CES started yesterday and with many announcements and reveals every second, it’s hard to even get to every point of what’s going on. We saw 4K laptops, 4K screens, 13 consoles, lots of new smartphones, and a HUGE tablet running Windows.
We all know this CES is almost ALL about 4K, but what really got me is the fact that it looks like Sony is taking the 4K display market from the start with not only TVs, but cameras too! What I really want to talk about right now is something that starts with “s” and ends with “mart phones”. Recent trends in smart phone designs are those with curved screens, though for a phone I couldn’t pick a better way to have something tear up my legs when in my pockets, that is something that is -somewhat- forgiven. Looking at LG’s Bendable G Flex, it’s a decent device BUT has a bendable screen, actually it’s more bent than bendable, and I have no idea how the heck well the touch respond with applications and games at the rate I’m looking at it, heck where the heck will the touch keyboard look like?
Moving from design, it looks like wearable technology is getting a better move and go with all the different devices here and there. We all know about the Pebble smart watch, well in fact, a new one is coming over to planet earth and it sure looks like it’s picking up improvements. There’s also Sony’s Smart Band, that baby wants to track each of your moves (even sleeping hours), everything that you did can be viewed on the activity log of a free app, of course having to pay to what might be a $100 smart band, that’s the least they can do, right?
Another smartphone that looks to be sending bright lights is the Sony Xperia Z1s which will run Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, it’s water proof and can be left in water for up to 4.9 feet for 30 minutes. It also has a 2.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor and 32GB of internal storage with microSD card support, another strong fact of power is the 20.7 mega pixel camera, a mini device of Sony’s it seems.
Going over to the tablet side of the industry, Samsung revealed two 12.2 inch tablets with 3GB of RAM, and 32GB and 64GB configurations with microSD card support. Speaking of tablets, I was just watching a video about this really big Windows tablet (by Lenovo) and by big I mean 27 inch big touch screen, more like a table PC than a tablet (that’s what it really is), and powerful enough to run PC games. This tablet has Windows 8 on it, and it has a really fun custom UI design available in it too. A really cool feature is having for example this tablet on a table, and with 27 inches, you’re pretty sure everyone will see. Put your Android smartphone on the tablet and something called Aura will scan from the phones so for example if you have an image, the tablet will then view the image, it should also be pretty darn known that you can have multiple things open which is like having more than one image here and there, and they can be anywhere (more than one image viewed at a time, and each can be in a different direction).
I was supposed to finish the article off with a talk about Steam Machines AND the Oculus Rift (which by the way got a redesign), but looks like I’m leaving these guys for a better day, thanks for reading everyone, make sure you follow us by e-mail for… Well email messages about the articles. Until next time…