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The Engadget Podcast Show 002: CES 2011 Part 2 – 01.06.2011

by Jon Cole in Games, TechJanuary 7th, 2011 @ 6:51 pm
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If you thought day negative 2/Engadget Podcast Show 001 market a day of tablets, the guys are quick to say that say negative one/Engadget Podcast Show 002 easily surpasses it. Sony opens things up, presenting the Xperia Arc Android smartphone running the new 2.3/Gingerbread version of the OS. They also reveal their new Bloggie line of camcorders, one of which offers a 1080p 3D recording mode and playback screen.

Mobile devices dominate the middle segment of the show, starting off with AT&T’s 4G data plans and future devices. The HTC Desire 4G is AT&T’s answer to the EVO 4G, which is essentially the same phone running on HSPA+ antenna technology. Motorola also presented a whole new line of devices, including the ridiculous Atrix smartphone with 1 gig of DDR2 RAM and a dock that allows it to be a small Linux device with a windowed mode for Android apps.

The guys burn quickly through Android 3.0 Honeycomb, praising the slick interface dedicated to tablet computers and wondering how companies will adapt to the new OS. The show wraps up with news from Microsoft’s conference, including the incredible sales of Kinect and new Kinect-related features for the Xbox 360.

00:04:41 – Live from Sony’s CES 2011 press event
00:09:05 – Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc announced, we go hands-on (update: video!)
00:11:24 – Kaz Hirai non-confirms the PlayStation Phone and tablet
00:12:55 – Sony adds three new Bloggie models, including the 1080p Bloggie 3D (update: hands-on video!)
00:14:15 – BlackBerry PlayBook preview
00:22:33 – BlackBerry 4G PlayBook coming to Sprint network this summer, obviously 4G compatible
00:24:30 – AT&T: both HSPA+ and LTE are ’4G,’ 20 such devices planned for this year
00:26:12 – HTC Inspire 4G goes official on AT&T
00:27:55 – Samsung Infuse 4G for AT&T eyes-on (Update: video)
00:29:10 – Live from Motorola’s CES 2011 press event!
00:29:49 – Motorola Droid Bionic hands-on
00:29:55 – Motorola launches CLIQ 2 on T-Mobile
00:32:00 – Motorola’s dual-core Atrix 4G announced for AT&T
00:32:50 – Motorola Atrix 4G’s Laptop Dock and Webtop app turn your phone into a smartbook
00:35:55 – Motorola accessorizes Xoom tablet with docks, cases and keyboards
00:41:15 – Google shows off Android 3.0, the ‘Entirely for Tablet’ Honeycomb (video)
00:43:00 – Motorola Xoom first hands-on! (update: video!)
00:45:30 – T-Mobile G-Slate announced: 4G, Android 3.0, made by LG
00:51:35 – Live from Microsoft’s CES 2011 keynote
00:52:00 – 8 million Kinect sensors sold in first 60 days
00:53:00 – Netflix and Hulu Plus with Kinect coming this spring to Xbox 360
01:03:13 – Microsoft confirms ARM support is coming in Windows, will play nice with SoCs too
01:19:09 – Notion Ink Adam hands-on preview (video)

Runtime – 1:21:09

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