Desktops and Notebooks: Motorola Droid Bionic, Toshiba Tablet, HTC Inspire, Others Shown at CES
Motorola, Toshiba, HTC and other tech giants are using this year's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas to debut their latest and greatest products. In what should prove a surprise to exactly nobody, many of those products are smartphones and tablets. While every company is offering something different with regard to software and hardware, some trends are definitely emerging: Many of the upcoming tablets, including the Motorola Xoom and Toshiba's tablet, embrace Android 3.0. With regard to smartphones, manufacturers definitely have their eye on 4G networks. If last year's CES was all about e-readers for many companies, this one is all about tablets. Companies such as Research In Motion (with its PlayBook) hope to make a dent in the increasingly crowded space. Other tech stalwarts, though, seem more concerned with offering the latest devices in entirely different product lines, including connected TVs and in-car IT systems. In any case, the sheer number of new devices poised to enter the market suggests that 2011 will be a very big year for tech.