CES 2013 kicked off on Monday 7th January with a day full of conferences and events hosted by the exhibitors of the event, those who have new product launches to announce and share with the waiting world. Here, we highlight some of these stories.
The highlight for us was the Sony Xperia Z. The Sony Xperia Z runs Android JellyBean 4.1 on a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro quad core CPU with 2GB of RAM. This device however is unique offering a waterproof and dustproof body which has only been seen previously in the mid-tier range of devices. A 13 megapixel camera and full HD Video Capture on a 5" display make this a real contender in 2013. We already have this device available on pre-order with a price promise.
CES 2013 is also the launchpad for Alcatel as they bring three new devices to the smartphone market
The Idol, the Idol Ultra, and the Scribe HD with a 5" display were all unveiled at CES 2013 and the latter weighs in at just 110g.
The Idol comes complete with a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, a 4.7"display and an 8MP rear camera. The front camera is also capable of 2 megapixel quality. The Idol Ultra has launched as the thinnest smartphone in the world. At an astonishing 6.45mm thick but with a 1.2GHz dual-core processor and a 8MP rear camera this is a high quality device. This number has a 4.7" display also using Android JellyBean
Finally, Alcatel launch the Scribe HD. This beauty has a 5 inch display and incorporates a MediaTek MT6589 quad-core chipset. This handset runs Jelly Bean, has an 8 megapixel camera and supports 4G speeds.