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LG G-Flex hands-on and first impressions

The LG G Flex has arrived domestically, and we have our hands-on of the newest from LG. Curved, big, and oddly comfortable, the G Flex brings a new thinking to mobile. Our initial reaction is one of curiosity, but will the curve make a difference in how we use a smartphone?

Hisense X1 hands-on with a tablet-sized smartphone

Smartphones seem to be growing in size, but there is a point where a device should be considered a phablet, or in the case with the recently unveiled Hisense X1 -- a tablet. Coming out of CES 2014, Hisense has unveiled the 6.8-inch X1 smartphone. Naturally, we were a bit curious about this oversized smartphone so we made sure to spend a bit of hands-on time checking it out.

ZTE BlueWatch hands-on

ZTE did a bit of pre-CES teasing so we knew some of what they were planning to unveil. They had a new smartphone, and phablet as well as their entry into the wearable space. The ZTE wearable is a smartwatch and it is called the BlueWatch. We made sure to head over to the ZTE booth to spend a few minutes playing and were greeted with somewhat of a clunky and Pebble-like design.

Toshiba Chromebook hands-on: 13.3-inches and a 9 hour battery

Toshiba entered the Chromebook market here at CES 2014 with a 13.3-inch notebook. This has them sitting in sort of a middle ground as many of the other Chromebooks are sporting an 11-inch display. Then we have the HP Chromebook 14. But while Toshiba has found the middle ground in terms of display size, the resolution will come in at a familiar 1366 x 768.

Samsung Galaxy TabPRO 12.2, 10.1 and 8.4 hands-on

Looking for productivity on your tablet but don't need the S Pen of Samsung's new Galaxy NotePRO? The company has slotted in a new range of prosumer tablets here at CES, the Galaxy TabPRO line, a trio of Android slates hitting the 8.4-, 10.1-, and 12.2-inch screen sizes. Running nearly the same specifications as the flagship NotePRO, the TabPRO gets the same Magazine UX, Multi Windows flexibility, and app bundle; we went hands-on to find out how they hold up.