Perhaps the top draw smartphone at CES thus far, the Android 2.2-based Atrix 4G has a dual-core processor, with each core running at 1 GHz, delivering up to 2GHz of processing power. The most powerful smartphone in the world? Could be.
6Working with Docking Stations
See the gorgeous Webtop app Jha shows here, and note how the app resembles the Atrix 4G on the left. In one demo, Jha used the Atrix 4G to place a call via the Webtop application. While in the Webtop app, users can run their Android apps in a window, browse Websites, send instant messages and make phone calls.
Jha then rolled out the Motorola Cliq 2, the successor to the first Motorola Android smartphone from T-Mobile. This Android 2.2 device has a 3.7-inch touch screen with a slide-out keypad-a fine device for work and play. The Motorola Cliq 2 will be available exclusively to T-Mobile customers on Jan. 19. There is no pricing yet, but our guess is $149 to $199.
You didn’t think Motorola would let AT&T have all the 4G fun with the Atrix 4G, did you? Motorola’s dual-core processor (each 1GHz) workhorse answer for Verizon Wireless is this Droid Bionic.
12Motorola Xoom Tablet
Motorola’s first ever tablet is the Motorola Xoom, the worst-kept tablet secret of the past month after Android forefather Andy Rubin demoed one at the AllThingsDigital show. The tablet includes the dual-core processor from the Atrix and Bionic, but sports Android 3.0 “designed from the ground up for tablets.”
14Xoom Video Chat
Of course, such a device must have video chat capabilities, and Xoom does. The front sports a 2-megapixel camera for video chats over WiFi or 3G/4G LTE; the back has a 5-megapixel camera that captures video in 720p HD.
Jha shows off Google Maps 5.0 for Android. The 3D capabilities were dazzling. Check them out in Google’s own demo video. No pricing is available yet. We’re guessing $599 or higher. Xoom will launch as a 3G/WiFi-enabled device in Q1 2011 with an upgrade to 4G LTE in Q2. The Xoom will be a 4G LTE/WiFi-enabled device in Q2.
16Galaxy Tab Sans 3G
Of course, the Xoom owes a bit of trail-blazing thanks to Samsung, who’s Galaxy Tab sold more than 1.5 million units in a few months. Samsung’s Omar Khan (left) and Tim Baxter, president of Samsung Electronics Consumer Business Division in the U.S., said this WiFi-only version is coming to rival the iPad this quarter. No pricing is available.
Finally, Khan showed off the Android 2.2-based Samsung Infuse 4G, which comprises a super-thin device with a 4.5-inch screen running on AT&T’s network. The Infuse will be powered by a 1.2GHz application processor and run the Android 2.2 platform. This device is slated for launch in the second quarter of 2011.