Lenovo showcased the IdeaTab A2109 at the Consumer Electronics Show 2013 in Las Vegas. We got some hands-on time with the tablet that is powered by a 1.2 GHz quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor. The tablet has a 9-inch (1280 x 800 pixels) HD display with 16:10 aspect ratio which is pretty good. It runs on Android 4.1.1 (Jelly Bean) and has 1.4 watt dual speakers and SRS WOW TruMedia audio enhancement for clear audio output.
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Lenovo unveiled the IdeaPhone A800 along with the range of Android smartphones at CES 2013, and we got some hands-on time with the entry-level music phone at the show. It has a 4.5-inch (854 x 480 pixels) FWVGA IPS display, powered by a 1.2GHz dual-core MediaTek MT6577 processor and runs on Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) with custom Lenovo UI on top. It comes with dual SIM support with dual standby. It has SmartMusic technology and SRS support for enhanced audio output.
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Lenovo showcased their latest android line-up at the CES 2013, and we got some hands-on time with the IdeaPhone P770. This phone is aimed at business users, and Lenovo managed to pack a whopping 3500 mAh battery that would offer up to 30 hours of talk time. It is has a 4.5-inch (960 x 540 pixels) qHD IPS screen with wide viewing angle. It is powered by a 1.2GHz dual-core MediaTek MT6577 processor and comes with Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) on-board with Lenovo’s own UI on top. Continue reading “Lenovo IdeaPhone P770 hands-on”
Lenovo unveiled the IdeaPhone K900, the company’s latest smartphone powered by the 2 GHz dual-core Intel Atom Z2580 (Clover Trail+) processor with SGX544-MP2 dual-core graphics at CES 2013 last week. Here we have the hands-on video and images from the Lenovo’s booth at the CES. It has a 5.5-inch 1080p Full HD IPS display with at 400+ PPI pixel density and Gorilla Glass 2 protection. The front-facing camera has a 88 degree viewing angle. Since the device was an early prototype, we couldn’t test out the software. It is expected to run on Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean) at the launch.
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ZTE, popular Chinese phone maker unveiled the Grand S at CES 2013, and you saw the photo gallery of the phone last week. Here we have a hands-on video that shows the hardware and the software of the device. The Grand S is the ZTE’s first handset to feature a 5-inch Full HD (1920×1080 pixels) display. It has a 1.7 GHz quad-core Snapdragon S4 pro processor and runs on Android 4.1.2 (Jelly Bean). There is a 2MP front-facing camera at the top.
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Sony unveiled the Xperia ZL along with the Xperia Z at the CES 2013 last week. You saw the Xperia ZL photo gallery, and here we have the hands-on video of the device from the CES. The Xperia ZL has a 5-inch Full HD (1920×1080 pixels) Reality display with mobile Bravia Engine 2 and a 1.5 GHz quad-core Snapdragon processor similar to the Xperia Z. The phone has a unique design and has a plastic back, unlike the Xperia Z that comes with a glass back. There is a glowing LED indicator below the display and the phone also has an IR transmitter. The phone has metallic finish on the sides and the top. It runs on Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) with Sony’s UI on top.
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Canonical announced Ubuntu OS for smartphones last week, and here we have a video demo of the Ubuntu OS running on the Galaxy Nexus. The Ubuntu OS for phones has an intuitive gesture-based User Interface, right from the lock screen. The colors in the phone OS are similar the Ubuntu for desktops. It also has a sidebar to access apps quickly.
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ZTE unveiled the Grand S, the company’s first Android Smartphone with a Full HD 1080p display at the Consumer Electronics Show 2013 in Las Vegas. Here we have the hands-on images from the ZTE booth. The Grand S has a 5-inch Full HD (1920×1080 pixels) display and has a 1.7GHz quad-core Snapdragon S4 pro processor. Continue reading “ZTE Grand S hands-on Photo Gallery”
Sony unveiled the Xperia ZL at CES 2013 earlier this week. We got some hands-on time with the device at the Sony booth at CES. The Xperia ZL is packs almost similar features as the Xperia Z including a 5-inch Full HD (1920×1080 pixels) Reality display with mobile Bravia Engine 2 and a 1.5 GHz quad-core Snapdragon processor with Adreno 320 GPU. The phone comes with a 13MP rear camera with flash and a 2.2 MP 720p front-facing camera. Continue reading “Sony Xperia ZL hands-on Photo Gallery”
Huawei has unveiled UltraStick E3331, the world’s smallest 3G data card at the CES 2013. Huawei’s latest data card is pretty thin at 7mm, measures 67.5 mm long and 25.5 mm wide. This data card beats its predecessor, Huawei E369, that held the position of the world’s smallest data card that was 8mm thick. The UltraStick E3331 might be the smallest 3G data card, but the Option XYFI that launched last year at MWC 2012 is still the world’s smallest 3G Wi-Fi hotspot. Continue reading “Huawei unveils UltraStick E3331 world’s smallest 3G Data Card”
Huawei unveiled the Ascend W1, their first Windows Phone 8 device, earlier this week at the International Consumer Electronics Show 2013. We got some hands-on time with the device. The Ascend W1 has a 4-inch (800 x 480 pixels) WVGA IPS LCD display, 1.2 GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor with Adreno 305 GPU. Continue reading “Huawei Ascend W1 hands-on Photo Gallery”
Lenovo has revealed its latest smartphone running an Intel chip over at CES in Las Vegas. The Lenovo K900 runs on the Clovertrail + platform with the specific chip speculated to be an Atom Z2580 clocked at 2Ghz. The smartphone is equipped with a 5.5 inch 1080p IPS display presumably manufactured by Sharp. There is 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage which can be further expanded via the microSD card slot.
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RockChip, a popular Chinese chip manufacturer has announced the launch of RK3188, their new quad-core chip at the CES 2013. It is based on ARM Cortex-A9 architecture and is built on 28nm HKMG (High-K Metal Gate) process that would offer less power consumption and better performance. It also has 533MHz Mali-400 MP4 GPU with OpenGL ES 1.1/2.0 and OpenVG 1.1 support for gaming. MediaTek launched the MT6589, their first quad-core processor last month that is also based on 28nm process, but it is based on Cortex A7 architecture. Continue reading “RockChip unveils RK3188 quad-core chip aimed at Android Tablets”
Huawei has finally announced the Ascend W1, the company’s first Windows Phone 8 device. This has a 4-inch (800 x 480 pixels) WVGA IPS LCD display with OGS Technology that reduces the light consumption to make the screen brighter and more vivid, 1.2 GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor with Adreno 305 GPU. It has a 5 MP auto focus camera at the back with LED flash and a 0.3 MP front-facing camera. It has a 1950 mAh battery with unique power saving technology to save 30% of power. It was expected back in September, but it was delayed and was confirmed for CES 2013 in December. Continue reading “Huawei Ascend W1 with 4-inch display, Windows Phone 8 announced”
ZTE just revealed its latest smartphone, the Grand S at CES. Equipped with a 5inch 1080p display which is fast becoming the norm in high end handsets, the phone runs on a 1.7Ghz Snapdragon S4 Pro chip. The OS of choice here is Android 4.1 JellyBean. A 13MP camera is found over at the back which is capable of recording video in 1080p. A 2MP camera is located at the front for video conferencing.
Internal specs also include 2GB of RAM and 16GB of built in storage which can be further expanded with a microSD card. The handset is particularly thin and measures just 6.9mm. Making a handset that thin means that the company had to make sacrifices and the battery life suffers. We’re not sure how well the 1780 mAh battery will be able to keep up with that high resolution display. We’ll be bringing you our hands on impressions with the ZTE Grand S shortly.