CES 2012: Top Rumors, Leaks, and Teases (So Far)
PocketNow on Wednesday published a purportedly leaked image of the HTC Radiant, one of the first 4G smartphones running Windows Phone 7. The device is expected to be on AT&T before the middle of 2012 in addition to two other WP7 4G phones including the Nokia ACE (expected to be the US name for the Lumia 900) and the Samsung Mendel, according to Windows blogger Paul Thurrott.
Razer Gaming Device
Video game device maker Razer plans to debut a device for "PC gaming on an all new form factor." Razer at CES 2011 debuted a hand held PC gaming prototype called the Switchblade, a 7-inch device with a laptop form factor and a programmable keyboard. So perhaps the Switchblade is ready for prime time, the company did say in November it had plans for smaller gaming systems. Another possibility, is that it will show off the 17-inch Razer Blade gaming laptop, expected to ship in mid- to late January.
Acer Iconia Tab A200
Acer will be showing off its Android 4.0-powered A200 tablet during CES. The company recently announced US availability for the device saying it will hit store shelves January 15 for a list price of $329. The A200 has a 10.1-inch display with 1280-by-800 resolution, 8GB or 16GB onboard storage, dual-core Nvidia Tegra 2 processor, 1GB RAM, 2 megapixel camera, one USB port, one micro-USB port, microSD slot, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity. The device will run Android 3.2 Honeycomb at launch, but will get an upgrade to Ice Cream Sandwich in February.
Boy Genius Report says AT&T will be showing off the Pantech Element tablet at CES. The slate runs Android 3.2 Honeycomb, has 16GB internal storage, 5 megapixel camera, 1080p video capture, and 2-megapixel front-facing camera. AT&T reportedly plans to claim this tablet is waterproof with an IP57 rating. That means the tablet can withstand water immersion between 6 inches and a little over 3 feet, as long as the external ports are closed. The Element will reportedly debut on AT&T ahead of CES on January 8 for $300.
Sony Ericsson Surprise
Sony Ericsson is featuring this photo on its Facebook page hinting that it will unveil a new smartphone during CES. It's unclear what the device might be, but keep your eye on SE's Facebook page for more details leading up to the CES kickoff on Tuesday.
LG 4K TV
Another previously announced product, LG is planning on showing off an 84-inch high-definition 3D television with 3840-by-2160 resolution, four times the resolution of 1080p HDTVs. The set features Internet connectivity and access to LG's catalog of more than 1,200 Smart TV apps.
World's Largest OLED
LG will also show off what it claims is the world's largest Organic Light Emitting Diode display. The new TV has a 55-inch screen, is 0.16-inches deep, weighs 16.5 pounds and promises a response time of less than .0001 milliseconds.
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