And here go! CES 2013 has officially begun. Well, the show floor portion that is. Tim and I are on the ground ready to see what kind of tech mischief we can get into.
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One of our press stops last night included PepCom, a convention staple that always features many of the latest tech gadgetry from your favorite tech companies. It’s usually outside of whatever convention is going on, but it always pulls in great talent. While a couple of companies weren’t showing off their freshly announced phones and were saving them for the show floor, Huawei was one that had everything on hand.
So since we didn’t have time to go full hands-on with their Ascend Mate and Ascend D2, we took a minute to do just that at Pepcom.
At 5:00PM Pacific, Sony will unveil all of their latest gadgets at their CES booth in the Las Vegas Convention Center. They were kinda enough to include a live video stream for those not at the show, and the rest of us not willing to take the extra long trip from Mandalay Bay’s press day to the LVCC.
Most of us are expecting them to announce the two new Xperia devices – the Z and the Z’s brother. Both should have 1080p displays, quad-core Snapdragon S4 processors, 2GB RAM, advanced 13MP cameras, and Jelly Bean.
Once announced, we should have a chance to get our hands on them, so if Sony has grabbed your attention during the last month of leaks, get ready for some action.
Earlier this afternoon, Huawei took the stage for their CES 2013 press event and left after announcing the biggest phone-tablet hybrid device to date, the Ascend Mate, along with the Ascend D2, a device they are calling the “most powerful.” Both devices mark somewhat of a new start for Huawei, or rather, a move towards the main stream. We aren’t sure how consumers will accept this Chinese company, but with the work they have done with these two phones, people should at least give them a look.
Who is ready for the 6.1″ Huawei beast? The Huawei press event for CES starts at 1:00PM Pacific, and has everyone abuzz, though I don’t know how positive that noise may be. Is the 6.1″ Ascend Mate too big? Does it cross the line of phone-tablet hybrid territory? We’ll find out in a few moments.
You’ll find my solo live blog below, as Tim waits in line for this afternoon’s big Samsung event. I’ll do my best to keep up as I giggle at the insanity.
Asus rattled off a barrage of announcements this morning, here at CES, a couple of which are Android related. First we have the Qube, a unique Google TV box that attaches quickly and easily to your HD TV. The only other Android product was a massive 18.4″ tablet that boots both Windows 8 and Android. Details on both below.