This year’s Consumer Electronics Show doesn’t officially begin until Tuesday, but the action started over the weekend and things will really start to pick up today. LG’s press conference (11:00 a.m. Eastern/8:00 a.m. Pacific) kicked things off earlier this morning, and Samsung (5:00 p.m. Eastern/2:00 p.m. Pacific) and Nokia (6:00 p.m. Eastern/3:00 p.m. Pacific) both have big events scheduled for later today. There’s also Steve Ballmer’s keynote (9:30 p.m. Eastern/6:30 p.m. Pacific) this evening and it will be his last for the foreseeable future. There’s plenty going on indeed — we’ll be covering all the big events — and right now we’re excited to be bringing you live coverage of the AT&T Developer Summit, where CEO Ralph de la Vega will be joined by CMO David Christopher, CTO John Donovan and others. AT&T’s 4G LTE service is alive and kicking here in Las Vegas and we expect LTE to be a hot topic. We also expect the company to take the wraps off of a new device or two, so hit the jump and tune in for all of AT&T’s announcements as they break. More →
The Consumer Electronics show is always a massive event for the home entertainment industry, and 2012 is shaping up to be the biggest year yet. Hundreds of companies will showcase thousands of products, but among the companies that managed to generate some real buzz ahead of the show, LG really looks like it has some gems on its hands this year. The company previewed its new nearly borderless 55-inch OLED HDTV last week and it has a few Cinema Screen 3D models with just a 1-millimeter bezel surrounding its gorgeous display panels. LG surely has plenty more gear in store for us — including at least one smartphone and next-generation Google TV devices — so hit the break to watch all the action unfold in our live coverage. More →
To tech-obsessed consumers around the world, the start of a new year means more than watching the ball drop and having to hang a new calendar — it means the Consumer Electronics Show is right around the corner. CES is by far one of the biggest gear and gadget shows of the year, and CES 2012 is shaping up to be no exception. Smartphones ruled the connected world in 2011 and while 2012 is shaping up to be more of the same, CES will also see dozens of popular companies unveil hordes of new tablets, computers, TVs, home entertainment gear and plenty more. We’ll be in Las Vegas next week to bring you live coverage of all the press conferences and announcements you can handle, so be sure to tune in for all the latest CES news as it breaks.
We’re live from Barnes & Noble’s press conference here in New York City where the bookseller is expected to take the wraps off its sequel to the Nook Color tablet. Though the firm used a heavily customized, unrecognizable version of Google’s Android platform to power the original Nook Color, it is still one of the most popular Android tablets in the short history of the media tablet category. Barnes & Noble has reportedly shipped more than 3 million Nook Color slates to date, and with Amazon’s $199 Kindle Fire ready to heat things up beginning next week, we’re hoping B&N has a few surprises up its sleeve this morning to keep the space competitive. Hit the break for our live coverage and don’t forget to refresh the page often, or enable auto-refresh, for all the latest news as it breaks. More →
Barnes & Noble is holding a press conference on Monday morning where the company is expected to unveil a new color eBook reader that will go head-to-head with Amazon’s upcoming Kindle Fire tablet. According to a recent report, the slate in question will be Barnes & Noble’s Nook Color 2 and it will feature a 7-inch 1024 x 600-pixel display, 16GB of storage, 1GB of RAM and a dual-core 1.2GHz TI OMAP 4 processor. Rumors also suggest the tablet will be priced at $249, $50 more than the hotly anticipated Amazon Kindle Fire, but nothing is confirmed until Barnes & Noble executives take the stage on Monday morning.
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We’re live outside the Apple Store on 5th Avenue in New York City where Apple has just unveiled the redesign of its iconic glass cube. This is easily one of the most recognizable Apple retail outlets in the world, and the new design makes it infinitely more elegant. There are now fewer glass panels than before and the redesign looks terrific in the morning light. A few store employees are standing outside making sure that nobody will “get fingerprints on the glass” before the grand opening. We’ll be taking more photos once the store opens but in the meantime, check out our images of Apple’s new 5th Avenue store in the gallery below.
UPDATE: The doors are now open and we’ve added almost 30 new images to the gallery, including several of the redesigned interior of the store.
We’re live from HTC’s New York City media event where HTC is expected to announce the HTC Rezound for Verizon Wireless. It’s the first smartphone that should come with Beats audio built-in, and in addition, the display is rumored to pack in a full 720p resolution screen, and run the latest version of HTC Sense for Android. There might be a surprise or two in store as well, so hit the break for all the live coverage. More →
HTC is holding a press conference today at 3:00 p.m. Eastern, 12:00 p.m. Pacific to unveil its latest “latest innovation.” That innovation is expected to be a king-sized Android powerhouse dubbed “HTC Rezound” that is expected to land on Verizon Wireless ahead of the holidays. Beyond the presence of Beats Audio, as tipped in the event invitation pictured above, the Rezound will supposedly sport a 4.3-inch 720p HD display, a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM and an 8-megapixel camera, hopefully on par with the terrific camera touted by the Titan. Nothing is set in stone until it comes from from the horse’s mouth, however, and we only have a few hours left until HTC unveils the newest edition to its smartphone lineup.
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We’re live at Motorola and Verizon Wireless’s press conference in New York City where the smart money is on a fresh new DROID smartphone that will launch in the coming weeks. Motorola’s new full-touch DROID is expected to be RAZR-thin, and it will feature some pretty formidable specs according to BGR’s exclusive report from last week. With a $99 iPhone 4, the iPhone 4S, Motorola’s new DROID and a brand new Galaxy Nexus all set to be on store shelves before the holidays, it looks like Verizon is once again the place to be for high-end smartphone fans. Hit the break for our live coverage of the press conference, which is scheduled to kick off at 12:00 p.m. EDT, 9:00 a.m. PDT. More →
Call it the DROID HD, call it the DROID RAZR, call it the Spyder or call it whatever else you want… in a few short hours we’ll be calling Motorola’s new smartphone the sleekest new Android phone on the planet. Until tonight, at least. Motorola and Verizon Wireless have teased us with a suggestive video that touts the smartphone as faster, thinner, smarter and stronger, and BGR exclusively reported key specs last week. All that’s left now is an official unveiling and a few tests to see how strong that Kevlar case really is.
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Sprint announced back in August that it would be hosting a “Strategy Update” meeting today, and the uncommon phrasing set our imaginations aflutter. Will it be about the iPhone? Well, we already know Sprint will carry both the iPhone and iPhone 4S beginning the 14th, but Sprint has been eerily quiet about finally procuring the world’s most popular smartphone so we wouldn’t be surprised to hear more about it today. There’s also a supposed $20 billion deal with Apple that the company inked recently, so perhaps we’ll hear about that. Will Sprint elaborate on its 4G plans? The carrier said in July that it worked out a deal with LightSquared to adopt 4G LTE, but LightSquared is having issues lately and again, Sprint has been awfully quiet lately. We’re just minutes away from getting the skinny straight from the horse’s mouth, so hit the break for our live coverage of Sprint’s press conference, which is scheduled to begin at 9:30 a.m. Eastern, and don’t forget to refresh the page for all the latest updates. More →
We’re less than 24 hours away from the unveiling of what many believe to be the iPad’s first real competition: a low-cost Amazon tablet with a customized version of Google’s Android OS that includes with deep integration with a variety of Amazon services. Kindle eBooks, streaming movies and TV shows, Amazon’s MP3 music store, videos on demand, streaming music via Cloud Player, Amazon Prime perks and more are expected from the 7-inch slate, which will reportedly be called the “Amazon Kindle Fire.” BGR reported exclusive details surrounding Amazon’s first tablet back in May — alongside early details surrounding Amazon’s upcoming second tablet, the quad-core 10-inch “Hollywood” slate — and we can’t wait to see the Kindle Fire finally get official on Wednesday morning.
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HTC is hosting an event this morning in New York City and while the topic of conversation is still a bit of a mystery, we can safely assume whatever the Taiwan-based smartphone vendor unveils today will be stylish. Invitations sent to press earlier this month invited us to “come celebrate in style,” and while Fashion Week officially ended last Thursday, it looks like HTC is having trouble letting go. Live coverage of the event begins in just a few hours around 9:00 a.m., and all of the live action can be followed after the break! More →