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Polaroid Selfie smartphone hands-on: part of a whole new line

Walking on the floor today at CES 2015, Polaroid has introduced their first line of smartphones. With several different models on display, The Polaroid Selfie smartphone was the only one listed with a unique model name. The rest are still in generic mode, prepared for Polaroid’ future in camera centric smartphones. Running on Android 5.0 Lollipop and powered with an Octa-core processor, the Polaroid Selfie is a robust seemingly unique design.

Hand-on with Lamborghini’s Antares, 88 luxury smartphones

A lot of the exhibitors here at CES 2015 are showing off their latest wares, but some are not exactly the newest but are still perhaps worth flaunting. One of those is Lamborghini, who is putting on display two of its rather exorbitant smartphones, one of which dates back to 2013. The Antares and the 88 Tauri are probably one of the more aggressive luxury phones you'll ever set your eyes on, and that is most likely by design. After all, nothing says luxury sports car than a smartphone that looks like a luxury sports car.

HTC unveils the Desire 826

The HTC Desire series now has a new addition in the form of the HTC Desire 826. This new mid-range Android smartphone features a 5.5-inch screen with 1080p display, 2GB RAM, 2600mAh battery, a 1.7GHz 64-bit octa-core Snapdragon 615 processor, and a 13-megapixel front and rear cameras. Continuing with the new tradition of high megapixels in front-facing cameras, the new HTC Desire 826 boasts of 13 megapixels that will make taking selfies an even better experience.

Sony SmartEyeglass Attach: hands-on with an adaptable eyepiece

Google Glass and a whole bunch of other attempts at smart glasses, despite differences in implementation and concept, have one thing in common. They all require you to accept the vision of their designers, instead of being able to show off your own personal flair. Not so with Sony's second iteration of its SmartEyeglass device, called the SmartEyeglass Attach!. As the name implies, it was designed to attach to any kind of eyewear, glasses, goggles, or whatnot, instead of arriving welded unto someone else glasses.

Lenovo P90 smartphone hands-on

In addition to the VIBE X2 Pro unveiled today, Lenovo has announced their newest P90 smartphone. It’s the first smartphone to handle the combination of the newest 64-bit Quad Core Intel Atom Z3560 processor with Intel’s 5-mode XMM 7262 modem. The machine has a robust design that suggests a bold fashion statement to those who want a stylish phone.

Lenovo Vibe X2 Pro hands-on

The Lenovo Vibe X2 Pro builds off its powerful predecessor, the Vibe X2. Running on Android 4.4 KitKat and a new 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon Octa Core 615 (1.5GHz) processor, the Vibe X2 Pro steps up its game from the previous model. This device weighs in at a mere 140g and measures in at 146.3 x 71 x 6.95mm.

Lenovo Vibe Xtension Flash hands on

If you were to walk up to someone 10 years ago and say “take a #selfie with me”, you’d probably sound crazy. Social media today has evolved so dramatically that it defines or even mirrors our image and personality. Lenovo has set the bar by rolling out the VIBE Xtension Selfie Flash – giving you better light when taking a #selfie. A new device that helps illuminate your beautiful features.

Lenovo Vibe Band VB10 hands-on

Smart watches have created itself a new category within the technology industry. With so many different options out there, who knows what’s best and most comfortable. It all boils down to opinion and preference. Lenovo has rolled out a new contender that might be able to beat out the competition. The VIBE Band VB10 is more than a fitness tracker, it interacts with your smartphone alongside social notifications. A clean metal body front cover with smooth rubber straps (~30 grams) and new features that notify you’ve steered too far from your phone make it stand out.

Hands-on with Nokia HERE beta with offline maps

When you talk about digital maps, Google is the name that will undoubtedly come up first. Nokia, who is no longer making smartphones, is trying to take a bite out of that market by making its own HERE maps available to a wider audience. And now we're taking the official beta (not the leaked version) of HERE on Android for a spin to see what this Google Maps competitor has to offer.
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