Tag Archive: motorola


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!

 

Advertisements

Motorola is on a roll at this year’s CES! First the Motorola Xoom (a tablet worth of the iPad), the Atrix 4G (revolutionary netbook shell), and now the Droid Bionic!

The Droid features a dual-core processor, 512 MB of RAM, a 4.3-inch qHD screen that delivers “console-quality” graphics, an HDMI port, and 1080p video playback. Clearly, Motorola packed a lot of hardware into this phone.

As far as speed, it is the best of the best.  According to the senior vice president of portfolio and device product management Alain Mutricy, “Droid Bionic is the epitome of speed, providing consumers with instantaneous access to their personal and work content, anytime and anyplace.”

Verizon has said that the Droid Bionic will have corporate email, data security and encryption capabilities, and remote wipe, making it a perfect work device. It also will feature productivity tools such as Quickoffice for those who need to review and edit documents on the go. Finally, it will of course come with a full bundle of Google apps and services.

Unfortunately, we have no idea as to how expensive this phone is going to be, as Verizon has not disclosed any details about pricing or availability.

I hope Motorola can live up to the hopes that it has given to consumers and deliver with quality products.

Motorola Reveals Droid Bionic, Xoom for Verizon.

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!

Motorola unveiled this phone at this year’s CES. It has very impressive hardware and a great feature set to back it up, but the best part about this smartphone by far, is its ability to be used as a desktop when plugged into a special netbook shell.

The netbook shell weighs 2.4 pounds and has an 11.6-inch screen. It doesn’t have any internal storage of its own because it completely boots from the Atrix 4G smartphone. When plugged into the shell, the smartphone also has the ability to charge via an HDMI plug and a micro-USB plug.

The idea behind this revolutionary step in smartphones, is to put the phone at the center of the user’s computing experience. All the data and applications that are stored on the phone are instantly transferred when the user plugs the phone into the shell. So you can run your smartphone using a desktop-like format if you feel like the screen is too small or for whatever other reason.

When tested, the netbook shell runs surprisingly fast off of the Atrix. The desktop environment seems to be some sort of Linux distribution.

The Android experience can also be accessed on the shell via a window in webtop mode. This way, you can run you Android applications alongside the desktop applications that come with the netbook shell.

Overall reviews of the netbook is pretty darn good. Some demoers complain a little about the slight indentation in each key, but that just takes adjusting to.

Some specs:

  • Dual-core Tegra 2 processor
  • 1GB of ram
  • 16 GB of internal storage
  • 5 MP rear camera with LED flash
  • Front-facing VGA camera
  • Fingerprint reader for security
  • 4-inch display with 960×540 resolution
  • Android 2.2 (no news about an upgrade to Honeycomb)

Hands-on: Motorola’s Atrix Android phone leads secret double life as a netbook

 

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.

%d bloggers like this: