CES 2011 has been very exciting in terms of new tablet and smartphone launches. In this article, I will guide you through Motorola's smartphone and tablet launches at CES 2011.
Motorola CES 2011 Launch Roundup
CES 2011 has been very exciting. Almost every major mobile manufacturer has had a lot of new devices on show, with Motorola launching new Android smartphones, and the much awaited Android tablet. Most of the focus of CES 2011 has been on three things - smartphones, tablets and LTE devices. Motorola has had something to offer in each category. In this article, I will show you everything that Motorola has showcased at CES 2011.
Motorola Droid Bionic Preview
This is Motorola's first LTE enabled smartphone for Verizon. It is a very powerful smartphone which comes with a 1 GHz dual core Nvidia Tegra 2 processor and 512 MB RAM. It also has a huge 4.3 inch qHD display with a resolution of 960 x 540 pixels. It also has an 8 MP camera with autofocus and dual LED flash which can record 720p videos at 30 FPS.
The Droid Bionic will run Android 2.2 Froyo at launch, but will get an upgrade to Android 2.3 Gingerbread as well. It has 16 GB internal storage and supports up to 32 GB microSD cards. On the connectivity front, it has 3G as well as LTE support. It also has Bluetooth 2.1, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n and GPS with A-GPS support. It is powered by a 1930 mAh Li-Po battery which should last much longer than standard batteries.
It is one of the most impressive smartphones unveiled at CES 2011. The relatively low amount of RAM is bit of a concern though.
Motorola Atrix 4G Preview
Another very impressive announcement by Motorola at CES is of the Motorola Atrix 4G. It is a superb device which comes with the Webtop app, which allows you to convert your smartphone into a small netbook.
It comes with a 4.0 inch TFT capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 540 x 960 pixels. It has a 1 GHz Nvidia Tegra 2 dual core processor too, and 1 GB RAM. It also has 16 GB internal storage and 32 GB microSD card support.
It comes bundled with Android 2.2 Froyo with the MotoBLUR UI on top, but should receive the Android 2.3 Gingerbread upgrade.
It has a 5 MP camera with autofocus and LED flash and can record 720p videos at 30 FPS. Connectivity wise, it has everything - GPRS, EDGE, 3G HSDPA, GPS with A-GPS etc. Using the Webtop dock, you can also convert it into a netbook with an 11.6 inch display.
Besides the Droid Bionic and the Atrix 4G, Motorola also unveiled the Cliq 2 and the Motorola Xoom tablet at CES 2011. The Cliq 2 is a good Android smartphone while the Motorola Xoom is the best Android tablet around.
Motorola Cliq 2 Preview
The Motorola Cliq 2 is the third Motorola smartphone announced at CES. It is the successor to the Motorola Cliq which was targeted at the teen market.
It is quite capable too. It comes with Android 2.2 Froyo with the MotoBLUR UI, and is powered by a 1 GHz processor, the current standard. It will likely come with 512 MB RAM and 1 GB internal storage with support for up to 32 GB microSD cards. It has a 5 MP camera too with autofocus and dual LED flash and has a sliding horizontal QWERTY keyboard.
It has a 3.7 inch TFT capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 854 x 480 pixels. It has a nice keyboard and comes with a 1420 mAh Li-ion battery. On the connectivity side, it has GPRS, EDGE, 3G HSDPA as well as Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP and Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n with DLNA. It also has a GPS transceiver with A-GPS support.
Motorola Xoom Tablet Preview
And finally, the Motorola Xoom Tablet. It has been the most anticipated gadget for months now. Soon after Android 3.0 Honeycomb was announced, Motorola let us know about the launch of the Motorola Xoom tablet.
Android 3.0 Honeycomb is the first version of Android optimized for the tablet form factor. The Motorola Xoom comes with Android 3.0, a 10.1 inch TFT capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels and is powered by a 1 GHz Nvidia Tegra 2 dual core processor and 1 GB RAM. It has a 5 MP camera with autofocus and dual LED flash and also offers Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and 3G connectivity. It can also be upgraded to 4G LTE.
It will be launched by the end of Q1 2011. Definitely the best Android tablet announced yet.