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. (more…)
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. (more…)
Early this morning, Vizio kicked their CES off with a bang by announcing a handful of new products – a 10″ tablet powered by the newly announced Tegra 4, a 7″ tablet powered by a Tegra 3, a phone with a 5″ 1080p display, and another with a 4.7″ 720p display. The phones will head to China and may never arrive here, but the tablets certainly have a chance at landing on your coffee table. (more…)
Mobile gaming has certainly taken the center stage so far at this year’s CES, as MOGA has announced their next line of portable gaming controller. The MOGA Pro Controller is much like the original, that went on that fire sale a couple of weeks back, but brings a few enhancements that should interest any of our mobile game diehards. (more…)
CES press day has begun! We’re here at LG’s event where we expect a bunch of products to be announced. If we look at past CES press events for LG, we saw everything from TVs to appliances to smartphones. This year should be no different, however, we are hoping that the handful of smartphone-related rumors come true.
We would love to see the Optimus G2, a device rumored to have a 5.5″ 1080p display and new Snapdragon S4 Prime processor. Beyond that beast, we may also see a device with a 4.7″ edge-to-edge display, along with a high-res 7″ tablet.
The event starts at 8:00AM Pacific. If we find a live stream, we’ll be sure to share it, otherwise tune into our liveblog which will have fun-filled photos and commentary. (more…)
Acer was one of the first companies out of the gate to announce a new device during CES. The Iconia B1-A71 is a new 7″ tablet that ships with Jelly Bean that isn’t meant to take a huge chunk out of your wallet. Packing a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, 512 MB, WSVGA screen and 8 GB of memory are aimed at keeping the price low.
The device is only $150, but for that price you won’t be blowing away anyone with your specs. The only real downside to the B1-A71 is that there isn’t a firm date for when we can get our hands on it. We will be sure to keep an ear out however and let you know when it’s coming so you can plan for this impulse buy.
NVIDIA’s newly announced Project Shield will likely be the talk of the week here at CES, unless of course, someone else has a massive gaming surprise up their sleeve. With its Tegra 4 processor, 5″ HD display, impressive cloud gaming technology, and stock Android operating system, this device is the ultimate mobile gamer’s dream. And actually, it may be any gamer’s dream device, as it works to create an all-encompassing gaming experience from Android to PC and from handheld device to TV.
In this highlight video above, you get to see the barebones side of Project Shield.
Depending on price, are you ready to buy one?
This evening, NVIDIA took the stage and announced the all new Tegra 4 processor. Although, it wasn’t their new chipset that had everyone excited tonight. NVIDIA CEO, Jen-Hsun Huang announced Project SHIELD (although he did slip and accidentally called it Project Thor at first) which is a completely portable full gaming system that supports Android and PC games thanks to cloud-based services. (more…)