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3 years ago

NVIDIA and LG demo the Optimus 2X -- the first Tegra "superphone"

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At NVIDIA's CES press conference today, LG and NVIDIA gave us all the first look at the LG Optimus 2X, which they call the "world's first Tegra 2 superphone".  It's the first phone to use NVIDIA's Tegra 2 chipset, and it's impressive to say the least.  The plan, according to LG's Yongseok Jang, was to create beauty on the outside, and a monster on the inside, and it looks like they succeeded.  The specs:

  • 1Ghz Dual-core Processor (NVIDIA Tegra 2)
  • 4-inch WVGA screen
  • Android 2.2 (Froyo), upgradeable to Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)
  • 8GB memory (up to 32GB via microSD)
  • 1,500 mAh battery
  • 8 megapixel rear camera and 1.3 megapixel front camera
  • HDMI mirroring
  • 1080p MPEG-4/H.264 playback and recording

No word on carrier, or pricing, but we're on the lookout.  Hit the break to read the official press release, and see the Optimus 2X pass the latest in smartphone benchmarks -- Angry Birds on the big screen.

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3 years ago

Live at Nvidia's press event

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We're here at the Venetian in Las Vegas for Nvidia's presser. Expect a lot of hard-core processor nerd-talk, some Tegra 2 and maybe even some Honeycomb. Join us after the break!

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3 years ago

HTC Inspire 4G brings more 4.3-inch power to ATT

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ATT has had quite the morning, announcing that they'll have 12 new Android phones this year, including at least three high-end devices. One of those three is the HTC Inspire 4G, which is the first HTC 4G phone that has been officially announced.

The HTC Inspire 4G will have a 4.3-inch touchscreen, next-generation HTC Sense, 8 MP camera with 720p recording, 1 GHz Snapdragon processor with 4 GB on board memory as well as 8 GB on an SD card.

ATT, which has thus far sported relatively quiet and uninspiring Android lineups, has suddenly bounced back big time with the Inspire 4G, Atrix 4G and Infuse 4G. [ATT]

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3 years ago

Motorola Atrix specs

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3 years ago

LG Optimus Black to come with WiFi Direct, will be demoed at CES

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Hot on their announcement of the Optimus Black, LG has announced that the device will be one of the first consumer devices to feature WiFi Direct. What is WiFi Direct you ask? Well, it's a system to connect two different WiFi-enabled devices directly for sharing data -- think Bluetooth on steroids. The technology allows people to skip using a traditional WiFi hotspot or router to connect devices and could have big implications for local sharing of data and mobile gaming.

LG promises that they will be demonstrating the technology "for the first time on a mobile device" at CES so expect more coverage of this soon. Also, the WiFi Alliance, the group that creates all the WiFi standards, has whipped up a short video explaining exactly what WiFi Direct is and does. Find it and the full press release past the break. [LG Newsroom, WiFi Alliance]

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3 years ago

Motorola and AT&T announce the Atrix 4G

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Motorola and AT&T got together this morning at CES to announce the Motorola Atrix 4G, what they are calling the world's most advanced mobile device.  Without question, the specs are impressive:

  • Nvidia Tegra 2 dual core 1 GHz processor
  • 1 GB RAM
  • 16 GB internal memory and microSD card slot
  • 4 inch QHD display
  • 5 MP rear camera and VGA front facing camera
  • Fingerprint scanning security
  • Android 2.2 (Froyo) with MotoBlur
  • All the assorted radios and sensors

It also is dockable in what they're calling a Laptop Dock,which has a full keyboard and puts the Atrix 4G into "webtop mode".  While in webtop mode, users can enjoy a fuller computer-like experience via apps like Firefox web browser.  This looks like a winner, and we can't wait to get our hands on one.  [AT&T]

Update: Hit the break for the Motorola presser [Motorola Mobility]

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3 years ago

Hands on with the HTC Evo Shift 4G

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Who has two thumbs and is holding the latest phone in Sprint's Evo line? This guy, of course. Meet the HTC Evo Shift 4G on Sprint -- with its four-row sliding keyboard, 4G high-speed data all the usual HTC goodness.

Initial impressions are pretty good. We like the 3.6-inch screen size. Not too big, not too small. The phone's a bit on the portly side, but having a 4G radio and a sliding keyboard will do that. The chrome accents on the bezel, speaker and capacitive buttons are a nice touch.

There's no front-facing camera, and no HDMI out port. We can live with that. Others might not. To each his own.

But here's the really cool thing Sprint told us -- it's time to stop thinking as the Evo 4G as just a phone, and the Shift as a follow-up. They're just the start of the Evo line. More phones are coming (and fairly soon, it sounded).

We've got a bevy of pictures and a hands-on video after the break.   And while you're at it, be sure to swing by our Evo Shift 4G forums!

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3 years ago

Sony Ericsson XPERIA Arc sneaks out

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Some press shots and a quick promo video for the Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc have surfaced and despite our several years of feeling slightly burned by the Xperia line, we have to say that it looks pretty darn good. The purported specs suggest that the 854x480, 4.2 inch display sits atop a very thin (8.7mm in the middle) phone with a curved back, a 1GHz Qualcomm processor, Gingerbread, and an 8mp camera. 

Check out the video and a couple more press shots after the break! [Gagadget via Engadget]

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3 years ago

Samsung Infuse 4G heading to AT&T, brings 4.5-inch goodness

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Well the announcements just keep rolling in from CES. Samsung has introduced the Infuse 4G, which will be heading to AT&T.  The Infuse has been described as a Galaxy S phone, just better. It sports a whopping 4.5-inch Super-AMOLED screen and a 1.2 GHz processor. Along with the 4.5-inch screen, the device will sport dual cameras, Android 2.2, and HD recording capabilities. [Samsung]

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3 years ago

Acer announces ICONIA Tab A500 headed to Verizon

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The Consumer Electronics Show is in full swing now, so get prepared for loads of delicious announcements. Acer took the time to announce a tablet headed to the Verizon LTE network, labeled the ICONIA Tab A500.

The ICONIA Tab will be showcased at CES, so we'll do our best to get you all of the information possible about the device.

Here are the specs we know as of right now:

  • 10.1-inch touchscreen
  • NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual core 1 GHz processor
  • Flash 10.1
  • 1080p playback
  • HDMI-output
  • 13.3 mm thick
  • Ability to play HD arcade games and complex online 3D games (due to a 10-point multi-touch and gyro meter control)

Sounds like a very intriguing device; stay tuned for more juicy details. Full press release after the break.

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