Enterprise Mobility: Ultrabooks, Chromebooks, Nokia Windows Phones Create CES Buzz
Samsung Galaxy Note
Samsung spent CES touting its Galaxy Note, a 5.3-inch smartphone that also works as a small tablet, complete with a stylus (which the company dubs "S Pen"or "advanced smart pen). It will include a 4G LTE connection via AT&T, and hit store shelves in the United States at an unannounced date. It runs Android 2.3 (Gingerbread).
Samsung Galaxy Nexus
Samsung's Galaxy Nexus features a 4.65-inch Super AMOLED screen, along with a 5-megapixel rear camera (1.3 megapixels for the front aperture) and Google's Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich).
RIMs PlayBook OS 2.0
RIM used CES to give a first look at its upcoming PlayBook OS 2.0 update for its 7-inch PlayBook tablet. New features include integrated email and calendar apps, and a Video Store with new releases for rent or purchase.
Nokia Lumia 800
Nokia's Lumia 800, loaded with Windows Phone "Mango,"is the Finnish phone maker's high-end smartphone for the international market. It features a 3.7-inch AMOLED ClearBlack curved display, 1.4GHz processor, and an 8-megapixel rear camera utilizing Carl Zeiss optics.
Nokia Lumia 900
Nokia's high-end Windows Phone device for the U.S. market, the Lumia 900 features a 4.3-inch AMOLED display (with 800-by-400 resolution) and 4G LTE support, along with a 1.4GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor.
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer and other executives used the opening CES keynote Jan. 9 to highlight the upcoming Windows 8, which will appear on tablets in addition to traditional PCs.
HP Envy 14 Spectre
HP's latest ultrabook features integrated glass components, second-generation Intel Core processors and HP wireless audio. Intel and other hardware manufacturers hope that ultrabooks, or super-thin laptops with high-end specs, will prove a hit with consumers and businesses in 2012.
Intel is also planning a larger push into the tablet segment, largely in conjunction with the release of Windows 8.
Android tablets were still a presence at CES, although not to the same extent as the show's 2011 edition. For those looking for a lower-cost device, MIPS Technology is marketing a 7-inch, Ainovo Novo7 Basic tablet for $100.??Ã
Lenovo K800 Smartphone
Lenovo's K800 is the first commercial smartphone in the world that combines an Intel Atom processor with the Android operating system (itself "skinned"with Lenovo's custom LeOS user interface). Hardware-wise, the device boasts a 4.5-inch screen. Lenovo intends it for the Chinese market.
Lenovo IdeaTab K210
Lenovo's IdeaTab K210 is a 10.1-inch Android tablet running Android 4.0. It will reportedly hit the market in the second half of 2012.
Series 5 Chromebook
Samsung's Series 5 Chromebook runs Google's Chrome OS, an operating system for traditional PCs that relies heavily on the cloud.