Challengers to iPad have flooded this year’s CES, held from 6 -9 January in Las Vegas. Motorola’s Android-based XOOM tablet was named as CNET’s Best in Show. XOOM is the first device to run on the Google Android OS known as Honeycomb. Blackberry launched its own Blackberry Playbook which runs on a dual-core processor at 1GHz, with 1GB of RAM. It has a 7-inch LCD screen with a 3MP front-facing camera and a 5MP rear-facing camera.
Smartphones made an impact at the trade show. HTC and Sprint launched the HTC EVO 4G, which is the first 4G Android handset. And Motorola’s Atrix 4G created a buzz with its Nvidia dualcore Tegra 2 chipset. The Atrix buy alprazolam online with mastercard also features a Webtop app to use the phone, combined with a wider screen and comfortable keyboard, and longer battery life. By simply plugging the Atrix into the ports on the back, the laptop dock’s 11.6-inch monitor takes over.
Prototype concepts have also generated considerable attention; among these are Samsung’s bendable cell phone screen and Toshiba’s glassesfree 3D laptop. It is powered by eyetracking software which monitors eye location and tweaks the video to deliver a 3D experience. And the crowdpleaser Razer Switchblade intends to bring computer gaming to netbooks. Its dynamic keyboard adjusts its configuration depending on the game being played. A good start for 2011.