Now, here’s a show that everyone would love to go to, it’s CES (Consumer Electronics Show) time again. It’s the biggest tech show everyone’s looking forward to every year – I’m one of them, but I could not afford to go there. So for those gadget freaks out there, here’s a list of new technologies introduced during the CES 2012:
Named P1 and P1 S, are believed to be the world’s thinnest smartphones as of now. These two handsets are equipped with the newest Android version, the Ice Cream Sandwich or Android 4.0, and powered by a dual core 1.5 Ghz processor. The P1 S has an 8 megapixel camera with 1080p video capture, accompanied by a 1.3 megapixel front camera for video calls. The handsets will be released in April.
A handset that could hold its charge for 15 years if not used. Well it’s not near a smartphone capability, but it can be used for emergencies, which a smartphone could not do with only 4 hours of battery life.
A nice looking smartphone, unfortunately powered by Android 2.3 Gingerbred (but will be upgraded to Ice Cream Sandwich in late 2012), comes with a dual-core 1.5 Ghz processor. Its noted features are: it includes a HDMI port, Bravia Sync, PlayStation capable, Sony’s Exmor R technology – 1.5 seconds of capture speed with its 12 megapixel camera.
“The Sony Xperia S may not be the smartest smartphone we have seen, but it is a decent Android handset.” – techradar
LG humbles itself in creating its latest smartphone, which they said that could win over iPhone’s screen quality. The LG Spectrum comes with a 4.5 inch screen display, a HD IPS display – which makes its pixel density greater than of the iPhone. It has a 1.5 Ghz dual core processor, Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread (with ICS upgrade), 8 megapixel camera and a 1.3 megapixel front camera. Testers said that quality of LG Spectrum is great, no lags, and no buffering during video playbacks.
It’s the first smartphone built for North America, and will be exclusively available for AT&T. The Nokia Lumia 900 is packed with 1.4 Ghz processor, a front and rear cameras – all cameras are made with Carl Zeiss optics 28mm focal length, which means it will give users a clearer image. And of course Nokia Lumia 900 is powered with Microsoft Windows.
If Sony Xperia S wows you with its 12 megapixel camera, wait until you see the HTC Titan 2. This smartphone comes with a 16 megapixel camera, with two LED flash. Now, that would top other point shoot cameras, eh? Along with that, it is powered with a single core 1.5 Ghz Snapdragon S2 chip and 720p HD video recording. However, no luck for Android fans, because this phone comes with Microsoft Phone Mango 7.5.
The company announced its new budget smartphone, the Motorola Motoluxe. There’s not much about the smartphone since it’s just an 800 Mhz powered processor, unlike other smartphones introduced during the show. It comes with Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread, 8 MP camera and a VGA front –facing camera. The phone is good enough for those budget conscious users who wanted to change their old phones into smartphones.
The handset is also a dust and water resistant phone, just like the Motorola Defy. It is a 3.2 inch touchscreen phone with Gorilla Glass, has a 3 MP camera with LED flash, accompanied by a front facing camera.
Lenovo creates its own smartphone, with an approach not similar to other companies. While other smartphones boasts their looks and UI design, Lenovo focused on the advanced security functionality of their smartphone, especially on phishing attacks. That promising feature along with a dual core 1.4 Ghz Snapdragon processor, 8 MP camera and vga front facing camera, with a 3.8 inch screen display with 800x480 resolution, and either 512 MB or 1 GB RAM.
A tablet that comes with a keyboard dock. The Lenovo IdeaTab S2 runs Android 4.0 ICS, with a 1.5 Ghz dual core Snapdragon. The tablet alone can operate up to 10 hrs, but if snapped with its keyboard dock; it doubles its battery life of up to 20 hrs. The dock also comes with USB ports for plugin devices, which makes the device look like a net book.
The tablet also runs Android 4.0 ICS but is equipped with a much faster processor of a quad core Nvidia Tegra 3. Other notable features are the fingerprint reader and built-in speakers at the back of the tablet. The amazing part is that it has an IPS high screen resolution of 1,920 x 1,200.
"It looks absolutely pin sharp." – techradar
Another Android 4.0 ICS device, the tablet did not appeal the audience with its usual Acer look. However, the device looks pretty fast with its 1.3 Ghz quad core Tegra 3 processor, and has a nice screen display similar to that of the Lenovo IdeaTab K2, but is not an IPS display which Acer announced, but is using a similar technology.
LG is proud to announce its thinnest television – around 4mm thick, which is thinner than a smartphone.
LG may have introduced the thinnest, but Lenovo has introduced the first Android 4.0 ICS television to the world, and it’s no joke, it’s the ultimate Google TV.
It’s all in the looks, it’s Intel’s see through notebook. The see through portion serves as the trackpad when the notebook is opened, but it becomes a small touch screen display when the notebook is closed.
As always, the makers of AR.Drone stole the attention of the people during the CES 2012. With its upgrade, the Parrot AR.Drone 2.0, a quadricopter. The greatest upgrade is that the device can be controlled with an IOS device, like the iPhone. This is a neat addition to your phone accessory. An additional feature enables users to create the path where the device will go through, and it will film its flight. I would love to have this!
To sum up everything about the CES this year? Smartphones and Ultrabooks war! There’s nothing much new about the introduced gadgets this year. I think they should create new technologies more than relying on what’s already there. >:) But I guess, the perspective of those who attended is different from mine. The actual show must have been great.