BOL is coming to you live from the CES 2011 stage, and it's raining tablets. So, you probably want to duck, because those things are heavy. Har har. Asus, Lenovo, Vizio, and MSI have already bowed theirs, although LG is saving its announcement for a separate press conference. (Motorola is yet to come.) Plus, OnLive makes even more smart moves, and you can get a text from your oven. --MollySubscribe: iTunes (MP3) | iTunes (320x180) | iTunes (640x360) | RSS (MP3) | RSS (320x180) | RSS (640x360)… Read more
On Thursday the company, along with Verizon Wireless, announced the 4G LTE-enabled Galaxy Tab.
Unlike the Wi-Fi-only Tab, this one gets a significant upgrade in at least a couple of areas. Samsung will upgrade the rear-facing camera from 3 to 5 megapixels.
Also, the CPU gets a slight speed boost, from 1GHz to 1.2GHz, using the same Cortex A8 Hummingbird processor.
Besides those details, the rest of the specs (so far) … Read more
We got a look at it last night on an Android-powered Galaxy Tab and on a Windows 7-powered IdeaPad tablet. We even took a video, but unfortunately, one important feature--Flash--wasn't implemented on the demo units we saw.
What we did see has potential. Opera for tablets has the usual URL and Google search bars, and tabbed browsing. It also has the typical features of search, bookmarking, and history, to name … Read more
T-Mobile's focus at CES 2011 wasn't about phones, but rather about tablets and its 4G network.
Though no new phones were announced, the carrier said it plans to launch at least 25 new 4G devices in 2011. The company promised devices capable of peak download speeds of 21Mbps in the first half of the year and smartphones capable of 42Mbps in the second half of the year.
Currently, T-Mobile's 4G network reaches around 200 million … Read more
Editor's note: This live event has concluded. For a brief rundown of what was announced, including the 7-inch Streak tablet, the new all-in-one Inspiron One, Venue smartphone, and gaming PCs from Alienware, check out our summary post here. You can also replay our live blog in the Cover It Live module below.
LAS VEGAS--Dell had an eclectic product line in 2010, branching out from its comfort zone of PCs and laptops to Android tablets, convertible notebooks, and even cell phones. The company wowed us at CES 2010 with the Alienware M11X gaming laptop. We hope to see something just … Read more
LAS VEGAS--Fujitsu is decidedly one of the odder ducks among laptop manufacturers, and their CES 2011 lineup of laptops unveiled last evening runs an interesting range of ideas, some better than others. To be honest, however, we're not sure we'd buy any of them. Still, here's the rundown for the curious.
Lifebook AH572: Of all Fujitsu laptops, this led the pack in oddness--a 3D laptop with polarized glasses instead of the far better-functioning active-shutter solution, the AH572 also comes with its own 3D Webcam capable of recording 3D video. The demo produced was far from compelling, however--yes, … Read more
LAS VEGAS--Like seemingly every other company at CES 2011, Sharp is jumping on the tablet/e-reader bandwagon. But at least the company has one of the more unique names out there: Galapagos.
If the name sounds familiar (in the electronics arena, that is), it's because it's not exactly a new product. The Galapagos is already available in Japan, and it's been spotted making its way through the FCC approval process in the U.S.
But one thing is clear: the North American version of the Galapagos may bear very little resemblance to the existing Japanese one. For … Read more
LAS VEGAS--We thought we had seen everything Lenovo was ready to throw at us at CES 2011 in the laptop/tablet universe, but a surprise new addition was unveiled late last night: a Windows version of the LePad slate coming later this year, tentatively called the IdeaPad Slate.
The 10-inch tablet has nearly the same hardware design as the LePad, with different internal components: the same flash storage, but a next-gen Intel Atom CPU instead of the LePad's Qualcomm Snapdragon. The Windows tablet, at this point not officially named, has a stylus for pen input as well as multitouch, … Read more
In a bid to be the most blazing tablet around, RIM has announced that its Blackberry PlayBook will be up and running on Sprint's 4G network by summer.
The 4G-enabled PlayBook will exist as a separate model from the Wi-Fi-only offerings due in the first quarter of 2011, and will bear the name BlackBerry 4G PlayBook. Beyond the added wireless connectivity, all other features should be identical.
Sprint's 4G service is currently available in 71 markets, including Atlanta, San Francisco, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, and New York City. The addition of 4G wireless speed to the PlayBook … Read more
LAS VEGAS-- I've been waiting patiently to try out the BlackBerry PlayBook ever since I first glimpsed it under glass at last year's September DevCon announcement. Since then, RIM has published a handful of videos showcasing the tablet's capabilities, testing browser speeds against the iPad, and more or less doing my job for me.
Needless to say, when I finally got my hands on the BlackBerry PlayBook at CES 2011, I arrived well-versed in its story and capabilities. Aside from the mild thrill of holding a product that has taken on a mythic aura, the only real … Read more