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Tuesday Poll: What Was Your Favorite Announcement From Yesterday’s Press Events?

It’s only been two days here in Vegas at CES, but we already have some really exciting news from a wide variety of manufacturers and carriers.  Motorola and Verizon have teamed up again to bring us the new RAZR MAXX and the DROID 4.  Those of you who like smaller tablets might be more pumped about the 4G LTE powered Galaxy Tab 7.7 from Samsung or how about Asus bringing an Ice Cream Sandwich tablet to the market for $249?  So far, it has been a great year and we are just getting started.  CES officially starts today.

What was your favorite announcement from yesterday's Press Events?

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  • Davros

    Looks like the Kindle Fire did have a huge impact on tab pricing. Awesome for us consumers. I have put together a couple of Asus computers and really liked them. I can finally say Yes, I will get a tablet even if I don’t need one.

  • http://www.ashevilletechnologyservices.com Dan Brown

    Bluestacks software for over 400,000 Android Apps on Windows 8 !!

  • http://www.facebook.com/mroberte Robert Evans

    Toshiba’s tablet!

  • CARPDM

    I was happy to see Asus tablet getting ICS even tho I’m still waiting for it on my Xoom. Kudos for putting in the work to Nvidia and Asus and getting it done!

  • Anonymous

    I’m not surprised by the results.  A quad core ICS tablet for $249!?!  HELL TO THE YES!!!

  • Xray49er

    the mini prime would have got my vote but i voted other because the announcement the the prime was getting ics was my favorite annoucement and now i have a ics tablet

  • Anonymous

    Rather than coming up with “world’s thinnest phone” make one that lasts 2 days straight at least and not required to charge every night just because I want to use 4G,

    That will be my vote…..

  • Christopher Riner

    Where’s the samsung washer that lets you know when your loads done ?  ;)

  • Anonymous

    The Vizio VAP430 Media streamer/Google TV.  Looks great …

  • GCurry

    I like the design center / price point of the $249 Asus tablet.  But I also liked the design center / price point of the Asus Transformer Prime.  But I learned the hard way not to pre-order on specifications, so will take a look at XDA reviews for the mini-tablet 2 weeks after it ships.  

  • John

    Where’s the selection of Intel getting caught faking that game?

  • Adam Wiggins

    I’m going with the Subaru BRZ.

  • Anonymous

    Is it me or was this CES not that exciting?  So far, nothing has really stood out.  Tech is getting boring. I hope things pick up later this year.   I guess I’ll have intercourse with the girlfriend instead.  =(

    • Highwire

      Finally getting some I see….well its about time. Thanks for broadcasting. :)

  • http://www.hammertechnologies.net Chase Johnson

    Other: “None at all” option lol

    • Greg

      I agree. None of that crap.

  • http://www.facebook.com/objection89 Miguel Angel Portela

    OTHER: Gorilla Glass 2. That innovation is just fascinating. Screen protectors may be a thing of the past.

  • Dukeuni

    Other-  The broadband satellite by ViaSat (through WildBlue I think) is big news for me.  I live in a rural area, no high speed internet.  The current satellite internet has been TERRIBLE.  It sounds like this new and improved satellite internet may finally allow me to stream movies.  I am sure there will still be latency issues, but I dont game much, so hopefully it will be fine.

  • Anonymous

    What about the writings on the wall that we may (if there is a god) possibly see VZW come back to the good ‘ol $199 days… Here’s to the audacity of NOPE!

    • QtDL

      Just before the GNex was released I was told by the Android nerd at my local corp store that Google was not happy about the GNex pricing….they wanted it to be lower, around the $199 mark. :( VZW greedy bastards.

  • Anonymous

    I voted “Other”; my favorite announcement came from Microsoft, the company promised never ever to attend CES in the future, instead, opting to announce their future failures at their own discretion and on their own schedule. I guess it’s one way to evenly space so many future flops.

    • Anonymous

      I would agree – but WinPhone 7 and Win8 on tablets is pretty awesome.

  • http://twitter.com/QSMinSD Q

    3300mah battery that isnt a brick is pretty cool

  • Anonymous

    My favorite part was being dicked over by a “new” prime coming out.  I feel for those razr owners too.  It is one thing to be out done by another product in 2 months…that is to be expected.  But it is flat out wrong to fix a product and re-release it screwing their most loyal of customers.

    • Anonymous

      At least they announced it now and not in Feb when people can’t return them.  I would have assumed everyone with a Prime is still within their return window?

  • Anonymous

    Can’t wait for Google I/O

  • http://twitter.com/LucasNJohnson Lucas Johnson

    I really like the 249 tablet from asus.. unless it has a crappy screen.

  • Anonymous

    I’m disappointed in the lack of Android home automation products or services or apps.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Chris-Schmucker/1498547350 Chris Schmucker

    CES kinda sucks this year so far.

    • Anonymous

      Totally agree

    • Bewara2009

      HTC will show off its new phones next month IN NYC can;t wait. 

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Chris-Schmucker/1498547350 Chris Schmucker

        Honestly, HTC Sense is getting worse and worse with each iteration. It lags all over the place and feels “heavy”. Put i am curious what they’re gonna do with new hardware.

        • Bewara2009

          I never owned a HTC phone so it really doesn’t matter for me. But yes I am waiting patiently to see what they will bring and if its something good I might upgrade my line. 

          • Anonymous

            If its running Sense it likely won’t be good.  Sense was the king in the WinMo days and served Android well in the beginning where there were many missing features.  Now it is just too bloated.  At least Moto learned to reduce Blur as Android matured.  It’s like HTC is desperately to hide Android’s progress from its users for fear they may realize they don’t need Sense at all.

    • Jdstell

      Totally agree.

  • Anonymous

    Other -> ICS on my Prime!!! :)

  • TheAndroid1

    Let’s not encourage Motorola.

    Next year we may get a new phone each week.

  • Sob157

    Im hating on Moto hard for luring me into a bionic, to drop a razr, then maxx and still locking up the bootloader tighter then that odds of me buying a moto product ever again.

  • IamAguest

    Rocking the Nexus but would have seriously considered that razr max with that battery!

  • Taylordaniels1

    Is the Razr worth buying? Im upgrading from a DX by the way

    • http://twitter.com/WaltPartlo Walter Partlo

      Depends who you ask.  I would say go for the Nexus.

      • Taylordaniels1

        Do you say that because it has ICS, or because you believe its just a better phone?

        • Bewara2009

          Most Nexus fan boys won;t say cause of ICS, But thats all the Nexus can offer..

          • EC8CH

            u mad bro?

          • Bewara2009

            No! I just helping people out, and know the truth. 

          • Anonymous

            you don’t like the Nexus – we get it – no one said you had to – but please stop the negativity and put on a happy face! You’ll live longer :)

          • Bewara2009

            Listen dude you got to admit that the nexus has some many issue that aren’t solve yet. On top of that the specs aren’t even up to date really. Trust me I am one happy guy here :D 

          • Anonymous

            Honestly, the signal strength is a bit weak (for me, I understand some or lots have bigger issues) but I always get data and signal where I always get it and don’t where I never did too – so I haven’t personally had that issue. The volume+ app fixed the low volume – which was so over exaggerated to begin with. I’m getting great LTE speeds (avg 12-15 down, 8-12 up), so far it’s been a great device. Battery life is also pretty good considering LTE (I have the extended battery) and I usuall get anywhere from 10-14 hours of moderate usage.

            I know it’s been hypebeasted to death – especially on this site – but even as I tell everyone I know personally it’s not THE device for everyone. It’s a dev’s dream and modder’s fantasy – that’s what the Nexus is for.

            You might even say the Nexus is for Google’s beta testers  :)

            But all in all it’s super super fast and smooth, the display is nothing short of screen sex, and tons of 3rd party tweaks are coming.

          • Anonymous

            And not to mention NFC – I use it almost daily. I’ve already made over 30+ purchases with it. You can use it anywhere a PayPass terminal is present.

            although the Google wallet terminals are faster and require only one step for confirmation where (I’ve noticed) Pay Pass requires two steps.

            I’ve also set it up with Wi-Fi Direct – which for some reason NO ONE ON THE PLANET is talking about on the phone or using it (hint hint Droid-Life!) – so far I’m using iMedia to stream stuff to my DLNA enabled DVD player to my TV. Haven’t gotten it 100% yet but hopefully will soon.

            This phone has more than meets the eye

          • Anonymous

            It also has a gorgeous screen and on screen buttons if that’s something they’d be interested in. Not to mention an unlocked bootloader and TONS of 3rd party dev support. But to each hisher own

        • Anonymous

          Here’s why my personal preference is the Nexus over RAZR and there’s all device specific:
          1) Screen, both size and quality, personal preference of course is part of it but no denying 720p is better than qHD.
          2) Replaceable battery. When I am going to be out and will be away from a plug for 10+ hours I like knowing I can just pop in a spare battery.
          3) Updates, not only is ICS better than GB, but the next major upgrade to Android “J” will be be better on my Nexus than ICS is on a RAZR and the RAZR will likely never get “J”.  Then all the incremental updates in between as well
          4) Unlocked bootloader, if you’re into rom’ing it’s a must, espeically if you want to not have to run a half-baked version of CM like I had to do with my DX.
          5) NFC, I know this won’t matter to many now, but it may half way through their contract when there are more applications for it
          6) No physical buttons, once you’re used to it’s a requirement, and if you want to customize the virtual ones, just go ahead
          7) camera, the quality may not be top notch but it’s better than Moto camera and the zero lag is awesome, especially if you have kids 

          Is the GN a perfect phone?  Far from it, I would say between a 8.5 and 9 out of 10.  My biggest gripe being the radio not being as good as Moto phones. However I also don’t think there is anything better available to buy today, especially not on Verizon.

          • Taylordaniels1

            Thanks Man, I appreciate the explanations!

            2. Yeah that’s probably the main problem with getting the razr for me but I think I can manage.
            4. I really don’t care for ROMS and stuff, especially with the RAZR, I wont wanna risk it considering how I cant remove the battery.
            5. I haven’t really read about NFC.
            7.  I read that the cameras are pretty similar! Hm thats wierd but as long as it has a front facing camera than I’m fine.

            Thank you again though!

          • Bewara2009

            Just one thing to think about, remember to invest in something worth your money and not something that people say so.. 

          • Anonymous

            My brother’s wife has a RAZR and she loves the phone.  Playing with her phone and also in store I know it is a good phone, just not for me. Her biggest gripe with the phone is she can’t get an extended battery for it as it is needed.  So if you go RAZR you may want to hold out for the MAXX.

          • Taylordaniels1

            I cant, my DX is pretty much dead, I don’t know when the MAXX is coming out, and I have an upgrade, so I pretty much need to get a phone right now

          • Anonymous

            Actually NFC is great – I honestly do about 10 purchases a week on it. I use it anywhere a Pay Pass terminal is available. And keeping an electronic copy of my receipts all in one place is awesome.

            I used it in a super market on sunday morning and the kid cashier looked up at me and said “you just paid with your phone? are you from the future?” LOL

          • Anonymous

            I like NFC and used the beam as well.  I’m just saying it’s more niche at this current moment in time.

            That story did make me laugh.

        • http://twitter.com/WaltPartlo Walter Partlo

          ICS is nice, but I like the hardware.  I like the curve of the screen and how it feels in my hand.  If I could pick whether a phone (LTE) had a removable battery or storage, I would go with the battery.  I really like NFC, and the screen is much better that the one on the Razr.  I unlocked my phone by simply typing 2 commands into my computer.  The biggest advantage the GNex has over any phone on the planet right now is the developers that are flocking to it.  I like the Razr hardware minus the screen and non removable battery.  The Galaxy Nexus has a huge advantage when it comes to software, and i am talking about custom software, not just ICS.  I loved my OG Droid, but I will not ever buy a phone with an encrypted bootloader, ever.

          • Taylordaniels1

            Thanks man! Yeah the non removable battery is the main problem, and due to that I’m not going to root it. But the locked bootloader really doesn’t matter to me, but yeah so far I’m still going for the Razr, I will play with both of them once I visit the Verizon store today.

    • EC8CH

      Go check out the RAZR, Rezound, and G-Nex. Pick which you like best…

      I’m a G-Nex fan myself.

      • Taylordaniels1

        Thank you! I’m between the RAZR and the Nexus, I rules out the Rezound.

        • Bewara2009

          Rezound and razr are way better than the nexus…The only thing the Nexus has is the ICS that’s it..

          • Taylordaniels1

            Thank you! That’s what I’ve been reading, the Razr is just as good as the Nexus except the battery life and ICS.

          • Bewara2009

            No problem, if you are going to upgrade just wait for the droid razr maxx, if battery is an issue for you, if not than go ahead and upgrade :)

          • Taylordaniels1

            Thanks again! Yeah I think I may go for the Razr. The design and the fact that it will eventually get ICS is enough to convince me. 

          • Anonymous

            It’s personal preference.  Do yourself a BIG favor and try both in the store first before ordering anything.  Anyone tells you one is better than the other for everyone is a complete idiot.

          • Taylordaniels1

            I will do that, I just wanted a few opinions. I am leaning towards the Razr though.

          • Staticx57

            The razor has the worst screen which matters the most as that’s what you actually interact with.

          • Taylordaniels1

            Worst? Out of the Nexus and Razr, or just the worst screen period?

          • Staticx57

            Worse compared to the rezound and gnex. The razr feels terrible in your hand as well. Both the gnex and rezound are 1280×720 while the razr is 960×540. Consequentially it is much easier to see the pixels and just looks the least sharp. The razr also has the slowest processor so it will be the first to show its age.

          • Taylordaniels1

            Ah okay, well I’ll just check once I see it in the store.

          • Colin Zack

            Screen’s not as good, locked bootloader, more bloatware, slower processor…

            Just go play with them both and see which you like best. 

          • Taylordaniels1

            I will, I will. The only thing that concerns me about the Razr is that what if the phone freezes or lags, and I cant remove the battery, what am i supposed to do?

          • Bewara2009

            Easy, Hold power button and volume down down together and there you go, phone will reset. 

          • Taylordaniels1

            Oh yeah I forgot about that, but a good ole fashion battery pull is what im going to miss :/

          • Bewara2009

            What ever makes you happy man, just don;t regret later down the road.. :/

          • Taylordaniels1

            I wont, I experienced that already. I loved my DX at first but then I got bored with it, I’m sure I’ll be alright with the Razr until my next upgrade comes.

          • Bewara2009

            I still haven’t upgrade my line yet, coming from a droid x2 here. My X2 is in good condition and i have no problems with it yet, and if I did I will just call in to get a replacement since I have insurance on my line. :) Just waiting for the right phone to come along..

          • Taylordaniels1

            Yeah the droid x and x2 isn’t a bad phone at all. If I didn’t mess up my DX, I would’ve waited for the Droid 4 as I’m really dying to have a phone with a physical keyboard, but I don’t want to  be without a phone for a few weeks so I’m just gonna get the RAZR

          • Anonymous

            I agree, and I think everyone who is shopping for these should check out a true HD movie or game on the Nexus… When it fills the whole 4.65 screen it’s crystal clear and pretty impressive.  Every time I show someone who is asking about my phone, they love the screen.

            One thing I didn’t realize I’d like until I got it, was the super deep blacks, and how cool it blends with the front of the phone/bezel… The phone is already sleak and sexy, but when you have black backgrounds in any application, it displays so well on this phone & makes it look even sexier, sort of like a never ending pool b/c it appears the screen goes almost all the way to the edge!  If that makes sense.. If not oh well, go play with and see

          • Brian Walker

            That’s the kind of statement I hate reading. Not only is it ice cream sandwich, but I’ll get updates WAY before skinned phones. I have had zero complaints about the hardware on this thing. ICS, huge HD screen, wonderful build (I don’t care what anybody else says about that), fast camera, plenty fast and smooth UI. All 3 are fantastic phones, you really just need to try them out and see what suits your needs.

    • Anonymous

      It is, but if you have your heart set on it I would wait for the razr Maxx – redonkulous battery in there

      • Taylordaniels1

        The thing is that I dropped my phone in the toilet and its not working, and I dont know when the Maxx is coming out. The battery problem isnt that big of a deal for me, I’m going to use my dads upgrade anyways! I’ll just wait a year when I’m ready for my upgrade.

        • Anonymous

          you can’t go wrong with any of the big 3 – Rezound Razr or GNex. As someone mentioned i would send some time in a store and beat ‘em up some

          • Taylordaniels1

            Thanks! I’ll make sure to do that, I’m gonna spend time with the Nexus and the Razr

          • Anonymous

            Good luck

          • Taylordaniels1

            thanks man!

    • Anonymous

      Duuuuude…. there’s zero to compare. I had that CRAPPPY DROID X and swore never to buy Motorola again. I was so sick of the DX I ordered a 64GB iPhone 4S (in Martha Stewart White™ of course), then on the day the iPhone was to arrive I called VZW to check on something; I reached a rep’ who told me that she could “Grandfather” me into the Unlimited Data feature (the conversation came about when I told her I didn’t really want the iPhone but it was the only current phone besides the DROID 3 that was compatible with my stand-alone Unlimited Data Plan). She advised to “Refuse Delivery” and once the iPhone was received by the TX warehouse we could proceed with a 4G phone. Of course, I went with the RAZR™ (tested out the Nexus at the Samsung Store before making final decision, wasn’t impressed at all with the Nexus). I can still return my RAZR™ because I bought on December 5th, during the Worry Free Holiday Window that ends January 15th; I see no reason to return or exchange it. Changed my mind about Motorola; best smartphone I’ve ever owned.
      Don’t listen to the newbies bitching about battery, I have no issues with mine.
      If you need more battery and want a thicker phone go for the RAZR™ MAXX. The HD Dock probably will not work with the MAXX; I am actually going to return a case that doesn’t work with the HD Dock, even though it’s supposed to. Lapdock 100 ROCKS!

      • Taylordaniels1

        Thanks dude! Yeah some say the batter is a pain, some say it isn’t. And I’m pretty sure I’ll do fine as I don’t use my phone ALL day. But yeah the design and the fact that it will ICS is coming eventually is making me lean all the way towards the RAZR.

        • Anonymous

          Your welcumz’! Remember this, with the RAZR™ or RAZR™ MAXX you’ll be able to use the Lapdock (100 or 500 Pro) and use your unlimited Data to surf or download or stream on a very portable quasi-laptop/netbook (the Lapdock) without having to pay for Mobile Hotspot or root to get free tether.

          Also, with regard to comparing my DX to RAZR:
          *Always had 3G buffering on Netflix; no buffering on RAZR.
          *Crackle video stream never worked on DX; works flawlessly on RAZR.
          *HDMI on DX only worked for Gallery (pictures and videos) and maybe a couple of other things, unless you bought HDMI OUT for DX (and that itself was buggy sometimes); HDMI out on RAZR works flawlessly and Mirrors phone’s display to TV – all APPs included (portrait or landscape).
          *Gauge how you’ve used your DX overtime (with regard to battery); RAZR averages same use on 4G or slightly longer. If your fine with DX battery, you’ll be good with the RAZR’s.

          • Taylordaniels1

            Oh okay cool, I didn’t know that! And if the Razr’s battery is like the DX, then I’m completely fine with that, my DX always lasts like 6-8 hours, considering I’m not using it ALL day.

          • Anonymous

            Good luck with whatever you decide.

          • Taylordaniels1

            Thank you!

  • EC8CH

    Pretty sad choices…

    If they would have announced a 3 seashell landscape dock for my G-Nex at CES Yesterday, that would have been more exciting.

    • Christopher Riner

      no kidding man!  Are we going to have to start making these damn docks ourselves?  I want the car dock with 3 seashell setup.