4 products to look forward in CES

By Binu Paul, SiliconIndia   |   Friday, 31 December 2010, 01:14 Hrs
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4 products to look forward in CES
Bangalore: The tech world is holding its breath for the kinds of surprises the industry biggies would present at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) that runs from January 6 to 9 in Las Vegas. Experts suggest that tablets are going to be a big part of the event and Android devices will rule the show. Here are the top four products to look forward at the event.

Motorola DROID Xoom Tablet
Motorola's highly anticipated DROID Xoom Tablet is expected to be launched at the CES next week. Rumors suggest that the device is not 4G enabled, but it is expected that an optional LTE modem to plug in to a PCI express expansion slot will be found on the tablet. It is also learned that the tablet will feature an Android Honeycomb OS and will be powered by the Nvidia Tegra 2 SoC which features two 1GHz ARM Cortex A9 cores.

Dell Streak 7
Fresh rumors in the tech world indicate that T-Mobile will probably announce Dell Streak 7 Android tablet at CES next week. It is learned that the device will feature an Android 2.2 FroYo operating system or may be Android 2.3 Gingerbread. T-Mobile may offer the Streak with its 3G/4G HSPA+ service and would be a 7-inch tablet.

A slew of products from Microsoft
As the keynote speaker, Microsoft's CEO Steve Ballmer is expected to show the world a bunch of new slate computers running Windows 7 and a version of Microsoft's Windows for ARM-based devices at the CES. Devices built on Intel's new "Oak Trail" also can be expected at the event. Many feel that the computer giant's biggest showcase will be the CDMA Windows Phone 7 devices including Verizon and Sprint.

LG Smart TV Upgrader
LG will unveil its Smart TV Upgrader, a device that will transform regular televisions into smart Internet-enabled sets with access to premium online content, Web sites, shows, and LG apps at the CES. With the 11-inch ST600 will enable users to find movies, games, language classes and shows and will enable them to access sites including YouTube, Netflix, , Vudu, and Pandora Internet radio, as well as run Yahoo TV widgets. The device features a BCM7615 processor, Ethernet, Wi-Fi, and Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) connectivity to transfer content from compatible PCs; 384 MB of RAM; 1 GB of flash storage; finger-touch RCU input device; a Web browser; and USB. It also comes with LG add-on architecture.

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