CES 2012 updates: Five hottest products so far announced


    The International Consumer Electronics Show – CES 2012 – has just kicked off at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas on Monday. Tech companies from across the world are taking part and demoing their new and future products at CES, the world’s biggest technology trade show. Many more products are expected to be introduced during the show. Here we are going through the five hottest products that have already been introduced at the show.

    Windows 8 Nvidia Tegra 3 tablet
    Microsoft has unveiled the first Windows 8 tablet with NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad core CPU at CES 2012. The Redmond software giant’s senior director Aidan Marcuss appeared in the NVIDIA press conference to show off the Windows 8-based tablet with the high performance quad core processor. In the press meet, NVIDIA CEO Jen Hsun Huang appreciated Microsoft’s upcoming Windows 8. “Windows 8 is coming to market and I don’t remember another Windows version as exciting as this one since Windows 95,” he added. Well, the new Windows 8 is expected to make some revolution in tablet market. More details about the Windows 8 tablet are still to come out.

    7-inch Asus Transformer Prime
    As expected by analysts, NVIDIA CEO and his Asus counterpart Jerry Shen went on to announce a 7-inch Asus Transformer Prime at CES. The much-awaited 7-inch Prime will feature Tegra 3 quad core chip and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. It will take on a new line of 7-inch tablets like Amazon Kindle Fire on market. The 7-inch Prime will have a rich display with a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels. The $249 priced tablet PC will land in stores late this year.

    Sony Xperia S
    Sony Mobile Communication has launched its Xperia S, the rumored Sony Ericsson Xperia Arch HD at CES on Monday. According to Pocket-lint, the leaked tech specs of the Arch HD are almost equal to the specs of Xperia S that Sony announced at CES. The device will come with a large 4.3-inch 1280 x 720 resolution touchscreen, a 12-megapixel Sony Exmor R sensor with 1080p video capturing capability. The Xperia S will be powered by a 1.5GHz dual-core processor from Qualcomm and the device will offer 32GB of storage space. But sadly enough, the device will debut with Android 2.3 Gingerbread. It will get Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich by the 2nd half of the year.

    Lenovo IdeaTab S2
    Lenovo has put on display a high end Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich tablet, dubbed IdeaTab S2, at CES.  The 10-inch tablet comes with robust tech specs and components. It will run on a 1.5GHz dual core processor with a Snapdragon MSM 8960 chipset and 1GB of RAM. The new Lenovo tablet will have memory configurations of 16 GB, 32 GB, and 64 GB. Its screen is a high definition LED display with full HD capability. Rear and front-facing cameras and 1.3 thickness will make the IdeaTab S2 a unique Ice Cream Sandwich tablet. Lenovo has also shown off its much-hyped NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad core processor-powered K2 tablet at CES.

    Nokia Lumia 900
    After Lumia 800, Nokia has announced Lumia 900 for AT&T. The new Lumia phone will virtually kill HTC Titan II on the carrier. The Lumia 900 comes with almost identical features of its predecessor Lumia 800. The company’s CEO Stephen Elop claims that Lumia 900 is the world’s first real phone with Windows Phone. The new Lumia phone is powered by a 1.4GHz Qualcomm processor and 8GB of internal storage. Unlike Lumia 800, the new Nokia phone sports micro SIM slot and the Micro-USB. The 4G LTE phone will be available in the U.S. shortly and its pricing details are yet to be announced.

    Many more products have so far been displayed at the CES and many are to come. We have mentioned only five items, which could impact the industry in a big way. The world’s largest technology trade show winds up gifting many incredible tech products to the world. This year also, tech companies have introduced many products with great features and capabilities.