Consumer Electronics Show is an annual event which draws internationally recognized electronics manufacturers as well as a number of smaller ones. Alcatel might not be the most popular brand in the US, but the company now owned by TCL (the manufacturer which from now on will be making BlackBerry phones) didn’t come to Las Vegas empty-handed. Earlier today, Alcatel announced a 6-inch phablet for cheap price that rocks a fingerprint scanner and Android Nougat.
Alcatel announces 6-inch phablet for cheap price that offers a fingerprint scanner and Android Nougat
LG unveils LG K10, K8, K4 and K3 affordable Android Nougat phones along with the LG Stylus 3 phablet
Remember when few days ago we shared the news on LG’s plans to release five new phones during the first week of 2017? Today as the CES 2017 kicked off the company officially unveiled the phones. The upcoming devices are updates to the well-known affordable K line and the pen-enhanced Stylus phablet series. All of them come with improved optics, more powerful batteries and some even run Android Nougat out of box.
BlackBerry Mercury aka DTEK70 expected to get official at CES 2017 featuring classic Blackberry physical keyboard
Touch screens took world by storm bringing lots of fun to the table but also making life a little more difficult for those users who like to feel actual keys when they type. For a very long time BlackBerry was the only company which offered physical keyboards in its smartphones, but there came a day when even the Canadian manufacturer could no longer resist the trend. It seemed that we would have to say goodbye to physical keyboards forever but no – after all, BlackBerry remained faithful to its style. Now the company has a new device in the works. Called BlackBerry Mercury aka DTEK70, the phone is expected to get official at CES 2017 featuring a classic BlackBerry physical keyboard.
Although most mobile manufacturers plan to present their biggest premiers at Mobile World Congress in February, some big reveals are going to take place next month at CES. If to believe recent leaks LG will be one of the phone makers that will try to steal the CES show, introducing a slew of affordable smartphones featuring flagship-like specs.
Specializing in releasing premium Android smartphones at comparatively low pricing BLU has just introduced two new devices. At CES 2016 expo, the Florida-based manufacturer presented another members to its popular Vivo series, the Vivo 5 and Vivo XL. Both phablets combine great hardware and beautifully-crafted metal unibody design. Let’s take a close-up at them.
Alcatel is surely the manufacturer that try to stole the CES 2016 show. After expanding the Pixi line just few days ago, the company doesn’t simply rest on laurels and reveals another smartphone. Running the latest Windows OS the Alcatel OneTouch Fierce XL puts an end to the myth that Microsoft is the only mobile manufacturer making Windows 10 Mobile phones.
Back in June 2015 we reported on Google’s plans to create a Project Tango smartphone that should use the same 3D mapping technology as the Project Tango tablet. Using CES 2016 expo Lenovo officially announced partnership with Google to deliver the first consumer-ready smartphone employing the innovative technology and above that showcased device’s prototype. Additionally, at the same time Lenovo announced phasing out the Motorola brand after its complete merger in 2014.
This year’s CES is a really busy time for Chinese mobile manufacturers. Since premium players like Apple and Samsung aren’t particularly interested in the event, less popular brands in the US got an occasion to steal the limelight and be noticed on the market. Yesterday, ZTE in partnership with T-Mobile announced to launch a special entry-level smartphone dedicated the Magenta network enthusiasts. Called ZTE Avid Plus, the handset is scheduled to become available via T-Mobile as soon as on January 20 and later on via Metro PCS.
For years BlackBerry OS was the only software platform BlackBerry phones have to offer, naturally except the recently released BlackBerry Priv. However, this will change soon since the Canadian manufacturer announced to focus on launching Android-based smartphones. During an CES interview the company’s CEO John Chen shared the news that in 2016 we won’t see any new BlackBerry phones powered by its native software. Additionally, he also confirmed that so far reserved for AT&T, the BlackBerry Priv, will soon join T-Mobile, Verizon and Sprint network.
Having ambitious plans to win the US market Huawei cannot afford twiddling their thumbs. Using the perfect occasion to attract public attention given by the CES 2016, the company launched two new mid-range smartphones that will be available to US customers. The new Huawei GX8 and Honor 5X are expected to hit the US shore in the first quarter of 2016 packed with promising hardware and labeled with a comparatively budget-friendly price tags.
Alcatel ‘unleashes’ Pixi series including two cheap smartphones, a budget phablet and two affordable tablets
Alcatel has just introduced a new family of devices. Named Pixi the line consists of five new handsets, including two smartphones, two tablets and one phablet. All Pixi handsets, starting from the smallest 3.5-inch variant of the Pixi 4 to end up on the biggest member of the family an 8-inch Pixi 3 are entry-level offerings that deliver great user experience and attractive design at comparatively low price.
Consumer Electronic Sow 2016 hasn’t officially begun yet, but as it always happens, many manufacturers unveil their products in the days preceding the event. And it’s a good thing that they do it, because in the heat of presentations and press conferences some devices might not get all the attention they deserve. One of the manufacturers which didn’t wait until the official opening is LG. The Korean company just announced the LG K7 and LG K10 smartphones, and the good news is that one of them will be coming to the US market via Boost Mobile.
Popular for releasing low- and mid-tier phones, Archos has just unveiled two new cheap smartphone lines for 2016. Although just as usual both the Power and Cobalt are budget-friendly dual-SIM handsets that work on Android 5.1 Lollipop, they are oriented towards different types of customers’ needs. The Power series’ biggest selling point is its massive batteries offering long endurance wrapped in compact handsets, whereas the Cobalt line offers oversized smartphones suitable to phablet sector.
Smartphones seem to be very popular products these days and everyone wants to make one, even companies that have nothing to do with smartphone industry. Kodak, which is associated mostly with photography and film-making, is no different. The results of the company’s attempt to enter the smartphone world were presented at the CES 2015 in Las Vegas where the very first Kodak Android smartphone went official. Ladies and gentlemen, meet the Kodak IM5.
Some time ago Blocks Wearables officially announced their plan to construct their own modular smartwatch dubbed Blocks. This week, showcasing the Blocks prototypes at CES 2015, the manufacturer announces that the very first fully-customizable smartwatch, which will allow its users to build exactly the smart watch they want, is going to hit the market sooner than anyone expected. If you feel like wanting to create your very own exceptional smartwatch, let’s check what exactly Blocks Wearables is going to offer us.
Unlocked Panasonic Lumix CM1 coming to the US featuring 20MP camera, f/2.8 Leica lens, mechanical shutter and manual control ring
Mobile photography has a long tradition, almost as long as mobile phones themselves, but the times when you snapped occasional photo with your phone only once in a while because the quality was terrible are long gone. Now many smartphones can be advanced enough to easily replace digital cameras. If you still feel unsatisfied with the choice of cameraphones, beware as the unlocked Panasonic Lumix CM1 is coming to the US featuring 20-megapixel camera, f/2.8 Leica lens, mechanical shutter and manual control ring.
If there’s any phone reserving the right to be called a “super smartphone”, it’s the new Saygus V2. Debuting during this year’s CES the Saygus V2 houses a really impressive pack of specs offering its users memory space up to 320GB, which is what no other smartphone available on the market does. When few years ago the manufacturer announced its bold plans on conquering the Android phones market, no one believed that they would make it. Today, it looks like they’re keeping their promises.
Recently, BLU had its hands full of work announcing their new affordable LTE-capable smartphone series. And today, taking advantage of the fact that the eyes of the whole world are focused on CES 2015, the US mobile manufacturer has introduced another several new devices joining their lineup, including the ultra-thin Vivo Air, long-life battery Studio Energy and simple but reliable Life One Series. All phones are said to be the budget sector offerings scheduled to hit the market soon unlocked with prices rating between $179 and $199 without contract.
HTC unveils Desire 826 smartphone with UltraPixel selfie camera, 64-bit processor and Android 5.0 Lollipop
You may have already heard that HTC announced an entry-level handset – the Desire 320. This entry-level phone, however, is not the only device unveiled by the Taiwanese manufacturer at the ongoing Consumer Electronic Show in Las Vegas. The company also has a proposition for more demanding users – called Desire 826, the smartphone comes equipped with UltraPixel selfie camera, 64-bit processor and Android 5.0 Lollipop.
You may associate Lenovo mostly with PCs and laptops, but the company also makes phones, and pretty good ones actually. Last year Lenovo released the Vibe X2, and now at Consumer Electronic Show in Las Vegas, the Chinese manufacturer is back with a follow-up. Called Lenovo Vibe X2 Pro, the phone in simply words is an aluminum beauty designed for selfie lovers.