With CES being nearly a week long, it’s easy to get lost in it all. This is definitely a fact the Nerds learned first day. Day one was mostly keynotes and exhibits because the convention floor is still being built. We took this opportunity to get in close with some of the hottest booths at this year’s show, but a breakdown of the day’s release information is still important.
What we know:
- Sony was very excited for the first day at CES. A fact made clear by the two devices announced at their exhibit. We now know they have two major phones coming to the market soon: the Xperia S and the Xperia Ion. Both of these phones are boasting a 1.5 GHz processor and 720p display, but what’s most important is that they are continuing their support for Playstation on these devices. Meaning we will still get that neat Playstation market place. Besides those, Sony talked a lot about their future in Google TV. Specifically, the addition to voice search on their DLNA compatible devices and even Blu-ray Players. Looks like Sony sees Google’s TV platform as a much bigger player than most.
- LG announced its Cinema 3D Google TV and it is absolutely beautiful. They will also have three new phones: the LG Connect and LG Spectrum with 720p display, and the new addition to Sprint’s LTE network, The LG Viper.
- Motorola blows more smoke up our butts about their Droid Razr, which I cannot stress enough, we do not care about. Their event at CES was just further proof that Motorola is a dying bread and they are only beating a dead horse with the Razr design.
- ASUS was one of the shiners on our first day, but they may be looked at as cheaters because they teamed up with Nvidia to unveil the MeMo 370T. It’s a 7-inch Android Tablet with a Tegra 3 Graphics engine and a very attractive $249 price point. Alternatively, ASUS kicked me in the groin with the announcement of another Transformer Prime model. I currently own the 1st generation ASUS Transformer Tablet and was very excited for the release of the ASUS Transformer Prime device. ASUS started the show with the explanation that the ASUS Transformer Prime’s metal backing has been proven to degrade the performance of WiFi and GPS. So instead of recalling the device or offering any kind of solution to the early adopters, they release a new model with better backing and a higher resolution screen. If that doesn’t sound like an excuse to gain more revenue, I don’t know what does.
- Samsung gets our vote for beefiest Keynote at 2012’s CES. The announcement of not one, but two AT&T LTE Android devices makes us giddy for 2012: the final port of the Samsung Galaxy Note with a 5.3-inch 1280×800 Super AMOLED display and 1.5GHz processor, and the Samsung Skyrocket HD, which is sleek and sexy at only 9.27mm in width. Verizon got some Samsung love too with their own Galaxy 7.7 Tablet. The major selling point being its 1280×800 Super AMOLED Plus display. I cried at the site of this device.
Leaving all the cool and innovative things we saw on the convention floor out of it, I say we had a very productive AND informative first day. Stay tuned for more updates from us on twitter, facebook and follow hashtag #NerdsAtCES for up-to-the-minute coverage.