Photo round-up of the biggest announcements at CES
Yesterday was press conference day at CES and we've had announcements from Samsung, Sony, LG, Motorola, Sharp and more. Here's the best of the snaps from the action.
The big hitter at the LG press conference was its glasses-free portable 3D TV devices. Although little was said about them, there sure was a scrum to get a peek at the devices come the end of the press conference.
Sharp unveiled a super sized TV, the Sharp Aquos LE935. It's a massive 3D flatscreen TV. How massive? 70 inches - an absolute whopper. Who said bigger wasn't better? Remember too, that a 70 inch screen is actually 62% bigger in screen surface area than a 55-inch model.
The most hyped announcement of the day came from Motorola: its Xoom Android tablet was made official and will be hitting the shelves with Android Hoeycomb 3.0. Under the hood there's a dual core processor and its 10.1 inch touchscreen clocks in at 1280 × 800 resolution. There's also a DLNA app for wireless media streaming and an HDMI output.
Samsung pushed out a whole raft of new devices, from a Skype HDTV add-on to its 9 series laptops and the TX100 netbook/tablet hybrid with slide out keyboard. There was also a nifty new remote control plus some super lightweight, super stylish 3D specs.
NVIDIA, a real winner of CES 2011, showed off the capabilities of its Tegra 2 chip, with a set up that let gamers play each other on different console formats simultaneously and seamlessly. We were impressed. Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang promised that Tegra 2 will offer "console quality" gaming on mobile devices and showed off Dungeon Defenders gameplay on the LG Optimus 2X, with other gamers playing via PS3 and PC.
The Samsung NX11 has a 14.6 megapixel APS-C sensor, 720p video reording, 3-inch AMOLED LCD screen, and of course, an interchangeable lens system, like a DSLR, but without the added bulk.
The Asus Eee Pad Memo tablet is set to rival Samsung's Galaxy Tab with it's 7 inch screen and stylus.