Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 7th Jan 2013 19:01 UTC
In the News It's the beginning of the year, so the Consumer Electronics Show is currently in full swing in the awesome city of Las Vegas. The thing is though - there's so much, pardon my Dutch, crap being announced it's hard to keep up. I have yet to see a single interesting thing to come out at CES so far, and I have little hope the next few days are going to be any better. That NVIDIA mobile gaming thing is mildly interesting, but as usual - no price, no release date. The Verge is spending loads of money on CES, so it has excellent coverage going on. Let's have a contest: if three months from now any of you can name three products announced at this year's CES (without cheating), I will force myself to use iOS for a week.
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Tegra 4 and, er, nothing else
by rklrkl on Mon 7th Jan 2013 21:28 UTC
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The Tegra 4 was the big announcement and could be pretty sweet in the successors to the Nexus 7 and 10 (though whether Asus and Samsung make those is up to debate). Of course, it happened on the very day I finally got to order a Nexus 10 (the UK Google Play Store has been out of stock 99% of the time since its launch).

The Nvidia games console will fail (screen is too small for one thing), though including a Tegra 4 and having access to Google Play games (I assume it does!) are actually smart moves that the Ouya and Gamestick completely fail at.

The YotaPhone - see http://reviews.cnet.com/smartphones/yotaphone/4505-6452_7-35560814.... - is an interesting dual screen idea, but why on a phone instead of a tablet? A 4.3" screen is too small for comfortable e-book reading, IMHO and also with two glass screens won't you be twice as likely to break a screen when you inevitably drop it?

No, CES was a bit dull - I think the excitement will come later in the year with new phone and tablet announcements with improved hardware (no doubt Qualcomm and others will come up with something to rival the Tegra 4). Galaxy S4 phone, new Nexus models etc.

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