Gadgets that were on view at the show, held recently in Las Vegas
Laptops and tablets
Acer Iconis A500
This 10-inch android tablet by Acer sports the NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor, runs the latest version of Android and has a capacitive touchscreen. The tablet also has Acer's Clear.fl media sharing support, an HDMI port, 1080p output, a 13.3 mm profile, SkyCross antenna, a ZTE LTE wireless module, and Flash 10.1 support.
With the IdeaPad U1 hybrid, Lenovo has packed in the best of both worlds. The IdeaPad U1 Hybrid can be used as a netbook and, upon detachment from the computer’s chassis, as an Android 2.2 tablet. The tablet costs $500 (Rs.22,600 approximately) but this Hybrid netbook sells for $1500 (Rs.68,032 approx).
Samsung 7 Series
Samsung launched its PC 7 device at CES 2011. This, the first device in the range, is a slick tablet which features the Microsoft Windows 7 operating system and is powered by the upcoming Intel Atom processor platform. The PC 7 series comes with preloaded apps for music, video, photos, notes, weather, etc. The 7 Series is scheduled to be available in March, with a starting price of Rs.31,730.
Acer’s android baby
Acer showcased the Liquid Mini and BeTouch E210 Android smartphones. To be launched on April 11, the Liquid Mini has a 3.2-inch capacitive touchscreen, a 5-megapixel camera and the SocialJogger app for social networking. The BeTouch E210 runs on Android 1.6 Donut. The 2.6-inch touchscreen smartphone will release on March 11.