Five hottest tech predictions for CES 2012


    The tech market is seeing the launch of a variety of products every day. The much-awaited International Consumer Electronics Show – CES 2012, the world’s largest tech trade show is about to kick start at Las Vegas next week. Well, we are about to be introduced with a pick of fresh products at the show. Here we list five hottest tech products projected for the show.

    Asus Eee Pad MeMo
    Asus, one of key technology firms, is reportedly working with a 7-inch tablet, presumably named Asus Eee Pad MeMo. It will get Asus into the congested 7-inch tablet market. The company has decided to compete with its key rival Samsung, which has tablets with various screen sizes – from the 5-inch Galaxy Note, 7-inch Tab Plus, to the 8.9-inch and 10.1-inch Galaxy Tabs. Indeed, this diversity in products helps Samsung a lot. Asus might have understood the importance of having a 7-inch tablet, especially after the success of Amazon Kindle Fire. It is then image of a possible 7-inch Asus tablet has leaked into the web, which forces analysts to think that the Taiwan technology maker will be up with a small tablet at CES 2012.

    LG OLED display
    LG is reportedly to demonstrate a 55-inch organic light-emitting diode or OLED display at CES 2012. It will certainly be the world’s largest display with OLED technology. Until now, we have been familiar with OLED screen only on smartphones, tablets and TVs; well, as small screens only. But, the Korean consumer electronics maker is working to show off the world’s largest 55-inch OLED display, says LG Display’s CEO Dr. Sang Beom Han. According to Mr. Han, the company had “successfully addressed” the concerns while developing a large OLED panel. Indeed, LG’s 55-inch OLED display will be the major attraction of CES 2012.

    “The 55-inch panel boasts a contrast ratio in excess of 100,000:1 and a wider color gamut than regular LCD TVs, plus it’s incredibly thin at just 5mm – that’s slimmer than both the iPhone 4S and the Samsung Galaxy S II,” says the Digital Trends’ Andy Boxall.

    NajmTek U-Book
    NajmTek, a new notebook maker, is evidently to show up a notebook, dubbed U-Book aiming at multilingual users. Like Acer Iconia notebook, NajmTek U-Book will have a second touchscreen display, which can handle a variety of keyboard layouts for various global languages. NajmTek has been talking about this U-Book for a while. It is now expected that the U-Book will realize by the upcoming CES. The device will be powered either by a dual-core or quad-core processor, Nvidia GeForce Go GPU, a 250 or 500 GB hard drive, an HD webcam, memory card reader, Wi-Fi, HDMI port and Bluetooth.

    LG’s Intel Medfield smartphone
    Medfield is Intel’s reply to AMD’s ARM mobile processor. The leading PC chipmaker has decided to launch its own thin and lightweight mobile chips for smartphones and tablets. Until today, Intel has been a leader of chip making for desktops and laptops only. But, unfortunately, Intel is too late to enter into the mobile chip manufacturing, dominated by the U.K based firm ARM. Indeed, analysts have already announced that the tech world in 2012 will be remarkable with Intel’s foray into the mobile industry.

    In fact, Intel itself has plans to produce tablets and smartphones with its Medfield chips. Many other technology makers including LG are also in the forefront to bring out Android smartphones using the high performance Intel chips. “Personally, I doubt that LG Electronics will release phones running on Android software based on any Intel platform. It’s quite possible for LG to push Intel’s reference mobiles but with huge subsidies from Intel for promotion,” says one of high profile executives of the Korean firm.

    Samsung Galaxy S III
    Samsung has not yet made a word on its possible unveiling of the next generation Galaxy S phone. However, some rumor mills are of belief that the Korean technology maker would put on display a Tegra 3 processor mounted version of its Galaxy S at CES 2012. The device will also be an Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich smartphone. In fact, Samsung used to surface its Galaxy S model early second half of a year. But, under the new situations, especially after the popularity of Ice Cream Sandwich and Tegra 3 quad core processor, Samsung may show up its Galaxy S III a bit earlier. Otherwise, rivals like HTC, Motorola and Apple may take control of the market with some early products.