The AndroidMeter team would have loved to go to CES but unfortunately, we were unable to get anyone to the show. Instead, we will give you a daily dose of everything (important) that was announced at CES. Stay tuned for all of the ground-breaking news coming from inside CES!
Huawei Ascend P1 and Pl S
This is Huawei’s first top class smart phone in the U.S. So what makes their entrance so eventful? Something about having the thinnest phone in the world makes it such big news. The specs will be listed below but the only difference in the two phones is that the P1 S is 6.8mm while the P1 is a
HUGE 6.9mm. In my opinion, I do not see the point in manufacturing both phones when they share the same specs and measure in at a small difference in thickness.
- Android 4, Ice Cream Sandwich
- 4.3-inch Super AMOLED qHD 960×540 touchscreen with Corning Gorilla Glass
- TI OMAP 4460 dual-core Cortext-A9 CPU at 1.5 GHz
- SGX 540 graphic processor
- 1GB RAM
- 4GB ROM
- 1670 mAh/1800 mAh battery
- PPVD heat distributing back cover
- 8 megapixel BSI rear-facing camera capable of 1080p video capture
- 1.3 megapixel font-facing camera capable of 720p video
- Pentaband UMTS/HSDPA/HSUPA
The LG Spectrum is LG’s official phone of CES. This phone is really the predecessor the Revolution that was their 4G phone on Verizon’s LTE network. Now LG is planning to show up the original with this 4.5″ True HD IPS device. It is set to launch on January 19th for $199.99 with a two year contract. It is also the first phone on Verizon with a true HD screen.
- IPS HD 1280×720 display
- 4.5-inch screen with Gorilla Glass
- 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon S3
- Verizon LTE
- 8 megapixel rear camera
- 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera
- 16GB memory card preinstalled
- HDMI mirroring via MHL
- Dolby Digital audio
- Android 2.3 (4.0 in the first half of 2012)
Eee Pad MeMO
Asus has announced lots of changes to their Eee Pad line-up today. From the announcement of a new variation of the Transformer Prime, a 7 inch transformer Prime, and now the MeMO. It will be released with Android 4.0 when it is released in Q2. There is no news on when this will be officially available or how much it will be. It is priced at $250 to pose as a competitor to the Nook and Kindle Fire.
- 7.0-inch WXGA IPS display with 1280×800 resolution
- 1.2GHz Qualcomm 8260 dual-core processor
- 1GB RAM
- 32GB built in memory with ASUS Webstorage options
- 5MP rear camera with HD video capture
- 1.2MP front facing camera
Samsung Galaxy Nexus on Sprint
Last week an ad showed up on CNet’s website and was pulled off faster then a speeding bullet. Then this morning there was a landing page for Galaxy Nexus on Sprint’s website as their LTE flagship phone. The difference between this Nexus and the one on Verizon is that this will only carry 16GB of onboard storage compared to the 32Gb on Verizon’s; this is probably to keep the price point below $300. Sprint has also decided to keep Google Wallet installed. Verizon received lots of negative attention when they blocked the application and put their own checkout app. Since Sprint’s LTE network will not be live until the middle of the year, this Galaxy Nexus will probably not be released until Q2.
Nokia Lumia 900 Announced for AT&T
Earlier in 2011 Nokia made a partnership with Microsoft to make all of their new phones with Windows Mobile. Near the end of 2011, the Lumia 800 was announced over seas. Today the Lumia 900 was announced on AT&T’s LTE network with several improvements to the 800. The Lumia 900 features a 4.3″ ClearBlack AMOLED display, dual cameras and will be featured in two different colors: Black and Cyan (blue). It is coming in “the future months” but this phone will definitely be a hit.
Motorola Droid 4 and Droid Razr Maxx for Verizon
The world’s thinnest slider smart phone was officially announced today. This little device will be packing a 4″ qHD screen, 1.2 dual-core processor, and 1 GB of RAM.
- Powered by Android™ 2.3.5 Gingerbread, to be upgraded to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
- 4.0-inch qHD display with scratch and scrape resistant glass
- MotoCast for remote streaming of photos, videos, music, documents, presentations and more from home or office computers
- 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot supporting up to eight Wi-Fi-enabled devices
- Water-repellent nanocoating for splash resistance
- 16 GB on-board memory (actual formatted capacity is less); Support for up to 32 GB microSD™card
- Business Ready with government-grade encryption (FIPS 140-2) for email, calendar and contacts; preloaded with Citrix® Receiver™ for Android (available in webtop) for desktop virtualization and access
The current Razr was just announced just weeks ago and it already has a “big brother.” The biggest complaint is that there is no removal battery. Motorola’s response: add a bigger battery without increasing the thickness. We do not know the battery size but we do know that it will be priced at $299.99. We also know that there will be white and purple variations available soon.
HTC Titan 2 Announced for AT&T with 16MP Camera
That giant phone that was announced mere months ago (that many readers probably recently got) is already old. The Titan 2 was announced today at the AT&T Developer Summit. This new phone will be moving at a blazing rate on AT&T’s LTE network and taking breath taking pictures with its 16MP camera. Inside it is powered by a 1.5GHz Qualcomm SnapDragon S2 Processor. At the moment it is the largest phone running Windows Mobile.
There was so much more announced at CES that we just could not cover it all. Make sure to continue visiting AndroidMeter to learn about all the new products that are being announced every minute in Las Vegas!