CES 2011

Motorola XOOM Tablet Available for Pre-Order at Handtec

So you know that one tablet, the one that was named Best in Show for CES 2011, the one that beat the operating system (Android 3.0 Honeycomb) that it was equipped with? The Motorola XOOM, the big boy, the stage taker, the tapmaster, the greatest. That tablet is for sale on pre-order from Handtec. Send in an order today for the tablet, a wireless keyboard, standard dock, speaker dock, and a portfolio case. All are on pre-order and are said to be DUE IN SOON.

Motorola Atrix 4G and Laptop Dock Hands-On

The Motorola Atrix has been officially announced to the world. Being one of the only "jaw dropping" devices at this year's CES it's an incredibly innovative device. Being touted as "The Worlds Most Powerful Smartphone," the device will allow the user to dock into both a larger display and laptop case, and with it's full onboard RAM, it definitely has the power to be a true laptop/desktop/tablet replacement. Once docked the user will presented with the Motorola WebTop UI and we went hands-on with both the device and its laptop dock. The device is proving to be very impressive. From what we saw, it not only is impressive software wise, the hardware on the device is top-notch. [vms 7798bc7e9d9db83c612a]

BOOX Android eReader Hands-On at CES 2011 from SlashGear

Behold! One of the only ereaders at the entirety of CES 2011. This is the BOOX M Series eReader, a little-known reader whose unique features (including a low-level Android) might very well give it a chance in a world engrained in the one-tablet law enforced by Kindle and NOOK. Check out its wobbly back, smooth and sassy border, and big fat beautiful indented buttons.

Motorola XOOM Tablet Named Best in Show at CES 2011

This year's Best in Show award at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas Nevada is none other than the brand new Motorola Android 3.0 Honeycomb tablet, the one called XOOM! It was almost an upset as many believed that the operating system Android 3.0 Honeycomb would snatch the award, no problem. Instead, it was found pertinent by the voters to instead vote on the vessel. Of all of the tablets (and there were a lot of them) to pop out with Honeycomb at this event, the XOOM is the hottest.

ViewSonic ViewPad 4 smartphone gets official

As promised, ViewSonic has unveiled its latest Android device, the 4.1-inch ViewSonic ViewPad 4. Pushing the company into the smartphone market, the ViewPad 4 runs Qualcomm's 1GHz MSM8255 processor with a 5-megapixel autofocus camera capable of 720p HD video recording, WiFi b/g/n and Bluetooth 2.1. There's also 720p HD video playback via an HDMI port, GPS and A-GPS. OS is Android 2.2, and ViewSonic expect the smartphone to be available in the middle of 2011, priced according to carrier whim. Press Release:
ViewSonic Expands ViewPad® Line at CES ViewPad 4 Offers Phone and Tablet Functionality in Hand-Held Package LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwire - January 6, 2011) - CES 2011 ViewSonic Corp. (South Hall 30873), a leading global provider of computing, consumer electronics and communications solutions, is extending its ViewPad line at CES 2011 with a brand new 4-inch tablet. "ViewSonic's heritage in display technology serves as a natural extension of our product expertise," said Jeff Volpe, vice president and general manager for ViewSonic Americas. "We have been at the forefront of visual display technology for nearly 25 years, 10 of which have been spent in the tablet space. We are proud to extend our tablet legacy by expanding our ViewPad offerings to incorporate new solutions like the ViewPad 4 that put ViewSonic anywhere consumers share, play and connect." ViewSonic will now offer connected ViewPad solutions ranging from 4 to 10 inches, allowing consumers to select the ViewPad that works best for their needs. As part of this expansion, the company is introducing the ViewPad 4, an Android-based 4.1-inch WVGA touch capacitive device offering tablet power and performance -- and a phone -- all for carrying in your pocket. Based on a Qualcomm® MSM 8255, 1GHz platform, the ViewPad 4 offers full cell phone functionality bundled with HD 720p video recording, playback, upload and HDMI 720p display output. A 5-megapixel auto-focus camera and Bluetooth® 2.1 and 802.11 b/g/n wireless enable video telephony. Additionally, GPS / A-GPS functionality makes it easy to identify points of interest from anywhere. The ViewPad 4 will be available in the middle of 2011. Pricing will be dependent upon carriers. Today's growth of the ViewPad line complements the rest of ViewSonic's tablet line being showcased at CES, including the ViewPad 7 and the ViewPad 10. Now available for purchase for an ESP of $459, the ViewPad 7 is a 7-inch Android 2.2-based tablet that combines a Qualcomm® MSM7227 600MHz processor with 3.5G data technology. With an 800x400 WVGA LCD screen in a lightweight, pocket-sized design, this device is one of the few 7-inch tablets to offer Android Google Mobile Services (GMS) for access to more than 100,000 Google apps and games along with Gmail, YouTube and more for a convenient entertainment solution that fits their mobile lifestyle. Teamed with built-in 3-megapixel, dual front and rear cameras, GPS/A-GPS, an integrated e-book reader, Document-To-Go functionality and an ultra long battery life of up to 10 hours, the ViewPad 7 ensures consumers can bring all their favorite multimedia content with them wherever they go. ViewSonic's 10.1-inch Wi-Fi based ViewPad 10 tablet offers the best of both worlds with dual operating systems, giving consumers a choice between Windows® 7 Home Premium and Google Android 1.6 within the same device. With a high speed Intel® Atom™ 1.66GHz processor and sharp 1024x600 LED backlit panel, this tablet is ideal for consumers that want to use Windows to view Flash-based content and Office programs, and Android for mobile entertainment. The ViewPad 10 is on track for availability in March for an ESP of $629, as scheduled. For more information on this and other CES announcements, including hi-res images, please visit ViewSonic.com/ces2011/. For further information on ViewSonic and its products, visit ViewSonic.com or follow ViewSonic on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter. About ViewSonic ViewSonic® Corporation is a leading global provider of computing, consumer electronics and communications solutions. ViewSonic develops, markets and supports a broad range of innovative products, including LCD TVs, computers, Tablet, LCD monitors, projectors, digital photo frames, digital signage displays and digital media players. For further information, please contact ViewSonic Corporation at 800.888.8583 or 909.444.8888; or visit ViewSonic.com.

Splashtop Remote adds Android support to PC access app

Splashtop has broadened platform support to include Android devices in addition to iOS, meaning that Android smartphone users can now use Splashtop Remote to access their PC apps and digital content, including real-time video and audio streaming. Splashtop Remote allows for movie and music streaming, together with access to files and applications, remote PC and Flash gameplay, and the ability to wake up a computer remotely via "Wake-on-LAN". The company recommends using an Android 2.2 phone or tablet for the best results. Press Release:
Splashtop Remote Seamlessly Connects Any Computing Device – Now Adding Support for Android and Windows Now anyone with a tablet or a smartphone, regardless of operating system, can access their PC content, media and applications from anywhere SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Splashtop Inc., the worldwide leader in instant-access computing, today announced that it is making its popular Splashtop Remote Desktop software available for Android and Windows clients, in addition to its current support for iOS clients. This expanded support for client platforms enables anyone with an Android or a Windows smartphone or tablet to access their PC content and applications while on the go, regardless of mobile device operating system. "Splashtop is building the 'Bridge to Anywhere,'" said Mark Lee, CEO and co-founder of Splashtop. "Of course, we're talking software here, not Alaskan politics. Whether you’re a consumer with an Android-based eReader, or a business using iPhones, iPads or Windows tablets, now everything on your PC at home or in the office is at your fingertips no matter where you are. Splashtop Remote seamlessly bridges all of your devices.” Splashtop Remote allows users to effortlessly access and control their computer remotely through a mobile device, such as an iPad, an iPhone, or an Android-based Dell Streak, Samsung Galaxy Tab or Lenovo LePad, bridging the computing experience across devices. For the first time, users can enjoy a rich and interactive remote PC experience that includes full real-time video and audio. With Splashtop Remote, users can watch movies, listen to music, access all of their files and applications, play PC and Flash games remotely, and even wake up a computer remotely via a “Wake-on-LAN” feature. Splashtop Remote is available localized for English, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, and Spanish users. Splashtop Remote is available now in the Apple App Store and on iTunes, and on the Android Market. To learn more about Splashtop Remote, please visit: http://www.SplashtopRemote.com.

OpenTablet 10 packs transflective outdoor display, digital stylus

The OpenTablet 10 isn't OpenPeak's first slate - the OpenPeak 7 eventually headed to AT&T launched back in 2010 - but it's the company's biggest and best specified. Running Android on Intel's new Moorestown Atom CPU, the 10.1-inch OpenTablet 10 has a dual-mode multitouch capacitive touchscreen that works with both finger-input and an electrostatic stylus, together with a transflective LCD display that can be viewed indoors and out. There's also WiFi a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, optional 3G, HDMI for 1080p HD output, microSD and microUSB ports, plus a pair of cameras: 5-megapixels on the back and a 720p HD webcam up front. OpenPeak expect it to be used with their OpenServices backbone, offering enterprise functionality such as remote lock/wipe and pushed firmware/app updates; however it will also support multi-user logins for home use. No word on pricing or availability. [gallery] [via SlashGear]

Hulu Plus Coming Soon to Android Devices

While Android may not be the highest name on the totem when it comes to media consumption, especially for streaming media, we know that it's going to change in the near future. With Netflix on the way, eventually, another heavy hitter in the market that people have been clamoring for is Hulu, and now it's been officially unveiled that the video streaming service is on its way to Android.

HTC ThunderBolt for Verizon Announced at CES 2011

There were plenty of leaks, but the Verizon-branded HTC ThunderBolt is now official, thanks to the wireless carrier's announcement of the device at this year's Consumer Electronics Show. The device is exactly what we've expected it to be, and it will indeed be a 4G-enabled device.
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