CES: Android phones jockey for position

CES: Android phones jockey for position

Summary: A range of manufacturers from Acer to Samsung have unveiled new Android smartphones at CES 2011 in Las Vegas

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  • HTC Thunderbolt

    The US used to be something of a backwater for mobile phones.

    That's no longer the case, as is demonstrated by the launch of these handsets at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2011 in Las Vegas this week. The HTC Thunderbolt (pictured) is a particularly good example, as it's one of several Android devices launched at the show that uses the new '4G' LTE communications standard. The US has LTE, but the UK is at least three years off making the upgrade from 3G.

    The Android 2.2-equipped Thunderbolt, which will be released through Verizon Wireless, has a large 4.3-inch screen and an 8-megapixel rear camera, along with integrated Skype and a 1.3-megapixel forward-facing camera for videoconferencing. It also has a flip-out stand, which should make videoconferencing more comfortable.

    Photo credit: Sarah Tew/CNET News

  • LG Revolution

    Like the HTC Thunderbolt, the LG Revolution has a 4.3-inch screen and will be available on Verizon Wireless's 4G network.

    It also has a forward-facing camera for Skype videoconferencing and runs on Android 2.2 (also known as Froyo). It has a single-core 1GHz processor and HDMI connectivity.

    Photo credit: Nicole Lee/CNET News

Topics: CES, Mobility, Smartphones

David Meyer

About David Meyer

David Meyer is a freelance technology journalist. He fell into journalism when he realised his musical career wouldn't pay the bills. David's main focus is on communications, as well as internet technologies, regulation and mobile devices.

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