The year always begins for us with the Consumer Electronic Show flagging off to show the potential technologies that could possibly dominate the year. Last year, the show put on some enticing smartphones and tablet technology that were seen as reigning and this year ultrabooks and OLEDs seemed to rock. Here’s a quick recap on the best tech displayed at the CES 2012.
Fulton Wireless Charging
Charging the phone without finding an AC mains port seems just phenomenal. Just as we love to cut off the clutter from our desk, charging a device by simply placing it on a surface possessed with charging abilities is what we'd love. This allows charging a device even when it is placed in a handbag or even in the interior of a car. Fulton along with eCoupled showcases how companies can leverage the metal backs that a device is built of to conveniently incorporate wireless charging capabilities without any changes to the design of the handset.
Polaroid SC1630 Android 16MP camera
Multitasking devices are the need of the hour. We’ve often heard of a camera embedded in a phone, but at CES this year, Polaroid tried its hand at a concept multi-function device that shows off a 16 megapixel sensor and 3x zoom on one side just like a compact camera. However, just turn the device and an Android phone stares right back at you. This concept phone-camera show no signs of 3G and video recording limits to 720p, but we are sure if it hits the market, there could be some improvements.
Phone or Camera? (Image Credit: GSMArena)
Razer Project Fiona gaming tablet
So, we’ve seen gaming PCs, laptops and even phones. Remember the PlayStation phone that didn’t manage to attract users. However, what we had just hoped was a tablet for gamers, and it comes from the gaming giant, Razer. Thay call it Project Fiona. After christening its devices with ferocious names like Carcarius and Marauder, we wonder why they zeroed in on a mild name, such as, ‘Project Fiona’ for this gaming tablet that looks stunning.
LG and Samsung OLED TVs
If something upped the entertainment quotient at this year’s CES, then it's been the OLED TVs from LG and Samsung, we must say. While LG showcased the 55-inch OLED sporting high contrast ratio of over 100,000:1 and wider colour gamut, Samsung was right there boasting of its 55-inch OLED with OLED pixel unit comprising self-emitting RGB sub-pixels laid directly on the display panel. Each sub-pixel emits its own light and is also capable of offering both 2D and 3D viewing experience.
Nokia Lumia 900
In the smartphones section, we feel the Lumia 900 stole the show. A powerful spec sheet that scribbles down Windows Phone 7.5 Mango, 4.3-inch AMOLED ClearBlack Display,1.4GHz Scorpion processor, 3G, EDGE/GPRS, Wi-Fi, LTE and 8MP camera. Nokia was recently speculated to sell 1mn Lumia 800 units in the last quarter of 2011. So, are good days for Nokia almost here? And we are sure, Nokia knows whom to thank, if that happens.
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