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The CES 2012 Attendance Numbers Are In!

Wednesday, January 18th, 2012

This year’s 2012 International CES was the largest in the event’s 44-year history, with a record numbers of attendees, exhibitors and show floor space, according to its owner and producer, the Consumer Electronics Association.

Initially the figures are projected at 153,000, including more than 34,000 international visitors, according to CEA, which conducts an independent audit of attendance at the International CES.

CEA estimated that more than 20,000 new products were launched at the 2012 CES, which also featured top executives participating in keynote sessions, including those from Mercedes, Wal-Mart, Intel, Ford, Verizon, Ford, eBay, GE, Google and Facebook.

The Nexus One – Google's New Flagship Android Device

Wednesday, January 6th, 2010

Yesterday, Google announced the long awaited Nexus One. This phone could be the first to give the iPhone a run for its money.

Nexus One operates on an updated version of the Android operating system. It has a 3.7-inch touch-screen, a 5-megapixel camera for video and photos, GPS, stereo Bluetooth connection for headphones, LED flash, Wi-Fi, and a noise cancelling mic for clearer conversations. The wow-factor? The Nexus One has speech dictation, eliminating the need to type. Users can speak and compose e-mail without touching the keyboard.

The Nexus One will retail at $179 with a two-year contract with T-Mobile or $529 with no contract. In the Spring of 2010, Verizon and Vodafone (a European wireless carrier) service will be also be available.

-Kelly B.

A Phone That Really Hears You

Wednesday, October 28th, 2009

Will Motorola’s new Droid be the future of smart phones? Available for pre-order now, the $199 Droid has some features that other smart phones don’t have.

Voice activated search is the stand-out characteristic this phone has that others don’t. How does it work? By using the voice-activated search, users will be able to say something like grocery store into the phone and it will immediately create a list of grocery stores in the area—with turn-by-turn and spoken directions.

Will the Droid give iPhone a run for its money, according to the executive vice president and chief marketing officer for Verizon, no. The Droid is looked at as more of an alternative to the iPhone—not a replacement.

Motorola boasts a richer web, sharper photos, and a DVD-quality recorder. It’s got the thinnest QWERTY sliding keyboard on the market and super-fast 3G speed for quicker searches.

Will you see the Droid at Abt? Come in or check out our selections of cell phones.

-Kelly B.