1BlackBerry and NFC
2Samsung Galaxy S III
3Huawei 10-inch MediaPad
4HTC Evo 4G LTE
5Toshiba Excite 13
The massive tablet was introduced in February at the Mobile World Congress show and is expected to arrive in the United States in June. Toshiba officials said they envision the 13.3-inch tablet to be a family device that can sit on its stand and be used for playing games and watching movies. The device runs Android 4.0 and is powered by a quad-core Tegra 3 chip from Nvidia.
6LG Optimus Vu, Optimus 4X
LG Electronics unveiled both these devices in February at Mobile World Congress, but officials are not saying whether they will show up in the United States. The 5-inch Vu is seen as a device that can replace both a smartphone and tablet (a “phablet”), an idea that didn’t serve Dell too well with its now-defunct 5-inch Streak.
7Nokia and Microsoft
The Escort device sits on the dashboard of the car, and via the cloud will send information to the user’s iPhone or Android-based smartphone. The device can warn drivers of traffic tie-ups and radar speed traps, and can let drivers know when they go faster than they want to go.Â Soon the company will add an apps-only capability, where even if a driver doesn’t own the dashboard device, with a downloaded app, they can get information from drivers who do have the device.
The zBoost appliance can improve the cell phone reception in a house by boosting the signal received from the outside antenna. The appliance can support multiple—and disparate—cell phones from any wireless carrier at the same time.