Rugged Motorola DEFY MINI and Stylish budget Motorola MOTOLUXE [CES 2012]

In the CES 2012, Motorola features the Motorola DEFY MINI which is a rugged water-proof and dust-proof smartphone and Motorola MOTOLUXE which is a stylish budget Android smartphone.

Starting with the DEFY MINI, it is packed with its ability to withstand harsh conditions and it is water-proof, dust-proof and comes with Corning Gorilla Glass which also makes it scratch proof. The DEFY MINI is advertised as a beginners entry into smartphones. It has a 3.2-inch touchscreen display, 3MP camera with flash, front facing VGA camera and a very heavy 1650mAh battery which gives you no problem using it over a full day.

The Motorola MOTOLUXE in the other hand is a stylish smartphone which falls into the low-mid level smartphone which also means it is a budget phone from Motorola. But despite it being a budget phone, the MOTOLUXE comes with great features like a 4-inch edge to edge touchscreen display, Android Gingerbread with MotoSwitch UI, 8MP autofocus camera with flash, VGA front facing camera, 800Mhz processor and a 1400mAh battery.

We are not sure these devices will be available in Malaysia or not but we hope they will. Pricing is still unavailable for the moment.

Click here for more info on DEFY MINI and MOTOLUXE



Lenovo’s K800: first Intel Medfield smartphone, Motorola will be second [CES 2012]

Intel promises us a smartphone of its own early this year and here we have it. The Lenovo K800 is Intel’s first Medfield smartphone to hit the market and China will be first to get it. During Intel’s keynote in CES 2012, they reveal that the K800 will be the first Intel-powered smartphone with Android 4.0. The device packs a 4.5-inch 720p display and will be shipping in Q2 this year. And the device look kinda nice and classy but the UI does not really look so good.

With that, Motorola and Intel also formed a partnership and announced it in CES 2012 that they will be in a multi-year, multi-device agressment which will see the Medfield powering the coming Motorola smartphones only after the Lenovo K800.

With this, we shall see how many phone manufacturers will be taking up the Intel chip and dropping Qualcomm and NVIDIA.

What do you think?



Sony SmartWatch: Simply a smarter watch [CES 2012]

Sony does not only unveiled all the Xperias on the CES 2012. There is another device/gadget alot smaller than any Xperias which is the Sony SmartWatch just unveiled by Sony. At the first glance, the SmartWatch looks like a iPod Nano mockup which takes the role of a watch also. But the SmartWatch has much more in its sleeve. The watch is clipable and detachable from the watch strap which comes in several color options. It also have the capabilities to connect to your Android phone via Bluetooth and act as a notifier, music player as well as answering calls and check on social networks like Facebook and Twitter. It has a capacitive touchscreen and goes well with any Sony phone running Android 2.1 and above.

Will you need one of these? or will you want one of these?

The SmartWatch will be prices around $149 which is around RM450. Not too expensive. What do yo think? Maybe if your a using a hideous Sony phone and you are shy to show it off to people, the Smart Watch is a great buy!


Microsoft’s Steve Ballmer keynote [CES 2012]

If you missed the keynote updates of Microsoft’s Steve Ballmer in the CES 2012,  don’t worry, Engadget have you all covered. Click here too read a recap on everything about the long awaited Steve’s (Ballmer not Jobs) keynote during the CES 2012. The keynote has many interesting stuffs like the Lumia 900, Mango with the groups and voice recognition features (failed by the way) and making a reservation with WP devices and a demo on Windows 8 and Xbox Kinect, all this with Ryan Seacrest as your host.

Just click here to read the full updates.

Nokia Lumia 900 lands on CES 2012 [CES 2012]

No actual date of availability and no pricing yet but we know that the Nokia Lumia 900 is here. Just being announced by Nokia, the Nokia Lumia 900 is the latest smartphone of the Lumia series which will be a successor for its predecessor, the Lumia 800.

This device looks great with a unibody polycarbonate build which makes the devices looks and feel very expensive and classy. No huge differences between the Lumia 900 and the Lumia 800 but the Lumia 900 gets a larger 4.3-inch ClearBlack display and packs other awesome stuffs such as:

  • 1.4GHz single-core CPU (same as Lumia 800)
  • 4.3-inch ClearBlack display (3.7-inch for Lumia 800)
  • 512MB of RAM (same as Lumia 800)
  • 8MP Carl Zeiss f/2.2 camera with LED flash (720p HD video capture) (same as Lumia 800)
  • 1.3MP front-facing camera that uses f/2.4 (none for Lumia 800)
  • Windows Phone 7.5 a.k.a Mango
  • 1,840mAh battery (fatty)
  • unibody polycarbonate build
  • LTE support

Nokia and Microsoft says that the Lumia 900 will likely be the first “must have” Windows Phone for many consumers.
If you are not a fan of iOS or Android, give this device a go! But sadly most of the specs are not an upgrade from the Lumia 800.

For more info, click here.



Sony Xperia S unveiled [CES 2012]

The Sony Xperia ion unveiled earlier is not the only trick up Sony’s sleeve with the new Sony Xperia S unveiled in the CES 2012. The Xperia S shared most of the specs with the Xperia Ion except for a smaller display and the lack of LTE support.

Xperia S specs:

  • 4.3-inch 1280×720 HD display (higher resolution compared to Ion due to smaller screen)
  • 16GB of on board storage
  • 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon S3 processor
  • 1GB of RAM
  • 12MP Exmor R camera (1080p video and Fast Capture technology)
  • 1.3MP front camera  (720p videos)
  • PlayStation certified DLNA and BRAVIA Sync
  •  HDMI connectivity
  • NFC
  • Android 2.3 Gingerbread (ICS coming in the 2nd quarter of 2012, just bear with it!)

Generally, we like the Ion more than the S…but the S is nothing less than a good phone. And some might prefer how it looks compared to the Ion. One thing cool about this phone is the transparent notification bar below the screen. Hmm…but it seems abit pointless.

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The all new Xperia Ion from Sony [CES 2012]

To start off, the name for this device is pretty cool. Sony Xperia Ion! From the name itself, we can feel that it is a very stylish, razor sharp thin smartphone packing great specs internally and we are so right! This device from Sony looks beautiful and come packed with tons of great specs. And anyone will look cool with it on their hand. One more reason for the coolness of its name is the dropping of Ericsson from Sony Ericsson making it only Sony and it is way cooler than before.

The Sony Xperia Ion is just unveiled in the CES 2012 where the company finally decided to open up the curtain on the anticipated new device from Sony.

The very solid built device packed specs as below:

  • 4.6-inch 1280×720 HD display
  • 16GB of on board storage
  • 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon S3 processor
  • Adreno 220 GPU
  • 1GB of RAM
  • 12MP Exmor R camera (1080p video and Fast Capture technology)
  • 1.3MP front camera  (720p videos)
  • PlayStation certified DLNA and BRAVIA Sync
  •  HDMI connectivity
  • NFC
  • Android 2.3 Gingerbread ( Y U No Ice Cream Sandwich?)

Click here for the hands-on from Engadget.

This device is certainly a great device from Sony to compete with Samsung and Motorola. And Sony is doing it right.

Stay tune for the final wrap-up for all the highlights from CES 2012 once the CES 2012 is over.