they don’t have the hardware and software to back it up. Some of the tablets that were revealed had very few set features, such as the G Slate by LG which we only know will run Android 3.0 and will be compatible with T-mobile’s 4G network. Also, the Dell Streak runs outdated Android 2.2 software. Why would anyone want to spend hundreds of dollars on outdated software? One of last year’s best tablets, the Samsung Galaxy Tab, is also still running Android 2.2. The company hasn’t even said if it will upgrade to Android 3.0. Why they do that, I don’t see.

So keep your eyes peeled this year for the barrage of tablets that will be hitting the market, and if ever, you need help deciding, just comment or email me, and I will do my best to help you.

The Associated Press: Tablets crowd gadget show, chasing iPad’s tail.

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