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CES 2011: News Roundup – January 6, 2011

by Jack McGrath | January 7, 2011January 7, 2011 12:10 am PDT

Today was certainly a hectic day in the world of technology to say the least. We’ve compiled a list of TechnoBuffalo’s top headlines for today to help you make sense of it all.

1. Motorola’s Newest Devices

For the first time, it seems as if the Apple iPad is about to have some legitimate competition. Motorola announced the XOOM tablet late yesterday, boasting a 10.1 inch touchscreen and a dual core processor. Running on Android 3.0, it will have a sleek, intuitive interface that will rival Apple’s best creation.

Motorola also revived one of its first endeavors in the Android world, introducing the CLIQ 2. While running a newer version of MOTOBLUR on more advanced hardware, the device also features an extremely awkward-looking honeycomb keyboard.

  1. Meet the Motorola XOOM
  2. Motorola CLIQ 2 Hands On

2. Dell Makes a Splash

Dell made a big impression during the consumer electronics show, featuring devices that complement its new strategy to infiltrate mobile technology, gaming, and entertainment. The Venue was announced, a smartphone running Android 2.2 Froyo, alongside its older brother, the Streak 7. Both contain similar interfaces to ensure that a sense of familiarity can be held across devices. The consumer electronics manufacturer also announced multiple computers, putting particular emphasis on its Alienware line.

  1. Dell Announces a Slew of New Gadgets
  2. Dell Streak 7 Hands On [Video]

3. Mitsubishi Announces Ridiculous TV

Have you ever felt left out because you don’t have one of those fancy new TVs? Do you feel like your neighbors are one step ahead of you in terms of HD technology? Well, here’s an idea – dole out $5000 and get yourself a fancy, 92-inch television!

  1. Mitsubishi Unveils 92-inch 3D TV

4. Verizon’s Keynote

Verizon introduced its new handsets to the family while announcing some of the statistics that have made the company so relevant in the past year. Though it is relatively light of substance, it’s still interesting to hear how the company is doing in comparison to its main competitors.

  1. Verizon LTE Device Event
  2. Verizon Keynote
  3. Samsung’s First 4G LTE-enabled Galaxy Tab Announced
  4. Samsung 4g LTE Phone for Verizon Wireless Demo [Video]

5. Skype’s Big Day

Amongst rumors of an acquisition of Qik, the video calling service, Skype held a press conference in which it discussed its future plans as it goes public. Unfortunately, it means we get to pay $8.99 for video conferencing.

  1. Skype Press Conference
  2. Skype Buys Qik

6. A Bunch of Androids

What’s going on in the Android world? Well, there’s a heck of a lot of new devices and a snazzy new tablet-targeted OS on the way.

  1. HTC ThunderBolt Hands On [Video]
  2. Droid Bionic Hands On [Video]
  3. LG Revolution Gets Previewed
  4. Android 3.0 Honeycomb Preview

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Rooted in his childhood obsession with dismantling and reassembling gizmos and gadgets around the house, Jack McGrath's knowledge of programming,...

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